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What's happening in your community. Roof Shout as Another Stadium Milestone Reached Civil Defence's Next Generation Steps Up Clad in crisp, navy-blue uniforms, a group of teenagers gather to train each week on the outskirts of Rangiora. Free Computer Clases at Waimakariri Libraries Builders and tradies working on Stadium Waimakariri were rewarded with a roof shout last week, as the $28M project passed another construction milestone. They practice fire-fighting, applying first-ald and using radios and could very well be Waimakarir's future first responders. UBRA Mayor Dan Gordon and North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust Chair, Don Robertson, visited the site with staff to express their thanks to the contractors for their hard work. They were joined by the owner of Leigh's Construction Anthony Leigh, who made a special visit to inspect Smart Phones They're the first intake of Waimakariri's Civil Defence Emergency Management Cadet Unit - the first of its kind in the country. The programme provides practical training in Civil Defence and Emergency Management for young people aged 12-17 and for many, provides a taste of a potential future career in emergency services. Kalapoi and Rangiora Libraries Monday 19 October Email Kalapoi Library Thursday 29 October Rangiora Library Friday 30 October progress With the roof complete and windows and external cladding being fitted, the stadium will soon be weather-tight, allowing for the intenal fit-out to begin. The installation of plumbing, electrical and fire sprinklers is curently underway. "You see a huge amount of personal growth in the cadets through the year" says the Council's Youth Development Facilitator, Sam Redman. "They develop their knowledge of emergency management, but also come away with increased self-confidence and life skills." Tablets Kaiapoi Library Monday 2 November Rangiora Library Wednesday 4 November To support the new facility, a new shared path will be built along southem side of Coldstream Road, providing a safe and convenient link for people to walk and cycle to the stadium from East Belt. Each class runs for two hours from 10am to 12pm. Cadet leader, Annika Ettema, says she would definitely recommend the programme to others. "1 think Cadets is a good opportunity. there's lots of variety and the people are pretty cool." Book on 03 311 001 or steppingup.nz Classes available at Ouford Library There will be some minor disruption on both East Belt and Coldstream Road during the work, with detours and lane closures in place as contractors work to get the stadium ready for opening in mid- on request. The next intake opens in February. woo nos MEDA NO t 2021. To keep up to date with Council news, follow us on Facebook or check out waimakariri.govt.nz libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz Sharing our Beaches Safely As the warmer weather arrives, it's a good time to check out the rules in place around using the District's beaches. While the vast majority of t considerate and do the right thing, we do see some recumring issues, particularly around vehicles and dogs on the beach. We recently supported Environment Canterbury in prosecuting a 4WD driver who ignored waming signage and drove through the Ashley-Rakahuri Estuary in breach of the Pegasus Bay Bylaw. The driver caused significant damage to the estuary, which is home to seeral endangered and rare species of birdlife. LET'S SPEED LIMITS SOUTH OF beach users are TALK Checking in on your bin. We work with Emvironment Canterbury's Rangers over summer to make sure people are aware of the rules. The aim is to educate people first, however Bin spot checks are underway across the District to make sure they have the right items inside. We're reviewing speed limits south of Kaiapol. we will take steps to enforce the Pegasus Beach Bylaw for the most serious cases, This is the best way for us to see first-hand if people understand what we can take. We're asking everyone to take a closer look at their recycling to make sure they've got it righe. With changes happering on Main North Road including new braffic signals at Tram Road a shared path and changes to the motorway. It's a good time to make sure speed limits in the area are safe We're proposing to reduce the speed limit to 60kmh in areas on Main North Road. Tram Road and Doubledays Road Have you signed up for rethink recycling the Waimakariri District Council Newsletter? Let us know what you think before Friday 6 November 2020. To join visit waimakariri.govt.nzisubscribe Find out more at waimakarini govt.nzletstalk rethinkrubbish.co.nz WAIMAKARIRI waimakariri.govt.nz DISTRICT COUNCIL What's happening in your community. Roof Shout as Another Stadium Milestone Reached Civil Defence's Next Generation Steps Up Clad in crisp, navy-blue uniforms, a group of teenagers gather to train each week on the outskirts of Rangiora. Free Computer Clases at Waimakariri Libraries Builders and tradies working on Stadium Waimakariri were rewarded with a roof shout last week, as the $28M project passed another construction milestone. They practice fire-fighting, applying first-ald and using radios and could very well be Waimakarir's future first responders. UBRA Mayor Dan Gordon and North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust Chair, Don Robertson, visited the site with staff to express their thanks to the contractors for their hard work. They were joined by the owner of Leigh's Construction Anthony Leigh, who made a special visit to inspect Smart Phones They're the first intake of Waimakariri's Civil Defence Emergency Management Cadet Unit - the first of its kind in the country. The programme provides practical training in Civil Defence and Emergency Management for young people aged 12-17 and for many, provides a taste of a potential future career in emergency services. Kalapoi and Rangiora Libraries Monday 19 October Email Kalapoi Library Thursday 29 October Rangiora Library Friday 30 October progress With the roof complete and windows and external cladding being fitted, the stadium will soon be weather-tight, allowing for the intenal fit-out to begin. The installation of plumbing, electrical and fire sprinklers is curently underway. "You see a huge amount of personal growth in the cadets through the year" says the Council's Youth Development Facilitator, Sam Redman. "They develop their knowledge of emergency management, but also come away with increased self-confidence and life skills." Tablets Kaiapoi Library Monday 2 November Rangiora Library Wednesday 4 November To support the new facility, a new shared path will be built along southem side of Coldstream Road, providing a safe and convenient link for people to walk and cycle to the stadium from East Belt. Each class runs for two hours from 10am to 12pm. Cadet leader, Annika Ettema, says she would definitely recommend the programme to others. "1 think Cadets is a good opportunity. there's lots of variety and the people are pretty cool." Book on 03 311 001 or steppingup.nz Classes available at Ouford Library There will be some minor disruption on both East Belt and Coldstream Road during the work, with detours and lane closures in place as contractors work to get the stadium ready for opening in mid- on request. The next intake opens in February. woo nos MEDA NO t 2021. To keep up to date with Council news, follow us on Facebook or check out waimakariri.govt.nz libraries.waimakariri.govt.nz Sharing our Beaches Safely As the warmer weather arrives, it's a good time to check out the rules in place around using the District's beaches. While the vast majority of t considerate and do the right thing, we do see some recumring issues, particularly around vehicles and dogs on the beach. We recently supported Environment Canterbury in prosecuting a 4WD driver who ignored waming signage and drove through the Ashley-Rakahuri Estuary in breach of the Pegasus Bay Bylaw. The driver caused significant damage to the estuary, which is home to seeral endangered and rare species of birdlife. LET'S SPEED LIMITS SOUTH OF beach users are TALK Checking in on your bin. We work with Emvironment Canterbury's Rangers over summer to make sure people are aware of the rules. The aim is to educate people first, however Bin spot checks are underway across the District to make sure they have the right items inside. We're reviewing speed limits south of Kaiapol. we will take steps to enforce the Pegasus Beach Bylaw for the most serious cases, This is the best way for us to see first-hand if people understand what we can take. We're asking everyone to take a closer look at their recycling to make sure they've got it righe. With changes happering on Main North Road including new braffic signals at Tram Road a shared path and changes to the motorway. It's a good time to make sure speed limits in the area are safe We're proposing to reduce the speed limit to 60kmh in areas on Main North Road. Tram Road and Doubledays Road Have you signed up for rethink recycling the Waimakariri District Council Newsletter? Let us know what you think before Friday 6 November 2020. To join visit waimakariri.govt.nzisubscribe Find out more at waimakarini govt.nzletstalk rethinkrubbish.co.nz WAIMAKARIRI waimakariri.govt.nz DISTRICT COUNCIL