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
Are you ready for a change of career or lifestyle - or both? Whanganui District Council loves to welcome talented and enthusiastic people.
When you join us, you'll be supported right from the start with a comprehensive induction. Our organisational values focus on our collaborative brilliance, and working in a positive and encouraging way to make great happen. These values shape how we work with the community, how we work with each other and how we make sure our projects and plans are the best they can be.
One of the most satisfying things about working with us is being in touch with the wider community and having an influence on the area you live in. Check out our vacancies to see what opportunities we have available currently.
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Information to assist you to compile your application and explains the selection process.
See all our current vacancies