Council Services Over the Christmas Holidays

The Waimakariri District Council wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and an enjoyable break. Over the holidays we have some temporary changes to our Council services.

Urgent Calls Sand snowman wearing a santa hat

For emergencies or urgent calls day or night, including noise control, dog and stock control please call our afterhours service on 0800 965 468. Please note that this is an emergency service only.

Service Centres & Libraries

The Rangiora Service Centre will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December 2020 and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Libraries are available by phone on 03 311 8901.

Waimakariri Libraries and Service Centre hours:

  Rangiora Library Kaiapoi Library &
Service Centre
Oxford Library &
Service Centre
Thursday 24 December 9am - 4pm
Friday 25 December Closed
Saturday 26 December
Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December
Tuesday 29 December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 30 December
Thursday 31 December 9am - 4pm
Friday 1 January Closed
Saturday 2 January
Sunday 3 January
Monday 4 January
5 - 10 January  9am - 5pm (No late nights)
Monday 11 January Normal Hours Resume

Rubbish & Recycling

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

Christmas Day Kerbside Collections
Usual Collection Daymoves toNew Collection Day
Friday 25 December Sat 26 December
Friday 1 January

Saturday 2 January

Transfer Stations

Waimakariri District Council transfer stations will be open during the following hours over the holiday period. Eftpos and credit card payments accepted, a fee applies to credit card payments.

  Southbrook Resource
Recovery Park
Oxford
Transfer Station
Thursday 24 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Closed as usual
Friday 25 December Closed
Saturday 26 December
Sunday 27 December 8.30am - 4.30pm 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 28 December Closed as usual 
Tuesday 29 December
Wednesday 30 December
Thursday 31 December
Friday 1 January Closed
Saturday 2 January 8.30am - 4.30pm
(Normal hours resume)
Closed as usual
(Normal hours resume)

Swimming Pools

The Dudley Park, Oxford and Kaiapoi swimming pools are closed on Christmas Day.

Holiday hours:

  Dudley Park Aquatic Centre Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Oxford Community Aquatic Centre
Thursday 24 December 6am - 5.30pm 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 25 December Closed ClosedClosed
Saturday 26 December 10am - 7pm 10am - 7pm
Sunday 27 December
Monday 28 December
Tuesday 29 December 7.30am - 7pm
Wednesday 30 December
Thursday 31 December
Friday 1 January 10am - 7pm
Saturday 2 January
Sunday 3 January
Monday 4 January
Tuesday 5 January Normal hours resume Closed for maintenance Normal hours resume

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Requests will not be processed on statutory holidays or weekends. Please report urgent issues by phoning 0800 965 468.