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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.
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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.
the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board meeting last night, the future of trees
located in land leased by Riding for the Disabled (RDA) was decided.
Monterey Pine trees in close proximity to a frequently used storage container were
recently highlighted as a safety risk by the Chair of Riding for the Disabled.
Concerns were also raised about pine needles falling onto the roof blocking
stormwater runoff, potentially causing rust to the container in the future.
Council’s Greenspace Team met with the Chair of RDA prior to the Board meeting and
various options were discussed.
update from staff, the Board moved that the tree on the north east side of the
container should remain, and two be removed from the north west side. Board
Chair Jim Gerard says “While Council endeavors to retain healthy trees, we
could see some issues with one particular tree which is now earmarked for
removal. The Board felt that the outcome was a good compromise for all.”
The cost of
the tree removal, including stumps, will be covered in full by RDA.
that discussion, a $500 grant was approved from the Boards Discretionary Fund
to Waimakariri Arts Trust – Kaiapoi Art Expo, which will go towards the running
costs of the Kaiapoi Art Expo and Schools’ Art Expo.
Canterbury attended the meeting and provided members with an update on flood protection
work near the stop banks of the Ashley River.
relates to the construction of secondary stopbanks built in the area known as “Breakbank’
on the south side of the river near the Ashley Bridge and rail bridge. The
proposed work includes raising Millton Avenue to the height of the secondary
stop banks which is a change of around three metres. Drivers coming from
Rangiora may notice a small rise as the stop bank is approached, followed by a
gentle gradient down towards the bridge. Cones Road will be raised by
approximately one and a half metres.
members were advised that the work will generate temporary road closures and
detours while it is underway, but will be carried out with the least amount of
disruption as possible. Work is expected to begin in July and be completed by
the end of November.
members representation at various ANZAC services across the District was
approved, and wreaths will be laid.
Ayers attended the later part of the meeting to provide an update about issues causing
some concern at skate parks in the District. Mayor Ayers is currently in
discussions with Police.
Council’s Community Development Advisor, Madeleine Burdon updated the Board
about a pilot survey conducted with residents of the Kippenberger Estate in
2017. The survey aimed to find out from residents whether they felt connected
to each other and the wider township. While not a new concept, it was a new way
to engage with residents in the Waimakariri District. The Board felt it worked very
well and were supportive of similar engagements across the District in the
Rangiora-Ashley Community Board meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May
in Council Chambers, 215 High Street, Rangiora. The public are welcome to
Name: Nicola Hunt
Phone: 0800 965 468