COVID-19 Information

UPDATE 17 Jan 2022: 

COVID-19 care in the community

Most people with COVID-19 are likely to have mild to moderate illness. They will be able to self-isolate and fully recover in their own home, or in suitable alternative accommodation, with support from local healthcare providers.

Care in the Community is a national framework developed by the Ministry of Health in consultation with the health and disability and welfare sector.  The framework sets expectations and provides central guidance to ensure people with COVID-19 receive the health, welfare and wellbeing support they need.

Be COVID-Ready - practical things you can do now

It is only a matter of time before a positive case of COVID-19 is in your community. Being ready for getting COVID-19 is about making sure you and your household have a plan and know what to do. It will mean your whānau and community can help each other if needed.

Here are some simple practical things you can do now in case you, or someone in your household becomes unwell, or if COVID-19 becomes widespread in our community.

Care in the Community web banner landscape


UPDATE 23 Dec 2021: 

A Public Health guidance document for temporary accommodation providers. Guidance for managers of temporary accommodation on managing individuals with COVID-19 isolating at their property. 



UPDATE 14 Dec 2021:

From Wednesday December 15 entry to the main Council building on West End will be by Vaccine Pass only, this will apply for all those over 12 and includes the Museum, Library, Council Chambers and Offices, ECAN and the Kaikoura Star Office. In addition to vaccine passes we will continue to require people to wear masks, limit the numbers of people in our buildings and facilities to ensure good physical distancing can be maintained, signing in and regular cleaning to ensure any potential health risks remain low.

The overriding consideration is keeping our people and community safe. Vaccination remains our strongest and most effective tool to protect against infection and disease and we need the staff and the community especially our vulnerable to continue to access facilities safely.

We will continue to provide Council services. If you are concerned about how to access our services from 15 Dec please contact us to discuss the alternative arrangements we have put in place to provide services to those who do not meet these criteria.

Council - 03-319 5026

Library – 03-319 6280

Museum - 03-319 7440

ECAN - 03-319 5781

KK STAR - 027-2085832


For more information or any questions please check the covid-19 website at 


For all other questions view our FAQ sheet here.


Nga mihi,

Kaikōura District Council



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PO Box 6, Kaikōura 7340)

(Level 2, 96 West End)

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03 319 5026 

(Fax: 03 319 5308)


Rural Fire Emergency




Rubbish and Recycling

(Innovative Waste Kaikōura)


03 319 7148


Water & Wastewater 



03 319 7148 Daytime

0800 212 213 Afterhours


Local Roads


03 319 5026

0800 555 228
 or 027 4783458 

For the latest State Highway 1 information call NZTA on

0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) 


Dog and Stock Control


027 668 8780 (no texts)
(for wildlife ph 0800HOTDOC)


Noise Control


027 700 9074   (no texts)




027 668 8780 (no texts)


Environmental Health


03 365 1667

027 224 6572 Afterhours 


Urgent Welfare Requests


027 566 3064

7 days a week, 9am - 5pm


027 419 6470


District Library

(Level 1, 96 West End)


03 319 6280 

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