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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.
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 single-use plastic bags every year?
non-renewable resources more often than not end up in a landfill, in rivers,
oceans and places where they shouldn’t.
June a crowd of students demanded the ban of plastic bags as they gathered
outside Parliament. This is just one of many initiatives being shown as many
New Zealanders rebel against the use of plastic.
government has been facing increased pressure to address the issue of
single-use soft plastics, and an open letter signed by over half the country’s
mayors has been presented, demanding a mandatory bag levy be imposed.
Ayers says “We’re finding a greater awareness around sustainability and the
issues faced with single-use plastic bags. They get used for a very short period,
and then end up in the landfill - or worse. There are far better alternatives
to single-use bags. In England, a levy reduced plastic bag usage by 85% within
6 months, which is outstanding. Signing the petition was an easy decision.
Plastic bags need to become a thing of the past”.
As well as
signing the open letter to the government, the Waimakariri District Council is
on board with various initiatives to support the reduction of plastic usage,
including ‘Plastic Straw Free Rangiora’ which was launched at this year’s
Winter Festival and it’s also looking to support Boomerang Bags and Kai Bags
which are reusable bags to replace single-use plastic bags.
Contact: Kitty Waghorn
Phone: 0800 965 468