Fire and Emergency NZ has advised that the Manawatū-Whanganui Coastal Zone will move to a restricted fire season from 8am on Friday 12 January until further notice due to warm temperatures, drying winds and a lack of rainfall. A restricted fire season means anyone planning on lighting an open-air fire will need a permit.Please be aware of the fire risk conditions – if in doubt, don't light!
Check if you need a permit
For the 2023/24 financial year (starting in July 2023) the council is making a one-off rates remission (reduction) of up to $500 available for households facing a rates rise higher than $700.
More information here
Whanganui has a large number of open spaces suitable for sport, recreation and relaxation
Whanganui has excellent public facilities for swimming all-year-round.
Public toilet locations and opening hours
Library services are provided to respond to the literacy, recreational, information, learning and cultural needs of the community
The Council provides indoor community venues for a range of social, cultural, recreational and educational uses