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Dargaville Library to close for roof repair
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to close for roof repair

  • April 09, 2024

Dargaville Library will close for 3-4 days (weather dependent) for repairs to the roof.

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Online map shows latest slip repair details
Baylys Beach Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

Online map shows latest slip repair details

  • March 28, 2024

A new online mapping tool developed by Northland’s three district councils shows the latest repair plans for the remaining slips still affecting district roads following severe weather events that hit the region during 2022-23.

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Testing the market for roading services
Community Roads

Testing the market for roading services

  • March 22, 2024

Kaipara District Council has gone to the open market for a new roading contractor as the current contract with Ventia comes to a close. 

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Keep it up (down) Dargaville!
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Keep it up (down) Dargaville!

  • March 20, 2024

Dargaville and Baylys Beach residents have responded to the call to preserve water under Level 3 water restrictions.

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February roading report
Dargaville Footpaths Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

February roading report

  • March 19, 2024

Our team made the most of February’s mixed bag of weather.

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Pouto wharf update - March 2024
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Wharves

Pouto wharf update - March 2024

  • March 07, 2024

Work on Pouto wharf has been progressing well during weather and tidal windows, with the crew taking every opportunity to complete piling works, concreting, and install bearers. With most of the piles now in place, the crew are focused on completing the bracing and joists over the next fortnight.

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Feedback wanted on Mangawhai Community Park Master Plan
Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Parks Planning and Building

Feedback wanted on Mangawhai Community Park Master Plan

  • March 01, 2024

In 2023, we asked the community for feedback on the Master Plan for Mangawhai Community Park. The Mangawhai Community Park Governance Committee used that feedback to prepare a draft master plan.

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Final repairs on Devich Road bridge to start Monday
Bridges Mangawhai Roads

Final repairs on Devich Road bridge to start Monday

  • March 01, 2024

Devich Road bridge will close again from next week while contractors carry out final repairs.

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January roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

January roading report

  • February 29, 2024

January saw our teams commence routine spraying rounds, pavement repairs are full steam ahead and preseals and reseals are underway across the district.

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SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure – detour routes in place
Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure – detour routes in place

  • February 26, 2024

State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills is now closed for crucial recovery works. Detour routes through the Kaipara district are open and operating.

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Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use

  • February 23, 2024

Residents in Dargaville and Baylys Beach are urged to reduce water use after use has risen slightly since Level 3 water restrictions came into force on 12 February.

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It's Northland Time - campaign to promote Northland
Roads Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Te Kopuru

It's Northland Time - campaign to promote Northland

  • February 22, 2024

A nationwide campaign to promote Northland during the Brynderwyn Hills closure is just kicking off and will run throughout the period of the closure.

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Volunteers recognised for contribution to community
Citizen Awards Community Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Te Kopuru

Volunteers recognised for contribution to community

  • February 16, 2024

Four Kaipara citizens have been recognised for their services to the community at the annual Kaipara Citizen’s Awards. 

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Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work
Bridges Infrastructure projects Roads

Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work

  • February 13, 2024

Two bridges in Tangiteroria will undergo essential works this year to improve safety and restore full vehicle access, resulting in temporary closures on Omana Road and Pukehuia Road.

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December roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Footpaths Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

December roading report

  • February 12, 2024

Our roading teams worked hard throughout December to prepare our roads for a surge in traffic over the summer.

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Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville

  • February 12, 2024

Water restrictions have been introduced for Dargaville and surrounds, with residents across the entire Kaipara district being urged to use the precious resource wisely.

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Detour routes and dates confirmed for upcoming SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa Roads

Detour routes and dates confirmed for upcoming SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure

  • February 09, 2024

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has confirmed detour routes and dates ahead of the upcoming closure of State Highway 1 (SH1) Brynderwyn Hills for critical restoration work.

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Community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara
Community Culture Dargaville

Community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara

  • February 08, 2024

Hundreds of people descended on Taha Awa Riverside Gardens on Tuesday 6 February to mark Waitangi Day with music, cultural performances, activities, kai, and community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara.

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Kerbside recycling changes from 1 February 2024 – what does this mean for you?
Dargaville Hakaru Rubbish and Recycling

Kerbside recycling changes from 1 February 2024 – what does this mean for you?

  • February 02, 2024

Aerosol cans and aluminium foil or foil trays are no longer on the list for kerbside recycling collections in Kaipara district.

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Preparing SH1 eastern detour route
Mangawhai Roads

Preparing SH1 eastern detour route

  • January 31, 2024

With the Brynderwyn closure fast approaching, we’ve been busy preparing detour routes for additional traffic.

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Alternative routes to Northland ready for SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure
Roads Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa

Alternative routes to Northland ready for SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure

  • January 24, 2024

Roading crews have made strong progress improving and stabilising the local alternative routes around the Brynderwyn Hills in anticipation of additional traffic due to the upcoming closure of SH1 Brynderwyn Hills

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Parking officers on patrol
Mangawhai Roads

Parking officers on patrol

  • January 24, 2024

Visiting Kaipara’s hot spots this summer? Please park considerately or risk taking an infringement (fine) home with you. 

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Free family fun day to celebrate Waitangi Day
Culture Dargaville

Free family fun day to celebrate Waitangi Day

  • January 18, 2024

Bring your friends and whānau to enjoy live entertainment, cultural performances, interactive craft and toi Māori stalls, some delicious kai, a healing space and so much more!

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November roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

November roading report

  • December 22, 2023

We are now into the final stretch of 2023 and are pushing hard to complete outstanding work before the end of the year.

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Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project update
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Roads

Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project update

  • December 21, 2023

An update on the Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project from Kaipara District Council Chief Executive, Jason Marris.

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Calling Kaipara vendors!
Community Culture Dargaville

Calling Kaipara vendors!

  • December 21, 2023

Are you a local food vendor, business owner, artist or creative? Come and be part of a community event to celebrate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi!

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Freedom campers welcome at Glinks Gully and Kellys Bay
Campgrounds Glinks Gully Kellys Bay Parks

Freedom campers welcome at Glinks Gully and Kellys Bay

  • December 12, 2023

Glinks Gully and Kellys Bay recreation reserves are open to freedom campers this summer.

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October roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

October roading report

  • December 12, 2023

Despite the unexpected interruption from Cyclone Lola,October was a very productive month on roads across Kaipara.

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Mangawhai Community Park is getting a spruce up
Community Mangawhai Parks

Mangawhai Community Park is getting a spruce up

  • December 06, 2023

Downer, our contractors, along with community volunteers (including Friends of Mangawhai Community Park) will be knocking back pest plants in Mangawhai Community Park.

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Working Party to accelerate Dargaville Town Hall restoration
Council business Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031 Planning and Building

Working Party to accelerate Dargaville Town Hall restoration

  • December 01, 2023

Replacement of Dargaville’s Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall Annex after its demolished is to get a hurry-along with an Elected Member working group established to give the project more focus.

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Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads Stormwater

Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed

  • November 22, 2023

We have now finalised the design for Wood Street. A huge thanks to everyone who has been involved over the years and through the design trials to get to this permanent design.

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Kaipara slip repair timeline announced
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara slip repair timeline announced

  • November 17, 2023

More than half of the 71 slips still impacting Kaipara roads in the wake of multiple severe weather events that hit Northland earlier this year should be repaired by the middle of next year.

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Devich Road bridge repairs kick off next week
Bridges Mangawhai Roads

Devich Road bridge repairs kick off next week

  • November 09, 2023

Repairs on Devich Road bridge are set to start next week.

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Better off Funding goes towards community hubs
Dargaville Funding Mangawhai Planning and Building Three Waters Review

Better off Funding goes towards community hubs

  • November 08, 2023

Designs for two community hubs will proceed as originally planned after a motion agreed by Council to reallocate the funding did not receive iwi support.

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Ex-cyclone Lola - Road conditions in Kaipara
Roads

Ex-cyclone Lola - Road conditions in Kaipara

  • October 30, 2023

UPDATED: 9.30am Tuesday 31 October 2023.

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Kaipara District Council at community markets
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Maungaturoto Rates

Kaipara District Council at community markets

  • October 27, 2023

Over the next two weekends, Kaipara District Council Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about attending markets around the district.

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Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023
Annual Report Council business Roads

Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023

  • October 27, 2023

Kaipara District Council has adopted their Annual Report for 2022/2023. The report was unanimously adopted in the 25 October meeting.

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Suite of renewals and upgrades shores up water resilience
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Ruawai Water

Suite of renewals and upgrades shores up water resilience

  • October 24, 2023

A number of infrastructure renewals and upgrades completed in recent years have strengthened water security in Kaipara.

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Life at the beach - a real possibility
Campgrounds Glinks Gully Kellys Bay Dargaville Ripiro Beach

Life at the beach - a real possibility

  • October 20, 2023

Sand, surf and sun are the stuff of classic Kiwi holidays and many memories have been made at beach campgrounds.

That beach lifestyle could be yours.

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September roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

September roading report

  • October 17, 2023

We are only just on the other side of Winter and are already feeling the benefits of warmer and drier weather.

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Lower car park at Mangawhai Heads Recreation Reserve remains closed
Mangawhai Parks

Lower car park at Mangawhai Heads Recreation Reserve remains closed

  • October 11, 2023

We’ve been working with Mangawhai Surf Club on temporary lifeguard facilities.

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Government funding boosts flood resilience
Dargaville Emergency Management Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater

Government funding boosts flood resilience

  • October 09, 2023

Kaipara is set to benefit from $2.6 million recently announced by the Government to boost resilience and reduce the risk of major flood damage.

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One step closer to improved connectivity
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects

One step closer to improved connectivity

  • September 29, 2023

Dargaville residents and visitors are one step closer to easier and safer active transport options after Kaipara District Council’s decision to progress the Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project.

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August roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

August roading report

  • September 29, 2023

The end of another winter gave us some much-needed sunshine and blue skies. Now with Spring upon us and the days getting longer, our focus moves to pavement works.

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Ceremony concludes long journey for new citizens
Community Culture Dargaville

Ceremony concludes long journey for new citizens

  • September 28, 2023

Twenty-one Kaipara residents were welcomed as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville. 

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Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing
Kaipara Libraries Joint projects Dargaville Community

Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing

  • September 25, 2023

Soon, Dargaville and Te Kopuru locals will see little libraries popping up around the community.

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 Feedback on proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville
Roads Funding Footpaths Dargaville

Feedback on proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville

  • September 20, 2023

We received 320 submissions from the community on proposed connectivity improvements between residential Dargaville and the town centre.

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Northland roading improvements to ramp up
Roads

Northland roading improvements to ramp up

  • September 19, 2023

Northland’s three District Council roading teams are gearing up for a major resurfacing and road repair programme in the hope wet weather is set to ease.

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Kaipara communities celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori
Mangawhai Dargaville Culture Community

Kaipara communities celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori

  • September 18, 2023

More than 900 voices from the east and west of Kaipara celebrated te reo Māori with waiata as the clock struck 12pm on Rāpare 14 o Hepetema (Thursday 14 September). 

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Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward
Community Dargaville District Plan

Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward

  • September 05, 2023

The ‘Trifecta Development Area’ planned on the outskirts of Dargaville moved to the next phase after Kaipara District Council accepted the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on 30 August 2023.

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Removing problem trees to build Northland’s resilience and warm its people
Roads Joint projects Funding Emergency Management Community

Removing problem trees to build Northland’s resilience and warm its people

  • September 05, 2023

A new collaborative project has arisen from the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, which aims to build Northland’s resilience to future adverse weather events by tackling the problem of fallen and at-risk trees.

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Te Ara o Te Whai - Mangawhai boardwalk opens to public
Annual Plan Culture Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Te Ara o Te Whai - Mangawhai boardwalk opens to public

  • August 31, 2023

Sunny weather and an incoming tide provided the perfect backdrop to open the Mangawhai boardwalk to a large gathering last week.

The boardwalk is the second phase of the Mangawhai shared path project, connecting the village to the heads, and making it safer and easier to travel by foot, bike, or scooter along busy Molesworth Drive.

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Vehicle access maintenance and stream realignment at Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Ripiro Beach Roads

Vehicle access maintenance and stream realignment at Baylys Beach

  • August 31, 2023

If you’re driving along the beach, keep to the harder sand below the high tide mark.

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Path progress in Dargaville
Dargaville Footpaths

Path progress in Dargaville

  • August 30, 2023

Footpath works are well underway in Dargaville.

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Kaipara's July roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's July roading report

  • August 24, 2023

The rainy weather persisted through July, resulting in 949 new pothole reports. To tackle the pothole issue, we introduced an additional pothole truck to speed up repairs.

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Devich Road Bridge update
Emergency Management Roads Bridges

Devich Road Bridge update

  • August 15, 2023

Council staff and contractors have been working on solutions to repair or replace Devich Road bridge, which was damaged in the 24 February extreme weather event.

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Footpath upgrades starting soon
Dargaville Footpaths

Footpath upgrades starting soon

  • August 08, 2023

Footpath upgrades for Logan, Gordon and Onslow Streets in Dargaville have been given the green light.

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Northern Wairoa River flood prevention
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru Wastewater Water

Northern Wairoa River flood prevention

  • August 08, 2023

An update from Kaipara District Council and Northland Regional Council.

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Slip repair on Glinks Road
Roads Te Kopuru

Slip repair on Glinks Road

  • July 20, 2023

Work to repair a slip on Glinks Road is scheduled from mid-September to mid-December 2023. 

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Have your say on better connectivity for Dargaville
Community Dargaville Footpaths Funding Roads

Have your say on better connectivity for Dargaville

  • July 19, 2023

Tell us what you think about proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville.

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Kaipara's June roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's June roading report

  • July 19, 2023

The unsealed network has remained a significant point of focus throughout this traditionally rainy month.

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Park legally for safer, accessible communities
Community Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Te Kopuru

Park legally for safer, accessible communities

  • July 12, 2023

Please do your part to help make our communities safe and accessible by parking in the right spot when you’re out and about

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Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion
Annual Plan Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion

  • July 10, 2023

Progress has been tracking well on the second phase of the Mangawhai shared path, with the boardwalk section now stretching right across the water by the causeway.

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Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September

  • June 27, 2023

Contractors working on the finishing touches for Poutō wharf have had to down tools until conditions are more favourable to complete the remaining piling and wharf head.

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Kaipara's May roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's May roading report

  • June 19, 2023

It’s been nearly six months since Cyclone Gabrielle, however we are still actively repairing damages and working through a substantial backlog.

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Lychgate restored to former glory
Community Joint projects Parks

Lychgate restored to former glory

  • June 15, 2023

Kaipara District Council Parks and Open Spaces team manage six of the district’s cemeteries and recently funded community-led work to repair the gates to their former glory.

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Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail officially opens
Joint projects Kaihu Kaihu Valley Trail

Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail officially opens

  • June 13, 2023

A sunny day set the scene for the official opening of Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail (KVT), which was celebrated with a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Ahikiwi Marae on Saturday 10 June.

 

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Northland’s continuing emergency roading repairs hampering general maintenance
Roads

Northland’s continuing emergency roading repairs hampering general maintenance

  • June 12, 2023

The need to focus on continuing urgent road repairs due to ongoing wet weather and storm damage is delaying some routine maintenance on Northland’s council-owned roading networks.

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Kowhai planted to honour Sibyl Canning
Community Mangawhai Parks

Kowhai planted to honour Sibyl Canning

  • June 12, 2023

Friends and family of the late Sibyl Canning gathered at the Moir Street Reserve to plant a kowhai in memory of Sibyl and her contribution to Mangawhai.

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Mural designs for Moir Street water tank
Community Mangawhai Parks Water

Mural designs for Moir Street water tank

  • June 12, 2023

What do you want to see on the water tank at Moir Street?

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Solution found for ANZAC Cinema reopening
Dargaville Community

Solution found for ANZAC Cinema reopening

  • May 30, 2023

Dargaville’s ANZAC Cinema is set to reopen on 1 July, in time for the start of the school holidays.

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Kaipara District enriched by new citizens
Culture Dargaville

Kaipara District enriched by new citizens

  • May 25, 2023

Fourteen Kaipara residents from eleven nationalities were celebrated and recognised as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville on Monday.

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Kaipara's April roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's April roading report

  • May 11, 2023

This month, we have been primarily focused on clearing slips, performing tree and drainage works, and continuing with the unsealed rehabs program.

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Out and about at Kaipara community markets
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Out and about at Kaipara community markets

  • May 10, 2023

Over the next month, Elected Members and Council staff are attending community markets around Kaipara District.

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Kaipara roading updates - 09 May weather event
Baylys Beach Community Dargaville Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru Hakaru

Kaipara roading updates - 09 May weather event

  • May 09, 2023

There are a number of roads impacted after heavy rainfall throughout the district on Tuesday 9 May 2023.

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Permanent upgrade of Wood Street to start next year
Annual Plan Community Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Permanent upgrade of Wood Street to start next year

  • May 08, 2023

Construction of the permanent upgrade for Wood Street will take place next year, after Council has signalled prioritising emergency works over planned projects for the upcoming Annual Plan 2023/2024.

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Kaipara roading updates - Feb extreme weather events
Baylys Beach Bridges Community Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru Emergency Management

Kaipara roading updates - Feb extreme weather events

  • May 04, 2023

February’s extreme weather events have impacted roads across Kaipara. Our roading network has suffered significant long-lasting damage, and many issues will not be a simple fix. 

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ANZAC day commemorated around Kaipara District
Culture Dargaville Hakaru Ruawai Maungaturoto

ANZAC day commemorated around Kaipara District

  • April 27, 2023

Commemorative ceremonies took place around Kaipara District on Tuesday in observance of ANZAC day.

 

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Dargaville Town Hall to close
Council business Dargaville

Dargaville Town Hall to close

  • April 21, 2023

The Dargaville Town Hall will be closed from Monday 24 April in the interest of public safety following damage sustained during Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Supply

Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit

  • April 12, 2023

Late last month a warm Kaipara sun shone on a group of farmers and growers keen to hear about a season of growing squash in Maunganui Bluff, north of Dargaville.  

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Kaipara's March roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads

Kaipara's March roading report

  • April 11, 2023

Our roading team were kept busy all summer, responding to urgent roading issues following the extreme weather events we’ve had.

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Kellys Bay Camping Reserve to close
Community Parks

Kellys Bay Camping Reserve to close

  • April 06, 2023

Kellys Bay Recreational Reserve will no longer operate as a camping reserve.

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Council agrees to maintain existing waste strategy in changing environment
Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Rubbish and Recycling Te Kopuru

Council agrees to maintain existing waste strategy in changing environment

  • April 05, 2023

Council has pressed pause on any changes to Kaipara’s waste and recycling services while a new waste strategy from central Government is assessed.

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School holiday activities/events at Kaipara libraries
Community Dargaville Kaiwaka

School holiday activities/events at Kaipara libraries

  • April 04, 2023

If you’re looking for some activities for your kiddies in the holidays there are exciting things happening at Kaipara Libraries for the April school holidays.

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Cyclone damages Dargaville Town Hall foyer
Community Dargaville

Cyclone damages Dargaville Town Hall foyer

  • March 29, 2023

The demolition of the Dargaville Town Hall (Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall) annex may be brought forward, after recent weather events caused further damage.

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Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed
Council business Dargaville Parks

Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed

  • March 29, 2023

Kaipara District Council has confirmed the governance membership for the Harding Park Committee, and appointments to the Pou Tu o Te Rangi Joint Management Committee.

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Update on access to Mangawhai Heads Recreation Reserve
Mangawhai Parks

Update on access to Mangawhai Heads Recreation Reserve

  • March 27, 2023

The Mangawhai Surf Club and surrounding area remains off limits to the public due to a significant landslide behind the clubhouse.

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SH1 Brynderwyns to open for northbound traffic 8am 01 March
Roads Emergency Management

SH1 Brynderwyns to open for northbound traffic 8am 01 March

  • February 28, 2023

In a controlled opening, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will re-open SH1 at the Brynderwyn Hills for northbound vehicles only from 8am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 1 March).

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Langs Beach bridge, Cove Road and Mangawhai area | Roading Update
Bridges Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Emergency Management

Langs Beach bridge, Cove Road and Mangawhai area | Roading Update

  • February 27, 2023

Contractors working on the Lang’s Beach bridge on Cove Road have encountered further challenges, delaying the reopening of the bridge until Wednesday morning.

 

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Travellers urged to stay up-to-date with roading
Roads Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa

Travellers urged to stay up-to-date with roading

  • February 26, 2023

Authorities in Northland are advising travellers to stay up-to-date and amend their plans if necessary as key local roads damaged in Friday’s heavy rain around Mangawhai and surrounding areas will remain closed until midweek and in some cases, longer.

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Mangawhai severe weather event l Roading updates
Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Community Emergency Management

Mangawhai severe weather event l Roading updates

  • February 24, 2023

UPDATED: 2.18PM Thursday 02 March 2023

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Response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues
Baylys Beach Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai

Response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues

  • February 23, 2023

Kaipara District continues to respond to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Mental health support is available
Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

Mental health support is available

  • February 22, 2023

After February's extreme weather events, you or someone you know, may be feeling upset, exhausted, overwhelmed or uncertain. You don’t have to manage this on your own, there are free resources available to support you during this time.

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Cyclone Gabrielle: advice for home owners of stickered homes
Community Dargaville Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle: advice for home owners of stickered homes

  • February 21, 2023

A number of Kaipara homeowners have had their houses stickered in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Truck & trailer units banned from Waipu Cove to Mangawhai road route
Emergency Management Mangawhai Roads

Truck & trailer units banned from Waipu Cove to Mangawhai road route

  • February 20, 2023

Media release from Northland Civil Defence.

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Update from Mayor Craig Jepson 20 February
Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Roads Emergency Management

Update from Mayor Craig Jepson 20 February

  • February 20, 2023

Yesterday I was able to witness first hand some of the hard work that has been happening across the district to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Rapid Response Teams reaching residents
Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Te Kopuru

Rapid Response Teams reaching residents

  • February 19, 2023

Our Rapid Response teams made good ground yesterday, conducting welfare checks on our isolated and hard-to-reach Kaipara communities, many of which are still without power.

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Reaching isolated communities
Dargaville Emergency Management Kaihu Valley Trail

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Reaching isolated communities

  • February 18, 2023

It’s a relief to see river levels dropping with the steady fine weather. There is still some flooding in areas around the Northern Wairoa, which we are still monitoring. We expect these to return to normal by Tuesday.

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Update on Kaipara Evacuation Centres
Emergency Management Community Dargaville Ruawai

Update on Kaipara Evacuation Centres

  • February 17, 2023

After having no occupants overnight we have closed the Civil Defence Evacuation Centre at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and relocated the team to other areas of the response.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Roading Updates
Emergency Management Roads Community Dargaville Pahi Paparoa

Cyclone Gabrielle - Roading Updates

  • February 16, 2023

UPDATED: 2.17PM Thursday 02 March 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Council Services
Emergency Management Community Dargaville Kai Iwi Lakes Mangawhai Parks Rates Rubbish and Recycling Taharoa Domain Paparoa

Cyclone Gabrielle - Council Services

  • February 16, 2023

A number of our staff have been diverted to emergency services relating to Cyclone Gabrielle. Council services will continue but some with limited capacity so please be patient. We will continue to keep you updated.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Cleaning up Kaipara
Mangawhai Hakaru Dargaville Rubbish and Recycling Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle - Cleaning up Kaipara

  • February 16, 2023

You now have until Friday 03 March to dispose of flood-damaged green waste and items free of charge at Dargaville and Hakaru transfer stations. Both transfer stations are operating normal hours during this time.  

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery
Community Dargaville Mayor's Message Paparoa Stormwater Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery

  • February 15, 2023

When you see the sun come out and the wind has dropped, it could be difficult to believe what we have experienced in the last few days.

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson - Dargaville flooding
Community Dargaville Mayor's Message Water Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson - Dargaville flooding

  • February 14, 2023

In the early hours of this morning Awakino River on the northern outskirts of Dargaville breached its banks. 

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson 5pm 14 February
Dargaville Ruawai Community Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson 5pm 14 February

  • February 14, 2023

It’s been a tough day, especially for parts of Dargaville, with Awakino River and some of Ruawai now being evacuated. By 7pm, high tide, we expect to have evacuated everyone from areas we think are vulnerable.

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Message for Dargaville residents
Dargaville Community Emergency Management

Message for Dargaville residents

  • February 13, 2023

Now that the weather conditions have improved and we have passed the last couple of high tides we feel it is safe for those who have been evacuated to return home.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Thursday 16 February 2023
Roads Dargaville Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle - Thursday 16 February 2023

  • February 12, 2023

This article will be updated with information on Kaipara District Council services during Cyclone Gabrielle. 

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Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy
Council business Footpaths Roads

Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy

  • February 08, 2023

Kaipara District Council is asking residents to mow their own roadside berms to keep Kaipara neighbourhoods tidy. 

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Landslip behind Mangawhai Heads Surf Club
Mangawhai Parks

Landslip behind Mangawhai Heads Surf Club

  • February 02, 2023

The recent weather events have caused a significant landslip behind the Mangawhai Heads Surf Club.

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Road conditions Friday 3 February 2023
Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Road conditions Friday 3 February 2023

  • January 31, 2023

This article with be updated as information on Kaipara's roading network is available. 

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Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point

  • January 25, 2023

Salt services, a professional dive team, spent most of a day early last week pulling an old car wreck out of the water. The car had been submerged some years ago and was resting where work was starting on the wharf head.

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Kaipara’s December roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara’s December roading report

  • January 12, 2023

Our team worked hard throughout December, preparing our roads for the expected influx of summer traffic. 

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Pot unlocked for Poutō Point amenity improvements
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Parks Roads Wharves

Pot unlocked for Poutō Point amenity improvements

  • January 10, 2023

Improvements to the Poutō Point carpark area can progress in 2023 thanks to further funding from Kaipara District Council.

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Kaipara's November roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's November roading report

  • December 22, 2022

On the final stretch of 2022, the team have been pushing hard to complete outstanding work before the end of the year. Work continues on both the unsealed and sealed networks in anticipation of the summer rush and the expected increase in traffic. 

 

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Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season

  • December 22, 2022

The growing season for the Kaipara Water demonstration sites has kicked off with the Maunganui Bluff site planted out with squash earlier this week.

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Wipes clog pipes
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru

Wipes clog pipes

  • December 21, 2022

Look after your loo and Kaipara's wastewater network this summer by reminding your household members and visitors what not to flush.

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Mayor's Message 20 December
Mayor's Message Roads

Mayor's Message 20 December

  • December 20, 2022

It’s been a busy month as the new Council gets its feet under the table. In November we agreed on the committee structures for the next three years, many of which remain the same from the previous triennium.

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Kaihu Valley Trail December update
Dargaville

Kaihu Valley Trail December update

  • December 19, 2022

Fencing continues to progress in the Parore area and foundations for both Ahikiwi and Parore Bridges have been poured.

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Patience urged as regional road repairs continue
Joint projects Roads

Patience urged as regional road repairs continue

  • December 15, 2022

Northland motorists are being asked to be patient this summer as the Northland Transportation Alliance battles relentless wet weather while attempting roading repairs.

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Looking after Kaipara this summer
Animal Management Community Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Rubbish and Recycling Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

Looking after Kaipara this summer

  • December 14, 2022

Kaipara’s population is expected to explode during the summer break, with people enjoying the district’s beaches, lakes, and vibrant communities. 

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Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible
Community Planning and Building Joint projects

Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible

  • December 13, 2022

The four councils in our region are working together on a plan to make our communities more accessible to live, work, play and visit.

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Poutō wharf takes shape
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Long term plan 2021-2031 Wharves

Poutō wharf takes shape

  • December 09, 2022

The construction of Poutō wharf has really been trucking along recently, with another dozen piles driven in the ground last week.

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Council services during Christmas and New Year break
Animal Management Community Council business Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Planning and Building Ripiro Beach Ruawai Rubbish and Recycling Te Kopuru

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • December 05, 2022

Summer holidays are fast approaching! During this time critical Council services continue, with some changes due to staff availability.

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Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads

Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville

  • December 05, 2022

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people in Dargaville to get on their bikes with a Transport Choice programme grant of approximately $8,000,000 to be provided to Kaipara District Council, announced on 4 December 2022.

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Lincoln Reserve's new facilities open
Funding Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Parks

Lincoln Reserve's new facilities open

  • November 17, 2022

Sea, sand, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s rarest bird were all on hand for the opening of Kaipara’s newest loos.

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Kaipara’s October roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara’s October roading report

  • November 15, 2022

With the continued improvements in weather, we are now full swing into unsealed and sealed pavement works. We have approximately 50kms of road to reseal in the 2022/23 season.

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Poutō wharf construction update
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction update

  • November 07, 2022

If you live in Poutō or have gone for a drive down recently, you will have seen some of the wharf construction taking shape.

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Have your say on proposed speed changes for Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads
Kai Iwi Lakes Roads Te Kopuru

Have your say on proposed speed changes for Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads

  • October 28, 2022

Consultation is now open on a proposal for new speed limits in Kaipara’s Poutō Peninsula and West Coast catchment areas. You now have until Monday 5 December to give your feedback.

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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Double blessing for Dargaville Library
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Double blessing for Dargaville Library

  • October 27, 2022

Two special artworks that adorn the Dargaville library were blessed at a joint community and Council celebration.

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A smoke free summer
Parks Rubbish and Recycling

A smoke free summer

  • October 27, 2022

When you’re out and about this summer remember that all Council land and Council buildings are smokefree and Vapefree.

 

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Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council
Community Council business Dargaville

Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council

  • October 20, 2022

Kaipara’s newly elected Council will be sworn in at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October at the Lighthouse Function Centre, Pou Tu o Te Rangi Harding Park.   

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Kaipara's September roading report
Roads Footpaths Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's September roading report

  • October 11, 2022

Our roading team made the most of the warmer, drier weather that came our way in September.

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Consultation confirmed for West Kaipara speed limits
Kai Iwi Lakes Roads Te Kopuru

Consultation confirmed for West Kaipara speed limits

  • September 30, 2022

You can soon give your feedback on proposed speed limits changes to Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads. 

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Dargaville Library to get mural makeover
Dargaville Culture Community Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to get mural makeover

  • September 29, 2022

Dargaville Library will undergo a colourful makeover during the school holidays, thanks to local artist Micaela van den Berg. 

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A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park
Culture Dargaville Parks Playgrounds

A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park

  • September 29, 2022

A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park was confirmed this week, with the updated Reserve Management Plan adopted by Kaipara District Council.

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Wharf works begin at Poutō
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Wharf works begin at Poutō

  • September 29, 2022

Physical works for Poutō wharf have begun. Earlier in the month, Waikaretu marae led a blessing ahead of construction starting.

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Mayor welcomes new citizens to Kaipara
Community Dargaville

Mayor welcomes new citizens to Kaipara

  • September 22, 2022

Five Kaipara residents officially became New Zealanders at a Citizenship Ceremony held in Dargaville on Friday 16 September.

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Teaming up to clean up
Biosecurity Community Dargaville Joint projects Parks

Teaming up to clean up

  • September 21, 2022

A chainsaw course for Dargaville High School students saw wattle and other pest plants removed from Old Mt Wesley cemetery.  

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Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Footpaths Annual Plan

Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design

  • September 16, 2022

The second phase of the Mangawhai shared path cranks up construction next month, and includes a collaboratively designed boardwalk running alongside the causeway.

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Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • September 15, 2022

Kaipara District Council has confirmed sunflowers and squash for the second growing season of the Kaipara Water demonstration sites.

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Kaipara's August roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's August roading report

  • September 09, 2022

August brought a welcome reprieve from the wild weather and storm events of July. A total of 3,100 individual work items were completed throughout August.

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Kaihu Valley Trail September update
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail Roads

Kaihu Valley Trail September update

  • September 08, 2022

An update on the Kaihu Valley Trail including fencing progress, funding and latest finds along the trail.

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New zones to complete MAZ skatepark
Funding Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Community Parks

New zones to complete MAZ skatepark

  • September 02, 2022

The Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) Trust will soon start work on a new Flow Bowl and Street Skateboarding Plaza, following a grant from Kaipara District Council.

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Poutō wharf works get set to kick off
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf works get set to kick off

  • August 24, 2022

Work to construct Poutō wharf is set to begin shortly.

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Kaipara's July roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's July roading report

  • August 18, 2022

Wild, wet and windy weather kept crews busy in July. A total of 3,358 individual work items were completed throughout the month. 

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Council staff ask community to keep an eye out after vandalism
Community Parks

Council staff ask community to keep an eye out after vandalism

  • July 29, 2022

Council staff are asking the Kaipara community to report any antisocial behaviour around public facilities after a recent run of vandalism.

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Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process
Dargaville District Plan Planning and Building

Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process

  • July 27, 2022

At the July Council Meeting, Kaipara District Council Elected Members unanimously accepted the Private Plan Change 81 (PPC81) request from the Dargaville Racing Club inc.

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What do you want in your park?
Community Dargaville Parks

What do you want in your park?

  • July 13, 2022

Around 30 people turned out to a meeting at the Lighthouse Function Centre in Dargaville to discuss the Draft Management Plan for Pou Tu o Te Rangi/Harding Park.

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Kaipara's June roading report
Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's June roading report

  • July 12, 2022

Maintenance activities have been widespread in June. During this typically wet period, there has been a focus on potholing, running metal and completing grading work.

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Rails and trails
Infrastructure projects Kaihu Valley Trail

Rails and trails

  • June 22, 2022

Pop into Dargaville Museum to see their latest display on the development of the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Kaipara's May roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's May roading report

  • June 13, 2022

In May, we saw some great progress happening across the district. Sealed pavement rehabs are now complete, and the unsealed network has received the last of the PGF/IRG funding. 

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Poutō wharf information session
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf information session

  • June 08, 2022

Find out about the new wharf at an information drop-in session 3 July 2022. 

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Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path

  • June 08, 2022

With the courtesy crossings for phase one now complete, the Mangawhai shared path team and contractors got the spades and mulch out and ticked off the planting, getting the final shrubs and trees in the ground last week.

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Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park draft Reserve Management Plan open for feedback
Community Culture Dargaville Parks

Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park draft Reserve Management Plan open for feedback

  • May 25, 2022

A new Reserve Management Plan has been drafted for Pou Tu o Te Rangi, Harding Park and Old Mount Wesley Cemetery, which overlook Dargaville and the Northern Wairoa River.

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Council confirms safer speed limits for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

Council confirms safer speed limits for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka

  • May 25, 2022

Amendments to Kaipara District’s Speed Limits Bylaw were unanimously passed at the May Council Meeting, resulting in new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharo Road) areas. 

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Road to Waipoua opens
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

Road to Waipoua opens

  • May 24, 2022

Down the road from the mighty Tāne Mahuta, a road-carpet was rolled out and lights set to green as the newly sealed 1.5km stretch of Waipoua River Road was opened for traffic.

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Te Tai Tokerau councils adopt region-wide climate adaptation strategy
Climate Change Community Joint projects

Te Tai Tokerau councils adopt region-wide climate adaptation strategy

  • May 11, 2022

Te Tai Tokerau councils celebrated a unique milestone in April after the adoption of New Zealand’s first region-wide climate adaptation strategy.

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Kaipara’s April roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

Kaipara’s April roading report

  • May 10, 2022

April’s relatively calm weather meant that Kaipara’s roading team could focus on jobs carrying over from previous months, and complete work on this year’s sealed pavement rehabs, unsealed heavy metal sites, and footpath kerb and channel renewals before the wet winter weather sets in.

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Safer speed limits coming for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

Safer speed limits coming for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka

  • May 05, 2022

Work is underway to implement new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharu Road) areas.

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Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed

  • April 14, 2022

Elected Members have unanimously approved paying the forecasted $265,000 project shortfall for Poutō wharf, funded from the district’s financial contributions reserves.

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Kaihu Valley Trail April update
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail Roads

Kaihu Valley Trail April update

  • April 13, 2022

Check out the latest happenings on the Kaihu Valley Trail progress, including the discovery of some railway artefacts.

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Kaipara's March roading report
Footpaths Roads

Kaipara's March roading report

  • April 12, 2022

There was a real sense of Groundhog Day in March, following on from Cyclone Dovi in February when the district was hit with a significant rain event. For Kaipara’s roading team, it was all hands-on deck with the clean-up.

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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon
Dargaville Wastewater

Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon

  • April 11, 2022

Works to improve the sewer pipe network in Dargaville is scheduled to begin on 19 April 2022.  

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Safe parking saves lives
Community Roads

Safe parking saves lives

  • March 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council is extending a stern warning to people who are parking illegally around schools and making it unsafe for young children.

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Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaiwaka

Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka

  • March 30, 2022

Two new footbridges were opened at a double ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Kaipara township of Kaiwaka on Saturday 26 March.

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Harvest begins across demonstration sites
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Harvest begins across demonstration sites

  • March 16, 2022

Harvesting is underway across the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. 

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Update on Poutō wharf
Joint projects Infrastructure projects Wharves Kaipara KickStart

Update on Poutō wharf

  • March 11, 2022

Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and other delays to the programme have inevitably slowed the Poutō wharf project, but the team have made progress and are now working through the tail end of the developed design.

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Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Long term plan 2021-2031

Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward

  • March 07, 2022

At a recent Council meeting, staff gave an update on Gumdiggers Track and the work happening behind the scenes.

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Parking behaviour around schools
Community Roads

Parking behaviour around schools

  • March 02, 2022

A small number of people parking badly at schools around the district are making the area unsafe and obstructing lines of sight for other drivers.

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Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions
Council business Dargaville Infrastructure projects Water Supply

Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions

  • March 02, 2022

The Waiatua Dam (on Opanake Road) may be the solution to end the Dargaville and Baylys Beach water shortages, according to a preliminary investigation, commissioned by Kaipara District Council. 

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Summer bus trial shows year on year passenger increase
Community Joint projects Mangawhai

Summer bus trial shows year on year passenger increase

  • February 24, 2022

Locals and visitors with their boogie boards, beach bags, skateboards and shopping bags piled on board the Mangawhai Village to Beach bus over summer, turning out in even greater numbers than previous years of the trial service.

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Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed

  • February 24, 2022

At yesterday's Council meeting, the Kaipara District Council approved paying the forecasted $487,000 sealing project shortfall to complete Pouto Road Phase 1, from its retained earnings.

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Kaipara's February roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads

Kaipara's February roading report

  • February 23, 2022

Kaipara roading teams have been putting their time to good use during the dry season, preparing for autumn when the damper conditions enable new road pavement to be properly compacted.

 

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Molesworth Drive shared path works
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Molesworth Drive shared path works

  • February 16, 2022

Starting today through to Wednesday 23 February a short section of Molesworth Drive from the ITM down to Nautical Heights will go down to one lane, with flow managed using traffic lights.

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Sign erected for Kaihu Valley Trail
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects

Sign erected for Kaihu Valley Trail

  • February 16, 2022

Last week saw the installation of a temporary sign marking the Dargaville entrance of the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Local speed changes arriving shortly
Roads

Local speed changes arriving shortly

  • February 09, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s recently approved new speed limits for the Mangawhai, Kaiwaka and Hakaru areas, are expected to take effect within the next few months.

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Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops
Kaipara KickStart Water Supply Joint projects Community Water

Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops

  • February 08, 2022

Growth is the word of the day when it comes to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. The summer months have seen the former grassed paddocks turn into a jungle of green activity on both sites.

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$3.5M released for Dargaville’s stopbanks
Dargaville Water

$3.5M released for Dargaville’s stopbanks

  • February 04, 2022

The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the $3.5M needed to protect existing stopbanks against flooding, along the western side of Wairoa River between Dargaville and Te Kopuru.

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Dangerous tree removal made easier
Dargaville

Dangerous tree removal made easier

  • February 04, 2022

Although Kaipara’s dry weather has slowed work on the unsealed road network, the roading crews are still hard at work, completing some of the remaining associated improvement work, like drainage and vegetation control.

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Roading works slow as heat continues
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Roading works slow as heat continues

  • February 04, 2022

The Northland Transportation Alliance’s (NTA) Unsealed Road Improvement Project remains on track to approved project milestones with 84.4 km’s of the network’s road pavement layering completed to date. 

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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Water Water Supply

Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed

  • February 02, 2022

Work is progressing well on the raw watermain renewals in Maungaturoto.

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Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion
Roads Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion

  • January 28, 2022

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road will be completed in April, despite delays caused by wet weather in the Kaipara District post the Christmas break. 

 

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Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland
Kaipara KickStart Roads

Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland

  • January 28, 2022

Upgrades to numerous unsealed Northland roads are well underway, with a substantial amount of work to be completed by the end of June in the Kaipara District. 

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Kaipara's January roading report
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Ruawai

Kaipara's January roading report

  • January 26, 2022

The second season of road surfacing works commenced in the Kaipara District this month, after 14.4kms was completed in December 2021.

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Dawn blessing opens the Pahi wharf upgrade
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi Wharves

Dawn blessing opens the Pahi wharf upgrade

  • December 21, 2021

Construction for the Pahi wharf upgrade ended as it began months ago, with the sky lighting up slowly on the people gathered together. Voices joined in karakia and waiata, led by kaumatua Hone Martin and representatives of Te Uri o Hau swirled around the Kaipara harbour as a dawn blessing was performed to open the wharf’s gangway and pontoon.

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Kaipara's December roading report
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's December roading report

  • December 20, 2021

The Kaipara District's roads continue to hold the right balance of moisture and dryness, which has allowed the NTA and Kaipara District Council to complete a lot of roading work this month, including grading on Avoca Rd, Avoca East Rd and Avoca North Rd.

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Village intersections and shared path – December 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Village intersections and shared path – December 2021

  • December 15, 2021

With the border opening there will be increased traffic travelling through both of the worksites. Please remind your visitors ahead of their arrival that these are still active work sites in the lead up to the break – give your friends and family a heads up so they can be prepared for possible travel delays and can plan their journeys accordingly.

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Adaptive pathways planning pilot location decided
Climate Change Dargaville Ruawai

Adaptive pathways planning pilot location decided

  • December 15, 2021

Kaipara District Council has confirmed that the Ruawai area will be the first location for the community adaptation planning, adaptive pathways process at its meeting on 15 December.

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Unsealed roading network over halfway mark
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Unsealed roading network over halfway mark

  • December 09, 2021

Kaipara District Council’s externally funded Unsealed Road Improvements Project remains on track with a little over half the project completed. Northland Transport Alliance Maintenance Lead Bernard Petersen says this includes just over 70 kilometres of unsealed surfaces upgraded.

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 Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team

  • December 08, 2021

Iwi Liaison Manager Jack Rudolph and Māori Advisor Missy Hokai joined the Council on 1 November, to strengthen a Te Ao Māori capability and viewpoint across the organisation.

 

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Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply Community

Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • December 03, 2021

Visitors to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites will spot the beginnings of green growth starting to peek through the soil.

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New speed limits approaching
Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

New speed limits approaching

  • December 02, 2021

Kaipara District Council has adopted a report recommending new speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka area. The adoption of this report paves the way for the introduction of lower speed limits this financial year.

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Tomo on Gordon Street
Stormwater Dargaville Roads Wastewater

Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

A tomo (sinkhole) recently appeared on Gordon Street in Dargaville.

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Road testing technology reaching underground
Roads Kaipara KickStart

Road testing technology reaching underground

  • December 01, 2021

As part of ongoing improvement of Kaipara’s unsealed roading network, the Northland Transportation Alliance is using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to confirm pavement thickness safely and rapidly across the district.

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Waipoua River Road closure
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

Waipoua River Road closure

  • December 01, 2021

It begins! Fulton Hogan started physical works to improve Waipoua River Road this week.

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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
Community Kaiwaka Bridges Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals

  • December 01, 2021

Work to install the Kaiwaka footbridges will start in early January and continue for around seven weeks. With it comes some great employment opportunities for local contractors.

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Kaipara KickStart – Pouto Road update
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Kaipara KickStart – Pouto Road update

  • November 25, 2021

Our Kaipara District Council team is excited to see the sealing start to roll out for Phase one of the Pouto Road project – the upgrade of the northern portion running down to Ari Ari Road junction.

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Kaipara's November roading report
Dargaville Pahi Paparoa Roads

Kaipara's November roading report

  • November 24, 2021

November has been a busy roading month for the Northland Transport Alliance and Kaipara District Council, across the Kaipara District.

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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads Kaipara KickStart

Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021

  • November 18, 2021

The $8.06M Unsealed Roading Network project that began in May last year, has crossed the halfway mark with completion of the first season’s physical pavement and associated works at a cost of $4.3M to end of October.

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Council services over the Christmas New Year Break
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Kaiwaka Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling Animal Management

Council services over the Christmas New Year Break

  • November 16, 2021

With the Christmas holidays soon approaching, there will be some changes to a few Council services.

 

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Waipoua River Road works begin
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Waipoua River Road works begin

  • November 15, 2021

A blessing undertaken by Te Roroa last week marked the start of physical works on Waipoua River Road.

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Progress on Pahi wharf
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi Wharves

Progress on Pahi wharf

  • November 15, 2021

Extra low tides earlier this month allowed Huband Contractors to work on some of the timber repairs around the lower parts of the tidal stairs.

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An invitation to reimagine our libraries!
Community Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Mangawhai

An invitation to reimagine our libraries!

  • November 11, 2021

If you don’t already use Kaipara Libraries, we want to hear from you.  If you are one of our library users, we want to hear from you too.

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New cross-Council drought management plan released
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Te Kopuru

New cross-Council drought management plan released

  • November 11, 2021

Kaipara District Council (KDC) has worked with other Northland Councils on a Drought Management Plan (DMP) to create a consistent drought classification system and approach.

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Splash of colour for Mangawhai toilets
Community Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Parks

Splash of colour for Mangawhai toilets

  • November 03, 2021

What would you like to see on the murals for two new public toilets in Mangawhai?

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Waipoua River Road works set to start
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads Kaipara KickStart

Waipoua River Road works set to start

  • November 02, 2021

An onsite blessing will be held by Te Roroa on Friday 12 November to mark the start of construction on the $1.8m Waipoua River Road project.

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Baylys Beach access back open for use
Roads

Baylys Beach access back open for use

  • October 26, 2021

Baylys Beach access is back open for use.

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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes

  • October 22, 2021

Over the next few months, our team and contractors will replace approximately 3,000m of ageing raw watermain pipes.

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Intersection works progress ahead of Labour Weekend
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Intersection works progress ahead of Labour Weekend

  • October 15, 2021

There’s been significant progress on the Village intersection improvements recently. Night works have enabled the programme to see only a small delay in spite of the recent Level 4 lockdown and restrictions.

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Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish
Dargaville Joint projects Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling Stormwater

Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish

  • October 15, 2021

Findings of the latest LittaTrap audit found an increase of rubbish captured. LittaTraps (a simple, cost-effective net that sits inside a stormwater grate) have been installed around Northland through a multi-agency initiative.

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Baylys Beach access closed while remediation works underway
Long term plan 2021-2031 Roads Stormwater

Baylys Beach access closed while remediation works underway

  • October 13, 2021

Earlier this month an extreme rain event at Baylys Beach, followed by periods of further wet weather, saw signifcant damage inflicted on the beach access.

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Work on the Pahi wharf upgrade continues at pace
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Work on the Pahi wharf upgrade continues at pace

  • October 12, 2021

The Huband crew have been working at the end of the wharf recently, preparing the connection for the new gangway, and replacing pile caps and stringers.

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Upcoming Road Works - October 2021
Roads Dargaville Footpaths Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

Upcoming Road Works - October 2021

  • September 23, 2021

An update on wher ethe roading team will be working across Kaipara in October. 

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Pahi wharf upgrade – old handrails come down, new ones go up
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade – old handrails come down, new ones go up

  • September 22, 2021

It’s been a hive of activity down at the Pahi wharf recently. The upgrade has started with local contractors Huband carrying out the carpentry and repair work on the wharf.

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Kaanga Ma wins community vote
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Kaanga Ma wins community vote

  • September 22, 2021

Ngā mihi mō au korero whakahoki! 

Thank you for your feedback. We had a fantastic response to our recent survey asking for help to select one of the trial crops for Kaipara Water demo site two. The winner by community vote was kaanga ma.

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Kaihu Valley Trail September Update
Community Dargaville Funding Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail September Update

  • September 16, 2021

A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Paparoa-Oakleigh Bridge abutment hole
Bridges Roads Paparoa

Paparoa-Oakleigh Bridge abutment hole

  • September 15, 2021

Fill has washed away from a Paparoa-Oakleigh Road bridge, leaving a large tomo.

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How are you represented at the Council table?
Community Council business Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Representation Review Ruawai Te Kopuru

How are you represented at the Council table?

  • August 26, 2021

Kaipara District Council (KDC) began consultation today on a proposed model of representation.

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New Reserve Management Plans for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park
Community Culture Dargaville Joint projects Parks

New Reserve Management Plans for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park

  • August 25, 2021

Council and the Pou Tu o Te Rangi Joint Management Committee are preparing new reserve management plans (RMPs) for the Pou Tu o Te Rangi historic reserve and Harding Park (including the adjoining Old Mount Wesley Cemetery).  

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Kaiwaka Footbridge contract awarded
Bridges Community Kaiwaka Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

Kaiwaka Footbridge contract awarded

  • August 24, 2021

The Council has awarded the contract to design and build the two Kaiwaka footbridges to Bridge It NZ.

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Kaiwaka safety improvements close to completion
Footpaths Joint projects Kaiwaka Roads

Kaiwaka safety improvements close to completion

  • August 11, 2021

Kaiwaka township has seen a number of safety improvements recently, with our team and contractors Ventia busy working along Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road.

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Kaihu Valley Trail August update
Community Culture Dargaville Funding Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail August update

  • August 11, 2021

A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village

  • August 10, 2021

A significant change in the programme for the much-needed Village intersection improvements will see the work finished in early December, ahead of schedule.

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Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road
Kaipara KickStart Roads

Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road

  • July 29, 2021

Pouto Road Phase One and Two - what's been happening?

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Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path

  • July 28, 2021

The United Civil team are starting to work in the road (Stage Two of their work staging plan), focusing on the area at the western entrance to the Moir Street / Insley Street intersection.

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Unsealed road improvement works progressing
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads Infrastructure projects

Unsealed road improvement works progressing

  • July 28, 2021

Winter weather has slowed the reconstruction work to upgrade our unsealed roads, but no time is being wasted. Teams are clearing vegetation and drains in preparation for when reconstruction work can start again.

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Support for Arts in Kaipara
Funding Dargaville Culture Community Joint projects Mangawhai Ruawai

Support for Arts in Kaipara

  • July 12, 2021

Kaipara District Council has been awarded a grant from the Creative NZ Local Government Arts Fund to develop an Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.

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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.
Council business Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031

Council to take a share of Northland Inc.

  • July 09, 2021

Kaipara District Council voted to become a shareholder of Northland Inc. at their meeting on 26 May.

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Author evening draws good audience
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Author evening draws good audience

  • July 05, 2021

The new-format Dargaville Library had its first evening test-run when author Drew Bryenton (aka Andy Bryenton) presented his book ‘Gads Army’ to an appreciative audience on Thursday 1 July.

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Kaihu Valley Trail July update
Kaihu Valley Trail Infrastructure projects Joint projects

Kaihu Valley Trail July update

  • July 01, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is a 40km walking and biking track being constructed from Dargaville to Donnellys Crossing. It will form part of the Ancient Kauri Trail that extends from Omapere to Maungaturoto and be one of the 23 Great Rides around New Zealand.

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New stormwater line along Jervois Street
Dargaville Infrastructure projects

New stormwater line along Jervois Street

  • June 30, 2021

A new stormwater network has been installed between 18 – 40 Jervois Street, Dargaville.

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Ripiro Beach conversations to continue
Community Dargaville Funding Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach conversations to continue

  • June 30, 2021

A survey of Ripiro Beach users to understand their concerns relating to beach use received over 1,700 responses.

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Supply

Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions

  • June 30, 2021

Kaipara District Council today endorsed a future-focused Long Term Plan (LTP) which aims to respond to a growing population while caring for the environment and keeping rates increases low. 

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Matariki Planting at Mangawhai Community Park
Mangawhai Parks

Matariki Planting at Mangawhai Community Park

  • June 28, 2021

A small but enthusiastic team of volunteers planted hundreds of native plants on the weekend. 

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Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain
Dargaville Parks

Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain

  • June 24, 2021

Dargaville Intermediate tamariki joined forces with the Kaipara District Council parks team recently, planting approximately 400 native plants in Taharoa Domain.

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Dargaville Library reopens after makeover
Community Dargaville

Dargaville Library reopens after makeover

  • June 16, 2021

The Dargaville Library was blessed on Tuesday as it reopened its doors to the community.

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Join us! Matariki Community Planting at Mangawhai Community Park
Mangawhai Parks

Join us! Matariki Community Planting at Mangawhai Community Park

  • June 14, 2021

An community planting session is happening at Mangawhai Community Park on Saturday 26 June. 

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Pest plant removal, native planting, extra parking: Mangawhai Community Park
Mangawhai Parks

Pest plant removal, native planting, extra parking: Mangawhai Community Park

  • June 11, 2021

Extensive pest plant removal, the creation of extra parking, a restoration and revegetation programme, and more.

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Stormwater works on Hokianga Road
Dargaville Infrastructure projects

Stormwater works on Hokianga Road

  • June 04, 2021

A section of Hokianga Road has been a hive of activity recently, with our contractors out busy replacing an ageing stormwater culvert.

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Kaihu Valley Trail June update
Community Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail June update

  • June 02, 2021

An update on the Kaihu Valley Trail progress

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Making Kaipara roads safer
Roads

Making Kaipara roads safer

  • June 01, 2021

Each year our Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) safety team prioritises a number of high risk rural roads  for assessment, design, and safety improvements.

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Work starts on Mangawhai Village intersection improvements
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Work starts on Mangawhai Village intersection improvements

  • June 01, 2021

Construction work on the Mangawhai Village intersection improvements started this week. 

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Myrtle Rust in Kaipara
Biosecurity Parks Kai Iwi Lakes

Myrtle Rust in Kaipara

  • May 24, 2021

The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered within the boundaries of the Taharoa Domain.

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Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District
Infrastructure projects Community Dargaville Ruawai Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Water Supply

Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District

  • May 19, 2021

Nine infrastructure renewal projects are being rolled out across Kaipara District this year. 

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Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi
Community Joint projects Kai Iwi Lakes Kaipara KickStart Ruawai

Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi

  • May 19, 2021

The Kaipara Kai Hub team have been in the news a lot recently with all their peanut trial mahi!

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A smoother ride on unsealed roads
Roads Kaipara KickStart Joint projects Infrastructure projects

A smoother ride on unsealed roads

  • May 10, 2021

Kaipara District Council has developed a new formula for unsealed roads that results in a more durable, and lower maintenance, surface.

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Kaihu Valley Trail May Update
Culture Dargaville Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail May Update

  • May 05, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is a 40km walking and biking track being constructed from Dargaville to Donnelly’s Crossing and will form part of the Ancient Kauri Trail that extends from Omapere to Maungaturoto. 

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Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up

  • May 04, 2021

Dargaville Library is encouraging customers to stock up with books and DVD during May before the library is closed temporarily for a freshen-up from 5pm Friday 28 May, reopening Tuesday 15 June. 

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Safety improvements in Kaiwaka
Kaiwaka Footpaths Roads

Safety improvements in Kaiwaka

  • April 19, 2021

A number of improvements have been made at the Kaiwaka end of Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road. 

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Lake Taharoa clean up discovers lost treasures and rubbish
Community Joint projects Parks Rubbish and Recycling Kai Iwi Lakes Taharoa Domain

Lake Taharoa clean up discovers lost treasures and rubbish

  • April 15, 2021

A friendly reminder to take only photos and leave only footprints at the Taharoa Domain when exploring the wonderful jewel of Kaipara.

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Author Tere Davies talk about Dreaming of Thee
Culture Dargaville Te Kopuru

Author Tere Davies talk about Dreaming of Thee

  • April 13, 2021

Author Tere Davies will be talking about her book and answering questions on April 20 in Dargaville. 

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The Kaihu Valley Trail proposed route
Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

The Kaihu Valley Trail proposed route

  • April 07, 2021

An update on what's happening with the Kaihu Valley Trail.  

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Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  
Joint projects Kaiwaka Parks

Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  

  • April 06, 2021

Our Parks team and local contractors Turf Tamer recently completed work by the Kaiwaka River (north eastern side of the bridge).

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Historic Daring schooner approved to berth temporarily next to Mangawhai Museum
Community Mangawhai Parks Joint projects

Historic Daring schooner approved to berth temporarily next to Mangawhai Museum

  • April 01, 2021

Kaipara District Elected Members have voted in favour of a proposal to temporarily store the 157-year-old ship the Daring next to the Mangawhai Museum. 

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Improvements to Mangawhai Community Park
Joint projects Mangawhai Parks

Improvements to Mangawhai Community Park

  • April 01, 2021

Work will begin again at the Mangawhai Community Park after the Easter break.

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Bad parking behaviour around schools
Community Mangawhai Dargaville

Bad parking behaviour around schools

  • March 24, 2021

We’re having some issues at the moment around bad parking behaviour at both Mangawhai Beach School and Dargaville Primary School

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Mangawhai Shared Path update
Joint projects Mangawhai Footpaths Mangawhai Community Plan

Mangawhai Shared Path update

  • March 24, 2021

Recently we received the good news that Waka Kotahi NZTA have granted funding to complete phase 1 of our new shared path.

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Pouto Road sealing work set to begin late March 2021
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Pouto Road sealing work set to begin late March 2021

  • March 22, 2021

The first part of the Pouto Road sealing project is set to start this week from Wednesday 24 March, kicking off one of Kaipara’s most significant road sealing projects.

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Wood Street – What’s Happening
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street – What’s Happening

  • March 09, 2021

We recently started the evaluation for the Wood Street revitalisation project.

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Kaiwaka footbridges in the west
Community Funding Joint projects Kaiwaka Bridges Footpaths

Kaiwaka footbridges in the west

  • March 05, 2021

Two footbridges are to be erected in Kaiwaka, parallel to State Highway 1 and crossing streams at the northern end of the township.

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Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021

  • March 05, 2021

Construction work for the Pahi wharf upgrade is set to start April 2021.

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Talk with Elected Members about future plans
Community Funding Mangawhai Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031

Talk with Elected Members about future plans

  • February 24, 2021

Kaipara District Council is consulting on their proposed plan for the next ten years and Elected Members will be on hand to talk about it and answer questions.

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Record numbers jump on board for Mangawhai’s Village to Beach Loop Bus Service
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Record numbers jump on board for Mangawhai’s Village to Beach Loop Bus Service

  • February 22, 2021

Mangawhai’s bus service proved hugely popular with both locals and visitors this summer. The bus ran daily 27 December – 17 January and then every weekend and public holiday to 08 February, picking up passengers from Mangawhai Village to the surf beach. 

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Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance
Parks

Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance

  • February 17, 2021

Nets have been set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance. If you're swimming, boating or kayaking on the lake, please keep out of the areas marked on the map during the operational periods.

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Improving civic facilities in Dargaville
Dargaville Planning and Building Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Improving civic facilities in Dargaville

  • February 16, 2021

Kaipara District Council will soon be seeking feedback on their proposal to develop a revitalised Dargaville civic precinct as part of their Long Term Plan consultation.

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Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up
Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Roads Water Parks Rubbish and Recycling Council business

Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up

  • February 10, 2021

Kaipara District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development in its Long Term Plan (LTP) and is asking the community if they agree.

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Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project

  • February 09, 2021

Earlier this month Rīpia Marae representatives blessed the site of Motu Wheteke, ahead of physical works starting at the quarry. Kaipara District Council contractors are preparing to reopen the site, primarily for the Provincial Development Unit-supported Pouto Road sealing project. 

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The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team

  • January 27, 2021

Since our last update, the Kaipara Kai Hub team has been busy managing crop trials, engaging with local growers looking at crop diversification, and supporting the kick-off of local projects. The trial site at Te Roroa’s Kai Iwi farm is looking lush. 

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Wood Street Revitalisation Project Recent Survey Results
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street Revitalisation Project Recent Survey Results

  • January 26, 2021

Thanks very much to everyone who took the time to fill out our recent Wood Street survey. We had a good response with a total of 205 people selecting one of four options to reconfigure the parking near the entrance to Wood Street (from Molesworth Drive). 

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Work on Dargaville Water Mains
Dargaville Water

Work on Dargaville Water Mains

  • January 25, 2021

If you're out and about around Lorne, Pirika, and Haimona Street, you may spot our team and contractors undertaking work on the Dargaville water mains. 

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Wood Street revitalisation project: Feedback wanted for entrance survey
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street revitalisation project: Feedback wanted for entrance survey

  • January 20, 2021

The interim design for the Wood Street revitalisation project has been in place since early December 2020.

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Parking issues across Kaipara
Roads

Parking issues across Kaipara

  • January 13, 2021

Bad parking can endanger other drivers and pedestrians, particularly around busy shopping areas, parks, schools and beaches.

 

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No pets allowed at Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain
Parks

No pets allowed at Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain

  • January 13, 2021

The beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain have proved popular over the last few weeks with a huge number of people visiting. The Kaipara District Council team jointly manage the area with Te Kuihi and Te Roroa, alongside Northland Regional Council and Department of Conservation, and together we work hard to ensure this precious place is protected, while still being enjoyed by many holidaymakers.

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Wood Street revitalisation project
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street revitalisation project

  • January 13, 2021

Changes at Wood Street are part of the Wood Street revitalisation project, a community co-design that came about after the Mangawhai Business Association approached Council in 2019.  

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Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti
Dargaville Parks

Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti

  • December 22, 2020
We are currently experiencing a spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti in our parks and public toilets.
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Back for Summer! Free Village to Beach bus loop
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Back for Summer! Free Village to Beach bus loop

  • December 17, 2020

The FREE Village to Beach Loop bus service is running again this summer. Please let your family, friends, and all your visitors know. The bus service is free for everyone. 

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New pathway for Matakohe
Joint projects Footpaths

New pathway for Matakohe

  • December 16, 2020

The first concrete pour was completed for the new pathway at Matakohe earlier this month.

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Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed
Joint projects Kaiwaka Bridges Footpaths Roads Parks

Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed

  • December 16, 2020

Kaiwaka footbridges will form part of the Kaiwaka walking and cycling network and will reduce severance caused by the state highway and rivers. 

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Mowing berms
Community Footpaths Roads Parks

Mowing berms

  • December 15, 2020

If you want your berm looking immaculate it’s OK to mow it yourself if you want to.

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Community collaboration leads Wood Street revitalisation project
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Community collaboration leads Wood Street revitalisation project

  • December 14, 2020

After months of planning, the Wood Street revitalisation project really got rolling this month, with key changes implemented following the latest community co-design workshops.

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Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed
Community Culture Dargaville

Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed

  • December 14, 2020

A labour of love now blessed.

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Painting, planting, and a one way Wood Street
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Painting, planting, and a one way Wood Street

  • December 08, 2020

We are go! Traffic is now one way on Wood Street. Entry is via Molesworth Drive (similar to last summer’s trial). Please take care and look out for the new road markings and signs.

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New picnic tables around Mangawhai
Mangawhai Parks

New picnic tables around Mangawhai

  • December 08, 2020

Our parks team and contractors have been busy installing the new picnic tables around Mangawhai. 

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Wood Street changing to one way
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street changing to one way

  • December 02, 2020

From tomorrow (Thursday 03 December) Wood Street will change to a one way traffic system. Entry will be via Molesworth Drive (similar to last summer’s trial). Please take care and look out for the new road markings and signage, which will be in place from this Thursday. Wheel stops are also being installed to complete the improvements to the back carpark. 

 

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Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update
Community Roads Water Parks Rubbish and Recycling Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update

  • December 02, 2020

See the results from surveys and events we've undertaken recently as part of our Long Term Plan. 

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Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi
Parks

Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi

  • November 30, 2020

Summer is coming and so are all our visitors. It’s the busiest time of the year for the Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi area, and we need you to help us look after this beautiful gem.

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Mangawhai Community Park improvements
Joint projects Mangawhai

Mangawhai Community Park improvements

  • November 30, 2020

Our contractors and their team are starting work on some of the improvements to the Mangawhai Community Park facilities later this week.

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Pearson Street Reserve
Mangawhai Parks

Pearson Street Reserve

  • November 25, 2020

From the end of this month Pearson Street Reserve will be closed to vehicles all year round.

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Support for lower speed limits
Mangawhai Roads Hakaru Kaiwaka

Support for lower speed limits

  • November 25, 2020

Kaipara District Council has been consulting the community about lowering speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka area. 

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Pouto Wharf Community Open Day
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Open Day

  • November 24, 2020

The weather turned out and so did the people. The Marine Hall was buzzing recently during a community open day for the proposed Pouto wharf. 

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KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council
Water Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council

  • November 18, 2020

Two proposed demonstration sites for the Kaipara Water project have been given the green light from Council, which will serve as real-life working examples of the best ways to irrigate high value horticultural crops.

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Accessibility Strategy across Northland needs your input
Playgrounds Joint projects Community Parks

Accessibility Strategy across Northland needs your input

  • November 17, 2020

How can we make Northland more accessible for people with disabilities, older adults, migrants, or families with young children?

 

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Works start for Wood Street revitalisation project
Joint projects Mangawhai Community Plan Mangawhai

Works start for Wood Street revitalisation project

  • November 16, 2020

Works on the Wood Street interim design will be starting later this week!

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EnviroSchools Water for Life
Water Joint projects

EnviroSchools Water for Life

  • November 16, 2020

Ruawai Water treatment plant played host to a number of local school kids as part of the EnviroSchools Water for Life
programme last week. The programme is a Northland Regional Council initiative. 

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Kaipara Kai Hub update
Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Kaipara Kai Hub update

  • November 16, 2020

Spring has been busy for the Kaipara Kai Hub.

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Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park
Joint projects Mangawhai

Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park

  • November 11, 2020

Hats off to the Ngā Uri o Hau Native Nursery team! They have been busy replanting some of the areas down at Mangawhai Community Park recently. 

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Work begins on Baylys Beach walkway
Joint projects

Work begins on Baylys Beach walkway

  • November 05, 2020

Construction has started on the new Baylys Beach walkway. The work is led by Kaipara District Council, with a $300,000 grant received through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

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Dog desexing subsidy creates high demand
Dargaville Animal Management

Dog desexing subsidy creates high demand

  • November 04, 2020

North Auckland Dog Rescue and Kaipara District Council’s offer to Community Service Cardholders to subsidise the cost of desexing their dogs have been in such hot demand they are now managing a waiting list.

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Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November
Joint projects Community Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November

  • November 04, 2020

Find out more about the new Pouto wharf at our upcoming community open day.

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Parks and Te Roroa join forces to combat pest plants
Community Joint projects

Parks and Te Roroa join forces to combat pest plants

  • November 04, 2020

There’s been a lot of exciting mahi happening in Taharoa Domain recently. This year our Parks team and their contractors have planted more than 12,500 native trees as part of a regenerative planting plan and a successful pest cull has been undertaken around the Kai Iwi lakes area.

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Roadside projects completed under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package
Joint projects

Roadside projects completed under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package

  • November 04, 2020

Kaipara District Council has used funding under the Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package to complete some exciting roadside projects. The funding package, through the Provincial Growth Fund, is providing urgent economic relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by creating immediate work opportunities for local people.

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Fire Station makes way for new shared space in Wood Street
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Fire Station makes way for new shared space in Wood Street

  • November 03, 2020

Fire Station cleared in Wood Street.

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Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals
Joint projects Mangawhai Hakaru Kaiwaka Roads

Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals

  • October 29, 2020

Kaipara District Council is seeking feedback on proposals to set new speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka areas, including the Mangawhai urban area. 

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Kaipara District Council awards funding to 19 community organisations
Joint projects Community Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council awards funding to 19 community organisations

  • October 28, 2020

More than $180,000.00 has been awarded in the latest Kaipara District Council funding rounds for Reserve Contributions Contestable Fund, Rural Travel Fund, and the Creative Communities Scheme.  

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Dargaville pontoon open for use
Dargaville Community Kaipara KickStart

Dargaville pontoon open for use

  • October 16, 2020

Dargaville pontoon completion kicks off Kaipara Wharves project

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LittaTrap Installation
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Dargaville

LittaTrap Installation

  • October 09, 2020

Collaborative stormwater project kicks off with first LittaTrap installed in Mangawhai

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Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade
Community Joint projects Dargaville

Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade

  • September 21, 2020

Work is underway at Selwyn Park to upgrade lights.

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Sections of Dargaville Town Hall to close to the public
Community Dargaville

Sections of Dargaville Town Hall to close to the public

  • September 16, 2020

Kaipara District Council has closed off parts of the Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall (Dargaville Town Hall) at 37 Hokianga Road after an air quality test revealed mould in elevated levels in various parts of the building relating to ongoing water egress.

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Work progresses in Kaipara under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package
Community Joint projects Roads Parks Rubbish and Recycling

Work progresses in Kaipara under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package

  • September 09, 2020

Work is progressing at pace, as a result of $2.87m recently allocated to Kaipara District from the Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package. A total of $9.32 million is allocated across Northland. The funding package through the Provincial Growth Fund is providing urgent economic relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by creating immediate work opportunities for local people and businesses.

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Kaipara District Council announces second stage of Pouto Road upgrade
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Kaipara District Council announces second stage of Pouto Road upgrade

  • September 09, 2020

Approval from the Provincial Growth Fund and the release of $2.8 million means Kaipara District Council can progress with sealing the second section of Pouto Road (Phase 2).

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Kaipara District Council awards funds to 12 Mangawhai organisations
Joint projects Mangawhai Funding

Kaipara District Council awards funds to 12 Mangawhai organisations

  • September 01, 2020

A total of $132,320.00 has been awarded in the latest funding round for the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA).

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Mangawhai Community Park work update
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Mangawhai Community Park work update

  • September 01, 2020

Mangawhai Community Park work update. 

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Further funding announced for Kaipara District Council
Community Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

Further funding announced for Kaipara District Council

  • August 28, 2020

Minister Shane Jones has announced $15 million for Kaipara District Council for shovel ready infrastructure projects

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Kaipara District Council approves old Mangawhai Fire Station to be demolished
Joint projects Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council approves old Mangawhai Fire Station to be demolished

  • August 26, 2020

Councillors this morning voted in favour of the former fire station building at 09 Wood Street to be demolished.

The Council owned building is unoccupied. The Mangawhai Fire Station has been in its new modern premises at 191 Molesworth Drive since late 2019.

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Dargaville Pontoon Construction to Begin September 2020
Joint projects Dargaville Kaipara KickStart

Dargaville Pontoon Construction to Begin September 2020

  • August 13, 2020

Construction work for the new Dargaville pontoon is set to begin next month. The work is part of Kaipara KickStart, an umbrella programme led by Kaipara District Council and funded by the Provincial Growth Fund, to grow the district’s economy and increase community wellbeing.

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Kaipara District Council awards funds to 41 community groups and organisations
Community Funding Joint projects

Kaipara District Council awards funds to 41 community groups and organisations

  • July 17, 2020

More than $122,000 has been awarded in the latest Kaipara District Council funding rounds for Community Grants, Rural Travel Fund, and Creative Communities Scheme.

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Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District

  • June 25, 2020

An online talk with NIWA, Plant & Food Research, and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research will present valuable climate and soil research for the district’s landowners. 

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Kaipara District Council announces Wood Street revitalisation funds
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Kaipara District Council announces Wood Street revitalisation funds

  • June 25, 2020

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded funds to Kaipara District Council for the next stage in the Wood Street revitalisation project. The funds are part of the Innovating Streets programme and pilot fund, which supports councils to deliver more vibrant and people-friendly public spaces by employing ‘tactical urbanism’. The grant will fund 90 percent of an interim treatment that will inform a permanent future upgrade in Wood Street.

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Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval

  • May 29, 2020

Approval from MBIE on the Kaipara Water Transport Network and Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case means the Council can embark on the next stage of the project.

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The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara
Community Parks

The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara

  • May 20, 2020

Treat water like gold.

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Free online talk on productive land use
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on productive land use

  • May 18, 2020

An online talk hosted by the Kaipara District Council will present valuable opportunities for the district’s landowners, and other businesses related to the horticulture industry.

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Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business

  • March 04, 2020

Kaipara Kai, a support base for landowners and the kai industry was opened for business in Ruawai by Hon. Shane Jones today.

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New Technology improves safety at schools
Community Roads

New Technology improves safety at schools

  • February 02, 2020

New road safety measures are being introduced outside several Kaipara schools to help make drivers more aware they are approaching school zones and the need to slow down.

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Mangawhai Park comes of age
Community Mangawhai Parks Playgrounds

Mangawhai Park comes of age

  • November 27, 2019

A new governance structure has been established for Mangawhai Community Park, recognising the new level of maturity in the Park’s development.

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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