Waimakariri District Council is dedicated to making its website compliant with the New Zealand e-government accessibility standards.
We are currently working on improving accessibility to the website. As this is an ongoing project, we appreciate your patience as we make the site more accessible to everyone. If you have any questions regarding the new website or how we are improving site accessibility, please contact the Webmaster.
This website works best in Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8 or higher.
The text size can be increased from the default by clicking the '+' key on your keyboard at the same time as you hold down the 'CTRL' button. Hitting the '-' and 'CTRL' buttons at the same time will decrease the text size. Alternatively, you can hold down 'CTRL' and scroll the mouse middle button to change the text size.
If you are viewing this website in Internet Explorer, you can change the size of the font by clicking View > Text Size.
You can use waimakariri.govt.nz with the following access keys instead of a mouse:
Access key 0 - List of Access Keys
Access key 1 - Home
Access key 2 - Site Map
Access key 3 - Search
Access key 9 - Contact Us
Access key [ - Skip link (beginning of main content)
Access key / - Re-direct to New Zealand Government website
Note: On Windows with Internet Explorer, press ALT + access key then press Enter.
If using Firefox on Windows, press SHIFT + ALT + access key.
If you are using a Macintosh, press Ctrl + access key.
Turning off Style Sheets
For some users who may experience contrast issues, it is recommended that you turn off style sheets in your browser to see a text-only version of this site.
How to Turn off Style Sheets
IE: Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
Firefox: View > Page style > No style
Opera: View > Style > User mode
Safari (Mac): No option available
Google Chrome: No option available.
Portable Document Format (PDF) Files
are provided in PDF format. In this format you can save, view and print the file with the same layout, design etc. as it was originally created. In order to view or print PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer (available free). If you have difficulty opening or displaying a PDF document, please contact us for a paper copy.
Viewing Large Files
To make it convenient for the reader, the site has information on the size and format of each file. The size of a file is given in kilobytes (kB) or megabytes (MB).
Please note that large PDF files over 500 kB can take a while to download, particularly if
you are using an older computer and have a slow internet connection.
If you have problems with any particular file please contact the Webmaster.
If you want to share any thoughts you have about our site or make a suggestion then please contact the Webmaster.