Our District, Your Say

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our District, Your Say is an online community panel where anyone can sign up to participate in Council’s decision-making process. We want to hear from residents, ratepayers, business owners, workers, students and volunteers…anyone who is part of our community. ​

Why Our District,​ Your Say?

We believe better decisions and better outcomes come from better engagement with our community. Our District, Your Say provides an informal way for residents to get involved in providing their feedback directly to Council. 

What will be discussed?​​​

A range of topics associated with Council activities will be provided to members of Our District, Your Say. For example, we might ask for your thoughts on the development or review of our policies or work programmes or seek general feedback on issues of interest to gain a greater understanding of community views.  This community panel doesn’t replace the f​ormal consultation process on policies, bylaws, ann​​ual and long-term plans.

Who can join​​ up?​

Currently, there are two requirements for membership to Our District, Your Say:​

  • Anyone with access to an active email account who is interested in our community &
  • either a resident, ratepayer, business owner, worker, student or volunteer of the District

However, elected members and employees of the Whanganui District Council are not eligible.

How do I ​sign up?​

There are two ways you can sign up to Our District, Your Say:​

Membership is free. 

What do I n​​​eed to do?​

As a member of Our District, Your Say, you will be assisting and guiding the Council to make important decisions about the Whanganui District by:​

  • Taking part in online surveys, questionnaires and quick polls
  • Participating in online focus groups


All information provided will be treated and stored confidentially. Information provided will not be connected to your personal details. 

Where does my feedba​ck go?​

Your valued feedback will be used in Council strategies and, in the long run, assist in bettering the services Council provides to the community.


We are delighted to host a virtual space to allow residents and visitors of Whanganui to help shape this beautiful place. We encourage freedom of speech but, as this site is moderated, we will remove any inappropriate, offensive, abusive and illegal content.​​​​​​

Our District, Your Say - Registration Form

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Page reviewed: 07 Aug 2018 9:56am