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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. The next District-wide election will be held on 12 October 2019.
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.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available - this list is regularly updated.
This by-election is for the extraordinary vacancy for one Wooden-Sefton Community Board member. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the resignation of Karen Eastwood.
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
The candidate information session was held on 19 July 2016 -
view the presentation (pdf, 945.6 KB)
Voting in the Woodend-Ashley Community Board by-election opened on Monday 7 April and closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 April 2014.
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.
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