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We want to know what you think about projects and issues that affect our district

We rely on you to get involved and have your say on the future of your community. Your input, ideas and suggestions will help us with our decisions.

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Current consultations

Māori Freehold Land Rates Postponement and Remission Policy

Council has reviewed its Māori Freehold Land Rates Postponement and Remission Policy (the Policy) and is now proposing some amendments to the Policy as a result of the review.   Before making any final decisions, we’d like to know your views.

Follow the link below for more information on the proposal and how to make a submission.

Publicly notified Resource Consents

Notable trees - call for nominations

Protect what you love by nominating a tree for addition to the notable tree schedule of the District Plan.

A review of the existing list of notable trees in the District Plan is needed and we want to know which special trees, in public spaces, should be added. Nominations close on 23 June 2022.

Notable trees are a living record of the history of Kaipara. They often have historic, scenic, or scientific significance that warrant protection in the District Plan.

Nominated trees will be assessed by a qualified arborist and may then be added to the District Plan. Not all trees nominated will be added to the schedule. Notable trees will be assessed using the Standard Tree Evaluation Method (STEM) developed by Ron Flook in 1996. This assessment method is widely accepted and has been adopted by the New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and the NZ Arboricultural Association.

You can read more about notable trees in the District Plan in the Historical Heritage, Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori and Notable Trees Discussion Document.

Nominate a tree

You can nominate a notable tree by sending the following details about the tree to districtplanreview@kaipara.govt.nz before 23 June 2022.

  • Location of the tree – try to give a specific address if possible
  • A photo of the tree or stand of trees
  • Type of tree (e.g. Pōhutukawa, Rimu, or Oak)
  • How old the tree is (if you know)
  • Why you believe this tree should be added to the notable trees list

You can read more about the District Plan Review on the Kaipara District Plan Review website.

Proposed Fees and Charges for 2022/2023

The submission period for the Proposed Fees and Charges for 2022/2023 has now closed.