About Kaipara District

To all our new residents and ratepayers - welcome to the Kaipara District! This page is designed to help your understand our role, and put you in touch with the key information and contacts you'll need to help you settle in to our stunning District.

Your online information pack is below. Simply click on any of the links that interest you.

What does my council do?

Our role is to lead and represent our communities. We engage with our communities and encourage participation in decision-making, while considering the needs of people currently living in our District and those who will live there in the future.

We provide leadership and representation through Councillors and Community advisory panels.
We provide quality local infrastructure, local public services and regulatory functions in a way that is most cost-effective for households and businesses.

Your online welcome pack:

Your Councillors 
Names and contact details of His Worship the Mayor and Councillors so you know who your local politicians are.

Council Services
This A-Z list is a quick way to find information about any of the services Council provides in the District.  

Listing and contact details for schools in the Kaipara District.

Community Halls
Contact details for our local community halls – these are owned and operated by each community, in partnership with Council.

Northland Civil Defence
For local information on emergency management - including planning for emergencies, or what to do in an emergency.

Dogs of the Kaipara District
Information on our dog control policy, and the dog registration process. Contact us if you'd like a dog registration form emailed to you.

Everything you need to know about Kaipara rates is here. We endeavour to make things as clear as possible for our ratepayers.

Rubbish and Recycling
Information on household rubbish collection and recycling centres.

The Kaipara District has one main library and four community libraries and service centres offering much more than just books. You can find out how to join.

Sharing your views

Have your say on local issues!

We are a customer focussed organisation that values your feedback because it helps us improve our services. We also encourage you to get involved in helping us plan for the future of our community. 

You can share your views by responding to draft proposals, attending community meetings, or sharing your views online. 

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you once you've settled in. By getting in touch we can make sure all your details are up to date in our system, and keep you updated with any areas of interest - such as dog registration, rates, etc.

You can phone 0800 727 059 or email council@kaipara.govt.nz with your name, email address and a contact number. You can request to be emailed or mailed dog registration forms, or any other information you'd like in hard copy. 

Want to know more?

Browse our website or keep an eye out for our update pages in local newspapers.

Or sign up to our Kaipara Kōrero e-newsletter.


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If you need anything else, or would like hard copies of any of this information, please contact our Customer Services team on 0800 727 059.