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Civil Defence Deploys For Large Exercise

Boats, helicopters and drones; residents of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and The Pines Beach may notice an unusually large amount of activity around the river tomorrow, as Civil Defence conducts its final large exercise for the year.

Boosted Car Seat Subsidies

Please note that this news story was first published in 2018 and the prices described below have now changed.  Please view Rubbish and Recycling Fees & Charges for up-to-date pricing on recycling car seats.

Council Services on Labour Day

We hope you have an enjoyable long weekend; the following changes to Council services and facilities apply for Labour Day.

Detours in Place for West Belt/Blackett Street Intersection

This Thursday, Council contractors will be detouring traffic around the West Belt and Blackett Street intersection so new road seal can be laid.

Council adopts Annual Report for the 2017/2018 year

Waimakariri District Council today adopted the Annual Report for 2017/2018 and year-end accounts show the Council is in a sound position.  The report shows a council that is experiencing strong growth and a moving focus from earthquake recovery to regeneration planning and implementation.

Community Board Abuzz for New Bee Hives

Kaiapoi East is about to welcome some new pint-sized residents, with the installation of three beehives on Regeneration land neighbouring Cass Street.

Tūhaitara Coastal Park Trails Opening

Horse riders in the District will be pleased to hear that all horse trails through Tūhaitara Coastal Park opened on Saturday 13 October.

Only Rain in the Drain

Have you noticed the blue kōkopu (whitebait) fish plaques by our stormwater sumps?  Council recently installed these plaques in high profile streets within the district to help remind residents that only rainwater should be going down the drain.

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