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Explore the Philippines

The Waimakariri Migrants and Newcomers Group are excited to bring a new event series to help locals discover more about the diverse range of cultures that make up the District.  These events will showcase five different countries through dance, music, exhibitions and film throughout 2020.

2018 Census Regional Tour Coming to Waimakariri

Stats NZ are running a regional tour to provide a free seminar about the latest data from the 2018 Census. They're going to be visiting Rangiora to present the latest Waimakariri Data on Tuesday 3 March between 10am and 1pm at the Rangiora Town Hall, 303 High Street.

Doggy Pool Party Bark Again

Back by popular demand, Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities are hosting an event for the district’s furriest residents.

On Sunday 8 March, the Oxford Community Aquatic Centre will be closed to humans, and instead puppies will take the plunge.

Advice for Shellfish Gathering Sites in Canterbury

Monitoring has shown water quality in some areas overlying shellfish does not meet the standards for safe shellfish consumption at some sites, including Woodend Beach in the Waimakariri District.

Rangiora Town Centre Pop-up Display Drawing Hundreds

Over a thousand people are expected to visit the Rangiora Town Centre: Past and Future pop-up display in the Gables Arcade during the four weeks it is open.  The display gives a fascinating glimpse into the Town Centre’s past and showcases the Council’s plans for its future.

Kaiapoi Park and Ride Gets Go Ahead

A new Park and Ride site for central Kaiapoi is one step closer to being confirmed following the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board meeting this week.

Landowners Reminded to Test Wells

The Waimakariri District Council is reminding owners of private wells to test their water regularly, following a recent pilot study of 19 private wells in the Cust and Eyreton areas.

Health Warning – Algal Bloom in Kaiapoi Lakes, Ashley/Rakahuri River and Lake Pegasus

Following formal health warnings for the Ashley/Rakahuri River at SH1 and Pegasus Lake, algal blooms have also been found in the eastern lake of the Kaiapoi Lakes, and from 18 February toxic algae is also present in the length of Ashley/Rakahuri River from Okuku River confluence to Ashley SH1.

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