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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 Kym Fell.
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.
FInd out how to get in touch with us via phone, email or in person.
Public records of elected members' expenses
Rules for the conduct of the proceedings the Council, its committees, subcommittees and subordinate decision-making bodies