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School for Young Writers and Waimakariri
Libraries are offering a weekly creative
writing course for budding Year 7 -- Year 9
writers on Saturday mornings in Term 3.
Venue: Rangiora Library
10.00am -- 12.00 noon
Commencing: Saturday 3 August 2013
Enrol at www.schoolforyoungwriters.org and
put Rangiora in the 'writing interests' line.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you require the
services of a JP?
Drop in to the Rangiora Library, Meeting
Room, 10am to 1pm, Every Tuesday
24 Sewell Street
Phone 375 5009
215 High Street
Phone 311 8900
34 Main Street
Phone 311 9005
X Is there a smoke alarm in your living areas and in every bedroom?
X Did you change your smoke alarm batteries at the end of
daylight saving? If not -- change them now!
X Use the 'meter heater' rule; ensuring that children keep
well away from any heating appliances.
X Make sure that your electric blanket is in good working
order ... and never go to sleep with it on!
X Use fireguards for fires and heaters.
Clean your chimney. Store ash in a
WINTER FIRE SAFETY
Stay warm and keep safe!!
Bring your craft
project and work
in the company of
• and more ...
Join the Weekly
2 to 4 pm Sunday afternoons
at the Rangiora Library
'Funding for the Arts'
The next round for funding applications to the
Waimakariri District Creative Communities New
Zealand Scheme closes on Friday 30 August 2013.
This will be for projects that have not begun by Friday
4 October 2013.
Assistance is available for community groups and
individuals who are keen to provide arts and cultural
activities in the Waimakariri District. The Guide for
Applicants and Application Form can be obtained
from the Council Service Centres and Libraries,
or downloaded from the Council website www.
For further information or advice on eligibility,
please contact the administrator, Mark O'Connell,
Waimakariri District Council, at the Rangiora Library --
email email@example.com or phone Rangiora
(03) 311 8900, or Kaiapoi (03) 327 6834.
Are you new to
Not sure where to go for
information or advice?
Come to the Rangiora Library -
(by the New Zealand section)
141 Percival Street, Rangiora
Thursdays from 12noon - 1:30pm
Waimakariri 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 those
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-off basis.
Application forms are available from all Waimakariri District Council Service Centres (Rangiora,
Kaiapoi and Oxford) or on our website
Oxford Area Community Survey
A big thank you to those Oxford residents who have completed the Oxford Area
Community Survey posted out to households recently.
Community feedback from the surveys will greatly assist the Council with long term
planning for the Oxford area.
If you haven't returned your survey yet --it's not too late -- simply post it into the
Council in the freepost envelope provided or drop it into the Council's Oxford
Make sure you fill in the lucky draw slip for a chance to win a $250 grocery voucher.
The North Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Committee are
looking for local people who are willing to support the committee
in a voluntary capacity. Due to recent resignations, the committee
require a treasurer and a secretary. Prior experience in these roles is
desirable, with the work involving up to 3-4 hours per month outside
of monthly committee meetings.
The organisation covers Hurunui and Waimakariri Districts,
and its focus is on creating safe, caring neighbourhoods and
communities. If this sounds like a contribution you are willing to
make, please phone Bob Fox, deputy-chair on 313 6774
For non-profit community based organisations,
registered charities and incorporated societies
who have strong links to and benefit
the communities of
Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend Ashley ward areas
Check out the Council website
for the criteria and simple application form
(funding & grants / community board funding)
Or pick up one from any Rangiora, Kaiapoi or
Oxford Service Centre
COMMUNITY BOARD DISCRETIONARY
GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN
Grants up to $500 available
Come and meet the local TimeXchange
Waimakariri Coordinator and learn
"We can get you started on the spot."
Thursday 8 August
Library Meeting Room
A copy of the Pre-Election Report prepared by the Chief Executive is
available at the Rangiora, Oxford and Kaiapoi Service Centres and the
Rangiora Library. The report is also available on-line on the council's
The purpose of a Pre-Election Report is to provide information to promote
public discussion about the issues facing the Waimakariri District
Council. The Pre-Election Report brings together information previously
published in Council's Ten Year Plans, Annual Plans, Annual Reports and
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