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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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.
Safer Whanganui is a community-led coalition of agencies and groups working in partnership to provide leadership and direction for the promotion of community safety in Whanganui.
The Council is committed to regenerating our town centre to add vibrancy and optimise connections between people
Ensuring that Whanganui is a vibrant, inclusive, empowering community, where young people love to be
The Whanganui Positive Ageing Forum brings together organisations that have an interest in older people in Whanganui.
The Wanganui Rural Community Board represents, acts and advocates for our rural community
Learn about Whanganui's iconic cultural facilities
The Council provides indoor community venues for a range of social, cultural, recreational and educational uses
Library services are provided to respond to the literacy, recreational, information, learning and cultural needs of the Whanganui community.
Whanganui is perfect for cyclists with its excellent cycling terrain, national accessibility and temperate climate
Whanganui has a large number of open spaces suitable for sport, recreation and relaxation
Whanganui has excellent public facilities for swimming all-year-round.
The Sports Hall of Fame recognises sporting achievements by athletes and coaches who have made a significant impact on Whanganui’s sporting heritage.
Whanganui District Council provides, or is involved in administering, a number of funds to assist the Whanganui community in a range of activities
What Whanganui District Council is doing to address our community's housing needs
Information about the play trailer – a mobile resource for the whole Whanganui community
As part of our 2024-34 Long-Term Plan process, we invite community members and groups to share ideas on ways the community and the council, working together, can improve our city and district within the next ten years