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This section contains links to latest news published by Council.
Updated: 10/08/2015 10:00 a.m.

This page displays our recent news stories, which were accurate at the time they were published on this site. Previous stories may contain information and/or contacts that may no longer be current. 

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The table below displays our news stories for the last 12 months. 


February 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
14 February 2018Aotearoa Bike Challenge
14 February 201826 Whangarei eateries are smoke free
14 February 2018Adoption brings added rewards
12 February 2018Safety measures to minimise harm to eels

January 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
31 January 2018Ballance work starts
31 January 2018Road to close for Whau Valley harvest
31 January 2018Make a dog’s day – or even its life – adopt before you shop
31 January 2018Changes to staffed operating hours
24 January 2018Parihaka walking tracks – upgrades starting
24 January 2018U19 cricketers welcomed with toanga
24 January 2018Kamo shared path update
24 January 2018Eccles Entertainment and ZM present SIX60 live in Whangarei
17 January 2018Brighter, whiter, cheaper – LED roll out
17 January 2018​Ruakaka water treatment plant shutdown
17 January 2018Freedom camping rules working well
17 January 2018Making the Jewel of the City shine
17 January 2018Town Basin sewer realignment
10 January 2018Endless Summer Festival 2018
10 January 2018Whangarei air to get fresher
10 January 2018Long Term Plan 2018-2028
10 January 2018Celebrate Summer - Whakanui i a Raumati
10 January 2018Te Matau a Pohe tips 10,000
10 January 2018Four local acts join Fritter line-up
10 January 2018​“Every young person has meaning. They have a place. They are a treasure, they are taonga.”
9 January 2018Residents asked to conserve water in Bream Bay and Waipu

December 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
20 December 2017Health about whole person says young Youth Health Nurse
20 December 2017Work on Ballance site
20 December 2017Council water is good, check home supplies
20 December 2017By-election swearing in
20 December 2017Want to light a fire? Call FENZ
20 December 2017Getting out there expo
20 December 2017Merry Christmas senior citizens
20 December 2017Paper4Trees
13 December 2017Young engineers visit Tarewa
13 December 2017Civil Defence exercise focuses on welfare
13 December 2017Toi Ngāpuhi has come of age
13 December 2017Connection Communities - Kamo Shared Path Stage 2
13 December 2017Young leader motivates
12 December 2017Whangarei welcomes BlackCaps and Windies
6 December 2017Whangarei Youth Space safe, positive and caring

November 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
29 November 2017Summer safe site seeing
29 November 2017Ngapuhi festival launches 'Iwi Idol'
29 November 2017Plenty of great ideas from Otangarei kids
29 November 2017Twin coast lightning upgrade
22 November 2017Emergency Mobile Alerts tested this weekend
22 November 2017Council funds seven major arts events
15 November 2017​Fanfare for Fritter festival
15 November 2017New Community Representative for Whangarei Art Museum
8 November 2017Partying this Summer? Building? Planning?
1 November 2017New city entrance way honours the past
1 November 2017Jog for dogs and win microchip
1 November 2017Centenarian stars at Rest Home Olympics

October 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
31 October 2017Pohe Island Dog Park
30 October 2017Te Matau a Pohe spruce up by end of year
25 October 2017Know the rules before camping in public places
25 October 2017New tsunami information boards for Whangarei beaches
11 October 2017Poroti resource consent process to resume
11 October 2017Popular public talks kick off
11 October 2017By-Election nominations closed
10 October 2017Thousands expected for Ngapuhi Festival 2018
4 October 2017America’s Cup coming to town
4 October 2017Council targeting zero waste to landfill
4 October 2017Breaking the cycle
4 October 2017Highlights from the 2016-2017 Annual Report
4 October 2017Tsunami Evacuation Drill
2 October 2017Large slip on Helena Bay Hill

September 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
28 September 2017Hoax letter
27 September 2017Cycleway connecting the city to Kamo
27 September 2017We are talking trash
27 September 2017Keeping our District Plan up to date
27 September 2017Starry starry LED's
13 September 2017Hikurangi and Tarewa wastewater upgrade
13 September 2017Council cadet success celebrated
13 September 2017Municipal Building gets a make-over
13 September 2017Finalist in Bike to the Future Awards
6 September 2017Residents survey and LGNZ results pleasing
6 September 2017Getting to grips with the engineering standards
6 September 2017Rural fire fighters honoured

August 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
30 August 2017Civic Honours Awards recipients 2017
30 August 2017Ngunguru cycleway meeting
30 August 2017Fence funding available – Apply now
23 August 2017Keep New Zealand Beautiful
16 August 2017Erosion repair, stream and dune restoration at Sandy Bay
15 August 2017Whangaruru School leading the way
9 August 2017Children make colourful submissions
9 August 2017Restoring Ngunguru's landmark sea walls
2 August 2017Zero waste the goal
2 August 2017What is in a name.....?
2 August 2017Here to Where - Submission period closed 6 August
2 August 2017Otuihau clean up funding

July 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
26 July 2017Otuihau clean up funding
26 July 2017To fence or not?
19 July 2017Whangarei Youth Awards 2017
12 July 2017Kapa Haka celebrates Matariki
5 July 20172017-2018 Annual Plan
5 July 2017Camping in Public Places

June 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
21 June 2017New property valuation provider
21 June 20172017 Bylaw reviews
14 June 2017Winter season congestion at Kensington
14 June 2017Young voices tell us what they want Whangarei to be like in 10 years
14 June 2017Tourism dollars for hot spot loos
7 June 2017Here to Where Whangarei?
7 June 2017Volunteers honoured at Mayoral Summer Safe presentation

May 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
31 May 2017Youth Week - Our Voices Count
24 May 2017Bus the loop for a good day out
24 May 2017Free plants
22 May 2017Be There. Be Heard - Saturday 3 June 2017
17 May 2017Still time for input to Rates Structure Review
17 May 2017Matariki Whanau Festival announcement
17 May 2017Long term planning talks to start in June
17 May 2017Making a fun zone a clean zone

April 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
26 April 2017Creative Communities Scheme fund recipients
19 April 2017Former YAG Chair honoured
19 April 2017Gripping Pavers
19 April 2017Parihaka wins national award
12 April 2017Sensational parking signs
12 April 2017Rates - Who should pay what share?
12 April 2017Building is booming
12 April 2017Be prepared for possible flooding in low lying areas
12 April 2017Working together works
5 April 2017Yellow barriers stop falls
5 April 2017Easter and winter rubbish arrangements
5 April 2017Report urges cooperation for northern success
5 April 2017Water water (not) everywhere
5 April 2017Risks from rainfall to continue: Northland Civil Defence

March 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
29 March 2017Explore a fascinating heritage site
29 March 2017Liberty Swing
29 March 2017They’ve done it again!
22 March 2017Civic Honours call for nominations 2017
22 March 2017Celebrating 5 years of Fritter
22 March 2017New YAG members - ready and raring to go
15 March 2017Sorting out rubbish...
15 March 2017New lookout for Frying pan corner
15 March 2017Where the Wild Kiwis go…
8 March 2017Minister approves of Whangarei projects
8 March 2017Mayor to mentor young leader
1 March 2017Wastewater projects approved
1 March 2017New stop/go sign for boats
1 March 2017Drought news - check for leaks


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