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Cheers to Garrymere Water Supply Upgrade Cheers to Garrymere Water Supply Upgrade

The Garrymere community celebrated the completion of its water supply upgrade today, a project involving significant input from locals. Mayor Dan Gordon officially cut the ribbon on the new Ultraviolet (UV) treatment facility and was joined by the Garrymere Water Supply Advisory Group, Councillors, Community Board Members, contractors and staff. The upgrade ensures the water supply is compliant with the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand (DWSNZ), and Mayor Dan Gordon described the project as ‘incredibly complex’, ...
Front Row (L-R):</strong> Councillor Kirstyn Barnett, Mike Bryce, Nikita Bryce Back Row (L-R): </strong> Brennan Wiremu (WDC Emergency Management Advisor), Peter Cameron (Regional Emergency Management Advisor), Chris Field (WDC Emergency Management Officer)

Veteran Civil Defence Volunteers Recognised Veteran Civil Defence Volunteers Recognised

Three of Waimakariri’s veteran Civil Defence volunteers were recognised this weekend, following more than a decade of service from each. Regional Emergency Management Advisor, Peter Cameron presented Mike Bryce, Nikita Bryce and Councillor Kirstyn Barnett with the Ministry of Civil Defence 10-year Long Service Award at a special ceremony hosted at a Civil Defence Cadet camp in Glentui. All three recipients have responded to a variety of emergencies across the South Island, including earthquakes, fires and ...
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Playground Swing Stolen for Second Time Playground Swing Stolen for Second Time

Woodend and Pegasus kids are again missing a favourite playground part following the theft of the popular Lilypad swing from Gladstone Park for the second time. Council staff believe the thieves used bolt cutters to cut the support chains and steal the swing sometime between Monday 20 and Thursday 23 July. It looks similar to the swing shown in the photo and features a distinctive frog emblem on the seat. The missing swing was itself a ...
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Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 1 Waimakariri Public Facilities Reopen at Alert Level 1

The move to Alert Level 1 announced yesterday means it's a return to business as usual for Waimakariri District Council. Many of our services are already operating as they were before lockdown. Facilities that weren't will be returning to their normal opening hours over the coming days, but we will be keeping online bookings where they are now in place. Contact tracing, sanitisation stations and higher levels of cleaning will remain at Council buildings. Full details on ...
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Community Spaces at Alert Level 2 Community Spaces at Alert Level 2

Alert Level 2 will see a lot more of our places and spaces open for use by the public including playgrounds, skate parks, dog parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, sports areas and boat ramps. Grant MacLeod, Greenspace Manager says, “We know that people have been looking forward to this new freedom after lockdown, especially parents, children and dog owners. But we ask you to be sensible – keep your distance and practice safe hygiene. If ...

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