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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.
With spring upon us, over half of all motorcyclists will start to get their bikes back on the road after a winter break.
September is Motorcycle Awareness Month – a time to remind ourselves to take extra care while driving by keeping an eye out for motorcyclists.
“We know motorbikes can be harder to see when driving, so we ask drivers to look twice at intersections and before changing lanes.” says Senior Sergeant Paul Simcox, Manager of Operations for Road Policing.
"We want everybody to get where they’re going safely.”
Council Road Safety Co-ordinator Kathy Graham says, “Motorcyclists themselves can also take steps to ensure they are as visible as they can be to other road users.
“Wearing appropriate safety gear, knowing when you might be in a driver’s blind spot and not taking unnecessary risks can help keep everyone safer.”
In 2018 alone, 52 motorcyclists were killed, and 1,396 were seriously injured on New Zealand roads.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.” Kathy says. Drivers can help by following these eight simple tips:
Motorcyclists can play their part too:
Find out more about Motorcycle Awareness Month.