Plans, Reports, Bylaws & Policies

Information about and links to our Annual Plans and Reports, Long-Term Plans, the District Plan and some of our key policies and bylaws.

Draft Annual Plan 2019/2020


As Council continues to rebuild, repair and plan for the future of Kaikoura, the Ngai Tahu whakatauki that is the theme of this year’s plan reminds us that the decisions we make today, we make not only for ourselves but for our future generations.

 “Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us”.

This year is year 2 of of the Three Year Plan. The Draft Annual Plan outlines what's changed between last years plans and today.  

Council’s focus is on ensuring a sustainable approach to improving our services, taking opportunities to protect, enhance and develop our District, working with our community, our Treaty partners and our visitors and investors and navigating increasing regulation and compliance requirements.

Read more about the Draft Annual Plan 2019/2020

Reveiwing our Natural Hazard Provisions


The rolling review of the District Plan will start with the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions, using the standard plan change process under the Resource Management Act.

The current District Plan has been operative since 2008 and is due for review. In November 2018 Council confirmed the District Plan will be reviewed as a series of plan changes (a ‘rolling review’) rather than one change. 

Council will work with the community to review the District Plan’s natural hazards provisions once all technical information and other requirements are in place. There will be many opportunities for the community to learn about the natural hazards our district faces and the areas they could affect.

Read more about the Natural Hazards provisions review 

Three Year Plan 2018-2021


The 3 Year Plan 2018-2021 sets big work programmes to tackle some of our District’s biggest issues, meet community needs and legal responsibilities.

The Maori proverb "Manaaki whenua, Manaaki tangata, Haere whakamua (Care for the land, care for the people, go forward)” provided the guiding theme for the 3 Year Plan.

Council believes this plan provides what’s needed for Kaikouras people, environment, land and its' future. It will help Council create a district that can  move forward as a great place to live, with a strong, well-connected community that is ecologically exemplary and economically prosperous. 

Read more about the 3 Year Plan

Key Plans, Bylaws and Policies


10 December 2018