Our Team

Information about Councils vision, community outcomes and the teams and people working to make them happen.

Working for the future of Kaikōura


Under the Three Year Plan 2018-2021, Council adopted the vision of 'helping Kaikōura District move forward as a great place to live with a strong, well-connected community, that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous.'

Council has approximately 46 full time equivalent staff, filling 53 different roles. 8 of these roles are funded through grants or external funders.

All Council's work over 2018-2021 contributes to one or more of the outcomes shown of the left. We are working hard to become an effective, modern Council. This means actively planning to tackle the districts long standing issues, improving the quality of the services Council provides, improving the quality of life for those who live here and taking a forward looking approach to incorporating the four wellbeing’s into our work.

 Download a diagram showing how everyone fits together 

CEO and Support


The CEO, Executive Officer and Communications and Engagement team, HR, Health Safety and Wellbeing. Together, they connect a lot of the nuts and bolts of what goes on at Council.

Community Services and Community Development


Connecting and supporting our community through youth coordination, event coordination, our Library, community development, Pensioner Housing, Violence Free coordination, Council front desk team and our Emergency Management Officer.

Asset Management


The team responsible for the maintenance and management of Council owned assets including roads, streetlights, footpaths, three waters, parks and recreation, airport and the harbour.

Building and Regulatory


Helping our community run smoothly through animal control, liquor licencing, environmental health and all things building including consents, planning and inspections.

Finance and Commercial


The team managing Council's financial performance and business processes including Economic Recovery, contracts, rates and revenues, claims, accounts payable and receivable

Strategy Policy and Planning


It's all about having a plan, these guys cover resource consents, the District and Long Term Plans and look after all the rules and regulations governing what people can and can't build and do in our District.

Rebuild Programme


The people coordinating the work to restore Council owned infrastructure and community facilities.

We have a small rebuild team consisting of the rebuild director, project manager and contract administrator. All contracts for these roles are fixed term until 2020. The Rebuild Director role is currently being filled by interim cover provided by the professional services consultants’ panel while someone with the right skill set is recruited for the next phase of the programme.

Understanding Council


New Zealand’s regional, district, city or unitary councils are all part of New Zealand's local government. Local government manages issues that are specific to local communities including roads, drinking water, rubbish and recycling, natural hazards, libraries and events. 

Read more about local government and Councils including: what powers they have, how they are formed, how they make decisions and how you can participate by reading the factsheet below.

Local government factsheet 

 

Local government factsheet for youth