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Waimakariri News

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Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō Makarini Rupene is working with Waimakariri residents to help improve cultural values for land and waterways.

Life has turned full circle for Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (mahinga kai facilitator) Makarini Rupene as he moves his focus from Kaikōura to the Waimakariri area where he grew up and still lives today.


Waimakariri District Councillors were tested this week on the appropriate role of council in supporting sustainable initiatives like that of growing the number of publicly accessible EV charging stations in the district.

Oxford dairy farmer Cameron Henderson says technology helps farmers run successful businesses

Advances in technology have improved farming practices while also helping farmers maintain social connections, says Oxford dairy farmer Cameron Henderson.


In a presentation to Waimakariri Zone committee members this week, representatives from Waimakariri Irrigation Limited signalled the need for biodivsety funds to match ‘traction’ on the ground.


Dan Gordon’s first month as Mayor of Waimakariri has been busy but enjoyable. “The new Council really works well together and the three new councillors are settling in well,” he says.