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Waimakariri Emergency Operations Centre Activated

Waimakariri Emergency Operations Centre Activated

The State of National Emergency has been extended across the country and in response, the Waimakariri District Council has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Preparations to activate the centre have been taking place since the State of National Emergency was initially declared but as we move into the second week of the level 4 alert the decision has been made to activate in response to local need for additional welfare services. While the council is ...

Kairaki Beach Access Closed

The Kairaki Beach vehicle access has been closed today to comply with advice from the Government to discourage any activity that may result in an emergency services callout. Vehicles spotted on the beach are causing concern that some people are not following Alert Level 4 guidelines. To prevent this activity, the entrance has been temporarily fenced off. While people who live locally may still walk to their local beach also following physical distancing rules, driving on ...

10 Ideas for keeping active during lockdown

Some of these are being added to each week, so remember to check back regularly! #1 Les Mills Workout – 9am TV1 Monday-Friday or there are free sessions on their website here #2 North Canterbury Sport & Rec Trust workouts.  Three sessions each week – link via their website Online Workouts #3 North Canterbury Sport & Rec Trust Sports Skills. The Primary Schools Sports coaches are loading up a variety of sports skills for kids to keep ...

Represent your Country!

We can all represent our country The current lockdown situation is giving us a sporting chance to beat this virus.  Despite the disappointment of seasons remaining unfinished, or not even beginning, we all know this situation is one that needs to be won, and if we all work as a team, we can do it. The effects are far and wide. Professional sports are on hold, the Olympics delayed. The level of training and preparedness for ...

North Canterbury Jobs Could be Saved by Changes to Subsidy Scheme

Changes to the Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme announced today may save some jobs in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown. The Government has today made modifications to the scheme including: Businesses accessing the scheme must still undertake best endeavours to pay employees 80% of their pre-COVID income. Where that is not possible – in particular where a business has no activity whatsoever due to the shutdown and workers are not working any hours – they must ...