There are many wonderful Council-owned facilities in the Waimakariri District. 

Swimming pools

We have two year-round, indoor swimming pools in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, and an outdoor pool in Oxford, open during the summer season.


There are three libraries in our district - located in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford.


There is an airfield just out of the Rangiora township, with three grass strips. There are approximately 65 hangars at the airfield - these are privately owned and built on land leased from the Council.

Performance venue

The Rangiora Town Hall is an excellent performance venue, with an auditorium with a total of 361 fixed seats. There is an additional 150-seat smaller theatre stage alongside, which is suitable for dance performance.

Halls and meeting venues

There are town halls in Rangiora and Oxford, as well as many halls and meeting venues throughout the district which are available for booking. 

Holiday parks

There are quite a few holiday parks in the Waimakariri District. Four of these are owned by the Council and are leased and run as private businesses.

Sports grounds, parks and playgrounds

The Council has a variety of parks in the district for sport, recreation and leisure. There are five skate parks located in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford, Waikuku Beach and Woodend. Our reserves can be booked for community events or social occasions.


The Waimakariri District Council operates six cemeteries in this district.