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What are we doing well and where do we need to focus?
- February 24, 2021
How are we doing?
Every year the Council asks the public how we’re doing.
Using an independent research company we survey a randomly selected group of people about their interactions with Council over the last year, and what they think of our services.
Knowing that helps us identify where we’re doing well and what we need to improve.
We’re always looking at how to make things better and your feedback is a gift. Last year we started looking at our processes to make it easier for customers to interact with us. We’d like to check on our progress.
If you get a letter soon asking you to take part in a survey on our behalf, please take some time out to complete it. It’ll help us know what to focus on next.
- September 28, 2023
Twenty-one Kaipara residents were welcomed as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville.Read more
- 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).Read more
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.Read more
- May 25, 2023
Fourteen Kaipara residents from eleven nationalities were celebrated and recognised as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville on Monday.Read more
- April 27, 2023
Commemorative ceremonies took place around Kaipara District on Tuesday in observance of ANZAC day.
- October 27, 2022
Two special artworks that adorn the Dargaville library were blessed at a joint community and Council celebration.Read more
- September 30, 2022
A first-ever Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy will provide a much-needed boost to the arts sector in Kaipara.Read more
- September 29, 2022
Dargaville Library will undergo a colourful makeover during the school holidays, thanks to local artist Micaela van den Berg.Read more
- 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.Read more
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.Read more
- May 25, 2022
The Ruawai-Raupō community adaptation planning project is underway and the project team from Kaipara District Council is organising the first community event in Ruawai.Read more
- January 18, 2022
‘A breath of fresh air’ is how one industry professional describes the Kaipara District Resource Consents team since the Council made substantial improvements to their resource consent service.Read more
- November 03, 2021
Creative Northland on behalf of Kaipara District Council will be the lead on public consultation to gather, analyse and prepare documentation of key findings that will inform a 10 year Arts, Culture and Heritage strategy for the Kaipara.Read more
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).Read more
- August 24, 2021
While our libraries are closed during Level 4 and Level 3, online services are available and brimming with choice. eBooks, magazines and newspapers, audiobooks and more are on offer, and all free!Read more
- August 11, 2021
A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- May 10, 2021
A fresh, new, tikanga-based approach to organisational change, a new strategy designed to overcome the digital divide, and two examples of outstanding personal leadership have helped Northland councils scoop four awards available to local government managers.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
Kaipara District Council awards Creative Communities Scheme funding to six applicants
- April 21, 2021
Some of Kaipara’s arts projects got a boost recently with $14,894.80 awarded in the latest Creative Communities Scheme funding round.Read more
- April 13, 2021
Author Tere Davies will be talking about her book and answering questions on April 20 in Dargaville.Read more