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Monday 6 December 2021

Kaipara is now in Red of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). More details can be found on the Council website.

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Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites
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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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Tomo on Gordon Street
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Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

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

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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
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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's November roading report
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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
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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
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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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An invitation to reimagine our libraries!
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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
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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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Representation Review set for 2022 elections
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Representation Review set for 2022 elections

  • October 28, 2021

After considering submissions, Kaipara district elected members today confirmed a proposal for council’s representation arrangements ahead of the 2022/2025 local body elections.

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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes
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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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Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish
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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
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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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Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone
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Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone

  • October 06, 2021

If you’re connected to Council’s treated water supply system, your most recent water invoice may have shown an increase in the cost for your first cubic meter of water.

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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta
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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

  • September 30, 2021

Considerations from Kaipara District about the Three Waters Reforms.

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External funding stand out aspect of the 2020/2021 Kaipara District Council Annual Report
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External funding stand out aspect of the 2020/2021 Kaipara District Council Annual Report

  • September 29, 2021

Kaipara District Council adopted its Annual Report for 2020/201 at the September meeting, showcasing a year of challenges amidst lockdowns, boundary closures and forthcoming significant change.

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Upcoming Road Works - October 2021
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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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Audit report supports plans
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Audit report supports plans

  • September 23, 2021

It’s ‘steady as she goes’ for Kaipara District Council after Deloitte reported their 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP) provides a ‘reasonable basis for accountability to the community’.

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 New Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee
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New Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee

  • September 23, 2021

Kaipara District Council has welcomed Philip Jones as the independent chair of their Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.

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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
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Kaihu Valley Trail September Update

  • September 16, 2021

A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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How are you represented at the Council table?
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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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Discussion Documents out for consultation
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Discussion Documents out for consultation

  • August 25, 2021

A reminder to Have Your Say on our Discussion Documents, and some changes to our plans because of COVID-19.

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New Reserve Management Plans for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park
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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
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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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Time to be sensible around flushing
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Time to be sensible around flushing

  • August 16, 2021

The council is upgrading wastewater systems and is asking people to flush responsibly.

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Kaihu Valley Trail August update
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Kaihu Valley Trail August update

  • August 11, 2021

A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Support for Arts in Kaipara
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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 makes a stand against Dome Valley Rubbish Tip Resource Consent
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Council makes a stand against Dome Valley Rubbish Tip Resource Consent

  • July 09, 2021

Council has decided to make a stand by voting to oppose the recently granted Dome Valley Landfill resource consent, at the June council meeting.

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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.
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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
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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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New stormwater line along Jervois Street
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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
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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
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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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Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain
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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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New Independent Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee
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New Independent Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee

  • June 16, 2021

Announcing the appointment of Geoff Copstick as the independent chair of Kaipara District Council’s Audit, Risk & Finance subcommittee, replacing Stana Pezic who finished up in December after 3 years as independent chair.

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New Fees and Charges to start July 2021
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New Fees and Charges to start July 2021

  • June 16, 2021

New Fees and Charges for the coming 2021-2022 year were adopted at the May Council meeting.

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Dargaville Library reopens after makeover
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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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Stormwater works on Hokianga Road
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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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Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District
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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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How are we doing?
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How are we doing?

  • May 19, 2021

Every year the Council surveys residents to see how we are tracking. 

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Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District
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Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District

  • May 05, 2021

Some of the works happening around the District. 

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Kaihu Valley Trail May Update
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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
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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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Mangawhai Central plan change approved
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Mangawhai Central plan change approved

  • April 28, 2021

Kaipara District Council has accepted the recommendation from the Hearings Panel to approve Private Plan Change 78. 

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Ratepayer Newsletter -  April 2021
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Ratepayer Newsletter - April 2021

  • April 13, 2021

In the first few months of 2021 there’s been a trickle of new information which has led to a substantial update on the long-running story of the debt levels of Kaipara District Council’s Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme

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Author Tere Davies talk about Dreaming of Thee
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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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Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up
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Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up

  • April 12, 2021

The Council will be reviewing its representation arrangements later this year and is calling for community feedback now before formulating any specific proposals.

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Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear
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Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear

  • April 07, 2021

Kaipara District Council has published a report about the outstanding historic debt and capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme (MWWS). 

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Bad parking behaviour around schools
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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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Electorates under review in Kaipara
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Electorates under review in Kaipara

  • March 03, 2021

Kaipara District Council has begun a review of local electoral boundaries to ensure our rapid growth is reflected in our elected representation and to accommodate a new Māori ward.

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New library for Mangawhai?
Long term plan 2021-2031

New library for Mangawhai?

  • February 24, 2021

The Council will be consulting on a proposal to secure land for a future new library in Mangawhai as part of their long-term planning. Towards a Better Kaipara, the Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-2031 will determine where the Council focuses over the next 10 years. 

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Talk with Elected Members about future plans
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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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Improving civic facilities in Dargaville
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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
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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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Kaihu Valley Trail Update
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Kaihu Valley Trail Update

  • January 29, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is one section of the Ancient Kauri Trail that will be developed in stages and eventually link Ōmāpere, on the Hokianga Harbour, to the Mangawhai Coast.

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Recycling crates reduce waste
Long term plan 2021-2031

Recycling crates reduce waste

  • January 27, 2021

Kaipara has a poor track record for recycling. In summer 2020, a snapshot audit of rubbish bags found 860kgs of 3196kg could have been recycled. That’s 27% of the rubbish we send to landfill.

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New Valuations out for properties
Council business

New Valuations out for properties

  • January 27, 2021

Look out for the new Government Valuation for your property in the mail from 04 February.

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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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Ratepayer Newsletter - January 2021
Ratepayer Newsletter Water Long term plan 2021-2031

Ratepayer Newsletter - January 2021

  • January 19, 2021

‘Water’ will be a word to watch in 2021, as far as Kaipara District Council is concerned. To start with,
low river flows mean water restrictions are in place for our largest reticulated town supply to Dargaville
and Baylys Beach.

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Long Term Plan Consultation
Long term plan 2021-2031

Long Term Plan Consultation

  • January 13, 2021

We will soon be consulting on our Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031, which will guide where we focus over the next ten years. 

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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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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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Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update
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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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Council closedown over December/January
Community Council business

Council closedown over December/January

  • December 01, 2020

Some Council services and offices will be closed over December/January.

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Private Plan Change 78  Estuary Estates/Mangawhai Central
Mangawhai Planning and Building Council business

Private Plan Change 78 Estuary Estates/Mangawhai Central

  • November 30, 2020

The Private Plan Change is currently adjourned at the direction of the commissioners. 

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Looking after the humble swale
Water

Looking after the humble swale

  • November 23, 2020

Have you ever looked at a verge or berm around your area and wondered why it has a dip in its centre? That subtle depression is doing an incredibly important job – it’s called a swale and they're an essential part of our stormwater services.

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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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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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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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It’s time to start thinking about your water use again
Water Community

It’s time to start thinking about your water use again

  • November 04, 2020

The beautiful stretch of weather we’ve been enjoying is great for the beach, but not for water supplies. Being wise with water at the beginning of the season can ease the pressures later on. Let’s streeeeeeech the supply as far as we can.

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Council votes for Māori ward
Council business

Council votes for Māori ward

  • November 03, 2020

Kaipara District Council has voted to establish a new Māori ward to improve opportunities for Māori to contribute to local Government decision-making. 

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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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Kaipara District Council opts in to water reform discussions
Community Water

Kaipara District Council opts in to water reform discussions

  • September 04, 2020

Kaipara District Council Elected Members opted in to the first part of a reform of the three waters system when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the end of August.

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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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Communities benefit from Council support
Community Council business

Communities benefit from Council support

  • August 06, 2020

Business and community groups affected by Covid-19 lockdown are benefitting from support offered by Kaipara District Council.

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