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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 ...

Using Community Spaces During Lockdown

With community facilities being closed to limit transmission of COVID-19, but an encouragement to get fresh air and exercise, there is some confusion about how people should be using community spaces during lockdown. Earlier this week Council was disappointed to find someone had tampered with a gate at the Kaiapoi Dog Park, resulting in members of the public using the area. All playgrounds and dog parks in Waimakariri have been closed to limit transmission of COVID-19 ...

Beach access closed to comply with physical distancing

Waimakariri District Council have today closed beach access ways. The decision was made in line with advice from the government in discouraging unnecessary travel and keeping physical distancing limits in place. “We appreciate that many people would have been looking forward to accessing the beaches but already there has been a wave of people from our District and others heading to our beaches. “The beaches are great places to get some fresh air but we all have ...

Advice for Campers at Level 4

There are still a large number of visitors travelling in self-contained vehicles around the country. Please be mindful that many of these visitors have been here for a long time and came here to work and live. It will be a stressful time for them too. What advice do you have for travellers in self contained vehicles? We are encouraging visitors in self-contained vehicles to stay at a commercial camping site if available. They will need to ...