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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.
Waimakariri District elections are held every three years, with the elections held on 8 October 2016.
LATEST VOTING RESULTS: Andrea ALLEN is declared elected. More details...
Woodend-Sefton Community Board BY-ELECTION Candidates Contact Information
Read what the candidates have written about themselves:
Candidate Profile Information Brochure pdf, 1.8 MB
Candidate Handbook Waimakariri District Council (pdf, 4.5 MB)
2017 by-election information sheet (pdf, 959.2 KB)
Any questions can be directed to:
Sarah Nichols Governance Manager and Deputy Electoral Officer Waimakariri District Council Phone: 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834, ext. 8655 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waimakariri District Council Electoral Officer Anthony Morton electionz.com Ltd P O Box 3138 Christchurch 8140 Phone: 0800 666 941 Fax: 03 377 1474 Email: email@example.com
Why do we have a by-election so soon after the Local Government Elections?
Due to the resignation of Karen Eastwood from the Woodend-Sefton Community Board, a by-election is triggered.
Can the next candidate on the October 2016 list be appointed to the Community Board?
No. The Electoral Act 2001 (section 17) requires that if a
vacancy occurs in the office of a member of a local authority or in the office of an elected member of a community board more than 12 months before the next triennial general election, the vacancy must be filled by an election under this Act.
It is only if a vacancy occurs within 12 months of the next triennial general election that a Community Board could consider options of appointing a person.
How often do the Community Board meet?
The Woodend-Sefton Community Board meet on the second Monday of the month, commencing at 7pm, in several locations within the community area. In addition, there are associated community meetings to attend, and Board related meetings intermittently during the year. For further detail about the Community
Board, contact the Deputy Electoral Officer/Governance Manager, Sarah Nichols on 03 311 8900.
The declaration of result for the Waimakariri District Council elections held on Saturday 8 October 2016 -
Declaration of results (pdf, 72.3 KB)
Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses 2016 pdf, 7.1 MB
Read what candidates standing for elected positions on the Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and Canterbury District Health Board have written about themselves and their policies.
Three candidates for three positions on the Ohoka-Swannanoa Subdivision, therefore automatically elected to the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board
Daily returns per ward
You can enrol if:
You do not need to enrol if you are already on the electoral roll for parliamentary elections. However, you will need to update your address on the roll if you have changed your address since the last elections.
To enrol, obtain an enrolment form or update details either by:
Enrolments for ratepayer electors can be made by or on behalf of:
The purpose of a
pre-election report (pdf, 552.8 KB)
is to provide information to promote public discussion about the issues facing the Waimakariri District Council. The pre-election report brings together information previously published in Council's Ten Year Plans, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries.
The electoral system used is First Past the Post (FPP).
Elections are also held at this time for the Canterbury District Health Board and Environment Canterbury.
For the purposes of the election (voting), only those eligible residents in that particular subdivision will be able to vote for candidates (Board members) standing in that particular subdivision. Once elected they will be working for the whole Community Board area, i.e. Rangiora-Ashley Community Board
– five member vacancies for the Rangiora urban boundary and three member vacancies for the rural areas (Fernside, Cust, Okuku, Loburn).
Councillors will be elected by all eligible residents of the whole ward.
The Mayor is elected ‘at large’ across the district.
A list of frequently asked questions is available - this list will be regularly updated.
Remuneration for members of the Waimakariri District Council has been set in line with the determinations and remuneration structures by the Remuneration Authority. The remuneration rates are as follows:
Members are able to claim reimbursement for travelling allowances and expenses when required to use their own vehicle to travel on official Council business and for attendance at conferences by resolution of Council and when representing Council if in excess of 30km.
Note: The Remuneration Authority is a statutory body which establishes remuneration for local government.
If you want to stand as a candidate for election to the Council or one of the community boards, you must be enrolled as a parliamentary elector in New Zealand and be a New Zealand citizen.
The candidate information session was held on 19 July 2016 -
view the presentation (pdf, 945.6 KB)
Representation review determination - Local Government Commission
Voting in the Woodend-Ashley Community Board by-election opened on Monday 7 April and closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 April 2014.