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Dargaville Town Hall Project – search set to start for lead contractor
Council business Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031 Planning and Building

Dargaville Town Hall Project – search set to start for lead contractor

  • July 05, 2024

Council has approved a procurement plan to appoint a contractor for the Dargaville Town Hall Project. Keen contractors will soon be able to register Expressions of Interest.

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Councils join forces to tick off last road recovery repairs
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Roads

Councils join forces to tick off last road recovery repairs

  • July 03, 2024

Kaipara District Council and Whangarei District Council are developing a joint panel of contractors to complete the remaining emergency recovery repairs, helping to save money and time for both councils.

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Diversion for section of Molesworth Drive Monday 1 July
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Diversion for section of Molesworth Drive Monday 1 July

  • June 27, 2024

From 1 July Molesworth Drive southbound traffic will be diverted around Moir Point Road/Seabreeze Road for approximately three weeks.

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Large crowd turns out to celebrate new Pouto wharf
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Large crowd turns out to celebrate new Pouto wharf

  • June 14, 2024

Close to 100 people came together at the southern tip of the Pouto Peninsula to celebrate the opening of a new wharf in Kaipara.

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Stage one of plans to expand Mangawhai wastewater capacity checked off
Mangawhai Wastewater

Stage one of plans to expand Mangawhai wastewater capacity checked off

  • June 04, 2024

Stage one of a plan to expand Mangawhai’s wastewater capacity is complete, and stage two is well underway, catering for projected community growth to at least 2030. 

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Waters infrastructure projects better off thanks to redirected funding
Funding Infrastructure projects Wastewater Water

Waters infrastructure projects better off thanks to redirected funding

  • May 31, 2024

More than $3.2million of external funding will be redirected into Kaipara District’s waters infrastructure budget after Council deciding to redirect existing uncommitted Better Off and Transition Support funding.

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New loos for Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Community Infrastructure projects Wastewater

New loos for Baylys Beach

  • May 20, 2024

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

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

Level 3 water restrictions lifted for Dargaville and Baylys Beach

  • April 23, 2024

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

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

Keep it up (down) Dargaville!

  • March 20, 2024

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

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Pouto wharf update - March 2024
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Wharves

Pouto wharf update - March 2024

  • March 07, 2024

Work on Pouto wharf has been progressing well during weather and tidal windows, with the crew taking every opportunity to complete piling works, concreting, and install bearers. With most of the piles now in place, the crew are focused on completing the bracing and joists over the next fortnight.

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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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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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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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Work on the third phase of the Mangawhai shared path to kick off
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Community Plan

Work on the third phase of the Mangawhai shared path to kick off

  • February 02, 2024

Works on the next phase of the Mangawhai shared path kick off 7 February. 

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

Mayor's Message 29 January 2024

  • January 29, 2024

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

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Tinopai wharf closed for public safety: how you can help
Infrastructure projects Wharves

Tinopai wharf closed for public safety: how you can help

  • January 12, 2024

Tinopai wharf is currently closed due to significant deterioration and structural damage. 

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

New facilities to meet Pine Beach camper demand

  • December 15, 2023

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

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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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Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024
Climate Change Ruawai Stormwater Long term plan 2021-2031

Ruawai Adaptive Pathway Programme paused for consultation in 2024

  • December 01, 2023

A motion moved by Kaipara District Council Mayor Jepson has paused the Ruawai Adaptive Pathways programme until the public has had their say through the next Long Term Plan consultation.

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Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads Stormwater

Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed

  • November 22, 2023

We have now finalised the design for Wood Street. A huge thanks to everyone who has been involved over the years and through the design trials to get to this permanent design.

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Weather causes further delays to Poutō wharf completion
Infrastructure projects Kaipara KickStart Ripiro Beach Wharves

Weather causes further delays to Poutō wharf completion

  • November 20, 2023

Another round of weather events, including ex-Cyclone Lola, has affected works on Poutō wharf and extended the completion date out to the end of the summer. 

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

Expansion of wastewater network capacity set to enter first stages

  • October 27, 2023

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

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Council decision cements solution for Fagan Place community housing
Annual Plan Community Council business Mangawhai

Council decision cements solution for Fagan Place community housing

  • October 11, 2023

A recent decision by Kaipara District Council has given Fagan Place community housing tenants assurance on a way forward for new warm, dry, modern and healthy homes. 

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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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Kaipara District Council discontinues climate policy and cancels emission accounting contract
Climate Change Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Kaipara District Council discontinues climate policy and cancels emission accounting contract

  • September 29, 2023

A Notice of Motion put forward by Deputy Mayor Jonathan Larsen to discontinue Kaipara District Council’s climate policy and cancel its emission accounting contract was approved at the September Council meeting.

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

Funding approval for Kaipara tourism facilities

  • September 26, 2023

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

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Te Ara o Te Whai - Mangawhai boardwalk opens to public
Annual Plan Culture Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Te Ara o Te Whai - Mangawhai boardwalk opens to public

  • August 31, 2023

Sunny weather and an incoming tide provided the perfect backdrop to open the Mangawhai boardwalk to a large gathering last week.

The boardwalk is the second phase of the Mangawhai shared path project, connecting the village to the heads, and making it safer and easier to travel by foot, bike, or scooter along busy Molesworth Drive.

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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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Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion
Annual Plan Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Second phase of Mangawhai shared path nears completion

  • July 10, 2023

Progress has been tracking well on the second phase of the Mangawhai shared path, with the boardwalk section now stretching right across the water by the causeway.

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Watermain renewal work almost complete
Maungaturoto Water Water Supply

Watermain renewal work almost complete

  • July 05, 2023

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

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Kaipara District Council sets rates and confirms work programme for 2023-2024
Annual Plan Council business Rates

Kaipara District Council sets rates and confirms work programme for 2023-2024

  • June 29, 2023

Kaipara District Council Elected Members have adopted the Annual Plan 2023-2024, with an average rates rise of 4.96 percent (excluding water charges).

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Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction work temporarily suspended until September

  • June 27, 2023

Contractors working on the finishing touches for Poutō wharf have had to down tools until conditions are more favourable to complete the remaining piling and wharf head.

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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 District Council continues work on Annual Plan 2023/2024
Annual Plan Community Council business

Kaipara District Council continues work on Annual Plan 2023/2024

  • April 27, 2023

At the April Council meeting Kaipara District Council staff presented the latest financial statements for the draft Annual Plan 2023/2024, alongside a projected rates increase averaging 4.98 percent across the district.

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

Further improvements for Maungaturoto’s water network

  • April 14, 2023

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

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Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Supply

Farmers and growers attend Kaipara Water Demonstration Site field visit

  • April 12, 2023

Late last month a warm Kaipara sun shone on a group of farmers and growers keen to hear about a season of growing squash in Maunganui Bluff, north of Dargaville.  

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Kaipara District Council Fees & Charges for 2023/2024 out for feedback
Annual Plan Community Council business

Kaipara District Council Fees & Charges for 2023/2024 out for feedback

  • April 11, 2023

Kaipara District Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed fees and charges for the 2023/2024 year.

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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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Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Car wreckage removed from Poutō Point

  • January 25, 2023

Salt services, a professional dive team, spent most of a day early last week pulling an old car wreck out of the water. The car had been submerged some years ago and was resting where work was starting on the wharf head.

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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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Poutō wharf takes shape
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Long term plan 2021-2031 Wharves

Poutō wharf takes shape

  • December 09, 2022

The construction of Poutō wharf has really been trucking along recently, with another dozen piles driven in the ground last week.

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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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Lincoln Reserve's new facilities open
Funding Infrastructure projects Mangawhai Parks

Lincoln Reserve's new facilities open

  • November 17, 2022

Sea, sand, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s rarest bird were all on hand for the opening of Kaipara’s newest loos.

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Poutō wharf construction update
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf construction update

  • November 07, 2022

If you live in Poutō or have gone for a drive down recently, you will have seen some of the wharf construction taking shape.

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Blessing opens Alamar Crescent toilets
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai

Blessing opens Alamar Crescent toilets

  • October 12, 2022

New toilets at Alamar Crescent are ready for the public to use in time for Mangawhai’s busy summer season. 

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A boost for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Kaipara
Culture Long term plan 2021-2031

A boost for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Kaipara

  • September 30, 2022

A first-ever Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy will provide a much-needed boost to the arts sector in Kaipara.

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Wharf works begin at Poutō
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Wharf works begin at Poutō

  • September 29, 2022

Physical works for Poutō wharf have begun. Earlier in the month, Waikaretu marae led a blessing ahead of construction starting.

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

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

  • September 23, 2022

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

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Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Footpaths Annual Plan

Council collaborates with Te Uri o Hau on boardwalk design

  • September 16, 2022

The second phase of the Mangawhai shared path cranks up construction next month, and includes a collaboratively designed boardwalk running alongside the causeway.

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Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Community Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Sunflowers and squash to brighten Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • September 15, 2022

Kaipara District Council has confirmed sunflowers and squash for the second growing season of the Kaipara Water demonstration sites.

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

Council Briefing on draft wastewater strategy highlights future pressures

  • September 07, 2022

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

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New zones to complete MAZ skatepark
Funding Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Community Parks

New zones to complete MAZ skatepark

  • September 02, 2022

The Mangawhai Activity Zone (MAZ) Trust will soon start work on a new Flow Bowl and Street Skateboarding Plaza, following a grant from Kaipara District Council.

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Better off with funding for community hubs
Community Funding Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031 Three Waters Review

Better off with funding for community hubs

  • September 01, 2022

Two new community hubs move a step closer with Kaipara District Council opting to apply for the Three Waters Better Off Funding Package, provided by Central Government, to help fund them

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Blessing event heralds completion of first phase
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

Blessing event heralds completion of first phase

  • August 31, 2022

A blessing event carried out with Te Uri o Hau iwi representatives earlier this week signalled the completion of the first phase of the Mangawhai shared path works.

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Poutō wharf works get set to kick off
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

Poutō wharf works get set to kick off

  • August 24, 2022

Work to construct Poutō wharf is set to begin shortly.

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Mangawhai balance tank takes shape
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Mangawhai balance tank takes shape

  • August 08, 2022

Last week saw the first of the pre-cast concrete slabs for Mangawhai’s new wastewater balance tank carefully craned into place.

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Passionate about Ruawai's future?
Climate Change Community Long term plan 2021-2031 Ruawai

Passionate about Ruawai's future?

  • August 02, 2022

If you are passionate about Ruawai and its future, the newly created Ruawai Adaptive Pathways Community Panel is looking for members just like you!

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

Three waters explained

  • July 20, 2022

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

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Kaipara District Council confirms rates and adopts Annual Plan 2022-2023
Annual Plan Council business

Kaipara District Council confirms rates and adopts Annual Plan 2022-2023

  • June 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council Elected Members have unanimously adopted the Annual Plan 2022-2023, with an average general rates rise of 4.86 percent (excluding water charges, and allowing for 1 percent growth).

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Council contractor changes
Stormwater Wastewater Water Supply

Council contractor changes

  • June 27, 2022

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

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Rails and trails
Infrastructure projects Kaihu Valley Trail

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
Wastewater

Rag monsters causing chaos in Kaipara

  • June 16, 2022

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

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Poutō wharf information session
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Wharves

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
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

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
Infrastructure projects Mangawhai

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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Projected rates rise drops as work continues on Annual Plan
Annual Plan Long term plan 2021-2031

Projected rates rise drops as work continues on Annual Plan

  • May 25, 2022

Council staff brought the final draft of the Annual Plan to a briefing earlier this month, presenting recent financial statements alongside a rates increase averaging 4.86 percent.

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Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka
Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Wastewater

Wastewater network improvement starting in Kaiwaka

  • May 19, 2022

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

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Balance tank build begins
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balance tank build begins

  • May 11, 2022

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

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A new vision for Kaipara's libraries
Community Kaipara Libraries Long term plan 2021-2031

A new vision for Kaipara's libraries

  • May 10, 2022

Kaipara District Council has voted unanimously to adopt a ten year library strategy, paving the way forward for an equitable, modern library service.

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

New toilet buildings for Mangawhai and Maungaturoto craned into place

  • April 29, 2022

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

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

Mayor's Message 26 April 2022

  • April 26, 2022

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

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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
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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Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon
Dargaville Wastewater

Dargaville wastewater network improvement work starting soon

  • April 11, 2022

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

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

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

  • April 07, 2022

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

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New toilets improve Mangawhai Historic Village facilities
Community Infrastructure projects Mangawhai

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
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaiwaka

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
Infrastructure projects Water Water Supply

Water supply issues - Maungaturoto

  • March 18, 2022

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

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Harvest begins across demonstration sites
Community Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Harvest begins across demonstration sites

  • March 16, 2022

Harvesting is underway across the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. 

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Update on Poutō wharf
Joint projects Infrastructure projects Wharves Kaipara KickStart

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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Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward
Community Joint projects Mangawhai Long term plan 2021-2031

Work on Gumdiggers Track moves forward

  • March 07, 2022

At a recent Council meeting, staff gave an update on Gumdiggers Track and the work happening behind the scenes.

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Indicative general rates rise in line with Long Term Plan
Long term plan 2021-2031 Rates Water Annual Plan

Indicative general rates rise in line with Long Term Plan

  • March 04, 2022

At a recent briefing Council staff presented the preliminary financial statements for the upcoming Annual Plan (2022-2023).

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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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Kaipara District Council unanimously approves way forward for a modern waste minimisation strategy
Long term plan 2021-2031 Rubbish and Recycling

Kaipara District Council unanimously approves way forward for a modern waste minimisation strategy

  • February 24, 2022

Recent Council approval to extend existing waste management contracts ensures service continuity for the district, while staff prepare for the first phase of the overhaul of waste services.

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Molesworth Drive shared path works
Footpaths Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan

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
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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Time to be sensible around flushing
Wastewater Water

Time to be sensible around flushing

  • February 11, 2022

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

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Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops
Kaipara KickStart Water Supply Joint projects Community Water

Smart water use supports growth across diverse crops

  • February 08, 2022

Growth is the word of the day when it comes to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. The summer months have seen the former grassed paddocks turn into a jungle of green activity on both sites.

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Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Water Water Supply

Two thirds of Maungaturoto raw watermain renewal work completed

  • February 02, 2022

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

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

Finding balance: meeting wastewater demand

  • February 02, 2022

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

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Rain stops stopbank improvements
Infrastructure projects Ruawai Stormwater Water

Rain stops stopbank improvements

  • January 28, 2022

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

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New loo coming to Pahi
Community Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Pahi Wastewater

New loo coming to Pahi

  • January 26, 2022

Representatives of the Pahi community met with Council at the wharf last week to work out where a new toilet block could go.

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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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Village intersections and shared path – December 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Village intersections and shared path – December 2021

  • December 15, 2021

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

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Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater
Long term plan 2021-2031 Mangawhai Wastewater

Balancing demand for Mangawhai wastewater

  • December 15, 2021

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

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Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply Community

Seeds sown for Kaipara Water demonstration sites

  • December 03, 2021

Visitors to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites will spot the beginnings of green growth starting to peek through the soil.

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Tomo on Gordon Street
Stormwater Dargaville Roads Wastewater

Tomo on Gordon Street

  • December 01, 2021

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

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Employment opportunities for Kaiwaka locals
Community Kaiwaka Bridges Long term plan 2021-2031 Parks

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
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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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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Poutō wharf construction to start in 2022
Community Funding Wharves Infrastructure projects Kaipara KickStart

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
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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Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Three Waters Review Water Water Supply

Work starting on Maungaturoto's raw watermain pipes

  • October 22, 2021

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

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Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme
Community Mangawhai Wastewater

Investigations into expanding Mangawhai's Wastewater scheme

  • October 20, 2021

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

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

Water Rates changes to make it equal for everyone

  • October 06, 2021

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

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Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Taumata Arowai Stormwater Three Waters Review Wastewater Water Water Supply

Letter from KDC to Hon Nanaia Mahuta

  • September 30, 2021

Considerations from Kaipara District about the Three Waters Reforms.

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Audit report supports plans
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Audit report supports plans

  • September 23, 2021

It’s ‘steady as she goes’ for Kaipara District Council after Deloitte reported their 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP) provides a ‘reasonable basis for accountability to the community’.

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 New Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

New Chair for Kaipara District Council Audit, Risk and Finance Committee

  • September 23, 2021

Kaipara District Council has welcomed Philip Jones as the independent chair of their Audit, Risk and Finance Committee.

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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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Kaanga Ma wins community vote
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Water Water Supply

Kaanga Ma wins community vote

  • September 22, 2021

Ngā mihi mō au korero whakahoki! 

Thank you for your feedback. We had a fantastic response to our recent survey asking for help to select one of the trial crops for Kaipara Water demo site two. The winner by community vote was kaanga ma.

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Work starting on new toilets
Funding Infrastructure projects Mangawhai

Work starting on new toilets

  • September 08, 2021

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

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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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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
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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Council to take a share of Northland Inc.
Council business Joint projects Long term plan 2021-2031

Council to take a share of Northland Inc.

  • July 09, 2021

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

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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
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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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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New library for Mangawhai?
Long term plan 2021-2031

New library for Mangawhai?

  • February 24, 2021

The Council will be consulting on a proposal to secure land for a future new library in Mangawhai as part of their long-term planning. Towards a Better Kaipara, the Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-2031 will determine where the Council focuses over the next 10 years. 

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Talk with Elected Members about future plans
Community Funding Mangawhai Dargaville Long term plan 2021-2031

Talk with Elected Members about future plans

  • February 24, 2021

Kaipara District Council is consulting on their proposed plan for the next ten years and Elected Members will be on hand to talk about it and answer questions.

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Improving civic facilities in Dargaville
Dargaville Planning and Building Council business Long term plan 2021-2031

Improving civic facilities in Dargaville

  • February 16, 2021

Kaipara District Council will soon be seeking feedback on their proposal to develop a revitalised Dargaville civic precinct as part of their Long Term Plan consultation.

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Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up
Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Roads Water Parks Rubbish and Recycling Council business

Plan to grow a better Kaipara shaping up

  • February 10, 2021

Kaipara District Council has laid out its vision for the next decade of development in its Long Term Plan (LTP) and is asking the community if they agree.

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Recycling crates reduce waste
Long term plan 2021-2031

Recycling crates reduce waste

  • January 27, 2021

Kaipara has a poor track record for recycling. In summer 2020, a snapshot audit of rubbish bags found 860kgs of 3196kg could have been recycled. That’s 27% of the rubbish we send to landfill.

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Ratepayer Newsletter - January 2021
Ratepayer Newsletter Water Long term plan 2021-2031

Ratepayer Newsletter - January 2021

  • January 19, 2021

‘Water’ will be a word to watch in 2021, as far as Kaipara District Council is concerned. To start with,
low river flows mean water restrictions are in place for our largest reticulated town supply to Dargaville
and Baylys Beach.

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Long Term Plan Consultation
Long term plan 2021-2031

Long Term Plan Consultation

  • January 13, 2021

We will soon be consulting on our Long Term Plan 2021 – 2031, which will guide where we focus over the next ten years. 

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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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