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From the Mayor - 24 Feb 22
24 Feb 2022

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Mayoral Column 24 Feb 2022

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Kerbside Food Waste Service Change
21 Feb 2022

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In early 2021 Kaikōura District Council made a decision that the kerbside collection of food waste in the Kaikōura urban community should reduce from weekly to fortnightly. This change was intended to take effect from the start of Council’s new solid waste services contract with Innovative Waste Kaikōura (IWK) which commenced on 1 October 2021, and the community was advised of this as part of the 2021-23 Long Term Plan process. There has been some delay on the part of IWK in implementing these changes, but the reduced services will now take effect from 1 March 2022. From this date the kerbside food waste service in Kaikōura will become fortnightly, on the same day as the refuse collection.

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Targeted weed control using helicopters for aerial spraying starting 21 February
21 Feb 2022


WHAT: ECan are starting their targeted weed control programme in February using helicopters for aerial spraying.

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Kaikōura District Library Features in NZLPP Publication
14 Feb 2022


Kaikōura District Library has featured in a great write up about their library service in the national New Zealand Library Partnership Programme publication with the topic - Building Back Better and Collaborating to Succeed.

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Three Waters Reform Update: 10 Feb 22
10 Feb 2022

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Media release Kōrero Pānui - 10 February 2022

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Notice to Kaikōura Contractors :
9 Feb 2022

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NOTICE TO KAIKŌURA CONTRACTORS: Refuse Transfer Station + Demolition of Old Council Building

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From the Mayor - 02 Feb 22
2 Feb 2022

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Mayoral Column 02 Feb 2022
January ended with a great hui with the Rūnanga, discussions were had about how to navigate the challenges we face in the year ahead together, along with some constructive conversations building on our relationship and getting a better understanding of each other priorities.

Speaking of priorities, we are just getting into the crunch time of some of our exciting capital projects including Wakatu Quay and the Link Pathway, so stay tuned for some big news around them in the next few months. 
We are also just finishing up the planned road resealing programme in the LTP which doesn’t sound like much but is very cool considering as a council we have done what we said we would do, in the time frame we said we would do it and haven’t spent more than we said we would! 

Who would believe we are already into the second month of the year, the speed of which January went I would put down to how busy the town was. As we were expecting town has gotten quieter after a reasonably busy holiday period. There is still a lot of uncertainty out there at the moment especially with what Covid 19 is going to look like for our community.  I am aware that fair bit of focus is going into business continuity planning and also care in the community responses for when we have a serious outbreak in our community.  

To update you all on the Campaign 4 Local Democracy (the three waters coalition of councils and mayors trying to get government to consider alternate solutions) a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to put our best foot forward to the government and showing the strong community views. Last Friday the C4LD case was presented to the Ministerial Working Group. We are now waiting for confirmation of meeting dates and times with the Prime Minister and other political parties that we were not able to meet in Wellington at the end of last year. The Ministerial Working Group will be reporting back to government at the end of February.  There is a lot to play out in this space yet!

Stay safe and well and look out for each other.
Craig Mackle

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Kaikoura District Council Valuation Rolls
27 Jan 2022

Valuation Rolls Notice

The Valuation Rolls for Kaikoura District Council have been revised by Quotable Value Limited (as the Council’s valuation service provider).

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24 Jan 2022


What’s happening?
Possums are a vector of bovine tuberculosis (TB) spreading the disease through direct contact with stock. To eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock, TBfree NZ has implemented a possum control operation in an area on the true left of the Clarence River.

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Work Notice - Full night closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim over five nights from mid-February
21 Jan 2022

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five full nights mid-February.

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