COVID-19 We are currently in Alert Level 1. Find out what this means for Council services... Read more
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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.
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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.
Effective from Tuesday 22 September, we are under Covid-19 Alert Level 1.
We continue to monitor the situation, nationwide updates are available on the government’s official site Unite against Covid 19.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES:
Our services and facilities are returning to normal operating hours and procedures at Alert Level 1. Find our more about specific services below.
You are welcome to conduct business with us online or over the phone.
How can you get in touch:
Status: Aquatic centres are back to normal operation - view opening hours and fees.
Visit our Dudley Park Aquatic Centre page for more info or stay up to date via Facebook .
Status: Aquatic centres are back to normal operation- view opening hours and fees.
Visit our Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre page for more info or stay up to date via Facebook .
Business as usual with the required health and safety measures in place
Please feel free to get in touch with the Building Unit on 03 311 8906 or via email email@example.com.
At alert level 1 we're nearly back to normal at Libraries.
When visiting Waimakariri Libraries we encourage you to please continue using the COVID tracing tracking app before entering, or complete the sign in sheet at the library entrances.
Our normal opening hours apply including late nights and weekends.
Preschool, toddler and baby story times will resume at the beginning on Term 4, as will our adult games and movie mornings.
School visits can also resume from Term 4.
Visit our website for more information or stay up to date via our Facebook page.
Please do not visit Waimakariri Libraries if you are unwell. Phone 03 311 8901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a book bag or to talk with our team who can connect you with our ebooks, talking books or other online library resources.
More info: ENC is the local business support agency. They can help connect you to the right information for your business needs. Contact the ENC Business Support team at: email@example.com. For a list of useful and regularly updated links specific to businesses dealing with COVID-19 visit the ENC COVID-19 page.
More info: Level 1 sees the return to physical meetings which the public may attend. Meetings will be live-streamed until 24 September.
Take a look at our meetings schedule below for more information.
Click to view our Meetings Schedule.
These are now all open and you can make bookings online
To make sure we keep everyone using our facilities safe we have some new pandemic protocols to be followed.
Status: These are now all open and you can make bookings online.
More info: To make sure we keep everyone using our facilities safe we have some new pandemic protocols to be followed.
Our Duty Planner will be available by phone, email and for front counter enquiries until 4.30pm.
The Duty Planner will continue to vet requests for pre-application meetings and deal with as many as possible via phone and email. You can request this directly with the Duty Planner or through the form on our website
We are available any time during business hours on phone 0800 965 468 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can use snap send solve for any compliance issues
Using a Metrocard is the best way to pay at all alert levels. We strongly encourage our passengers to reduce their use of cash, even at alert level one.
Taking steps to reduce your cash use now means that, if we end up facing a situation of being in a higher alert level again and can’t accept cash onboard, you are already prepared and ready to be entirely contactless.
Additionally, the more people using Metrocards, the better we can support the government’s contact tracing efforts if required – something of high importance at all alert levels.
Login to your account to check your details are up to date.
Metro’s website will be kept up to date with the latest information including any service cancellations.
Waimakariri ratepayers facing financial hardship because of COVID19 have a range of options available to provide relief from rates - including deferral.
Relief arrangements available for rates
Measures available are:
Read more about relief measures for rates.
Still got some questions? Take a look at our Q and A's on rates in response to Covid19.
Online Application for Rates Payment Assistance
Contact us on email@example.com or 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV) if you would like to talk or discuss a payment plan – we want to help.
Status: Kerbside collections are running normally. Make sure your bin is out for collection by 7am on your collection day.
We can only accept rigid plastic types 1, 2 and 5 (no lids). These include items like soft drink and milk bottles, ice cream containers, detergent bottles and large yoghurt containers. We can't accept any plastic that has contained toxic chemicals or engine oil, even if it is a 1, 2 or 5. All plastic needs to be rinsed clean.
The plastic type is usually found in a triangle on the bottom of the container. Plastic types 3, 4, 6 and 7 as well as any soft plastic or non-rigid plastic that can be scrunched into a ball needs to go in the rubbish. If you're in doubt, it's best that you throw it out.
More info: When putting your bins out, please make sure you:
Status: Available. Please contact our Customer Service Team on 0800 965 468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: Open at its usual hours for:
Recycling that can be accepted includes:
Household hazardous wastes that can be accepted:
Status: Open as usual.
Status: Open on it's normal days and times and is operating at full capacity for:
Status: Open for account holders and registered users, as usual.
All our Service Centres are open. However, if you wish to speak to a staff member who is not one of the Customer Services team please phone first to make sure that person is in the office.
Rates rebate interviews are being carried out at all the Service Centres again, but if you are not comfortable coming in to see us in person, we can still do interviews over the phone. Please phone to discuss, or to make an appointment.
For all health information including advice, what to do if you are sick, financial support and ways to support each other visit the government’s official site Unite against Covid 19.
If you are unwell, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your local GP.