Moving Kaikōura Forward


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Spotlight News: September

READ our September Newsletter here.  In this month's issue find out about Local Elections 2022, Kaikōura Museum's plant sale, Mayor's Task Force for Jobs, Te Tau Wairehu o Marokura, Kaikōura Hop programme & tickets.... and all your community news and events!

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Where do I find info on fees & charges?

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Everything you need to know about voting and the 2022 Local Election

Local Elections 2022 - How to Vote

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From 16 September – 21 September Local Election 2022 voting papers and candidates information packs will be sent by post to everyone who is registered to vote. 


By Post: The pack will have instructions on how to complete the voting paper and has a prepaid envelope to return votes by post. Completed voting papers must be received by noon on 8 October, so votes will need to be posted back a few days prior to the deadline. 

In Person: Alternatively, orange voting bins will be available at 96 West End Kaikōura - both on the 1st floor by the Library and at the Council Reception on the 2nd floor.  So if you’ve left it a bit late to post your vote in time or just find it more convenient, you can also vote in person at those locations.


Proposed Kaikōura Class 4 Gambling Policy

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As required by the Gambling Act 2003 and the Local Government Act 2002, Kaikōura District Council is reviewing its current Kaikōura Class 4 Gambling Policy.

Amongst other matters the Policy must state whether Class 4 gaming machines are able to be established in the District, where they may be located, and the maximum number of machines allowed in the District.  As a result of the review changes are proposed, including reducing the maximum number of machines from the current maximum of 60, to a new maximum of 27.

A more detailed Statement of Proposal and a copy of the proposed changes to the Policy is available from Council on its website, on request from the Council office (03) 319 5026, or by email

Submissions in respect of this proposal can be made in writing and posted to:

The Chief Executive

Kaikoura District Council

PO Box 6


Or delivered by hand to the Council Offices at 96 West End, Kaikōura 

 Alternatively, submissions can be emailed to

For more information:  A detailed Statement of Proposal is available here, a copy of the Council bylaw report is available here 

The period for submission opened on Wednesday 21st September 2022

Submissions must be received by Friday 7th October 2022

Submitters may if they wish speak in support of their submission. Please state in your submission if you wish to do so.

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.