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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.

Safe Holiday Journeys on our Wish List

‘Tis Christmas time, a time of joy, a time to get-together
We’re all hoping it will be warm and sunny summer weather
We’ll hit the road to see our loved ones, or get the bbq started
We’ll laugh and smile with ones who are here and remember those departed

Merry Christmas from the Council - What you Should Know this Holiday

The Christmas and New Year Holiday Season is nearly upon us and Waimakariri District Council has some important reminders to share about temporary changes to its services over the break.

Don’t be Fooled by Wet Weather – Prepare for the Fire Season Now

Don’t be fooled by the wet weather – prepare for the fire season now.  With summer approaching, Waimakariri residents can expect hot, dry days and an increasing risk of fire in the months ahead.

Swim Safe This Summer

Once the hot weather finally arrives, we’ll be lucky to have a lot of great swimming options across Waimakariri. However before you take the plunge, you should check that it’s safe to swim.

Kaiapoi Signs Up To Tell Local Stories

The Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board were excited to see progress from the Kaiapoi Signage Working group earlier this week.  The group was established to oversee the design and installation of new interpretation and information signage throughout Kaiapoi.

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