As a homeowner they must still meet the provisions of the building code and that this responsibility sits with them.
Thank you for your efforts to save water. Along with repairs to our two affected water treatment plants, the effort by community and Council to restore full water-supply has been successful and extraordinary measures are no longer needed.
The extreme weather caused three sewage breaks which meant sewage entered the harbour.
All residents should avoid shellfish collection in the Whangarei Harbour until further notice.
All roads are now open, with some advising caution and some restricted to a single lane. Thank you for your patience as roads are repaired.
Forum North Customer Service Centre remains closed until further notice, with repairs including carpet-replacement under way.
If you need to see someone on an urgent matter, please use the two ‘Urgent Services” desks operating from the Central Library.
There will be one cashier at the Old Café in Forum North, but expect queues.
If you are seeking to make a payment, please feel free to explore our online options or to ring our call centre on 09 430 4200.
People wanting to pay their dog registrations can do this at Armourguard, 115 Kioreroa Road (EFTPOS payments only).
Whangarei's walking tracks have been hard hit by the extreme weather event that swept through the District on the night of July 17-18.
The intense rainfall caused slips and washouts and many tracks remain closed while repairs are being made.
Whangarei District Council Parks Manager Sue Hodge says the weather event caused considerable damage to tracks in the Parihaka Scenic Reserve, the AH Reed Kauri Park and the Coronation Reserve in Western Hills.
"Unfortunately, it is going to take some time to repair the damage and make the tracks safe for walkers to use them again."
Mrs Hodge says damage to the popular walking tracks is a combination of metal washed off the surface, larger land sips that have covered the tracks or tracks have slipped down the hill side.
"The intensity of the rain was unprecedented. The track's drainage channels just couldn't cope."
She says both the Drummond Track and Ross Track to the Parihaka summit remain closed and some of the repair work is expected to take about two months to complete. The Dobbie Track to the summit from Mair Park is now open.
"The Parihaka summit car park is closed as a major slip has covered the access track to the summit. The Parihaka mountain bike tracks have been hit badly and the mountain bike club are working with a local contractor to get these open as soon as they can."
The Hatea Walkway, which links the Town Basin, Mair Park, AH Reed Kauri Park and Whangarei Falls, is also closed for at least the next month due to track damage. The Mackesy Bush Track and Mair Park Homestead Track are closed for at least another fortnight.
In the Coronation Reserve there are serious slips on the Frank Holman and Selwyn Ave Link tracks that will take about four months to repair. There are minor slips in the Quarry Garden Link track and this is expected to be open in around one month.
At the AH Reid Kauri Park, a bridge was washed out on the Alexander Track, and this track is expected to be closed for about four months. The McKinnon Track is expected to be closed for four weeks.
The Sands Rd track between Sands Rd and Claphams Rd is likely to be closed for a further two months.
The weather event also caused slips on the Whananaki Coastal walk and this will be closed until further notice.
The carpark and public toilets near the summit and lookout of Parihaka are also closed.
The Botanica gardens are open again now.