Our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We will not disclose any information given to us to anyone else.

We will only use the information for the purpose for which it was given. Personal information may be requested in feedback so that we can reply to you.

For more detailed information please refer to the Privacy Commissioner's guide to the Privacy Act 1993 and its amendments. The Privacy Act sets out 12 information privacy principles dealing with the collection, holding, use and disclosure of personal information, and the assigning of unique identifiers. The principles also give you a right to access information about yourself and to ask for it to be corrected.

The Act applies to the Waimakariri District Council and its role as an agency. In compliance with the Act, the Waimakariri District Council holds certain information about ratepayers and residents of Waimakariri District.  This information is required for lawful purposes used in the functioning of the Waimakariri District Council and this information is sourced in accordance with Principle 2 of the Act.


This website uses Google Analytics to analyse information such as number of page views, types of browsers and operating systems used, and what pages people go to most. This helps us improve the site to give you the information, services and features you want. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small files stored on your computer to 'remember' what a user has done on previous interactions with the site. Google Analytics cookies cannot be used to identify you individually. Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.

Access Requests

You may make a request to the Waimakariri District Council, either orally or in writing, for access to personal information held by the Waimakariri District Council. The Waimakariri District Council must make a decision on your request and notify you of the decision as soon as practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after receiving your request. Waimakariri District Council may, in certain circumstances, extend the time limit by notice to you.

Waimakariri District Council
215 High Street
Private Bag 1005
Phone (03) 311 8900
Direct Line (03) 327 6834
Fax (03) 313 4432


If you believe an agency may have breached the Privacy Act, or if you are not sure of your obligations as an agency, you can call the Privacy Commissioner's privacy hotline: 0800 803 909.