Three Waters Reform Update: 14 Jan 22
14 Jan 2022
New Zealanders will pay more and receive less under Three WatersRead More
From the Mayor - 10 Jan 22
10 Jan 2022
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.
Public consultation on bylaw
21 Dec 2021
Update 13/01/22: Notice to Tenderers 1 - NTT1 click here to download.Read More
Update 17/01/22: Notice to Tenderers 1 - NTT1 click here to downloadRead More
UPDATE: 16 December 2021Read More
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.Read More
Three Waters Reform Update
3 Dec 2021
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.Read More