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.
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Whanganui District Council is a territorial authority (local government) servicing the Whanganui District.
The Local Government Act 2002 states that the purpose of local government is to:
Twelve elected members (Councillors) and a Mayor are elected every three years by voters in the Whanganui District to represent them. The elected members employ a Chief Executive to run the everyday business of the council. Our Chief Executive is David Langford.
Some of the services the Whanganui District Council provides include:
The activities and services undertaken by councils across New Zealand can differ widely, as long as they consult with their communities. Our Council consults our community though our Annual Plan, Long Term Plan and other strategies, bylaws and policies.
Some historical information about Whanganui District Council
Historical record of the District Council and the local authorities which came before it in the Whanganui District.
Our commitment to the Whanganui community as a provider of consistently outstanding customer service
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