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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 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
19 October 2016Call for volunteers to help make Summer Safe
19 October 2016Access change protects Ruakaka Beach-goers
19 October 2016Hatea boaties asked to watch for dredge
19 October 2016Library spreads Save Kiwi Month message
12 October 2016Potters Exhibition brings art to city heart
12 October 2016Invitation to Swearing In Ceremony
12 October 2016Kamo drivers warned of road works
5 October 2016Last few days for voting
5 October 2016CityLink buses get the accessibility once-over
5 October 2016Fun times promote harbour health

September 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
28 September 2016Rural votes can go in the letter box
28 September 2016Northland Transportation Alliance Manager appointed
28 September 2016EnviroPods doing a great job with rubbish
28 September 2016Crematorium to be refurbished
28 September 2016Ageism gets day of focus
28 September 2016Lots of off-leash dog fun on offer
21 September 2016Robot and bus team up to attract votes
21 September 2016Amourguard steps into role
21 September 2016Safety barriers for transfer station
15 September 2016Stuart Road Pontoon repairs
14 September 2016Clean up week
14 September 2016New Zealand Lions Series 2017 taiaha
14 September 2016Global Actions Sports Show Nitro Circus Live coming to Whangarei
14 September 2016Northland Tsunami Siren Network Testing Late September
7 September 2016Re-homing new way
7 September 2016Dredging for Better Loop Experience
7 September 2016Call for Endless Summer Festival Events

August 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
31 August 2016Winning sculpture finds place to Nest
31 August 2016Graduating cadets
31 August 2016Electric Bike Winner
31 August 2016First official pocket park under way
24 August 2016Rama Road four wheel drive access opens, racecourse four wheel drive access closes
17 August 2016Civic Honours Award Ceremony 2016
17 August 2016Considering Footpaths
10 August 2016Opening of the Onerahi Walkway
10 August 2016Clapham's Renovations
10 August 2016Hikurangi leaky sewer system overhaul
3 August 2016Celebrating the Waipu Cycleway
3 August 2016Plan Changes notified for Public Submissions

July 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
27 July 2016Community engagement lifts WAM’s visitor numbers
27 July 2016Rural plans to be notified for public comment
20 July 2016Ngati Hau Group prepared for emergency
13 July 2016Northland Local Elections 2016
13 July 2016Public Forum on hold
6 July 2016Blue/Green Network Strategy - Have Your Say!
6 July 2016British and Irish Lions tickets on sale in October
6 July 2016Do you care enough? 2016 Local Elections
6 July 2016Hot diggity dog registration...

June 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
29 June 2016Annual Plan 2016-2017 adoption
29 June 2016Summer Safe nominated for award finalist
29 June 2016Proposed changes to Vehicles on Beaches Bylaw for Bream Bay
29 June 2016Rates Rebates letters going out
22 June 2016Several walking tracks receiving upgrades
22 June 2016PAAG supports elder abuse awareness in purple
22 June 2016EnviroPods
22 June 2016Returning mudfish (and others) to the floodplain
17 June 2016Hunt Street water main
15 June 2016Whangarei Community Satisfaction
15 June 2016New Contractor for Service
15 June 2016Mangakahia prepared for emergency
15 June 2016Matariki Whanau Festival
8 June 2016One year to go to New Zealand Lions Series 2017
8 June 2016Parking restrictions in Laneway
8 June 2016Light up the Laneway
8 June 2016No more A++ look for the traffic light
8 June 2016Matariki Festival Events
8 June 2016Waitaua Awa Restoration Project
1 June 2016Youth race to give back
1 June 2016Urban design in the heart of our City

May 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
30 May 2016Northland leading the way with Transportation Alliance establishment
25 May 2016Council seeks declaration on acid soil
25 May 2016Beautify our district with free native plants
25 May 2016McLeod's Bay rocks
25 May 2016Kensington Parking - be a good sport
25 May 2016Community Funding fun
17 May 2016Anti-slip coating on parts of Hatea Loop walkway
17 May 2016Sewer line improvements
17 May 2016End to Riverside Drive work in sight
10 May 2016Designating land for new treatment plant
10 May 2016Jewel of the City inspires community
3 May 2016Whanga-race celebrates Youth Week
3 May 2016School Crossings - Safeguarding our Children
3 May 2016New Regulations on Asbestos

April 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
26 April 2016First Festival of Motorsport
19 April 20162016 Matariki Festival
19 April 2016Annual Residents' Survey
12 April 2016Civic Honours Awards 2016
12 April 2016Hatea Loop Celebrates Creativity
5 April 2016Festival of Motorsport 2016
5 April 2016Kamo to City Route Open Day
5 April 2016Consulting With You on Freedom Camping

March 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
29 March 2016Total Mobility Survey
29 March 2016Positive Ageing Policy Adopted
22 March 2016Riverside Pain to Bring Transport Gain
22 March 2016Transfer Station Winter Hours
22 March 2016Annual Plan 2016-2017 Progress
15 March 2016Youth Advisors Group Up
15 March 2016Northland Tsunami Siren Network Testing - April 2016
15 March 2016Wally-Bot the New Library Mascot
15 March 2016Dog Owners - Join the Pack!
8 March 2016Where the Wild Kiwis Go...
8 March 2016Hearing Loop Improves Experience
8 March 2016Rat Running and Rubber Necking
8 March 2016Kensington Intersection Roadworks - March 2016 Update
1 March 2016CBD Laneway Canopy Going Up
1 March 2016Annual Plan 2016/17 News

February 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
23 February 2016Parihaka Lookout Opening Ceremony
23 February 2016International Award for Parihaka
16 February 2016​Kohatu Lifted into Place on Parihaka
16 February 2016Hatea Loop: Old Rocks and New Cement
16 February 2016Parihaka Lookout Official Opening Information
9 February 2016Youth Advisory Group: Giving Gives Back
9 February 2016Parihaka Lookout Official Opening
2 February 2016Progress on Plans for Water Treatment Plant
2 February 2016New Rugby Fields for Horahora
2 February 2016Transfer Station Hours Update

January 2016

Date PublishedNews Title
26 January 2016Mucking In to Clean Up
26 January 2016Roadworks - A Sign of Growth
26 January 2016Bridge a Vital Link in Waipu Path
19 January 2016Major Roadworks - State Highway 1 and Nixon Street
19 January 2016Water Levels Good - Keep on Waterwise
12 January 2016Waipu Cove stormwater investigation
12 January 2016Parallel parking only in CBD's Laneway
12 January 2016Generous gift to library
5 January 2016Award for going the extra mile
5 January 2016Check Your Summer Swim Spot
5 January 2016New Bridges for Waimahanga
5 January 2016Mobile Library Set to Pop-up in Coastal Locations
5 January 2016Endless Summer 2016 - Be a Part of It
2 January 2016Rain to continue, but worst of weather should be over
1 January 2016Heaviest rain due this afternoon, early Saturday; forecasters

December 2015

Date PublishedNews Title
31 December 2015Heavy rain, gales on way for New Year in Northland
31 December 2015Whananaki Footbridge Temporary Repairs
18 December 2015Shared space for both people and vehicles
15 December 2015Be Water Wise this Summer
15 December 2015Vehicle safety on beaches
11 December 2015Riverside Roundabout Slip Lane to Go Ahead
8 December 2015Whangarei Youth Award Winners Announced
8 December 2015How about an Excellent Experience for Christmas?
1 December 2015Mill Road / Nixon Street intersection due to open soon
1 December 2015Red Sea at Waipu
1 December 2015Barbecue area on Hatea Loop
1 December 2015​Volunteers help make Summer Safe
1 December 2015Fun and friendship on Thursday

November 2015

Date PublishedNews Title
24 November 2015Feedback gains momentum
24 November 2015Free Festive Christmas fun
24 November 2015Investing in flourishing communities
24 November 2015Concessions/peppercorn and $1 rentals good for everyone
24 November 2015New motorsport festival
24 November 2015Have bike will pedal
17 November 2015Getting ready for Street Party
17 November 2015Visitor Guide a collectors item
17 November 2015Works change detours Mill/Nixon Intersection
17 November 2015Kamo to City walkway/cycleway on way
17 November 2015Wastewater pipeline upgrade for Waipu
17 November 2015Holiday application processing and turnarounds
10 November 2015Raumanga cycle track progress
10 November 2015Youth Advisory Group Awards
10 November 2015Golden librarians
10 November 2015Mill/Nixon Roadworks Update
10 November 2015Fritter Festival 2016 line up
10 November 2015Hatea Loop Exercise Equipment
3 November 2015New rating valuations released

October 2015

Date PublishedNews Title
27 October 2015Airport improvements enter final phase
27 October 2015Olympics no time to rest
27 October 2015View magazines online with Zinio
27 October 2015Major work along Western Hills Drive
27 October 2015Community garden


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