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Kairaki Beach Access Restored

Kairaki Beach access will be restored to vehicles this afternoon as the Council announces that the locked chain will be dropped following it's closure due to the recent flood event.

Waimakariri Locals Celebrated in Queen's Birthday Honours List

The Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2021 includes two exceptional Waimakariri locals including current Councillor Al Blackie.

Across the country 170 New Zealanders have been awarded honours for their services to the community.

Flooding Recovery Updates

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Nine days after heavy rain and flooding started causing havoc across Canterbury, the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Rangiora is still coordinating Waimakariri’s ongoing Civil Defence response.

Council's Quarterly Financial Report

To improve awareness of how the Council is performing (outside of Annual Plan time) we release a quarterly performance snapshot. This report covers quarters 1 to 3 for the financial year.

Mayoral Update - Government’s Water Reform Reports

Mayor Dan Gordon comments on the release of four reports on the Government’s Three Waters Reform Programme.

Council Services on Queens Birthday

We hope you have an enjoyable long weekend and that we can all enjoy some drier weather. The following changes to Council services and facilities apply for Queens Birthday.

Support for Our Rural Community is Available

The recent severe weather event has taken its toll on the Waimakariri rural and farming community, however, there are many organisations and networks here to help those in need.

Heavy Rain - Flooding Updates

3pm Wednesday 2 June

The flood gate at The Pines Beach and Kairaki has been operating well and the advice from Environment Canterbury is that the water is receding. This means that there is no longer a risk and the prepare to evacuate warning has been lifted for The Pines Beach and Kairaki.

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