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Waimakariri District Council

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Mayoral Update on Covid-19 Response - 25 March

Kia ora koutou.  Warm greetings to everyone in our community. In this first of my regular updates on the Covid-19 response, I want to acknowledge that for many of you it’s been a difficult week. I know there’s a high level of uncertainty and things are changing almost on a daily basis.   I need to reassure you that the Council is working extremely hard to support our community and ensure all our essential services - water, roading, ...

Council COVID19 Update - 24 March 2020

Waimakariri District Council staff are prepared to conduct as much business as possible online for the coming month as the nation moves to alert level 4 as of tomorrow. We encourage people to conduct business with us online or over the phone and will be posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we intend to maintain service levels within these new restrictions. New Waimakariri local info page launched The Council have published ...

Alpine Fault Roadshow Coming to Oxford

Waimakariri residents will have a chance to hear from leading earthquake scientists when the award-winning AF8 (Alpine Fault magnitude 8) Roadshow visits Oxford as part of a South Island tour. The AF8 Roadshow: The Science Beneath Our Feet features public science talks and interactive classroom sessions designed to share the story of the Alpine Fault, the impacts and consequences of a future magnitude 8 earthquake, and how people can become better prepared for it. The Roadshow arrives in ...

Have your say on the Draft Annual Plan

Residents are encouraged to have a say on the direction of the Waimakariri District when the Draft Annual Plan - which opens for consultation today. The Council are consulting on their Draft Annual Plan 2020 – 2021 and want to hear what residents think about: The future of the ‘Three Waters’ (drinking, waste and storm water) following the announcement of a central Government regulator Funding preliminary design for a Community Hub planned to be built on regeneration ...

Local Schools Championing the Environment

Loburn School and Peppertree Preschool were awarded Enviroschool certificates last week in recognition of their work inspiring future generations to be environmentally minded. Enviroschools is an environmental action based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and country. The celebration was held at Environment Canterbury on Friday. Loburn School, who received a green-gold certificate, have developed a thriving natural environment, offering opportunities to learn about environmental sustainability including ...