Moving Kaikōura Forward


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


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Spotlight News March


READ our March Newsletter here $100k Council Discretionary Grants Fund opens, Cyclone Gabrielle Relief Fund, Arts & Culture, community news and events....and much more!  Now in a mobile responsive format!

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Tenders are invited for two Council contracts as follows:

Contract No.23-006, for asphalt surfacing of the lookout parking area off Scarborough Street, Kaikoura, approximate area 500 square metres.

Contract No.23-007, for preparation and bitumen chip sealing of two sites in Kaikoura with a total area of approximately 1800 square metres.

Tender documents including detailed specifications of the required works can be obtained from the offices of Kaikōura District Council or by emailing

The closing date for tenders is Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

FOOTPATH Improvements: Keep up to date with Footpath Improvements by visiting our footpaths webpage 


REMINDER: Rates Payment Due 20 MARCH

A quick reminder that rates payments for Installment 3 are due on 20 March. Visit our Rates webpage for more information on how to pay and what you can do if you think your payment might be late.


We are repairing culverts, adding retaining structures and repairing the road surface at Ludstone Road.

Kaikōura District Council wishes to inform residents and road users that there will be a ROAD CLOSURE in place at Ludstone Road for a period of 6 weeks from 6.30am to 6.30pm while work is underway. A detour will be in place for road users.

Council's contractor Downer plans to close shortened road sections, working out from the Old DOC Building and working towards Green Lane. All work is weather dependent.

Residents effected by the works will receive a letter with more information and contact numbers for the work crew. The work crew will be speaking with residents and property owners if work plans involve restricted access to your property. They will work with residents to minimise disruption where possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we complete this work.


Kaikōura District Council Cyclone Gabrielle Relief Fund

We have all been following the devastation that is unfolding in the North Island and a wave of compassion is flowing out to the affected communities from all across New Zealand. We all want to help, and our community has already made an incredible contribution by organising fundraising initiatives and donations. Teams on the ground are now encouraging everyone who can help to make monetary donations rather than donating food and other goods.

How can you help?

For the communities in the North Island monetary donations are the most useful way to support them as it means organisations can provide what is most needed for each area. 

Where can I donate?

Kaikōura District Council has set up a Cyclone Relief Account to help co-ordinate the fundraising from the Kaikōura District. All funds raised will be donated to the effected regions on behalf of the Kaikōura community.

Donations to Kaikōura District Council’s Cyclone Relief Fund can be made to bank account 02-0856-0011698-004

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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.