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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.
A recent spate of drivers hitting power poles is prompting calls for road users to drive to the conditions and avoid distractions.
Since 2014 there have been 109 crashes in the District where drivers have hit power poles, resulting in one fatality and 15 seriously injured.
Rangiora Police Sergeant, Rene Pabst says in just the last couple of weeks there have been four crashes that drivers have been extremely lucky to walk away from. He cites speed and distraction as the main causes.
“Concentrating on the task of driving and paying attention to your speed is something we all need to do better at. Almost 80 percent of crashes into power poles happen on the open road, so while a road may have a speed limit of 100km/h, it doesn’t mean that is the speed you have to drive to. It’s not a target.”
While the consequences of the crash itself can be devastating, there is also a high risk for power lines to come down.
Downed power lines pose a life-threatening danger both to the occupants of the vehicle and anyone who stops to help. Prolonged power outages and a risk of fire are also possible outcomes.
MainPower advises those involved in a crash with a power pole and downed lines to stay in your vehicle and call 111. Anyone else should stay at least 8 meters away from the power lines until emergency services arrive.
What to do if power lines are down:
The Waimakariri District Council owns and maintains local roads, and works in conjunction with New Zealand Transport Agency, New Zealand Police, MainPower and other local businesses to promote road safety in the District.