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Ashley Rakahuri Public Health Warning Lifted

The area surrounding the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge on the Ashley/Rakahuri River once again has a clean bill of health after the Canterbury District Health Board last night lifted its public health warning for the area.

Boil Water Notice Issued for Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply Scheme

Turbidity levels in the water supply servicing the Oxford Rural no. 2 water supply scheme have reached the threshold where a boil water notice has had to be issued. The turbidity has been caused by today’s rain.

Judge Brandts-Giesen Recipient of Community Service Award

Judge John Brandts-Giesen was the worthy recipient of a Community Service Award, presented at today’s Council meeting in recognition of the extensive amount of time and dedication he has provided to various local charities and organisations within the Waimakariri District, and right across Canterbury and New Zealand.

Dudley Park Shelter Belt Removal Planned

The scheduled removal of the shelter belt along the western boundary of Rangiora’s Dudley Park is set to begin on Tuesday 13 March. The work is expected to take around three days to complete.

Sewer Pipe to Cross Southbrook Road

Motorists using Southbrook Road will see cones for a while longer as contractors make preparations to install a large sewer main across Southbrook Road into Pearson Lane. The new sewer pipe is part of a major upgrade for Rangiora that is being carried out in the central and southern areas over the next six years.

C’mon Waimakariri, Stand Up and Be Counted

The nationwide Census is on currently, with the forms available both online and in hard copy paper form. We want to see as many Waimakariri residents as possible complete the Census to ensure we have good information on which to base planning decisions for the future.

Pipe Work for Queen Street

Galvanised pipes installed in 1932 are being replaced in Queen Street, one of Rangiora’s well-known tree-lined streets. During the design phase of this work special consideration was given to working around the trees to ensure that no damage is done.

Update on Oxford Rural No.2 Water Supply

A welcome update for residents on the Oxford Rural No.2 water supply that the boil water notice has now been lifted and residents can now consume the water without boiling it.  The initial boil water notice was issued as a precaution due to heavy rainfall causing the water to become discoloured (referred to as turbidity), which can reduce the effectiveness of the chlorine treatment.

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