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COVID-19 Updates
7 Aug 2020

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The Government has announced a regional response to the recent COVID -19 community outbreak in New Zealand. This means that COVID Level 3 protocols will come into effect from 11.59 hrs, 12 August for the Auckland metropolitan area. The remainder of the country will be at COVID Level 2. For more information click here.

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Newsletter now out!
7 Aug 2020

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The August issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

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NCTIR - NIGHT ROAD CLOSURES SH1, south of Kaikōura
7 Aug 2020

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Night closures on SH1 south of Kaikōura as part of rockfall protection works

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Rebuild Update
29 Jul 2020

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Around this time last year the Rebuild Team was reporting on the commencement of physical works for some of our key projects. Over the last few months we have completed these projects - the Lyell Creek new pressure sewer main, the Wastewater treatment plant, structural repair to fourteen bridges and replacement of six bridges district wide. Work is getting done in Kaikōura and the end of the horizontal infrastructure rebuild is in sight! This has been a great achievement and marks a tapering of KDC infrastructure rebuild works throughout the district.

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Information for South Bay: Banded Dotterel Protection
29 Jul 2020

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Part of the work that the Banded Dotterel Project is currently involved in is addressing the issue of cats, their wellbeing, and protection, as well as their impact on the wildlife which the Banded Dotterel Project are attempting to measure.   Last year on the beach between South Bay and Pohowera, 82% of nests were predated –almost all by cats, and cats are thought to have been responsible for the deaths of at least 10% of the breeding birds.  

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Kaikōura Winter Fest
28 Jul 2020

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Brace yourself for the inaugural Kaikōura Winter Fest. Wrap up in your best retro winter gear and come to Kaikōura - August 21,22 and 23. 

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The Kaikōura Whale Run - 5th September 2020
28 Jul 2020

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Now in its 14th year, the Kaikōura Whale Run began life in the school grounds of Kaikōura Suburban School with the idea to create a get fit event fundraiser that could encourage folk to have a get fit project over winter, to feel great for the summer. It has proven very popular over the years thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of local businesses, families and you - the competitors! This year has been quite different to how we all imagined, so what better time to make some changes…

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First Glimpse Offered Inside Kaikoura’s Newest Hotel
28 Jul 2020

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Key dignitaries will be given their first look inside Kaikōura’s newest hotel this week which is nearing completion and promises to reignite the local tourism sector and economy. Kaikōura’s mayor, Craig Mackle, along with leading tourism operators, business leaders and iwi, will be given a guided tour through the new $35m Sudima Hotel this Friday (31st July) by Jade Kirk, Chief Executive of Kirk Roberts Consulting who are responsible for the building’s design, engineering and project management.

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Funding Announced for Scout Hall and Aquatic Centre
24 Jul 2020

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The Kaikōura Aquatic Centre and Scout Hall will benefit from a $1,470,000 Government investment.

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Whale Trail Funding Announced - Picton to Kaikōura Cycleway
24 Jul 2020

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On Friday 24 July in Blenheim, Regional Economic Development under-secretary Fletcher Tabuteau announced that $18 Million had been allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund for the construction of the Whale Trail. 

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