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Stan takes the town by storm
19 Oct 2018

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Stan the Civil Defence Dog was in Kaikōura for Shake Out and he had lots of fun visiting community groups, businesses and residents this week. He can't wait to come back and spend some more time in out beautiful district.

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Battle of the birds - Bird of the Year 2018
11 Oct 2018

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The annual vote for "Bird of the Year” is an opportunity to raise awareness of the desperate plight of all endangered and threatened birds throughout NZ. Both passionate advocates for nature, Nicky McArthur and Ailsa McGilvary-Howard, despite bird rivalry, happily join forces and ask you to vote to support Kaikōura's Hutton's Shearwater and Banded Dotteral's.

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SH1 speed limit consultation
9 Oct 2018

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The NZ Transport Agency is proposing new permanent speed limits along sections of State Highway 1 both north and south of Kaikōura. Consultation is open until 5pm November 2nd.

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Council Gets Ready for Shake Out
9 Oct 2018

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Kaikōura District Council is getting ready to build on community earthquake and tsunami preparedness as the national earthquake drill ‘Shake Out’ approaches.

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Eleven year old local student reaches Top 10 in national competition to protect wildlife
8 Oct 2018

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Suburban School’s Olivia Doughty (11 years old) is one of the finalists in the 2018 Think Kind Student Competition for projects on how we can help animals.

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Library now available anytime, anywhere
5 Oct 2018


The Kaikōura District Library has upgraded it's services, putting its catalogue online and allowing online membership sign-ups. Everyone with access to the internet is now able to browse the items the library has on offer. Members will soon be able to login and search, reserve and renew items online from any device, anywhere, anytime. Non-members can now apply online. Membership remains free for residents.

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Kaikōura Water Zone Committee
4 Oct 2018

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Kaikōura Water Zone Committee is a group of people in our community that are passionate about water in Kaikōura.

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Freight trains to be operating 24/7
1 Oct 2018

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From 7 October 2018 daytime freight trains will be operating on the Main North Line track between Picton and Christchurch. Until now freight trains had only been running at night to allow repair work for the road and rail to continue during the day.

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Civic building wins award
28 Sep 2018

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The Civic Building, home to Council, the Museum, the library and Environment Canterbury Offices, won a Highly Commended Award in the Innovation Category of the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards.

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Resident’s survey shows strengths and weaknesses
25 Sep 2018

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Once a year, Council carries out a survey to measure how satisfied our ratepayers and residents are with the work we do.  This year our independent research agency received 345 surveys from phone interviews, online surveys and paper surveys.

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