Mayoral Update - Crossing for Woodend and Rangiora Health Hub Extended Hours

27 November 2020

Two milestone moments for the Waimakariri community took place this week with work beginning on  traffic signals outside Woodend School and a commitment to extended hours at the Rangiora Health Hub.

Woodend School Traffic Signals

Making it safer for Woodend School students to cross SH1 is now one step closer with work on installing traffic signals outside the school began this week.Woodend Temporary Crossing November 2020

Mayor Dan Gordon and Woodend School Principal Adrienne Simpson were there to celebrate the start of work and try out the temporary crossing.

The original crossing point has been withdrawn and a temporary crossing has been put in place until the traffic signals are operational ahead of the start of the new school year. Representatives from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and Fulton Hogan talked to the children about the work on Monday.

(Please note, travel speed through the area will be reduced to 30km/h while the work is ongoing. Please take extra care and follow the signs.)

Rangiora Health Hub

During a recent meeting between Waimakariri District Council Mayor Dan Gordon and Health Minister Andrew Little, the minister approved the lease of Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) land to enable after-hours healthcare at the Rangiora Health Hub.

“After hours provision is a matter important to our community and a matter I have been involved advocating for over a number of years,” says Mayor Gordon.

CDHB have been awaiting approval from the minister to lease the land to a privately owned GP practice to enable the extension of hours. Part of the agreement is that they will provide for extended hours and be open seven days a week.

“The minister approving this lease is excellent news. I look forward to continuing to work with CDHB to see after hours healthcare available at Rangiora Health Hub in the near future – it’s a priority for me and the community.”