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Wanganui District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Whanganui Port transporting essentials following earthquake

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:20 am | Wanganui District Council

Coastal Bulk Shipping, which has moved cargo around New Zealand from the Whanganui Port since 2008, has been approached to transport shipments of grain between the South Island and North Island, following rail damage after the Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

District Councils Join Forces to Get Local Businesses Online

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 2:53 pm | Wanganui District Council

A group of forward thinking North Island District Councils are joining forces to support small businesses in their region to succeed online. More >>

Moa at the Whanganui I-Site

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 4:49 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui i-SITE has a new addition to its team – a very large moa arrived at the Whanganui riverfront on Thursday. Created by Jack Marsden-Mayer, the renowned driftwood artist, the moa has been installed by the front doors of the i-SITE and is available ... More >>

One of the smartest places on earth - again

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 3:43 pm | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main is delighted Whanganui has again been selected as one of the 21 most intelligent communities in the world. More >>

Art auction fundraiser for Mayoral Relief Fund

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 11:59 am | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main says a fundraising auction currently being run by the Wanganui District Council is yet another example of the generosity being shown to our community. More >>

Whanganui Doubles NZ Tourism Guest Night Growth

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 11:48 am | Wanganui District Council

Commercial accommodation statistics were released by the Department of Statistics last week and for the year ending June 2015 Whanganui has doubled the total NZ growth for guest nights. More >>

New life for empty shops

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:56 am | Wanganui District Council

While a recent feature on Duncan Garner’s Westpac Grassroots Road Trip showed empty retail spaces on Victoria Avenue, Mayor Annette Main says the district is not in decline and empty spaces are not unique to Whanganui. More >>

Reward offered for i-Site Gallery theft

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:18 pm | Wanganui District Council

Following the theft of five artworks from Taupo Quay’s i-Site Gallery on Saturday, June 20, a reward will be offered for: • information leading to the successful return of the stolen artworks and • identification of the person or persons responsible ... More >>

Whanganui District weather event

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 11:48 am | Wanganui District Council

The Whanganui River flood has been assessed as an 85-year flood, the largest ever recorded in Whanganui. The river level has stabilised and no significant increase in flooding is expected. We are expecting the river water to start abating between ... More >>

12 months of top figures for Whanganui

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:35 am | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui has just recorded 13 months of consecutive increases in commercial guest nights for the year ending April 2015. More >>

Free online toolbox for businesses

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 4:11 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui has been chosen for a pilot programme to help New Zealand businesses increase their online presence and be more easily found when their customers are searching for them. More >>

Over 70 artists open their doors

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 10:56 am | Wanganui District Council

The magical art of glassmaking breathes new life and colour into the month of March in Whanganui as two iconic events combine for the first time to become NZ’s biggest art event. The popular Festival of Glass and Artists Open Studios will be held together ... More >>

Mayor congratulates Top7 communities

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 5:30 pm | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main and the Whanganui Digital Leaders Forum congratulate the seven communities who were named as a Top7 Intelligent Community, announced by the Intelligent Community Forum on January 23. More >>

Summer Golf with a Touch of History

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 3:35 pm | Wanganui District Council

After 120 years Wanganui Golf Club has a lot to celebrate. The view of mountains, sea and city from the clubhouse is outstanding. And New Zealand’s oldest golf course, established in 1894, delivers what it promises – a great game in a superb environment. More >>

In Tune for Wanganui Opera Week

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:39 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui is tuning up for its annual Opera Week event, 6 to 17 January, when the city thrills to the sounds of New Zealand’s up and coming opera talent. Young singers from around the country and their internationally renowned tutors will deliver another ... More >>

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:44 am | Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganui’s strong trend to date leading in to summer. More >>

Whanganui already a ‘gigatown’

Friday, 28 November 2014, 5:13 pm | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main and the Whanganui Digital Leaders Forum have congratulated Dunedin on its win in the Chorus #Gigatown competition. More >>

Whanganui in Chinese

Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:14 pm | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui’s main tourism and promotional website,, now features a page in Chinese. Visiting the website there is a button on the home page that takes a Chinese visitor straight to the translated page. More >>

Centenary of Dublin Street Bridge celebrations

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:53 pm | Wanganui District Council

Wanganui District Council and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wanganui are gearing up for a public celebration of the centenary of the Dublin Street Bridge. More >>

Whanganui achieves Smart21 status for 2015

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 5:01 pm | Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the announcement that Whanganui has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Intelligent Communities for 2015. The Smart21 list, organised by the Intelligent Community Forum, recognises communities around the world ... More >>





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