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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 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.
Concerns have long been raised by residents about the roots from
the cherry trees in Mansfield subdivision interfering with footpaths and lawns.
Last night at its March meeting, the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board decided
the fate of the cherry trees.
Council staff recommended case-by-case removal and replacement
of problem trees either by resident request or natural attrition as the trees
neared the end of their lifespan. The replacement trees will be a similar
species of cherry tree, however be smaller and have less invasive roots.
The Board voted to proceed with the staff’s recommendation as
long as residents were informed they could request the removal of individual trees
Board Chair Jackie Watson was pleased to see a resolution
passed, “Although we’ve had relatively
few complaints over the last couple of years, it’s good to see that we now have
a way forward for resident’s who’ve been patiently waiting for a solution to
The Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi community board also received a presentation
from Council staff and representatives of North Canterbury Sport and Recreation
Trust on the proposed Multi-Use Sports Facility. Although the facility is proposed for
Coldstream Road in Rangiora, it will be paid for by all ratepayers in the
Board members questioned the economic benefit it would provide
to Kaiapoi and asked if the current available indoor facilities were fully
utilised. The Trust assured the Board that they were and would continue to be
well used even if the proposed facility was built.
The $27.8m proposal is currently open for public consultation as
part of the Council’s Draft Long Term Plan.
An apology was received from Jack Clyne who was due to speak on
behalf of the Kaiapoi Community Watch.
He did however pass on his thanks to the Board for a $500 grant that
assisted successful fundraising efforts to buy a new car and uniforms for the
Board members quickly approved a $500 grant to the Waimakariri
Arts Trust – Kaiapoi Art Expo and Schools’ Art Expo. The Trust requested funding to help with
advertising costs and venue costs and board members expressed their ongoing
appreciation and support of the expo.
Jackie Watson was also voted to represent the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi
Community Board on the Northern Pegasus Bay Advisory Group.
The next meeting will take
place on Monday 16 April, 4pm, Meeting Room 1 (upstairs), Ruataniwha Kaiapoi
Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.