Our Team

Under the Long Term Plan  2021 - 2031 Council adopted the vision of 'Helping Kaikōura move forward.' All of our work over 2021 - 2031 contributes to one or more of these community outcomes.

  • Community - We communicate, engage with and inform our community
  • Development - We promote and support the development of our economy
  • Services - Our services and infrastructure are cost effective, efficient and fit-for-purpose 
  • Environment - We value and protect our environment 
  • Future - We work with our community and our partners to create a better place for future generations

Download a diagram showing how we all fit 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.

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