The Wairoa District Council exists so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy the community in which they live and visit, supported by local decision-making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the Wairoa District in the present and for the future.
Wairoa is a beautiful town, positioned alongside the famous Wairoa River. The small town of Wairoa boasts a lifestyle absorbed in activity and a society rich in culture and heritage. Wairoa attracts visitors from far and wide.
Come and experience the culture, the atmosphere, and the renowned splendour of this region. Wairoa District Council is proud to represent this district and provide local services within it.
Wairoa District Council have made their call.
Wairoa District Council and the Maori Committee have made submissions to the Local Government Commission on the draft proposal to create one Hawke's Bay Council. Following hearing, the LGC will produce a final proposal. This is likely to result in a petition calling for a referendum, in which registered voters will have a chance to say 'YES' or 'NO' to amalgamation.
Compromised governance and loss of community cohesion are among the likely results if the Local Government Commission's proposal to amalgamate Hawke's Bay councils becomes a reality.
TOTAL FIRE BAN - For the Mahia Opoutama area, east of State HIghway 2 north effective from 08:00, Friday 20 December 2013 - this does not apply to gas fired barbeques.
PERMIT REQUIRED - For all urban and other rural areas, effective from 08:00, Friday 20 December 2013. No person shall light a fire in the open air, including incinerators, without having first obtained a written fire permit from the Wairoa District Council.
AT ALL TIMES - Permits are required from the Department of Conservation, Eastland Rural Fire District and Bay Forests Rural Fire District. If the fire is located within one kilometre of gazetted forests and reserves.
ALLOW 3 WORKING DAYS TO PROCESS PERMITS
The above restrictions remain in force until revoked by Council
There are no civil defence emergencies at the moment, however you should still be prepared. Click here to learn more
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