Pokies, racing bets- Gambling and TAB venues

We are reviewing policies designed to prevent and minimise harm from gambling. The Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy 2014, outlines how problem gambling is addressed in our community. The policy covers: Whether class 4 (pokies) venues can be established Where they can be located The …

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What does Leading edge mean to you?

  When you hear the expression Leading Edge, like as in “that brand/product/organisation is leading edge” what does this make you think about? We all know certain brands/products/organisations which are leaders or influential trailblazers. What do you think it is which makes…

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Proposed Traffic and Speed Bylaw 2017

The Council is currently consulting on its proposed Traffic and Speed Bylaw. The bylaw regulates speed limits, and makes sure Council roads are safe and efficient. Here are the changes we are proposing to make: Ranana township (from 100km/h to 50km/h) Whanganui River Road (from 1…

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Whanganui Smokefree Auahi Kore Policy

In support of the Government’s commitment for New Zealand to become smokefree by 2025, we are seeking feedback on the Proposed Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy 2017 to help ensure we have healthy communities by reducing the prevalence of smoking. 2013 health figures indicate …

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Whanganui Urban Bus Consultation

The Whanganui urban bus services, managed by Horizons Regional Council, are under going a review to ensure that these services meet the needs of the Whanganui public. Whether or not you use the service, please visit Urban Bus Consultation, complete the online form (5 mins max), a…

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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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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 for…

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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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