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Safety Tips for Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes is coming up this Monday and with fireworks on sale from today we want to remind you that while we might like to get together with friends for a backyard display, fireworks can also cause distress for neighbours, pets and livestock.

Footpath Access to be Restored

Work to secure the former BNZ building in Kaiapoi has begun, meaning barriers along its frontage will soon be removed, and the footpath re-opened to pedestrians.

Urban Development on the Agenda for Waimakariri District

As a great place to live, work and play, Waimakariri District has exciting growth on the horizon and a subsequent need for carefully managed urban development over the next 30 years.

Dune Protection Paramount

Despite our best intentions, we continue to be disappointed by the number of vehicle owners driving in the sand dunes of our beaches especially Pines Beach.  We have also suffered ongoing vandalism of fences put in place to protect both this natural environment and the safety and enjoyment of visitors.

Council Grant Supports Plans for Student Volunteer Army

Two outstanding Kaiapoi High School students have been awarded the first Waimakariri District Council Youth Development Grant.  Artemis Hingston and Carli Wells will use the $3000 grant to develop and grow a Student Volunteer Army in the district.

Simple Solution to Nullify Nitrates Being Trialled in Silverstream

Technology which aims to nullify nitrates in groundwater is about to be trialled by scientists in the Silverstream Reserve in Clarkville.

Civil Defence Deploys For Large Exercise

Boats, helicopters and drones; residents of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and The Pines Beach may notice an unusually large amount of activity around the river tomorrow, as Civil Defence conducts its final large exercise for the year.

Boosted Car Seat Subsidies

Do you know that the cost to recycle your kid’s car seat at one of our local transfer stations is seriously subsidised by Council?  We introduced recycling of car seats earlier this year to our residents and the response has been great.

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