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!
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General information about the Whanganui District
A website with everything you need to know about living, working and playing in Whanganui
The Leading Edge lays out a vision for Whanganui as a progressive and exciting place to live, work and visit
The Council is committed to regenerating our town centre to add vibrancy and optimise connections between people
Find out where you can get connected in the urban area.
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 Airport provides for passenger, commercial and recreational operations
Whanganui Port provides docking facilities for smaller coastal freight vessels and commercial boats
Whanganui is perfect for cyclists with its excellent cycling terrain, national accessibility and temperate climate
Whanganui is a coastal town and features long stretches of sandy beach typical of the North Island's west coast
Whanganui's premium parks and amenities
Information about freedom camping in the Whanganui District
Projects and initiatives currently in progress
Explore Whanganui District Council maps and geospatial data