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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.
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.
Ever had the feeling that our dogs are ganging up on us? If so, you are not alone! Such is the growth of the population of our four-legged
‘friends’ in the Waimakariri, there are now 12,140 dogs in the district, spread
across 7762 owners.
These include Reno, Bailie and Piper:
To put that figure in perspective, if our canine friends
decided to ‘gang’ together, they’d have the populations of both Kaiapoi and
And they are continuing to build up their numbers!
Ten years ago, the district was home to 8809 dogs, but the
pooches are expanding their influence!
The latest dog count comes from the registration process,
which has just concluded for discounted payments.
To date, 10,866 dogs have registered, leaving 1274 outstanding
among dogs that were previously registered.
If you own one of the outstanding dogs, and have missed the
deadline, don’t worry.
You can still register at your local council service centre
in Rangiora, or in the Kaiapoi and soon-to-be-re-opened Oxford library service
All dogs in Waimakariri are
required to be registered when they reach three months of age.
Puppy prices are on a pro-rata
rate so if your pup is three-months old in August, the price is lower than what
a more mature dog costs.
The cost of registering neutered
dog goes from $54 to $81.
For an entire, the range is from
$73 to $109.50.
We encourage you to keep updating
us throughout the year with information around de-sexing, microchipping,
additional dogs who have taken over your life (we really mean you have acquired!),
deceased dogs and their contact details if they change.
While man (and woman’s) ‘best
friends’ have their own distinct way of getting their message across, if they
could talk, we are picking they would tell us that life is pretty darn good for
a dog in Waimakariri.
As well as the open spaces of our
rural areas, our furry mates have two dog parks dedicated to their well-being
in Rangiora, one in the progress of being constructed at Gladstone Park,
Woodend, while another is on the agenda as part of the regeneration work in
A dedicated dog park is on its way
for Oxford too.
Sure is a dog’s life living in
Contact: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 03 311 8902