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Rates help 2018/19
12 Aug 2018

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Two ways eligible ratepayers can reduce their rates bill in 2018/19.

Rates Rebates

Those with low incomes may qualify for money off their rates bill through government rates rebates. For rates rebates, the paperwork is done by Council then Council deducts the amount of your rebate from your rates bill. if you've already paid your rates we'll give you a refund.

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Changes to the building code restricting the use of combustible cladding
3 Aug 2018

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Following a number of high profile fires involving combustible, polyethylene core aluminium composite panels (ACPs) that were used as external cladding, changes have now been made to the NZ Building Code Acceptable Solutions for Protection from Fire to restrict the use of combustible cladding on buildings above three storeys. 

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Earthquake Insurance FAQs
1 Aug 2018


This page contains links to helpful information about insurance claims relating to earthquake damage here in Kaikōura. 

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NCTIR SH1 Resilience works
17 Jul 2018

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Kaikōura’s beaches, surf and coastal environment are some of our District’s most valued areas. Mangamaunu is especially important to many of our residents and visitors including those who whakapapa to the area.

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Survey Dives into what Kaikōura Community wants in a new pool
2 Jul 2018

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Kaikōura’s Sport and Recreation Recovery Leadership Team (SRRLT) and Kaikōura District Council have launched a major piece of consultation around their plans for a new pool.

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New Hotel Development
22 Jun 2018

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Sudima Hotels has received the go-ahead to build a new, purpose-built 4.5-star hotel on Kaikōuras shoreline. The hotel will be designed for domestic and international leisure travellers and offer 118 rooms, a restaurant and bar, conference facilities and a gym and pool. The hotel is scheduled to open during the summer of 2019/20.

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Summer Wine Kaikōura
19 Jun 2018

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Summer Wine Kaikōura is a monthly event for over 65's that meet in the Parish Centre (Catholic Church) every second Thursday of the month 10am-12pm. Contact Nicky Woodill on 03 319 5480 for more information.

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Kiwa Road Camping Area Closure
24 May 2018

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Kaikōura District Council has closed the area of road reserve and beach along Kiwa Road shown on the map below. The closure was put in place after advice from our Environmental Health Officer that the area poses a potential health risk to users.

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Māori Ward: Postal Poll
22 May 2018


Māori wards are a way of ensuring Māori views and voices are heard at Council. 

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