A proposed $8.4M Kaipara complex that would house up to 80 local authority staff from two different councils is being hailed as both a good investment and a sign of ongoing confidence in Dargaville’s future.
The proposed Hokianga Rd building would be developed by the Northland Regional Council and about a dozen of its operational field staff, associated vehicles and specialist equipment would also be based there. However, the Kaipara District Council – and about 65 of its staff, most in administrative roles – would also be a key tenant.
A recent funding round of the Kaipara District Council Community Grants awarded $99,995 to 23 groups across the Kaipara District.
An independent report conducted by Burnette O’Connor from Barker & Associates was part of the Council agenda today (Thursday 29 August 2019). The report was a result of a Notice of Motion at an earlier Council meeting, undertaking an independent review of the processes and procedures used by Council’s regulatory team to measure the efficiency of consents processing and how outcomes could be improved.
In February 2019 at Otamatea Marae the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, with the support of Minister Shane Jones, announced funding from the PGF to increase resources to support regional economic growth for the Kaipara region.
15/08/19 | MELA Funds awarded for 2019
At its recent committee meeting, the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) Committee awarded a total of $118,754.55 of funding to various community projects around the Mangawhai Harbour.
24/06/19 | Council Candidate Evenings
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to stand for a role on your district or regional council?
Maybe as mayor? Possibly as a district or regional councillor?
Before you make up your mind there’s an opportunity to find out more on this year’s local government elections at a number of candidates’ information evenings. Hear about where the council is up to, what projects and challenges are on the horizon, and what sort of people council need to address the future.
Dargaville Library recently received new public computers. Gone are the five old PCs and in there place are a new colour printer, four Chrome stations and 12 Chromebooks with touch screens!
Free 24 hour wifi is still available around the building.
Kaipara District Council has achieved another exciting milestone following our Environmental Health accreditation assessment audit by Joint Accreditation Services Australia, New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) which closed with zero non-conformances. Kaipara is the first council to go through the Food accreditation programme without any non-conformities.
At a council meeting held Thursday 02 May 2019 Kaipara District Council passed a resolution to sign the Local Government New Zealand Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration.
The declaration, facilitated by Local Government New Zealand, represents an aspirational call to action on behalf of regional and territorial authorities in the face of Climate Change.
23/03/18 | Kai Iwi Lakes Facilities Upgrade
Kai Iwi Lakes is to benefit from funding through the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment allowing Kaipara District Council to progress its planned project for additional toilet facilities and a campervan dump station at Lake Waikare.
20/03/18 | Mayor meets Ministers from Vanuatu
Kaipara District Council were proud to host a delegation of government officials from Vanuatu recently, including Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Andrew Solomon Napuat.Vanuatu meets Kaipara.
23/02/18 | Kotui Software to Launch at Kaipara Libraries
Kaipara district libraries will turn a new digital page next month with the launch of their new library system, Kotui.
07/02/18 | Good Dog Ownership
Dogs are very special animals. They make great family pets or working dogs and can be extremely loyal. Dogs depend on their owners and their human family to provide for all of their needs to be met; the needs of warmth, shelter, food, water, medical care and adequate exercise for the size, type and breed of dog.
31/01/18 | Street Lights to be replaced in Kaipara
Kaipara District Council has secured a total budget of $1.20 million (comprised of shared funding from the government (85%) and Kaipara District Council(15%)) to accelerate its LED street lighting programme.