Grab the family, some sun block and a hat, and come have a chat about what we’ve got planned for Whangārei over the next 10 years.
Our Family Fun Day will have loads of fun activities for the kids including bouncy castles, mini cars, circus activities and more! We’ll have free coffees and sausages on the BBQ, and some awesome prizes up for grabs.
We’ll also be there to chat about our next Long Term Plan, which sets out Council's activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them. You’ll also be able to have your say on big issues, like climate change, our city centre, rates and future events and conference centre options for Whangārei.
Would you support the introduction of MMP to local body elections?
A former Labour minister has called on the government to implement MMP as the voting system for local body elections in a bid to 'fix' local government.
Peter Neilson, an economist, is a former Labour MP for Miramar, a Minister of Revenue, Works and Associate Minister of Finance. Neilson explains how MMP could have a positive impact on civic participation after data from Internal Affairs showed a decline in voter turnout.
Around four out of 10 New Zealanders on the electoral role turned out to vote in the last set of local elections. In comparison, around seven or eight out 10 voted in the general election last year.
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It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.
Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.
Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .