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This section contains links to latest news published by Council.
Updated: 6/03/2018 12:02 p.m.

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The table below displays our news stories for the last 12 months. 


August 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
8 August 2018New Zealand Transport Agency and Council to improve city intersections
8 August 2018Active Recreation Strategy
8 August 2018Representation Review Update
8 August 2018Parihaka Track Upgrades
8 August 2018Kicking off the Endless Summer Festival
8 August 2018Fairtrade 3-16 August 2018

July 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
25 July 2018Installation of heating appliances
25 July 2018Alcohol bylaw review
25 July 2018Fight the plastic – use mPark instead
25 July 2018Fresh look for Botanica Fernery
25 July 2018Keep New Zealand beautiful
18 July 2018Plastic free July
18 July 2018Helicopter work on Parihaka tracks
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
13 June 2018How do you want the urban areas to develop?
6 June 2018Representation Review
6 June 2018Menacing dogs?
1 June 2018Progress on Plans for Water Treatment Plant

May 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
30 May 2018Pool letters going out
30 May 2018Kamo shared path takes important steps
30 May 2018Autumn brings rat problem
30 May 2018Protecting ancient, living giants
23 May 2018Funding for fun from bugs to sign language
23 May 2018Award an honour to bestow
23 May 2018​Free Pohutukawa Coast plants 5 June
18 May 2018New railway crossings May 2018
16 May 2018Look after the bacteria that looks after you
16 May 2018Volunteers make another summer safe
16 May 2018What do you think of Council’s services?
9 May 2018Whangarei cafés' fresh air success
9 May 2018Working for our award winning District

April 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
23 April 2018Please check your pool fence is safe
20 April 2018Council reveals fresh brand ideas
18 April 2018​Parihaka scores another green flag award
18 April 2018Residents and visitors to enjoy 3 cultural festivals
18 April 2018Sculpture symposium winner
11 April 2018Leading the Charge Road Trip of EVs
4 April 2018LTP 2018-28 - 4 Days to Go - We Want to Hear from You
4 April 2018Award Winning Planning Reaches High Bar
4 April 2018Work Begins on Camera Obscura Site

March 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
28 March 2018Green award for Parihaka and Maunu Cemetery
21 March 2018Out of chaos comes art at Hihiaua
21 March 2018Key elements of our draft Long Term Plan
14 March 2018Work to improve Otuihau catchment
14 March 2018What are we proposing in our Long Term Plan 2018-28?
12 March 2018LTP - Our 10-year budget
7 March 2018Hikurangi has a new bounce in its step

February 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
28 February 2018LTP 2018-2028 documents adopted for consultation
28 February 2018War Memorial field of remembrance
28 February 2018Tactical urbanism spells FUN
28 February 2018Marsden City Infrastructure Being Assessed
28 February 2018Whau Valley Harvest Starts in March
28 February 2018Safety Surface Renewed
14 February 201826 Whangarei eateries are smoke free
14 February 2018Adoption brings added rewards
12 February 2018Safety measures to minimise harm to eels

January 2018

Date PublishedNews Title
31 January 2018Ballance work starts
31 January 2018Road to close for Whau Valley harvest
31 January 2018Make a dog’s day – or even its life – adopt before you shop
31 January 2018Changes to staffed operating hours
24 January 2018Parihaka walking tracks – upgrades starting
24 January 2018U19 cricketers welcomed with toanga
24 January 2018Kamo shared path update
17 January 2018Brighter, whiter, cheaper – LED roll out
17 January 2018​Ruakaka water treatment plant shutdown
17 January 2018Freedom camping rules working well
17 January 2018Making the Jewel of the City shine
17 January 2018Town Basin sewer realignment
10 January 2018Endless Summer Festival 2018
10 January 2018Whangarei air to get fresher
10 January 2018Long Term Plan 2018-2028
10 January 2018Celebrate Summer - Whakanui i a Raumati
10 January 2018Te Matau a Pohe tips 10,000
10 January 2018​“Every young person has meaning. They have a place. They are a treasure, they are taonga.”
9 January 2018Residents asked to conserve water in Bream Bay and Waipu

December 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
20 December 2017Health about whole person says young Youth Health Nurse
20 December 2017Work on Ballance site
20 December 2017Council water is good, check home supplies
20 December 2017By-election swearing in
20 December 2017Want to light a fire? Call FENZ
20 December 2017Getting out there expo
20 December 2017Merry Christmas senior citizens
20 December 2017Paper4Trees
13 December 2017Young engineers visit Tarewa
13 December 2017Civil Defence exercise focuses on welfare
13 December 2017Toi Ngāpuhi has come of age
13 December 2017Connection Communities - Kamo Shared Path Stage 2
13 December 2017Young leader motivates
12 December 2017Whangarei welcomes BlackCaps and Windies
6 December 2017Whangarei Youth Space safe, positive and caring

November 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
29 November 2017Summer safe site seeing
29 November 2017Plenty of great ideas from Otangarei kids
29 November 2017Twin coast lightning upgrade
22 November 2017Emergency Mobile Alerts tested this weekend
22 November 2017Council funds seven major arts events
15 November 2017New Community Representative for Whangarei Art Museum
8 November 2017Partying this Summer? Building? Planning?
1 November 2017New city entrance way honours the past
1 November 2017Jog for dogs and win microchip
1 November 2017Centenarian stars at Rest Home Olympics

October 2017

Date PublishedNews Title
31 October 2017Pohe Island Dog Park
30 October 2017Te Matau a Pohe spruce up by end of year
25 October 2017Know the rules before camping in public places
25 October 2017New tsunami information boards for Whangarei beaches
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
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
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


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