News and Media
We keep our community up to date through regular newsletters, media releases and more. Through this page you can sign up for future releases, check out past editions and check for other places you can keep up to date with us.
On this page:
We're happy to share news and information from anyone within our district. Please:
- keep it short – a max of 150 words if possible
- include a photo/image
- include links to more information if you have them – i.e. link it back to your own websites or social media accounts where possible.
By sending in content, you agree that:
- Content may be featured on KDC social media/media accounts (as well as newsletters)
- You give permission for us to use all images sent in
- KDC can edit your content to fit design guidelines (especially for hardcopy due to space)
- Commercial advertising will not be included however promotion of community, charity or not-for-profit activities or groups in encouraged
Council produces three regular newsletters.
Hardcopy newsletter - 'Community Update'
What? A monthly A4 newsletter created in collaboration with NCTIR and a number of local
community groups such as the Youth Council.
Features short stories and updates on key people, events and issues. Shares key information only.
Themed around the groups within our community (youth or elderly) or subjects/events/activities that mean something to our District (the environment, sustainability).
When? Delivered mid-month. Began in March 2018
Who? Goes to: over 1600 residences.
Stories from: Council, community groups and leaders
Email newsletter - 'Council and Community'
What? Stories and information from the community and from council. Includes anything the community might want or need to know from anyone who wants to submit a story; events, local projects, stories about life in our District or offers and requests for help.
When? Sent mid-month. Began in July 2017
Who? Goes to: over 2,000 subscribers
Stories from: Residents, businesses, Council, community groups and leaders
Email newsletter - 'Building and Regulatory'
What? KDC's email update on all things building, construction, regulation and practice. We aim to pull together useful updates and guidance as well as general information on topics relevant to builders in our District.
Who? Goes to: 50 recipients involved in the building and construction sector in Kaikōura
Stories from: the Building and Regulatory Team on all things happening in the building sector in Kaikōura.
Occasionally the Council will release information through a media release which is sent to key media and community contacts. This information is an official release from the Council which can be reproduced by media and journalists.
To request releases from 2017 please email us
The Council regularly has submits content to the Kaikōura Star.
Other newspapers that regularly include content from Kaikōura District:
Last updated: 25 May 2018