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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.
New Tsunami Information - December 2019
A new report by Environment Canterbury contains updated tsunami modelling that has implications for the Waimakariri District.
It shows that in worst-case scenarios, flooding from a tsunami may travel further inland than previously thought.
We won't know the full risks to the District or how our tsunami evacuation zones may be affected until modelling for the entire Pegasus Bay is completed in late 2020 - however some of the information provided below is likely to change.
Read more about the modelling on this page or on the ECan website.
The 7.8m Kaikoura earthquake, and aftershocks highlighted New Zealand’s risk from earthquakes and tsunami.
Councils play an important role, as leaders in your community, helping to mobilise people in all regions of New Zealand to take the right action.
These are the key things to remember:
Make a plan today. Know where to go, and find out who can help you and who might need your help.
Council emergency management staff have further information about tsunami response plans for the district.
Warning time for a distant source tsunami could be as much as 12 hours, regional source could be as much as three hours. There will be no warning time for a near source tsunami. For further information on the Council's public warning system for tsunami, please see Tsunami warning arrangements - public information (pdf, 19.1 KB) .