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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 plays an important role in helping to manage the growth and minimise the harm of gambling in the community, while enabling people to use gaming machines and TABs if they wish to do so.
The Council has developed a Gambling Venue Policy after carrying out extensive public consultation, which outlines rules and regulations on gambling in the district.
The policy explains whether new venues may be established in the district, and if so, where they may be located. For Class 4 venues, the policy specifies the number of gaming machines that may be operated at a venue.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) still has overall responsibility for licensing gambling venues. Council consent must be obtained before an application can be made to the DIA for a venue licence. We are responsible for considering applications and issuing consents for gambling venues that comply with our policy.
Our policy objectives are to:
There is a district-wide cap of one gambling machine per 120 people aged 18 years old or older to be used as a guideline to limit any increase in machine numbers.
The Gambling Act 2003 requires all councils to adopt a policy for Class 4 (gaming machine) venues and New Zealand Racing Board venues (TABs).