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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.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
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 to the loss of several council colleagues in the last few
On a brighter note, the awarding of Queen’s honours in the
New Year’s Honours List to several Waimakariri residents was also noted and
From there, the meeting turned to business with a discussion
around the fluoridation of water supply. The government has made a
proposal that responsibility for decisions around fluoridation be moved from
councils to district health boards. The council position in the
submission to the parliamentary select committee is that since it is a national
health issue, policy around fluoridation should be made at a national level.
Mayor Ayers noted that no Waimakariri water supply was
currently fluoridated and that he hadn’t seen strong demand for it to happen. It was further stated that should the government decide water supplies must be
fluoridated; the council would be looking for financial support from government
to enact the scheme.
The second issue debated was the appointment of an
independent member of the council’s risk and audit committee. Several
councils around the country have an independent member and find it
useful. Due to the qualifications of the staff on the committee and the
existing oversight provided by the elected members of council, it was decided
that it was not currently necessary to appoint an independent member.
The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 7 March.