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


January 2020

Date PublishedNews Title
22 January 2020Community Funding - Opens for Applications
22 January 2020Fritter Festival - Fresh Challenge for Northland Chefs
15 January 2020Funding Announced as Town Basin prepares for Visitor Influx
15 January 2020Seat Belt Signs
15 January 2020Raumanga Horahora walkway closed for repairs
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
11 December 2019Applications Open for the Youth Advisory Group
11 December 2019Enhanced Responsible Freedom Camping Ambassador Programme Begins
3 December 2019Woodhill Wastewater Inspection this Summer
3 December 2019Grant Williams Sculpture planned for new Town Basin Park

November 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
27 November 2019List of Summer Road Repairs
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
19 November 2019Roadworks Season Kicks Off
13 November 2019Pohe Island Carpark Open
13 November 2019Abbey Caves Forest Fire Contained
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
23 October 2019Blue Bins arriving in November 2019
16 October 2019Partnership Funding - Waipu Croquet
16 October 2019Kyle presents at Council
16 October 2019Artisans and Night Markets Moving
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

September 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
25 September 2019Funds Help Community Groups
25 September 2019Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Day
25 September 2019Bascule Park and Carpark open now
25 September 2019Kamo Shared Path: Stage 3 is Open
19 September 2019The Great Blue Crate Experiment
19 September 2019New Town Basin Park Water Feature
18 September 2019Summer Seal Extensions 2019-2020
11 September 2019Bascule Park Sculpture Intrepid Journey
11 September 2019New Friends of Maunu Cemetery Group
10 September 2019Council Calls for Responsible Camping Ambassadors

August 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
28 August 2019Growth Strategy - Thank you for your feedback
28 August 2019Waihara Wetland - Morningside School planting day
28 August 2019Garden beds on Bank Street
21 August 2019Remember: Recycling is done by hand
21 August 2019Seeking kind hearts for small stock
21 August 2019New Town Basin Park - Opening in 2020
14 August 2019Plastic Free July - by Youth Advisory Group member Eila-Rose Jones
7 August 2019Northland Events Centre hosting Northland Rugby’s Mitre 10 Cup games
7 August 2019Unused lot + TLC = Garden

July 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
26 July 2019Whangarei declares climate emergency
24 July 2019Urban Plan Changes - Check your property
24 July 2019Matariki Festival a 91% waste diversion
24 July 2019Matapouri improvement funding celebrated
17 July 2019Work continues at Porowini/Maunu
10 July 2019What happens to plastic in our District?
3 July 2019Plan for city core unfolds
3 July 2019The great drinking fountain hunt

June 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
26 June 2019LED lights saving power
19 June 2019Review of Speed Limit Bylaw
12 June 2019All bets are off - new location for TAB
12 June 2019Trust established to lead resource recovery centre efforts
12 June 2019Matariki Festival June - July
5 June 2019Whau Valley Dam 50th anniversary
5 June 2019Maunu Road and Porowini Avenue Intersection Works (2019-2020)
5 June 2019Whangārei Civic Centre site confirmed

May 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
29 May 2019A head for heights and lights
22 May 2019Riverside Drive, Parua Bay and Murphy's Corner - Roadworks Update
8 May 2019Parua Bay transfer station consensus needed

April 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
24 April 2019Duo fined for falsifying certificate
17 April 2019Exploring Parua Bay recycling options
10 April 2019Casuarina removal Otangarei
10 April 2019Herbivicus charm defeats Sclerotinia hex!
9 April 2019About to buy tickets for a show?

March 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
27 March 2019Transfer Station Closing Down
27 March 2019Investing in community
20 March 2019Going places
20 March 2019Prepare for parking fees at Airport
20 March 2019Bascule Park work begins
13 March 2019Potter Park: playtime in Tikipunga
13 March 2019Global Recycling Day 2019: ditch the bag
13 March 2019Just add Water
6 March 2019Rating Valuations

February 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
20 February 2019Successful Responsible Camping Ambassador Programme ends
20 February 2019Council’s books beat Government’s
20 February 2019Advisory group applications close
13 February 2019Parua Bay compactor installed
13 February 2019Future-proofing our drinking water system
6 February 2019Mackesy bush walking track upgrades
6 February 2019Robots go underground at Hikurangi

January 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
30 January 2019Christmas Underpass


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