Moving Kaikōura Forward


Kia Ora, Welcome to Kaikōura District Council's website.  


Use the search tool at the top right of this Home Page to search the website for helpful information on many of your frequently asked questions.  If you cannot find the information you need, you can also contact us and our helpful staff will do their best to answer your query.  

Check out our Latest News page for updates and news flashes for the District.

Spotlight News: January

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Responsible Camping

Click on the link to find out where you can and cannot camp for free, and the rules and guidelines that apply. 

Kaikōura welcomes those who camp responsibly. We ask all campers to treat our environment with respect and to leave it as beautiful as you find it (or better).

 If visitors cannot find a space in one of the permitted free camping areas, please stay in one of the many friendly holiday parks or camping sites which offer excellent facilities and a warm welcome. 

During the summer season it is better to book into one of the camping sites to ensure you have somewhere to stay, as free camping is limited to only 57 self-contained vehicles with 1-2 night limited stays.

To find out about the many fantastic land, sky and sea activities that you can enjoy during your stay with us, visit the Destination Kaikōura website by clicking this link.


December Newsletter

READ our December Newsletter here.  In this month's issue find out about Wakatu Quay Update, Three Waters 'Better Off' Funding, Council news in brief .... and all your community news and events!

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Public Notices

Alcohol Licensing

Notified Resource consents

Top Links for This Month

Where can I camp?

Where can I find local tourism information?

Looking for a new job? Check out our current vacancies!

I would like to request a property file

I would like to request a Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

Where do I find info on fees & charges?

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.