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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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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.
Waimakariri is playing host to Chinese visitors when a
delegation arrives from our sister district of Enshi, China.
The delegation will be visiting the district over two days
starting with an official welcome in the Council Chambers tomorrow morning.
They will spend the two days with us, attending several
events including a guided tour of a dairy farm, Pegasus Bay Winery, Rangiora
High School and the new astroturf to watch the NZ vs USA Women’s Hockey Game.
The visit is a reciprocal one, after a delegation from
Council visited Enshi last May.
Council entered into a Sister City Relationship Agreement
with Enshi City District last year as a result of that visit.
The Agreement shows the Councils willingness to co-operate
and promote the relationship and exchanges between the two districts.
The main benefits are most likely to be cultural, with an
increased understanding of the Chinese culture, which is expected to be
strengthened further through school connections.
The relationship could also open the door for the exchange of
students between the countries with our secondary schools, and possibly
Canterbury universities and the ARA Institute (formerly CPIT and Aoraki
Polytecnic) able to participate.
Some business connections have also been made and leads will
be explored with those businesses.
Given the huge growth in Chinese tourists to New Zealand in
recent years, with direct flights now from China to Christchurch, the
relationship provides opportunities to enhance our understanding of the Chinese
so we can better cater for their needs.
To honour our guests, Council will be flying the flag of the
People's Republic of China for the next two days.