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Whangarei Freedom Camping Holidaymakers Urged To Book Commercial

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 12:11 pm | Whangarei District Council

Holidaymakers planning to freedom camp in Whangarei over summer are encouraged to consider making alternative arrangements if they want to be sure of a place to stay. “Temporary closure of two popular Whangarei freedom camping sites has increased ... More >>

Preliminary Designs Released For Whangārei’s Civic Centre Project

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 5:24 pm | Whangarei District Council

Preliminary designs of Whangārei’s new civic building have been released to the public, and while many design elements are still being worked through and finalised with input from local Hapu, Whangārei Mayor Sheryl Mai is delighted by the progress. ... More >>

Whangarei District Council Announce Exclusive Ticketing Partnership With Eventfinda

Friday, 28 August 2020, 11:50 am | Whangarei District Council

Venues and Events Whangarei, as part of the Whangarei District Council, has today announced Eventfinda as its exclusive ticketing partner for Forum North Entertainment Centre located in the heart of the Whangarei CBD. Forum North audiences will be able ... More >>

Apprenticeship Commitment For New Whangārei Civic Building

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 1:33 pm | Whangarei District Council

A minimum of 10% local apprentices and trainees will join the workforce constructing Whangarei District’s new civic building, says Whangarei District Council Chief Executive Rob Forlong. Forlong said that lead contractor Canam and tertiary education ... More >>

Update For Whangarei Extreme Weather Event 23 July 2020

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 9:46 am | Whangarei District Council

All three of Whangarei’s Water Treatment Plants are now back in operation and residents are asked to keep saving water for a few more days to allow stocks of clean water to recover. “We're thrilled to report steady progress on our water-saving ... More >>

Residents Asked To Continue To Keep Saving Water Following The Extreme Weather Event Of July 17-18

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 12:12 pm | Whangarei District Council

We need everyone to try to reduce their water use by 50% this week so we can increase our stocks of clean drinking water. Two of our three water treatment plants are now operating at normal capacity but we still need time to increase stocks of clean water ... More >>

Storm Update For Whangarei As At 18 July 1.30pm

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 7:52 am | Whangarei District Council

The heavy rain has caused two breaks in Whangarei's sewer lines at Whareora Rd, affecting the Hatea River, and at the intersection of Porowini Ave and Maunu Rd. Contractors are on their way to repair the breaks. Residents are asked to avoid these ... More >>

Whangarei Residents Asked To Keep Saving Water

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 5:53 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei residents are asked to use water for emergency use only while repairs are made to two of the District's three water treatment plants following last night's torrential rain. Residents should only use water for cooking, drinking and essential ... More >>

Urgent Water Notice To Whangarei Residents

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 11:52 am | Whangarei District Council

A main watermain on Riverside Drive has burst affecting water supply to Onerahi and Whangarei Heads. Residents in these areas should only use water for emergency only. Put aside a small amount for drinking only. There is a small amount in the ... More >>

Upper North Island Infrastructure Package Welcome – Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:41 am | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai has welcomed National’s announcement of an Upper North Island Infrastructure Package. “Northland has an enormous amount to offer the nation, including visitor experiences, our culture, our products, our environment, and lifestyle ... More >>

Working With Northland’s Councils Preferred

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 2:18 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai says the local authorities of Northland have worked together for a long time on the best way to manage the three waters in their respective communities. “Whangarei has a robust water supply system and good infrastructure as this year’s ... More >>

Water Restrictions To Be Lifted In Whangarei District Tomorrow

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:26 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council will lift its water restrictions at 8am on Saturday 27 June 2020, but water users are urged to continue conserving water – otherwise restrictions may be back this summer. “Rain in the past month has lifted the water level to ... More >>

Public Asked To Comment On Proposed Rates And Recovery Package

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 6:37 am | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council is calling for submissions from the public, on its 2020-21 Annual Plan that proposes a rates increase reduced to inflation only (2.2%) and providing a $3m targeted COVID-19 relief package. Mayor Sheryl Mai said the Council approved ... More >>

Whangarei District Love It Local, Whangarei Businesses Need Your Support

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 4:37 pm | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei’s local business community has come together with Whangarei District Council, Northland Chamber of Commerce and Northland Inc to develop Whangārei District Love It Local, a campaign to support local businesses and reconnect our communities ... More >>

Major Award Win For Whangarei’s Central City Revitalisation Plan

Friday, 24 April 2020, 9:37 am | Whangarei District Council

“With Covid-19 hitting our local businesses hard, investing in programmes that ensure our central city is a fantastic place to shop, work, eat and play is a major focus of Council recovery plans,” says Whangarei District Council Mayor Sheryl ... More >>

Council Announces Whangarei Economic Recovery Response

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 1:23 pm | Whangarei District Council

“Councillors, Council staff and I have received many questions from the public regarding help for our communities and businesses during and following the Covid-19 lockdown period,” said Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai. “At a time when we are all ... More >>

Whangarei District Council Is Limiting Some Services To Keep People Safe

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:41 pm | Whangarei District Council

Following consultation with the District Health Board, Whangarei District Council will be allowing its facilities to remain open for limited use and with increased safety precautions. The Central Library will be open for collection of holds only ... More >>

Covid 19 Pandemic Advice From Council

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 2:47 pm | Whangarei District Council

  Whangarei District Council is supporting calls for people to and avoid risking their own, other customers’ or staff’s exposure to the Covid 19 virus. “We don’t want anyone going into council spaces if they are at all unwell,” ... More >>

Fritter Festival Cancellation – Safety The Priority

Monday, 16 March 2020, 12:22 pm | Whangarei District Council

The organisers of Whangarei’s immensely popular Fritter Festival are disappointed to announce that this year’s festival will be cancelled because of Covid 19. “There have been no confirmed cases of the disease in Northland so far, our decision to ... More >>

Next-Level Ambassador Programme Wraps Up

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:20 am | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei’s responsible freedom camping ambassadors have handed out their last camper information packs for the season, wrapping up a summer that took freedom camping management in the district to the next level. “This is the second consecutive season ... More >>