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From Mayor Dan Gordon From Mayor Dan Gordon

It is great to be at Level 1. This past weekend has seen a number of community events. I would like to commend the event organisers for putting on such a wide variety of activities for our community to enjoy. The Light and Sound Festival in Victoria Park was excellent. Unfortunately the weather on Sunday saw both the Rangiora Festival of Colour and Kaiapoi Party in the Park postponed. We are lucky to have community ...
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Council Submits $10m Water Infrastructure List for Govt. Approval Council Submits $10m Water Infrastructure List for Govt. Approval

Waimakariri District Council this week finalised a $10m+ list of projects which will see residents benefit from upgraded Three Waters infrastructure.     The funding is part of a stimulus package made available to the Council in return for signing up to the first stage of the Government’s Three Waters (drinking water, wastewater and storm water) Reform programme. See more about the water reforms below. This funding will allow a number of projects which were planned for future years ...
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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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