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Council Statement on Pegasus Water Treatment Plant Work

The Pegasus water treatment plant is in the process of being converted from a chemical treatment system to a biological treatment system.  This upgrade has reached a significant milestone with the first phase of the changeover occurring on Wednesday night.

Motorists Urged to be Cautious as Schools Resume

Waimakariri students head back to school next week and motorists are encouraged to be mindful of their driving, particularly when young children are around.

Health Warning for Ashley River Bridges Ends

The algal bloom health warning that was issued along the Ashley/ Rakahuri River at State Highway 1 and at the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge has been lifted.

Roundabout Work Starting Soon

Following consultation with the community in November last year, Council has tendered work to upgrade the intersection of Williams Street, Smith Street and Beach Road in Kaiapoi. Work will begin on Monday 29 January.

Stay Alert: The Fire Threat Remains

The continuing spell of dry and warm weather has rapidly eroded the effects of the recent substantial rain across the Waimakariri District. With little moisture in the forecast for the week ahead, and warm dry winds expected, we all need to stay alert as far as the fire danger is concerned.

Update on Fords

We have updated information regarding some local fords that had been closed after the recent rains.  Wolffs Road and Warren Road Fords are now graded and are open.

Townsend Road Extension Starting Soon

The much anticipated extension of Townsend Road from the South Belt intersection through to the Johns Road/West Belt intersection is starting on Monday 22 January. The road extension will service the new subdivision of Townsend Fields as well as improve traffic flow for motorists in west Rangiora.

Beat the Bell for Your Boxing Hospitality Rights

Attention Waimakariri hoteliers. If you want to get in on the world championship boxing action, the time to act is now! The upcoming World title unification fight between the British slugger Anthony Joshua and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker is taking place mid-morning on Easter Sunday, New Zealand time.

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