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The Council has signed off the Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031
29 Jul 2021

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Yesterday the Council formally adopted the Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031

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Planned work on the State Highway 2021 and 2022
22 Jul 2021

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Downers have provided an overview of planned maintenance work that will be happening in the Kaikōura district on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency over the next nine months. This list excludes any work that must be done following recent weather events, and any work on the highway that may be a special project.

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From the Mayor
22 Jul 2021

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The coolest thing I’ve done recently is check out the Kaikōura Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit (CACTUS). The programme started 8 weeks ago with 34 participants aged 12 and up. 32 participants have now completed the course, the highest number to finish since the programme began.

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Ice-skating and glow beach trails coming to the centre of Kaikōura
19 Jul 2021


The inaugural Kaikōura Community Winter Festival is taking place on the 5 August through to the 8 August. There is a focus on activities that everyone can take part in from outdoor ice skating through to a Bingo event hosted by drag queens.

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$1.9 million to develop a Link Pathway in Kaikōura
19 Jul 2021

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$1.9m from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund has just been granted to the Kaikōura District Council. The funding is to develop a Link Pathway from the Kaikōura Information Centre along the Esplanade and Fyffe Quay to the seal colony at Point Kean.

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Government Announcement - Tourism support package continues rollout
15 Jul 2021

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The Government has just announced more on the Business Support Initiatives for Kaikōura (see below for the official announcement). We are taking this opportunity to share information as these initiatives are rolled out.

Please read the announcement below and visit the site to understand what it might mean for you and your business.  As updates reach us we will endeavour to keep you informed.  This support will be managed by ChristchurchNZ but a local support person will be engaged in the coming weeks to assist our community. To find out more about the eligibility criteria, see the information links below and click here:  Tourism Recovery section

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New tool to help homeowners navigate building consent exemptions
13 Jul 2021

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Since the new suite of building consent exemptions launched back in August 2020, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been busy creating an online education tool for homeowners called Buildit.

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Architects approved for Wakatu Quay development
12 Jul 2021

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Leading New Zealand architectural practice Warren and Mahoney has been appointed the designers of the Kaikōura, Wakatu Quay development. The Kaikōura Marine Development Programme (KMDP) and the Kaikōura District Council approved the firm after extensive consideration and commercial analysis.

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Newsletter now out!
8 Jul 2021


The July issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

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Canopy project finished but work continues south of Kaikōura
7 Jul 2021

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Work on the NCTIR rockfall canopy south of Kaikōura is finished.
The stretch of road south of Peketā (along with the rest of the coast) will be handed back to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Their local roading contractor, Downer, will be responsible for its ongoing care and maintenance, and will continue to make improvements to the road surface during sealing season when weather is warmer.

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