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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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.
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Arguably New Zealand's best provincial gallery.
New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) is the new national centre for glass art located in Whanganui.
The Museum has a comprehensive collection of New Zealand and international material relating to human and natural history.
This beautiful and practical Modernist building offers great versatility for hosting events
The Royal Wanganui Opera House provides an atmospheric setting for local, national and international events