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Mayoral Update on Covid-19 Response - 25 March

Kia ora koutou.  Warm greetings to everyone in our community. In this first of my regular updates on the Covid-19 response, I want to acknowledge that for many of you it’s been a difficult week. I know there’s a high level of uncertainty and things are changing almost on a daily basis.   I need to reassure you that the Council is working extremely hard to support our community and ensure all our essential services - water, roading, ...

Council COVID19 Update - 24 March 2020

Waimakariri District Council staff are prepared to conduct as much business as possible online for the coming month as the nation moves to alert level 4 as of tomorrow. We encourage people to conduct business with us online or over the phone and will be posting regular updates on our website and social media channels regarding how we intend to maintain service levels within these new restrictions. New Waimakariri local info page launched The Council have published ...

Happyhire Eats and Beats 2020

The Happy Hire Eats and Beats is a festival of food and music combined with the ambiance of festoon and lantern lighting in Victoria Park on Percival Street.   Gather your friends, family and colleagues and come along to taste an enormous variety of food from across the world at Rangiora's only evening Food and Music Festival. This event caters for a range in ages from babies to pensioners.   Featuring Live Jazz and Classic Music, Popular Children's ...

Kaiapoi River Carnival 2020

Paddleboards and kayaks will be all part of the fun on the Kaiapoi River in the Hazeldine Construction & Visit Waimakariri Kaiapoi River Carnival and Boat Show next Sunday. Organisers are calling for entries hoping competition will be fierce amongst competitors in the Blackwell’s paddle board race, the WDC Kayak race and the Port & Eagles Walk The Plank. There are prizes to be won and entry forms for these fun events, as well as the ...

Inaugural OxMan triathlon attracts over 400 competitors

Over 400 people participated in a new long-course triathlon hosted at Geoff Spark’s irrigation lake in Eyrewell on 16th December. The event, which was sponsored by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL), turned out to be a huge success for attendees and supporters. Geoff says when event organiser John Newsom first approached him about hosting the triathlon, they imagined that around 250 people would enter the event. “We were blown away by the amount of interest the event ...