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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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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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Project AF8 - Alpine Fault
17 May 2018

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Project AF8 (Alpine Fault Magnitude 8) is all about bringing together key agencies throughout the south island and coordinating the planning and preparation for a major event such as the Alpine Fault rupturing. The Project is a three-year programme of scientific modelling, response planning and community engagement that facilitates the spread of knowledge about the Alpine Fault and helps communities become better prepared and more resilient for a major event. 

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Kā Huru Manu
16 May 2018

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Kā Huru Manu provides a Ngāi Tahu perspective on the South Island through an interactive cultural map. It is a site dedicated to fostering cultural revitalisation and recording the historical data held deep within Ngāi Tahu heritage.

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A day in the life: Emergency Management Officer in Kaikōura
24 Apr 2018

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Below are some reflections from our Civil Defence Emergency Management Officer Kd Scattergood on things that she found most challenging and also what she learnt as an EMO during the Kaikōura earthquakes. 


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Housing: Temporary Accommodation Village
24 Apr 2018

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The Kaikōura Housing Recovery Temporary Accommodation Village was officially opened on Saturday 28 April 2018. It is expected to operate until 30 June 2020. 

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