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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.

Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Hot temperatures are the star of the summer season and while that may mean trips to the beach and local swimming holes to cool off, it’s a very dangerous time for our furry friends to be travelling by car.

Boil Water Remains in Place for Oxford Rural No.1 Scheme

All daily samples taken on the Oxford Rural No.1 water supply scheme since Friday have been clear of E. coli. While this has given staff some confidence, further investigation and advice is required before the boil water notice can be lifted.

The Road to Cust Gets Traffic Lights!

Motorist travelling between Cust and Rangiora will have struck temporary traffic lights today as work began at the Oxford Road-McIntosh’s Road intersection.

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