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  • Council Urges Caution When Shopping for Quad Bikes, Motorbikes and Ponies These Holidays

    Tuesday, 11 November 2014
    With Christmas and summer holidays fast approaching, some parents may be thinking a motorcycle, quad bike or a pony as a gift idea for their children. The Waimakariri District Council and Injury Prevention Waimakariri are urging parents to think carefully before buying, and to ensure the bike or horse is the right fit for the rider.

  • Council to Make Budgetary Provision to Recover From Another Major Natural Disaster

    Friday, 7 November 2014
    Recovery from the devastating effects of a future major natural disaster is one of the priorities being accounted for in the preparation of the Waimakariri District Council’s Draft Long Term Plan (2015-2025).

  • Council Fast Tracks Stormwater and Drainage Upgrades

    Thursday, 6 November 2014
    The Waimakariri District Council is working to implement urgent flood fixes now and set in place an ambitious flood protection plan of works for the future.

  • 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.

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