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Aquasports Park One Step Closer to Calling Kaiapoi Home

Waimakariri District Council has agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the WHoW Charitable Trust to enable the progression of a proposal to build an Olympic-level aquasports park on regeneration land in Kaiapoi.

Acknowledging the Value of Community Groups

Community grants took the virtual floor at Wednesday night’s Oxford-Ohoka Community Board Zoom meeting, with three grant applications approved.

Growing Opportunities For Green Thumbs

Volunteer planting of native seedlings in the District’s reserves is underway again after a halt due to COVID restrictions and the Council invites those with availability to grab a shovel and join in.

Council Services on Queens Birthday

We hope you have an enjoyable long weekend; the following changes to Council services and facilities apply for Queens Birthday.

Contaminated Recycling Results in a One-way Trip to the Tip

Three truckloads of recycling had to be dumped at the landfill this week due to contamination – people putting non-recyclable items in their recycling bin.

Community Facilities Now Open for Use

Relaxed rules around the numbers of people able to gather in one place mean Waimakariri District Council can reopen our community centres and halls from tomorrow (Friday 29 May).

Resources Available to Help You Get Through

The COVID-19 pandemic has well and truly highlighted the value of community, but it has also brought and continues to bring extreme changes to the livelihoods, lifestyles and general wellbeing of many residents.

Important Update for Contractors and Home Builders

We continue to update our guidance for site visits and building inspections during Alert Level 2. Contractors are back on site with more work restarting and building work is getting underway across the District, we need to ensure this can be done as safely as possible.

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