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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.
Driving a vehicle is a complicated task which can be
affected by many different things, such as age, physical condition and
As we get older our ability to judge distance and speed,
hear and see clearly and react quickly can be affected.
While we may have years of driving experience behind us, the
roads have become busier and sometimes vehicles travel faster than what we are
Road Safety Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says keeping up to
date with road rules and skills on the road is important for all ages, and
promoting opportunities to keep skills up to date is part of the Council’s
current Road Safety Action Plan to keep all road users safe.
‘In conjunction with Age Concern we’re providing driving
courses targeted at mature drivers’ Kathy says.
‘The course runs from 9.30am to 2.30pm and covers a number of topics including new road rules, identifying
hazards, planning routes and much more.
Here’s what some former course attendees had to say:
We would encourage anyone in the community who wishes to
increase confidence in their driving, learn new skills, or refresh old skills,
to contact Age Concern and book into one of the courses that are coming up.’
The courses are being held:
9.30am – 2.45pm
Contact Age Concern on 03 366 0903 to book.
In the years 2011 –
2016 there were a total of 140 injury crashes in the Waimakariri District
involving drivers who were aged 60 plus.
These crashes resulted
in 8 deaths, 41 serious injuries and 155 minor injuries.
One of the most common
crash factors was ‘poor observation’ followed by ‘failing to give way/stop’.
Name: Kathy Graham
Phone: 0800 965 468