Whanganui District Council’s proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan

Whanganui District Council’s proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan is now open for community feedback. This year we are proposing six key changes from the 10-Year Plan 2015-2025, which are: To financially support the velodrome roofing A proposed pedestrian crossing on Taupo Quay Installin…

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Whanganui chosen for Census test

Whanganui has been selected as the only district in New Zealand to participate in a Census test this year, ahead of the official Census which will be held nation-wide in March 2018. We’ve been chosen by Statistics New Zealand because we are a big enough place to be representative…

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Draft Local Alcohol Policy

The Whanganui District Council is currently publicly consulting on a Draft Local Alcohol Policy that aims to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District. The Draft Local Alcohol Policy proposes the following: a district-wide limit on the number of off-licensed premises …

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Your Business Friendly Council

Whanganui District Council has developed a draft Business Friendly Policy and would love local businesses to have a read through to see if we have covered everything which will assist businesses when interacting with the Council. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that the r…

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Trading in Public Places and Streets

Street trading, such as food stalls, markets, outdoor dining, buskers and street performers add vibrancy and character to our public places, and make services more easily accessible. The Council is currently reviewing the way we manage these activities to ensure that it works fo…

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Smokefree Whanganui 2017

The Council has decided to review its Smokefree Auahi Kore Outdoor Areas Policy 2014 and Smokefree Bylaw 2010. The goals of the policy and bylaw are to provide smokefree public areas that everyone can enjoy and to support the Government’s goal to reduce the number of smokers in N…

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Let’s make a top 5 places to visit list!

The topic of the discussion here in the Whanganui District Council office at the moment is: “Where do we take our relatives/friends/parents while they are visiting Whanganui over the holidays?” We are tossing around different cafes, restaurants, walking routes and more… But the q…

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What do you think of our website?

We are reviewing the way people use the Council website so we can better connect with our community. We know you want to engage with a user-friendly online service full of useful, timely and relevant information. We want to make our website all these things, but we need to hear f…

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Coast to crown – help enhance our town ;)

Whether you enjoy the laid-back vibe of the ‘Cliff or the jewel in our cultural crown, Queens Park, you’ve probably got great ideas for making two of our favourite reserves even better. We don’t have heaps of money to spend on development but we welcome your input to the Council’…

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Port Revitalisation Project – Give us your ideas!

In August 2016, the Government announced that they would provide $500,000 funding support to help Whanganui District Council develop a detailed blueprint to revitalise the Whanganui Marine Precinct. This is an exciting and ambitious project that will develop the local marine indu…

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