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Water Conservation - Due to dry, warm weather conditions, the Council is experiencing very heavy demand on water supplies throughout the district, more specifically in Woodend, Cust and the Oxford urban water supply. Until the dry conditions ease, residents are asked to minimise usage of water for gardens and lawns - this will help to avoid mandatory water restrictions. Your help would be appreciated.


Water Restrictions - Ashley Rural Water Scheme - Some properties in the Waimakariri District north of the Ashley River are connected to the Ashley Rural Water Scheme which is administered by the Hurunui District Council. The Hurunui District Council has imposed Level 2 water restrictions on this scheme. Level 2 restrictions mean it is prohibited to use sprinklers or irrigation systems. It is also prohibited to wash cars or fill pools. Watering of gardens is only permitted using hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets.

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre - If you haven't had a chance to check out our new facility in Kaiapoi yet, you can take a virtual walkthrough.


Prohibited Fire Season - A prohibited fire season is extended over the area administered by the Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority from midnight Saturday 10 January 2015 until further notice. During the Prohibited Fire Season it is an offence to light any fires in the open air. Gas barbecues lit in approved containers and situated in an area served by a domestic water supply are not deemed to be fires in the open.

Kaiapoi Recycling Collection Changes - To continue a high standard of service, and to provide a more efficient recycling collection service in Kaiapoi, the Council’s contractor has revised the kerbside recycling collection routes. The affected areas are Beach Road from Williams Street to The Pines and Kairaki Beaches, the new Beach Grove subdivision, and The Pines and Kairaki Beaches. Also south of the Kaiapoi River, from the river to Ohoka Road and from Williams Street to Otaki Street but not including Otaki Street. The changes will take effect from February 2015.

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