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Council Services

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District Office

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm

Kawerau District Council aims to provide the highest quality cost effective services for our residents. Our District Office is staffed by skilled Customer Services Officers who can answer your queries on pay rates and water charges, register your dog, make facility bookings and provide advice on a wide range of Council activities and services.

Contact Details:

Our contact details are:

Street address:
Ranfurly Court
Kawerau 3127

Postal address:
Private Bag 1004
Kawerau 3169

Call us 24 hours a day on (07) 306 9009, fax (07) 323 8072
or E-mail:



AA Express

Kawerau District Council is the driver licensing agent for AA Express and offers a range of services including vehicle registration, exemptions, road user charges, changes of ownership, driver licensing etc.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 4.00pm
Ph: (07) 323 7693
Fax: (07) 323 8072

Booking of Facilities

Enquiries regarding the booking of Council-owned facilities such as the Town Hall, Concert Chambers and Recreation Centre or any of our Parks and Reserves may be made by calling (07) 306 9009.

Ask about our discount rates for local residents and groups as well as bulk hire discounts.

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Submissions on Draft Documents

When Council is seeking submissions on draft documents, there is a special email address provided:

Alternatively, you can use the Office address or the postal address to deliver your submission.

Office address:
Ranfurly Court
Kawerau 3127

Postal address:
Private Bag 1004
Kawerau 3169

Change of Address

To ensure that all correspondence is forwarded to the correct address, please notify Council if your postal address changes.

Call us on (07) 306 9009, fax (07) 323 8072 or email


Secretary - Eastern Bay of Plenty District Licensing Committee

We are looking for a Secretary who can ensure the smooth running of and provide the professional support required by the Committee which considers applications for licences and certificates issued under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

As Secretary of the Committee you will be expected to: • Provide meetings administration • Provide advice on legislation and policy • Be the contact person for Committee members • Provide general administration support

We require someone who is able to work approximately 10 hours per week, has their own vehicle, can travel when required to Opotiki, Whakatane and Kawerau (mileage will be paid) and can work flexible hours.  Where possible, applications can be dealt with electronically on papers and/or meetings held by teleconference.

While knowledge of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act would be an advantage, it is essential that the successful applicant will have awareness and experience in the interpretation of legislation, understanding of meeting and hearing processes and strong verbal and written communication skills.  The ability to use computer-based systems is also essential.

You will need to be able to work independently but will have support from staff of each of the three Eastern Bay District Councils.

Applications close 4.00pm, Friday 15 August 2014, and may be sent to any of the three Easter Bay District Councils. The contact details for the Kawerau District Council, including the email address, are shown at the top of this page.

Please direct any enquiries for the position to the following:
Barbara Dempsey, Planning and Regulatory Manager
Ōpōtiki District Council
PO Box 44
Ōpōtiki 3162
Tel: 07 3153030

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