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Rag Monsters Causing Chaos In Kaipara

Monday, 20 June 2022, 11:29 am | Kaipara District Council

It may not be visible to those above ground, but underneath, in the bowels of Kaipara’s wastewater networks, rag monsters and fatbergs are causing havoc and costing ratepayers’ money. “We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again. The only things going ... More >>

Projected Rates Rise Drops As Work Continues On Annual Plan

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 1:12 pm | Kaipara District Council

Kaipara District Council staff brought the final draft of the Annual Plan to a briefing earlier this month, presenting recent financial statements alongside a rates increase averaging 4.86 percent. This latest figure is lower than the total rates rise (excluding ... More >>

Council Confirms Safer Speed Limits For Mangawhai And Kaiwaka

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:09 pm | Kaipara District Council

Amendments to Kaipara District’s Speed Limits Bylaw were unanimously passed at the May Council Meeting, resulting in new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharo Road) areas. ... More >>

Pou Tu O Te Rangi And Harding Park Reserve Management Plan Open For Feedback

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:05 pm | Kaipara District Council

A new Reserve Management Plan has been drafted for Pou Tu o Te Rangi, Harding Park and Old Mount Wesley Cemetery, which overlook Dargaville and the Northern Wairoa River. The public now have two months to give feedback on the draft Reserve Management ... More >>

Road To Waipoua Opens

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 9:14 am | Kaipara District Council

Down the road from the mighty Tāne Mahuta, a road-carpet was rolled out and lights set to green as the newly sealed 1.5km stretch of Waipoua River Road was opened for traffic. A blessing of the site and the work completed was led by Te Roroa, kaitiaki ... More >>

A New Vision For Kaipara’s Libraries

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 4:38 pm | Kaipara District Council

Kaipara District Council has voted unanimously to adopt a ten year library strategy, paving the way forward for an equitable, modern library service. The decision to adopt the strategy was made in a Council meeting at the end of last month. The strategy ... More >>

Safer Speed Limits Coming For Mangawhai And Kaiwaka

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 7:54 pm | Kaipara District Council

Work is underway to implement new speed limits in the Mangawhai – Kaiwaka (including Hakaru) and Kaiwaka West (including Oneriri Road and Oruawharu Road) areas. The changes are set to come into effect on Monday 13 June after Council has confirmed changes ... More >>

Twice As Nice: Two New Footbridges Open In Kaiwaka

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 5:39 pm | Kaipara District Council

John McClean cuts the ribbon to open the northern Kaiwaka footbridge after it has been blessed by Te Uri oHau. Two new footbridges were opened at a double ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Kaipara township of Kaiwaka on Saturday 26 March. Blessed by local ... More >>

Water Storage Plan To Ease Dargaville Water Restrictions

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 1:30 pm | Kaipara District Council

The Waiatua Dam (on Opanake Road) may be the solution to end the Dargaville and Baylys Beach water shortages, according to a preliminary investigation, commissioned by Kaipara District Council. Elected Members considered two options at their February ... More >>

Summer Bus Trial Shows Year On Year Passenger Increase

Friday, 25 February 2022, 5:13 pm | Kaipara District Council

Locals and visitors accompanied by boogie boards, beach bags, skateboards and shopping bags piled on board the Mangawhai Village to Beach bus over summer, turning out in even greater numbers than previous years of the trial service. Close to 3000 trips ... More >>

Kaipara District Council Unanimously Approves Way Forward For A Modern Waste Minimisation Strategy

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 2:10 pm | Kaipara District Council

Recent Council approval to extend existing waste management contracts ensures service continuity for the district, while staff prepare for the first phase of the overhaul of waste services. Kaipara’s waste management contracts are currently held by two ... More >>

Submission Against Sandmining Progresses

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:23 pm | Kaipara District Council

The Kaipara District Council (KDC) submission against two resource consent applications by McCallum Bros Limited (McCallum) for sand mining along the Mangawhai-Pakiri embayment, progressed today with the decision for Kaipara Mayor Dr Jason Smith to represent ... More >>

Smart Water Use Supports Growth Across Diverse Crops

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 4:48 pm | Kaipara District Council

  Growth is the word of the day when it comes to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites. The summer months have seen the former grassed paddocks turn into a jungle of green activity on both sites. Operational since November, the sites are practical ... More >>

Work Starts On Kaiwaka Footbridges

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 5:38 pm | Kaipara District Council

  A small gathering, a prayer and a blessing to keep workers safe marked the start of the work on-site for the Kaiwaka footbridges. Two footbridges are to be installed at Kaiwaka, with the support of PGF funding from Kānoa – Regional ... More >>

Dawn Blessing Opens The Pahi Wharf Upgrade

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 5:12 pm | Kaipara District Council

Construction for the Pahi wharf upgrade ended as it began months ago, with the sky lighting up slowly on the people gathered together. Voices joined in karakia and waiata, led by kaumatua Hone Martin and representatives of Te Uri o Hau swirled around ... More >>

Balancing Demand For Mangawhai Wastewater

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10:59 am | Kaipara District Council

A new balance tank and inlet works are to be installed at the Mangawhai wastewater treatment plant to expand the existing hydraulic capacity during the peak summer periods. The new module will expand the intake capacity of the plant, operating as ... More >>

Adaptive Pathways Planning Pilot Location Decided

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 5:49 pm | Kaipara District Council

Ruawai Township Kaipara District Council has confirmed that the Ruawai area will be the first location for the community adaptation planning, adaptive pathways process at its meeting on 15 December. This work is part of Council’s climate change work ... More >>

Kaipara District Council Appoints Iwi Relations Team

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 8:32 am | Kaipara District Council

Iwi Liaison Manager Jack Rudolph and Māori Advisor Missy Hokai joined the Council on 1 November, to strengthen a Te Ao Māori capability and viewpoint across the organisation. Hokianga-raised, Jack says there’s a sense of returning home after many years living ... More >>

Seeds Sown For Kaipara Water Demonstration Sites

Friday, 3 December 2021, 3:36 pm | Kaipara District Council

Visitors to the Kaipara Water demonstration sites will spot the beginnings of green growth starting to peek through the soil. Planting days on both sites last week saw a diverse range of crop seeds carefully bedded into the ground. Results are already ... More >>

Climate Change Action Plan Released

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 2:56 pm | Kaipara District Council

Kaipara District’s coastline winds from the wild West Coast Ripiro Beach into the impressive Kaipara Harbour and over to the beautiful Mangawhai Estuary and scenic East Coast. The coast borders some of Aotearoa’s most fertile land and skirts significant ... More >>