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Put a spring in your step with the inaugural Kaikōura Spring into Summer Festival
23 Sep 2020

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Over the weekend of 2, 3 and 4 October the centre of Kaikōura will be transformed with bouncy castles, an obstacle course, games for the kids, candy floss, a parade, live music and market stalls. The festival programme also includes independently run events such as a poetry reading, the Kaikōura Lip Sync and the Great Kaikōura Road Trip.

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Water Conservation
23 Sep 2020

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Save time, water and money and have a healthier lawn.
Set your mower up a notch from now on and over summer.
Be smart about watering your grass and gardens.

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Start of season awareness - Hutton's Shearwater/ Tītī
20 Sep 2020

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The Hutton's Shearwater/ Tītī  seabird lives on the Kaikōura mountains and Peninsula - the only surviving breeding colonies in the world. Adults and young birds (fledglings) can 'crash-land' in and around Kaikōura due to the presence of artificial lights at night. ROAD-USERS should SLOW DOWN and approach any dark shapes on the road with extreme care. Birds also collect in big groups (rafts) when feeding. WATER-CRAFT should SLOW DOWN or GO AROUND.

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Development and Use of Former Swimming Pool Site
20 Sep 2020

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Expressions of interest are invited for development and use of the old community swimming pool site and an adjacent area on the Esplanade in Kaikōura.

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Re-opening the Kaikōura shellfish and seaweed fisheries
20 Sep 2020

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The Kaikoura coastal shellfish and seaweed fisheries have now been closed for over 3 years. Te Korowai are holding a community hui to present the latest Science and Coastal Recovery research. They want to gather community views on when and how the shellfish and seaweed fisheries should be re-opened. This information will feed into the development and consultation of a new management plan by Fisheries New Zealand.

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NCTIR - Invitation to learn about cultural artwork
14 Sep 2020

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Te Runanga o Kaikōura and NCTIR are hosting a public event at the Kaikōura Museum to present the Cultural Artwork Package – sharing the stories behind the designs that NCTIR is installing along the Kaikōura coastal corridor. These Kaikōura cultural designs feature prominently at the formal Safe Stopping Areas between Ōkiwi Bay and Oaro, with a few key pieces still to be installed at informal stopping areas, on tunnels and walls.

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Wakatu Quay - demolition well underway
9 Sep 2020

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Scope have been working hard on the Wakatu Quay site over the past month. The first job in each building has been to carefully remove all the asbestos so that it doesn’t contaminate the general building rubbish once the demolition starts. Both the asbestos and the old building rubbish are being loaded into separate containers and taken down to Kate Valley for disposal. 

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Where can you walk your dog?
9 Sep 2020

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Kaikōura is home to a variety of native wildlife and as dog owners we need to make sure we are keeping our wildlife safe from dogs. There has been a number of dog attacks on our native birdlife including a fatal attack on an endangered white-flippered penguin. These unfortunate attacks occurred in an area where dogs are prohibited and could have been avoided. There are a number of areas within Kaikōura where dogs are prohibited and/or must be on a leash at all times. Download a copy of the dog control areas here

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Invitation for Tender - Kaikōura District Council Contract 17.1.166
7 Sep 2020

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Oaro Building Demolition - Tenders are invited for the demolition and appropriate disposal of materials from former motel and restaurant buildings at Oaro, on State Highway 1 approximately 20 kilometres south of Kaikōura. The lightly constructed buildings have a total footprint area of approximately 500 square metres.

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Newsletter now out!
7 Sep 2020

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The September issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

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