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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.
Event organisers are describing the hosting of the Black Sticks as a massive success for the district. The weekend featured two games between the Vantage Black Sticks and USA, large...
Several turning movements at the South Belt/Southbrook Road
intersection will be restricted from Wednesday 5pm, as contractors prepare to
cross the intersection for the installation of a new stormwater pipeline....
The ties between Waimakariri and the Enshi Autonomous
Prefecture continue to grow after last weekend’s successful visit to our
District by a Chinese delegation.
The Mandeville community has changed significantly over
recent years, from a predominantly large block rural area, to an area of
smaller block, rural and residential areas.
Encouraging people to plan ahead and stay safe on our roads is one of the key drivers behind the free bus service being provided for the Eats and Beats music...
It’s Show Time again!This time it’s the turn of Oxford and surrounds to show off its best, with Saturday April 1 being the occasion of the one of the biggest...
The Restricted Fire Season will be lifted from midnight Friday 24 March in the Waimakariri District, and will be replaced by an Open Fire Season....
The Waimakariri District is buzzing, as excitement leading up to this weekend’s two international Hockey tests reaches fever pitch. Ticket sales are strong and event organisers are confident of large...
Residents of the Kaiapoi and
Tuahiwi communities are reminded that they can come and meet elected
representatives of their community board between 9.30 and 11.30 on Friday 24 March....
Waimakariri is playing host to Chinese visitors when a
delegation arrives from our sister district of Enshi, China.
Annual Plan for 2017/2018 was released for public consultation last week and a
new video released today highlights the main points of interest for residents.
Get ready Rangiora. The town’s first twilight Music
and Food festival is on its way, with the countdown to ‘Eats & Beats’ well
and truly underway.
Users of Wyllies Road are in for
good news with the work that has currently closed the roadway having been
video in the council’s Easter Sunday trading consultation was released today,
focusing on the two local business owners.
New rules have been introduced to phase out wood burners 15 years or older, and these may be replaced with a low emission wood burner.
The Waimakariri District Council is urging Farmers and block holders to regularly check their irrigator settings, especially on windy days, to make sure water isn't spraying onto the road....
Tomorrow night sees the annual Hui a Tau (Annual Meeting) between Council and Te Ngāi Tū Ahuriri at the Tuahiwi Marae.The meeting is hosted in alternate years by each party,...
Well done Waimakariri!Thank you for engaging with us via our online and social media channels.Last year we moved to place an increased emphasis on digital and online tools as a...
Armed with a basketful of chocolate eggs, reporter Suzette Howe, hopped out onto the streets of Rangiora and Kaiapoi to ask local residents one simple question: Should shops have the...
Driving a vehicle is a complicated task which can be
affected by many different things, such as age, physical condition and
Notice is hereby given that the previously advertised Total Fire Ban, which extended over the whole of the Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority’s jurisdictional area, is lifted from midnight,...
ReadyMix has applied for a renewal of their existing consent
with relation to their Quarry at No. 1 Browns Road....
Scheduled maintenance works at
Southbrook RRP will mean that the recycling collection truck cannot unload at
Southbrook, but will have to travel into Christchurch to unload on Thursday 16
We’re in the third year of our Long Term Plan proposed work programme. A consultation document outlining the key themes for consideration in the coming year is out now for...
Brennan Wiremu of Civil Defence
Waimakariri wants to get the word out about our coastal emergency warning siren
Plumbosolvency - Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been standing in the fittings for several hours. This applies...
The monthly Waimakariri District Council meeting for March was held recently and a number of significant issues were discussed.
Seeds will be sown for the future
growth of the Silverstream Reserve later this month as student’s from
Clarkville School gather for a planting day.
The fallen of the disastrous First World War battle of Passchendaele will be formally remembered after Council today approved a request for the new Kaiapoi to Rangiora cycle/walkway to take...
Motorists seeking to turn right as
they enter the South Belt intersection from the west are going to have to be
patient for a little longer.
Riviera may be a bit
of a stretch, but the enhancement of Kaiapoi’s riverbank is progressing well and looking good.
A new stormwater pipeline will be installed in Church Street, between Johns Road and Palmer Street on the western side. Work will begin at the southern end of Church Street,...
The mornings and evenings are getting cooler, but now is not the
time for complacency on the fire front.
Fresh from the opening of the new all-weather hockey facility in Coldstream Road, the Waimakariri District has landed another major sporting coup with news that the national women’s hockey side...
Work is progressing well on site and contractors are now ready to remove the roundabout island and begin the installation of a new sewer main on Percival Street, from the...
A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate...
Help the community of Waiau rebuild its swimming pool.Waiau, with a population of approximately 250 people, was at the epi-centre of November’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and suffered wide-spread damage as...
Waimakariri will be the centre of national attention on
Saturday when Mainpower Oval in Rangiora hosts the Ford men’s one-day cricket
Final result of the Woodend-Sefton Community Board by-election!
The Council’s Principal Rural Fire
Officer Tim Sheppard has been part of the Rural Fire Incident Management Team
in charge of the fire effort for the past two days....
A Canterbury wide fire ban has been put in place in response
to the on-going Port Hills fire emergency.
Accessibility at Dudley Park Aquatic Park has been given a
lift with the installation of a new hoist and motorised change table in one of
the facilities accessible changing rooms....
The first council meeting for the year was mostly procedural matters with only a couple items of interest. Mayor David Ayers began the meeting with a minute’s silence, paying respects...
and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a
health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic
cyanobacteria) were found in Lake Pegasus.
The Woodend-Sefton Community Board has a new chairperson
after Shona Powell was elected to the position at last night’s meeting.
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 wait is almost over for eager hockey fans as completion of the new Waimakariri Hockey Turf draws closer.
You may have noticed a few changes to our digital communications in recent months, with an increase in ‘real time’ information on our social media channels, as well as the...
The Community and Public Health division of
Canterbury District Health Board wish to advise that the public health warning
to not collect shellfish in the Canterbury region has been removed....
The Waimakariri Youth Council are currently recruiting for new members to join the team. Interested participants need to be aged between 13 and 24 years and live in the Waimakariri...
District Licencing Committee hearing, set down for 24 February 2017 in Oxford,
has been deferred until Friday 31 March 2017.
A recently installed photographic display is bringing a touch of history back to the town centre of Rangiora.
It was a special Waitangi Day for four Waimakariri families who became New Zealand citizens in a joint ceremony with Christchurch at Tuahiwi Marae....
The Maori United
Tribes flag is flying outside of the Council Service Centre in Rangiora today
and will remain aloft alongside the New Zealand flag until after Waitangi Day....
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Cust River...
John and Barbara Gebler evacuated their Woodend home when they heard the tsunami sirens activate following November’s large quake. When they arrived in Rangiora, they joined hundreds of other people...
Update 30 January 2017 4.07 pm: Testing undertaken today has confirmed that the system is now clear from the discoloured water. The precautionary boil water notice is therefore now lifted....
unveiling of the new Kaiapoi flag will kick off the town’s annual Waitangi Day
celebrations on Monday February 6.
With the start of a new school year next week it’s timely to think about the journey your children will be taking to school, especially if they are new entrants...
Park couldn’t be called Elephant Park without the beloved pink play structure,
which is temporarily out of action while the park undergoes a re-vamp.
With work beginning to replace the Southbelt Roundabout with traffic lights, Ken Stevenson the Roading Manager for the Waimakariri District Council explains why the work is necessary and gives some...
The District is thriving!That is the only conclusion that can be reached following the release of the latest building consent figures, encompassing the 2016 year.
to remove the roundabout and install new traffic lights at the intersection of
Southbrook Road, Percival Street and South Belt will begin from Monday 9
Work on the arterial road that will swing around the western side of the Silverstream subdivision will begin early next month.The contract has been awarded to HEB Construction who will...
Six candidates will vie for the vacant position on the
Woodend-Sefton Community Board after nominations closed for next year’s
A replacement programme for trees
in the Mansfield Subdivision, Kaiapoi, will be developed to meet local
residents' requirements after a number of requests for the removal of various
Two licensees came up short during a control purchase operation
for under-age customers by the Waimakariri District Licensing Agency last week.
Please take a moment to view our Mayoral Christmas greeting!
Your guide to services over the Christmas through New Year period!
preparation for summer, a restricted fire season comes into force for the
Waimakariri District from midnight Tuesday 20 December.
It is with sadness that Council acknowledges the passing of Karen Eastwood.Karen passed away last weekend after a short period of ill-health.
How much each candidate spent during the recent local government elections has been released.
While the Recovery Plan for Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki was approved yesterday, Council does not yet manage the land in the regeneration areas (excluding the existing roads and...
Yesterday the Crown approved the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan for Kaiapoi, Kairaki and The Pines Beach.
Ayers has expressed delight at today’s approval of the Waimakariri Residential
Red Zone Recovery plan by the Crown.
The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has approved the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan - the first of several major future use decisions in the region....
People often think of rubbish as smelly, stinky, dirty stuff. Not cute fluffy teddy bears and new-new toys. Even so, these turn into rubbish for many families who no longer...
Fairy lights will light up the Kaiapoi and Rangiora Town Centre's this Christmas. However this is only a temporary measure until a more permanent lighting solution is confirmed.
The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board met informally last week to discuss community feedback and consider whether to submit an objection to the Oxford Liquor Store licence application, for a bottle store...
A by-election will be held for a position on the Woodend-Sefton Community Board following the resignation of Karen Eastwood.
Rangiora's Victoria Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 24 November between 5pm and 10pm as preparations are made for the Christmas Celebration Night in the town centre....
Latest update 9.33 am: A number of Council staff are now in the Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts to help our friends and neighbours as the post-quake evaluation and clean up...
The NZ Transport Agency and Waimakariri District Council are working together to look at ways to tackle morning peak congestion and to make the journey between Waimakariri and Christchurch safer...
Christchurch City Council Media Release Waimakariri commuters can look forward to further improvements in commuting options after this morning’s celebration of the commencement of work on the new section of...
In a bid to help home gardeners cope with another dry summer, the SMART Watering campaign re-launched on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s traditional start to summer...
Every three years Waimakariri residents are invited to complete a survey to tell us what they think of the services Council provides.
For nearly 30 years, Waimakariri has been one of the fastest growing Districts in New Zealand. The population and business sector has been growing steadily and our population may grow...
Overall Waimakariri District value increases 9.6% since 2013
If you own a property in Waimakariri District, shortly you’ll be sent a letter with your property’s updated rating value. ...
Our annual report has taken on a life of its own in this new video that’s live now. Check out what your council has been up to in this visual...
Currently the Waimakariri Zone Committee is hosting public meetings to present the science behind the Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Programme, and to explain the current state of our catchments.
There will be four new faces around the Waimakariri District Council table when the new term begins as a result of the 2016 elections
2015 saw 110,114 family violence incidences investigated by NZ Police, and six homicides were recorded by an intimate partner. The nationwide statistics are shocking and family violence still remains a...
An era has come to an end today with Jim Gerard attending his final meeting as a Waimakariri District councillor....
The design phase for the Districts Urban Cycleways Projects can now begin in earnest following the confirmation that funding from the National Land Transport Fund has been approved for both...
Waimakariri District Council has released a five-year summary of its regulatory performance for the first time.
The Council have recently had some enquiries from the Pegasus community about the colour of the tap water.
The Waimakariri District is fortunate to have very high quality drinking water, with most of our urban supplies sourcing water from deep aquifers.
A record number of Community Service Awards have been handed out this year in the Waimakariri District
The Community Service Awards were announced at a special functions held at Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on Monday night where 13 people were awarded for their contributions to the community....
Southbrook's ReSale Store at the new recycling area will be 5 years old on the 13 September. There will be a sausage sizzle and birthday cake from 10 am -...
On the 17 September Kate Meads also Known as The Nappy Lady is coming to Waimakariri to present her hugely popular “Waste Free Parenting Workshops’
A strong turnout has resulted in 69 nominations being received for elected positions within the District in this year’s local government elections.
There are a couple of things that Kerry Miles, the Waimakariri District Council’s Rural Safety Co-ordinator, knows about chainsaws. Carelessly used they often result in injuries that are vicious, severe...
Environment Canterbury and Lincoln University are carrying out some research to better understand where local people swim, when they swim there and why they like those places.
How many of us get our education in the District? What are our favourite leisure activities? Where do we shop, and what do we buy?
The Waimakariri District Council has presented a Draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee.
Council has today delivered letters to all owners in the Silverstream subdivision.
The Rangiora Town Centre has become the second area in the District to get free Wifi after the finishing touches were completed today. In going ‘live’, the Council-provided service joined...
Registration is now open for Keep NZ Beautiful clean up week - 12-18 September 2016.
Around 150 people turned out yesterday for Skate Jam, a Waiyouth organised fun event at the Rangiora Skate Bowl....
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The Oxford Library and Service Centre will soon undergo major refurbishments. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2016, with an estimated completion date of mid 2017.
The Council is currently updating its swimming pool database.
The Waimakariri District Council is the only Canterbury Council to participate as a foundation member of the local government New Zealand standards programme.
A warm, welcoming feeling spread through the Oxford Town Hall on Saturday night as people from all over the world gathered to meet new friends at the Oxford Migrants Night....
Waimakariri Youth Council recently attended the Youth Voice Canterbury Youth Awards.
The fundraising movie screening of 'Just Eat It' on Sunday night was a sell out, and raised over $1,000 for Satisfy Food Rescue. Over 80 people came early to mingle...
A crash or breakdown on the northern motorway or its key feeder roads is never that helpful for anyone, let alone a person trying to get home or to work...
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Welcome to Māori Language Week! Proverb for Thursday: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is...
Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July 2016, 9 am – 11 am (both days) On Monday 4 July 2016 (and Tuesday 5 July if weather does not permit on...
Unfortunately it is likely that the Dudley Park Aquatics Centre will now be closed for a week.
Environment Canterbury is urging people to use Metrocards to make sure they’re getting the cheapest public transport fares possible.
Hubber, down rail, quarter pipes and ledges – these are just some of the elements included in the Rangiora Skate Park extension at Dudley Park, about to be experienced by...
Ruataniwha Civic Centre, Kaiapoi Library Service Centre won a best in category award in the ‘Special Purpose Award’ category at the National Property Industry Awards.
If your plastic packaging can be scrunched into a ball, you can now take it back to participating supermarkets and retail premises for recycling.
On Thursday 16 June 2016, 2 pm – 5 pm the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ team will be at Kaiapoi Countdown in Hilton Street.
A smarter approach to food shopping could help Kiwi families save hundreds of dollars every year....
Intersection Safety Campaign: Making sure road users come to a complete stop at intersections controlled by stop signs is the focus of an upcoming campaign to reduce crashes in the...
The Golden Elm tree located outside the front of the Council building has unfortunately fallen over in Thursday night’s strong nor'west winds.
The popular awards, now into their 26th year, provide residents of the district with an opportunity to recognise voluntary service from their peers in the fields of the arts, culture,...
Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and the Oxford Town Hall gained national spotlight when the buildings were selected for silver awards at the New Zealand Commercial Project awards on Friday night...
Thanks to all of those who attended last night's Northern Corridor briefing at the Rangiora Town Hall.
International credit ratings agency, Standard and Poor’s, have re-affirmed the Waimakariri District Council’s credit ratings as ‘AA/A-1+’ with a stable outlook....
Carpooling is the best option to help alleviate morning commuter congestion on Christchurch's Northern Motorway according to the results of a new commuter survey.
If you’ve been through Dudley Park lately and made use of the recently installed fitness stations, you’re not alone.
The smell of roast pork, chicken, and seafood filled the Rangiora Library, as over 120 people gathered to share a meal for the Filipino Community Night Saturday 16 April....
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued at Lake Pegasus. This was issued on 24 February 2016....
Woodend Beach Forest was a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon as the district’s rural fire services were put through their paces in an exercise that involved 86 volunteers....
Media Release 8 April 2016 Commission announces decision on representation arrangements for Waimakariri District Council The Local Government Commission today announced its decision on the Waimakariri District Council's membership...
Public hearings of formal comments on the Waimakariri District Council’s Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan ('Let’s Plan’) begin next Wednesday 6 April and continue until Friday 8 April....
The Rangiora Library will be hosting a Filipino migrants’ night on Saturday 9 April to provide the district’s steadily increasing Filipino population with information and advice about free services available...
The Dudley Park Aquatic Centre will be closed during the week 20-25 June 2016.
A spring opening is planned for Rangiora’s new Farmers store and its associated speciality outlets.
Snap Send Solve is a free smartphone app to help make reporting an issue to Council easy.
We're opening earlier on Sundays.
Throughout February and for the first week of this month the Waimakariri District Council has been consulting with the district community on proposed land uses for Waimakariri’s residential red zone...
There will be a Restricted fire season in force for Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 2 March 2016.
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.
The management of Lake Pegasus has been a source of interest in recent times, as what is a relatively new water body has continued with its evolution. While man-made, the...
Don't be alarmed if things get a bit noisy just before 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon.
All pump stations, water supplies and sewers are fully operational in the Waimakariri District having come through today's earthquake unscathed.
On Saturday 20 February, 90 sailors and officers will march along Rangiora's High Street in a naval Charter Parade.
The Council owned portable buildings used as temporary retail units in Rangiora’s High Street and Durham Street will be relocated during the week of Monday 15 February.
The Waimakariri District Licensing Committee has complimented licensees and alcohol establishment managers around the Waimakariri District following a joint control purchase operation done recently with the Police and Community and...
The Waimakariri District Council has today released ‘Let’s Plan’ – a preliminary draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan.
While the benefits have most definitely outweighed the negatives from the higher than average rainfall experienced by the Waimakariri District last month, January’s ‘Big Wet’ has seen lawns across the...
This year, make a resolution that you won't break. One that is easy to keep. This year make the resolution that your farming operation will be injury and fatality free...
Variable speed electronic signs will begin operating on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway from Tuesday after Waitangi Weekend, 9 February, to improve traffic flows during morning peak-hour congestion....
An open fire season came into force for the Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 20 January 2016.
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