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  • Green Corps and Swannanoa School at Whites Road Reserve

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
    This week, a group of 80 Swannanoa School students gathered at the Whites Road Reserve to unveil three interpretation signs that they have been working on in partnership with Waimakariri District Council’s Green Corps programme and the Rangiora Lions.

  • Community Service Recognised

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
    At the Waimakariri District Council’s Community Service Awards held last night, 16 Waimakariri people were recognised for their outstanding voluntary contributions to the district.

  • Landmarks Team Gets Heritage Recognition

    Friday, 24 October 2014
    At the Vero Canterbury Heritage Awards held in the newly renovated Knox Church last night, Waimakariri’s Landmarks Team received the Heritage Champion Award.

  • It's All About the People! Community Forums Seek Views

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
    Two community forums are being held in Woodend and Rangiora in early November, hosted by Community Development staff. This is an invitation for you to come along, share your views and help shape the priorities for our district’s community development over the next 10 years.

  • Council Seeks Views About How We Do the Talking

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
    The Council is reviewing how we go about engaging the community so we can consider community views in our decision-making … and we want to know your thoughts on how Council ‘does the talking before the deciding’.

  • Council Seeks Feedback on Future Urban Kerbside Collection Service

    Friday, 17 October 2014
    The Waimakariri District Council is seeking views on options for the future of kerbside refuse collection in the district. It is possible that in future the Council may be required to change from the current bin and bag to an all bins service to satisfy health and safety requirements. While that remains an option for now, feedback is being sought on whether to move sooner or later to an all bins service.

  • Council Approves Concept Plan for High Street Rangiora

    Thursday, 9 October 2014
    Council has approved the concept plan for the redesign of High Street Rangiora that will revitalise the town centre for its shoppers, visitors and businesses as an attractive and appealing destination.

  • Watch That Chainsaw

    Wednesday, 8 October 2014
    Waimakariri District Council’s Rural Safety Coordinator Kerry Miles wants people to take extra care with chainsaws this spring and summer.

  • District Licensing Committee Pleased with Responsible Alcohol Attitude

    Tuesday, 7 October 2014
    The Waimakariri District Licensing Committee says licensees and alcohol establishment managers around the district continue to exhibit a highly responsible attitude towards local sale of alcohol regulations following a joint control purchase operation last Friday with the Police and Community Public Health.

  • District Non-profit Groups Will No Longer Need a Food Licence

    Thursday, 18 September 2014
    The Government’s new Food Act will allow the district’s sausage sizzles, school fair cake stalls and charity fundraisers to no longer require a food licence to sell food.

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