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Family Focus for Reserve

The Woodend-Sefton Community Board had a busy meeting on Monday night where they considered a reserve master plan and funding applications, before jumping into workshops on speed limits, SH1 safety improvements and future landscaping projects.

Olympic-level aquasports park looks to Kaiapoi location

A group previously proposing a world-leading aquasports park for the Christchurch residential red zone is turning its sights to Kaiapoi due to the efforts of Enterprise North Canterbury.

Rail Safety Week Highlights Near Misses

In 2018 there were 400 near misses between people and trains or vehicles and trains on railway lines across New Zealand.

Should we Slow Down Around Waimakariri?

Speed limits on local roads – and whether they should be lowered or not – is up for discussion this month. Waimakariri District Council are asking residents if they support lowering speed limits on roads which connect to State Highway 1 near Woodend and other busy and arterial roads west of the highway.

Hundreds Take Part in Oxford Civil Defence Exercise

Oxford was the stage for a major Civil Defence exercise on Saturday, as hundreds of people descended on the township to take part.  In the day’s training scenario, a large Alpine Fault Earthquake had damaged the township and participants were tasked with providing a welfare and health response to affected residents.

New Recycling Boost for Cust Community

Rural residents in the Cust area will be relieved they no longer need to drive to Oxford or Rangiora to deal with recyclables, as a rural recycling drop-off centre opens within the community.

Community Service Celebrated at Awards

Waimakariri District Council holds a Community Service Awards ceremony every year to recognise people who have made great contributions to our District.

Major Oxford Civil Defence Exercise This Weekend

Oxford will be buzzing with activity this weekend as Civil Defence Waimakariri hosts a large training exercise in the township.

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