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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.
defined by the Ministry of Civil Defence Emergency Management as the
coordinated efforts and processes used to bring about the immediate,
medium-term, and long-term holistic regeneration of a community following an emergency.
definition and the term recovery
might suggest it is something that happens after the emergency, in its best
form it will normally start during the emergency and as early as possible. It
will involve a team charged with the responsibility for managing the recovery
aspects of the emergency and this team will be a different team to the one that
is managing the emergency response. There
is no clearly defined timeline for how long recovery takes but New Zealand
experience tends to show for major emergencies akin to the Canterbury Earthquakes, that recovery can take close to 10 years.
During this time the heat of the emergency has well passed and a lot of normal
(business-as-usual) community development may be occurring that is also attending
some of the needs of the long-term recovery. The fine line between what is recovery and what is business as usual often becomes
difficult to distinguish.
District Council has a Recovery
Management Team which is a combination of some senior council staff and
representatives from a number of key stakeholder agencies. During the recovery
effort this team will illicit the support of a huge range of representatives
from other government departments, community organisations, the council itself
and members of the community who are deemed relevant and important to recovery
from the respective emergency. This team becomes the Recovery Team and it is spear-headed by the Recovery Management Team.
The Council has a Recovery Plan
but this is now under review and the new version is expected to be published by
the end of 2018.
Recovery is based on a functional concept that breaks matters down into four
The Recovery Team divides all of the
assessed recovery matters across the four pillars (some matters can belong to
multiple pillars) and the Recovery Team is
divided into four sub-committees one for each of the four pillars of recovery.
These sub-committees will work through their assigned issues in concert with
the affected community through comprehensive public engagement gatherings and
they will report back to the Recovery
Management Team for prioritizing of issues, resources, funding and where
appropriate decisions. We use a process of electing members of the community to
be the ‘peoples’ spokespersons
represented on the Recovery Team to
ensure there is a significant community input to the recovery.
as November 2016 new legislation was created that now enables a declaration of transition to recovery which
is a statutory mechanism to provide special powers to support the recovery
effort. It is a mechanism that can be used but may not always be needed.