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.
The next Local Body Election across the Waimakariri District will be held Saturday 12 October 2019.
Nominations for all candidate positions will:
Voting papers released from 20 September 2019
Voting closes Noon, Saturday 12 October 2019
Further candidate information will be posted on this site during 2019.
A candidate information session for perspective candidates will occur in early July with more date information to come.
Any public 'meet the candidate' sessions are not run by the Council. These may occur through interested organisations or clubs through September.
You can enrol if:
You do not need to enrol if you are already on the electoral roll for parliamentary elections. However, you will need to update your address on the roll if you have changed your address since the last elections.
To enrol, obtain an enrolment form or update details either by:
Enrolments for ratepayer electors can be made by or on behalf of:
The purpose of a pre-election report (pdf, 552.8 KB) is to provide information to promote public discussion about the issues facing the Waimakariri District Council. The pre-election report brings together information previously published in Council's Ten Year Plans, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and associated summaries.
The electoral system used is First Past the Post (FPP).
Elections are also held at this time for the Canterbury District Health Board and Environment Canterbury.
Due to the passing of Councillor Peter Allen, a vacancy has resulted for Councillor of Rangiora-Ashley Ward.
Updated 12 December 2017
BARNETT, Kirstyn Independent - 1,343MCMILLAN, Catherine - 1,201EDGE, Grant - 994SHEPHERD WRIGHT, Bev - 905STEWART, Linda Independent - 726INFORMAL - 1BLANK VOTING PAPERS - 13
The voter return is currently 29.08%, being 5,181 votes, excluding special votes.There are 14 special votes to be processed.
View/Download the 2017 By-Election Candidate Profile (pdf, 465.1 KB)
Further Notice of Election for the 2017 Rangiora-Ashley Ward By-Election (pdf, 32.1 KB)
Public Notice (pdf, 272.9 KB)
This by-election is for the extraordinary vacancy for one Wooden-Sefton Community Board member. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the resignation of Karen Eastwood.
The declaration of result for the Waimakariri District Council elections held on Saturday 8 October 2016 -
Declaration of results (pdf, 72.3 KB)
Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses 2016 pdf, 7.1 MB
Read what candidates standing for elected positions on the Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and Canterbury District Health Board have written about themselves and their policies.
Three candidates for three positions on the Ohoka-Swannanoa Subdivision, therefore automatically elected to the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board
Daily returns per ward
The candidate information session was held on 19 July 2016 -
view the presentation (pdf, 945.6 KB)
Voting in the Woodend-Ashley Community Board by-election opened on Monday 7 April and closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 April 2014.
Remuneration for members of the Waimakariri District Council has been set in line with the determinations and remuneration structures by the Remuneration Authority. The remuneration rates are as follows:
The Remuneration Authority sets elected members’ salaries. Members can claim a travel allowance for attendance at official meetings. Salaries, travel allowances and expense reimbursements are paid fortnightly. All salaries are taxable.
If you want to stand as a candidate for election to the Council or one of the community boards, you must be enrolled as a parliamentary elector in New Zealand and be a New Zealand citizen.
Any questions can be directed to:
Sarah Nichols Governance Manager and Deputy Electoral Officer Waimakariri District Council Phone: 0800 965 468 or 021 679 063 Email: email@example.com
Waimakariri District Council Electoral Officer Anthony Morton electionz.com Ltd P O Box 3138 Christchurch 8140 Phone: 0800 666 941 Fax: 03 377 1474 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org