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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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

Plant the seed…one more time Plant the seed…one more time

Families looking for something safe, fun, and positive to do together this weekend, should check out the final Volunteer Tree Planting Day, according Greg Byrnes. Greg is the manager of the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust, which administers Tūhaitara Coastal Park. It spans 750 hectares on a 10.5 kilometre stretch of coastline – from the Waimakariri river mouth to the township of Waikuku. The park was established as an outcome of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement ...

Plant the seed… Plant the seed…

Leaving your mark on the future is as easy as putting your hand up for two local Volunteer Tree Planting Days on August 14 and 22, says Greg Byrnes. Greg is the manager of the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust, which administers Tūhaitara Coastal Park. It spans 750 hectares on a 10.5 kilometre stretch of coastline – from the Waimakariri river mouth to the township of Waikuku. The park was established as an outcome of the Ngāi ...

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