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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.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
preparation for summer, a restricted fire season comes into force for the
Waimakariri District from midnight Tuesday 20 December.
fires cannot be lit in the open air without a permit from an authorised officer
of the Waimakariri District Council.
fires that were not well attended last summer destroyed scrubland and came
close to burning homes down. Waimakariri District Council’s Principal Rural
Fire Officer Tim Sheppard says “Getting a fire permit is free and it isn’t
difficult. It helps us establish who’s burning and when, so that if smoke is
reported in a particular area, we know it’s legitimate. It also gives us a
chance to check out how they’re going to manage the fire not only while it’s
burning, but how they plan to make sure it’s completely out. We’ve seen fires
re-ignite six months after the burn and it catches a lot of people out”.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve are popular for letting off fireworks. We get called
out to a few firework related incidents and remind people that under a
restricted fire season, even fireworks cannot be lit without a permit”.
people and property to stay safe this summer. If anyone see’s anything
suspicious, they should call 111 and report it. Anyone intending to burn needs
to understand the risks and make sure they plan for the worst case scenario.
Take the necessary precautions to stay safe.”
wanting to light a fire should get in touch with me and I can talk you through
Contact: Tim Sheppard
Phone: 03 311 8900