Civic Centre

The Civic Centre building is located at 96 West End, Kaikōura. It houses four organisations and is where the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is based during a Civil Defence emergency (as long as there is no tsunami threat). The building houses the musuem, library, district council and regional council offices and is used for community events, meetings and can be hired for weddings.



Kaikōura District Library

The library is very popular and regularly hosts activities including toddler time and kids activities, the Family History Club, The Next Chapter Club, free computer literacy sessions and school visits. It opened to the public on December 5th 2016.  

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Kaikōura Museum

The museum regularly hosts events ranging from information evenings and free days for residents to book launches and school visits.

The excellent interior design of the museum has won a number of awards with judges particularly impressed by its’ ability to display our District's history and culture to an international audience without losing the Kaikōura charm or authenticity.  Read more here 

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Environment Canterbury (ECan)

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Kaikōura District Council

As well as the Council offices there are also meeting rooms, Council Chambers and facilities for staff. Council meeting rooms can be hired or used by community groups. Video conferencing facilities are available. A computer is available for public use free of charge. 


24 October 2018