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Mangawhai shared path works and Village intersection improvements set to start late May 2021
Footpaths Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Mangawhai shared path works and Village intersection improvements set to start late May 2021

Construction work for Phase One of the Mangawhai shared path and Village intersection improvements is set to start later this month.

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Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District
Wastewater Water Water Supply

Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District

Some of the works happening around the 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LittaTrap Installation
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Dargaville

LittaTrap Installation

Collaborative stormwater project kicks off with first LittaTrap installed in Mangawhai

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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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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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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 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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