Community Information & Resources

The Council's Community Team is involved in the production of a number of useful publications, including the monthly Chatter newsletter and the volunteer directory.

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Transport services to medical appointments 

There are options for transport to health related appointments in Christchurch for anyone who is unable to drive to a medical appointment. Read the transport pamphlet for more information (pdf, 335.1 KB).

New to the Waimakariri?Welcome-bag

As part of the intentional approach to welcoming new residents to the district, we have supported the production of Welcome Bags, a Social Services Waimakairi initiative. These are decorated by local school children and Idea Services clients, then distributed via real estate agents, preschools, community associations and at  libraries and service centres. Anyone with an interest in supporting the Bags can contact Beccie at sswfacilitator@gmail.com.

When you're new to a region it can take some time to work out where things are, and how things work. The New to Waimakariri booklet is available to help you find the basics in the region, and to get you familiar with some of the day-to-day places you may need.

Community events trailer

The Community Team will take bookings for the trailer hire - please contact our Customer Services Team on 03 311 8900. Download the trailer inventory list and hire sheet (pdf, 1.0 MB).

Community shade loan programme

Rangiora Cancer Support Group and the Cancer Society if NZ Inc., working in partnership with the Council, offer a free shade loan service and sunscreen to groups, clubs , schools etc. Download the community shade loan programme borrower form (pdf, 85.4 KB).

Community safety resources 

We distribute water safety information packs to campsites over the summer period.

Our liquid paracetamol fridge magnets are distributed through local pharmacies. We have developed a range of safety information resource packs. These are developed to suit particular target audiences.

For information about any of our community safety resources contact:

Nicola Trolove
Phone: 03 311 8900
Email: nicola.trolove@wmk.govt.nz