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Anzac Day for Kaiapoi High School Anzac Day for Kaiapoi High School

Kaiapoi High School is heavily involved with the Anzac Day commemorations but this year with no ceremonies allowed due to the Covid-19 lockdown their voices weren't going to be heard... In a letter to parents and caregivers, Principal Bruce Kearney this week reflected on the strong association that Kaiapoi RSA has enjoyed with the school over the years. An association that is illustrated by the fact that Year 13 student, Leyton Wright, holds the distinction of ...
Waiau coach Marina Shearer aims to empower Year 13 girls throughout New Zealand with her new Thrive13 programme

Business outside the box Business outside the box

North Canterbury businesses are facing unprecedented challenges amid the evolving Covid-19 situation. Each week we’ll profile a local business which is thinking outside the box to adapt to a new reality. Let’s share ideas and support local businesses. Gina McKenzie While many businesses have pressed pause on new projects, Waiau-based coach Marina Shearer accelerated the launch of her initiative Thrive13 forward a month to help Year 13 girls during uncertain times. The coaching programme aims to boost ...
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North Canterbury Business Connecting Students to Literacy Program During Lockdown North Canterbury Business Connecting Students to Literacy Program During Lockdown

A North Canterbury educational resource provider is aiming to provide a free login to its literacy development program to every school-aged child in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Learning Staircase, based in Rangiora, designs and retails top quality educational resources and software for learners of all ages including adults and learners with specific learning disabilities. Their StepsWeb online program lets learners improve their literacy, vocabulary, comprehension and verbal reasoning via research-based tools, games ...
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Mayoral Update on Covid-19 Response - 25 March 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, ...
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Council COVID19 Update - 24 March 2020 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 ...

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