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
Find out what you can do to be prepared for a Civil Defence Emergency in Whanganui.
Our Animal Management team encourages care and control of dogs in the urban and rural areas of our district
The council provides urban residents with a continuous supply of clean, quality drinking water.
Find out how Whanganui District's stormwater drainage system works.
Whanganui District Council disposes of wastewater to minimise the impact of urban activity on the environment.
Whanganui District Council provides an excellent road network that provides safe travel in all weather conditions.
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
Information about Council-maintained trees as well as guidance and advice on domestic tree-related issues
Whanganui’s cemeteries are located in attractive park-like settings which family and friends can visit to remember loved ones
Whanganui has excellent public facilities for swimming all-year-round.
Information about carparks and parking charges in Whanganui
Housing is available for older people with low to moderate financial means.
Toilet locations and opening hours
Find out about how waste is managed within the Whanganui District.
Whanganui District Council's approach to managing graffiti.
Whanganui Port provides docking facilities for smaller coastal freight vessels and commercial boats.
Whanganui Airport provides for passenger, commercial and recreational operations.