Newsletter now out!


The September issue of our newsletter has flown into inboxes!

There’s a message from the Mayor and more exciting funding announced. The $38.6million Council Infrastructure Rebuild targeted to finish on budget. The Earthquake Rebuild Programme is coming to an end later this year. Key Kaikōura District Council infrastructure projects have been completed and other smaller projects currently being carried out are evidence of our district being renewed.

In the Council News section read about the adoption of the 2020/2021 Annual Plan and the news that the rates increase has been lowered to 4%.

NCTIR has given an update on the night closures on SH1. Te Korowai is engaging with the community on the re-opening of the Kaikōura recreational and commercial shellfish and seaweed fisheries. Construction of the long waited Kaikōura Aquatic Centre is about to begin with the tender being awarded to CMT Group NZ Ltd. Local Kaikōura firms will provide at least 35% of the building works or products for the centre.

There are funding opportunities for rural sports travel and community initiatives. The Kaikōura Winter Fest 2020 has morphed into a Spring Festival! 2, 3 and 4 October.

Environment Canterbury has sent through some updates on Hapuku Scarp Wetland, and lastly some events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 while others have been rescheduled. 

We put this newsletter together to help members of the community, like you, to stay up to date with the issues and projects affecting our District. We’re happy to include anything the community might want or need to know. This means events, local projects, stories about life in our District or offers and requests for help. Use the 'Stories' link to send us something to include next month. We’d also like to hear what you think - use the 'Feedback' link  to tell us what you thought or ask us questions you’d like answered next time. Happy reading!

07 September 2020