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Record feedback for Kaipara District Long Term Plan
Community Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Record feedback for Kaipara District Long Term Plan

  • May 17, 2024

Long term plan hearings this week have given community members an opportunity to get up front and face to face with Kaipara District Council elected members.

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Thank you for speaking up for Kaipara
Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Thank you for speaking up for Kaipara

  • May 08, 2024

Consultation for the Kaipara District Council Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 closed Saturday 4 May.

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ANZAC commemorations across Kaipara District
Community Council business Dargaville Hakaru Matakohe Maungaturoto

ANZAC commemorations across Kaipara District

  • April 26, 2024

Commemorative ceremonies took place across Kaipara District on Wednesday in observance of ANZAC day.

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Council will use asset sale to reduce debt 
Council business Ruawai

Council will use asset sale to reduce debt 

  • April 05, 2024

Proceeds from sale of a house in Ruawai are to be used to reduce debt after elected members rescinded a decision they made in December to use the money for capital projects within the Raupo drainage scheme. 

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Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027
Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Consultation opens for Kaipara District Council’s Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027

  • April 04, 2024

Kaipara District Council elected members adopted the Long Term Plan 2024 – 2027 consultation document in the council meeting on Wednesday, kickstarting the feedback period opening today.

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Have your say on Fees and Charges 2024/2025
Council business

Have your say on Fees and Charges 2024/2025

  • April 04, 2024

Kaipara District Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed fees and charges for the coming 2024/2025 year. 

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Feedback wanted on Mangawhai Community Park Master Plan
Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Parks Planning and Building

Feedback wanted on Mangawhai Community Park Master Plan

  • March 01, 2024

In 2023, we asked the community for feedback on the Master Plan for Mangawhai Community Park. The Mangawhai Community Park Governance Committee used that feedback to prepare a draft master plan.

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We’ll be at Northland Field Days
Community Council business

We’ll be at Northland Field Days

  • February 14, 2024

Our Planners will be on hand to answer your questions general questions about development or subdividing, or talk to your Elected Members about what’s important to you.

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New rating valuations for Kaipara
Council business

New rating valuations for Kaipara

  • January 31, 2024

Look out for the new Rating Valuation for your property in the mail.  

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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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Making building consents easier
Planning and Building

Making building consents easier

  • November 27, 2023

A new building consent management system introduced into Kaipara will make it easier for architects, developers, builders and homeowners to apply for, and keep track of their building consents.

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Council services during Christmas and New Year break
Animal Management Community Kaipara Libraries Planning and Building Rubbish and Recycling

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • November 16, 2023

Summer holidays are fast approaching! During this time critical Council services continue, with some changes due to staff availability.

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Better off Funding goes towards community hubs
Dargaville Funding Mangawhai Planning and Building Three Waters Review

Better off Funding goes towards community hubs

  • November 08, 2023

Designs for two community hubs will proceed as originally planned after a motion agreed by Council to reallocate the funding did not receive iwi support.

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Kaipara District Council at community markets
Long Term Plan 2024-2027 Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Maungaturoto Rates

Kaipara District Council at community markets

  • October 27, 2023

Over the next two weekends, Kaipara District Council Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about attending markets around the district.

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Motion upheld regarding Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme
Climate Change Council business Ruawai

Motion upheld regarding Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme

  • October 27, 2023

Kaipara District Council Elected Members supported a motion by Mayor Craig Jepson regarding the Ruawai Adaptive Pathways pilot programme.

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Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023
Annual Report Council business Roads

Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report for 2022/2023

  • October 27, 2023

Kaipara District Council has adopted their Annual Report for 2022/2023. The report was unanimously adopted in the 25 October meeting.

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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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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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A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision
Council business Emergency Management Long Term Plan 2024-2027

A focus on recovery with Long Term Plan decision

  • September 28, 2023

A shortened Long Term Plan with a focus on recovery was approved by Kaipara District Council earlier this week.

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Proposed District Plan notification expected in 2024
District Plan

Proposed District Plan notification expected in 2024

  • September 11, 2023

Kaipara’s Proposed District Plan is on track to be notified in 2024.  

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Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward
Community Dargaville District Plan

Dargaville Racecourse Trifecta Development moves forward

  • September 05, 2023

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

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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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Council appoints a new working party for the District Plan Review
District Plan

Council appoints a new working party for the District Plan Review

  • June 02, 2023

Kaipara District Council has introduced a working party to work with staff to finalise development of the Proposed District Plan.

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Out and about at Kaipara community markets
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai Paparoa Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Out and about at Kaipara community markets

  • May 10, 2023

Over the next month, Elected Members and Council staff are attending community markets around Kaipara District.

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Kaipara 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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Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   
Community Council business Long Term Plan 2024-2027

Kaipara District Council sets vision and community outcomes for Long Term Plan 2024/2034   

  • April 27, 2023

A healthy environment, prosperous economy and dependable roading are included in the community outcomes Kaipara District Council has set for the next few years.

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Dargaville Town Hall to close
Council business Dargaville

Dargaville Town Hall to close

  • April 21, 2023

The Dargaville Town Hall will be closed from Monday 24 April in the interest of public safety following damage sustained during Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Kaipara 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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Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed
Council business Dargaville Parks

Harding Park Committee governance membership arrangements confirmed

  • March 29, 2023

Kaipara District Council has confirmed the governance membership for the Harding Park Committee, and appointments to the Pou Tu o Te Rangi Joint Management Committee.

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New Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council
Council business

New Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council

  • February 17, 2023

Mayor Craig Jepson has announced that Jason Marris will be the next Chief Executive for Kaipara District Council.

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State of Emergency declared for Northland as a precationary step
Community Council business Emergency Management

State of Emergency declared for Northland as a precationary step

  • February 12, 2023

A precautionary state of emergency has been declared for Northland as at 4.30pm Sunday 12 February, for an initial period of seven days, as part of the regional response to Cyclone Gabrielle.

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Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy
Council business Footpaths Roads

Council calls on residents to help keep Kaipara tidy

  • February 08, 2023

Kaipara District Council is asking residents to mow their own roadside berms to keep Kaipara neighbourhoods tidy. 

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Planning the future of Mangawhai Community Park
Mangawhai Planning and Building

Planning the future of Mangawhai Community Park

  • January 26, 2023

Kaipara District Council is seeking input from the community on the future of Mangawhai Community Park

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Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible
Community Planning and Building Joint projects

Making Te Tai Tokerau accessible

  • December 13, 2022

The four councils in our region are working together on a plan to make our communities more accessible to live, work, play and visit.

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Kaipara District Council opening of meetings - Mayoral Statement
Council business

Kaipara District Council opening of meetings - Mayoral Statement

  • December 13, 2022

Opening of Meetings

There have been many reports in the mainstream media and social media that show a misunderstanding of the legal obligations of the Kaipara District Council and its elected members in respect of this issue.

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Kaipara District Council meetings – Mayoral statement
Council business

Kaipara District Council meetings – Mayoral statement

  • December 08, 2022

An open and frank discussion took place today (7 December) between the Mayor of Kaipara District and the eight Councillors present.

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Council services during Christmas and New Year break
Animal Management Community Council business Dargaville Hakaru Kai Iwi Lakes Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Paparoa Planning and Building Ripiro Beach Ruawai Rubbish and Recycling Te Kopuru

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • December 05, 2022

Summer holidays are fast approaching! During this time critical Council services continue, with some changes due to staff availability.

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Kaipara's Council Committee Structure and membership confirmed 
Council business

Kaipara's Council Committee Structure and membership confirmed 

  • December 02, 2022

Kaipara District Council’s committee structure, the committee membership and chairs, and the external appointments for the new triennium have been confirmed. 

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Summary of feedback on the Exposure Draft District Plan
Community District Plan Planning and Building

Summary of feedback on the Exposure Draft District Plan

  • November 24, 2022

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback on the Exposure Draft District Plan. A summary of the feedback received is now available to view.

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council
Community Council business Dargaville

Join us at the swearing in ceremony for Kaipara’s new Council

  • October 20, 2022

Kaipara’s newly elected Council will be sworn in at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October at the Lighthouse Function Centre, Pou Tu o Te Rangi Harding Park.   

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Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report
Annual Report Council business

Kaipara District Council adopts Annual Report

  • September 30, 2022

Kaipara District Council has adopted their Annual Report for 2021/2022. The report was unanimously adopted in the September meeting, the last meeting of the term for the current Council.

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Kaipara District Council appoints interim Chief Executive
Council business

Kaipara District Council appoints interim Chief Executive

  • September 15, 2022

Following the recent announcement that current Chief Executive Louise Miller will be stepping down, Kaipara District Council has appointed Jason Marris as interim Chief Executive, while an external recruitment firm undertakes the search for a permanent appointment.

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Pre-Election Report outlines challenges and opportunities
Council business

Pre-Election Report outlines challenges and opportunities

  • July 29, 2022

Kaipara District Council has released its Pre-Election Report for 2022.

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Consultation opens on Exposure Draft District Plan
Community District Plan Planning and Building

Consultation opens on Exposure Draft District Plan

  • July 28, 2022

Kaipara District Council has approved the Exposure Draft District Plan for release, inviting the public to provide feedback. 

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

Council decision on Private Plan Change 81 triggers formal RMA process

  • July 27, 2022

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

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Kaipara District Council Chief Executive steps down
Council business

Kaipara District Council Chief Executive steps down

  • July 14, 2022

Louise Miller, has advised today that she will step down from her role as Chief Executive of Kaipara District Council on 28 October, after the new Council is sworn in.

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Mangawhai Central planning rules finalised
District Plan Mangawhai Planning and Building

Mangawhai Central planning rules finalised

  • July 01, 2022

Kaipara District Council has completed the final step to adopt Private Plan Change 78 (PP78), which amends the planning rules that apply to the Mangawhai Central Development.

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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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Kaipara District Council adopts Fees & Charges for 2022-2023
Council business

Kaipara District Council adopts Fees & Charges for 2022-2023

  • June 08, 2022

New Fees and Charges for the coming 2022-2023 year were adopted at the May Council meeting.

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Council takes further look at Draft District Plan
District Plan Planning and Building

Council takes further look at Draft District Plan

  • May 25, 2022

Elected members have voted to pause planned informal consultation on the Kaipara District Plan while they hold a further briefing on some topics.

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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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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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Get your Resource Consent with KDC!
Community Culture District Plan

Get your Resource Consent with KDC!

  • January 18, 2022

‘A breath of fresh air’ is how one industry professional describes the Kaipara District Resource Consents team since the Council made substantial improvements to their resource consent service.

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 Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team
Community Council business Dargaville Mangawhai

Kaipara District Council appoints Iwi relations team

  • December 08, 2021

Iwi Liaison Manager Jack Rudolph and Māori Advisor Missy Hokai joined the Council on 1 November, to strengthen a Te Ao Māori capability and viewpoint across the organisation.

 

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

Kaipara district to have a say on Pahi Norfolk Pines

  • October 28, 2021

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

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Representation Review set for 2022 elections
Council business Representation Review

Representation Review set for 2022 elections

  • October 28, 2021

After considering submissions, Kaipara district elected members today confirmed a proposal for council’s representation arrangements ahead of the 2022/2025 local body elections.

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External funding stand out aspect of the 2020/2021 Kaipara District Council Annual Report
Council business Annual Report

External funding stand out aspect of the 2020/2021 Kaipara District Council Annual Report

  • September 29, 2021

Kaipara District Council adopted its Annual Report for 2020/201 at the September meeting, showcasing a year of challenges amidst lockdowns, boundary closures and forthcoming significant change.

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Thanks to those who contributed to our Discussion Documents work
Community District Plan

Thanks to those who contributed to our Discussion Documents work

  • September 29, 2021

The public feedback period for the Discussion Documents as part of our District Plan review process has closed.

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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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How are you represented at the Council table?
Community Council business Dargaville Kaiwaka Mangawhai Pahi Representation Review Ruawai Te Kopuru

How are you represented at the Council table?

  • August 26, 2021

Kaipara District Council (KDC) began consultation today on a proposed model of representation.

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Discussion Documents out for consultation
Community Council business Covid-19 District Plan

Discussion Documents out for consultation

  • August 25, 2021

A reminder to Have Your Say on our Discussion Documents, and some changes to our plans because of COVID-19.

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Have Your Say On Discussion Documents
Community District Plan

Have Your Say On Discussion Documents

  • August 16, 2021

As part of the District Plan Review, Discussion Documents are now out for comment.

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Reviewing our District Plan
District Plan

Reviewing our District Plan

  • July 28, 2021
Kaipara District Council is calling on those who feel strongly about our current District Plan, and those who have an interest in how their district develops, to get involved in developing a new one.
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Council makes a stand against Dome Valley Rubbish Tip Resource Consent
Community Council business Rubbish and Recycling

Council makes a stand against Dome Valley Rubbish Tip Resource Consent

  • July 09, 2021

Council has decided to make a stand by voting to oppose the recently granted Dome Valley Landfill resource consent, at the June council meeting.

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

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

  • June 16, 2021

Announcing the appointment of Geoff Copstick as the independent chair of Kaipara District Council’s Audit, Risk & Finance subcommittee, replacing Stana Pezic who finished up in December after 3 years as independent chair.

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New Fees and Charges to start July 2021
Council business

New Fees and Charges to start July 2021

  • June 16, 2021

New Fees and Charges for the coming 2021-2022 year were adopted at the May Council meeting.

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How are we doing?
Council business Community

How are we doing?

  • May 19, 2021

Every year the Council surveys residents to see how we are tracking. 

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Mangawhai Central plan change approved
Council business Mangawhai Planning and Building

Mangawhai Central plan change approved

  • April 28, 2021

Kaipara District Council has accepted the recommendation from the Hearings Panel to approve Private Plan Change 78. 

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Ratepayer Newsletter -  April 2021
Water Mangawhai Council business Ratepayer Newsletter

Ratepayer Newsletter - April 2021

  • April 13, 2021

In the first few months of 2021 there’s been a trickle of new information which has led to a substantial update on the long-running story of the debt levels of Kaipara District Council’s Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme

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Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up
Council business Community Representation Review

Kaipara District Council looking at representation set up

  • April 12, 2021

The Council will be reviewing its representation arrangements later this year and is calling for community feedback now before formulating any specific proposals.

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Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear
Mangawhai Water Council business

Mangawhai Wastewater debt crystal clear

  • April 07, 2021

Kaipara District Council has published a report about the outstanding historic debt and capacity of the Mangawhai Wastewater Scheme (MWWS). 

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Electorates under review in Kaipara
Community Council business

Electorates under review in Kaipara

  • March 03, 2021

Kaipara District Council has begun a review of local electoral boundaries to ensure our rapid growth is reflected in our elected representation and to accommodate a new Māori ward.

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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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New Valuations out for properties
Council business

New Valuations out for properties

  • January 27, 2021

Look out for the new Government Valuation for your property in the mail from 04 February.

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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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Council closedown over December/January
Community Council business

Council closedown over December/January

  • December 01, 2020

Some Council services and offices will be closed over December/January.

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Private Plan Change 78  Estuary Estates/Mangawhai Central
Mangawhai Planning and Building Council business

Private Plan Change 78 Estuary Estates/Mangawhai Central

  • November 30, 2020

The Private Plan Change is currently adjourned at the direction of the commissioners. 

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Council votes for Māori ward
Council business

Council votes for Māori ward

  • November 03, 2020

Kaipara District Council has voted to establish a new Māori ward to improve opportunities for Māori to contribute to local Government decision-making. 

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Communities benefit from Council support
Community Council business

Communities benefit from Council support

  • August 06, 2020

Business and community groups affected by Covid-19 lockdown are benefitting from support offered by Kaipara District Council.

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Kaipara District Council adopts first Spatial Plan for Key Urban Areas, and will begin public consultation for Draft Mangawhai Spatial Plan
Planning and Building

Kaipara District Council adopts first Spatial Plan for Key Urban Areas, and will begin public consultation for Draft Mangawhai Spatial Plan

  • May 28, 2020

Following several rounds of community and Mana Whenua consultation, Kaipara District Council has adopted a Spatial Plan for Dargaville, Maungaturoto and Kaiwaka.  

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Kaipara’s new Council sworn in
Council business Dargaville

Kaipara’s new Council sworn in

  • October 28, 2022

The newly elected mayor and councillors of Kaipara District were officially sworn into office in Dargaville at 1pm on Wednesday 26 October.

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