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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.
It is the responsibility of animal owners to make sure their animals do not create a nuisance to their neighbours.
It's usually allowed to keep farm animals on town sections - provided the animals are well cared for and are not causing a nuisance to neighbours. Nuisance would be controlled by the Council using the Health Act 1956.
The sort of nuisance that raises concern includes:
The Council discourages people from keeping roosters in the urban area. Roosters’ crowing is frequently a cause of complaints, particularly during early morning hours.
If you have a problem with bees or wasps on your property, you will need to arrange for their removal. The Council doesn't deal with bees or wasps on private land.
If they are nesting on public property we will remove them. We can only do this once a nest has been formed - we can't do anything while bees are swarming.
Bees are being collected by the North Canterbury Bee Club for new bee hives. Members of the club carry swarm collection kits in their vehicles. If you have bees you would like the club to collect contact the North Canterbury Bee Club.
The Council can offer you advice on how to control rats and mice, but it is the property owner's responsibility to get rid of them, or bring in a pest control company to do the job.
'Mossies' like to turn up uninvited, and can take the fun out of an evening barbecue. Mosquitoes breed in still or slow-moving water - take steps to eliminate the chances of mosquitoes taking up residence in your backyard.
If you have mosquitoes on your property, when outside and especially in the early evening, wear protective clothing such as long pants and long sleeves, and use mosquito repellent.