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Three deteriorated transoms (cross members) are being replaced on Wyley’s Bridge, Mangamahu.
Whanganui has reached an international benchmark once more by being selected as one of the world’s Smart21 communities.
Mayor Annette Main says the news that work is about to begin on completing the sealing of the Whanganui River Road is great for tourism and residents.
General update on Wanganui District Council flooding
Although preliminary population statistics from the 2013 Census released last week show a slight decline in the Wanganui District’s population, Mayor Annette Main says the decrease is better than statistics for other provincial areas in the region.
General update on Wanganui District flooding
General update on the Wanganui District flooding
Civil Defence Controller Rowan McGregor says today’s focus is on looking after the community and cleaning up following this week’s flooding.
Local roads update
Civil Defence Controller Kevin Ross says the Wanganui District’s state of local emergency has been lifted.
Local roads update
Civil Defence Controller Kevin Ross says Wanganui had “a very lucky night” with the Whanganui River only slightly breaching the stopbanks at Kowhai Park.
Civil Defence Controller Kevin Ross says it’s too close to call whether or not the Whanganui River will overtop the stopbanks in the urban area tonight.
A state of local emergency has been declared for the Wanganui District because of the threat of flooding to properties and roads
A state of local emergency has been declared for the Wanganui District because of the threat of flooding to properties and roads. Red Cross and Rural Fire teams are visiting affected properties with evacuation information.
The Wanganui District Emergency Operations Centre has been activated as persistent heavy rain causes a number of rivers and streams to rise rapidly.
Wanganui District Council has closed Kowhai Park until further notice due to sewage leaking into the playground.
The prosecution of Adrian Page on four counts of breaching an Enforcement Order concluded on Thursday, 10 October 2013, when his Honour Judge Thompson discharged the jury after they were unable to agree on a verdict.