Merry Christmas from the Council - What you Should Know this Holiday

Published: 21-Dec-2018

The Christmas and New Year Holiday Season is nearly upon us and Waimakariri District Council has some important reminders to share about temporary changes to its services over the break.

Council service centre closures

Council will hold its annual break-up for staff on Friday 21 December with all service centres in the District closing at 4pm.

Here's some detailed information about our opening times and services over the festive period:

Phone lines are open

Phone services will be in place over the close-down period to attend to all urgent and important matters. Call the main number on 0800 965 468 if you have any issues or concerns requiring immediate attention.

Otherwise emails and Snap Send Solve requests will be checked by Council staff sporadically.

Rubbish and recycling

From Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, kerbside collections will move to the following day for the remainder of that week – with the exception of the Monday.

Transfer Stations

Aquatic Centres

Community wellbeing

Beyond the importance of services, Council is also reminding its community to prioritise their own and others’ wellbeing.

“Positive wellbeing is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and each other over Christmas. If you, or someone you know and care about is in strife this holiday, and dealing with confronting issues at home, please don’t suffer in silence,” Council’s Community Development Facilitator Natalie Paterson says.

“Safety and a strong sense of security are a right not privileges. In an emergency, dial 111 and ask for the police. If you need support, talk to someone you trust – it’s ok to ask for help.”

Have a Merry Christmas

Finally, on behalf of the team, Customer Services Manager Maree Harris wishes everyone a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

“We look forward to our special community joining us on a new journey in 2019, with lots of exciting progress ahead.”