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Keep up to date with all of Wairoa District Council's latest news from, what's going on, public notices, tenders, press releases and consultations.

Have your say on Wairoa District Council's Te Reo Māori Policy

Wairoa District Council is now asking the local community to have its say on Te Kaupapa Here mō Te Reo Māori ki te Kaunihera o Te Wairoa - our new Te Reo Māori Policy - which is now out for public consultation.

25 May 2017

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Wairoa District Council to install new boundary signs

When you drive into the Wairoa district from Napier or Gisborne in the next two weeks, you’ll notice the new bilingual "Haere Mai ki Te Wairoa" boundary signs greeting residents and visitors.

23 May 2017

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Have your say on Wairoa District Council's Class 4 Gaming Venue and TAB Venue Policies

Wairoa District Council is now asking the local community to have its say on whether it should make any changes to its current Class Four Gaming Venue Policy and its TAB Venue Policy.

16 May 2017

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Wairoa District Council adopts Te Reo Māori Policy, first of its kind in NZ

Wairoa District Council is now well on course to transforming the district into New Zealand’s first bilingual community after today implementing a Te Reo Māori Policy.

10 May 2017

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Mayor Craig Little invites you to a one-hour Youth Employment Programme workshop

The Wairoa Young Achievers Trust has partnered with COMET (Auckland) to bring the Licence to Work programme to Wairoa.

5 May 2017

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Wairoa District Council on course to becoming first to implement Te Reo Māori Policy

Wairoa District Council is on course to become the first local council in New Zealand to implement a Te Reo Māori Policy.

3 May 2017

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National survey seeks Wairoa residents' and other New Zealanders' views on water

Water New Zealand has just launched a major survey which it hopes will help the water sector grapple with the growing challenges around planning and managing the country’s water resources.

1 May 2017

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Revocation of Restricted Fire Season

Revocation of restricted fire season in the rural and urban fire district.

16 March 2017

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Revocation of Prohibited Fire Season

Revocation of prohibited fire season in the rural and urban fire district.

7 March 2017

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Service Changes to Wairoa's Recycling Collections

The Wairoa District Council will work with QRS to implement service changes to recycling collections.

1 February 2017

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Total Fire Ban for the entire Wairoa District

A total fire ban is now in place for the entire Wairoa district says Wairoa District Council Rural Fire Officer, Paul van Dorrestein.

12 January 2017

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Total Fire Ban for Māhia, Opoutama, Māhanga, Nūhaka & Mōrere

A total fire ban is now in place for the Māhia, Opoutama, Māhanga, Nūhaka and Mōrere areas (including all beaches and through SH2 to our northern boundary) in preparation for the holiday season says Wairoa District Council Rural Fire Officer, Paul van Dorrestein.

21 December 2016

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Wairoa’s newest Kiwis

Wairoa welcomed its newest Kiwis at an official citizenship ceremony last week.

9 December 2016

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Wairoa’s iconic lighthouse getting some TLC

The Wairoa Lighthouse will be undergoing some refurbishment over the coming weeks.

25 November 2016

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Statutory Reserves Board - Matangirau

Earlier this year, the Wairoa District Council gave its unanimous support for the establishment of a Statutory Reserves Board, known as Matangirau.

17 November 2016

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Stray Cats

The issue of stray cats is rearing its ugly head again says Bylaw Enforcement Team Leader, Paul van Dorrestein.

11 November 2016

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Restricted Fire Season imposed for Māhia, Opoutama and Mahanga

A restricted fire season was imposed on the Māhia, Opoutama and Mahanga areas (including all beaches) last week in preparation for the summer season says Wairoa District Council Rural Fire Officer, Paul van Dorrestein.

27 October 2016

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Wairoa Leads Service Resilience Approach

The New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) released a report on Thursday on ensuring community resilience while implementing austerity measures.

22 July 2016

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Wairoa District Council selected as a Foundation Council for new standards programme

The Wairoa District Council is pleased to announce it has been selected as a Foundation Council for the recently announced local government New Zealand standards programme.

11 July 2016

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Wairoa Public Library Winter Warmers Reading Programme

Staff at the Wairoa Public Library have been busy the last couple of weeks preparing to deliver their popular Winter Warmers Reading Programme which started yesterday, 27th June and will go through till the 5th of August.

24 June 2016

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Winter Warmers Reading Programme

CCTV in Wairoa

Several latest-generation CCTV cameras have been installed and will be trialled in Wairoa township to boost public safety.

22 June 2016

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Wairoa Community Patrol signs partnership agreement with the Wairoa District Council

Volunteers from the Wairoa Community Patrol were at Council Forum last week to sign a partnership agreement with the Wairoa District Council.

20 June 2016

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Matariki Flags

Do you know the Māori names of each of the seven stars which make up the Matariki constellation? Wairoa District Council Māori Relationships Manager, David Tipoki says Matariki has traditionally heralded the Māori New Year and in modern times is seen as the Māori Thanksgiving.

27 May 2016

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Wairoa ANZAC Day Commemorations 2016

Wairoa is getting ready to commemorate this year's ANZAC Day.

21 April 2016

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Restricted Fire Season Revoked

Mild weather conditions means that the Wairoa District Council is able to lift the Restricted Fire Season.

30 March 2016

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Wairoa Pa Haka heads off to the Trustpower national community awards

The Trustpower national community awards will be held in Dunedin this weekend and the Te Wairoa Pa Haka Festival will be one of 24 entries from throughout the country competing for the national title.

15 March 2016

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Wairoa Pa Haka Trustpower national community awards

Work begins on walkway extension at Whakamahia

Work begun last week on a new limestone walkway extension that will continue from Rangi-houa / Pilot Hill down to the Whakamahi/Lagoon road intersection.

10 March 2016

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Fly dumping in Wairoa

Wairoa District Council Engineering Manager, Jamie Cox is getting frustrated with all the fly dumping happening and is calling on the community to keep an eye out for illegal dumping.

10 March 2016

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New Building Control Officer

After an extensive recruitment process, the Wairoa district finally has a new Building Control Officer (BCO) which now brings the team to two.

9 March 2016

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Wairoa’s newest Kiwis

Wairoa welcomed four new Kiwis at an official citizenship ceremony last week. Mayor Craig Little presented the recipients with certificates of citizenship giving them a formal welcome to the town and country.

12 February 2016

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Wairoas newest Kiwis Taylor Family

Free Lunch-Time Jamms

Following the success of the Lunch-Time Jamm series in December, a further three have been organised starting tomorrow, Wednesday January 20.

15 January 2016

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Sight rails being removed

Sight rail sections recently installed near the Mohaka township have been removed and Wairoa District Council Engineering Manager, Jamie Cox says that he’s really disappointed that people would even think of removing roadside sight rails.

12 January 2016

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Excited to call Wairoa home

“I come from a long line Brass Bandsmen. My grandfather played the cornet during WW2 and for Queen Elizabeth on her first royal tour. I and my brothers have all been involved with brass bands and I have been a member of the RNZAF Territorial Bands for over 17 years. Before my move here I was the section leader in the RNZAF Auckland Band.”

8 January 2016

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