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SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September

From this weekend, the Christchurch Northern Corridor team will be installing gantries on SH1 around and near the Waimakariri Bridge, north of Christchurch. This will involve lane and full road closures at night, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, through to October. A gantry is a steel overhead support structure to hold traffic signs. In total on SH1 seven gantries will be installed. Two on the north side of the Waimakariri Bridge and five south of ...
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Significant Traffic Delays Expected for Christchurch Northern Corridor Significant Traffic Delays Expected for Christchurch Northern Corridor

Road resurfacing on the Waimakariri Bridge’s southbound lanes will start on Saturday afternoon, 29 August, requiring the closure of the Tram Road on-ramp during the morning peak hours on working days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.     The work is part of the final stages of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) motorway project. Tram Road on-ramp closed morning peak hours to late September As a result of this work, for the first month to late September the Tram ...
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Nominations Open for Community Service Awards Nominations Open for Community Service Awards

Waimakariri District Council holds a Community Service Awards ceremony every year to celebrate the people who have made notable contributions to our District. The awards are a great way of formally recognising the substantial voluntary service that hard-working and dedicated people give for the benefit of the community. They recognise people who go above and beyond in many areas such as recreation, sport, health, youth, education, art, welfare and more. Mayor Dan Gordon says "There are a ...
Waimakariri District Secures $9m in Shovel Ready Flood Protection

Waimakariri District Secures $9m in Shovel Ready Flood Protection Waimakariri District Secures $9m in Shovel Ready Flood Protection

Waimakariri District Council today received confirmation of $9 million worth of funding to reduce the impact of flooding on urban and rural properties in Kaiapoi. The funding will enable the construction of pump stations and associated infrastructure and create about 40 jobs suited to local tradespeople.Minister for Infrastructure Shane Jones announced the funding this afternoon noting the low-lying coastal land the river-town is renowned for as being at risk of flooding – more so following ...
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Devastating Damage to Native Trees Devastating Damage to Native Trees

Our Greenspace staff were dismayed to discover significant damage to trees and vegetation at Matawai Park in Rangiora earlier this week. Matawai Park is protected and classed as a Scenic Reserve under the Reserves Management Act. This means that damaging or cutting down trees or any other vegetation isn’t allowed. Grant Macleod, Greenspace Manager says, “The Matawai Park Advisory Group have worked hard over the last 40 years, planting a wide range of native trees and ...

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