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Celebrating Our Cultures

UPDATE: This event has been postponed till late in the year.

In partnership with Ngāi Tūāhuriri, the Migrants and Newcomers group are delighted to be holding their next Multicultural Festival at Tuahiwi Marae on Saturday 25 May from 4pm – 8pm.

Easter and ANZAC Day Closures

While many look forward to a four-day weekend, Easter also brings about some confusion over whether shops are open or closed.

In 2016 the Government changed legislation and gave councils the authority to develop local Easter Sunday trading policies, effectively deciding what shops can and cannot open.

WaiSwim Wins Gold

The hard work of the Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities team has been acknowledged after claiming two more top awards for the trophy cabinet.

Upcoming Coastal Warning Siren Test

Civil Defence is conducting a test of its coastal Tsunami warning sirens at 1pm next Monday, 8 April. Communities living in beach areas will hear the alarms, which are being tested to ensure they are operating correctly.

Vehicle Crossing Bylaw Review

The Council have reviewed the Vehicle Crossing Bylaw 2007 and are proposing a few changes.  Consultation with the public to find out what you think about the proposed changes opens today.

Two weeks left to have your say on the Annual Plan

There are two weeks left for you to have your say on five key topics affecting Waimakariri over the coming year.

Waimakariri Returns To Open Fire Season

Fire And Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) have revoked the Restricted Fire Season for Waimakariri from midnight of 29 March 2019, meaning the district will now return to an Open Fire Season.

Warning About Scam Calls

We’re aware that some residents are receiving calls from a person claiming to be speaking on ”behalf of the Council” and offering subsidised home insulation through the Healthier Homes Canterbury initiative.

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