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New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2 as of midday 12 August. We can keep working together to unite against COVID-19 by sticking to the rules.
More information at COVID-19

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Microchipping
9 Jun 2020

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Is your dog microchipped? 
All dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time after July 2006, except working farm dogs, need to be microchipped in accordance with the Dog Control (Microchip Transponder) Regulations 2005. Microchipping is an important part of responsible dog ownership and can help us reunite you with your dog if: 

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Ultrafast Broadband Network coming to Kaikōura Town Centre
2 Jun 2020

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The long overdue cable installation of the Ultrafast Broadband fibre network in Kaikoura town centre is about to have the final stage completed on West End. Mayor Craig Mackle is enthusiastic about what this will bring to businesses in town, “The new service will greatly improve connectivity and high-speed data exchange, providing better signal strength, reliability and improved bandwidth ability. While waiting for slow internet and experiencing signal disruptions can appear minor this adds up significantly over time.”

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Rates relief approved for Kaikōura residents and businesses
29 May 2020

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A relief package to ease the way for hard-hit Kaikōura ratepayers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis has been approved by Kaikōura District Council.

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New Building Consent Exemptions
26 May 2020

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New building consent exemptions are being added to the Building Act. Building consents will no longer be needed for a number of new or expanded types of low-risk building work, like sleep-outs, sheds, carports, outdoor fireplaces and ground-mounted solar panels.

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COVID-19 Useful Links
24 May 2020

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Quick links to provide you with the most up to date information on COVID-19 in New Zealand.

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COVID-19 Council Services and Community Updates
15 May 2020

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Kaikōura District Council offices are now open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
We will continue to do everything we can to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work.
We all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.There will be measures in place to protect our staff and customers, social distancing must be observed, and contact tracing records will be a requirement for everyone. We thank everyone for doing their bit and helping us all work through this unprecedented event.

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Responsible Dog Ownership and Animal Control
15 May 2020

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A dog is a lifelong commitment and being a good dog owner means taking care of all their needs such as:

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Innovative Waste Update Refuse and Recycling Services
13 May 2020

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​All services at the Resource Recovery Centre are fully operational.

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Local Alcohol Policy Adopted
1 May 2020

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Council has adopted its Local Alcohol Policy 2020 (LAP). 
Click here to view the Kaikōura District Council Local Alcohol Policy.

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Council Food Safety COVID-19 Level 3 Advisory
28 Apr 2020

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The New Zealand Government has announced what Alert Level 3 will mean for food businesses and KDC is keen to help you get your business back up and running.

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