News

2018

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.


2017

24/11/17 | Revaluation changes for Kaipara

Quotable Value have completed their valuations for the Kaipara district.


24/11/17 | Nominations for Mayor Open

Nominations for the vacant Mayoral seat in Kaipara are open from Friday 24 November 2017.


10/10/17 | By-Election Details

With the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Mayor (effective 15 November 2017) these are the proposed dates for the Vacancy By-Election.


09/10/17 | Mayor Gent to tender resignation

The Mayor of Kaipara District Council, Greg Gent, has today announced his intention to resign after the Council meeting on Tuesday 14 November 2017.


24/08/17 | NZTA - More consistent speed limits to improve safety through Kaiwaka

Changes to speed limits on State Highway 1 through Kaiwaka township will make it safer for residents and road users.

Following support and positive public feedback and consultation the NZ Transport Agency is introducing more consistent speed limits, which means there will be lower limits over a greater stretch of the highway.


14/06/17 | Appointment of Crown Manager

Kaipara District Council welcomes today’s announcement from the Associate Minister of Local Government Jacqui Dean of the appointment of Peter Winder as Crown Manager. The continued Crown Support and direction on a range of outstanding legal matters before Council will allow the Elected Members to continue to focus on the future development of Kaipara, whilst ensuring an efficient and effective resolution to the historic legal actions.


16/03/17 | Employment Court strikes out Council case against a Former Chief Executive

The Employment Court has ruled that Kaipara District Council’s case against its former Chief Executive Jack McKerchar is struck out because of a 2011 agreement reached between Mr McKerchar and the previous Council that the parties would not sue each other in the future.


09/03/17 | Localised flooding possible from heavy rain across Northland

Please refer to the Northland Regional Council’s facebook page to check out updates for weather (from the MetService) and to AA Roadwatch for roading information. 

Civil Defence emergency management facebook page.


20/01/17 | Mangawhai Water Supplies

Kaipara District Council (KDC) is pleased to announce that support has been arranged to assist the Mangawhai community access water deliveries to their water tanks that are running dry through the lack of recent rain.


2016

28/10/16 | Council to retain the simplicity and low-key feel for Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai

Based on community feedback to the draft Concept Plan for Alamar Crescent, Kaipara District Council plans to retain the simplicity and low-key feel for the area and only make some safety improvements at this point.


03/10/16 | Taharoa Domain plans finalised and education centre secured

On Monday 26 September 2016 Kaipara District Council adopted the new Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Reserve Management Plan 2016, setting the direction of the management of the Kai Iwi Lakes for the next decade.


22/09/16 | Maungaraho Rock climb re-opens

The spectacular scenery from the top of Maungaraho Rock will again be opened up for those keen to make the climb to the top.

The Summit Track was closed at the end of 2015 because of safety concerns. The old cable and ladder have gone, replaced with a much safer chain grab system. While the means to get to the top of this impressive peak is now safe and secure, it will still take fitness and ability to make the climb, General Manager Community, Venessa Anich says.


21/06/16 | Phone & Internet outage

3.00pm Update
Phones, email and internet are now up and running. Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

2.00pm Update
Our phones are now operating. Our email and internet are still not available. We are still working on the server to get this restored, and will keep you updated.

11am Phone & Internet outage.
We apologise – the Council’s phone and email is not available right now. We are working on fixing it as fast as possible and will advise as soon as this is fixed.


14/06/16 | Council proposes improvements for Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai

Concept plans for improvements on Alamar Crescent at Mangawhai Heads are up for discussion within the Mangawhai community.

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30/05/16 | Collaborative water sampling programme in the Mangawhai Harbour

The health and sustainability of the Mangawhai Harbour is the focus of a new water testing programme that is about to get underway in Mangawhai Harbour.

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11/05/16 | Council appoints new Chief Executive

Kaipara District Council has appointed Graham Sibery as its new Chief Executive for a five-year term.

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09/05/16 | Council consulting on Wastewater Drainage Policy and Bylaw

Kaipara District Council wants to hear from the community about proposed amendments to its Wastewater Drainage Policy and Bylaw, with submissions now open until 01 June 2016.

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03/05/16 | Court rules on appeal

The Supreme Court today declined leave for the Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association (MRRA) to appeal the Court of Appeal’s dismissal of their appeal. The Court awarded costs of $2,500 against the MRRA.

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26/04/16 | Council seeks feedback on Annual Plan

Kaipara District Council is getting out and about in May to connect with the community about the Annual Plan and other projects.
Commissioner Chair John Robertson says there are no significant changes from the Long Term Plan.

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31/03/16 | Strong public response to Kai Iwi Lakes consultation

Kaipara’s public has provided a strong response to the Council’s consultation on the Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Draft Reserve Management Plan. Click here for full media release.


30/03/16 | Joint Statement: Kaipara District Council and Auditor-General Settle Dispute

The Kaipara District Council and the Auditor-General have agreed to settle the claim by the Council against the Auditor-General in connection with audit issues identified in the Auditor-General’s report Inquiry into the Mangawhai community wastewater scheme tabled in
Parliament in December 2013.

The Kaipara District Council and the Auditor-General have agreed to settle the claim by the Council against the Auditor-General in connection with audit issues identified in the Auditor-General’s report Inquiry into the Mangawhai community wastewater scheme tabled in Parliament in December 2013.

The Kaipara District Council and the Auditor-General have agreed to settle the claim by the Council against the Auditor-General in connection with audit issues identified in the Auditor-General’s report Inquiry into the Mangawhai community wastewater scheme tabled in Parliament in December 2013. Click here for full media release.


26/02/16 | Local Government Funding Agency approves Council for funding

The New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency has confirmed Kaipara District Council is now able to join the agency. This means that Council will be able to borrow at lower, more competitive rates than it has been able to previously. Click this link to access the full media release on LGFA approves Council for funding