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Call out to the Arts Community

We can offer support for groups and individuals who are keen to provide arts and cultural activities in the Waimakariri District from the Creative Communities New Zealand Scheme.

Algal Bloom Detected at Pegasus Lake

Updated March 2019: The health warning mentioned in this article for Pegasus Lake has been lifted and the water is currently safe for swimming.

Clean Up Following Wednesday Winds

Following the strong winds on Wednesday evening, Council contractors have been tasked with a fair amount of cleaning up.

Speed Limit Changes for Woodend Roads

Drivers will need to slow down on several Rangiora and Woodend area roads next week when new speed limits come into effect.

River Mouth Shift Leaves Cars Beached

A number of unlucky beach users found themselves stranded at Pines Beach over the weekend as high tides cut off vehicle access at Kairaki.

So Much More than Just Books

Our libraries had a bumper year in 2018 with over 565,000 visitors, more than 20,000 people attending training or events, and 520,000 borrowed books, ebooks and audio books.

Overall it was a 15 percent increase of visitors since last year. What this shows is that people come to our libraries for more than books.

In 2019 we have something planned for everyone.

Health Warning Issued For Two Waimakariri Rivers

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River near the Rangiora-Loburn bridge and the Ashley/Rakahuri River near the State Highway 1 Bridge.

Arterial Road Resurfacing Next Week

A bout of wet weather in December put paid to plans to seal Ohoka Road West - the arterial road running through west Kaiapoi. The work was rescheduled to the New Year and this time the weather forecast looks to be playing its part.

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