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This section contains links to latest news published by Council.
Updated: 13/12/2019 10:33 a.m.

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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. 


September 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
23 September 2020Canopy Bridge carpark to close 12 October 2020
23 September 2020One year to go until the Rugby World Cup
23 September 2020RSA trees thrive at Maunu Cemetery
21 September 2020Traffic changes in Regent start Saturday 26 September
17 September 2020Preliminary designs released for Civic Centre Project
16 September 2020Whau Valley main and valve extraction
9 September 2020Placemaking Survey results for Hikurangi and Tikipunga
7 September 2020New Town Basin Park construction to begin
2 September 2020Walking track repairs progressing well
2 September 2020Building consent exemptions for storm repairs

August 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
31 August 2020Drought Resiliance Work Underway
28 August 2020Whangarei District Council announce exclusive ticketing partnership with Eventfinda
26 August 2020WDC Credit Rating better than NZ Government - S&P Global Rating
26 August 2020Storm damage repairs estimated to cost at least 8 million
19 August 2020Recycling, repurposing and reusing
15 August 2020New skatepark open in Ngunguru
15 August 2020Survey results for the Waipu Skatepark
13 August 2020Contract let for major solvent clean-up
12 August 2020Repairs made to roads following storm damage
12 August 2020Great start to Tikipunga Shared Path construction
12 August 2020Duplicate clocks to be returned or re-homed
12 August 2020Check Maps for your Property
1 August 2020Slips and washouts damage walking tracks

July 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
25 July 2020New water treatment plant will process more clean water
23 July 2020Whangarei civic building: partnership with NorthTec
18 July 2020Storm Impact - Critical updates
18 July 2020Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Building Policy Consultation
15 July 2020Spirited Women wanted for Northland event
15 July 2020Rates rise reduced to 2.2%
15 July 2020Rose Street to Vine Street connection to be Upgraded
15 July 2020Town Basin Playground closing for make-over
8 July 2020Millennium Hands – collect yours
8 July 2020Pohe Island Skatepark - Construction Starting
8 July 2020Three Waters Amalgamation: Working with Northland Councils preferred
1 July 2020Speed limit review update

June 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
26 June 2020Water Restrictions lifted in Whangarei District
24 June 2020Notice about Alarm Systems
17 June 2020New path completes Hatea Track
4 June 2020Young Hughie's great dam assignment

May 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
30 May 2020Know the Rules before you DIY
27 May 2020Smokefree Parihaka – Auahi Kore Parihaka
27 May 2020Work Continues Behind the Scenes
27 May 2020Finding Lost Water
18 May 2020Public asked to comment on proposed rates and recovery package
13 May 2020Love it Here - Love it Local
13 May 2020Council Proposes $3m COVID-19 Relief
6 May 2020Librarians out to spread the Save Water message
6 May 2020Roadworks Resume under Level 3

April 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
29 April 2020Saving Water under Level 3 Restrictions
29 April 2020Council Staff redeployed during Lockdown
24 April 2020Major award win for Whangarei’s central city revitalisation plan
22 April 2020Rates Instalment Invoices Sent
22 April 2020Life under Level 3 Water Restrictions
15 April 2020Wash your Hands at all Water Restriction Levels
14 April 2020Library Services keep Community Connected
14 April 2020Level 3 Water Restrictions come in to Force
9 April 2020​Council announces 10 Point Economic Recovery Response
8 April 2020Flush Toilet Paper - not Wet Wipes

March 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
20 March 2020​Covid-19 Pandemic advice from Council
11 March 2020Freedom Camping Ambassador Programme wraps up
11 March 2020Council Rubbish Bags are a New Colour
11 March 2020Roadworks begin on Mill Road
11 March 2020Race Relations Forum for Whangarei
10 March 2020We're Recycling Wastewater for Trees and Fields
4 March 2020Hatea River Sewer Crossing Replacement
4 March 2020Water Saving means Working Together

February 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
27 February 2020Increase in Civic Centre Project Scope
14 February 2020Reduce Water Use to Delay Restrictions
5 February 2020Inner-city Car Parking Changes

January 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
29 January 2020Summer Safe Carpark Ambassadors Enjoying the Job
29 January 2020Proud to be a young local
29 January 2020Council Manager on Rugby World Cup 2021 Committee
15 January 2020Funding Announced as Town Basin prepares for Visitor Influx
15 January 2020Seat Belt Signs
8 January 2020Infrastructure boost for the Quarry Gardens

December 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
18 December 2019Northport Strategy
11 December 2019New Friendship Benches Invite People to Chat
3 December 2019Grant Williams Sculpture planned for new Town Basin Park

November 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
27 November 2019Millennium Copthorne Hotel announced for Dent Street
27 November 2019Rest Home Olympics 2019
20 November 2019Kiwi Safe, Water Clean at Whau Valley Dam
20 November 2019Pool Fence Compliance is Improving
13 November 2019Pohe Island Carpark Open
5 November 2019Whangarei Facts from the 2018 Census

October 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
30 October 2019Population: Growing Fast
23 October 2019New bins first step in Matapouri Improvement
23 October 2019A great Team of Council Cadets
16 October 2019Partnership Funding - Waipu Croquet
16 October 2019Kyle presents at Council
16 October 2019Hopes are strong for repairs to building
9 October 2019Partnership Funding - Marae for Taiharuru
9 October 2019Hikurangi Floodplain planting
9 October 2019Library celebrates International Day of Older People
9 October 2019Helipad Safety Movements
2 October 2019Funding comes through for Time Machine
2 October 2019More Vine St Parking
2 October 2019Northlanders reap benefits of inspirational Kai Ora Fund
2 October 2019Do Not stop a vehicle on Yellow Cross-Hatching


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