Whangarei District Council

Community Organisation

Whangarei District Council
7 Rust Ave
Whangarei
Northland
19 days ago

2020 in rain in a graph

The Team from Whangarei District Council

This year started among the driest on record, following an extremely dry 2019. But our winter has seen far, far more rain than usual and issues with drought have been replaced by flooding and slips.
Cleanup and repair continues from last month's storm damage but we are in a good position for … View more
This year started among the driest on record, following an extremely dry 2019. But our winter has seen far, far more rain than usual and issues with drought have been replaced by flooding and slips.
Cleanup and repair continues from last month's storm damage but we are in a good position for stored drinking water, and all hoping for more predictable weather as we head in to spring.

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16 days ago

Calling spirited women with photos to prove it!

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Send in a photo of yourself and other women being adventurous in Whangarei District and you could win entry to the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race happening here in March!

To enter the photo-comp just upload your pic by 11 September 2020 to:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

The Spirited Women … View more
Send in a photo of yourself and other women being adventurous in Whangarei District and you could win entry to the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race happening here in March!

To enter the photo-comp just upload your pic by 11 September 2020 to:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

The Spirited Women Adventure Race is an unforgettable team-event! Travelling together in a team, four women must navigate around a secret course by foot, mountain bike, and kayak (kayaks provided), completing a few surprise mystery activities along the way. There are three category options for which length to enter which will take teams between 4 and 18 hours to complete.

The prize is valued at between $1,360 and $1860 depending on the distance option selected.

17 days ago

Walking track repairs progressing well

The Team from Whangarei District Council

The massive clean-up and repair of storm damage to our District’s walking tracks is continuing. Most tracks are now open, although some tracks are still a few weeks off being fixed.

Parihaka Scenic Reserve, the AH Reed Kauri Park and the Coronation Reserve in Western Hills were among the worst … View more
The massive clean-up and repair of storm damage to our District’s walking tracks is continuing. Most tracks are now open, although some tracks are still a few weeks off being fixed.

Parihaka Scenic Reserve, the AH Reed Kauri Park and the Coronation Reserve in Western Hills were among the worst hit tracks in the storm.

“We’ve still got a big job ahead of us,” says Parks Technical Officer Stuart Jackson. “Our contractors are working flat-out and we are trying to reopen these remaining tracks as quickly as we can.”

Full story and time-table of re-opening tracks:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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55 days ago

Reservoirs have recovered - thank you for saving water

The Team from Whangarei District Council

You did it! Take a bubble-bath, wash the car, water-blast the steps.

Your efforts helped our team get the treatment plants running again after the storm, and now we're processing enough water to keep the reservoirs full.

We can all ease back on saving water now. Thank you for your efforts. … View more
You did it! Take a bubble-bath, wash the car, water-blast the steps.

Your efforts helped our team get the treatment plants running again after the storm, and now we're processing enough water to keep the reservoirs full.

We can all ease back on saving water now. Thank you for your efforts. Now go ahead and do the laundry, do the dishes, and hose down your muddy kids!

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64 days ago

Storm Impact - Critical water use only

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Water must be saved for critical use only after storm flooding has disabled two of our three water-treatment plants.

Please use fresh-water supplies only for drinking, drinking and essential hygiene. This is expected to last until Monday 20 July - updates to follow.

Other information including … View more
Water must be saved for critical use only after storm flooding has disabled two of our three water-treatment plants.

Please use fresh-water supplies only for drinking, drinking and essential hygiene. This is expected to last until Monday 20 July - updates to follow.

Other information including road-closures and repairs are at this link.
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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