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Three Waters Reform Update: 10 Feb 22
10 Feb 2022

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Media release Kōrero Pānui - 10 February 2022

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Notice to Kaikōura Contractors :
9 Feb 2022

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NOTICE TO KAIKŌURA CONTRACTORS: Refuse Transfer Station + Demolition of Old Council Building

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From the Mayor - 02 Feb 22
2 Feb 2022

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Mayoral Column 02 Feb 2022
January ended with a great hui with the Rūnanga, discussions were had about how to navigate the challenges we face in the year ahead together, along with some constructive conversations building on our relationship and getting a better understanding of each other priorities.

Speaking of priorities, we are just getting into the crunch time of some of our exciting capital projects including Wakatu Quay and the Link Pathway, so stay tuned for some big news around them in the next few months. 
We are also just finishing up the planned road resealing programme in the LTP which doesn’t sound like much but is very cool considering as a council we have done what we said we would do, in the time frame we said we would do it and haven’t spent more than we said we would! 

Who would believe we are already into the second month of the year, the speed of which January went I would put down to how busy the town was. As we were expecting town has gotten quieter after a reasonably busy holiday period. There is still a lot of uncertainty out there at the moment especially with what Covid 19 is going to look like for our community.  I am aware that fair bit of focus is going into business continuity planning and also care in the community responses for when we have a serious outbreak in our community.  

To update you all on the Campaign 4 Local Democracy (the three waters coalition of councils and mayors trying to get government to consider alternate solutions) a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to put our best foot forward to the government and showing the strong community views. Last Friday the C4LD case was presented to the Ministerial Working Group. We are now waiting for confirmation of meeting dates and times with the Prime Minister and other political parties that we were not able to meet in Wellington at the end of last year. The Ministerial Working Group will be reporting back to government at the end of February.  There is a lot to play out in this space yet!

Stay safe and well and look out for each other.
Craig Mackle

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Kaikoura District Council Valuation Rolls
27 Jan 2022

Valuation Rolls Notice

The Valuation Rolls for Kaikoura District Council have been revised by Quotable Value Limited (as the Council’s valuation service provider).

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24 Jan 2022


What’s happening?
Possums are a vector of bovine tuberculosis (TB) spreading the disease through direct contact with stock. To eliminate the risk of bovine TB spreading in domestic stock, TBfree NZ has implemented a possum control operation in an area on the true left of the Clarence River.

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Work Notice - Full night closures Weld Pass, SH1, Blenheim over five nights from mid-February
21 Jan 2022

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency crews will be working on the Weld Pass, on SH1 in Marlborough, for five full nights mid-February.

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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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