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Register your dog now
10 Jul 2020

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Did you know that all dogs must be registered with the Kaikōura District Council every year, from 3 months of age?

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NCTIR - ROAD CLOSURES SH1, south of Kaikoura
6 Jul 2020


SH1 will be closed for short periods during the day for four weeks starting Monday 6 July. NCTIR are preparing a rockfall-prone corner between Pepata and the Parititahi Tunnels for the installation of new rockfall protection. There have been over 70 recorded rockfall incidents in this area since the 2016 earthquake. In February 2020 heavy rainfall raised the risk level in this location, requiring the road to be reduced to one lane.

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Community Swimming Pool Update
3 Jul 2020

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The Kaikōura Community Charitable Trust Board have just received a boost from the Rātā Foundation for an additional $150,000 grant. Coupled with the announcement earlier this month that the Lottery Community Facilities Fund Committee had awarded a grant of $350,000 toward the Kaikōura Aquatic Centre Wā Kaukau - this takes the total funds secured to $3M! The estimated cost to build the pool has been budgeted at $3.7M. This is a tremendous outcome for the board who have been working hard to secure funding and sponsorship for the pool build. A further proposal to top up funding has been submitted through the Council to the Governments 'Shovel Ready' Project Funding. A developed pool plan has been approved which brings the vision of the pool to life, there is space for recreation and family whānau gatherings, as well as picnic areas and gas BBQ’s.

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Newsletter now out!
2 Jul 2020


The July issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

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From the Mayor
2 Jul 2020

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A standout from the last few weeks was meeting our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, Under Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau and Rino Tirikatene MP. Representatives from Council, Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura and Destination Kaikōura took the opportunity to push some ‘Shovel Ready Projects’ including the Aquatic Centre, Clarence River Valley access and infrastructure upgrades.

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Rebuild Update
29 Jun 2020

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The COVID-19 lock down has meant squeezing together multiple roading and bridge projects into a shorter period of time in order to stay within NZTA funding deadlines. This allows us to keep a 95% government contribution towards our renewal works but comes with a frustrating combination of road closures.

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Kaikōura Economic Recovery Governance Group
29 Jun 2020

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The Kaikōura Economic Recovery Governance Group (KERGG) is a partnership between Kaikōura District Council and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura with a purpose to develop a recovery plan for Kaikōura in response to the impact of COVID-19 on our local economy.

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NCTIR works on the Kaikōura transport networks to be completed 2020
19 Jun 2020


The work to make transport networks around Kaikōura safer and more resilient following the 2016 earthquake, is due to be completed on 15 December this year, exactly three years since SH1 was reopened.

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Library offers REmobile recycling.
9 Jun 2020

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Donate an old mobile phone – such a simple act that can help so much. Thanks to the support of Businesses, organisations and many thousands of individuals all over NZ, to date the Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme has raised over $3 million for NZ charities. 

The Kaikōura District Library have envelopes and a collection box where you can donate your old unwanted phones.
Does it matter what condition the phone is in?
No it does not, they are happy to receive any mobile phone regardless of age or condition.
How much do you get for the phones donated to this appeal?
There are many determining factors such as the make, model, age, condition and the market forces at the time, but to date we have donated over $3 million to NZ charities from the sale of used mobile phones.
REmobile is the only Ministry of Environment accredited mobile phone recycling programme in the country. It is also the first e-waste product stewardship scheme in New Zealand.
Now anyone who wants to recycle their phone knows they are using an approved scheme.
09 June 2020

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