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This section contains links to latest news published by Council.
Updated: 4/12/2018 2:20 p.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. 


June 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
12 June 2019All bets are off - new location for TAB
12 June 2019Trust established to lead resource recovery centre efforts
12 June 2019Te Iwa o Matariki - The nine starts of Matariki
5 June 2019Whau Valley Dam 50th anniversary
5 June 2019Arts and Culture Strategy - Comments wanted
5 June 2019It's been a dry autumn - conserve water
5 June 2019Maunu Road and Porowini Avenue intersection works
5 June 2019Whangārei Civic Centre site confirmed

May 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
29 May 2019Pohutukawa Coast free plants
29 May 2019A head for heights and lights
29 May 2019Urban and Services Plan changes - District Plan change submissions reminder
22 May 2019Riverside Drive, Parua Bay and Murphy's Corner - Roadworks Update
22 May 2019Growth Strategy - Planning for a booming future
8 May 2019Parua Bay transfer station consensus needed
8 May 2019District Plan Changes: Urban and Services
1 May 2019Gambling views sought

April 2019

Date PublishedNews Title
24 April 2019Only one week to go Nominate your local hero
24 April 2019Park upgrade puts polish on Laurie Hall Park
24 April 2019Whoopee...race cars to jump twice on Pohe Island
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 2019Northland tsunami siren network testing
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
12 December 2018Whangarei District Love It Here - Teeshirts for Christmas
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
17 October 2018Endless Summer 2019 Event Registration
10 October 2018Whangarei city tsunami readiness improves
10 October 2018Improvements at Otuihau
10 October 2018Adopt before you dog shop
10 October 2018Our cadets graduated
10 October 2018Working with communities to achieve their own goals
8 October 2018Summer is coming - Keep your pool fence up to code
3 October 2018Long, dry summer days, perfect for roadworks

September 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
19 September 2018Kamo Shared Path - Update
19 September 2018Council teams help with Keep NZ Beautiful clean up
11 September 2018Stories of place inspire design
5 September 2018Swimming pool reminder
5 September 2018Civic Honours Award Ceremony 2018

August 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
29 August 2018Alcohol Control Bylaw Review
29 August 2018District revaluation under way
22 August 2018Online and on phone differ
22 August 2018Porowini/Tarewa intersection works to begin
8 August 2018New Zealand Transport Agency and Council to improve city intersections
8 August 2018Representation Review Update
8 August 2018Parihaka Track Upgrades
8 August 2018Kicking off the Endless Summer Festival

July 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
25 July 2018Installation of heating appliances
25 July 2018Fight the plastic – use mPark instead
25 July 2018Fresh look for Botanica Fernery
18 July 2018Plastic free July
18 July 2018Gully trap inspections - Hikurangi
18 July 2018New cemetery services on offer
18 July 2018Easy Choice to feed Kiwi families for $60
11 July 2018New tsunami information boards for Whangārei coast
11 July 2018Dali mural
11 July 2018Hot diggity dog registration!
4 July 2018Towards plastic free July
4 July 2018Waiting for dry weather
4 July 2018District weathers storm
4 July 2018Average 3.7 percent rates rise

June 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
27 June 2018New space for Otangarei playground
27 June 2018Hatea River water quality survey results
27 June 2018Plan to restore sand on Matapouri foreshore
20 June 2018New indoor tsunami sirens added to Northland alerting options


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