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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.
Panui on some cultural aspects with regard
to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tūāhuriri and the Council and their relationship Tēnā koutou katoa
The Council has a signed Memorandum
of Understanding with Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga.It was signed in 2003 and sets
out the relationship, understanding and respective responsibilities between the
Council and Ngāi Tūāhuriri.
month Council senior management and staff meet with members of the Rūnanga
Executive to discuss matters of mutual interest. If you have matters which you
feel should be discussed at these meetings, in other words projects which may
impact on the Rūnanga, you should bring these to the attention of your Manager,
so that they may be placed on the agenda. You will then be invited to present
your project for discussion at one of these meetings.
is also an annual Hui (Hui a Tau) at which matters discussed and agreed on at
this meeting, form part of the Rūnanga submission to the Council’s Annual Plan.
At the start of each of these Hui,
held alternate years at the Council or Tuahiwi, a formal welcome is given to
the visitors (Council if at Tuahiwi and Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga, if at
Rangiora). For further explanation on protocol please refer to page 18.
The Council has its own waiata of
welcome which was written by the late Ruahine Crofts and this is usually sung
to support the Mayor.
The Council also has a Kaumātua or
elder from Tuahiwi who is appointed to help and advise the Council on matters
to do with the local iwi.
Mayor, Councillors, Management and staff, attended the tangi of the late John
Crofts and at which the Waiata Group sang in support of the Council speakers.
have also been other occasions when the Council and the Rūnanga have come
together, one being the opening of the Ashley River Bridge, at Cones Road, when
the bridge was blessed before the start of the official opening. Another
occasion was the opening Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre.
Council’s two Waiata Groups (Rangiora and Kaiapoi) consist (2016) of Council
staff with some Councillors and Community Board members. They have performed on
many occasions at various events. Councillors, Community Board members and
staff are welcome to join this group. Currently the Rangiora Group perform two
waiata or songs at each Citizenship Ceremony held every two months. One of
these waiata is the National Anthem sung in both Māori and English.