As of the 27th of April 2020 we are at Level 3 of New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system. It is likely level 3 measures will stay in place for a number of weeks, therefore all upcoming indoor and outdoor events are cancelled until further notice. For more information, please visit or contact the Kaipara District Council by phone on 0800 727 059 or by email at









Creative Business Skills Poster

What: Creative Business Skills - Workshop & Mentoring Series 2020

When: Saturday 9th May 10:00AM-4:30PM

Where: Lighthouse Function Centre, Park Road, Dargaville

Cost: -

Additional Info: Creative Northland has teamed up with Janet Nixon, small business tutor and coach, to provide FREE business workshops and mentoring for artists in Northland. This is the first of three workshops and will cover: Promoting your Creative Work - How to promote effectively and make your project a success.

For more info check out Creative Northland's Facebook page



What: Governance Bites - Secrets of a Good Chairperson

When: 5:15PM - Pizza Boxes Open, 5:30PM - Workshop Opens

Where: SportsVille Pavilion, Memorial Park, Logan Street, Dargaville

Cost: -

Additional Info: 

90 minute workshops run monthly.

Governance Bites session will be live-streamed all over Northland and Kaipara District Council will be hosting a venue for those interested to watch together and share a few slices of pizza.

Come along and participate - there will be exercises during the workshop and a slice of pizza or two to tide over the hunger.

Pizza boxes will be opened at 5:15 and workshop starts 5:30 SHARP!

To keep up-to-date: join the Facebook Group 'Community Governance Northland'.

Lara Stott
Community Advisor

021 438 719 



What: Paparoa Hall Autumn Retro Dance

When: TBC

Where: Paparoa Hall Memorial Hall, SH 12, Paparoa

Cost: TBC

Additional Info: More information will be available closer to the time, so for now reserve the date for the Paparoa Hall Autumn Retro Dance.

 Loraine Rowlands
09 431 7290

Funding Opportunity: Community Grants Fund

Applications open: April 2020

Applications close: 31 May 2020 

Additional info: The Kaipara District Council Community Grant is: Intended to make a contribution to an organisation to support Council’s Community Outcomes; Intended to support events, services or activities that are of benefit to the community, and can demonstrate those benefits; For operational costs or capital projects; More information, including application criteria, can be found on our website here.

Due to Covid-19 outbreak the Community Grants funding round application has been extended to 31 May 2020.  During this time you may wish to focus on opportunities that do not involve group participation or organisation of events, and consider applications which will support your organisation and your community capacity and capability in the coming months. 

Please note - Council offices will be closed until Covid-19 alert level is lowered and business can be conducted safely.

To apply: To apply, visit the Kaipara District Council Community Funding webpage and download an Application Form. To submit your application, please scan your application and attachments and email to or post your application to: Kaipara District Council, Attention: Jenny Rooney, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340

Contact: Jenny Rooney (Community Funding Coordinator, Kaipara District Council) on 0800 727 059 or


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