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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.

The Risk Is Extreme So Be Fire Smart

Ok. So we all know that the temperatures are going to skyrocket for the first part of the week. Hot today and even hotter tomorrow, with 25 predicted for this afternoon, and a pair of 31s to follow for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Surf Life Saving Season Extended For Hot Weather

With forecasts showing the hottest days of summer are just around the corner, the Waimakariri District Council has extended the Surf Life Saving season for another three days at Waikuku Beach. Today, tomorrow and Wednesday are all expected to top 30 degrees, and this could see heavy demand placed on the district’s beaches.

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