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Pruning Plant by Plant.
By: Andrew Mikolajski
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley 2012
Your A-Z pocket guide to pruning is organised
plant by plant to take you straight to the
information you need. Clear advice and
artworks for every plant tell you when, where,
and how to prune. Pruning tips for more
flowers, better fruit, healthier plants, and a
shapely, stylish garden.
Mick : The Wild Life and Mad
Genius of Jagger.
By: Christopher Andersen
Publisher: Robson 2012
Mick Jagger is a force of nature, a
complete original and undeniably one of
the dominant cultural figures of our time.
Swaggering, strutting, sometimes elusive,
always spellbinding, he grabbed us by our
collective throat a half-century ago and --
unlike so many of his gifted peers -- never
let go. The definitive biography of a living
Daughter of the Sword.
By: Steve Bein
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia 2012
Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the
only female detective in the city's most elite police unit,
she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially
from her new boss. While she wants to track down a
rumoured cocaine shipment, he gives her the least
promising case possible: the attempted theft of an old
samurai sword, but the case proves more dangerous
than anyone on the force could have imagined.
215 High Street
Phone 311 8900
24 Sewell Street
Phone 375 5009
34 Main Street
Phone 311 9005
Refuse And Recycling Services
Over The Christmas -- New Year Period
Are you new to the region?
Not sure where to go for information or advice?
Come to the Rangiora Library- reference
141 Percival Street, Rangiora
Thursdays from 12noon 1.30pm
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ke on too many responsibilities
• Don't set your expectations too high
• If you feel like crying do so. It may give
others the Freedom to do so too
• Do something for someone else on the day
• Try attending a church service
• If going out shopping is too much, use a
catalogue or try internet shopping
• Donate in your loved ones name
• Anticipation of the day can sometimes be
worse than the actual day
How to get through
hristmas - especially if
ou've lost a loved one.
• Don't do
• Accept h
• Don't ta
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from the Waimakariri District Council
284 Flaxton Road
Transfer station: phone (03) 313 5499
ReSale Store: phone (03) 313 5798
Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be closed on the following days over this period:
Tuesday 25 December
Wednesday 26 December
Tuesday 1 January
Southbrook Resource Recovery Park will be open normal days and hours (Monday to Saturday
8:30am to 4:30pm & Sunday 12:30pm to 4:30pm) apart from the above three days (Christmas
Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).
Payment at the transfer station kiosk and ReSale Store is by cash or EFTPOS (no credit cards).
Business cheques are acceptable with suitable identification. Clean & sorted recycling, and WDC-
branded refuse bags, accepted at no charge. The ReSale Store accepts household goods that are
suitable to be on-sold.
Oxford Transfer Station
High Street, Oxford
Oxford transfer station will be open normal days and hours (Friday 12:30pm to 4:30pm & Sunday
12:00 noon to 4:30pm) over this period.
Payment at the kiosk is by cash only - EFTPOS is not available at this site. Business cheques are
acceptable with suitable identification. Clean & sorted recycling and WDC-branded refuse bags
accepted at no charge.
Council Refuse And Recycling Collections
Tuesday WDC kerbside refuse and recycling collections will be carried out on the prior Saturday
over the Christmas and New Year period. Affected areas are:
Northern Rangiora and Commercial Area: (High Street [both sides] and properties north of High St
plus Park Street, and Commercial area between King St and East Belt extending to Queen St)
Tuesday 25 December Refuse & Week 1 Recycling Collection day changed to the preceding
Saturday, 22 December
Tuesday 1 January
Refuse & Week 2 Recycling Collection day changed to the preceding
Saturday, 29 December
All other kerbside collections will be carried out on their usual days over this holiday period.
Week 1 Recycling collections will be carried out on the week starting Monday 24 December,
(excepting Christmas Day Tuesday changed as above)
Week 2 Recycling collections will be carried out on the week starting Monday 31 December,
(excepting New Year's Day Tuesday changed as above)
Collection times may vary during the holiday period. WDC branded refuse bags and recycling
wheelie bins must be placed out for collection by 7am. Only official Waimakariri District Council
refuse bags will be collected. Please contact the Council on (03) 311 8900 if you experience any
problems with your kerbside collections. You can take excess recycling (must be clean & sorted by
type) and WDC-branded refuse bags to Southbrook RRP for free.
For further information, call the Council on 03 311-8900 or visit our website waimakariri.govt.nz
Solid Waste Asset Manager
Southbrook Resource Recovery Park
UPDATE DETAILS IN THE
The Christmas holidays are one of the most common
times when dogs go wandering.
Is your dog currently registered?
If your dog is registered, and your contact details in the
dog register are up to date, and your dog is wearing a
current registration tag, it is much quicker and easier to
return them to their correct home.
Contact us now -- on 311 8900 -- and update the dog
• Changes of address
• Changes to telephone numbers,
especially cellphone numbers
• Address transfers within
• Dog arrivals/departures
• Microchip details if the dog
has been microchipped
The Rangiora Community Board
wishes all the community a
Merry Christmas, safe travelling
and a prosperous and problem-free
This is a public health notice relating to your drinking water.
Some plumbing fittings have the potential to
allow minute traces of metals to accumulate in
water that has been standing in the fittings for
several hours. This applies to both public and
private water supplies.
Although the health risk is small, the Ministry
of Health recommends that you flush a
mugful of water from your drinking-water tap
each morning before drinking or after a long
absence from your property to remove any
metals that may have dissolved from the
We are recommending this simple precaution
for all households in New Zealand, including
those on public and private water supplies in
the Waimakariri District.
For more information contact the Waimakariri
District Council on (03) 311 8900.
Earthquake Relief Fund
Thanks to the support of businesses and people from around
New Zealand and, in some cases, internationally, the
Waimakariri Earthquake Relief Fund was established
following the 4 September 2010 earthquake. The
Waimakariri District Council oversees the application of
If you have suffered hardship as a result of the 4 September
2010 earthquake or the 22 February 2011 aftershock, you
can apply for a relief grant (normally $250) from the fund to
be spent as you see fit.
To be eligible for a grant:
• At the time you apply, you must be experiencing hardship
as a result of the Canterbury earthquake,
• You must have been resident in the Waimakariri District at
the time of the earthquakes,
• Only one application will be considered for each household
(flatmates should apply jointly and bank account details should
match the names on the lease) and the grant is given on a one-
Application forms are available from all Waimakariri District
Council Service Centres (Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford) or
on our website http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/community/funding-
The Community and Recreation
Committee meeting previously
advertised for Tuesday 18 December
2012 has been CANCELLED. The next
scheduled meeting of this Committee
is 19 February 2013.
The Woodend Ashley
Community Board wishes all
residents a safe and happy
Christmas with friends and
We look forward to serving
the community in 2013.
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