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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.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Council's Animal Control Officers primarily deal with complaints about dog nuisances and attacks, general public safety, and ensuring that all dogs are correctly registered.
Animal Control has the function of administering the following:
The Animal Control staff are here to help you. Do not hesitate to contact them if you have a concern or question.
Animal Control can be contacted between 8.30 am and 5 pm at:
Waimakariri District Council
215 High Street
Private Bag 1005
Phone: 0800 965 468
Animal Control operates a 24 hour, 7 days a week call-out service for dog pick-up, wandering stock and emergency situations - phone the Council on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)
To ensure traffic safety, minimise damage to public land and help animal owners, Animal Control will remove animals from public roads and areas.
Stock wandering onto privately-owned land can be notified to Animal Control to allow them to be matched up with lost stock.
Stock wandering onto public land or roads may be impounded. If impounded, the animal owner will be liable for impounding fees, sustenance costs and any cartage. The Impounding Act 1955 is the legislation covering impounded stock.
Stock owners are liable for any damage caused by their stock wandering onto the road if the presence of the stock on the road is caused by the owner's negligence.
Each year Animal Control must report to the Department of Internal Affairs, reporting on a number of metrics
as they relate to Dogs” Previous years reports are included below.