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Sunday 22 May 2022

Kaipara is now in the orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). More details can be found on the Council website.

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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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Kaipara’s April roading report
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Kaipara’s April roading report

  • May 10, 2022

April’s relatively calm weather meant that Kaipara’s roading team could focus on jobs carrying over from previous months, and complete work on this year’s sealed pavement rehabs, unsealed heavy metal sites, and footpath kerb and channel renewals before the wet winter weather sets in.

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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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Safer speed limits coming for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
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Safer speed limits coming for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka

  • May 05, 2022

Work is underway to implement new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharu Road) areas.

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Kaihu Valley Trail April update
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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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Kaipara's March roading report
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Kaipara's March roading report

  • April 12, 2022

There was a real sense of Groundhog Day in March, following on from Cyclone Dovi in February when the district was hit with a significant rain event. For Kaipara’s roading team, it was all hands-on deck with the clean-up.

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Safe parking saves lives
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Safe parking saves lives

  • March 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council is extending a stern warning to people who are parking illegally around schools and making it unsafe for young children.

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Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward
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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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Parking behaviour around schools
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Parking behaviour around schools

  • March 02, 2022

A small number of people parking badly at schools around the district are making the area unsafe and obstructing lines of sight for other drivers.

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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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Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed
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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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Kaipara's February roading report
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Kaipara's February roading report

  • February 23, 2022

Kaipara roading teams have been putting their time to good use during the dry season, preparing for autumn when the damper conditions enable new road pavement to be properly compacted.

 

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Local speed changes arriving shortly
Roads

Local speed changes arriving shortly

  • February 09, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s recently approved new speed limits for the Mangawhai, Kaiwaka and Hakaru areas, are expected to take effect within the next few months.

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Roading works slow as heat continues
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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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Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion
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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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Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland
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Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland

  • January 28, 2022

Upgrades to numerous unsealed Northland roads are well underway, with a substantial amount of work to be completed by the end of June in the Kaipara District. 

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Rain stops stopbank improvements
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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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Kaipara's January roading report
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Ruawai

Kaipara's January roading report

  • January 26, 2022

The second season of road surfacing works commenced in the Kaipara District this month, after 14.4kms was completed in December 2021.

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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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Kaipara's December roading report
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's December roading report

  • December 20, 2021

The Kaipara District's roads continue to hold the right balance of moisture and dryness, which has allowed the NTA and Kaipara District Council to complete a lot of roading work this month, including grading on Avoca Rd, Avoca East Rd and Avoca North Rd.

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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
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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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New speed limits approaching
Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

New speed limits approaching

  • December 02, 2021

Kaipara District Council has adopted a report recommending new speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka area. The adoption of this report paves the way for the introduction of lower speed limits this financial year.

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Tomo on Gordon Street
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Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

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

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Road testing technology reaching underground
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Road testing technology reaching underground

  • December 01, 2021

As part of ongoing improvement of Kaipara’s unsealed roading network, the Northland Transportation Alliance is using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to confirm pavement thickness safely and rapidly across the district.

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Waipoua River Road closure
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Waipoua River Road closure

  • December 01, 2021

It begins! Fulton Hogan started physical works to improve Waipoua River Road this week.

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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
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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
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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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Kaipara's November roading report
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Kaipara's November roading report

  • November 24, 2021

November has been a busy roading month for the Northland Transport Alliance and Kaipara District Council, across the Kaipara District.

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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021
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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
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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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Waipoua River Road works set to start
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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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Baylys Beach access back open for use
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Baylys Beach access back open for use

  • October 26, 2021

Baylys Beach access is back open for use.

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Intersection works progress ahead of Labour Weekend
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Intersection works progress ahead of Labour Weekend

  • October 15, 2021

There’s been significant progress on the Village intersection improvements recently. Night works have enabled the programme to see only a small delay in spite of the recent Level 4 lockdown and restrictions.

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Second LittaTrap audit reveals increase in rubbish
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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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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta
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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

  • September 30, 2021

Considerations from Kaipara District about the Three Waters Reforms.

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Upcoming Road Works - October 2021
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Upcoming Road Works - October 2021

  • September 23, 2021

An update on wher ethe roading team will be working across Kaipara in October. 

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Audit report supports plans
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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
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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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Paparoa-Oakleigh Bridge abutment hole
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Paparoa-Oakleigh Bridge abutment hole

  • September 15, 2021

Fill has washed away from a Paparoa-Oakleigh Road bridge, leaving a large tomo.

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Kaiwaka Footbridge contract awarded
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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
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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
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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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Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road
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Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road

  • July 29, 2021

Pouto Road Phase One and Two - what's been happening?

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Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path
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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
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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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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.
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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.

  • July 09, 2021

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

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
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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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Making Kaipara roads safer
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Making Kaipara roads safer

  • June 01, 2021

Each year our Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) safety team prioritises a number of high risk rural roads  for assessment, design, and safety improvements.

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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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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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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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Safety improvements in Kaiwaka
Kaiwaka Footpaths Roads

Safety improvements in Kaiwaka

  • April 19, 2021

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

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Pouto Road sealing work set to begin late March 2021
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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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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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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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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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Parking issues across Kaipara
Roads

Parking issues across Kaipara

  • January 13, 2021

Bad parking can endanger other drivers and pedestrians, particularly around busy shopping areas, parks, schools and beaches.

 

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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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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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Mowing berms
Community Footpaths Roads Parks

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
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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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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Support for lower speed limits
Mangawhai Roads Hakaru Kaiwaka

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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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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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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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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