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Step up and Support Local Theatre

Theatre and arts communities all over the world rely on Volunteer Ushers. Volunteering is recognised as being a fun and fulfilling way of giving back to a community, and it is an opportunity to learn new skills, connect with others and make new friends.

Iconic Building Coming Down

If you happen to be around the corner of Ashley and High Street, you will soon see demolition of the iconic Rangiora EyeCare Building.  The owners are demolishing the building to make way for a new and improved building.

Let’s Talk Public Spaces

The Waimakariri District Council’s Business Zones 1 & 2 Public Spaces Policy broadly guides how public spaces in business zones are best utilised. Businesses and members of the public are encouraged to use these public spaces in a fair and responsible way that does not impair or obstruct safe and efficient pedestrian movement.

Drainage Issues to be Improved

During the flood event of February 2018, the recently upgraded intersection of Percival Street and South Belt experienced flooding on the north west corner. Contractors will move onto the site next week to carry out a three week programme of work to help minimise ongoing flooding issues in the area.

Long Term Plan Adopted

Yesterday the Council formally adopted the Long Term Plan 2018 -2028.  The plan contained four key proposals for consideration including an enhanced Kerbside Collection Service, Multi-Use Sport Facility, District Regeneration and Community Facilities. Adoption of the Plan means that the Council can now progress these key projects.

Oxford Aglow for Winter Lights Festival

Oxford kicks off winter festivities with its upcoming Winter Lights Festival, the first of many events happening across the district to help keep the winter blues at bay.

Update on Harvest Activities

If you are in the Woodend Beach area, you will see some large harvest machinery and equipment as we gear up to start preparations for the harvest of the coastal forest.

Ceremony Marks A Recovery Milestone

Another milestone in the earthquake recovery process is being celebrated today in Kaiapoi, with the ceremonial handover of regeneration land ownership from the Crown to Waimakariri District Council and Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust.

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