Pay it online, report an issue or request a service, submit on it, or ask us.
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.
Things are returning to normal as
Waimakariri moves on from last weekend’s wet weather event.
The District’s Emergency
Operations Centre, which was activated on Friday afternoon, closed
mid-afternoon the following day, as did the emergency centres that were opened
in the Kaiapoi Rugby Club and at the Rangiora Showgrounds.
Thanks to everyone who provided
assistance during this time.
A small number of residents were
accommodated in motels on Friday night, primarily due to disrupted services due
to the weather.
By this morning, most of the
District’s storm water and wastewater systems had returned to normal, although
there are some areas with ponded water that may take a few days to drain
There are also a couple of areas
in Kaiapoi where the wastewater sewer system is still to return to normal.
Council is working through the
service requests we have received with regards to wastewater so, if you have
put in a request and not heard from us already on that front, expect to receive
a phone call in the next few days.
If anyone has a concern they have
not yet flagged, please give us a ring on our service line – 0800 965 468.
On the roads, flood waters have
receded, although they have left their mark behind , which our teams are out
The primary issue is the numerous
potholes that have been created, which our roading contractors, SICON, will be
attending to as soon as they can.
SICON have had crews out and about
since Saturday administering temporary repairs, although the extent of the
damage across the District has inevitably meant that not all potholes were able
to be attended to immediately.
On the greenspace front a number of
parks, especially in the east of the district, are very wet and it will take a
reasonably long period of time for some grass areas to dry out.
Some playgrounds have surface
water ponds on top of the safety surfacing. While this is common after large rain
events, parents are advised to ensure that their children take care while
As most of the playgrounds have
sumps underneath, the water should drain away over the next few days.
All of our community facilities
are open and fully operational, but our sports fields after still very wet, and
may not get the chance to dry out this week as more rain is forecast for
Thursday – albeit on a much lesser scale than the downpour we’ve recently
For opening and closing details
for sports fields, please refer to your club.
Name: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 03 311 8902