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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Published on 06 September 2023
Te Hononga a Hapori Community Link(PDF, 3MB) this week includes the rehoming of the last white swan at Rotokawau Virginia Lake, the blessing ceremony earlier this week for the reinstatement of the Cooks Gardens Velodrome track, a call from Horizons for feedback on regional public transport options, information on an upcoming military exercise in Whanganui, and a reminder of the Community Kōrero session tomorrow, Thursday 7 September, on Māori wards and the council’s representation review – please also note that submissions for Māori wards feedback closes this Friday, 8 September.