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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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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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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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Mangawhai Shared Path update
Joint projects Mangawhai Footpaths Mangawhai Community Plan

Mangawhai Shared Path update

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

Wood Street – What’s Happening

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

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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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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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

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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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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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

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

Wood Street Revitalisation Project Recent Survey Results

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

Wood Street revitalisation project: Feedback wanted for entrance survey

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

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Wood Street revitalisation project
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street revitalisation project

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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Reconvened Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change Hearing
Mangawhai

Reconvened Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change Hearing

Updates for the continued Hearing for the Private Plan Change 78 (Mangawhai Central/Estuary Estates)

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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

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

Painting, planting, and a one way Wood Street

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

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

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

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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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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Mangawhai Community Park improvements
Joint projects Mangawhai

Mangawhai Community Park improvements

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

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

Works start for Wood Street revitalisation project

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

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Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park
Joint projects Mangawhai

Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park

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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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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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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Mangawhai Customer Service gets new art
Mangawhai

Mangawhai Customer Service gets new art

New local art hanging in the Mangawhai offices.

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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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New lining and lid for Thelma Road South wastewater pump station
Mangawhai

New lining and lid for Thelma Road South wastewater pump station

Have you seen the team working down on Thelma Road South in Mangawhai? They're carrying out maintenance on the wastewater pump station, installing a new lining and lid.

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Concept Designs unveiled for first part of Mangawhai Shared Path Network
Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Concept Designs unveiled for first part of Mangawhai Shared Path Network

Two shared path open sessions were held for the community last week. There was a strong community turnout, and those who attended were able to view the concept design for stage 1 and the route plan for the wider project. These are now available on the Mangawhai Community Plan website

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

Kaipara District Council awards funds to 12 Mangawhai organisations

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

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

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

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

Kaipara District Council announces Wood Street revitalisation funds

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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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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