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New loos for Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Community Infrastructure projects Wastewater

New loos for Baylys Beach

  • May 20, 2024

New toilets are on the way for Baylys Beach, to provide safe and accessible facilities for the community and visitors. 

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Level 3 water restrictions lifted for Dargaville and Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Supply

Level 3 water restrictions lifted for Dargaville and Baylys Beach

  • April 23, 2024

Water restrictions have been lifted for properties on town supply in Dargaville and Baylys Beach.

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Keep it up (down) Dargaville!
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Keep it up (down) Dargaville!

  • March 20, 2024

Dargaville and Baylys Beach residents have responded to the call to preserve water under Level 3 water restrictions.

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Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Dargaville and Baylys Beach urged to reduce water use

  • February 23, 2024

Residents in Dargaville and Baylys Beach are urged to reduce water use after use has risen slightly since Level 3 water restrictions came into force on 12 February.

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Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville
Baylys Beach Dargaville Water Water Supply

Level 3 water restrictions for Dargaville

  • February 12, 2024

Water restrictions have been introduced for Dargaville and surrounds, with residents across the entire Kaipara district being urged to use the precious resource wisely.

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Mayor's Message 29 January 2024
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Stormwater Wastewater Water Supply

Mayor's Message 29 January 2024

  • January 29, 2024

Our district is buzzing with summer. Everywhere I go in Kaipara our communities and our many visitors can be seen making the most of these sunshine hours.

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New facilities to meet Pine Beach camper demand
Campgrounds Kai Iwi Lakes Taharoa Domain Wastewater

New facilities to meet Pine Beach camper demand

  • December 15, 2023

New facilities are on the cards for Pine Beach campground at Taharoa Domain. 

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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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Better off Funding goes towards community hubs
Dargaville Funding Mangawhai Planning and Building Three Waters Review

Better off Funding goes towards community hubs

  • November 08, 2023

Designs for two community hubs will proceed as originally planned after a motion agreed by Council to reallocate the funding did not receive iwi support.

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Expansion of wastewater network capacity set to enter first stages
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

Expansion of wastewater network capacity set to enter first stages

  • October 27, 2023

Elected Members agreed to commence the first two stages of a multi-year project to increase the capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme.

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Suite of renewals and upgrades shores up water resilience
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Ruawai Water

Suite of renewals and upgrades shores up water resilience

  • October 24, 2023

A number of infrastructure renewals and upgrades completed in recent years have strengthened water security in Kaipara.

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Government funding boosts flood resilience
Dargaville Emergency Management Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater

Government funding boosts flood resilience

  • October 09, 2023

Kaipara is set to benefit from $2.6 million recently announced by the Government to boost resilience and reduce the risk of major flood damage.

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Funding approval for Kaipara tourism facilities
Baylys Beach Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects Kai Iwi Lakes Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Stormwater Taharoa Domain

Funding approval for Kaipara tourism facilities

  • September 26, 2023

Upgrading the Taharoa Domain day visitor toilet facilities, improving drainage in Mangawhai Community Park, and completing the award-winning Baylys Beach boardwalk are all on the cards for Kaipara District Council’s (KDC) work programme thanks to a cash injection from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

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It’s time to start thinking about water use
Community Water

It’s time to start thinking about water use

  • September 19, 2023

Summer is on its way and it’s time to start preparing for a drought. Meteorologists are predicting a dry windy summer.

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Northern Wairoa River flood prevention
Dargaville Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru Wastewater Water

Northern Wairoa River flood prevention

  • August 08, 2023

An update from Kaipara District Council and Northland Regional Council.

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Watermain renewal work almost complete
Maungaturoto Water Water Supply

Watermain renewal work almost complete

  • July 05, 2023

Work to improve the resilience of Maungaturoto’s water network is almost complete.  

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Mural designs for Moir Street water tank
Community Mangawhai Parks Water

Mural designs for Moir Street water tank

  • June 12, 2023

What do you want to see on the water tank at Moir Street?

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Further improvements for Maungaturoto’s water network
Infrastructure projects Water Water Supply

Further improvements for Maungaturoto’s water network

  • April 14, 2023

Works to further improve Maungaturoto’s water network kick off next week.

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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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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery
Community Dargaville Mayor's Message Paparoa Stormwater Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Starting recovery

  • February 15, 2023

When you see the sun come out and the wind has dropped, it could be difficult to believe what we have experienced in the last few days.

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson - Dargaville flooding
Community Dargaville Mayor's Message Water Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson - Dargaville flooding

  • February 14, 2023

In the early hours of this morning Awakino River on the northern outskirts of Dargaville breached its banks. 

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Wipes clog pipes
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Ruawai Stormwater Te Kopuru

Wipes clog pipes

  • December 21, 2022

Look after your loo and Kaipara's wastewater network this summer by reminding your household members and visitors what not to flush.

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Taking care of Taharoa Domain
Taharoa Domain Water

Taking care of Taharoa Domain

  • December 15, 2022

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

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Mangawhai residents are asked to flush to prevent hydrogen sulphide build-up
Wastewater Mangawhai

Mangawhai residents are asked to flush to prevent hydrogen sulphide build-up

  • September 23, 2022

Kaipara District Council staff are asking Mangawhai house owners and residents on the wastewater system to flush water through their drains, toilets and showers and prevent gases from backing up into their homes.

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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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Council Briefing on draft wastewater strategy highlights future pressures
Community Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

Council Briefing on draft wastewater strategy highlights future pressures

  • September 07, 2022

A Mangawhai Wastewater Treatment Plant Advisory Group (MAG) is helping to guide a future strategy for the growing town’s wastewater disposal.

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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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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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Three waters explained
Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater Taumata Arowai Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

Three waters explained

  • July 20, 2022

Government sources estimate that between $120 and $185 billion dollars of investment in three waters (drinking water, waste water and storm water) infrastructure will be needed over the next 30 years to improve the quality of our drinking water and wastewater and stormwater management, across New Zealand.

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Council contractor changes
Stormwater Wastewater Water Supply

Council contractor changes

  • June 27, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s operations and maintenance switches over to a new contractor next month.

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Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara
Wastewater

Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara

  • June 16, 2022

In the bowels of Kaipara’s wastewater networks, rag monsters and fatbergs are causing havoc and costing ratepayers' money.

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Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka
Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Wastewater

Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka

  • May 19, 2022

Work to improve the wastewater network in Kaiwaka is scheduled to begin on 23 May 2022. 

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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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New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place
Community Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Wastewater

New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place

  • April 29, 2022

Projects to install new toilets in Mangawhai and Maungaturoto reached milestones recently, as the new facilities were delivered to their sites.

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Mayor's Message 26 April 2022
Funding Mayor's Message Three Waters Review Water Supply

Mayor's Message 26 April 2022

  • April 26, 2022

Complex problems for councils seldom come as neatly packaged as the “Better Off” funding which is part of the Three Waters Reforms.

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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon
Dargaville Wastewater

Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon

  • April 11, 2022

Works to improve the sewer pipe network in Dargaville is scheduled to begin on 19 April 2022.  

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Environment Court issues decision on Appeals against Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change
District Plan Mangawhai Planning and Building Wastewater

Environment Court issues decision on Appeals against Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change

  • April 07, 2022

The Environment Court has given the green light to Mangawhai Central’s Private Plan Change 78 (PPC 78) to the Kaipara District Plan.

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Water supply issues - Maungaturoto
Infrastructure projects Water Water Supply

Water supply issues - Maungaturoto

  • March 18, 2022

We are aware some Maungaturoto residents have recently experienced events of low pressure or in some instances disrupted water supply to their properties.

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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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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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Time to be sensible around flushing
Wastewater Water

Time to be sensible around flushing

  • February 11, 2022

The council is upgrading wastewater systems and is asking people to flush responsibly.

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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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$3.5M released for Dargaville’s stopbanks
Dargaville Water

$3.5M released for Dargaville’s stopbanks

  • February 04, 2022

The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the $3.5M needed to protect existing stopbanks against flooding, along the western side of Wairoa River between Dargaville and Te Kopuru.

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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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Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Wastewater

Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand

  • February 02, 2022

The Council is about to start constructing a balance tank, to increase the capacity of the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme.

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Rain stops stopbank improvements
Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Water

Rain stops stopbank improvements

  • January 28, 2022

Although recent rain has been welcomed by landowners, it is causing headaches for Kaipara District Council’s Raupo stopbank improvement project, in Ruawai.

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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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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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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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Tomo on Gordon Street
Stormwater Dargaville Roads Wastewater

Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

A tomo (sinkhole) recently appeared on Gordon Street in Dargaville.

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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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Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme
Community Mangawhai Wastewater

Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme

  • October 20, 2021

As part of our Long Term Plan, we undertook to explore options to expand the capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme to accommodate growth in the area and summer peak flows.

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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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Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone
Water Water Supply Rates

Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone

  • October 06, 2021

If you’re connected to Council’s treated water supply system, your most recent water invoice may have shown an increase in the cost for your first cubic meter of water.

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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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Mayor's Message - August 2021
Mayor's Message Rubbish and Recycling Taumata Arowai

Mayor's Message - August 2021

  • August 23, 2021

At the time of writing, we have just entered our first Level 4 lockdown since March of last year.

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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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First results of the multi-agency LittaTrap audit
Community Rubbish and Recycling Stormwater

First results of the multi-agency LittaTrap audit

  • May 28, 2021

We are stoked to be part of an excellent collaborative project, trapping and assessing rubbish before it finds its way into our waterways and out to sea.

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Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District
Infrastructure projects Community Dargaville Ruawai Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Water Supply

Infrastructure renewal projects roll out across the District

  • May 19, 2021

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

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

Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District

  • May 05, 2021

Some of the works happening around the District. 

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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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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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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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Work on Dargaville Water Mains
Dargaville Water

Work on Dargaville Water Mains

  • January 25, 2021

If you're out and about around Lorne, Pirika, and Haimona Street, you may spot our team and contractors undertaking work on the Dargaville water mains. 

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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 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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Looking after the humble swale
Water

Looking after the humble swale

  • November 23, 2020

Have you ever looked at a verge or berm around your area and wondered why it has a dip in its centre? That subtle depression is doing an incredibly important job – it’s called a swale and they're an essential part of our stormwater services.

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KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council
Water Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council

  • 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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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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It’s time to start thinking about your water use again
Water Community

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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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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