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In Memorial - Murray Binnie

Sadly, we wish to advise the passing on Monday night of Murray Binnie our friend and colleague at the Waimakariri District Council.

Is Your Building Quake Prone?

In the Waimakariri, we know better than most the hazards that are associated with shakes in this earthquake-prone country of ours. That makes checking out this video important if you are a building owner, to discover the steps that are required to attend to structures that may be vulnerable in time of earthquake.

How Well Do You Know Your Pool Rules?

The recent storm notwithstanding, swimming pools have been up there with rivers as the most popular places in our District recently. But do you know all of the rules around fencing off your pool?

Rangiora Central Sewer Upgrade Makes Way to Southbrook Road

The first stage of the multi-year Central Rangiora Sewer Upgrade which started at the Rangiora Wastewater Treatment Plant and progressed along Railway Road is now complete. Contractors have now set up in Denchs Road, next to Southbrook School, Kindercare and Rangiora New Life School.

Waimakariri River Trashed By Visitors

With the recent spell of fine weather, the Waimakariri River has once again become a popular picnicking and swimming spot. However some visitors are ruining the enjoyment of the river for others by leaving their rubbish behind.

Warm and Dry Weather Triggers Avian Botulism

With the recent spell of warm and dry weather, we are again experiencing an outbreak of avian botulism at the Kaiapoi Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).  Council staff, with the help of a specialist contractor, removed approximately 35 dead birds from the Kaiapoi WWTP on Tuesday 30 January.

Extreme Fire Danger Warning Issued For Waimakariri

Fire and Emergency NZ have issued an extreme fire danger warning for most of Canterbury, including Waimakariri District.

Council Deliberates on Draft Long Term Plan

This week sees three days of budget meetings as the Waimakariri District Council deliberates on its Draft 2018-28 Long Term Plan (LTP).  Although there are a number of proposals to consider, there are two of particular significance.

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