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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 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.
Find out how you go about becoming a New Zealand citizen if you have moved here from overseas.
The Department of Internal Affairs handles all the aspects and paperwork for each person or family group that wants to gain New Zealand citizenship. The Department of Internal Affairs lists the requirements for gaining New Zealand citizenship, and has information about applying, including application forms. Anybody with queries about the process can contact the Citizenship Contact Centre on freephone 0800 22 51 51.
People who are eligible for citizenship are required to attend a public ceremony, where they will take the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen, and receive their citizenship certificate.
The Waimakariri District Council hosts the official citizenship ceremony, where new citizens are 'sworn in'.
Citizenship ceremonies are held approximately every two months in the Council Chambers at the Rangiora Service Centre.
The Department of Internal Affairs lets the Council know the names of those taking part in each ceremony. The Council will then send out invitations to the candidates to attend a citizenship ceremony, and they are also invited to bring along family and friends to mark the occasion. A copy of the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance will be sent with the invitation.
At the ceremony each candidate aged 16 years or over will read their Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to His Worship the Mayor, and will then receive their citizenship certificate. Children under 16 don't need to read an Oath or Affirmation - they are just presented with their certificate. There is no official photographer present, but candidates and their guests are welcome to take photographs at any stage during the ceremony.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the New Zealand national anthem will be sung, followed by afternoon tea. Each family group gaining citizenship will be given a native tree, and a 'welcome pack' of information about the Waimakariri District. Passport application forms and election enrolment forms are also available at the ceremony.