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Supporting ANZAC commemorations around the District
Community

Supporting ANZAC commemorations around the District

We are so proud to support the ANZAC commemorations around our District. 

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Mangawhai Central plan change approved
Council business Mangawhai Planning and Building

Mangawhai Central plan change approved

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

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Kaipara District Council awards Creative Communities Scheme funding to six applicants
Community Culture Funding

Kaipara District Council awards Creative Communities Scheme funding to six applicants

Some of Kaipara’s arts projects got a boost recently with $14,894.80 awarded in the latest Creative Communities Scheme funding round. 

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Safety improvements in Kaiwaka
Kaiwaka Footpaths Roads

Safety improvements in Kaiwaka

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

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Ripiro Beach User Survey - We want to hear from you
Community Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach User Survey - We want to hear from you

Ripiro Beach runs from the bottom of the Maunganui Bluff through to Pouto Peninsula.

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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

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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Ratepayer Newsletter -  April 2021
Water Mangawhai Council business Ratepayer Newsletter

Ratepayer Newsletter - April 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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Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up
Council business Community Representation Review

Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up

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
Mangawhai Water Council business

Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear

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

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Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  
Joint projects Kaiwaka Parks

Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  

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

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

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

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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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

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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What’s happening with the Gumdiggers Track in Mangawhai?
Community Mangawhai

What’s happening with the Gumdiggers Track in Mangawhai?

Gumdiggers Track is a walkway formed by the Mangawhai Recreational Charitable Trust (the Trust). 

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

Kaiwaka footbridges in the west

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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Electorates under review in Kaipara
Community Council business

Electorates under review in Kaipara

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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Poisoned pōhutukawa trees saddens community and Council
Community Mangawhai

Poisoned pōhutukawa trees saddens community and Council

Two pōhutukawa trees have been poisoned by vandals in Mangawhai. The trees – approximately fifteen years old and growing on Council-owned coastal reserve – are exhibiting crown damage and other signs of herbicide poisoning.

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New library for Mangawhai?
Long term plan 2021-2031

New library for Mangawhai?

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
Community Funding Mangawhai Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031

Talk with Elected Members about future plans

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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Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance
Parks

Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance

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

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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Found stock in Maungaturoto
Community

Found stock in Maungaturoto

Are you missing some stock? Our Animal Management team has collected some wandering sheep from Maungaturoto last week.

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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

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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Funding rounds open
Community Funding

Funding rounds open

Creative Communities Scheme is now open for funding applications. The funding is available to support a wide range of arts projects – previous recipients include Te Kopuru School for their Matariki celebrations and the Mangawhai Museum for their Winter Series.

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Kaihu Valley Trail Update
Joint projects Dargaville Roads Parks Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail Update

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

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

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

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

‘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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Parking issues across Kaipara
Roads

Parking issues across Kaipara

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

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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Long Term Plan Consultation
Long term plan 2021-2031

Long Term Plan Consultation

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

We are currently experiencing a spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti in our parks and public toilets.
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Firefighters giving back
Community

Firefighters giving back

When Brian Armstrong and David Buttenshaw joined Fire and Emergency NZ as volunteers, they were both looking for the chance to give back to his community.

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Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed
Joint projects Kaiwaka Bridges Footpaths Roads Parks

Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed

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

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

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

A labour of love now blessed.

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2020 Citizen & Environmental Award Winners celebrated
Community Citizen Awards

2020 Citizen & Environmental Award Winners celebrated

Kaipara District’s 2020 Citizen & Environmental Awards have been presented.

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New picnic tables around Mangawhai
Mangawhai Parks

New picnic tables around Mangawhai

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

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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

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

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

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Property revaluation coming early 2021
Community

Property revaluation coming early 2021

Your next property revaluation is set to arrive in early 2021.

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Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi
Parks

Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi

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

Private Plan Change 78 Estuary Estates/Mangawhai Central

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

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Pearson Street Reserve
Mangawhai Parks

Pearson Street Reserve

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

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

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Looking after the humble swale
Water

Looking after the humble swale

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

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

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

 

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EnviroSchools Water for Life
Water Joint projects

EnviroSchools Water for Life

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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Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November
Joint projects Community Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November

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

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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

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

Parks and Te Roroa join forces to combat pest plants

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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Council votes for Māori ward
Council business

Council votes for Māori ward

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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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

Fire Station cleared in Wood Street.

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Long Term Plan Market days a success
Community

Long Term Plan Market days a success

Council looking for feedback to help with the Long Term Plan.

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

Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals

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

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

Dargaville pontoon completion kicks off Kaipara Wharves project

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LittaTrap Installation
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Dargaville

LittaTrap Installation

Collaborative stormwater project kicks off with first LittaTrap installed in Mangawhai

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Thumbs up for Food Safety Inspections at Kaipara District Council
Community

Thumbs up for Food Safety Inspections at Kaipara District Council

The Kaipara District Council has passed a review of its accreditation as a recognised agency to conduct food verification with flying colours. 

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Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade
Community Joint projects Dargaville

Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade

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

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

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

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 opts in to water reform discussions
Community Water

Kaipara District Council opts in to water reform discussions

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

Further funding announced for Kaipara District Council

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

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Communities benefit from Council support
Community Council business

Communities benefit from Council support

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

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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

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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The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara
Community Parks

The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara

Treat water like gold.

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Have your say on Kaipara’s proposed new Consolidated General Bylaw
Community

Have your say on Kaipara’s proposed new Consolidated General Bylaw

Kaipara District Council is proposing to replace their old Bylaws with a new, tidier version and is asking the community for input before it is finalised.

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Kaipara District Council calls for Citizens Awards nominations, announces inaugural  community award
Community Citizen Awards

Kaipara District Council calls for Citizens Awards nominations, announces inaugural community award

Nominations have opened for a new set of awards that Kaipara District Council has announced to acknowledge the work of individuals and organisations who protect and enhance the District’s unique environment.

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New Technology improves safety at schools
Community Roads

New Technology improves safety at schools

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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