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Waimakariri Emergency Operations Centre Activated

The State of National Emergency has been extended across the country and in response, the Waimakariri District Council has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Recycling Temporarily Diverted to Landfill

Recycling will temporarily be sent to landfill following an announcement by Eco Central, the region’s Material Recovery Facility, that it will suspend its recycling sorting operations from late Friday in a bid to protect its staff.

Draft Annual Plan consultation extended for a week

Consultation on the Council’s draft Annual Plan 2020-21 has been extended a week in response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Kairaki Beach Access Closed

The Kairaki Beach vehicle access has been closed today to comply with advice from the Government to discourage any activity that may result in an emergency services callout.

Help Available for Those in Need

With the country in lockdown, many minds have turned to the vulnerable, elderly and those in need of help.

The good news is, Cantabrians in need of assistance in accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a local helpline.

COVID19 - What’s Happening with Rates?

Since the change in COVID19 alert to level 4 the Council has begun receiving queries from residents regarding rates.

Keeping Our Volunteer Firefighters Safe

Fire and Emergency NZ are urging Canterbury’s residents to avoid burning outdoors and reduce the need for callouts as the country continues to grapple with Covid-19.

Using Community Spaces During Lockdown

With community facilities being closed to limit transmission of COVID-19, but an encouragement to get fresh air and exercise, there is some confusion about how people should be using community spaces during lockdown.

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