Chatter Newsletter

Chatter is a free monthly newsletter produced by the Community Team.

Chatter is written for the community and not-for-profit sector in the Waimakariri District. Its purpose is to support information sharing across the district and with other partners in government agencies. Chatter Newsletter is aimed at promoting events, opportunities and initiatives that will engage, connect, inform and empower local residents.

Chatter is available either electronically or in hard copy. Email if you would like to be on our email list to let you know when the latest Chatter is on the website.

Advertisers in Chatter must be:

  • not for profit
  • not exclusive in nature
  • non-political
  • transparent
  • inclusive of all people, regardless of race, gender, religious or political persuasion

While we make every attempt to include your advertisement, sometimes, space will limit our ability to do so. Prioritisation will be given to:

  • local initiatives/services/events
  • initiatives/services/events occurring during the month of publication
  • initiatives/services/events that reach broadest community reach and/or benefit

The editor reserves the right to decline content, where it contravenes any of the above or is not in line with Waimakariri District Council media guidelines.

Submitting content for Chatter:

The closing date for submitting content is the 20th of each month. Please note that Chatter is not published in January.

Listed below are a few guidelines for contributions:

  • Ensure your files are no larger than 500 kB
  • Please have your documents and images in print-ready formats, for example PDF or JPG
  • Save your documents and images in portrait, rather than landscape, and A4 size or smaller
  • If you are sending a Word document that is all laid out as you would like it to appear, please use a size 12 font, as anything smaller gets hard to read once the printed magazine is reduced to A5 size
  • Please submit your contribution to the Community Team, email

Latest issues of Chatter

  • Chatter October 2021
  • Chatter September 2021
  • Chatter August 2021
  • Chatter July 2021
  • Chatter June 2021
  • Chatter May 2021
  • Chatter April 2021
  • Chatter March 2021
  • Chatter February 2021
  • Chatter December 2020
  • Chatter November 2020
  • Chatter October 2020
  • Chatter September 2020
  • Chatter August 2020
  • Chatter July 2020
  • Chatter June 2020
  • Chatter May 2020
  • Chatter April 2020
  • Chatter March 2020
  • Chatter February 2020