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Getting Creative with the Cadet Program

Waimakariri’s Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) and Youth Development teams are jointly establishing a Cadet Program and are calling on creative kids to enter their badge design competition.

Dismay Over Community Centre Burglary

Community groups and Council staff are dismayed after discovering the Cust Community Centre was burgled earlier this week.
The building is well-used by local community groups and was broken into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

Waimakariri Flood Protection Nears Completion


Canterbury will be better equipped to deal with a major flood event following the completion of the Waimakariri Flood Protection Project by Environment Canterbury.

The 10-year $40 million project will come to a close this month, ahead of schedule and under budget. The finishing touches include the installation of a floodgate at Dickeys Road in Belfast.

Family Focus for Reserve

The Woodend-Sefton Community Board had a busy meeting on Monday night where they considered a reserve master plan and funding applications, before jumping into workshops on speed limits, SH1 safety improvements and future landscaping projects.

Olympic-level aquasports park looks to Kaiapoi location

A group previously proposing a world-leading aquasports park for the Christchurch residential red zone is turning its sights to Kaiapoi due to the efforts of Enterprise North Canterbury.

Rail Safety Week Highlights Near Misses

In 2018 there were 400 near misses between people and trains or vehicles and trains on railway lines across New Zealand.

Should we Slow Down Around Waimakariri?

Speed limits on local roads – and whether they should be lowered or not – is up for discussion this month. Waimakariri District Council are asking residents if they support lowering speed limits on roads which connect to State Highway 1 near Woodend and other busy and arterial roads west of the highway.

Hundreds Take Part in Oxford Civil Defence Exercise

Oxford was the stage for a major Civil Defence exercise on Saturday, as hundreds of people descended on the township to take part.  In the day’s training scenario, a large Alpine Fault Earthquake had damaged the township and participants were tasked with providing a welfare and health response to affected residents.

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