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

Online map shows latest slip repair details

  • March 28, 2024

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

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

February roading report

  • March 19, 2024

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

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

January roading report

  • February 29, 2024

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

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

SH1 Brynderwyn Hills closure – detour routes in place

  • February 26, 2024

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

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Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work
Bridges Infrastructure projects Roads

Tangiteroria bridges closing for essential renewal work

  • February 13, 2024

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

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

December roading report

  • February 12, 2024

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

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

November roading report

  • December 22, 2023

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

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Ripiro Beach recce
Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach recce

  • December 20, 2023

Representatives from local authorities and the community hit the sand recently to get a better understanding of how people access and enjoy Ripiro Beach. 

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

October roading report

  • December 12, 2023

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

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

Permanent design for Wood Street confirmed

  • November 22, 2023

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

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

Kaipara slip repair timeline announced

  • November 17, 2023

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

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Beach goers embrace education efforts
Community Ripiro Beach

Beach goers embrace education efforts

  • November 01, 2023

More than 250 Ripiro Beach visitors stopped to chat with representatives from Council, local authorities, and the community over Labour Weekend.

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

Life at the beach - a real possibility

  • October 20, 2023

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

That beach lifestyle could be yours.

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Collective effort to protect Ripiro Beach
Ripiro Beach

Collective effort to protect Ripiro Beach

  • October 19, 2023

This weekend, visitors to Ripiro Beach are set to be welcomed with a humble sausage in bread and an important message; follow the rules to protect other beachgoers, the environment and yourself.

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

September roading report

  • October 17, 2023

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

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Government funding boosts flood resilience
Dargaville Emergency Management Funding Infrastructure projects Stormwater

Government funding boosts flood resilience

  • October 09, 2023

Kaipara is set to benefit from $2.6 million recently announced by the Government to boost resilience and reduce the risk of major flood damage.

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One step closer to improved connectivity
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects

One step closer to improved connectivity

  • September 29, 2023

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

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

Vehicle access maintenance and stream realignment at Baylys Beach

  • August 31, 2023

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

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

Kaipara's June roading report

  • July 19, 2023

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

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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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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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Council cleaning up sandbags at Baylys Beach
Baylys Beach Ripiro Beach

Council cleaning up sandbags at Baylys Beach

  • April 24, 2023

UPDATED: Friday 28 April at 1.27pm.

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

Update from Mayor Craig Jepson 20 February

  • February 20, 2023

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

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

Rapid Response Teams reaching residents

  • February 19, 2023

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

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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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New officers to raise awareness of sustainable freedom camping
Community Funding Kai Iwi Lakes Mangawhai Ripiro Beach

New officers to raise awareness of sustainable freedom camping

  • January 17, 2023

Kaipara communities will soon see officers regularly patrolling freedom camping hot spots, offering education and increasing awareness of proposed new national freedom camping rules.

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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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Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Squash seeds in the ground after delayed start to season

  • December 22, 2022

The growing season for the Kaipara Water demonstration sites has kicked off with the Maunganui Bluff site planted out with squash earlier this week.

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

Looking after Kaipara this summer

  • December 14, 2022

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

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

Council services during Christmas and New Year break

  • December 05, 2022

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

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Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville
Dargaville Footpaths Funding Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads

Waka Kotahi funds to support walking and cycling in Dargaville

  • December 05, 2022

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people in Dargaville to get on their bikes with a Transport Choice programme grant of approximately $8,000,000 to be provided to Kaipara District Council, announced on 4 December 2022.

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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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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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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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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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Council improves system resilience
Annual Plan Infrastructure projects Long term plan 2021-2031 Wastewater Water Supply

Council improves system resilience

  • August 23, 2022

The first part of a multi-phase project to manage Council’s water and wastewater asset network more efficiently and improve its resilience is complete.

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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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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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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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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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Road to Waipoua opens
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

Road to Waipoua opens

  • May 24, 2022

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

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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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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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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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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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Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions
Council business Dargaville Infrastructure projects Water Supply

Water storage plan to ease Dargaville water restrictions

  • March 02, 2022

The Waiatua Dam (on Opanake Road) may be the solution to end the Dargaville and Baylys Beach water shortages, according to a preliminary investigation, commissioned by Kaipara District Council. 

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Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Road Phase 1 additional funding confirmed

  • February 24, 2022

At yesterday's Council meeting, the Kaipara District Council approved paying the forecasted $487,000 sealing project shortfall to complete Pouto Road Phase 1, from its retained earnings.

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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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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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Roading works slow as heat continues
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Roading works slow as heat continues

  • February 04, 2022

The Northland Transportation Alliance’s (NTA) Unsealed Road Improvement Project remains on track to approved project milestones with 84.4 km’s of the network’s road pavement layering completed to date. 

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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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Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion
Roads Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road nearing completion

  • January 28, 2022

Pouto Road phase one and Waipoua River Road will be completed in April, despite delays caused by wet weather in the Kaipara District post the Christmas break. 

 

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Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland
Kaipara KickStart Roads

Numerous roading upgrades planned for Northland

  • January 28, 2022

Upgrades to numerous unsealed Northland roads are well underway, with a substantial amount of work to be completed by the end of June in the Kaipara District. 

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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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Unsealed roading network over halfway mark
Roads Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Unsealed roading network over halfway mark

  • December 09, 2021

Kaipara District Council’s externally funded Unsealed Road Improvements Project remains on track with a little over half the project completed. Northland Transport Alliance Maintenance Lead Bernard Petersen says this includes just over 70 kilometres of unsealed surfaces upgraded.

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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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Road testing technology reaching underground
Roads Kaipara KickStart

Road testing technology reaching underground

  • December 01, 2021

As part of ongoing improvement of Kaipara’s unsealed roading network, the Northland Transportation Alliance is using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to confirm pavement thickness safely and rapidly across the district.

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Waipoua River Road closure
Community Kaipara KickStart Roads

Waipoua River Road closure

  • December 01, 2021

It begins! Fulton Hogan started physical works to improve Waipoua River Road this week.

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Kaipara KickStart – Pouto Road update
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Kaipara KickStart – Pouto Road update

  • November 25, 2021

Our Kaipara District Council team is excited to see the sealing start to roll out for Phase one of the Pouto Road project – the upgrade of the northern portion running down to Ari Ari Road junction.

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Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Roads Kaipara KickStart

Over $4M spent on Unsealed Roading Network in 2021

  • November 18, 2021

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

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Waipoua River Road works begin
Kaipara KickStart Roads Joint projects

Waipoua River Road works begin

  • November 15, 2021

A blessing undertaken by Te Roroa last week marked the start of physical works on Waipoua River Road.

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Progress on Pahi wharf
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi Wharves

Progress on Pahi wharf

  • November 15, 2021

Extra low tides earlier this month allowed Huband Contractors to work on some of the timber repairs around the lower parts of the tidal stairs.

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

New cross-Council drought management plan released

  • November 11, 2021

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

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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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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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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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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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Dawn blessing held for Pahi wharf construction
Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Dawn blessing held for Pahi wharf construction

  • September 09, 2021

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

 

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Kamokamo, beetroot, celery, or kaanga ma? Which crop will it be?
Kaipara KickStart

Kamokamo, beetroot, celery, or kaanga ma? Which crop will it be?

  • September 09, 2021

Spring has sprung and so has action at our Kaipara Water sites. The project team is busy with planting plans and site preparation and now we need your help.  

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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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Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Green light to accelerate intersection improvement works in Mangawhai Village

  • August 10, 2021

A significant change in the programme for the much-needed Village intersection improvements will see the work finished in early December, ahead of schedule.

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Pahi wharf upgrade begins later this month
Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade begins later this month

  • August 09, 2021

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

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Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road
Kaipara KickStart Roads

Kaipara KickStart – an update on Pouto Road

  • July 29, 2021

Pouto Road Phase One and Two - what's been happening?

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Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path
Infrastructure projects Joint projects Mangawhai Mangawhai Community Plan Roads

Works progress on Mangawhai intersection improvements and shared path

  • July 28, 2021

The United Civil team are starting to work in the road (Stage Two of their work staging plan), focusing on the area at the western entrance to the Moir Street / Insley Street intersection.

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Unsealed road improvement works progressing
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads Infrastructure projects

Unsealed road improvement works progressing

  • July 28, 2021

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

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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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Ripiro Beach conversations to continue
Community Dargaville Funding Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach conversations to continue

  • June 30, 2021

A survey of Ripiro Beach users to understand their concerns relating to beach use received over 1,700 responses.

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Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions
Council business Long term plan 2021-2031 Community Dargaville Infrastructure projects Kaiwaka Te Kopuru Wastewater Water Supply

Council responds to community submissions in Long Term Plan decisions

  • June 30, 2021

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

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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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Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi
Community Joint projects Kai Iwi Lakes Kaipara KickStart Ruawai

Kaipara Kai Hub team May mahi

  • May 19, 2021

The Kaipara Kai Hub team have been in the news a lot recently with all their peanut trial mahi!

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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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Ripiro Beach User Survey - We want to hear from you
Community Ripiro Beach

Ripiro Beach User Survey - We want to hear from you

  • April 15, 2021

Ripiro Beach runs from the bottom of the Maunganui Bluff through to Pouto Peninsula.

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Pouto Road sealing work set to begin late March 2021
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Pouto Road sealing work set to begin late March 2021

  • March 22, 2021

The first part of the Pouto Road sealing project is set to start this week from Wednesday 24 March, kicking off one of Kaipara’s most significant road sealing projects.

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Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Pahi

Pahi wharf upgrade to begin April 2021

  • March 05, 2021

Construction work for the Pahi wharf upgrade is set to start April 2021.

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Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Motu Wheteke blessing marks reopening of quarry for Pouto Road sealing project

  • February 09, 2021

Earlier this month Rīpia Marae representatives blessed the site of Motu Wheteke, ahead of physical works starting at the quarry. Kaipara District Council contractors are preparing to reopen the site, primarily for the Provincial Development Unit-supported Pouto Road sealing project. 

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The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

The Latest from the Kaipara Kai Hub team

  • January 27, 2021

Since our last update, the Kaipara Kai Hub team has been busy managing crop trials, engaging with local growers looking at crop diversification, and supporting the kick-off of local projects. The trial site at Te Roroa’s Kai Iwi farm is looking lush. 

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Pouto Wharf Community Open Day
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Open Day

  • November 24, 2020

The weather turned out and so did the people. The Marine Hall was buzzing recently during a community open day for the proposed Pouto wharf. 

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KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council
Water Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

KickStart Water demonstration sites approved by Kaipara District Council

  • November 18, 2020

Two proposed demonstration sites for the Kaipara Water project have been given the green light from Council, which will serve as real-life working examples of the best ways to irrigate high value horticultural crops.

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Kaipara Kai Hub update
Kaipara KickStart Joint projects

Kaipara Kai Hub update

  • November 16, 2020

Spring has been busy for the Kaipara Kai Hub.

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Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November
Joint projects Community Kaipara KickStart

Pouto Wharf Community Day 14 November

  • November 04, 2020

Find out more about the new Pouto wharf at our upcoming community open day.

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Dargaville pontoon open for use
Dargaville Community Kaipara KickStart

Dargaville pontoon open for use

  • October 16, 2020

Dargaville pontoon completion kicks off Kaipara Wharves project

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Kaipara District Council announces second stage of Pouto Road upgrade
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart Roads

Kaipara District Council announces second stage of Pouto Road upgrade

  • September 09, 2020

Approval from the Provincial Growth Fund and the release of $2.8 million means Kaipara District Council can progress with sealing the second section of Pouto Road (Phase 2).

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Dargaville Pontoon Construction to Begin September 2020
Joint projects Dargaville Kaipara KickStart

Dargaville Pontoon Construction to Begin September 2020

  • August 13, 2020

Construction work for the new Dargaville pontoon is set to begin next month. The work is part of Kaipara KickStart, an umbrella programme led by Kaipara District Council and funded by the Provincial Growth Fund, to grow the district’s economy and increase community wellbeing.

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Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on current and future crop suitability in the Kaipara District

  • June 25, 2020

An online talk with NIWA, Plant & Food Research, and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research will present valuable climate and soil research for the district’s landowners. 

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Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara District Council Announces Final Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case Approval

  • May 29, 2020

Approval from MBIE on the Kaipara Water Transport Network and Wharves Feasibility Study and Programme Business Case means the Council can embark on the next stage of the project.

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Free online talk on productive land use
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Free online talk on productive land use

  • May 18, 2020

An online talk hosted by the Kaipara District Council will present valuable opportunities for the district’s landowners, and other businesses related to the horticulture industry.

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Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business
Joint projects Kaipara KickStart

Kaipara Kai opens, ready for business

  • March 04, 2020

Kaipara Kai, a support base for landowners and the kai industry was opened for business in Ruawai by Hon. Shane Jones today.

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