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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.
New Zealand, along with other nations, is currently in
the fourth year of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Later in the year, there will be commemorations to mark the centenaries of two
massive battles for our troops on the Western Front – at Messines and Passchendaele
– as well as the Palestine campaign.
Anzac Day is a time to reflect also on New Zealand’s
engagement in all conflicts – including the Second World War, the Korean War,
and the Vietnam War – and many peacekeeping missions around the world.
A legacy of our participation is the strength of bonds
we have forged with other nations – both friend and foe.
It was at Gallipoli that a new respect developed
between Australian and New Zealand troops. Australian historian Charles Bean, referring
to the first few days of the campaign, observed: “Three days of genuine trial had established a friendship which
centuries will not destroy.”
It was fitting that the Australian Memorial was the
first to be installed at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. It
was recently joined by a Turkish Memorial, and monuments honouring our wartime connections
with France, Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States of
America are scheduled for completion during this centenary period.
A hundred years after the momentous events of 1917,
New Zealand society is much more diverse – over a quarter of New Zealand’s
population today was born overseas. Our challenge is to ensure that the
significance of this important national day is shared by all New Zealanders.
I am mindful that while we are fortunate to live in a
time of relative peace, many people who have recently made New Zealand their
new home have had first-hand experience of war and conflict.
My hope is that Anzac Day can be a time for all New
Zealanders to come together, regardless of their age or background, to reflect
on the impact of conflict on our communities and to affirm the civic traditions
which we hold dear, along with our fervent hope for peace between nations.
Anzac Day will remain our special day to honour those
who served their country. It is a time to honour the veterans among us in our
communities, and the courageous men and women who serve in our Defence Force today.
New Zealand servicemen and women who are no longer
with us would be proud to know their descendants come together to honour their
Today we remember their commitment and sacrifice, and
acknowledge the strong bonds forged between us in this act of solemn
The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSOGovernor-General of New Zealand