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Whangarei District Council
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Whangarei is a thriving, modern and vibrant city set within idyllic natural surroundings, nestling into the hills that overlook the picturesque harbour. The region features fertile farmland, orchards, forests and spectacular coastline with some of the country's finest beaches. The city's full name is ‘Whangarei Terenga Paraoa' which can be literally translated as the ‘swimming place of the whales'. This translates further to mean ‘the meeting place of the chiefs', since the whale-bone mere was a weapon of chiefly status, and refers to the inter-tribal wars of the 1800s when Whangarei was a meeting place for all the great Maori chiefs of the district. 




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Tuesday, 18 December 2012
3:37PM
Lower Hatea River Crossing injects $14.5million into local economy The news around the Lower Hatea River Crossing is all good as 2012 draws to a close. 463 views

Wednesday, 5 December 2012
1:32PM
Tree of Memories this Christmas at Maunu Cemetery There will be an extra special way to remember loved ones at the Maunu Cemetery this Christmas. 393 views

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
5:11PM
Big Day in at Whangarei Library Whangarei Library is staging A Big Day In this Saturday (1 December) to celebrate everything that’s great about our libraries. 342 views

Friday, 9 November 2012
1:19PM
Central City Car Park launch a win for shoppers Central City Car Park's makeover is almost complete with a relaunch planned for Saturday 17 November. 310 views

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
1:44PM
Settlement Support network meeting Settlement Support Network Meeting - focus on ‘Older migrants and community services’ ​Settlement Support is holding a Settlement Network Meeting on Thursday 15 November from 9am to 1pm at A’fare Function & Reception Lounge, 197 Lower Dent Street. 393 views

Wednesday, 31 October 2012
1:05PM
Local firms pick up more bridge contracts As the construction of the Lower Hatea River Crossing pushes on at pace, several more contracts have been awarded to local companies. 367 views

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
12:38PM
Book the Victoria Canopy Bridge for your next event The Victoria Canopy Bridge in the centre of the Town Basin makes a great location for a wide range of daytime activities. 425 views

12:35PM
Summer events to kick off at Town Basin 24 November Whangarei’s increasingly popular Artisans’ Fairs under the Victoria Canopy will kick off a summer of events at the Town Basin on 24 November. 229 views

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
12:57PM
Public meeting on Onerahi intersection options Onerahi road users are invited to a public meeting at the Onerahi Bowling Club on 23 October at 7pm to discuss proposed improvements to the intersections of Raumati Crescent, Cartwright Road and Onerahi Road. 360 views

12:56PM
Civil Defence seminar for migrants Chinese new settlers to New Zealand will be able to find out about natural disasters and hazards in Whangarei at a free seminar on Saturday 27 October from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Whangarei Migrant Centre, 71 Bank St. 190 views

Wednesday, 3 October 2012
12:56PM
Work begins on Central Avenue and Western Hills intersection The NZ Transport Agency is starting work on the next stage of its project to improve State Highway 1 through central Whangarei. 296 views

12:53PM
Port Road businesses are open Port Road businesses are open and can still be accessed from the city end of Port Road. 188 views

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
12:51PM
Mangrove management proposed to enhance river banks Permission is being sought to remove some of the Hatea River’s mangrove trees, to improve views of the river in the wider Town Basin environment. 203 views

12:49PM
Endless Summer Festival - register your event now Event organisers have until 2 November to register their activities as part of Whangarei's Endless Summer Festival. 299 views

12:48PM
Mad Hatters raise funds for Alzheimers at Botanica It’s World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday 21 September and the Mad Hatters at Botanica Whangarei are showing their support for the Northland branch of the Alzheimer’s charity by having a fund raising tea party with all profits from the sale of special tea party cupcakes going to Alzheimer’s New Zealand. 189 views

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
12:05PM
Major Upgrade Begins for Central City Carpark The Central City Carpark on the corner of John and Robert Streets is to get a major upgrade over the next two months, transforming it from a dark, vandalism-prone building into a light, bright, secure parking area. 154 views

11:51AM
Lower Hatea Crossing reaches half way point Whangarei’s Lower Hatea River Crossing has passed the critical half-way milestone, and received praise from 50% funder, the New Zealand Transport Agency. 178 views

Saturday, 1 September 2012
11:18AM
Customer survey results show steady performance Results of an independent survey carried out by the National Research Bureau (NRB) reveal Whangarei residents rate most local council services highly. 216 views

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
12:24AM
Four honoured for voluntary efforts over decades Four Whangarei residents have been presented with Civic Honours Awards in recognition of their outstanding voluntary service to the community. 170 views

12:23AM
New Forum indigenous to Whangarei Whangarei District Council and representatives of seven collectives of Whangarei District hapu have formed a strategic partnership forum to jointly address and resolve issues of significance to hapu and achieve an agreed vision for the District. 379 views

12:21AM
New mural for Claphams' National Clock Museum Claphams’ National Clock Museum, New Zealand’s premier collection of clocks, will receive a much needed facelift during the next month. 211 views

Monday, 20 August 2012
5:47PM
Major bridge contracts let to local firms Two major Lower Hatea River Crossing sub-contracts totalling $1.9million have been let to local companies, McKay Electrical and McRaes Engineering. 204 views

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
11:43AM
Low-income home owners may be eligible for rates rebates Do you own the home you are living in and do you have a limited income? If so, you may be eligible for a government rebate of up to $590 on your rates bill. 173 views

11:42AM
Solution sought to Morningside flooding An end to long-standing flooding in the Morningside area may be in sight following a decision by Council to progress with a flood management project this financial year. 422 views

Wednesday, 1 August 2012
12:21PM
Whangarei:Love it Here! T-Shirt Competition If you’re from Whangarei here’s your chance to show the city how much you Love it Here! ​After the huge success of the 2010 t-shirt competition, the competition is being repeated to add a further three designs to the Whangarei:Love it Here! t-shirt range. 181 views

Saturday, 21 July 2012
11:24AM
Whangarei residents encouraged to sign up for earthquake drill If all goes according to plan more than 20,000 Northlanders will suddenly drop to the ground at 9.26am on September 26, along with a million other New Zealanders. 253 views

11:21AM
Council celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Whangarei District Council staff will be celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori next week. 279 views

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
12:33PM
Whangarei district schools win $12,700 environmental awards The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the 11 schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $12,700 slice of this year's Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). 184 views

12:29PM
Top Kapa Haka competition to generate crowds 176 views

Tuesday, 3 July 2012
12:05PM
Te Hiringa Maori Business Excellence Awards a great success Te Hiringa Maori Business expo at Forum North on Friday 22 June attracted a steady stream of people interested in excellent Maori businesses, showcased prior to the business excellence awards that night. 228 views



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