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Community Services

This page contains information about all the ways we're working to support and develop our community. Explore the links below and if there's something you can't find, you can contact our Social Recovery team

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Māori Ward: Postal Poll

Māori wards are a way of ensuring Māori views and voices are heard at Council.

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One year on - Marking a year since the earthquakes

There are several community led events planned to mark one year on from the November 14 2016 earthquakes. The events run all through November and there's something for everyone.

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ANZAC Day 2018

Everyone is invited to attend the dawn service to honour and remember those who have served.

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Become a Library member:

Please fill out the form below.

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Building Information and Consents

If you are planning to build or renovate your home or business premises, almost everything you build needs to meet a number of standards and regulations.

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Civil Defence Status

Getting information in an emergency:

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Earthquake prone buildings

On 1 July 2017 a nationally consistent system for managing earthquake-prone buildings came into effect. It changes the way earthquake-prone buildings are identified, assessed and managed.

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Email Newsletter - sign up now!

From July we're moving our Council newsletter online.

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Help us help you!

Have your say: Communications Survey

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Library Opening Hours

The Kaikōura District Library is back into normal hours!!!

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Opportunities for rebuild involvement

Council is using a robust but simple process to appoint contractors and sub-contractors to rebuild our earthquake damaged bridges and 3 Waters network.

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