There are plenty of free parking opportunities within the Waimakariri District.

Parking in Rangiora

 The are various Council owned public parking locations available in Rangiora's Town Centre.  There is unrestricted on-street parking available close to the town centre and the Town Hall.

When attending a show or movie at Town Hall Cinemas, please do not park in the private businesses car parks. 


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Parking in Kaiapoi

There are two off-street public car parks in the Kaiapoi Town Centre. The Hansen's Mall car park on the corner of Williams Street and Charles Street is temporary, and has been made available until the site is redeveloped by its owners. The second car park is behind Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. Access is off Raven Quay or Hilton Street. A time limit of 120 minutes applies in both of these car parks.

It is important to know where and how long you can park in a specific area, otherwise you may be in breach of the law and be issued a parking ticket by the Council.

Parking enforcement

Council’s parking enforcement staff monitor all parking in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, focusing on the Central Business District. Infringement notices may be given for:

  • Parking in excess of a time limit or in contravention of a bylaw
  • Parking in prohibited areas – broken yellow lines, loading zones etc.
  • Inconsiderate parking or any other parking offences designated by statute
  • Failing to display a current licence label
  • Failing to display current evidence of vehicle inspection.

The fine for exceeding the time limit currently varies between $12 and $57 depending on the length of time. Other infringement fines vary according to the offence.

Making a complaint

If you have a complaint about someone who has parked inconsiderately or illegally, please contact us by phoning 03 311 8900. When you call, we will need to take as much information as possible to ensure we address the problem with the right person or vehicle.