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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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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Published on 08 March 2023
Community Link Te Hononga a Hapori(PDF, 3MB) this week includes a Victoria Avenue street appeal this Friday for donations to the Whanganui Mayoral Relief Fund in aid of Cyclone Gabrielle recovery, information for SuperGold card holders on using a Bee Card for bus travel, a call for submissions towards the council’s review of its Cemeteries and Crematoria Bylaw, and Americana duo the Tattletale Saints are performing at the Gonville Town Hall this Friday evening.