Council works with a number of other organisations within the community.
Environment Canterbury is Canterbury's Regional Council, and works with Kaikōura District Council to manage our natural resources – water, air, and land. With specific responsibilities for air quality, coastal environments, contaminated sites, pests and biosecurity, Environment Canterbury is a vital partner in our common goal for sustainable guardianship of our environment.
Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura
Kaikōura District Council maintains an open and participatory partnership with Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura. The Rūnanga is the organisation that services the statutory rights of Māori in our District. The Rūnanga has representatives on a number of Council's decision making committees - particularly those with an interest in the environment and land use, such as the District Plan Committee and the Hearings and Applications Committee.
Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura
Also known as the Kaikōura Coastal Marine Guardians, Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura literally means "the cloak of Te Tai o Marokura", and culturally translates to lay a cloak of guardianship over the sea around Kaikōura. Membership of Te Korowai includes Kaikōura commercial fisherman, recreational fishermen, tourism operators, members of Te Runanga o Kaikōura, and local people with an interest in our environment.
Marlborough/Kaikōura Rural Fire Authority (MKRFA)
In July 2012, Marlborough/Kaikōura Rural Fire Authority (MKRFA) replaced 4 existing, smaller Rural Fire Authorities within the Marlborough and Kaikōura Districts.The MKRFA’s role is to manage an Enlarged Rural Fire District (ERFD) which reaches right across the Marlborough and Kaikōura rural areas. Specifically this means working to reduce of the risk of fire, being better prepared in the event that fire occurs, responding to fires more effectively and enabling the community to recover from the effects of fire with greater ease.
Department of Conservation (DOC)
The Department of Conservation (DOC) in Ludstone Road has information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.
Also, the Kaikōura i-site is the place to get your tramping hut tickets and maps.
For more comprehensive information about DOC, check out their website.
27 September 2018