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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Reopened in April 2013 after repairs and extension, the centre is a popular multi-purpose facility located just off the main highway in Woodend.
Facilities include an indoor sports hall which can also be used for approved functions and other events. A large kitchen runs off the main hall and toilet and shower facilities are available. A mezzanine floor provides viewing space for the sports hall activities.
Two interconnecting conference rooms provide meeting space, each with data projection equipment and one with a sound system and microphone. Tables and chairs are provided.
Facilities are accessible for disabled users and a sealed car parking area is located alongside the centre.
Address: 6A School Road, Woodend
Commercial activities - Main hall and gym - $ 25 per hour. Meeting rooms - $ 50 per hour
Profit generating corporates or activities (e.g commercial activities,programmes or events commercial seminars)
Casual private events and Government - $ 15 per hour
Non profit casual private event; community events with door charges and prepaid tickets; casual Government bookings.(e.g wedding, community fairs, community social events and organisation run dances, concerts performances to audience)
Community Groups - $ 8 per hour
Regular sports/recreation meetings, rehearsals for performance, education groups, schools and preschools/playgroups, not for profit community social support groups
Bookings can be made through the Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora. Ph 03 311 8900
Booking form (pdf, 567.0 KB)
Health and Safety plan (pdf, 228.0 KB)
Emergency evacuation procedures
Health and safety
Hours of operation
All activities shall cease by the following times:
All persons shall leave the site within 30 minutes after the finish of any event except for those persons involved in the cleaning of the premises.
Care of sports hall and meeting rooms
It shall be the responsibility of the hirer following the conclusion of each function to clean the rooms used at the facility and leave it in tidy condition. If cleaning is not completed satisfactorily and Council is required to complete the work, the hirer will be charged for actual costs incurred. All windows are to be closed and doors properly locked and fastened before leaving the hall. The hirer shall ensure that all lights and power switches are switched off at the conclusion of the event. There is to be no glitter or confetti used. The hirer shall ensure that no tacks, nails,or adhesive materials are used on the interior of the premises. No stiletto heels permitted.
Public liability insurance
The hirer is responsible for public liability insurance.
Public liability insurance of $1,000,000 is recommended by the Waimakariri District Council. If your group/organisation does not already have their own public liability insurance, the Council's insurance brokers Jardine Lloyd Thompson, has a geiyo facility insurance available at a very competitive rate. Should you wish to utilise this facility please contact Nicola Frayle at Jardine Lloyd Thompson - ph. 03 366 4866.
Damage to hall or fixtures
Any damage to the premises shall be notified immediately to the Customer Service Manager, Rangiora Service Centre by the hirer who will be held responsible to the Council for the full value of such damage.
Right of entry
Any Councillor or Officer of the Council on production of an authorised warrant, may enter the hall at anytime.
It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure that all lights, heaters and taps are turned off, that ALL people are out of the building and that the building is secured after the completion of use of the building. If any of the above is not done and any vandalism, etc. occurs, the hirer may be charged for any repairs or costs incurred.
Payment by Eftpos, cheque or cash.
Deposit required at time of booking.
Bond to be paid when collecting the key.
Key to be collected from - Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street, Rangiora