Community & Culture

​​Community development​

​Community development leads, builds and supports community partnerships, collaborative networks and strategic framewo​​​rks for the long-term development and sustenance of Whanganui's community wellbeing.​

Examples of this include:​

  • The Safer Whanganui initiative, where representatives from the Ministries of Social Development, Education and Health; Government agencies; Accident Compensation Corporation; community social services; Sport Whanganui; the business community and Iwi/Maori groups work together to develop plans to tackle the major social issues facing Whanganui
  • Community Taskforce on Youth Wellbeing
  • Connecting communities - computers in homes, computer clubhouse, Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa
  • Positive Ageing Forum
  • Youth Committee​

Community development increasingly works within a 'Results-based Accountability' framework to ensure its effectiveness.

The community development activity works closely with the Council's arts and cultural staff in order to sustain a seamless and strong infrastructure for future social and cultural development.

Cultural facilities​

Are you new to Whanganui?​

Information for new residents is available in the New Settlers Guide​.

You can also contact the Multicultural Council of Rangitikei/Whanganui who run a One Stop Shop for newcomers. The Multicultural Council is a voluntary organisation representing people of different nationalities. Phone (06) 345 9143, email or write to PO Box 5040, Aramoho, Whanganui.​

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