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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.
will soon be home to a dedicated dog park, with the development of Gladstone
Dog Park expected to be complete in the next couple of weeks.
People are being given the chance to get up close and personal with Canterbury's newest stretch of motorway during an open day on Sunday 29 October. The NZ Transport Agency...
We’re in the midst of magpie nesting season and it lasts for approximately seven weeks. During this time, these pesky birds are feeling a little over-protective and can dive bomb...
It is a field of five for the council by-election in the Rangiora-Ashley ward after nominations closed yesterday. The nominees are vying for the position around the council table made...
You still have time to put yourself forward to run in the upcoming by-election. Waimakariri District Council has a vacancy leading to a by-election in the Rangiora-Ashley ward. If you...
Today Kaiapoi Returned Services Association led the town in the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the battle at Passchendaele. The Kaiapoi RSA were supported by churches, schools, local scout...
Acting Mayor Neville Atkinson has welcomed today’s release
of the Local Government New Zealand Excellence report, which saw Waimakariri District
Council given an AA rating.
The clock is ticking for those of you out there who are considering putting your name forward to run in the by-election for the vacant council position representing the Rangiora-Ashley...
Waimakariri District Council is supporting national Get Ready Week. Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (13 October). It starts on...
Council is pleased to confirm at its October 2017 meeting,
Daniel Smith Industries Ltd as the preferred contractor for the Kaiapoi River
Wall Upgrade project.
Work to install cable for Rangiora's new feature lighting has been progressing well. The work is being carried out on Sundays in an effort to minimise disruption to businesses and...
Calling on local businesses and organisations to support Community Wellbeing Week, a fundraiser being held by the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust from 16 - 20 October. Families across the...
The WaiYouth Centre Stage event is coming soon to Waimakariri. This iconic event is in its 4th year and WaiYouth are putting the call out for all budding singers, dancers,...
Drivers are failing to check their speed on Kippenberger Avenue since the recent speed limit changes Police say. These changes have been made due to increased pedestrian and traffic movements...
NOTICE TO BOAT OPERATORS AND FISHERS: Coastguard will be conducting training on the Kaiapoi River as part of the Youth in Emergency Services Program on Tuesday, 3 October, between 12:30...
They are our ‘best friends’ but their natural curiosity can mean that our dogs go walkabout sometimes, which is one of the reasons why the Waimakariri District Council’s Animal Control...
question ‘Should they stay or should they go’ was unanimously decided at the
Rangiora-Ashley Community Board meeting last Tuesday night, and the trees are
Do you have an interest in making sure that our District has the health services it needs? Would you be happy to advocate on behalf of our district? If this...
Spring has sprung and to celebrate, the You Me We Us Spring Festival will kick off with a bang on Saturday 23 September. The annual festival has a great line-up...
Waimakariri scheme will be shut down today, with the water flows from the intake expected to resume on Monday. The shutdown is to allow contractors to complete the process of...
Aquatics Centres are celebrating after achieving a Gold Quality Swim School accreditation
for the second year running.
Waimakariri District Council currently has 3 civil defence sirens: one in Waikuku Beach, one in Woodend Beach, and one at Pines Beach. In line with operating and testing procedures, civil...
The Waimakariri District Council welcomes today’s decision
by Environment Canterbury confirming the addition of a third southbound lane on
the Waimakariri bridge.
Last year, you told us in Waimakariri District Council’s 2016 Customer Satisfaction survey that our customer experience was both courteous and efficient. Last night, the Association of Local Government Information...
cold, wet and windy morning, the first sods were turned on two Urban Cycleways
in the Waimakariri District, marking the start of construction of the $2.37million
The Kick Start Motorcycle Riders Event 2017 brings together riders, retailers and anyone who loves bikes. The event is being held on Sunday 1 October 2017 at Canterbury Agricultural Park,...
If you are looking to get outside and enjoy our gorgeous environment this weekend, we have a great community project for you to get behind. Waimakariri’s first food forest will...
centres will soon be lit up with feature lighting following Council’s approval
to install a variety of lighting in both the Rangiora and Kaiapoi Town Centre’s....
UPDATE as off Saturday 9 September 12:00 PM: The tsunami warning for Pegasus Bay has now been cancelled. Thank you for your cooperation in staying clear of our beaches. Enjoy...
Recent public consultation to review the speed limits on several roads within the Kaiapoi (West) area showed good support from the community, and generally submitters were in favour of Council’s...
In 2017 Māori Language Week runs from 11-17 September, the theme is 'Kia ora te reo' – which celebrates New Zealand’s indigenous greeting and the intent of te reo Māori...
The temporary Oxford Library and
Council Service Centre that has operated from the Pearson’s Park Pavilion
closes at midday tomorrow, Saturday, 9th September.
After a popular showing at the Air force Museum at Wigram, ‘The Belgians Have Not Forgotten’ exhibition is now on display at the Rangiora Town Centre (Council Chambers) through September...
This year in Kaiapoi the 4 September anniversary of the Canterbury earthquakes is being symbolised in a way which will connect community in a meaningful way for now and in...
The Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group held a successful Cultural Diversity Event last Sunday in Kaiapoi. Around 120 people attended from a range of countries and across all age groups....
The Waimakariri District has lost one of its most prominent advocates after the passing of the late Peter Allen.
A number of
speed limit changes have been put in place in Rangiora and Mandeville following
recent community feedback on various speed limit reviews.
The Waimakariri District Council recognises members of the community who work away in the background devoting their time and expertise to make Waimakariri a great place to live. Their contributions...
Repairs and maintenance is required at the scheme intake. In order to carry out the repairs the river has to be diverted away from the intake to allow the water...
This is the message motivational speaker and waste educator Kate Meads is putting out through her ‘Waste Free Parenting’ Workshops. The workshops are aimed at local parents to change their...
After a popular guest stint at the Air force Museum at
Wigram, ‘The Belgians Have Not Forgotten’ exhibition is now headed our way!
Over 3,100 of you made a submission in the recent Waste Management and Minimisation consultation where we sought feedback on how many choices should be offered to people for a...
this week The Waimakariri Youth Council held a Candidates Question and Answers
evening in Rangiora Town Hall to raise awareness amongst young people about the upcoming
friend and their owners are in for a treat as construction of a new dog park in
Gladstone Park kicks off.
We all know about the issues that plastic bags create for our environment, particularly for our marine life. How can they not when New Zealanders are churning through 1.6 billion...
Oxford, we have lift off!Your new library and council service centre will open its
doors on Monday 18 September.
The ‘taps’ are now back on as far as the District’s Stock-Water races are concerned, after the intake gates were re-opened. Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd, who manage the stock-water race, made...
There is a recurring theme being observed at the new traffic lights in Southbrook, with South Belt drivers seeming not to realise that they can turn without giving way to...
Due to the high
rainfall and snow melt in the alpine catchment over recent days, a close flood
watch is being kept on the Waimakariri River.
The trains are back and so is Rail Safety Week.With the trains moving back to the district’s tracks after ten months of absence, it’s timely that we highlight Rail Safety...
The Waimakariri stock-water scheme will be shut down today, with the water flows expected to resume on Friday. The shutdown is to allow Council to begin the process of lining...
Just over seven months since work started, and the traffic lights at Southbrook Road and South Belt have now been switched on. While the work seemed to go on forever,...
The Waimakariri Youth Council are hosts to a 2017 Election Waimakariri Candidate Q and A for young voters on 22 August at the Rangiora Town Hall starting at 7pm. All...
Local river levels continue to rise, although the rate is slowing as inland rain eases to light showers and drizzle. The Cust Main Drain has had the most significant rise,...
If you are experiencing flooding this is from heavy rain and overland flood water. Once the rain and flood water has passed the gates will reopen, please allow some time...
While not as severe as July’s ‘Big
Wet’, today’s deluge has made its mark on the District. Here’s the list of road closures
and other updates....
The fords on the Eyre River and at
North Ashley have closed. This is a result of the heavy rain
that has hit the District overnight and this morning....
Today’s downpour has seen the switching on of the South Belt traffic lights delayed. Rangiora’s third set of traffic lights were due to be “commissioned” (roading techno-speak for turned on!),...
With up to 50mm of rain forecast for today, expect a bit of water
build up around the District again Waimakariri.
Get ready Oxford. Your brand spanking new library and council service centre
is not too far away.
They’re on!10.30am on Monday morning, the
switch will be flicked, and Rangiora’s newest set of traffic lights will come
to life at South Belt....
Ever had the feeling that our dogs are ganging up on us? If so, you are not alone! Such is the growth of the population of our four-legged ‘friends’ in...
Stock water for the Waimakariri scheme will be shut down tomorrow morning, with the water flows expected to resume on Friday. The shutdown is to allow us to begin the...
The 2017 YES (Youth in Emergency Services) programme is fast approaching and we are after teenagers, aged between 16 and 19 years old, who want to learn more about the...
Thousands of people have already had their say, have you had yours? Submissions for council’s waste management minimisation plan close on Friday, and the response from the community to date...
Introducing one of Waimakariri’s newest Kiwis: Daniel Carter. And no, he didn’t grow up on the other side of the river in Southbridge, play a bit of rugby, and live...
Accessibility and Northern Pegasus Bay were on the agenda at the latest Council meeting, and you will very shortly get the chance to have your say on both issues.Council green-lighted...
The wait is nearly over.Rangiora’s third set of traffic lights are just over a week away, after confirmation that the South Belt lights will be turned on in the week...
The Waimakariri District Council’s Community Team were delighted at the 10th Annual New Zealand Safe Communities Forum to have received an award, which acknowledged ‘outstanding leadership and support for Safe...
Waimakariri. Here is your chance to get up close and personal with the Passchendaele story by visiting the Air Force Museum at Wigram this month for the ‘Belgians Have Not...
Zone 4 will be closed for maintenance works. Water will be off tomorrow Thursday 3 August until Friday morning 4 August. This will also effect stock water on R8 supply...
The Waimakariri - Migrants and Newcomers Group is launching the “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign at the Rangiora Winter Festival this Saturday. Our team will be wearing yellow and black...
Waste Management NZ support for the local community knows no bounds. Earlier today Gareth James, the South Island Regional Manager of Waste Management NZ presented Aaron Harris, from Waikuku Surf...
crashes involving stock have highlighted the need for farmers and lifestyle
block holders to check and double-check their fences and gates.
Yep it was wet last Friday and Saturday. No kidding, but just how wet makes for impressive reading. Congratulations Oxford. You were the wettest!
Things are returning to normal as
Waimakariri moves on from last weekend’s wet weather event.
The weather has cleared and all roads across the
District are now open, although drivers are advised to use caution, as the
recent rain has left its mark.
Brace yourself Waimakariri, there is more on the way!And no, we're not talking bad weather. Rather events, with the upcoming Rangiora Winter Festival following hard on the heels of the...
Share your weather pics on our GIS app, and we'll pin them on a map so you can "see" conditions around the district...
By now you should have received your 2017-18 dog registration. If you have a dog aged 3 months and over and have not yet received your dog registration, please contact...
Preparations are in place across the district as the next weather front bears down the country leaving significant rainfall in its wake. MetService are predicting 30mm of rain in Christchurch...
Council staff will be on the beat this weekend and next, allowing residents to talk rubbish with Council face to face.
The 12th Annual Kaiapoi Art Expo last weekend was the most successful ever with over 4000 visitors to this popular North Canterbury event. The wide range of art pieces available...
Thanks to the
efforts of over 50 local residents who gave up their Saturday morning, 400
native plants are now setting down roots along the stream in Koura Reserve, Rangiora....
Green fingers or light fingers?Probably both.Council is on the lookout after 57 recently planted mountain flax and umbrella sedge plants were stolen from the banks of the Flaxton Road drain,...
What was once an area of scrubby ex-forestry land adjacent to Gladstone Park in Woodend is currently being re-developed, providing an extension of much needed recreation space for the growing...
But there is so much going on in the Waimakariri this winter – time to wrap up warm and get out and enjoy the diverse range of things to do...
The inclement weather has claimed
a Community Board meeting, with tonight’s scheduled meet of the Rangiora-Ashley
Community Board postponed due to the adverse conditions.
Severe frosts may see black ice forming on many roads in the District over the next few days and drivers are being warned to consider their travel plans if snow...
Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is closed until Sunday July 23 for scheduled work to maintain its water heating and filtration plant. The work, which is required on a three-yearly basis, was...
We’re closing in on mid-term for the consultation on our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan and we want to hear from you.This is about giving you the opportunity to tell...
Waimakariri residents will get their chance to see the America’s Cup up close, and to celebrate the success of Team New Zealand, with the Christchurch ‘Victory’ parade now confirmed for...
Do you work in the Waimakariri but commute from the eastern suburbs of the city? Then there is an important change at the Chaneys off-ramp that you need to know...
Changes in the Mandeville community, largely the increase in small block rural/residential areas and growth in population and traffic volumes, suggested it was time to take a look at speed...
Think ultra violet (UV) protection, think skin protection, right?Yep, but there is more to UV protection than just looking after the skin, and that’s good news for Mandeville residents as...
It was a famous song by English 70s rock group ‘The Clash’; but it’s also a question we need you to answer for us: ‘Should they stay or should they...
To comply with the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards, the treatment system at the Mandeville water head works is being updated.
The new sport and recreation reserve in the Kaiapoi East Regeneration Area is a key part of the Recovery Plan. The reserve is planned to include playing fields, sports facilities,...
Last weekend saw a new, nationally consistent, system for managing earthquake-prone buildings come into effect.The new system, which replaces Council’s Earthquake Prone Building policy, became effective as of Saturday July...
River Road, between Lehmans Road and West Belt has now been sealed to encourage heavy traffic to bypass West Belt.
Blackwells Deparment Store is planning on Lighting Up Winter with a fabulous day and night of winter magic.
On Tuesday 4
July one of the seven District Development Strategy drop-in sessions was held
at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Service Centre and Library.
Members of the Rangiora Ashley Community Board paid a special visit to North Loburn School today to acknowledge the contribution to the environment made by nine-year-old students, Cate Ambury and...
Youth of Waimakariri.Your district needs you!The 2017 YES (Youth in Emergency Services) programme is fast approaching and we are after 15 enthusiastic teenagers, aged between 16 and 19, who are...
is set to make its presence felt over the next few weeks and drivers are
encouraged to take extra care as road conditions can change rapidly.
Nominations for the annual Waimakariri District Council
Community Service Awards have opened.
Look around you.It could be your neighbour. Your best friend. The school teacher of your kids.Did you know that over 50% of the people who live in the Waimakariri volunteer...
Water New Zealand’s customer
survey closed last week with the response numbers significantly exceeding
The Silver Birch trees in McDougall Place are to be removed. This decision was made at Monday’s meeting of the Kaiapoi
Tuahiwi Community Board following deputations from four local residents....
Customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the April floods still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission.
Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week. Each year New Zealand celebrates its volunteers to recognise
the vital contribution they make in our society.
Did you know 17,000 tonnes of
rubbish was sent to landfill from Southbrook RRP last year?
Here's the latest news on Regeneration progress in Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki.
Best practice for meetings was on the agenda in the council
chambers this week when the Waimakariri Youth Council and WaiYouth members
gathered for a training workshop.
Drilling of the new Oxford Rural
No.1 well has been successful in striking a deep water source.
We might have been shaken, but we were not stirred. While the earthquake of 2010 broke plenty of things, the spirit of the Waimakariri community was not amongst them. This...
The large forestry estate, partially located in the coastal
areas between Kairaki and Waikuku, is due for harvest, which is expected to
take place next year.
What will the Waimakariri District look like in 2048? What would you like to see? Answers to these and other questions are proposed in the Waimakariri District Council’s Draft District...
While yet to be formally opened, the Pegasus Community Centre is up and running. The centre, which occupies the premises formerly tenanted by the local pharmacy, had been in the...
As part of the upgrade to the intersection of Southbrook Road, South Belt and Percival Street, contractors will be installing a water main across Southbrook Road on Sunday night. Southbrook...
Congratulations to Angie Thompson of Rangiora who on
Thursday night became the 7000th person to register her ‘like’ of
the Council Facebook page.
It's been a very wet start to the winter sports season, prompting the Southbrook Sports Club to relocate weekly training from its fields.
The graduates of last year’s Youth In Emergency Services programme
came together last weekend when they were formally recognised by the Mayors of
the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Selwyn Districts....
a million people visit the libraries in the Waimakariri District every year and
98 percent of visitors rate themselves as satisfied or very satisfied with the
Teamwork was the catch word for the Waimakariri Youth
Council last week as they held a session devoted to bringing the group together
in the council chambers.
With the completion of work to lower service ducts at the intersection of Percival Street, Southbrook Road and South Belt, Percival Street is now back open to two-way traffic...
Sustainability was on the agenda at Kaiapoi North School
yesterday when pupils received an introduction to the Kaiapoi River
Businesses of Waimakariri, don’t miss out! Here’s your chance to be a champion, flying the flag for the
business community of your district in the process.
Northbound traffic on Southbrook Road will be detoured via South Belt, King Street and Johns Road from the evening of Sunday 21 May 2017. The detour, expected to be in...
UPDATE: Organisers have postponed the National Ride For Safety which was to take place on Saturday 20 May due to concerns over weather conditions. Horses are rarely a sole form...
Pegasus Bay school students took advantage of UN Global Road
Safety Week last week to display their brightest and most colourful clothing
during a day dedicated to road safety....
Hegan Reserve was given the makeover of its life following its acquisition by the Waimakariri District Council in 2000, from the Schulter family; Jean Schulter being the granddaughter of the...
With the Minister’s approval of the Recovery Plan in December 2016 Council are keen to get started on the long-awaited roading work in the Kaiapoi East and Kaiapoi South regeneration...
This week work at the Southbrook Road/South Belt/Percival Street intersection has continued west along South Belt, with the installation of the new water main now installed as far as Buckleys...
Earlier this week, the Waimakariri District Council Community Team hosted Youth SPACE, a programme run by IDEA Services that offers learning and life skills programmes for young people with intellectual...
over 700 drivers in Canterbury cause a crash by failing to give way.In April Waimakariri Council joined with Selwyn, Ashburton and Timaru Councils to highlight intersection safety....
elephant is starting to look sharp as a group of JC's volunteers
braved the chilly morning to apply the first coat of pink paint.
Council’s Contractor, ARC Projects, has discovered asbestos within the road
reserve in Kaiapoi South.
district’s four-legged residents are hogging the limelight this week as the council
starts a new campaign targeting dog owners.
The Council adopted the Draft Annual Plan 2017/18 and Consultation Document at its meeting on Tuesday 7 March 2017 for public consultation....
upgrade the eastern area of Rangiora’s High Street is making good progress.
This week has been all about pipe installations at the Southbrook Road/South Belt/Percival Street intersection, as contractors reached Matawai Park with the new sewer main. There is only a short...
The upgrade to the Butchers Road section of the New Arterial Road in West Kaiapoi is making quick progress, with new fill material to form the road being trucked in...
Want the latest on the development
of the northern arterial route and other motorways within the Christchurch
Cooking classes will begin at the Community College in East
Belt, Rangiora, from 1pm on Friday.
Urban Cycleway Projects are running full steam ahead following the approval of
Scheme Design Plans by Council at its meeting on Tuesday 7 March 2017.
The Rangiora Toy Library is back in business! While the library had operated out of two shipping containers, as EQC strengthening work was carried out, the building was reopened last...
There’s a storm coming and it could cause havoc in
Want to have your say on the country's water? Well now you can after today’s launch of a major online survey to gauge New Zealanders’ attitudes and concerns about water...
A new sewer pipe, which will serve about 40% of Kaiapoi residents, is being installed and will soon cross through the Williams Street/Ohoka Road roundabout.
Reserve has been a hive of activity recently as dozens of students from nearby
Clarkville School get their hands dirty planting native trees and shrubs.
Night works are planned on Percival Street near Matawai Park on Thursday evening, from 6pm until approximately midnight. This is to progress the installation of a new sewer main, which...
To comply with The New Zealand Drinking Water Standards, the treatment system at the Mandeville water head works will be upgraded in May and June.
Following negative tests for
cyanobacteria last week, Environment Canterbury has lifted the health warning
on Lake Pegasus that had previously been in place.
It is now over a century since the ANZAC troops arrived at Gallipoli on the morning of 25 April 1915. Though time moves on, we will never forget the campaign...
New Zealand, along with other nations, is currently in the fourth year of commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War. Later in the year, there will be...
As far as public speakers go, they don’t come much more
inspirational than Sam Johnson, organiser of the post-earthquake Student
There are services commemorating Anzac Day in the following areas of Waimakariri District.
If you are travelling on Flaxton Road on Monday (April 24), just allow a couple of extra minutes for the journey, as there will be temporary traffic lights in place...
As Waimakariri District Council gets underway with the implementation of the Recovery Plan’s top priorities, roads and infrastructure in the Kaiapoi East and South regeneration areas, it received news of...
Council’s finances are in good hands according to the latest
credit rating awarded by the international credit ratings agency, Standard and
Here’s your chance to discover Enshi.Waimakariri’s beautiful sister city is hosting a photo exhibition in Christchurch at the end of the month which provides the chance for Cantabrians to gain...
Your normal collection day for rubbish and recycling will not change from ANZAC Day (Week 1 recycling). Southbrook Resource Recovery Park, transfer station and ReSale Store will be closed on...
There has been some surface flooding, most notably around Kaiapoi, and the District's waterways remain high but Waimakariri has otherwise emerged unaffected by last night and this morning's significant rain...
With extensive rain expected in the District tonight and
tomorrow, Council are urging people to drive carefully this Easter Holiday
weekend, and exercise caution around Waimakariri waterways.
Feedback and discussions with Woodend Beach residents has highlighted a speed issue along Woodend Beach Road and within the settlement itself.
Your normal collection day for rubbish and recycling will change for Good Friday (Week 2 recycling) but not Easter Monday (Week 1 recycling).
Due to rising water levels as a result of the current rain, Council advise that all fords between Pesters Road in Eyrewell and Two Chain Road in Swannenoa are now...
The Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation Group last Friday resolved to support a recommendation to the New Zealand Transport Authority which advocates construction of a third lane southbound on the...
Its’ recommendations were ticked off by the government… now the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan has received further kudos after it won the Nancy Northcroft Award, which is the...
The Council is aware of growing
interest in the community about the water quality, habitat and ecology and
appearance and amenity provided by the Kaiapoi River and its tributaries....
The Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Implementation
Group has today passed a resolution relating to the construction of a third
lane on the southbound bridge crossing the Waimakariri River.
To shop or not to shop? That is the question.And it’s running neck-and-neck as to what the answer is as
council’s Easter Sunday trading consultation enters the home straight....
Do you employ migrants? Do you have different cultures in your workplace that you’d like to know more about? Come along to a free employers’ seminar on Intercultural Communication, and...
There will be consistent rain
throughout the day so standard wet weather common sense applies, drive to
conditions, expect surface water and ponding on roads.
The Waimakariri District Council April meeting started with a moment’s silence for a former colleague. Alan McRobie served as a councillor in the Waimakariri between 2001 and 2007 and passed...
A new sewer pipeline will be installed on the southern side of Tram Road between No. 10 Road and McHughs Road.
A free water safety holiday programme is being run by the Waimakariri District Council Aquatic Facilities for children aged between 11 and 17 years.This free 20 hour holiday programme will...
are an inevitable part of cooking - sometimes we can accidentally cook too much
while other times our eyes are bigger than our stomachs.
Waimakariri District Council and local
police are reminding motorists of the importance of checking and checking again
before crossing an intersection.
A big thank you to all who came
along to our two drop in sessions this week relating to the Mandeville Speed
start of 2017, the regulations around small heated pools, such as spa pools or
hot tubs changed.
Do not be alarmed if you live in our Beach communities and
hear warning sirens wailing off in the distance on Sunday morning.
Theatre and arts communities all over the world rely on Volunteer Ushers. Volunteering is recognised as being a fun and fulfilling way of giving back to a community, and it’s...
The Council are talking to the community about the upgrade of the Oxford Rural No.1 Water Supply Scheme and proposes some options for consideration.
Event organisers are describing the hosting of the Black Sticks as a massive success for the district. The weekend featured two games between the Vantage Black Sticks and USA, large...
Several turning movements at the South Belt/Southbrook Road
intersection will be restricted from Wednesday 5pm, as contractors prepare to
cross the intersection for the installation of a new stormwater pipeline....
The ties between Waimakariri and the Enshi Autonomous
Prefecture continue to grow after last weekend’s successful visit to our
District by a Chinese delegation.
The Mandeville community has changed significantly over
recent years, from a predominantly large block rural area, to an area of
smaller block, rural and residential areas.
Encouraging people to plan ahead and stay safe on our roads is one of the key drivers behind the free bus service being provided for the Eats and Beats music...
It’s Show Time again!This time it’s the turn of Oxford and surrounds to show off its best, with Saturday April 1 being the occasion of the one of the biggest...
The Restricted Fire Season will be lifted from midnight Friday 24 March in the Waimakariri District, and will be replaced by an Open Fire Season....
The Waimakariri District is buzzing, as excitement leading up to this weekend’s two international Hockey tests reaches fever pitch. Ticket sales are strong and event organisers are confident of large...
Residents of the Kaiapoi and
Tuahiwi communities are reminded that they can come and meet elected
representatives of their community board between 9.30 and 11.30 on Friday 24 March....
Waimakariri is playing host to Chinese visitors when a
delegation arrives from our sister district of Enshi, China.
Annual Plan for 2017/2018 was released for public consultation last week and a
new video released today highlights the main points of interest for residents.
Get ready Rangiora. The town’s first twilight Music
and Food festival is on its way, with the countdown to ‘Eats & Beats’ well
and truly underway.
Users of Wyllies Road are in for
good news with the work that has currently closed the roadway having been
video in the council’s Easter Sunday trading consultation was released today,
focusing on the two local business owners.
New rules have been introduced to phase out wood burners 15 years or older, and these may be replaced with a low emission wood burner.
The Waimakariri District Council is urging Farmers and block holders to regularly check their irrigator settings, especially on windy days, to make sure water isn't spraying onto the road....
Tomorrow night sees the annual Hui a Tau (Annual Meeting) between Council and Te Ngāi Tū Ahuriri at the Tuahiwi Marae.The meeting is hosted in alternate years by each party,...
Well done Waimakariri!Thank you for engaging with us via our online and social media channels.Last year we moved to place an increased emphasis on digital and online tools as a...
Armed with a basketful of chocolate eggs, reporter Suzette Howe, hopped out onto the streets of Rangiora and Kaiapoi to ask local residents one simple question: Should shops have the...
Driving a vehicle is a complicated task which can be
affected by many different things, such as age, physical condition and
ReadyMix has applied for a renewal of their existing consent
with relation to their Quarry at No. 1 Browns Road....
Scheduled maintenance works at
Southbrook RRP will mean that the recycling collection truck cannot unload at
Southbrook, but will have to travel into Christchurch to unload on Thursday 16
We’re in the third year of our Long Term Plan proposed work programme. A consultation document outlining the key themes for consideration in the coming year is out now for...
Brennan Wiremu of Civil Defence
Waimakariri wants to get the word out about our coastal emergency warning siren
Plumbosolvency - Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in water that has been standing in the fittings for several hours. This applies...
The monthly Waimakariri District Council meeting for March was held recently and a number of significant issues were discussed.
Seeds will be sown for the future
growth of the Silverstream Reserve later this month as student’s from
Clarkville School gather for a planting day.
The fallen of the disastrous First World War battle of Passchendaele will be formally remembered after Council today approved a request for the new Kaiapoi to Rangiora cycle/walkway to take...
Motorists seeking to turn right as
they enter the South Belt intersection from the west are going to have to be
patient for a little longer.
Riviera may be a bit
of a stretch, but the enhancement of Kaiapoi’s riverbank is progressing well and looking good.
A new stormwater pipeline will be installed in Church Street, between Johns Road and Palmer Street on the western side. Work will begin at the southern end of Church Street,...
Fresh from the opening of the new all-weather hockey facility in Coldstream Road, the Waimakariri District has landed another major sporting coup with news that the national women’s hockey side...
Work is progressing well on site and contractors are now ready to remove the roundabout island and begin the installation of a new sewer main on Percival Street, from the...
A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate...
Help the community of Waiau rebuild its swimming pool.Waiau, with a population of approximately 250 people, was at the epi-centre of November’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and suffered wide-spread damage as...
Waimakariri will be the centre of national attention on
Saturday when Mainpower Oval in Rangiora hosts the Ford men’s one-day cricket
Final result of the Woodend-Sefton Community Board by-election!
The Council’s Principal Rural Fire
Officer Tim Sheppard has been part of the Rural Fire Incident Management Team
in charge of the fire effort for the past two days....
Accessibility at Dudley Park Aquatic Park has been given a
lift with the installation of a new hoist and motorised change table in one of
the facilities accessible changing rooms....
The first council meeting for the year was mostly procedural matters with only a couple items of interest. Mayor David Ayers began the meeting with a minute’s silence, paying respects...
and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a
health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic
cyanobacteria) were found in Lake Pegasus.
The Woodend-Sefton Community Board has a new chairperson
after Shona Powell was elected to the position at last night’s meeting.
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 wait is almost over for eager hockey fans as completion of the new Waimakariri Hockey Turf draws closer.
You may have noticed a few changes to our digital communications in recent months, with an increase in ‘real time’ information on our social media channels, as well as the...
The Community and Public Health division of
Canterbury District Health Board wish to advise that the public health warning
to not collect shellfish in the Canterbury region has been removed....
The Waimakariri Youth Council are currently recruiting for new members to join the team. Interested participants need to be aged between 13 and 24 years and live in the Waimakariri...
District Licencing Committee hearing, set down for 24 February 2017 in Oxford,
has been deferred until Friday 31 March 2017.
A recently installed photographic display is bringing a touch of history back to the town centre of Rangiora.
It was a special Waitangi Day for four Waimakariri families who became New Zealand citizens in a joint ceremony with Christchurch at Tuahiwi Marae....
The Maori United
Tribes flag is flying outside of the Council Service Centre in Rangiora today
and will remain aloft alongside the New Zealand flag until after Waitangi Day....
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Cust River...
John and Barbara Gebler evacuated their Woodend home when they heard the tsunami sirens activate following November’s large quake. When they arrived in Rangiora, they joined hundreds of other people...
Update 30 January 2017 4.07 pm: Testing undertaken today has confirmed that the system is now clear from the discoloured water. The precautionary boil water notice is therefore now lifted....
unveiling of the new Kaiapoi flag will kick off the town’s annual Waitangi Day
celebrations on Monday February 6.
With the start of a new school year next week it’s timely to think about the journey your children will be taking to school, especially if they are new entrants...
Park couldn’t be called Elephant Park without the beloved pink play structure,
which is temporarily out of action while the park undergoes a re-vamp.
With work beginning to replace the Southbelt Roundabout with traffic lights, Ken Stevenson the Roading Manager for the Waimakariri District Council explains why the work is necessary and gives some...
The District is thriving!That is the only conclusion that can be reached following the release of the latest building consent figures, encompassing the 2016 year.
to remove the roundabout and install new traffic lights at the intersection of
Southbrook Road, Percival Street and South Belt will begin from Monday 9
Work on the arterial road that will swing around the western side of the Silverstream subdivision will begin early next month.The contract has been awarded to HEB Construction who will...
Six candidates will vie for the vacant position on the
Woodend-Sefton Community Board after nominations closed for next year’s
A replacement programme for trees
in the Mansfield Subdivision, Kaiapoi, will be developed to meet local
residents' requirements after a number of requests for the removal of various
Two licensees came up short during a control purchase operation
for under-age customers by the Waimakariri District Licensing Agency last week.
Please take a moment to view our Mayoral Christmas greeting!
Your guide to services over the Christmas through New Year period!
preparation for summer, a restricted fire season comes into force for the
Waimakariri District from midnight Tuesday 20 December.
It is with sadness that Council acknowledges the passing of Karen Eastwood.Karen passed away last weekend after a short period of ill-health.
How much each candidate spent during the recent local government elections has been released.
While the Recovery Plan for Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki was approved yesterday, Council does not yet manage the land in the regeneration areas (excluding the existing roads and...
Yesterday the Crown approved the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan for Kaiapoi, Kairaki and The Pines Beach.
Ayers has expressed delight at today’s approval of the Waimakariri Residential
Red Zone Recovery plan by the Crown.
The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has approved the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan - the first of several major future use decisions in the region....
People often think of rubbish as smelly, stinky, dirty stuff. Not cute fluffy teddy bears and new-new toys. Even so, these turn into rubbish for many families who no longer...
Fairy lights will light up the Kaiapoi and Rangiora Town Centre's this Christmas. However this is only a temporary measure until a more permanent lighting solution is confirmed.
The Oxford-Ohoka Community Board met informally last week to discuss community feedback and consider whether to submit an objection to the Oxford Liquor Store licence application, for a bottle store...
A by-election will be held for a position on the Woodend-Sefton Community Board following the resignation of Karen Eastwood.
Rangiora's Victoria Park will be closed to the public on Thursday 24 November between 5pm and 10pm as preparations are made for the Christmas Celebration Night in the town centre....
Latest update 9.33 am: A number of Council staff are now in the Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts to help our friends and neighbours as the post-quake evaluation and clean up...
The NZ Transport Agency and Waimakariri District Council are working together to look at ways to tackle morning peak congestion and to make the journey between Waimakariri and Christchurch safer...
Christchurch City Council Media Release Waimakariri commuters can look forward to further improvements in commuting options after this morning’s celebration of the commencement of work on the new section of...
In a bid to help home gardeners cope with another dry summer, the SMART Watering campaign re-launched on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s traditional start to summer...
Every three years Waimakariri residents are invited to complete a survey to tell us what they think of the services Council provides.
For nearly 30 years, Waimakariri has been one of the fastest growing Districts in New Zealand. The population and business sector has been growing steadily and our population may grow...
Overall Waimakariri District value increases 9.6% since 2013
If you own a property in Waimakariri District, shortly you’ll be sent a letter with your property’s updated rating value. ...
Our annual report has taken on a life of its own in this new video that’s live now. Check out what your council has been up to in this visual...
Currently the Waimakariri Zone Committee is hosting public meetings to present the science behind the Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Programme, and to explain the current state of our catchments.
There will be four new faces around the Waimakariri District Council table when the new term begins as a result of the 2016 elections
2015 saw 110,114 family violence incidences investigated by NZ Police, and six homicides were recorded by an intimate partner. The nationwide statistics are shocking and family violence still remains a...
An era has come to an end today with Jim Gerard attending his final meeting as a Waimakariri District councillor....
The design phase for the Districts Urban Cycleways Projects can now begin in earnest following the confirmation that funding from the National Land Transport Fund has been approved for both...
Waimakariri District Council has released a five-year summary of its regulatory performance for the first time.
The Council have recently had some enquiries from the Pegasus community about the colour of the tap water.
The Waimakariri District is fortunate to have very high quality drinking water, with most of our urban supplies sourcing water from deep aquifers.
A record number of Community Service Awards have been handed out this year in the Waimakariri District
The Community Service Awards were announced at a special functions held at Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on Monday night where 13 people were awarded for their contributions to the community....
Southbrook's ReSale Store at the new recycling area will be 5 years old on the 13 September. There will be a sausage sizzle and birthday cake from 10 am -...
On the 17 September Kate Meads also Known as The Nappy Lady is coming to Waimakariri to present her hugely popular “Waste Free Parenting Workshops’
A strong turnout has resulted in 69 nominations being received for elected positions within the District in this year’s local government elections.
There are a couple of things that Kerry Miles, the Waimakariri District Council’s Rural Safety Co-ordinator, knows about chainsaws. Carelessly used they often result in injuries that are vicious, severe...
Environment Canterbury and Lincoln University are carrying out some research to better understand where local people swim, when they swim there and why they like those places.
How many of us get our education in the District? What are our favourite leisure activities? Where do we shop, and what do we buy?
The Waimakariri District Council has presented a Draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee.
Council has today delivered letters to all owners in the Silverstream subdivision.
The Rangiora Town Centre has become the second area in the District to get free Wifi after the finishing touches were completed today. In going ‘live’, the Council-provided service joined...
Registration is now open for Keep NZ Beautiful clean up week - 12-18 September 2016.
Around 150 people turned out yesterday for Skate Jam, a Waiyouth organised fun event at the Rangiora Skate Bowl....
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The Oxford Library and Service Centre will soon undergo major refurbishments. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2016, with an estimated completion date of mid 2017.
The Council is currently updating its swimming pool database.
The Waimakariri District Council is the only Canterbury Council to participate as a foundation member of the local government New Zealand standards programme.
A warm, welcoming feeling spread through the Oxford Town Hall on Saturday night as people from all over the world gathered to meet new friends at the Oxford Migrants Night....
Waimakariri Youth Council recently attended the Youth Voice Canterbury Youth Awards.
The fundraising movie screening of 'Just Eat It' on Sunday night was a sell out, and raised over $1,000 for Satisfy Food Rescue. Over 80 people came early to mingle...
A crash or breakdown on the northern motorway or its key feeder roads is never that helpful for anyone, let alone a person trying to get home or to work...
Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July 2016, 9 am – 11 am (both days) On Monday 4 July 2016 (and Tuesday 5 July if weather does not permit on...
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Welcome to Māori Language Week! Proverb for Thursday: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is...
Unfortunately it is likely that the Dudley Park Aquatics Centre will now be closed for a week.
Environment Canterbury is urging people to use Metrocards to make sure they’re getting the cheapest public transport fares possible.
Hubber, down rail, quarter pipes and ledges – these are just some of the elements included in the Rangiora Skate Park extension at Dudley Park, about to be experienced by...
Ruataniwha Civic Centre, Kaiapoi Library Service Centre won a best in category award in the ‘Special Purpose Award’ category at the National Property Industry Awards.
If your plastic packaging can be scrunched into a ball, you can now take it back to participating supermarkets and retail premises for recycling.
On Thursday 16 June 2016, 2 pm – 5 pm the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ team will be at Kaiapoi Countdown in Hilton Street.
A smarter approach to food shopping could help Kiwi families save hundreds of dollars every year....
Intersection Safety Campaign: Making sure road users come to a complete stop at intersections controlled by stop signs is the focus of an upcoming campaign to reduce crashes in the...
The Golden Elm tree located outside the front of the Council building has unfortunately fallen over in Thursday night’s strong nor'west winds.
The popular awards, now into their 26th year, provide residents of the district with an opportunity to recognise voluntary service from their peers in the fields of the arts, culture,...
Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and the Oxford Town Hall gained national spotlight when the buildings were selected for silver awards at the New Zealand Commercial Project awards on Friday night...
Thanks to all of those who attended last night's Northern Corridor briefing at the Rangiora Town Hall.
International credit ratings agency, Standard and Poor’s, have re-affirmed the Waimakariri District Council’s credit ratings as ‘AA/A-1+’ with a stable outlook....
Carpooling is the best option to help alleviate morning commuter congestion on Christchurch's Northern Motorway according to the results of a new commuter survey.
If you’ve been through Dudley Park lately and made use of the recently installed fitness stations, you’re not alone.
The smell of roast pork, chicken, and seafood filled the Rangiora Library, as over 120 people gathered to share a meal for the Filipino Community Night Saturday 16 April....
The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued at Lake Pegasus. This was issued on 24 February 2016....
Woodend Beach Forest was a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon as the district’s rural fire services were put through their paces in an exercise that involved 86 volunteers....
Media Release 8 April 2016 Commission announces decision on representation arrangements for Waimakariri District Council The Local Government Commission today announced its decision on the Waimakariri District Council's membership...
Public hearings of formal comments on the Waimakariri District Council’s Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan ('Let’s Plan’) begin next Wednesday 6 April and continue until Friday 8 April....
The Rangiora Library will be hosting a Filipino migrants’ night on Saturday 9 April to provide the district’s steadily increasing Filipino population with information and advice about free services available...
The Dudley Park Aquatic Centre will be closed during the week 20-25 June 2016.
A spring opening is planned for Rangiora’s new Farmers store and its associated speciality outlets.
Snap Send Solve is a free smartphone app to help make reporting an issue to Council easy.
We're opening earlier on Sundays.
Throughout February and for the first week of this month the Waimakariri District Council has been consulting with the district community on proposed land uses for Waimakariri’s residential red zone...
There will be a Restricted fire season in force for Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 2 March 2016.
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.
The management of Lake Pegasus has been a source of interest in recent times, as what is a relatively new water body has continued with its evolution. While man-made, the...
Don't be alarmed if things get a bit noisy just before 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon.
All pump stations, water supplies and sewers are fully operational in the Waimakariri District having come through today's earthquake unscathed.
On Saturday 20 February, 90 sailors and officers will march along Rangiora's High Street in a naval Charter Parade.
The Council owned portable buildings used as temporary retail units in Rangiora’s High Street and Durham Street will be relocated during the week of Monday 15 February.
The Waimakariri District Licensing Committee has complimented licensees and alcohol establishment managers around the Waimakariri District following a joint control purchase operation done recently with the Police and Community and...
The Waimakariri District Council has today released ‘Let’s Plan’ – a preliminary draft Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan.
While the benefits have most definitely outweighed the negatives from the higher than average rainfall experienced by the Waimakariri District last month, January’s ‘Big Wet’ has seen lawns across the...
This year, make a resolution that you won't break. One that is easy to keep. This year make the resolution that your farming operation will be injury and fatality free...
Variable speed electronic signs will begin operating on Christchurch’s Northern Motorway from Tuesday after Waitangi Weekend, 9 February, to improve traffic flows during morning peak-hour congestion....
An open fire season came into force for the Waimakariri District from midnight Wednesday 20 January 2016.
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