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Proposed Lease of Reserve Land at Esplanade, Kaikoura
1 Sep 2021

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Public notice is hereby given of a proposal of Kaikōura District Council to grant a 33 year lease of an area of recreation reserve on the Esplanade in Kaikoura to Joseph and Associates Ltd for the purpose of constructing and operating a commercial hot pool, health and wellness facility.

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COVID-19 Government Support
19 Aug 2021

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There are various COVID-19 financial support schemes available to businesses, depending on your situation.
Learn more about each type of support and where you can find more information.

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Environment Canterbury rivers officer learning the lay of the land
10 Aug 2021

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Environment Canterbury Kaikōura’s new rivers officer Mike Gilliver was born in Whakatāne but has called Kaikōura home since moving here with his family in 2000, at just five years old. He has been with Environment Canterbury since early March and although he’s still learning the ropes, he’s keen to build on the great work of Pete Adams, previous rivers officer for Kaikōura.

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Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031 formally adopted.
29 Jul 2021

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Yesterday the Council formally adopted the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021 - 2031. Five key proposals were consulted on as part of the LTP including increased investment in roads and footpaths, a review of the outdated District Plan, a fortnightly urban rubbish collection and tourism/business support.

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Planned work on the State Highway 2021 and 2022
22 Jul 2021

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Downers have provided an overview of planned maintenance work that will be happening in the Kaikōura district on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency over the next nine months. This list excludes any work that must be done following recent weather events, and any work on the highway that may be a special project.

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$1.9 million to develop a Link Pathway in Kaikōura
19 Jul 2021

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$1.9m from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund has just been granted to the Kaikōura District Council. The funding is to develop a Link Pathway from the Kaikōura Information Centre along the Esplanade and Fyffe Quay to the seal colony at Point Kean.

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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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