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Large crowd turns out to celebrate new Pouto wharf
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Large crowd turns out to celebrate new Pouto wharf

  • June 14, 2024

Close to 100 people came together at the southern tip of the Pouto Peninsula to celebrate the opening of a new wharf in Kaipara.

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 Rates increases drop after deliberations
Community Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Rates increases drop after deliberations

  • June 13, 2024

Earlier projections of a 15.1 percent average rates increase for 2024/2025 have dropped following Kaipara District Council Long Term Plan (LTP) deliberations.

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Q1 rates invoices landing later than usual
Council business Rates

Q1 rates invoices landing later than usual

  • June 04, 2024

Rates for 2024/2025 rating year are on track to be confirmed one month later than usual at the end of July.

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Council sets fees and charges for 2024-2025
Council business

Council sets fees and charges for 2024-2025

  • May 30, 2024

Council adopted new Fees and Charges for the coming 2024-2025 year at the May Council Meeting. 

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Record feedback for Kaipara District Long Term Plan
Council business Community Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Record feedback for Kaipara District Long Term Plan

  • May 17, 2024

Long term plan hearings this week have given community members an opportunity to get up front and face to face with Kaipara District Council elected members.

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Thank you for speaking up for Kaipara
Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Thank you for speaking up for Kaipara

  • May 08, 2024

Consultation for the Kaipara District Council Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 closed Saturday 4 May.

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ANZAC commemorations across Kaipara District
Community Council business Dargaville Hakaru Matakohe Maungaturoto

ANZAC commemorations across Kaipara District

  • April 26, 2024

Commemorative ceremonies took place across Kaipara District on Wednesday in observance of ANZAC day.

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Council will use asset sale to reduce debt 
Council business Ruawai

Council will use asset sale to reduce debt 

  • April 05, 2024

Proceeds from sale of a house in Ruawai are to be used to reduce debt after elected members rescinded a decision they made in December to use the money for capital projects within the Raupo drainage scheme. 

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Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027
Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027

  • April 04, 2024

Kaipara District Council elected members adopted the Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 consultation document in the council meeting on Wednesday, kickstarting the feedback period opening today.

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Have your say on Fees and Charges 2024/2025
Council business

Have your say on Fees and Charges 2024/2025

  • April 04, 2024

Kaipara District Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed fees and charges for the coming 2024/2025 year. 

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Pouto wharf update - March 2024
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Wharves

Pouto wharf update - March 2024

  • March 07, 2024

Work on Pouto wharf has been progressing well during weather and tidal windows, with the crew taking every opportunity to complete piling works, concreting, and install bearers. With most of the piles now in place, the crew are focused on completing the bracing and joists over the next fortnight.

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We’ll be at Northland Field Days
Community Council business

We’ll be at Northland Field Days

  • February 14, 2024

Our Planners will be on hand to answer your questions general questions about development or subdividing, or talk to your Elected Members about what’s important to you.

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New rating valuations for Kaipara
Council business

New rating valuations for Kaipara

  • January 31, 2024

Look out for the new Rating Valuation for your property in the mail.  

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Working Party to accelerate Dargaville Town Hall restoration
Council business Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031 Planning and Building

Working Party to accelerate Dargaville Town Hall restoration

  • December 01, 2023

Replacement of Dargaville’s Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall Annex after its demolished is to get a hurry-along with an Elected Member working group established to give the project more focus.

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Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024
Climate Change Ruawai Stormwater Long term plan 2021-2031

Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024

  • December 01, 2023

A motion moved by Kaipara District Council Mayor Jepson has paused the Ruawai Adaptive Pathways programme until the public has had their say through the next Long Term Plan consultation.

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Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads Stormwater

Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed

  • November 22, 2023

We have now finalised the design for Wood Street. A huge thanks to everyone who has been involved over the years and through the design trials to get to this permanent design.

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Kaipara District Council at community markets
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Maungaturoto Rates

Kaipara District Council at community markets

  • October 27, 2023

Over the next two weekends, Kaipara District Council Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about attending markets around the district.

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Motion upheld regarding Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme
Climate Change Council business Ruawai

Motion upheld regarding Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme

  • October 27, 2023

Kaipara District Council Elected Members supported a motion by Mayor Craig Jepson regarding the Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme.

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Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023
Annual Report Council business Roads

Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023

  • October 27, 2023

Kaipara District Council has adopted their Annual Report for 2022/2023. The report was unanimously adopted in the 25 October meeting.

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Council decision cements solution for Fagan Place community housing
Annual Plan Community Council business Mangawhai

Council decision cements solution for Fagan Place community housing

  • October 11, 2023

A recent decision by Kaipara District Council has given Fagan Place community housing tenants assurance on a way forward for new warm, dry, modern and healthy homes. 

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Kaipara District Council discontinues climate policy and cancels emission accounting contract
Climate Change Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Kaipara District Council discontinues climate policy and cancels emission accounting contract

  • September 29, 2023

A Notice of Motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Jonathan Larsen to discontinue Kaipara District Council’s climate policy and cancel its emission accounting contract was approved at the September Council meeting.

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Working party formed to nail down Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards
Council business District Plan Planning and Building

Working party formed to nail down Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards

  • September 28, 2023

A new working party, made up of elected members, Kaipara District Council (KDC) staff and input from external expert advice has been appointed to work on the new Engineering Standards for the district.

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A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision
Council business Emergency Management Long Term Plan 2024-2027

A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision

  • September 28, 2023

A shortened Long Term Plan with a focus on recovery was approved by Kaipara District Council earlier this week.

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Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing
Kaipara Libraries Joint projects Dargaville Community

Calling on the community to support reading for pleasure and wellbeing

  • September 25, 2023

Soon, Dargaville and Te Kopuru locals will see little libraries popping up around the community.

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Removing problem trees to build Northland’s resilience and warm its people
Roads Joint projects Funding Emergency Management Community

Removing problem trees to build Northland’s resilience and warm its people

  • September 05, 2023

A new collaborative project has arisen from the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, which aims to build Northland’s resilience to future adverse weather events by tackling the problem of fallen and at-risk trees.

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Te Ara o Te Whai - Mangawhai boardwalk opens to public
Annual Plan Culture Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

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.

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Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion
Annual Plan Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion

  • July 10, 2023

Progress has been tracking well on the second phase of the Mangawhai shared path, with the boardwalk section now stretching right across the water by the causeway.

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Kaipara District Council sets rates and confirms work programme for 2023-2024
Annual Plan Council business Rates

Kaipara District Council sets rates and confirms work programme for 2023-2024

  • June 29, 2023

Kaipara District Council Elected Members have adopted the Annual Plan 2023-2024, with an average rates rise of 4.96 percent (excluding water charges).

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Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September

  • June 27, 2023

Contractors working on the finishing touches for Poutō wharf have had to down tools until conditions are more favourable to complete the remaining piling and wharf head.

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Lychgate restored to former glory
Community Joint projects Parks

Lychgate restored to former glory

  • June 15, 2023

Kaipara District Council Parks and Open Spaces team manage six of the district’s cemeteries and recently funded community-led work to repair the gates to their former glory.

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Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail officially opens
Joint projects Kaihu Kaihu Valley Trail

Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail officially opens

  • June 13, 2023

A sunny day set the scene for the official opening of Stage One of the Kaihu Valley Trail (KVT), which was celebrated with a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Ahikiwi Marae on Saturday 10 June.

 

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Out and about at Kaipara community markets
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Out and about at Kaipara community markets

  • May 10, 2023

Over the next month, Elected Members and Council staff are attending community markets around Kaipara District.

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Permanent upgrade of Wood Street to start next year
Annual Plan Community Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Permanent upgrade of Wood Street to start next year

  • May 08, 2023

Construction of the permanent upgrade for Wood Street will take place next year, after Council has signalled prioritising emergency works over planned projects for the upcoming Annual Plan 2023/2024.

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Kaipara District Council continues work on Annual Plan 2023/2024
Annual Plan Community Council business

Kaipara District Council continues work on Annual Plan 2023/2024

  • April 27, 2023

At the April Council meeting Kaipara District Council staff presented the latest financial statements for the draft Annual Plan 2023/2024, alongside a projected rates increase averaging 4.98 percent across the district.

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Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   
Community Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   

  • April 27, 2023

A healthy environment, prosperous economy and dependable roading are included in the community outcomes Kaipara District Council has set for the next few years.

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Dargaville Town Hall to close
Council business Dargaville

Dargaville Town Hall to close

  • April 21, 2023

The Dargaville Town Hall will be closed from Monday 24 April in the interest of public safety following damage sustained during Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Supply

Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit

  • April 12, 2023

Late last month a warm Kaipara sun shone on a group of farmers and growers keen to hear about a season of growing squash in Maunganui Bluff, north of Dargaville.  

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Kaipara District Council Fees & Charges for 2023/2024 out for feedback
Annual Plan Community Council business

Kaipara District Council Fees & Charges for 2023/2024 out for feedback

  • April 11, 2023

Kaipara District Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed fees and charges for the 2023/2024 year.

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Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed
Council business Dargaville Parks

Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed

  • March 29, 2023

Kaipara District Council has confirmed the governance membership for the Harding Park Committee, and appointments to the Pou Tu o Te Rangi Joint Management Committee.

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New Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council
Council business

New Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council

  • February 17, 2023

Mayor Craig Jepson has announced that Jason Marris will be the next Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council.

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State of Emergency declared for Northland as a precationary step
Community Council business Emergency Management

State of Emergency declared for Northland as a precationary step

  • February 12, 2023

A precautionary state of emergency has been declared for Northland as at 4.30pm Sunday 12 February, for an initial period of seven days, as part of the regional response to Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy
Council business Footpaths Roads

Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy

  • February 08, 2023

Kaipara District Council is asking residents to mow their own roadside berms to keep Kaipara neighbourhoods tidy. 

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Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point

  • January 25, 2023

Salt services, a professional dive team, spent most of a day early last week pulling an old car wreck out of the water. The car had been submerged some years ago and was resting where work was starting on the wharf head.

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Pot unlocked for Poutō Point amenity improvements
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Parks Roads Wharves

Pot unlocked for Poutō Point amenity improvements

  • January 10, 2023

Improvements to the Poutō Point carpark area can progress in 2023 thanks to further funding from Kaipara District Council.

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Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season

  • December 22, 2022

The growing season for the Kaipara Water demonstration sites has kicked off with the Maunganui Bluff site planted out with squash earlier this week.

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Patience urged as regional road repairs continue
Joint projects Roads

Patience urged as regional road repairs continue

  • December 15, 2022

Northland motorists are being asked to be patient this summer as the Northland Transportation Alliance battles relentless wet weather while attempting roading repairs.

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Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible
Community Planning and Building Joint projects

Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible

  • December 13, 2022

The four councils in our region are working together on a plan to make our communities more accessible to live, work, play and visit.

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Kaipara District Council opening of meetings - Mayoral Statement
Council business

Kaipara District Council opening of meetings - Mayoral Statement

  • December 13, 2022

Opening of Meetings

There have been many reports in the mainstream media and social media that show a misunderstanding of the legal obligations of the Kaipara District Council and its elected members in respect of this issue.

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Poutō wharf takes shape
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Long term plan 2021-2031 Wharves

Poutō wharf takes shape

  • December 09, 2022

The construction of Poutō wharf has really been trucking along recently, with another dozen piles driven in the ground last week.

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Kaipara District Council meetings – Mayoral statement
Council business

Kaipara District Council meetings – Mayoral statement

  • December 08, 2022

An open and frank discussion took place today (7 December) between the Mayor of Kaipara District and the eight Councillors present.

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Council services during Christmas and New Year break
Animal Management Community Council business Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Planning and Building Ripiro Beach Ruawai Rubbish and Recycling Te Kopuru

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • December 05, 2022

Summer holidays are fast approaching! During this time critical Council services continue, with some changes due to staff availability.

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Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads

Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville

  • December 05, 2022

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people in Dargaville to get on their bikes with a Transport Choice programme grant of approximately $8,000,000 to be provided to Kaipara District Council, announced on 4 December 2022.

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Kaipara's Council Committee Structure and membership confirmed 
Council business

Kaipara's Council Committee Structure and membership confirmed 

  • December 02, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s committee structure, the committee membership and chairs, and the external appointments for the new triennium have been confirmed. 

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Poutō wharf construction update
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction update

  • November 07, 2022

If you live in Poutō or have gone for a drive down recently, you will have seen some of the wharf construction taking shape.

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council
Community Council business Dargaville

Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council

  • October 20, 2022

Kaipara’s newly elected Council will be sworn in at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October at the Lighthouse Function Centre, Pou Tu o Te Rangi Harding Park.   

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Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report
Annual Report Council business

Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report

  • September 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council has adopted their Annual Report for 2021/2022. The report was unanimously adopted in the September meeting, the last meeting of the term for the current Council.

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A boost for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Kaipara
Culture Long term plan 2021-2031

A boost for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Kaipara

  • September 30, 2022

A first-ever Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy will provide a much-needed boost to the arts sector in Kaipara.

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Wharf works begin at Poutō
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Wharf works begin at Poutō

  • September 29, 2022

Physical works for Poutō wharf have begun. Earlier in the month, Waikaretu marae led a blessing ahead of construction starting.

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Teaming up to clean up
Biosecurity Community Dargaville Joint projects Parks

Teaming up to clean up

  • September 21, 2022

A chainsaw course for Dargaville High School students saw wattle and other pest plants removed from Old Mt Wesley cemetery.  

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Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Footpaths Annual Plan

Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design

  • September 16, 2022

The second phase of the Mangawhai shared path cranks up construction next month, and includes a collaboratively designed boardwalk running alongside the causeway.

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Kaipara District Council appoints interim Chief Executive
Council business

Kaipara District Council appoints interim Chief Executive

  • September 15, 2022

Following the recent announcement that current Chief Executive Louise Miller will be stepping down, Kaipara District Council has appointed Jason Marris as interim Chief Executive, while an external recruitment firm undertakes the search for a permanent appointment.

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Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • September 15, 2022

Kaipara District Council has confirmed sunflowers and squash for the second growing season of the Kaipara Water demonstration sites.

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Kaihu Valley Trail September update
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail Roads

Kaihu Valley Trail September update

  • September 08, 2022

An update on the Kaihu Valley Trail including fencing progress, funding and latest finds along the trail.

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New zones to complete MAZ skatepark
Funding Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Community Parks

New zones to complete MAZ skatepark

  • September 02, 2022

The Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) Trust will soon start work on a new Flow Bowl and Street Skateboarding Plaza, following a grant from Kaipara District Council.

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Better off with funding for community hubs
Community Funding Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031 Three Waters Review

Better off with funding for community hubs

  • September 01, 2022

Two new community hubs move a step closer with Kaipara District Council opting to apply for the Three Waters Better Off Funding Package, provided by Central Government, to help fund them

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Blessing event heralds completion of first phase
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Blessing event heralds completion of first phase

  • August 31, 2022

A blessing event carried out with Te Uri o Hau iwi representatives earlier this week signalled the completion of the first phase of the Mangawhai shared path works.

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Poutō wharf works get set to kick off
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf works get set to kick off

  • August 24, 2022

Work to construct Poutō wharf is set to begin shortly.

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Council improves system resilience
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Wastewater Water Supply

Council improves system resilience

  • August 23, 2022

The first part of a multi-phase project to manage Council’s water and wastewater asset network more efficiently and improve its resilience is complete.

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Mangawhai balance tank takes shape
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Mangawhai balance tank takes shape

  • August 08, 2022

Last week saw the first of the pre-cast concrete slabs for Mangawhai’s new wastewater balance tank carefully craned into place.

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Passionate about Ruawai's future?
Climate Change Community Long term plan 2021-2031 Ruawai

Passionate about Ruawai's future?

  • August 02, 2022

If you are passionate about Ruawai and its future, the newly created Ruawai Adaptive Pathways Community Panel is looking for members just like you!

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Pre-Election Report outlines challenges and opportunities
Council business

Pre-Election Report outlines challenges and opportunities

  • July 29, 2022

Kaipara District Council has released its Pre-Election Report for 2022.

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Kaipara District Council Chief Executive steps down
Council business

Kaipara District Council Chief Executive steps down

  • July 14, 2022

Louise Miller, has advised today that she will step down from her role as Chief Executive of Kaipara District Council on 28 October, after the new Council is sworn in.

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Kaipara District Council confirms rates and adopts Annual Plan 2022-2023
Annual Plan Council business

Kaipara District Council confirms rates and adopts Annual Plan 2022-2023

  • June 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council Elected Members have unanimously adopted the Annual Plan 2022-2023, with an average general rates rise of 4.86 percent (excluding water charges, and allowing for 1 percent growth).

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Kaipara District Council adopts Fees & Charges for 2022-2023
Council business

Kaipara District Council adopts Fees & Charges for 2022-2023

  • June 08, 2022

New Fees and Charges for the coming 2022-2023 year were adopted at the May Council meeting.

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Poutō wharf information session
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf information session

  • June 08, 2022

Find out about the new wharf at an information drop-in session 3 July 2022. 

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Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path

  • June 08, 2022

With the courtesy crossings for phase one now complete, the Mangawhai shared path team and contractors got the spades and mulch out and ticked off the planting, getting the final shrubs and trees in the ground last week.

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Projected rates rise drops as work continues on Annual Plan
Annual Plan Long term plan 2021-2031

Projected rates rise drops as work continues on Annual Plan

  • May 25, 2022

Council staff brought the final draft of the Annual Plan to a briefing earlier this month, presenting recent financial statements alongside a rates increase averaging 4.86 percent.

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Balance tank build begins
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balance tank build begins

  • May 11, 2022

A new balance tank for Mangawhai's wastewater treatment plant is one step closer to completion, with the first pre-cast concrete slabs poured for the tank structure.

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Te Tai Tokerau councils adopt region-wide climate adaptation strategy
Climate Change Community Joint projects

Te Tai Tokerau councils adopt region-wide climate adaptation strategy

  • May 11, 2022

Te Tai Tokerau councils celebrated a unique milestone in April after the adoption of New Zealand’s first region-wide climate adaptation strategy.

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A new vision for Kaipara's libraries
Community Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031

A new vision for Kaipara's libraries

  • May 10, 2022

Kaipara District Council has voted unanimously to adopt a ten year library strategy, paving the way forward for an equitable, modern library service.

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Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed

  • April 14, 2022

Elected Members have unanimously approved paying the forecasted $265,000 project shortfall for Poutō wharf, funded from the district’s financial contributions reserves.

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Kaihu Valley Trail April update
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail Roads

Kaihu Valley Trail April update

  • April 13, 2022

Check out the latest happenings on the Kaihu Valley Trail progress, including the discovery of some railway artefacts.

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Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaiwaka

Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka

  • March 30, 2022

Two new footbridges were opened at a double ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Kaipara township of Kaiwaka on Saturday 26 March.

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Harvest begins across demonstration sites
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Harvest begins across demonstration sites

  • March 16, 2022

Harvesting is underway across the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. 

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Update on Poutō wharf
Joint projects Infrastructure projects Wharves Kaipara KickStart

Update on Poutō wharf

  • March 11, 2022

Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and other delays to the programme have inevitably slowed the Poutō wharf project, but the team have made progress and are now working through the tail end of the developed design.

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Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Long term plan 2021-2031

Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward

  • March 07, 2022

At a recent Council meeting, staff gave an update on Gumdiggers Track and the work happening behind the scenes.

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Indicative general rates rise in line with Long Term Plan
Long term plan 2021-2031 Rates Water Annual Plan

Indicative general rates rise in line with Long Term Plan

  • March 04, 2022

At a recent briefing Council staff presented the preliminary financial statements for the upcoming Annual Plan (2022-2023).

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Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions
Council business Dargaville Infrastructure projects Water Supply

Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions

  • March 02, 2022

The Waiatua Dam (on Opanake Road) may be the solution to end the Dargaville and Baylys Beach water shortages, according to a preliminary investigation, commissioned by Kaipara District Council. 

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Kaipara District Council unanimously approves way forward for a modern waste minimisation strategy
Long term plan 2021-2031 Rubbish and Recycling

Kaipara District Council unanimously approves way forward for a modern waste minimisation strategy

  • February 24, 2022

Recent Council approval to extend existing waste management contracts ensures service continuity for the district, while staff prepare for the first phase of the overhaul of waste services.

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Summer bus trial shows year on year passenger increase
Community Joint projects Mangawhai

Summer bus trial shows year on year passenger increase

  • February 24, 2022

Locals and visitors with their boogie boards, beach bags, skateboards and shopping bags piled on board the Mangawhai Village to Beach bus over summer, turning out in even greater numbers than previous years of the trial service.

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Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed

  • February 24, 2022

At yesterday's Council meeting, the Kaipara District Council approved paying the forecasted $487,000 sealing project shortfall to complete Pouto Road Phase 1, from its retained earnings.

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Molesworth Drive shared path works
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Molesworth Drive shared path works

  • February 16, 2022

Starting today through to Wednesday 23 February a short section of Molesworth Drive from the ITM down to Nautical Heights will go down to one lane, with flow managed using traffic lights.

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Sign erected for Kaihu Valley Trail
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Joint projects

Sign erected for Kaihu Valley Trail

  • February 16, 2022

Last week saw the installation of a temporary sign marking the Dargaville entrance of the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops
Kaipara KickStart Water Supply Joint projects Community Water

Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops

  • February 08, 2022

Growth is the word of the day when it comes to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. The summer months have seen the former grassed paddocks turn into a jungle of green activity on both sites.

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Roading works slow as heat continues
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Roading works slow as heat continues

  • February 04, 2022

The Northland Transportation Alliance’s (NTA) Unsealed Road Improvement Project remains on track to approved project milestones with 84.4 km’s of the network’s road pavement layering completed to date. 

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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Water Water Supply

Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed

  • February 02, 2022

Work is progressing well on the raw watermain renewals in Maungaturoto.

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Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion
Roads Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion

  • January 28, 2022

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road will be completed in April, despite delays caused by wet weather in the Kaipara District post the Christmas break. 

 

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New loo coming to Pahi
Community Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Pahi Wastewater

New loo coming to Pahi

  • January 26, 2022

Representatives of the Pahi community met with Council at the wharf last week to work out where a new toilet block could go.

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Dawn blessing opens the Pahi wharf upgrade
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi Wharves

Dawn blessing opens the Pahi wharf upgrade

  • December 21, 2021

Construction for the Pahi wharf upgrade ended as it began months ago, with the sky lighting up slowly on the people gathered together. Voices joined in karakia and waiata, led by kaumatua Hone Martin and representatives of Te Uri o Hau swirled around the Kaipara harbour as a dawn blessing was performed to open the wharf’s gangway and pontoon.

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Village intersections and shared path – December 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Village intersections and shared path – December 2021

  • December 15, 2021

With the border opening there will be increased traffic travelling through both of the worksites. Please remind your visitors ahead of their arrival that these are still active work sites in the lead up to the break – give your friends and family a heads up so they can be prepared for possible travel delays and can plan their journeys accordingly.

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Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater
Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater

  • December 15, 2021

A new balance tank and inlet works are to be installed at the Mangawhai wastewater treatment plant to expand the existing hydraulic capacity during the peak summer periods.

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Unsealed roading network over halfway mark
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Unsealed roading network over halfway mark

  • December 09, 2021

Kaipara District Council’s externally funded Unsealed Road Improvements Project remains on track with a little over half the project completed. Northland Transport Alliance Maintenance Lead Bernard Petersen says this includes just over 70 kilometres of unsealed surfaces upgraded.

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 Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team

  • December 08, 2021

Iwi Liaison Manager Jack Rudolph and Māori Advisor Missy Hokai joined the Council on 1 November, to strengthen a Te Ao Māori capability and viewpoint across the organisation.

 

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Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply Community

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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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
Community Kaiwaka Bridges Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

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 KickStart – Pouto Road update
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Kaipara KickStart – Pouto Road update

  • November 25, 2021

Our Kaipara District Council team is excited to see the sealing start to roll out for Phase one of the Pouto Road project – the upgrade of the northern portion running down to Ari Ari Road junction.

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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads Kaipara KickStart

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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Waipoua River Road works begin
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Waipoua River Road works begin

  • November 15, 2021

A blessing undertaken by Te Roroa last week marked the start of physical works on Waipoua River Road.

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Progress on Pahi wharf
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi Wharves

Progress on Pahi wharf

  • November 15, 2021

Extra low tides earlier this month allowed Huband Contractors to work on some of the timber repairs around the lower parts of the tidal stairs.

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Waipoua River Road works set to start
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads Kaipara KickStart

Waipoua River Road works set to start

  • November 02, 2021

An onsite blessing will be held by Te Roroa on Friday 12 November to mark the start of construction on the $1.8m Waipoua River Road project.

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Representation Review set for 2022 elections
Council business Representation Review

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
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

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
Dargaville Joint projects Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling Stormwater

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
Long term plan 2021-2031 Roads Stormwater

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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Work on the Pahi wharf upgrade continues at pace
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Work on the Pahi wharf upgrade continues at pace

  • October 12, 2021

The Huband crew have been working at the end of the wharf recently, preparing the connection for the new gangway, and replacing pile caps and stringers.

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

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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Audit report supports plans
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

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
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

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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Pahi wharf upgrade – old handrails come down, new ones go up
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade – old handrails come down, new ones go up

  • September 22, 2021

It’s been a hive of activity down at the Pahi wharf recently. The upgrade has started with local contractors Huband carrying out the carpentry and repair work on the wharf.

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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
Community Dargaville Funding Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

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?
Community Council business Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Representation Review Ruawai Te Kopuru

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
Community Council business Covid-19 District Plan

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
Community Culture Dargaville Joint projects Parks

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
Bridges Community Kaiwaka Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

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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Kaiwaka safety improvements close to completion
Footpaths Joint projects Kaiwaka Roads

Kaiwaka safety improvements close to completion

  • August 11, 2021

Kaiwaka township has seen a number of safety improvements recently, with our team and contractors Ventia busy working along Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road.

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Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village

  • August 10, 2021

A significant change in the programme for the much-needed Village intersection improvements will see the work finished in early December, ahead of schedule.

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Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path

  • July 28, 2021

The United Civil team are starting to work in the road (Stage Two of their work staging plan), focusing on the area at the western entrance to the Moir Street / Insley Street intersection.

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Unsealed road improvement works progressing
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads Infrastructure projects

Unsealed road improvement works progressing

  • July 28, 2021

Winter weather has slowed the reconstruction work to upgrade our unsealed roads, but no time is being wasted. Teams are clearing vegetation and drains in preparation for when reconstruction work can start again.

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Support for Arts in Kaipara
Funding Dargaville Culture Community Joint projects Mangawhai Ruawai

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
Community Council business Rubbish and Recycling

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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Kaihu Valley Trail July update
Kaihu Valley Trail Infrastructure projects Joint projects

Kaihu Valley Trail July update

  • July 01, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is a 40km walking and biking track being constructed from Dargaville to Donnellys Crossing. It will form part of the Ancient Kauri Trail that extends from Omapere to Maungaturoto and be one of the 23 Great Rides around New Zealand.

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Supply

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

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
Council business

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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Kaihu Valley Trail June update
Community Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail June update

  • June 02, 2021

An update on the Kaihu Valley Trail progress

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Work starts on Mangawhai Village intersection improvements
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Work starts on Mangawhai Village intersection improvements

  • June 01, 2021

Construction work on the Mangawhai Village intersection improvements started this week. 

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Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi
Community Joint projects Kai Iwi Lakes Kaipara KickStart Ruawai

Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi

  • May 19, 2021

The Kaipara Kai Hub team have been in the news a lot recently with all their peanut trial mahi!

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How are we doing?
Council business Community

How are we doing?

  • May 19, 2021

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

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A smoother ride on unsealed roads
Roads Kaipara KickStart Joint projects Infrastructure projects

A smoother ride on unsealed roads

  • May 10, 2021

Kaipara District Council has developed a new formula for unsealed roads that results in a more durable, and lower maintenance, surface.

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Mangawhai Central plan change approved
Council business Mangawhai Planning and Building

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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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

  • April 15, 2021

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

  • 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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Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up
Council business Community Representation Review

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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The Kaihu Valley Trail proposed route
Joint projects Kaihu Valley Trail

The Kaihu Valley Trail proposed route

  • April 07, 2021

An update on what's happening with the Kaihu Valley Trail.  

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Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear
Mangawhai Water Council business

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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Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  
Joint projects Kaiwaka Parks

Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  

  • April 06, 2021

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

  • April 01, 2021

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

  • April 01, 2021

Work will begin again at the Mangawhai Community Park after the Easter break.

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Mangawhai Shared Path update
Joint projects Mangawhai Footpaths Mangawhai Community Plan

Mangawhai Shared Path update

  • March 24, 2021

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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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

  • March 22, 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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Wood Street – What’s Happening
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street – What’s Happening

  • March 09, 2021

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

  • March 05, 2021

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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Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021

  • March 05, 2021

Construction work for the Pahi wharf upgrade is set to start April 2021.

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Electorates under review in Kaipara
Community Council business

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
Community Funding Mangawhai Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031

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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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

  • February 22, 2021

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

  • 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
Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Roads Water Parks Rubbish and Recycling Council business

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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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

  • February 09, 2021

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

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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The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team

  • January 27, 2021

Since our last update, the Kaipara Kai Hub team has been busy managing crop trials, engaging with local growers looking at crop diversification, and supporting the kick-off of local projects. The trial site at Te Roroa’s Kai Iwi farm is looking lush. 

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

Wood Street Revitalisation Project Recent Survey Results

  • January 26, 2021

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

  • January 20, 2021

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

  • 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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Wood Street revitalisation project
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street revitalisation project

  • January 13, 2021

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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Back for Summer! Free Village to Beach bus loop
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Back for Summer! Free Village to Beach bus loop

  • December 17, 2020

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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New pathway for Matakohe
Joint projects Footpaths

New pathway for Matakohe

  • December 16, 2020

The first concrete pour was completed for the new pathway at Matakohe earlier this month.

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Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed
Joint projects Kaiwaka Bridges Footpaths Roads Parks

Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed

  • December 16, 2020

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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Community collaboration leads Wood Street revitalisation project
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Community collaboration leads Wood Street revitalisation project

  • December 14, 2020

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

  • December 08, 2020

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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Wood Street changing to one way
Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Wood Street changing to one way

  • December 02, 2020

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

  • 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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Mangawhai Community Park improvements
Joint projects Mangawhai

Mangawhai Community Park improvements

  • November 30, 2020

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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Pouto Wharf Community Open Day
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Open Day

  • November 24, 2020

The weather turned out and so did the people. The Marine Hall was buzzing recently during a community open day for the proposed Pouto wharf. 

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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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Accessibility Strategy across Northland needs your input
Playgrounds Joint projects Community Parks

Accessibility Strategy across Northland needs your input

  • November 17, 2020

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

  • November 16, 2020

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

  • 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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Kaipara Kai Hub update
Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Kaipara Kai Hub update

  • November 16, 2020

Spring has been busy for the Kaipara Kai Hub.

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Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park
Joint projects Mangawhai

Work continues down at Mangawhai Community Park

  • November 11, 2020

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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Work begins on Baylys Beach walkway
Joint projects

Work begins on Baylys Beach walkway

  • November 05, 2020

Construction has started on the new Baylys Beach walkway. The work is led by Kaipara District Council, with a $300,000 grant received through the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

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Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November
Joint projects Community Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November

  • November 04, 2020

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

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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

  • November 04, 2020

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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Roadside projects completed under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package
Joint projects

Roadside projects completed under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package

  • November 04, 2020

Kaipara District Council has used funding under the Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package to complete some exciting roadside projects. 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.

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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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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

  • November 03, 2020

Fire Station cleared in Wood Street.

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

Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals

  • October 29, 2020

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

  • October 28, 2020

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

  • 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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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

  • September 09, 2020

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

  • September 09, 2020

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 awards funds to 12 Mangawhai organisations
Joint projects Mangawhai Funding

Kaipara District Council awards funds to 12 Mangawhai organisations

  • September 01, 2020

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

  • September 01, 2020

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

  • August 28, 2020

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

  • August 26, 2020

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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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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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

  • July 17, 2020

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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Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District

  • June 25, 2020

An online talk with NIWA, Plant & Food Research, and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research will present valuable climate and soil research for the district’s landowners. 

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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

  • June 25, 2020

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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Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval

  • May 29, 2020

Approval from MBIE on the Kaipara Water Transport Network and Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case means the Council can embark on the next stage of the project.

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Free online talk on productive land use
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on productive land use

  • May 18, 2020

An online talk hosted by the Kaipara District Council will present valuable opportunities for the district’s landowners, and other businesses related to the horticulture industry.

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Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business

  • March 04, 2020

Kaipara Kai, a support base for landowners and the kai industry was opened for business in Ruawai by Hon. Shane Jones today.

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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