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Civil Defence Update
20 Feb 2018

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Civil Defence Update 9: Emergency Operations Centre Standing Down

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Civil Defence Update: The Clean Up
19 Feb 2018

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Civil Defence Update 10: The Clean Up.

(Updated 10am 21 Feb 2018)

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Art Exhibition Opening Feb 22nd
12 Feb 2018

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Annual Arts Exhibition Opens Feb 22nd 

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Welcome to Kaikoura
9 Feb 2018

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New here? We've got a booklet that lists everything you need to know about local services, events, groups and community organisations.

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Closed: Old Fyffe Wharf end
9 Feb 2018

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Council staff have found damage to the piles that support the lower area in the corner of the Old Fyffe wharf closest to Jimmy Armers. The corner has been fenced off.  A repair strategy will be considered as part of Council's three year plan process

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Weather Update
1 Feb 2018

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We're currently experiencing high winds and rough seas. They've caused a couple of minor issues including:

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Innovative Waste Update
31 Jan 2018

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What's going on at Innovative Waste (IWK) this year.

IWK now closing on Tuesdays

Since the earthquake, IWK has been dealing with much higher volumes of waste. 2017 was their busiest year ever and things aren’t slowing down.

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Waiau toa/Molesworth Great Walk Application
26 Jan 2018

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Kaikōura District Council in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura and Hurunui District Council, and with the support from over 25 local organisations, have submitted an application for a new Waiau toa/Molesworth Great Walk. The Department of Conservation is undertaking a public engagement process to create two new Great Walks, the Waiau toa/Molesworth proposal will be presented as a potential walk.

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Maori Representation at Council
25 Jan 2018


Under NZ law Kaikoura District Council is required to complete a ‘Representation Review’ by August 2018. This includes looking at what Council representation will look like for the 2019 and 2022 local elections. In November 2017 Kaikoura District Council voted unanimously to create a Maori ward, a decision supported by our local runanga. Maori wards are a way of ensuring Maori views and voices are heard at Council. 

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