The Waimakiriri District Council embarked on an upgrade to improve the quality and capacity of its water supply system in 2011 to met the future needs of Rangiora community to 2060.
With an existing Mitre 10 Mega Hornby site covering 6,000m² requiring more space due to an expanding range, the development of a new store over a site area of 11,000m² adjacent to the old store was planned before the Canterbury earthquakes. With its larger trade and supplies centre, it is well positioned to support the rebuild.
Following the Canterbury Earthquake sequence of 2010-2011 the existing water tower at the UC Engineering Laboratory was partially demolished and replaced with a new insitu concrete base structure and a post-tensioned concrete tower structure.
Addington Raceway is the home of the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club which has occupied the present site since 1899.