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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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Rates: General Revaluation Results available
2 Nov 2018

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Over September and October 2018 Quotable Value completed a revaluation of all properties in the district. 

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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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Coastal Pacific Trail - Picton to Kaikōura
22 Oct 2018

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The Marlborough Kaikōura Trail Trust is working on plans to develop a cycleway between Picton and  Kaikōura known as the ‘Coastal Pacific Trail’. 

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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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Seniors provide feedback for national strategy
27 Aug 2018

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Minister for Seniors (through Ministry for Social Development) has been consulting on the development of a strategy to prepare for an ageing population. 

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Communications team wins national award
24 Aug 2018

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Kaikōura District Council and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) alliance have jointly won an Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) communications award for their roles supporting the ongoing recovery of the district following the November 2016 earthquake.

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