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Friday 3 December 2021

Kaipara is at Level 2 from 20/10/21. More details can be found on the Council website.

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

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

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

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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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  • December 01, 2020

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Dog desexing subsidy creates high demand

  • November 04, 2020

North Auckland Dog Rescue and Kaipara District Council’s offer to Community Service Cardholders to subsidise the cost of desexing their dogs have been in such hot demand they are now managing a waiting list.

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

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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

  • 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

  • November 03, 2020

Fire Station cleared in Wood Street.

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Long Term Plan Market days a success

  • October 30, 2020

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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

  • 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
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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

  • 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
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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
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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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Dargaville Pontoon Construction to Begin September 2020
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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

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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

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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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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 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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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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