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  • Preparing Kaiapoi's Museum Collection for the Big Shift

    Monday, 21 July 2014
    Kaiapoi District Historical Society volunteers have been busy preparing the collection that will be part of the Kaiapoi Library, Service Centre and Museum building, currently being constructed on the corner of Raven Quay and Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

  • Council Regains Insurance for Underground Assets

    Friday, 18 July 2014
    In a report submitted to the Waimakariri District Council’s Audit Committee on Tuesday afternoon, staff advised that the Council has been successful in gaining favourable insurance terms for its assets. This includes the district’s reticulation systems for drainage, water and sewage.

  • Hollow Core Beams Arrive for the New Ashley River Bridge

    Thursday, 17 July 2014
    Since early July huge hollow core concrete beams have been arriving at the Ashley riverbed in preparation for the construction of the new bridge. They are an impressive sight to see on the road, as they are delivered on a large road transporter, close to 35 metres long, known in the transporting industry as a Tractor Unit with a front dolly and a 4-axle rear jinker transporter system.

  • Moving On In Rangiora and Kaiapoi - Update Evenings Prove Popular

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014
    In recent weeks Waimakariri District Council have held Town Centre Update Evenings in both Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

  • Council Approves Funding for Flooding Work

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014
    At yesterday’s monthly Waimakariri District Council meeting, Councillors approved $1.5 million of unbudgeted work towards resolution of the widespread flooding issues in the district as a result of the extreme rainfall event of 9 and 10 June.

  • Moving On - Kaiapoi Town Centre Update

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014
    Waimakariri District Council is holding an update evening on Thursday 10 July 2014 on the latest progress and plans for the Kaiapoi town centre.

  • Options for the Redevelopment of Kaiapoi Wharf

    Thursday, 26 June 2014
    Council will be holding a drop-in session in Kaiapoi on Thursday 3 July to provide information about the options for redevelopment of the Kaiapoi Wharf.

  • Civil Defence Exercise in Kaiapoi This Weekend

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014
    Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and flood response teams will be putting recent experiences into a practical learning exercise this Saturday in Kaiapoi.

  • Flood Damage to Ohoka Bridges

    Thursday, 19 June 2014
    Both Whites Road and Jacksons Road in Ohoka have been closed due to flood damage to the bridges on those roads.

  • Junction Hotel Building Facade To Stay

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014
    Work on the retention of the façade of the Junction Hotel (more recently known as Robbies), and the demolition of the building structure behind the façade will be starting on Monday 30 June.

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