Social & health services

Council supports a number of networks that apply a collaborative approach to addressing the wellbeing of our residents.

Social Services Waimakariri

Social Services Waimakariri is a network of social service providers.

Social Services Waimakariri website

Waimakariri Health Advisory Group

The Waimakariri Health Advisory Group (WHAG) was established in 2004 to address the health needs of the people in the Waimakariri area. The WHAG meets on a monthly basis on the first Tuesday of the month, from 5.30 pm to 7 pm in the Committee Rooms, Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora.

Chairperson: John Buckingham
Phone: 03 313 3525 or 021 445 650
Email: johnang.b@xtra.co.nz

Waimakariri Access Group

The Access Group was established some 15 years ago, by a number of locals, concerned about the needs of those with mobility issues, met to form a group to run events to highlight these needs. The promotions were run in all main centres under the name 'Wheel Show Em'. These events caused a number of changes to be made by both the Council and local businesses. Since then the group has become more formalised and is now an advisory group to the Council.

Membership of the Waimakariri Access Group is made up of:

  • Royal Foundation of the Blind
  • Disabled Persons Assembly
  • CCS Disability Action
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Rest home representatives
  • Concerned and interested members of the public.

For further information relating to this group contact the Waimakariri District Council Community Team, phone 03 311 8900.

Older people living in the Waimakariri District

The Waimakariri District has an ageing population. A number of useful resources are available to help support older people in our district, including the Waimakariri Community Directory and the Older Persons information book produced by Clayton Cosgrove. Available from Clayton's Electoral Office Ph: 327 7734 or Madeleine Burdon at Waimakariri District Council Community Team, phone 03 311 8900.

The Waimakariri Community Directory has information specifically relating to services and support for older people in the district.