Pay it online, report an issue or request a service, submit on it, or ask us.
The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 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.
Waimakariri District Council’s social recovery framework and lessons learnt from the Greater Christchurch Earthquakes.
The Waimakariri District approach to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has been well documented. It is widely seen as an exemplary model of effective post-disaster recovery, particularly in the area of social recovery. It should be noted that this was a recovery from a very large disaster and we know many recovery operations in Aotearoa / New Zealand will be on a smaller scale. Nevertheless, we believe this framework is scaleable and valuable as a guide for all local social recovery efforts.
Each section contains specific information and is designed to stand alone from other sections. Use the sections that best suit your post disaster needs and amend them to best fit your community.
Throughout this document you will find:
Our best wishes to your recovery team - Kia Kaha!
Acknowledgements and Introduction
Section One - Waimakariri Story and Context
Section Two - What is Social Recovery?
Section Three - Local Government's Role in Recovery
Section Four - Local Government's Role in Social Recovery
Section Five - Community Focused Recovery
Section Six - Social Recovery Readiness: Preparation for the Disaster
Section Seven - Communication and Community Engagement
Section Eight - Needs Assessment
Section Nine - Recovery Assistance Centre
Section Ten - Psychosocial Support
Section Eleven - Financial Support
Section Twelve - Household Goods and Services
Section Thirteen - Practical Assistance - Volunteer Coordination
Section Fourteen - Establishing a Hub
Section Fifteen - Temporary Accommodation
Section Sixteen - Community Development
And Always Remember
Glossary and Appendices
Social Recovery 101