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Discontinued use of Cheques and online banking portal
17 May 2021

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Due to a number of credit card scams we have had to close our online payment portal provided by BNZ. As well as that, 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 15We 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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Community Consultation – Proposed Demolition of Old Council Building
11 May 2021

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At its meeting of 24 February 2021 Kaikōura District Council resolved to consult with the community regarding the proposed demolition of the old Council Office Building at 34 Esplanade, with the cost of the demolition covered by the subsequent sale of the freehold lot.

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Sea-am Thompson receives the QEII Music Award
23 Apr 2021

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Local boy Sea-am Thompson received the QEII Music Award in recognition of his musical achievements on the 23 April in the Kaikōura Civic Centre. The QEII Music Award was established in 1963 following a visit by the Queen and is administered by the Marlborough and Kaikōura district councils. The committee appointed to administer the annual award considers Marlborough or Kaikōura candidate (or candidates) aged 18 or under who, in the previous year, passed the Royal School of Music or Trinity College of Music examinations Grade VIII instrumental or Grade VI vocal.

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Creative Communities Scheme Fund enables murals, exhibitions, a book and Talent Quest!
22 Apr 2021

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Council has just announced the latest round from the Creative Communities Scheme Fund. The fund is provided by Creative New Zealand to encourage, promote and support the arts in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The five successful applicants are going to create murals, produce and publish a limited edition arts book, develop an exhibition and produce a Talent Quest!

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Boil Water Notice Removed for Suburban Water Supply
21 Apr 2021

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The Council, Innovative Waste Kaikōura and local subcontractors have completed pipelaying and the installation of boost pumps in the Suburban Water Scheme area. The pipe layout has been changed so that the water now comes from the Kaikōura Urban Water Scheme bores and treatment plant on Mount Fyffe Road. Water tests have proved that the water is now safe and the Ministry of Health has agreed that the boil water notice can be lifted.

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Cultural Artwork Package - sharing stories of Kaikōura
21 Apr 2021

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The Cultural Artwork Package evolved out of a design hui held in November 2018 between NCTIR and the Cultural Advisory Group* about the stories that could be told along the Kaikōura coastline – and especially at several Safe Stopping Areas.

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New LED lights soon to be installed
1 Apr 2021

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Over the next few months Council will begin embarking on a staged replacement of the streetlight network within the Kaikoura district. Staff from MainPower will begin to fit new LED lights onto existing poles around Kaikoura township. This will result in approximately 415 lights being replaced.

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More residents satisfied with Kaikōura District Council services and facilities.
17 Mar 2021

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Results from the latest Resident Satisfaction Survey show that 65% of residents in Kaikōura are satisfied with the Council services and facilities. This is an increase from 53% in 2019/2020 and above the New Zealand Benchmarking Survey results of 59%. Over the last 2 years residents’ overall satisfaction with Council has increased by 35%.

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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 reminded 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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