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Mayor's Message 8 November
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Mayor's Message 8 November

  • November 08, 2022

This is my first message as your Mayor. It is very humbling to be asked to represent you all. It’s a deep responsibility that I take seriously.

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Mayor's Message 27 September
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Mayor's Message 27 September

  • September 27, 2022

What a journey it’s been since I was elected to serve the people of Kaipara in 2018. Thank you to everyone who supported my vision for this place.

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Mayor's Message 13 September 2022
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Mayor's Message 13 September 2022

  • September 13, 2022

The long shadow of debt for Kaipara District Council has been a defining characteristic of the last decade. As at 30 June 2012 Council had internal loans of $83.4 million with the Mangawhai Community Wastewater Scheme component of that internal debt at $58.5 million.

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Mayor's Message 30 August 2022
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Mayor's Message 30 August 2022

  • August 30, 2022

Trustworthiness is at the heart of Kaipara District Council, which aims to be “a trusted Council”.  It’s been a long journey back from the edge of local democracy and the Kaipara Commission during which time there were appointed Commissioners rather than locally-elected Councillors and a Mayor.

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Mayor's Message 16 August 2022
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Mayor's Message 16 August 2022

  • August 16, 2022

Busy times in recent weeks marked by exceptional moments have kept me well-occupied.

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Mayor's Message 2 August 2022
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Mayor's Message 2 August 2022

  • August 02, 2022

Success has come for Kaipara District Council at the recent AGM of Local Government New Zealand where our remit to limit and better regulate vape stores was voted upon

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Mayor's Message 19 July 2022
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Mayor's Message 19 July 2022

  • July 19, 2022

Nominations are now open for the election process for Mayor and Councillors of the next Kaipara District Council.  I am keen for Kaipara people to have many great candidates from whom to choose our next Council.

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Mayor's Message 05 July 2022
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Mayor's Message 05 July 2022

  • July 05, 2022

Big news in Kaipara is that Deputy Mayor Anna Curnow will not be seeking re-election at the upcoming Council elections.

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Mayor's Message 21 June 2022
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Mayor's Message 21 June 2022

  • June 21, 2022

Matariki marks the start of the new year on the Māori calendar, when the constellation of stars with that name appears in the sky and the new planting and growing season begins.

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Mayor's Message 7 June 2022
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Mayor's Message 7 June 2022

  • June 07, 2022

At the 25 May Kaipara District Council meeting the Exposure Draft of the Kaipara District Plan was discussed and a decision made to hold back on the official release and consultation of that “rule book” document.

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Mayor's Message 23 May 2022
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Mayor's Message 23 May 2022

  • May 23, 2022
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Mayor's Message 26 April 2022
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Mayor's Message 26 April 2022

  • April 26, 2022

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

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Mayor's Message 11 April 2022
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Mayor's Message 11 April 2022

  • April 11, 2022

Knocking off the big things as the season turns, daylight savings ends and the autumn equinox has passed, Kaipara District Council has just had confirmation the Mangawhai Central Private Plan Change has been resolved by all the concerned parties without the need for a costly Environment Court hearing.

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Mayor's Message 28 March 2022
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Mayor's Message 28 March 2022

  • March 28, 2022

Even lower expectations for KDC rates in the 2022-23 Annual Plan year, commencing 1 July, are now firmly on the cards as Council gets closer to its June finalisation of what will be in the Annual Plan. 

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Mayor's Message 14 March 2022
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Mayor's Message 14 March 2022

  • March 14, 2022

Getting clear results is a good thing, but when they’re excellent as well as clear then that’s simply great!

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Mayor's Message 22 February 2022
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Mayor's Message 22 February 2022

  • February 22, 2022

Future-focused energies for the finish of February are helping set up Kaipara District Council for a busy time ahead.

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Mayor's Message 15 February 2022
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Mayor's Message 15 February 2022

  • February 15, 2022

Covid Omicron case numbers are increasing across New Zealand and in other parts of Northland but not in Kaipara District.

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Mayor's Message 01 February 2022
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Mayor's Message 01 February 2022

  • February 01, 2022

Two years ago last week the Government started its rollout of the first responses to the Covid-19 coronavirus. We’ve been living in a pandemic since then.

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Mayor's Message 18 January 2022
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Mayor's Message 18 January 2022

  • January 18, 2022

Standing at the gate of the year, as I look ahead I see a colourful year for Kaipara District Council.

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Mayor's Message 20 December 2021
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Mayor's Message 20 December 2021

  • December 21, 2021

Taking a moment to reflect on the positive things from the year that’s coming to its end soon is my best advice for right now. Well, it’s what’s helping me get through.

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Mayor's Message - 7 December 2021
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Mayor's Message - 7 December 2021

  • December 07, 2021

Resilience and taking some time to breath easily are important for us all in the busiest few weeks of the year, starting now.

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Mayor's Message 30 November 2021
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Mayor's Message 30 November 2021

  • November 30, 2021

As November turns into December the pace of things quickens around the Kaipara.

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Mayor's Newsletter - 16 November 2021
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Mayor's Newsletter - 16 November 2021

  • November 16, 2021

As already reported, Government has mandated the Three Waters Reforms and there’s no way to wriggle off the hook.

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Mayor's Message - 16 November 2021
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Mayor's Message - 16 November 2021

  • November 16, 2021

As already reported, Government has mandated the Three Waters Reforms and there’s no way to wriggle off the hook.

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Mayor's Message - 2 November 2021
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Mayor's Message - 2 November 2021

  • November 02, 2021

In a flash the Three Waters Reforms have gone from looking reasonable to being radical reform, with Mayors across the country panning the announcement by Minister Mahuta that Government will, after all, be compelling all Councils across New Zealand to surrender their drinking water, wastewater and stormwater assets to be reorganised into mega-entities.

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Mayor's Message - 18 October 2021
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Mayor's Message - 18 October 2021

  • October 18, 2021

Congratulations to people in Kaipara District who’ve responded to the Kaipara Call To Arms and have rolled up their sleeves to get vaccinated in the last two weeks.

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Mayor's Message - 04 October 2021
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Mayor's Message - 04 October 2021

  • October 04, 2021

Local Councils across New Zealand have been heavily focused in recent weeks on the Government’s Three Waters Reform program and what it may mean for us all.

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Mayor's Message - 20 September 2021
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Mayor's Message - 20 September 2021

  • September 20, 2021

Current Covid Rules around Kaipara District Council

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Mayor's Message - August 2021
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Mayor's Message - August 2021

  • August 23, 2021

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

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Mayor's Message - July 2021
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Mayor's Message - July 2021

  • July 14, 2021

Fast-paced times for Kaipara District Council will be the flavour of the period ahead.

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Mayor's Message - June 2021
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Mayor's Message - June 2021

  • June 21, 2021

Keeping connected with friends and family is important for each of us, it’s part of what keeps us healthy, resilient and having an enjoyable life. Connections for small Kaipara District Council are likewise important.

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Mayor's Message - May 2021
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Mayor's Message - May 2021

  • May 25, 2021

Records have been tumbling at Kaipara District Council and I expect a new level has just been set for the longest single-day Council Meeting

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Mayor's Message - April 2021
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Mayor's Message - April 2021

  • April 26, 2021

Roads are the most significant part of the business of Council, and something about which locals are justifiably passionate.

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Mayor's Message - March 2021
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Mayor's Message - March 2021

  • March 22, 2021

A surprise season of tsunami sirens is upon us. A real evacuation-level alert, a false alarm and then a scheduled test all within one month – that’s a bit to get your head around! On 5 March there was a legitimate tsunami evacuation for communities of Mangawhai and Ruawai. 

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Mayor's Message - February 2021
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Mayor's Message - February 2021

  • February 22, 2021

In the last month the COVID-19 pandemic has directly impacted Kaipara District twice – once with the 'Northland case' who visited tourism hotspots from Mangawhai to Matakohe and then with the 14/15 Feb checkpoint/boundary confusion which affected large numbers of Kaipara people and for a day effectively cut Kaipara District in half.

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Mayor's Message - January 2021
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Mayor's Message - January 2021

  • January 21, 2021

Happy new year greetings to you as we roar on further into the Twenties. Already it’s lining up to be a cracker of a year for Kaipara District Council, and our summer season is well underway.

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Mayor's Message - November 2020
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Mayor's Message - November 2020

  • November 18, 2020

Summer is now upon us, and the days are warmer and longer.

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Mayor's Message - October 2020
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Mayor's Message - October 2020

  • October 15, 2020

Spring is fully here, the kowhai has bloomed, daffodils are done

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Mayor's Message - September 2020
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Mayor's Message - September 2020

  • September 17, 2020

“Kaipara’s getting hotter” is a perfect phrase for the season – winter is now over but, also, the attractiveness of Kaipara for new residents is reaching new levels of popularity.

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Mayor's Message - August 2020
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Mayor's Message - August 2020

  • August 13, 2020

Lockdown #2 is literally at the doorstep of Kaipara District right now

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Mayor's Message - July 2020
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Mayor's Message - July 2020

  • July 15, 2020

The darkest part of winter is here and yet there is so much light in Kaipara District

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Mayor's Message - June 2020
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Mayor's Message - June 2020

  • June 19, 2020

At hand we have a story of a halving, a doubling and a balancing. 

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Mayor's Message - May 2020
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Mayor's Message - May 2020

  • May 22, 2020

High and dry times continue across Kaipara District, as the worst-in-70-years drought rolls on.

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Mayor's Message - April 2020
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Mayor's Message - April 2020

  • April 24, 2020

Alert Level 4 has been extraordinary

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Mayor's Message - March 2020
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Mayor's Message - March 2020

  • March 19, 2020

Unprecedented events are unfolding around us.

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Mayor's Message - February 2020
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Mayor's Message - February 2020

  • February 21, 2020

Drought concerns are high on everyone’s minds.

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Mayor's Message - January 2020
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Mayor's Message - January 2020

  • January 24, 2020

Parched soils, hot temperatures and dry days make it clear summer’s here in Kaipara.

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