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Work Notice: Red Swamp Road Pavement Strengthening
20 Jan 2022

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Downer is undertaking works to strengthen the pavement on Red Swamp Road starting Monday 24 Jan. Work hours are Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm
This work will take around three weeks to complete subject to favourable weather and on site conditions. (24th January to 11th February)
The work will be noisy - click here for more information.

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Three Waters Reform Update: 14 Jan 22
14 Jan 2022

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New Zealanders will pay more and receive less under Three Waters   

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From the Mayor - 10 Jan 22
10 Jan 2022

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Mayoral Column 10 Jan 2022
A big welcome back to everyone this new year, it has been great to see town pumping with visitors over the break and here’s hoping it will continue for the rest of the school holidays!

Congratulations to community members Ailsa McGilvary-Howard and Ted Howard who were both awarded a Queen's Service Medal for their selfless work towards saving native species in the Kaikōura peninsula. It is great to see these guys acknowledged as they never seek any recognition or ask for anything in return for their work and it can often go unnoticed.

Gut-wrenching and devastating are the few words that best describe the situation on the pāua right now and I know that’s how the whole community is feeling too. After 5 years of careful preservation, when I last entered the water with my son it sure felt like most of it has been undone. It is obvious we need to work with MPI to find a more sustainable solution going forward.
On a more positive note, I’d still like to thank the fishery officers, they have been out patrolling and doing their best with the absolute overwhelming number of people in the water taking this summer.

Kaikōura overall has had a safe summer so far however there was both a very high number of road deaths and drownings across the country. So just as a reminder as summer is not over and there will be lots more boating and swimming to be done, enjoy the great weather but stay safe in the water, watch out for your young ones and other community members.
Craig Mackle

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Public consultation on bylaw
21 Dec 2021

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Proposed KDC Structures Works and Items in Public Places Bylaw
Kaikōura District Council is proposing the making of a Structures, Works and Items in Public Places Bylaw to provide controls on the design, construction, maintenance, demolition or other works on structures that are in or above public places (in particular roads and footpaths) and the placement of structures or objects in or above those places.
Items covered by the bylaw include verandahs, balconies and awnings, and objects placed on footpaths.
A more detailed Statement of Proposal and a copy of the draft bylaw is available from Council on request or by clicking the links above.
Submissions in respect of this proposal can be made in writing, and should be addressed to:
The Chief Executive
Kaikoura District Council
PO Box 6
Submissions must be received by Monday 31 January 2022.
Submitters may if they wish to speak in support of their submission. Please indicate in your submission if you wish to do so.

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Invitation for Tenders – Reserves Maintenance Contract
20 Dec 2021


Update 13/01/22: Notice to Tenderers 1 - NTT1 click here to download.

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Invitation for Tenders – Refuse Transport Contract
20 Dec 2021


Update 17/01/22: Notice to Tenderers 1 - NTT1 click here to download 

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Vaccination passes now required to access council building
14 Dec 2021

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From Wednesday December 15 entry to the main Council building on West End will be by Vaccine Pass only, this will apply for all those over 12 and includes the Museum, Library, Council Chambers and Offices, ECAN and the Kaikoura Star Office. In addition to vaccine passes we will continue to require people to wear masks, limit the numbers of people in our buildings and facilities to ensure good physical distancing can be maintained, signing in and regular cleaning to ensure any potential health risks remain low.

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Three Waters Reform Update
3 Dec 2021

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On Wednesday 27 October 2021 the Minister for Local Government announced that the three waters reform process would become mandatory for all Councils.  The Government intends to introduce legislation into the House before Christmas which would in effect force Councils to hand over control and effective ownership of their water assets to one of the four new water entities. 

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