Whangarei District Council

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Whangarei District Council
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Whangarei
Northland
3 days ago

Council Parks cease watering as Water Restrictions loom

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Council’s parks and recreation team and contractors are ramping up their water savings with the dry weather starting to bite.

Water levels are falling so low in several parts of the Far North and Kaipara Districts, Whangarei District Council is preparing for the possibility that it may have to … View more
Council’s parks and recreation team and contractors are ramping up their water savings with the dry weather starting to bite.

Water levels are falling so low in several parts of the Far North and Kaipara Districts, Whangarei District Council is preparing for the possibility that it may have to supply some water to other districts.

You might see signs out in parks showing that watering has stopped. We urge everyone to save water where they can in their homes.

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12 days ago

Parking Simplified in the CBD

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Changes are coming for inner city parking at the end of this month.

More than 15 Parking Zones will be simplified down to just 3, and new mPark signs will be installed to make it easier to tell what Zone you are in.

The new Zones:

▷ Zone One: $2 an hour, P180 restriction.
Currently the central… View more
Changes are coming for inner city parking at the end of this month.

More than 15 Parking Zones will be simplified down to just 3, and new mPark signs will be installed to make it easier to tell what Zone you are in.

The new Zones:

▷ Zone One: $2 an hour, P180 restriction.
Currently the central inner city is a mix of $2.50, $2 and $1 an hour with a P180 restriction.

▷ Zone Two: $1 per hour, P180 restriction.
This area is currently a mix of $1, 60c, 50c, 40c and time restricted only

▷ Zone Three – $2 per day, all-day commuter carparks.
Water Street and Vinery Lane Car Park charges will drop to $2 per day, the same price as the Hatea Drive commuter car park.

There will be no changes to Town Basin parking, mobility parking, motorcycle parking, clearways and loading zones will remain unchanged.

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12 days ago

Matapouri Public Meeting: New Toilet Blocks

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Te Whānau ā Rangiwhakaahu hapū and Whangarei District Council invite you to have your say about the new facilities with a focus on the new toilet block

Meeting date & time: Saturday 15 February, 1-2pm
Meeting location: Matapōuri Hall

See the detail of what's proposed (and have your … View more
Te Whānau ā Rangiwhakaahu hapū and Whangarei District Council invite you to have your say about the new facilities with a focus on the new toilet block

Meeting date & time: Saturday 15 February, 1-2pm
Meeting location: Matapōuri Hall

See the detail of what's proposed (and have your say on the options) in the pre-meeting questionnaire linked below.

19 days ago

Please use water sensibly

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There’s not a lot of rain forecast but there’s still water in our dams – how can we make it last? This is the driest summer on record and we want to avoid restrictions. Time for everyone to do their bit.

“People who have never run out of water from their streams, bores or rainwater tanks … View more
There’s not a lot of rain forecast but there’s still water in our dams – how can we make it last? This is the driest summer on record and we want to avoid restrictions. Time for everyone to do their bit.

“People who have never run out of water from their streams, bores or rainwater tanks are having to buy water this year. They pay not only for the water but for the costs of transport. Many are also having to join waiting lists before they can get their water because demand is so high. The result is that the Whau Valley Dam is being used to supply a larger number of households and businesses than usual."
(From the article linked below)

Do you have any water-saving tips that are missing from the Be Water Wise website?

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39 days ago

Quarry Gardens to get an Infrastructure Boost

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Whangārei’s landmark Quarry Gardens will get some desperately needed access upgrades over the next year, thanks to a $781,000 grant by the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).
Whangarei District Council successfully applied for TIF funding for a 53% contribution to the total … View more
Whangārei’s landmark Quarry Gardens will get some desperately needed access upgrades over the next year, thanks to a $781,000 grant by the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).
Whangarei District Council successfully applied for TIF funding for a 53% contribution to the total $1,481,000 upgrade planned for the Quarry Gardens on Russell Road.
The TIF grant will be used to extend car park areas and provide enough space for buses to turn and park safely.
The narrow, one-way gravel drive to the Gardens will also be replaced with a wider, asphalt-sealed driveway with a new pedestrian path from the roadside carpark to the visitor centre.
This work will make it safer and easier for visitors to access the Gardens and handle increasing visitor numbers.
The Quarry Gardens are located on Council-owned recreation reserve land, bordering the larger Coronation Scenic Reserve, which includes walking tracks through forest-clad hills, archaeological pa sites and pits, historic gold mining areas, and a scenic lookout.
For the past 20 years the Whangarei Quarry Gardens Trust, through the work of many dedicated volunteers, has been developing the formerly abandoned quarry into a stunning sub-tropical garden, visitor centre and café, which is now visited by people from all over the world.
Currently ranked a Garden of Significance, it requires only a few more points from the judges to become a Garden of National Significance.

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