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Requesting a service, providing feedback or making a complaint
9 Dec 2018

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Use our new, easy online form and map to: 

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SNA Working Group To Re-start Early 2019
6 Dec 2018

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Work to help protect and manage Kaikōura's environment will take a step forward in early 2019 with the re-establishment of the Significant Natural Areas Working Group (SNAWG) in January. 

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Two years on
9 Nov 2018

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November 14th marks two years since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and there are many events going on across Kaikōura this month.Some events are planned specifically to mark the anniversary, mark milestones or share information about the impact of the earthquake, others are Kaikōura regulars.

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Apply for your building consent online
8 Nov 2018

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Customers can now sign up and apply for their building consent online.

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Changes to the Food Act
2 Nov 2018

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The Food Act 2014 came into force 1 March 2016 and takes a new approach to managing food safety. If you have a food service or retail business and your food control plan (FCP) was registered prior to 1 March 2016, you will need to apply to register under the Food Act 2014 by 30 November 2018. Attend a presentation on 6 November to find out more. 

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Library now helping families set up low cost internet with Spark Jump
31 Oct 2018


From November 1 2018 Kaikōura District Library will have another way to help families who need a hand getting online.

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Library now available anytime, anywhere
5 Oct 2018


The Kaikōura District Library (whare pukapuka) has upgraded it's services, putting its catalogue online and allowing online membership sign-ups.

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Civic building wins award
28 Sep 2018

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The Civic Building, home to Council, the Museum, the library and Environment Canterbury Offices, won a Highly Commended Award in the Innovation Category of the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards.

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125 years of Women's Suffrage
19 Sep 2018

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19 September 2018 marks 125 years of women's suffrage in NZ.


Women's suffrage in Kaikōura

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Risk update: natural hazards
14 Sep 2018

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Kaikōura District Council staff and geotechnical experts are talking to owners of properties affected by natural hazards to gather feedback before making final decisions for the future.

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