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Queen's Birthday Weekend Hours
28 May 2020

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Council Offices and the Library will be shut on Queen's Birthday Weekend 2020.
Innovative Waste Kaikōura will be closed on Monday 1st and reopen Wednesday 3rd.

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NCTIR Road Works Update
28 May 2020

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Starting Tuesday 2 June 2020 for about three days.
To complete the  reinstatement on Kiwa Road, NCTIR will be sealing a short 160m section from the intersection of SH1 to the existing seal. A small amount of preparation work will be done to ready the road. The road will remain at the existing width. New line marking will be installed. The large informal parking area on the bend will be left in its natural state. A Cultural monitor and an archaeologist will be involved with this work. This is the final piece of work NCTIR is doing on Kiwa Road. Traffic Management Access will be maintained with one lane and Stop/Go during work hours. The road will be open, two way, out of work hours.

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Ultrafast Broadband Network coming to Kaikōura Town Centre
27 May 2020

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The long overdue cable installation of the Ultrafast Broadband fibre network in Kaikoura town centre is about to have the final stage completed on West End. Mayor Craig Mackle is enthusiastic about what this will bring to businesses in town, “The new service will greatly improve connectivity and high-speed data exchange, providing better signal strength, reliability and improved bandwidth ability. While waiting for slow internet and experiencing signal disruptions can appear minor this adds up significantly over time.”

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Invitation for Tender Kaikōura District Council Contract 17.1.163
27 May 2020

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Invitation for Tender Kaikōura District Council Contract 17.1.163
Wakatu Quay Building Demolition

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New Building Consent Exemptions
26 May 2020

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New building consent exemptions are being added to the Building Act. Building consents will no longer be needed for a number of new or expanded types of low-risk building work, like sleep-outs, sheds, carports, outdoor fireplaces and ground-mounted solar panels.

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Rebuild Update
24 May 2020

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The lock down meant all the Rebuild work sites were shut down. This has put pressure on some projects to be completed by their deadlines and so they are being accelerated. This might mean an increase in traffic management or complexity in which roads are closed. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, but hopefully this will not be for much longer. While it might have been nice to get this work done while the roads were quiet, we had to ensure our contractors were safe in their bubble like the rest of the country.

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COVID-19 Useful Links
24 May 2020

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Quick links to provide you with the most up to date information on COVID-19 in New Zealand.

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From the Mayor
21 May 2020

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As we create our new ‘normal’ at Level 2, now is the time to create a vision for the future of Kaikōura.

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COVID-19 Council Services and Community Updates
15 May 2020

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Kaikōura District Council offices are now open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
We will continue to do everything we can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work.
We all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.There will be measures in place to protect our staff and customers, social distancing must be observed, and contact tracing records will be a requirement for everyone. We thank everyone for doing their bit and helping us all work through this unprecedented event.

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Responsible Dog Ownership and Animal Control
15 May 2020

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A dog is a lifelong commitment and being a good dog owner means taking care of all their needs such as:

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