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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 ...

Protective Equipment now available in North Canterbury

  Frontline first responders and healthcare workers in North Canterbury now have a local option to source their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 3D Labs in Kaiapoi – as part of the Techmedics Group – has proactively pursued its place within the global community 3D printing initiative to help stop the transmission of COVID-19. It is printing the head bands for the Personal Protection Shields they have sourced. They are currently supplying them to the public for what ...

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 ...

Farmers take the yin with the yang

Some welcome positivity has been expressed for New Zealand’s farmers as they continue to work to feed the nation during the Coronavirus 2019 pandemic (COVID-19). Agriculture is deemed as an essential service, so it’s been business as usual for the farming fraternity, despite the nationwide lockdown. There are several pressure points within farmer-to-farmer conversations as they work out the best way forward. One of the biggest observations in-house – outside of how to get everything done ...