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Thursday 23 September 2021

Kaipara is at Level 2 from 08/09/21. More details can be found on the Council website.

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Kaipara District Council (KDC) began consultation today on a proposed model of representation.

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Want to stay connected with what's happening in Kaipara? Heard about Antenno? A free mobile app that sends you posts & alerts – and lets you report Council-related issues directly to us. 

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A reminder to Have Your Say on our Discussion Documents, and some changes to our plans because of COVID-19.

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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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While our libraries are closed during Level 4 and Level 3, online services are available and brimming with choice. eBooks, magazines and newspapers, audiobooks and more are on offer, and all free! 

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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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A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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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

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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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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.
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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.

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Kaipara District Council voted to become a shareholder of Northland Inc. at their meeting on 26 May.

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Ripiro Beach conversations to continue
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Ripiro Beach conversations to continue

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A survey of Ripiro Beach users to understand their concerns relating to beach use received over 1,700 responses.

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions

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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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Matariki Planting at Mangawhai Community Park

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A small but enthusiastic team of volunteers planted hundreds of native plants on the weekend. 

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Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain

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Dargaville Intermediate tamariki joined forces with the Kaipara District Council parks team recently, planting approximately 400 native plants in Taharoa Domain.

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Dargaville Library reopens after makeover

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The Dargaville Library was blessed on Tuesday as it reopened its doors to the community.

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An community planting session is happening at Mangawhai Community Park on Saturday 26 June. 

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A total of $13,049.00 has been granted from the first round of the Rural Travel Fund to eight schools and sporting organisations across the district.

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The fungal disease Myrtle Rust has been discovered within the boundaries of the Taharoa Domain.

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Nine infrastructure renewal projects are being rolled out across Kaipara District this year. 

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

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

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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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Northland Councils scoop awards
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Northland Councils scoop awards

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A fresh, new, tikanga-based approach to organisational change, a new strategy designed to overcome the digital divide, and two examples of outstanding personal leadership have helped Northland councils scoop four awards available to local government managers.

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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

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Bad parking behaviour around schools

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

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Kaiwaka footbridges in the west

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Two footbridges are to be erected in Kaiwaka, parallel to State Highway 1 and crossing streams at the northern end of the township.

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Electorates under review in Kaipara

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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

  • February 24, 2021

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

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New library for Mangawhai?
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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
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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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Nets set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance
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Nets have been set in Lake Taharoa for koi carp surveillance. If you're swimming, boating or kayaking on the lake, please keep out of the areas marked on the map during the operational periods.

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Improving civic facilities in Dargaville
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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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Are you missing some stock? Our Animal Management team has collected some wandering sheep from Maungaturoto last week.

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Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up

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Kaipara District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development in its Long Term Plan (LTP) and is asking the community if they agree.

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Funding rounds open
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Funding rounds open

  • February 02, 2021

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

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Kaihu Valley Trail Update
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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
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Recycling crates reduce waste

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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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Ratepayer Newsletter - January 2021

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‘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
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No pets allowed at Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain

  • January 13, 2021

The beautiful Kai Iwi Lakes/Taharoa Domain have proved popular over the last few weeks with a huge number of people visiting. The Kaipara District Council team jointly manage the area with Te Kuihi and Te Roroa, alongside Northland Regional Council and Department of Conservation, and together we work hard to ensure this precious place is protected, while still being enjoyed by many holidaymakers.

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Long Term Plan Consultation
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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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Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti
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Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti

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

  • December 16, 2020

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

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Kaiwaka footbridges funding confirmed
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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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Mowing berms
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Mowing berms

  • December 15, 2020

If you want your berm looking immaculate it’s OK to mow it yourself if you want to.

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Community collaboration leads Wood Street revitalisation project
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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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Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed
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Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed

  • December 14, 2020

A labour of love now blessed.

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2020 Citizen & Environmental Award Winners celebrated
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2020 Citizen & Environmental Award Winners celebrated

  • December 09, 2020

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

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New picnic tables around Mangawhai
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New picnic tables around Mangawhai

  • December 08, 2020

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

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Long Term Plan 2021/2031 update
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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
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Council closedown over December/January

  • December 01, 2020

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

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Property revaluation coming early 2021
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Property revaluation coming early 2021

  • December 01, 2020

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

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Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi
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Taking care of Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi

  • November 30, 2020

Summer is coming and so are all our visitors. It’s the busiest time of the year for the Taharoa Domain-Kai Iwi area, and we need you to help us look after this beautiful gem.

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Pearson Street Reserve
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Pearson Street Reserve

  • November 25, 2020

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
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Support for lower speed limits

  • November 25, 2020

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

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Accessibility Strategy across Northland needs your input
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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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Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November
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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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It’s time to start thinking about your water use again
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It’s time to start thinking about your water use again

  • November 04, 2020

The beautiful stretch of weather we’ve been enjoying is great for the beach, but not for water supplies. Being wise with water at the beginning of the season can ease the pressures later on. Let’s streeeeeeech the supply as far as we can.

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

Parks and Te Roroa join forces to combat pest plants

  • 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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Fire Station makes way for new shared space in Wood Street
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Fire Station makes way for new shared space in Wood Street

  • November 03, 2020

Fire Station cleared in Wood Street.

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Long Term Plan Market days a success
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Long Term Plan Market days a success

  • October 30, 2020

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

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Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals
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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
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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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Dargaville pontoon open for use
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Dargaville pontoon open for use

  • October 16, 2020

Dargaville pontoon completion kicks off Kaipara Wharves project

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LittaTrap Installation
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LittaTrap Installation

  • October 09, 2020

Collaborative stormwater project kicks off with first LittaTrap installed in Mangawhai

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Thumbs up for Food Safety Inspections at Kaipara District Council
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Thumbs up for Food Safety Inspections at Kaipara District Council

  • October 01, 2020

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

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Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade
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Selwyn Park gets lighting upgrade

  • September 21, 2020

Work is underway at Selwyn Park to upgrade lights.

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Sections of Dargaville Town Hall to close to the public
Community Dargaville

Sections of Dargaville Town Hall to close to the public

  • September 16, 2020

Kaipara District Council has closed off parts of the Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall (Dargaville Town Hall) at 37 Hokianga Road after an air quality test revealed mould in elevated levels in various parts of the building relating to ongoing water egress.

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Work progresses in Kaipara under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package
Community Joint projects Roads Parks Rubbish and Recycling

Work progresses in Kaipara under Te Tai Tokerau Redeployment Package

  • 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 opts in to water reform discussions
Community Water

Kaipara District Council opts in to water reform discussions

  • September 04, 2020

Kaipara District Council Elected Members opted in to the first part of a reform of the three waters system when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the end of August.

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

Further funding announced for Kaipara District Council

  • August 28, 2020

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

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Communities benefit from Council support
Community Council business

Communities benefit from Council support

  • 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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The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara
Community Parks

The Big Dry still affecting Kaipara

  • May 20, 2020

Treat water like gold.

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

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

  • May 08, 2020

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

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

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

  • May 08, 2020

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

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New Technology improves safety at schools
Community Roads

New Technology improves safety at schools

  • February 02, 2020

New road safety measures are being introduced outside several Kaipara schools to help make drivers more aware they are approaching school zones and the need to slow down.

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Mangawhai Park comes of age
Community Mangawhai Parks Playgrounds

Mangawhai Park comes of age

  • November 27, 2019

A new governance structure has been established for Mangawhai Community Park, recognising the new level of maturity in the Park’s development.

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