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Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 1 Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 1

The move to Alert Level 1 announced yesterday means it's a return to business as usual for Waimakariri District Council. Many of our services are already operating as they were before lockdown. Facilities that weren't will be returning to their normal opening hours over the coming days, but we will be keeping online bookings where they are now in place. Contact tracing, sanitisation stations and higher levels of cleaning will remain at Council buildings. Full details on ...
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Community Spaces at Alert Level 2 Community Spaces at Alert Level 2

Alert Level 2 will see a lot more of our places and spaces open for use by the public including playgrounds, skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, sports areas and boat ramps. Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager says, “We know that people have been looking forward to this new freedom after lockdown, especially parents, children and dog owners. But we ask you to be sensible – keep your distance and practice safe hygiene. If ...
Transfer Stations Open up More Services

Transfer Stations Open up More Services Transfer Stations Open up More Services

The move to Alert Level 2 tomorrow sees more services becoming available at both the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park and Oxford Transfer Station. Most services are back, with some exceptions. The recycling drop-off areas will re-open although residents are asked to pre-sort items so that the drop off is quick. Numbers of visitors will be limited to make sure physical distancing is in place. At Oxford there will be a limit of two vehicles in the rubbish drop ...
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Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 2 Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 2

Public facilities in Waimakariri reopen when the nation returns to Alert Level 2.     Immediately reopened include facilities like playgrounds, skateparks and dog parks. Council service centres, libraries and aquatic centres will be progressively opened - although some services may not resume where they cannot be delivered safely (e.g. where physical distancing cannot be maintained). Reopening of community halls will be delayed given issues with tracking people visiting these unmanned facilities. Further information will be provided in the coming ...
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Caution Urged As Fire Season Changes Caution Urged As Fire Season Changes

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are urging residents to avoid non-essential fires when Waimakariri moves into an open fire season on Sunday 3 May. Principal Rural Fire Officer, Bruce Janes, says even if a fire is permitted and under control, the smoke often generates a 111 call from the public, meaning firefighters need to leave their bubble to deal with an avoidable fire. “Now is the time to be more vigilant than ever to avoid an ...

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