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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.
Kaiapoi’s newly made wetlands, also known as the Beswick Stormwater Management area, are taking shape.
The edges and mounds of the 180 by 65 metre-wide pond have been planted out with typical Canterbury lowland swamp plants such; as Raupo (Typha orientalis), Pukio (Carex secta) and NZ flax (Phormium tenax).
These plants will serve as sediment control by trapping sediment from runoff and flooding to protect the water quality before it eventually flows to the Kaiapoi River.
The wider area will act as a sponge, soaking up excess water. Following significant rainfalls it will help reduce flooding, erosion and will help slow the floodwaters down without inundating the Kaiapoi River.
Wetlands are home to a wide variety of native flora and fauna, creating complex ecosystems. They are also host visitors such as migratory birds.
They have always had great spiritual significance for Tangata Whenua and all are looking forward to these wetlands gaining the same reverence.