A Whanganui Welcome
Our vision is that all newcomers to Whanganui feel welcome and have a sense of belonging, enabling them to thrive in and contribute to the Whanganui community.
Whanganui District Council, in collaboration with the Whanganui Chronicle, has produced a booklet for newcomers and residents. Welcome to Whanganui 2020(PDF, 18MB) contains information about Council services such as rubbish and recycling and other facilities you may need.
Below are some helpful links for newcomers to Whanganui:
Whanganui District Health Board
CAB Health and Well-being Advice
Education Counts - Ministry of Education
CAB Education Advice
Whanganui Learning Centre
Whanganui & Partners Education
I-site - Visit Whanganui
Whanganui and Partners Business
Whanganui Chamber of Commerce
CAB Business Advice
Joining a community group
Whanganui Community Education
Improving your English
English Language Partners
Language College Whanganui
Employment and legal rights
Employment New Zealand
Minimum employment rights and responsibilities
Immigration New Zealand
Immigration New Zealand website
New Zealand Now
Information in your language
InfoNOW in your language
Whanganui Urban Bus Timetable
Horizons Regional Council Bus Services
Whanganui Welcoming Communities Plan
The Whanganui Welcoming Communities Plan(PDF, 10MB) addresses the need to enhance newcomer experiences through improving access to information, promoting activities and services and celebrating cultural diversity and inclusion.
If you have any questions about living in Whanganui, please contact Katy Newton, Community Development Advisor - Newcomers by email or call (06) 3490001.