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Connectivity improvements to provide a safer journey to school
Dargaville Footpaths

Connectivity improvements to provide a safer journey to school

  • May 10, 2024

Two temporary raised crossings and a new footpath will soon provide improved connectivity in Dargaville, making it easier and safer for tamariki to walk, cycle and scoot to school.  

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Molesworth Drive a hive of activity as shared paths works buzz
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Molesworth Drive a hive of activity as shared paths works buzz

  • May 09, 2024

Molesworth Drive has been a hive of activity, with crew working on the third phase of the shared path spread across different zones.

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New system for Kaipara District Libraries
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Paparoa

New system for Kaipara District Libraries

  • May 08, 2024

We are making changes to the system that Kaipara District Libraries uses for our library catalogue, customer records and other library services.

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April roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Te Kopuru

April roading report

  • May 08, 2024

Roading teams made the most of April’s dry weather, resurfacing 129,042m2 across the network and carrying out culvert replacements and water tabling.

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Mountain Road repairs ticked off the list
Emergency Management Infrastructure projects Maungaturoto Roads

Mountain Road repairs ticked off the list

  • May 05, 2024

Kaipara District Council contractors Ventia have completed another significant road repair, this time in Maungaturoto.

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Dargaville Library to close for roof repair
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to close for roof repair

  • April 30, 2024

UPDATE - Dargaville Library closure dates confirmed

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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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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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March roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai

March roading report

  • April 19, 2024

Relatively dry weather in March enabled our roading team to push through our drainage maintenance and renewals.

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Online map shows latest slip repair details
Baylys Beach Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

Online map shows latest slip repair details

  • March 28, 2024

A new online mapping tool developed by Northland’s three district councils shows the latest repair plans for the remaining slips still affecting district roads following severe weather events that hit the region during 2022-23.

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Testing the market for roading services
Community Roads

Testing the market for roading services

  • March 22, 2024

Kaipara District Council has gone to the open market for a new roading contractor as the current contract with Ventia comes to a close. 

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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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February roading report
Dargaville Footpaths Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

February roading report

  • March 19, 2024

Our team made the most of February’s mixed bag of weather.

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Final repairs on Devich Road bridge to start Monday
Bridges Mangawhai Roads

Final repairs on Devich Road bridge to start Monday

  • March 01, 2024

Devich Road bridge will close again from next week while contractors carry out final repairs.

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January roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

January roading report

  • February 29, 2024

January saw our teams commence routine spraying rounds, pavement repairs are full steam ahead and preseals and reseals are underway across the district.

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SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure – detour routes in place
Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure – detour routes in place

  • February 26, 2024

State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills is now closed for crucial recovery works. Detour routes through the Kaipara district are open and operating.

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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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It's Northland Time - campaign to promote Northland
Roads Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Te Kopuru

It's Northland Time - campaign to promote Northland

  • February 22, 2024

A nationwide campaign to promote Northland during the Brynderwyn Hills closure is just kicking off and will run throughout the period of the closure.

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Volunteers recognised for contribution to community
Citizen Awards Community Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Te Kopuru

Volunteers recognised for contribution to community

  • February 16, 2024

Four Kaipara citizens have been recognised for their services to the community at the annual Kaipara Citizen’s Awards. 

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Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work
Bridges Infrastructure projects Roads

Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work

  • February 13, 2024

Two bridges in Tangiteroria will undergo essential works this year to improve safety and restore full vehicle access, resulting in temporary closures on Omana Road and Pukehuia Road.

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December roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Footpaths Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

December roading report

  • February 12, 2024

Our roading teams worked hard throughout December to prepare our roads for a surge in traffic over the summer.

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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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Detour routes and dates confirmed for upcoming SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa Roads

Detour routes and dates confirmed for upcoming SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure

  • February 09, 2024

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) has confirmed detour routes and dates ahead of the upcoming closure of State Highway 1 (SH1) Brynderwyn Hills for critical restoration work.

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Community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara
Community Culture Dargaville

Community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara

  • February 08, 2024

Hundreds of people descended on Taha Awa Riverside Gardens on Tuesday 6 February to mark Waitangi Day with music, cultural performances, activities, kai, and community vibes at Waitangi ki Kaipara.

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Kerbside recycling changes from 1 February 2024 – what does this mean for you?
Dargaville Hakaru Rubbish and Recycling

Kerbside recycling changes from 1 February 2024 – what does this mean for you?

  • February 02, 2024

Aerosol cans and aluminium foil or foil trays are no longer on the list for kerbside recycling collections in Kaipara district.

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Preparing SH1 eastern detour route
Mangawhai Roads

Preparing SH1 eastern detour route

  • January 31, 2024

With the Brynderwyn closure fast approaching, we’ve been busy preparing detour routes for additional traffic.

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Alternative routes to Northland ready for SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure
Roads Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Paparoa

Alternative routes to Northland ready for SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure

  • January 24, 2024

Roading crews have made strong progress improving and stabilising the local alternative routes around the Brynderwyn Hills in anticipation of additional traffic due to the upcoming closure of SH1 Brynderwyn Hills

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Parking officers on patrol
Mangawhai Roads

Parking officers on patrol

  • January 24, 2024

Visiting Kaipara’s hot spots this summer? Please park considerately or risk taking an infringement (fine) home with you. 

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Free family fun day to celebrate Waitangi Day
Culture Dargaville

Free family fun day to celebrate Waitangi Day

  • January 18, 2024

Bring your friends and whānau to enjoy live entertainment, cultural performances, interactive craft and toi Māori stalls, some delicious kai, a healing space and so much more!

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November roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

November roading report

  • December 22, 2023

We are now into the final stretch of 2023 and are pushing hard to complete outstanding work before the end of the year.

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Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project update
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Roads

Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project update

  • December 21, 2023

An update on the Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project from Kaipara District Council Chief Executive, Jason Marris.

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Calling Kaipara vendors!
Community Culture Dargaville

Calling Kaipara vendors!

  • December 21, 2023

Are you a local food vendor, business owner, artist or creative? Come and be part of a community event to celebrate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – The Treaty of Waitangi!

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October roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Glinks Gully Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

October roading report

  • December 12, 2023

Despite the unexpected interruption from Cyclone Lola,October was a very productive month on roads across Kaipara.

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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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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 slip repair timeline announced
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Kellys Bay Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara slip repair timeline announced

  • November 17, 2023

More than half of the 71 slips still impacting Kaipara roads in the wake of multiple severe weather events that hit Northland earlier this year should be repaired by the middle of next year.

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Devich Road bridge repairs kick off next week
Bridges Mangawhai Roads

Devich Road bridge repairs kick off next week

  • November 09, 2023

Repairs on Devich Road bridge are set to start next week.

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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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Ex-cyclone Lola - Road conditions in Kaipara
Roads

Ex-cyclone Lola - Road conditions in Kaipara

  • October 30, 2023

UPDATED: 9.30am Tuesday 31 October 2023.

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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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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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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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Life at the beach - a real possibility
Campgrounds Glinks Gully Kellys Bay Dargaville Ripiro Beach

Life at the beach - a real possibility

  • October 20, 2023

Sand, surf and sun are the stuff of classic Kiwi holidays and many memories have been made at beach campgrounds.

That beach lifestyle could be yours.

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September roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

September roading report

  • October 17, 2023

We are only just on the other side of Winter and are already feeling the benefits of warmer and drier weather.

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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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One step closer to improved connectivity
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects

One step closer to improved connectivity

  • September 29, 2023

Dargaville residents and visitors are one step closer to easier and safer active transport options after Kaipara District Council’s decision to progress the Kaipara Cycle Network Connections project.

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August roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Matakohe Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

August roading report

  • September 29, 2023

The end of another winter gave us some much-needed sunshine and blue skies. Now with Spring upon us and the days getting longer, our focus moves to pavement works.

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Ceremony concludes long journey for new citizens
Community Culture Dargaville

Ceremony concludes long journey for new citizens

  • September 28, 2023

Twenty-one Kaipara residents were welcomed as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville. 

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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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 Feedback on proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville
Roads Funding Footpaths Dargaville

Feedback on proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville

  • September 20, 2023

We received 320 submissions from the community on proposed connectivity improvements between residential Dargaville and the town centre.

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Northland roading improvements to ramp up
Roads

Northland roading improvements to ramp up

  • September 19, 2023

Northland’s three District Council roading teams are gearing up for a major resurfacing and road repair programme in the hope wet weather is set to ease.

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Kaipara communities celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori
Mangawhai Dargaville Culture Community

Kaipara communities celebrate Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori

  • September 18, 2023

More than 900 voices from the east and west of Kaipara celebrated te reo Māori with waiata as the clock struck 12pm on Rāpare 14 o Hepetema (Thursday 14 September). 

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Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward
Community Dargaville District Plan

Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward

  • September 05, 2023

The ‘Trifecta Development Area’ planned on the outskirts of Dargaville moved to the next phase after Kaipara District Council accepted the recommendations of the Hearings Panel on 30 August 2023.

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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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Vehicle access maintenance and stream realignment at Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Ripiro Beach Roads

Vehicle access maintenance and stream realignment at Baylys Beach

  • August 31, 2023

If you’re driving along the beach, keep to the harder sand below the high tide mark.

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Path progress in Dargaville
Dargaville Footpaths

Path progress in Dargaville

  • August 30, 2023

Footpath works are well underway in Dargaville.

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Kaipara's July roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's July roading report

  • August 24, 2023

The rainy weather persisted through July, resulting in 949 new pothole reports. To tackle the pothole issue, we introduced an additional pothole truck to speed up repairs.

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Devich Road Bridge update
Emergency Management Roads Bridges

Devich Road Bridge update

  • August 15, 2023

Council staff and contractors have been working on solutions to repair or replace Devich Road bridge, which was damaged in the 24 February extreme weather event.

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Footpath upgrades starting soon
Dargaville Footpaths

Footpath upgrades starting soon

  • August 08, 2023

Footpath upgrades for Logan, Gordon and Onslow Streets in Dargaville have been given the green light.

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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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Slip repair on Glinks Road
Roads Te Kopuru

Slip repair on Glinks Road

  • July 20, 2023

Work to repair a slip on Glinks Road is scheduled from mid-September to mid-December 2023. 

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Have your say on better connectivity for Dargaville
Community Dargaville Footpaths Funding Roads

Have your say on better connectivity for Dargaville

  • July 19, 2023

Tell us what you think about proposed connectivity improvements for Dargaville.

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Kaipara's June roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's June roading report

  • July 19, 2023

The unsealed network has remained a significant point of focus throughout this traditionally rainy month.

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Park legally for safer, accessible communities
Community Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Te Kopuru

Park legally for safer, accessible communities

  • July 12, 2023

Please do your part to help make our communities safe and accessible by parking in the right spot when you’re out and about

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Kaipara's May roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Maungaturoto Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's May roading report

  • June 19, 2023

It’s been nearly six months since Cyclone Gabrielle, however we are still actively repairing damages and working through a substantial backlog.

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Northland’s continuing emergency roading repairs hampering general maintenance
Roads

Northland’s continuing emergency roading repairs hampering general maintenance

  • June 12, 2023

The need to focus on continuing urgent road repairs due to ongoing wet weather and storm damage is delaying some routine maintenance on Northland’s council-owned roading networks.

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Solution found for ANZAC Cinema reopening
Dargaville Community

Solution found for ANZAC Cinema reopening

  • May 30, 2023

Dargaville’s ANZAC Cinema is set to reopen on 1 July, in time for the start of the school holidays.

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Kaipara District enriched by new citizens
Culture Dargaville

Kaipara District enriched by new citizens

  • May 25, 2023

Fourteen Kaipara residents from eleven nationalities were celebrated and recognised as new citizens at a ceremony in Dargaville on Monday.

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Huge success for Paparoa Cyclone Response Fundraiser
Community Emergency Management Paparoa

Huge success for Paparoa Cyclone Response Fundraiser

  • May 11, 2023

A huge shoutout to the Paparoa Cyclone Response Fundraiser Committee for their generous donation towards the Kaipara District Mayoral Relief Fund.

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Kaipara's April roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's April roading report

  • May 11, 2023

This month, we have been primarily focused on clearing slips, performing tree and drainage works, and continuing with the unsealed rehabs program.

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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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Kaipara roading updates - 09 May weather event
Baylys Beach Community Dargaville Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru Hakaru

Kaipara roading updates - 09 May weather event

  • May 09, 2023

There are a number of roads impacted after heavy rainfall throughout the district on Tuesday 9 May 2023.

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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 roading updates - Feb extreme weather events
Baylys Beach Bridges Community Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru Emergency Management

Kaipara roading updates - Feb extreme weather events

  • May 04, 2023

February’s extreme weather events have impacted roads across Kaipara. Our roading network has suffered significant long-lasting damage, and many issues will not be a simple fix. 

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ANZAC day commemorated around Kaipara District
Culture Dargaville Hakaru Ruawai Maungaturoto

ANZAC day commemorated around Kaipara District

  • April 27, 2023

Commemorative ceremonies took place around Kaipara District on Tuesday in observance of ANZAC day.

 

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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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Kaipara's March roading report
Baylys Beach Dargaville Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads

Kaipara's March roading report

  • April 11, 2023

Our roading team were kept busy all summer, responding to urgent roading issues following the extreme weather events we’ve had.

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Council agrees to maintain existing waste strategy in changing environment
Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Rubbish and Recycling Te Kopuru

Council agrees to maintain existing waste strategy in changing environment

  • April 05, 2023

Council has pressed pause on any changes to Kaipara’s waste and recycling services while a new waste strategy from central Government is assessed.

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School holiday activities/events at Kaipara libraries
Community Dargaville Kaiwaka

School holiday activities/events at Kaipara libraries

  • April 04, 2023

If you’re looking for some activities for your kiddies in the holidays there are exciting things happening at Kaipara Libraries for the April school holidays.

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Cyclone damages Dargaville Town Hall foyer
Community Dargaville

Cyclone damages Dargaville Town Hall foyer

  • March 29, 2023

The demolition of the Dargaville Town Hall (Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall) annex may be brought forward, after recent weather events caused further damage.

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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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SH1 Brynderwyns to open for northbound traffic 8am 01 March
Roads Emergency Management

SH1 Brynderwyns to open for northbound traffic 8am 01 March

  • February 28, 2023

In a controlled opening, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will re-open SH1 at the Brynderwyn Hills for northbound vehicles only from 8am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 1 March).

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Langs Beach bridge, Cove Road and Mangawhai area | Roading Update
Bridges Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Emergency Management

Langs Beach bridge, Cove Road and Mangawhai area | Roading Update

  • February 27, 2023

Contractors working on the Lang’s Beach bridge on Cove Road have encountered further challenges, delaying the reopening of the bridge until Wednesday morning.

 

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Travellers urged to stay up-to-date with roading
Roads Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa

Travellers urged to stay up-to-date with roading

  • February 26, 2023

Authorities in Northland are advising travellers to stay up-to-date and amend their plans if necessary as key local roads damaged in Friday’s heavy rain around Mangawhai and surrounding areas will remain closed until midweek and in some cases, longer.

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Mangawhai severe weather event l Roading updates
Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads Community Emergency Management

Mangawhai severe weather event l Roading updates

  • February 24, 2023

UPDATED: 2.18PM Thursday 02 March 2023

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Response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues
Baylys Beach Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kaihu Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai

Response to Cyclone Gabrielle continues

  • February 23, 2023

Kaipara District continues to respond to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Mental health support is available
Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

Mental health support is available

  • February 22, 2023

After February's extreme weather events, you or someone you know, may be feeling upset, exhausted, overwhelmed or uncertain. You don’t have to manage this on your own, there are free resources available to support you during this time.

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Cyclone Gabrielle: advice for home owners of stickered homes
Community Dargaville Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle: advice for home owners of stickered homes

  • February 21, 2023

A number of Kaipara homeowners have had their houses stickered in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Truck & trailer units banned from Waipu Cove to Mangawhai road route
Emergency Management Mangawhai Roads

Truck & trailer units banned from Waipu Cove to Mangawhai road route

  • February 20, 2023

Media release from Northland Civil Defence.

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Update from Mayor Craig Jepson 20 February
Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Roads Emergency Management

Update from Mayor Craig Jepson 20 February

  • February 20, 2023

Yesterday I was able to witness first hand some of the hard work that has been happening across the district to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Rapid Response Teams reaching residents
Community Dargaville Emergency Management Hakaru Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Te Kopuru

Rapid Response Teams reaching residents

  • February 19, 2023

Our Rapid Response teams made good ground yesterday, conducting welfare checks on our isolated and hard-to-reach Kaipara communities, many of which are still without power.

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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Reaching isolated communities
Dargaville Emergency Management Kaihu Valley Trail

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson: Reaching isolated communities

  • February 18, 2023

It’s a relief to see river levels dropping with the steady fine weather. There is still some flooding in areas around the Northern Wairoa, which we are still monitoring. We expect these to return to normal by Tuesday.

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Update on Kaipara Evacuation Centres
Emergency Management Community Dargaville Ruawai

Update on Kaipara Evacuation Centres

  • February 17, 2023

After having no occupants overnight we have closed the Civil Defence Evacuation Centre at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and relocated the team to other areas of the response.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Roading Updates
Emergency Management Roads Community Dargaville Pahi Paparoa

Cyclone Gabrielle - Roading Updates

  • February 16, 2023

UPDATED: 2.17PM Thursday 02 March 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Council Services
Emergency Management Community Dargaville Kai Iwi Lakes Mangawhai Parks Rates Rubbish and Recycling Taharoa Domain Paparoa

Cyclone Gabrielle - Council Services

  • February 16, 2023

A number of our staff have been diverted to emergency services relating to Cyclone Gabrielle. Council services will continue but some with limited capacity so please be patient. We will continue to keep you updated.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Cleaning up Kaipara
Mangawhai Hakaru Dargaville Rubbish and Recycling Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle - Cleaning up Kaipara

  • February 16, 2023

You now have until Friday 03 March to dispose of flood-damaged green waste and items free of charge at Dargaville and Hakaru transfer stations. Both transfer stations are operating normal hours during this time.  

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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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Message from Mayor Craig Jepson 5pm 14 February
Dargaville Ruawai Community Emergency Management

Message from Mayor Craig Jepson 5pm 14 February

  • February 14, 2023

It’s been a tough day, especially for parts of Dargaville, with Awakino River and some of Ruawai now being evacuated. By 7pm, high tide, we expect to have evacuated everyone from areas we think are vulnerable.

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Message for Dargaville residents
Dargaville Community Emergency Management

Message for Dargaville residents

  • February 13, 2023

Now that the weather conditions have improved and we have passed the last couple of high tides we feel it is safe for those who have been evacuated to return home.

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Cyclone Gabrielle - Thursday 16 February 2023
Roads Dargaville Emergency Management

Cyclone Gabrielle - Thursday 16 February 2023

  • February 12, 2023

This article will be updated with information on Kaipara District Council services during 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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Road conditions Friday 3 February 2023
Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Road conditions Friday 3 February 2023

  • January 31, 2023

This article with be updated as information on Kaipara's roading network is available. 

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Kaipara’s December roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara’s December roading report

  • January 12, 2023

Our team worked hard throughout December, preparing our roads for the expected influx of summer traffic. 

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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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Kaipara's November roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's November roading report

  • December 22, 2022

On the final stretch of 2022, the team have been pushing hard to complete outstanding work before the end of the year. Work continues on both the unsealed and sealed networks in anticipation of the summer rush and the expected increase in traffic. 

 

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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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Mayor's Message 20 December
Mayor's Message Roads

Mayor's Message 20 December

  • December 20, 2022

It’s been a busy month as the new Council gets its feet under the table. In November we agreed on the committee structures for the next three years, many of which remain the same from the previous triennium.

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Kaihu Valley Trail December update
Dargaville

Kaihu Valley Trail December update

  • December 19, 2022

Fencing continues to progress in the Parore area and foundations for both Ahikiwi and Parore Bridges have been poured.

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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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Looking after Kaipara this summer
Animal Management Community Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Rubbish and Recycling Taharoa Domain Te Kopuru

Looking after Kaipara this summer

  • December 14, 2022

Kaipara’s population is expected to explode during the summer break, with people enjoying the district’s beaches, lakes, and vibrant communities. 

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Spruced up and new: shade sails for Paparoa Village Green
Community Paparoa Playgrounds

Spruced up and new: shade sails for Paparoa Village Green

  • December 08, 2022

Paparoa Village Green users can now picnic and play under brightly-coloured shade sails thanks to a collaborative effort between the Paparoa community and Kaipara District Council.

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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 October roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara’s October roading report

  • November 15, 2022

With the continued improvements in weather, we are now full swing into unsealed and sealed pavement works. We have approximately 50kms of road to reseal in the 2022/23 season.

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Have your say on proposed speed changes for Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads
Kai Iwi Lakes Roads Te Kopuru

Have your say on proposed speed changes for Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads

  • October 28, 2022

Consultation is now open on a proposal for new speed limits in Kaipara’s Poutō Peninsula and West Coast catchment areas. You now have until Monday 5 December to give your feedback.

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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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Double blessing for Dargaville Library
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Double blessing for Dargaville Library

  • October 27, 2022

Two special artworks that adorn the Dargaville library were blessed at a joint community and Council celebration.

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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's September roading report
Roads Footpaths Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's September roading report

  • October 11, 2022

Our roading team made the most of the warmer, drier weather that came our way in September.

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Consultation confirmed for West Kaipara speed limits
Kai Iwi Lakes Roads Te Kopuru

Consultation confirmed for West Kaipara speed limits

  • September 30, 2022

You can soon give your feedback on proposed speed limits changes to Poutō Peninsula and West Coast roads. 

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Dargaville Library to get mural makeover
Dargaville Culture Community Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library to get mural makeover

  • September 29, 2022

Dargaville Library will undergo a colourful makeover during the school holidays, thanks to local artist Micaela van den Berg. 

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A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park
Culture Dargaville Parks Playgrounds

A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park

  • September 29, 2022

A new vision for Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park was confirmed this week, with the updated Reserve Management Plan adopted by Kaipara District Council.

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Mayor welcomes new citizens to Kaipara
Community Dargaville

Mayor welcomes new citizens to Kaipara

  • September 22, 2022

Five Kaipara residents officially became New Zealanders at a Citizenship Ceremony held in Dargaville on Friday 16 September.

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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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Kaipara's August roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's August roading report

  • September 09, 2022

August brought a welcome reprieve from the wild weather and storm events of July. A total of 3,100 individual work items were completed throughout August.

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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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Kaipara's July roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's July roading report

  • August 18, 2022

Wild, wet and windy weather kept crews busy in July. A total of 3,358 individual work items were completed throughout the month. 

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Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process
Dargaville District Plan Planning and Building

Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process

  • July 27, 2022

At the July Council Meeting, Kaipara District Council Elected Members unanimously accepted the Private Plan Change 81 (PPC81) request from the Dargaville Racing Club inc.

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What do you want in your park?
Community Dargaville Parks

What do you want in your park?

  • July 13, 2022

Around 30 people turned out to a meeting at the Lighthouse Function Centre in Dargaville to discuss the Draft Management Plan for Pou Tu o Te Rangi/Harding Park.

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Kaipara's June roading report
Bridges Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's June roading report

  • July 12, 2022

Maintenance activities have been widespread in June. During this typically wet period, there has been a focus on potholing, running metal and completing grading work.

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Kaipara's May roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Roads Ruawai Te Kopuru

Kaipara's May roading report

  • June 13, 2022

In May, we saw some great progress happening across the district. Sealed pavement rehabs are now complete, and the unsealed network has received the last of the PGF/IRG funding. 

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Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park draft Reserve Management Plan open for feedback
Community Culture Dargaville Parks

Pou Tu o Te Rangi and Harding Park draft Reserve Management Plan open for feedback

  • May 25, 2022

A new Reserve Management Plan has been drafted for Pou Tu o Te Rangi, Harding Park and Old Mount Wesley Cemetery, which overlook Dargaville and the Northern Wairoa River.

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Council confirms safer speed limits for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

Council confirms safer speed limits for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka

  • May 25, 2022

Amendments to Kaipara District’s Speed Limits Bylaw were unanimously passed at the May Council Meeting, resulting in new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharo Road) areas. 

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Road to Waipoua opens
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

Road to Waipoua opens

  • May 24, 2022

Down the road from the mighty Tāne Mahuta, a road-carpet was rolled out and lights set to green as the newly sealed 1.5km stretch of Waipoua River Road was opened for traffic.

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Kaipara’s April roading report
Bridges Dargaville Footpaths Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

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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Safer speed limits coming for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
Community Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Roads

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
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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Kaipara's March roading report
Footpaths Roads

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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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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Safe parking saves lives
Community Roads

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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Parking behaviour around schools
Community Roads

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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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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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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Kaipara's February roading report
Dargaville Hakaru Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Roads

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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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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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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$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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Dangerous tree removal made easier
Dargaville

Dangerous tree removal made easier

  • February 04, 2022

Although Kaipara’s dry weather has slowed work on the unsealed road network, the roading crews are still hard at work, completing some of the remaining associated improvement work, like drainage and vegetation control.

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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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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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Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland
Kaipara KickStart Roads

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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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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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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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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Adaptive pathways planning pilot location decided
Climate Change Dargaville Ruawai

Adaptive pathways planning pilot location decided

  • December 15, 2021

Kaipara District Council has confirmed that the Ruawai area will be the first location for the community adaptation planning, adaptive pathways process at its meeting on 15 December.

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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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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
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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Road testing technology reaching underground
Roads Kaipara KickStart

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
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

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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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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Council services over the Christmas New Year Break
Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Kaiwaka Mangawhai Rubbish and Recycling Animal Management

Council services over the Christmas New Year Break

  • November 16, 2021

With the Christmas holidays soon approaching, there will be some changes to a few Council services.

 

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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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An invitation to reimagine our libraries!
Community Dargaville Kaipara Libraries Mangawhai

An invitation to reimagine our libraries!

  • November 11, 2021

If you don’t already use Kaipara Libraries, we want to hear from you.  If you are one of our library users, we want to hear from you too.

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New cross-Council drought management plan released
Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Paparoa Ripiro Beach Ruawai Te Kopuru

New cross-Council drought management plan released

  • November 11, 2021

Kaipara District Council (KDC) has worked with other Northland Councils on a Drought Management Plan (DMP) to create a consistent drought classification system and approach.

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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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Kaipara district to have a say on Pahi Norfolk Pines
Community District Plan Pahi

Kaipara district to have a say on Pahi Norfolk Pines

  • October 28, 2021

Kaipara communities are to have a say on whether the Norfolk Pines in Pahi should remain protected or whether they can be removed, as part of the District Plan review process.

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Baylys Beach access back open for use
Roads

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
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

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
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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Upcoming Road Works - October 2021
Roads Dargaville Footpaths Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Ruawai Te Kopuru

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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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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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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Paparoa-Oakleigh Bridge abutment hole
Bridges Roads Paparoa

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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Dawn blessing held for Pahi wharf construction
Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Dawn blessing held for Pahi wharf construction

  • September 09, 2021

Dawn broke over the land and water this morning, as Te Uri o Hau kaumātua Hone Martin led a blessing ceremony to begin construction down at Pahi wharf.  

 

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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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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 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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Kaihu Valley Trail August update
Community Culture Dargaville Funding Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail August update

  • August 11, 2021

A progress update on the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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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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Pahi wharf upgrade begins later this month
Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade begins later this month

  • August 09, 2021

Construction to upgrade the Pahi wharf is set to start later this month.

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Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road
Kaipara KickStart Roads

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
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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Author evening draws good audience
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Author evening draws good audience

  • July 05, 2021

The new-format Dargaville Library had its first evening test-run when author Drew Bryenton (aka Andy Bryenton) presented his book ‘Gads Army’ to an appreciative audience on Thursday 1 July.

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New stormwater line along Jervois Street
Dargaville Infrastructure projects

New stormwater line along Jervois Street

  • June 30, 2021

A new stormwater network has been installed between 18 – 40 Jervois Street, Dargaville.

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Ripiro Beach conversations to continue
Community Dargaville Funding Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach conversations to continue

  • June 30, 2021

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
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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Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain
Dargaville Parks

Dargaville intermediate students give back to Taharoa Domain

  • June 24, 2021

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
Community Dargaville

Dargaville Library reopens after makeover

  • June 16, 2021

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

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Stormwater works on Hokianga Road
Dargaville Infrastructure projects

Stormwater works on Hokianga Road

  • June 04, 2021

A section of Hokianga Road has been a hive of activity recently, with our contractors out busy replacing an ageing stormwater culvert.

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Making Kaipara roads safer
Roads

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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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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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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Kaihu Valley Trail May Update
Culture Dargaville Kaihu Valley Trail

Kaihu Valley Trail May Update

  • May 05, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is a 40km walking and biking track being constructed from Dargaville to Donnelly’s Crossing and will form part of the Ancient Kauri Trail that extends from Omapere to Maungaturoto. 

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Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up
Culture Dargaville Kaipara Libraries

Dargaville Library closes temporarily for a freshen-up

  • May 04, 2021

Dargaville Library is encouraging customers to stock up with books and DVD during May before the library is closed temporarily for a freshen-up from 5pm Friday 28 May, reopening Tuesday 15 June. 

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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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Author Tere Davies talk about Dreaming of Thee
Culture Dargaville Te Kopuru

Author Tere Davies talk about Dreaming of Thee

  • April 13, 2021

Author Tere Davies will be talking about her book and answering questions on April 20 in Dargaville. 

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Bad parking behaviour around schools
Community Mangawhai Dargaville

Bad parking behaviour around schools

  • March 24, 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti
Dargaville Parks

Recent spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti

  • December 22, 2020
We are currently experiencing a spate of minor arson, vandalism and graffiti in our parks and public toilets.
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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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Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed
Community Culture Dargaville

Haere Mai Ki Takiwira - Welcome to Dargaville signs blessed

  • December 14, 2020

A labour of love now blessed.

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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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Dog desexing subsidy creates high demand
Dargaville Animal Management

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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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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Dargaville pontoon open for use
Dargaville Community Kaipara KickStart

Dargaville pontoon open for use

  • October 16, 2020

Dargaville pontoon completion kicks off Kaipara Wharves project

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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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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 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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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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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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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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