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From the Mayor
4 Mar 2021

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I really enjoyed the Kaikōura A and P Show held recently at South Bay. I thought the standard of the trade stalls was impressive, everyone could find something of interest there - from religious talks through to farm equipment!

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Discontinued use of Cheques
3 Mar 2021

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A number of New Zealand banks are discontinuing the use of cheques and cheque books, due to the changing ways their customers bank with them. This means the Council will no longer be able to accept a cheque as payment after June 15. We know this is a big change for some of our community but we have a number of other payment options available, if in doubt please give us a ring to discuss the best option for you.

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Newsletter now out!
3 Mar 2021

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The March issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

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Proposed Management Changes – Fernleigh Rural Water Scheme
2 Mar 2021

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The Fernleigh Water Supply Scheme (‘the Scheme’) has operated since 1984 supplying water to approximately 60 rural properties. Whilst the assets of the Scheme are recorded as being owned by Kaikoura District Council (KDC) the Council has had little involvement in its operation, with oversight being conducted by customers of the scheme, acting as a Committee.

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Signs Bylaw in place to ensure public safety and to protect the natural assets of district
2 Mar 2021

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A recent presenter to Council noted signs within the district that do not comply with the Signs Bylaw. As a result the Council asked for community and businesses in particular to be reminding of the rules and standards in the Bylaw. The Council's Signs Bylaw is in place to ensure that signs are erected, maintained and displayed in a manner that does not present a hazard or a danger to public safety. The Signs Bylaw is also to ensure that the natural features of the District are maintained and enhanced. 

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COVID-19 Kaikōura Health Update
1 Mar 2021

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As we are currently at Alert level 2 and we know the disease can spread very quickly so we’d like to remind everyone to follow the guidelines below:

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COVID-19 Update
1 Mar 2021

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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 are in place for Auckland. The remainder of the country is at COVID Level 2. These Alert Levels are in effect from 6am on Sunday 28 February and will be in place for the next 7 days. For more information click here.

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Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs
18 Feb 2021

WEB Kyle Simpson presented tools from the Mayor to support his building apprenticeship

Mayor Craig Mackle would like to thank all the businesses that have taken part in the Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) programme so far.

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NCTIR Canopy Project Update
16 Feb 2021

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Permanent rockfall protection project, SH1 South of Kaikōura – night closures extending. The NCTIR team are at work completing the rockfall canopy south of Kaikōura.   Night closures continue from Sunday – Thursday with the same opening timetable. To view the timetable please visit www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c or download here.

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Tsunami Warning Signs
29 Jan 2021

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Did you know that there are no tsunami sirens in Kaikōura?
In the event of a long or strong earthquake, the quake itself may be the only warning of a tsunami. Do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately after the shaking has stopped. 

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