The toilet block at Pahi is being replaced. It will be close to the buildings and beach, have good visibility and lighting for safety, and be accessible. It will also have a clean water supply.
The caravan dump station will be retained. The site preferred is at the end of the hall, near to the current block, and in a style that blends in with the hall.
Kaipara District Council is investigating engineering options before the proposed site and concept plans can be confirmed. It is likely to be several months before construction can start.
Work is progressing well on the raw water main renewals in Maungaturoto. Kaipara District Council staff and contractors are replacing about 3000-metres of ageing raw water main pipes, starting at the Fonterra factory and moving towards the east on SH12.
More than 2000 metres of replacement piping has been laid so far, with the last section of work now being undertaken alongside SH1.
The project is working towards completion next month.
Food for compost
Kaipara District Council’s Mangawhai office has installed a dedicated food scraps bin for the staff kitchen, thanks to Sustainable Kaipara and its Community Compost Collection Service.
The team collects the bin weekly, and drops the food scraps at the community gardens.
Over time, the scraps turn into nutrient rich healthy compost and a valuable resource that can be used to grow food.
Sustainable Kaipara is currently investigating how it can roll its service out throughout the rest of the Kaipara.
Nominations for Northland Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarships close on Wednesday March 2.
The eight scholarships, each worth $3000, support students to undertake study, research or training that relates to council’s environmental and regulatory functions, while contributing to council’s vision ‘Our Northland – Together
We Thrive’. The scholarships have a specific aim to build Māori capacity within Te Tai Tokerau, with four of the eight scholarships earmarked for Māori who whakapapa to Te Tai Tokerau.
Of the remaining four scholarships offered, another has been set aside for a student undertaking study, research or training related to council’s land or water functions.
Full eligibility criteria and the application form are available from: https://scholarships.nrc.govt.nz/