Community Information & Resources
The Council's Community Team is involved in the production of a number of useful publications, including the monthly Chatter newsletter and the volunteer directory.
- Volunteer Directory (pdf, 817.1 KB)
- Waimakariri Sports, Hobbies and Recreation Directory pdf, 1.5 MB
- Parenting Support and Information brochure (pdf, 746.6 KB)
- Activities for children under five (pdf, 429.2 KB)
- Staying Socially Connected - Summer Edition
- Visit Waimakriri
- Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga
- Te Pua Waitanga
- Community.net.nz - acts as an online hub of resources designed to strengthen community organisation
Transport services to medical appointments
There are options for transport to health related appointments in Christchurch for anyone who is unable to drive to a medical appointment. Read the transport pamphlet for more information (pdf, 316.4 KB).
New to the Waimakariri?
As part of the intentional approach to welcoming new residents to the district, we have supported the production of Welcome Bags, a Social Services Waimakairi initiative. These are decorated by local school children and Idea Services clients, then distributed via real estate agents, preschools, community associations and at libraries and service centres. Anyone with an interest in supporting the Bags can contact Beccie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you're new to a region it can take some time to work out where things are, and how things work. The New to Waimakariri booklet is available to help you find the basics in the region, and to get you familiar with some of the day-to-day places you may need.
Community events trailer
The Community Team will take bookings for the trailer hire - please contact our Customer Services Team on 03 311 8900. Download the trailer inventory list and hire sheet (pdf, 1.2 MB).
Community safety resources
We distribute water safety information packs to campsites over the summer period.
Our liquid paracetamol fridge magnets are distributed through local pharmacies. We have developed a range of safety information resource packs. These are developed to suit particular target audiences.
For information about any of our community safety resources contact our Community Team on 0800 965 468.