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This section contains links to latest news published by Council.
Updated: 12/07/2019 3:51 p.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. 


October 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
16 October 2019Partnership Funding - Waipu Croquet
16 October 2019Announcing 2019 Christmas Festival
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 2019Endless Summer Festival 2020 Event Registration
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 2019Te Wiki o te Reo Maori - Maori Language Week 2019
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 2019Great Hikurangi Blue Bin trial
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 2019Fairtrade Fortnight 2 to 15 August 2019
21 August 2019Local Elections 2019 - Nominees named
21 August 2019Seeking kind hearts for small stock
21 August 2019Canopy Bridge motorcycle safety day
21 August 2019New Town Basin Park - Opening in 2020
14 August 2019The great Hikurangi Blue Bin trial
14 August 2019Plastic Free July - by Youth Advisory Group member Eila-Rose Jones
7 August 2019Tertiary Scholarship 2019
7 August 2019Northland Events Centre hosting Northland Rugby’s Mitre 10 Cup games
7 August 2019Unused lot + TLC = Garden

July 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
31 July 2019Rates rebate office open
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 2019Community spirit makes it happen
17 July 2019Work continues at Porowini/Maunu
10 July 2019Am I eligible to stand?
10 July 2019What happens to plastic in our District?
3 July 2019Plan for city core unfolds
3 July 2019The great drinking fountain hunt
3 July 2019Annual Plan 2019-20 adopted

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
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
1 May 2019Gambling views sought

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
27 February 2019We are bringing the news to you
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
16 January 2019Twenty artists, twenty walls for transformation
16 January 2019Thumbs up for responsible camper cards
9 January 2019Celebrate summer - Whakanui i a raumati

December 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
19 December 2018Jump starter for heart
19 December 2018Beloved childhood property becomes brand new Pickmere Park
5 December 2018Summer a Time to Reflect - Youth Space

November 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
28 November 2018Little Lilliput Library delights borrowers
28 November 2018Temporary pools must have fences too
21 November 2018Youth Space - Nurse Leah Bennett
21 November 2018Projects great success - harbour water is clean
14 November 2018Be kind - donate a blanket
14 November 2018Valuation trends - Market commentary
14 November 2018An exciting year for Jackson Moetara
7 November 2018Kamo Shared Path update
7 November 2018Whangarei Youth Space - Come and join in the fun
7 November 2018Civic Centre underway

October 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
31 October 2018District valuation due by Christmas
31 October 2018​Bascule carpark upgrade
31 October 2018Easter Sunday trading - Make your opinions known
24 October 2018More funding for a vibrant, thriving Whangarei
17 October 2018Time for our Annual Report card


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