Moving Kaikōura Forward


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Spotlight News: August


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READ our August Newsletter here.  In this month's issue find out about Local Elections 2022 and how to stand as a candidate, the latest update on the Link Pathway, the South Bay Harbour Redevelopment project, $7.8m Infrastructure Funding, KDC's Three Waters Reform Submission, and all your community news and events!

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New Trade Waste Bylaw Approved

In June Kaikōura District Council proposed the adoption of a new bylaw to place controls on discharge of waste from trade properties (other than waste similar to domestic sewage) to the community wastewater system.  Submissions for the new bylaw closed on 4 July. The new bylaw was approved at the Council meeting on 27 July 2022.  Read more in our Latest News Story.

At Kaikōura District Council our aim is to keep Kaikōura moving forward.  We achieve this by meeting community outcomes that have been developed from community feedback and interactions with our partner agencies & key stakeholders.  Our Community Outcomes are outlined below.


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Community: We communicate, engage with and inform our community


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Development: We promote and support the development of our economy



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Services: Our services and infrastructure are cost effective, efficient and fit-for-purpose




Environment: We value and protect our environment





Future:  We work with our community and our partners to create a better place for future generations


Check out our Long Term Plan for further information on what we plan to do, which Council activities support these outcomes, how we measure our performance and how we will know we are succeeding.