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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.
Locals facing tough times are encouraged to make use of the community support that is ready to rallyaround them.
If you’re unsure of who to contact for support you can touch base with Waimakariri District Council on 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) for a steer in the right direction.You can also download an A5 PDF brochure for printing which summarises the below. Either click on this sentence or the image below.
Rural Support Trust
Farmers feeling anxious or those who need wellbeing support are encouraged to call Rural Support Trust.0800 787 254www.rural-support.org.nz
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
Feed and grazing – If feed is a growing concern, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has support available for farmers needing help to source feed for livestock. The Feed Coordination Service connects farmers with surplus feed – such as silage, hay, or grazing – to farmers and stock who need it. Call 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646) to access feed support and follow the voice prompts.
Farm animal welfare – for advice and assistance, contact MPI on 0800 00 83 33.
Animal Evac NZ
Animal Evac NZ is the country's only dedicated animal disaster management charity. Trained volunteer animal disaster responders help during emergencies to ensure animals aren't left behind during evacuations.Join, donate, or find out more at www.animalevac.mz
Work and Income
If you have been affected by an emergency, Work and Income can help with a Civil Defence Payment for some costs. You don't need to be on a benefit to get this.Find out more about Civil Defence payments and how to apply on their website:0800 559 009 www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/civil-defence-payment
Mortgages People should get in touch with their bank in the first instance.
Ministry of Social DevelopmentWage subsidies, benefits andpensions, emergency housing0800 559 009
Tenants Protection Association03 379 2297
Enterprise North Canterbury03 327 email@example.com/covid-19
Ministry of Social Development0800 559 009Wage subsidies, leave support payments, redundancy and recruitment services.
The Salvation Army| Rangiora Corps 03 313 2370
Community WellbeingNorth Canterbury Trust03 310 6375www.wellbeingnc.org.nzHope Community TrustCounselling Services03 928 3066Presbyterian Support0800 477 874https://psuppersouth.org.nz/
St John of God Waipuna03 386 2159www.sjog.org.nz/contact-us/st-john-of-god-waipuna
Age Concern03 366 0903 or 0800 803 firstname.lastname@example.org/
National Counselling LineTxt 1737Family and Community Services – search enginehttps://family.services.govt.nz/#/
Oxford Community Trust03 312 3006https://oxfordtrust.co.nz/
Social Services WaimakaririNicki Carter 022 3177 email@example.com
Ministry of Health0800 358 5453www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus
Healthline0800 611 116COVID-19 Website0800 779 997www.covid19.govt.nz
Waitaha Health0800 800 743https://waitaha.health.nz/
Pegasus Health03 379 1739https://www.pegasus.health.nz/
Mental Health Foundationwww.mentalhealth.org.nz/Alright?www.allright.org.nz/
Community Law Canterbury03 366 6870Citizens Advice BureauNorth Canterbury03 313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Budgeting Services North Canterbury03 313 email@example.com
NZ PoliceNon-urgent issues via 105In an emergency call 111www.police.govt.nz
Tuahiwi Marae03 313 5543https://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/te-runanga-o-ngai-tahu/papatipu-runanga/ngai-tuahuriri/
Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu0800 187 689He Waka Tapu0800 439 252Purapura Whetu -0800 4 WHETU (0800 4 94388)
ETU Pacifica03 365 firstname.lastname@example.orgMinistry for Pacific Peopleswww.mpp.govt.nz
Migrants and Newcomers Groupethniccommunities.govt.nzDenise Wiggins021 241 8793
Oranga Tamariki0508 326 459Contact@ot.govt.nz
Free Parent Helpline0800 568 856
Talking with Children about COVID-19Save the Children Support and Informationwww.savethechildren.org.nz
Ministry of Educationwww.education.govt.nz
Plunket Line0800 933 922