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Kaikōura Community Pool

Kaikōura's only community pool closed in 2016 after it was damaged by the earthquake. The Kaikoura Community Charitable Trust is now leading a project to build a new indoor community pool over the next 4 years.

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LBP's and DIY

This page contains information on restricted building work, and how you can get it completed, as well as how you can do your own work on your building (DIY).

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Local Alcohol Policy Adopted

Council has adopted its Local Alcohol Policy 2020 (LAP). Click here to view the Kaikōura District Council Local Alcohol Policy.

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News and Media

Council issues regular hardcopy and email newsletters and media releases as well as maintaining a Facebook page. This page includes links to sign up for releases and newsletters and holds past editions.

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Parking and Traffic Control

This page contains information about the management of parking and traffic in the Kaikōura District including our parking rules, how to pay parking fines and traffic requirements for events.

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PIMs, Resource consent and Producer Statements

This page contains information on how to obtain information about your land, and legislation to keep in mind if you are thinking about carrying out building work.

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Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

Information about and links to Annual Plans and Reports, Long-Term Plans, the District Plan and key policies and bylaws.

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Processing your consent

Council has 20 working days to process a building consent. They will then notify the owner as to whether the consent has been accepted or declined.

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Rates Database

For enquiries about your property address or to find your rates for the current financial year please email or phone our rates team on 03 319 5026 ext 2. Alternatively you can use the box below to type in the address of the property you would like information on, e.g.

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Rating Valuations

Under NZ law, Council is required to carry out an assessment of the capital value of properties in the Kaikōura District every three years. The most recent valuation was carried out over September and October 2018 by independent valuer Quotable Value.

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Responsible Freedom Camping

Under COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Freedom camping in the Kaikōura District will be subject to the normal controls contained in Kaikōura District Council’s Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019. These controls include, but are not limited to, requiring self-contained vehicles, definition of prohibited camping areas and limits on how long campers...

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Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019

Information about the Responsible Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019, where camping for free can and cannot happen and the rules and guidelines that apply.

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Types and guidance for building inspections

Your building consent will include a Schedule of Specified Inspections which state the range of inspections undertaken during the course of construction. Inspections are project specific and identified/agreed during the processing of your building consent.

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