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Government Announcement - Tourism support package continues rollout
15 Jul 2021

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The Government has just announced more on the Business Support Initiatives for Kaikōura (see below for the official announcement). We are taking this opportunity to share information as these initiatives are rolled out.

Please read the announcement below and visit the site to understand what it might mean for you and your business.  As updates reach us we will endeavour to keep you informed.  This support will be managed by ChristchurchNZ but a local support person will be engaged in the coming weeks to assist our community. To find out more about the eligibility criteria, see the information links below and click here:  Tourism Recovery section

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New tool to help homeowners navigate building consent exemptions
13 Jul 2021

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Since the new suite of building consent exemptions launched back in August 2020, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been busy creating an online education tool for homeowners called Buildit.

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Architects approved for Wakatu Quay development
12 Jul 2021

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Leading New Zealand architectural practice Warren and Mahoney has been appointed the designers of the Kaikōura, Wakatu Quay development. The Kaikōura Marine Development Programme (KMDP) and the Kaikōura District Council approved the firm after extensive consideration and commercial analysis.

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Solid Waste Services Contract Awarded to Innovative Waste Kaikōura
2 Jul 2021

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At its meeting on 30 June 2021 Council approved awarding of a new contract for solid waste services (refuse, recycling, and other waste management activities) to Innovative Waste Kaikōura (IWK). The contract is for a term of 4 years and 9 months commencing on 1 October 2021 and has a tendered price of $2,265,000 + GST. It is expected that approximately two-thirds of this contract price will be funded through Council rates with the remainder recovered directly by IWK through user pays charges for services at the Kaikōura Resource Recovery Centre.

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Advice to Catering and Food Service Businesses about Salmonella Enteritidis
29 Jun 2021

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To follow up the heads up in Food News 25 June 2021, if you use eggs to make and serve food in your business, please consider these precautionary measures that you can take to protect your customers from foodborne illness. New Zealand Food Safety has been carrying out tracing and testing of poultry operations after Salmonella Enteritidis was found at an Auckland hatchery that supplies chicks to other operators, earlier this year.

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Kaikōura community initiatives receive $54,471 in 2020/21
24 Jun 2021

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In the last year 26 community projects have been supported through grants administered by Kaikōura District Council, totaling almost $55,000. The Council also contributes to Sports Tasman, Destination Kaikōura, iSite and the Kaikōura Museum.

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Responsible Dog Ownership and Animal Control
10 Jun 2021

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Dog Registrations are being sent out this week.
Payment opens on 1 July till 31 July, it is best to pay early as a penalty fee will apply from 1 August. 
You can register your dog online or find out more information by clicking this link.
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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Māori Ward
26 May 2021

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At a meeting on 19 May 2021 the Council resolved to not establish a Māori Ward for the 2022 triennial election but to continue to engage with Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura as Papatipu Rūnanga and the wider community regarding the possibility of establishing a Māori ward as part of the next scheduled representation review to be completed for the 2025 triennial election. 

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Discontinued use of Cheques and online banking portal
17 May 2021

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Due to a number of credit card scams we have had to close our online payment portal provided by BNZ. As well as that, a number of New Zealand banks are discontinuing the use of cheques and cheque books, due to the changing ways their customers bank with them. This means the Council will no longer be able to accept a cheque as payment after June 15We know this is a big change for some of our community but we have a number of other payment options available, if in doubt please give us a ring to discuss the best option for you. 

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Boil Water Notice Removed for Suburban Water Supply
21 Apr 2021

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The Council, Innovative Waste Kaikōura and local subcontractors have completed pipelaying and the installation of boost pumps in the Suburban Water Scheme area. The pipe layout has been changed so that the water now comes from the Kaikōura Urban Water Scheme bores and treatment plant on Mount Fyffe Road. Water tests have proved that the water is now safe and the Ministry of Health has agreed that the boil water notice can be lifted.

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