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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. 


October 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
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
20 September 2017The Birds and the Bees and the Traffic
20 September 2017Endless Summer Festival 2018 - Event Registration
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 2017Register your events for the 2017 Matariki Festival now.
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…
9 March 2017Localised flooding possible from heavy rain across Northland
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
1 March 2017Talking to people and planning for the future - 2017/18

February 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
22 February 2017Register your Matariki events
22 February 2017Funding for Wright Road approved
22 February 2017Drought Awareness
22 February 2017Climbing spheres on Loop
15 February 2017Update to Kensington roundabout roadworks
15 February 2017TIME to announce the winners!
8 February 2017YAG - Seeking members
1 February 2017New Youth Advisory Group members sought
1 February 2017It's dry - be wise with water!

January 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
25 January 2017Working together to manage dust
19 January 2017Major project topped off at Kensington
18 January 2017It's dry - be wise with water!
18 January 2017Array of work divvied up
11 January 2017Tsunami: know what to do and where to go

December 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
29 December 2016Roadworks minor pause for Santa Clause
26 December 2016Clean, cook, cover, chill
23 December 2016Check the water quality at your swim spot
21 December 2016Freedom camping in Whangarei District
21 December 2016Cars/Beaches/Summer - KNOW THE RULES!
14 December 2016Learn to compost
14 December 2016Water treatment success
7 December 2016Council to audit low-risk food operators
7 December 2016SH1 Russell Road to Kensington Avenue
7 December 2016Volunteers help make Summer Safe

November 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
30 November 2016Te Hiku starts its journey around Northland
30 November 2016Cars/Beaches/Summer - KNOW THE RULES!
30 November 2016Rathbone Street watermain upgrade
30 November 2016Harbour water improving
23 November 2016Keep our tidy Kiwis careful when recycling
23 November 2016Is your land rural?
23 November 2016Re-homed pound dogs are happy dogs
22 November 2016Earthquake a wake up call!
16 November 2016Improvements to open up Laurie Hall Park
16 November 2016Summer season license deadline looms
16 November 2016Asphalt foam train
16 November 2016Speed up your building consent
16 November 2016Towards Zero-Waste?
16 November 2016Whangarei Population Increase the Highest in Over Two Decades
14 November 2016Tsunami warning - beach and marine threat
10 November 20162016/2017 Cadets start
9 November 2016Whau Valley Water Treatment Plant site
9 November 2016Loop jetty upgrade
9 November 2016Lights for hospital intersection
9 November 2016Your new Council
9 November 2016Kensington / Kamo Sealing
2 November 2016Hot line up for fifth Fritter Festival
2 November 2016New Artisans Fair kicks off
2 November 20162016 Rest Home Olympics
2 November 2016Ceremony features several firsts
2 November 2016Managing your land rates

October 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
26 October 2016The British & Irish Lions - tickets on sale


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