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Tuesday 5 July 2022

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

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Council contractor changes
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Council contractor changes

  • June 27, 2022

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

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Rails and trails
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Rails and trails

  • June 22, 2022

Pop into Dargaville Museum to see their latest display on the development of the Kaihu Valley Trail.

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Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara
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Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara

  • June 16, 2022

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

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Kaipara's May roading report
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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. With this work finishing, we’ve had more hands on deck to complete maintenance activities such as culvert clearing and edge marker post cleaning ahead of winter.

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Poutō wharf information session
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Poutō wharf information session

  • June 08, 2022

Find out about the new wharf at an information drop-in session 3 July 2022. 

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Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path
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Planting pōhutukawa, nīkau along the shared path

  • June 08, 2022

With the courtesy crossings for phase one now complete, the Mangawhai shared path team and contractors got the spades and mulch out and ticked off the planting, getting the final shrubs and trees in the ground last week.

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Work progresses on Lincoln Reserve loo
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Work progresses on Lincoln Reserve loo

  • May 30, 2022

The project to install a new toilet at Lincoln Street Reserve is a step closer to completion with the new facilities delivered to site last week.  

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Council confirms safer speed limits for Mangawhai and Kaiwaka
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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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Balance tank build begins
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balance tank build begins

  • May 11, 2022

A new balance tank for Mangawhai's wastewater treatment plant is one step closer to completion, with the first pre-cast concrete slabs poured for the tank structure.

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

  • May 10, 2022

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

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

  • May 05, 2022

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

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New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place
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New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place

  • April 29, 2022

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

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Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Additional funding for Poutō wharf confirmed

  • April 14, 2022

Elected Members have unanimously approved paying the forecasted $265,000 project shortfall for Poutō wharf, funded from the district’s financial contributions reserves.

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Kaihu Valley Trail April update
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Kaihu Valley Trail April update

  • April 13, 2022

Check out the latest happenings on the Kaihu Valley Trail progress, including the discovery of some railway artefacts.

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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon
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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon

  • April 11, 2022

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

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

  • April 07, 2022

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

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New toilets improve Mangawhai Historic Village facilities
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New toilets improve Mangawhai Historic Village facilities

  • March 30, 2022

On Monday 28 March, Mangawhai Community Park’s new toilets were formally opened with a blessing at the Historic Village.

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Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka
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Twice as nice: two new footbridges open in Kaiwaka

  • March 30, 2022

Two new footbridges were opened at a double ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Kaipara township of Kaiwaka on Saturday 26 March.

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Water supply issues - Maungaturoto
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Water supply issues - Maungaturoto

  • March 18, 2022

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

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Harvest begins across demonstration sites
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Harvest begins across demonstration sites

  • March 16, 2022

Harvesting is underway across the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. 

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Update on Poutō wharf
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Update on Poutō wharf

  • March 11, 2022

Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and other delays to the programme have inevitably slowed the Poutō wharf project, but the team have made progress and are now working through the tail end of the developed design.

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End in sight for Kaiwaka Footbridges construction
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End in sight for Kaiwaka Footbridges construction

  • March 07, 2022

Work to build two new footbridges in Kaiwaka is entering its final stages. The footbridges provide a safer link for pedestrians to cross the river, improving connectivity for the Kaiwaka community.

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Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions
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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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Kaipara's February roading report
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Kaipara's February roading report

  • February 23, 2022

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

 

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Molesworth Drive shared path works
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Molesworth Drive shared path works

  • February 16, 2022

Starting today through to Wednesday 23 February a short section of Molesworth Drive from the ITM down to Nautical Heights will go down to one lane, with flow managed using traffic lights.

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Sign erected for Kaihu Valley Trail
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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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Kaiwaka Footbridges work progresses to the south bridge
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Kaiwaka Footbridges work progresses to the south bridge

  • February 14, 2022

The truss is now up on the abutments at the north bridge, with physical construction of the boardwalk starting last week. 

 

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Time to be sensible around flushing
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Time to be sensible around flushing

  • February 11, 2022

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

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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed
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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed

  • February 02, 2022

Work is progressing well on the raw watermain renewals in Maungaturoto.

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Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand
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Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand

  • February 02, 2022

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

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Rain stops stopbank improvements
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Rain stops stopbank improvements

  • January 28, 2022

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

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Kaipara's January roading report
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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
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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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Work starts on Kaiwaka Footbridges
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Work starts on Kaiwaka Footbridges

  • January 14, 2022

A small gathering, a prayer and a blessing to keep workers safe marked the start of the work on-site for the Kaiwaka footbridges.

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Dawn blessing opens the Pahi wharf upgrade
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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
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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
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Village intersections and shared path – December 2021

  • December 15, 2021

With the border opening there will be increased traffic travelling through both of the worksites. Please remind your visitors ahead of their arrival that these are still active work sites in the lead up to the break – give your friends and family a heads up so they can be prepared for possible travel delays and can plan their journeys accordingly.

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Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater
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Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater

  • December 15, 2021

A new balance tank and inlet works are to be installed at the Mangawhai wastewater treatment plant to expand the existing hydraulic capacity during the peak summer periods.

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New speed limits approaching
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New speed limits approaching

  • December 02, 2021

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

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Tomo on Gordon Street
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Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

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

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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals

  • December 01, 2021

Work to install the Kaiwaka footbridges will start in early January and continue for around seven weeks. With it comes some great employment opportunities for local contractors.

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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021
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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021

  • November 18, 2021

The $8.06M Unsealed Roading Network project that began in May last year, has crossed the halfway mark with completion of the first season’s physical pavement and associated works at a cost of $4.3M to end of October.

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Council services over the Christmas New Year Break
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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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Progress on Pahi wharf
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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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New cross-Council drought management plan released
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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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Poutō wharf construction to start in 2022
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Poutō wharf construction to start in 2022

  • November 03, 2021

Construction work for the new Poutō wharf will begin in 2022.

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Waipoua River Road works set to start
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Waipoua River Road works set to start

  • November 02, 2021

An onsite blessing will be held by Te Roroa on Friday 12 November to mark the start of construction on the $1.8m Waipoua River Road project.

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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes
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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes

  • October 22, 2021

Over the next few months, our team and contractors will replace approximately 3,000m of ageing raw watermain pipes.

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Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme
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Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme

  • October 20, 2021

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

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

  • October 15, 2021

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

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Work on the Pahi wharf upgrade continues at pace
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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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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta
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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

  • September 30, 2021

Considerations from Kaipara District about the Three Waters Reforms.

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

  • September 23, 2021

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

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Pahi wharf upgrade – old handrails come down, new ones go up
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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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Work starting on new toilets
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Work starting on new toilets

  • September 08, 2021

Work is about to start on two of four new toilet blocks. 

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How are you represented at the Council table?
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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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Kaiwaka Footbridge contract awarded
Bridges Community Kaiwaka Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

Kaiwaka Footbridge contract awarded

  • August 24, 2021

The Council has awarded the contract to design and build the two Kaiwaka footbridges to Bridge It NZ.

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Kaiwaka safety improvements close to completion
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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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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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
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Unsealed road improvement works progressing

  • July 28, 2021

Winter weather has slowed the reconstruction work to upgrade our unsealed roads, but no time is being wasted. Teams are clearing vegetation and drains in preparation for when reconstruction work can start again.

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Kaihu Valley Trail July update
Kaihu Valley Trail Infrastructure projects Joint projects

Kaihu Valley Trail July update

  • July 01, 2021

The Kaihu Valley Trail is a 40km walking and biking track being constructed from Dargaville to Donnellys Crossing. It will form part of the Ancient Kauri Trail that extends from Omapere to Maungaturoto and be one of the 23 Great Rides around New Zealand.

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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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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions

  • June 30, 2021

Kaipara District Council today endorsed a future-focused Long Term Plan (LTP) which aims to respond to a growing population while caring for the environment and keeping rates increases low. 

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

Maintenance, renewal, and improvement work around the District

  • May 05, 2021

Some of the works happening around the District. 

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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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Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  
Joint projects Kaiwaka Parks

Parks and maintenance work by Kaiwaka river  

  • April 06, 2021

Our Parks team and local contractors Turf Tamer recently completed work by the Kaiwaka River (north eastern side of the bridge).

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Kaiwaka footbridges in the west
Community Funding Joint projects Kaiwaka Bridges Footpaths

Kaiwaka footbridges in the west

  • March 05, 2021

Two footbridges are to be erected in Kaiwaka, parallel to State Highway 1 and crossing streams at the northern end of the township.

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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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Support for lower speed limits
Mangawhai Roads Hakaru Kaiwaka

Support for lower speed limits

  • November 25, 2020

Kaipara District Council has been consulting the community about lowering speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka area. 

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Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals
Joint projects Mangawhai Hakaru Kaiwaka Roads

Council seeks feedback on speed limit proposals

  • October 29, 2020

Kaipara District Council is seeking feedback on proposals to set new speed limits in the Mangawhai and Kaiwaka areas, including the Mangawhai urban area. 

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