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Significant Traffic Delays Expected for Christchurch Northern Corridor Significant Traffic Delays Expected for Christchurch Northern Corridor

Road resurfacing on the Waimakariri Bridge’s southbound lanes will start on Saturday afternoon, 29 August, requiring the closure of the Tram Road on-ramp during the morning peak hours on working days, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.     The work is part of the final stages of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) motorway project. Tram Road on-ramp closed morning peak hours to late September As a result of this work, for the first month to late September the Tram ...
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Nominations Open for Community Service Awards Nominations Open for Community Service Awards

Waimakariri District Council holds a Community Service Awards ceremony every year to celebrate the people who have made notable contributions to our District. The awards are a great way of formally recognising the substantial voluntary service that hard-working and dedicated people give for the benefit of the community. They recognise people who go above and beyond in many areas such as recreation, sport, health, youth, education, art, welfare and more. Mayor Dan Gordon says "There are a ...
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 ...
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Devastating Damage to Native Trees Devastating Damage to Native Trees

Our Greenspace staff were dismayed to discover significant damage to trees and vegetation at Matawai Park in Rangiora earlier this week. Matawai Park is protected and classed as a Scenic Reserve under the Reserves Management Act. This means that damaging or cutting down trees or any other vegetation isn’t allowed. Grant Macleod, Greenspace Manager says, “The Matawai Park Advisory Group have worked hard over the last 40 years, planting a wide range of native trees and ...
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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’, ...

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