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Planning an event? Need a special licence? NOW is the time to apply - Applications for special licences for events planned for mid-February 2015 or earlier must be lodged by 19 December 2014.


Rubbish dumped illegally at schools - It’s been reported by some schools that they have had household rubbish dumped on their grounds. Kaiapoi North School recently had a bag of rubbish and broken glass bottles dumped in their school field, and Swannanoa School have had bags of household rubbish thrown into their scrap metal bins - which they are using to raise funds - and rotten vegetable peelings and other rubbish put into their kerbside recycling bins. Please can residents keep an eye  out for illegal dumpers, record the number plates of offenders, and report them to the Council.

Building Consent Applications - Delay - Please note that, in the interim period while the Council is in the process of changing over to its new computer system, there could be delays in the processing of Building Consent applications. We, and our IT contractors, have allocated extra resources to addressing these delays and we hope to be able to return to a more satisfactory level of service as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience delays may cause.

The Council is Seeking Views About How We Do the Talking - The Council is reviewing how we go about engaging the community so we can consider community views in our decision-making … and we want to know your thoughts on how Council ‘does the talking before the deciding’.

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