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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.
Prepare for any potential disasters which may occur in the District.
Disasters can strike at any time, sometimes without warning. Because of the geographical nature of the Waimakariri District, communities may become isolated as a result of potential risks and hazards. Communities, businesses and households need to have a plan to assist them to respond and remain self-reliant for least 72 hours without any outside assistance. For more information on being prepared when a disaster strikes, please visit the Get Ready website. Schools and Early Childhood Education Centres can also read the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management guidelines for emergency preparedness.
In an emergency listen to the radio for civil defence advice. Tune in to Compass FM, National Radio, Newstalk ZB, Classic Hits, More FM or Radio Live.
In most emergencies you should be able to stay at home or at your workplace. In this situation, you may have to rely on your emergency survival kit. This kit should include:
Food and water for at least three days:
Supplies for babies and small children:
Place your emergency kit somewhere that is easy to get to in an emergency and make sure everyone in your house knows where it is kept. If you keep some of your emergency kit items in the house for everyday use, make sure you know where to find them quickly when an emergency occurs.
In some emergencies, such as a flood or volcanic eruption, you will need to evacuate and take your getaway kit with you. Everyone in the house should have a getaway kit. This kit should include: