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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.
have been shaken, but we were not stirred. While the
earthquake of 2010 broke plenty of things, the spirit of the Waimakariri
community was not amongst them. This was
perhaps most obviously illustrated by the re-generation of the Kaiapoi and
Rangiora town centres.
emerged from the wreckage significantly enhanced, with modern buildings, stylish
shop fronts and a retail industry that is pushing ahead.
Far from quitting
the district, flagship retailers such as Farmers stayed, expanding their
businesses such as Blackwells reinforced their commitment, while the arrival of
national operations such as Stirling Sports on the local retail scene was a
massive vote of confidence in the community and in the redevelopment of the two
It’s easy to take for granted now but the busy
main streets we see on a daily basis were not guaranteed.
Post-earthquake, Kaiapoi town centre was
knacked, with 40% of its floor space destroyed while soldiers patrolled a
cordoned off area.
Up the road, Rangiora’s town centre largely
survived the initial onslaught, but a combination of aftershocks and an upwards
revision of seismic building standards, led to a large number of closures.
And their loss reduced foot traffic for the
The commercial town centres we enjoy now are a celebration
of the programme of recovery and regeneration.
They are also a manifestation of our council values
- “To make Waimakariri a great
place to be in partnership with our communities“
But while the process was led by council with the
strong support of business and property owners, it succeeded because of the
engagement of you, the community.
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