Have your Say

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.

Tell us what you think

Current consultations - 

Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy

Council would like to hear your views on Council’s Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy. In 2016 The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) was amended to allow councils to choose whether they wanted to adopt a Policy that allowed shops to open in all or some of their districts or cities on Easter Sunday. Kaipara District Council adopted its first Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy (the Policy) in 2017.

Council is now required under the Act to review the Policy and to consult with the community as part of that review.

While Council considers the Policy is working well, we want to hear your views on whether we should consider changing it as part of this review. There are only three options available for Council to consider for the Policy:

  • Keep the Policy as it is: Allow trading in the whole District on Easter Sunday
  • Revoke the Policy: Have no Policy and trading on this day reverts to being regulated by the Act, which means only certain shops can open.
  • Amend the Policy: Only allow trading in specific areas in the District.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 5pm and you can tell us your views in person on 26 August 2021.

What will happen with your feedback? All feedback received will be summarised and reported back to the Panel to support their deliberations on the proposal. They will receive copies of all written submissions as well.

Representation Review

In order to ensure councils continue to provide fair and effective representation for individuals and communities, they’re required by law (the Local Electoral Act 2001), to review their elected representation arrangements at least every six years.

Our last review was in 2018, so we’re checking in with our community again in 2021. Read more about the Representation Review 2021.

Recently closed consultations

Long Term Plan 2021-2031 

In March and April we took feedback and submissions on our consultation document. Next up is hearings, and deliberations meetings as part of the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 process. Submission on this closed Friday 02 April 2021.

We also set out our proposed Fees and Charges for 2021/2022 (closed April 02 2021)