Well done Waimakariri!
Thank you for engaging with us via our online and social
Last year we moved to place an increased emphasis on digital
and online tools as a means of directly liaising with you.
Pay it online, report an issue or request a service, submit on it, or ask us.
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.
Your response has been emphatic.
So much so, that the recent video post on the Kaiapoi
Riviera put together by Cr Al Blackie and our Visual Media Coordinator Daniel
Huisman this week surpassed 40,000 Facebook users in reach, with in excess of
17,000 of these having subsequently viewed the video.
All of which is not bad for a District with a population of
just over 57,000.
Other current videos are also proving popular.
Our Civil Defence Emergency Management Advisor’s preview of
the upcoming Tsunami public education meetings has reached in excess of 17,000
social media accounts, which has resulted in more than 10,000 people watching
Brennan in action.
Likewise our resident ‘Easter Bunny’ is attracting plenty of
attention (it must be the lure of the free chocolate eggs!), with over 10,000
having viewed her first post on the question of an Easter Sunday trading
policy, and more than 5000 having viewed the associated video.
Suzette’s video is the first of a series we are airing on
the issue of whether the District needs a policy on Easter Sunday trading.
She will also be at the Oxford Show on April 1, and your
feedback, either via Facebook or through the online form on our website, is
It’s your District.
We want your views!
The introduction of videos and the far greater emphasis on
‘real time’ information on Facebook and Twitter are key components in our
commitment to keep you informed using every available means.
Council Facebook and Twitter numbers have rocketed as a
result but we can, and will, improve the two-way communication that we have
with our community even further.
We are committed to doing better every day to make your life
easier, and there is more to come on the communications front with live
streaming in the works, and a District-wide app under construction.