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Restricted Fire Season - A restricted fire season is extended over the area administered by the Waimakariri District Council Rural Fire Authority from midnight Saturday 20 December 2014 until further notice. During a Restricted Fire Season it is an offence to light any fires in the open air unless a fire permit has been obtained.

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.


Hilton Street Sewer Works Could Face Delay - An issue with movement of recently laid sewer pipe in Hilton Street, Kaiapoi means that there will be a delay to the completion of the road works in Hilton Street in Kaiapoi.

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.


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.

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