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Remotely Controlled Aircraft (Drones) - On Tuesday 6 October the Council adopted a policy that allows remote controlled aircraft to be flown within 11 of our district's larger parks, subject to conditions.  Read the Council policy (pdf, 27 kB).


New Zealand ShakeOut Day - Thursday 15 October - Have you signed up for ShakeOut Day yet? Thursday 15 October is the International ShakeOut Day of Action. New Zealand will be the first country to participate this year, at 9.15 am.

Oxford Fire - A large scrub fire that burned through 21 hectares of young pine trees in the area of Sales and Ashley Gorge Roads near Oxford is contained. Resources have now been reduced to five local fire crews who are involved in a mop-up exercise which will continue over the next few days. (9 October 2015)


Digital Projection Screen for Oxford Town Hall - Weekend movies at the Oxford Town Hall will soon be back and better than ever after Council approved $40,000 towards a new digital projection and sound system at its Community and Recreation Committee meeting on 15 September.

Kaiapoi Museum is Open - The Kaiapoi Museum opened in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on Saturday 5 September. View a video of the opening.

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