Whakatane District Council provides a wide range of services to its residents and ratepayers. In this section you will find information on, and access to the full range of services we provide.
Whakatane Airport is the gateway to Whakatane famous for stunning beaches (voted NZ’s best), a superb year round climate and celebrated as NZ’s Sunshine Capital, warm waters, world class fishing and diving, and White Island, NZ’s only marine volcano.
Whakatane District Council’s Animal Control is responsible for ensuring that animals are looked after in a humane manner and are not menacing or a nuisance to the public.
Whakatane District Council’s Building and Planning team plans and manages the development of the natural and built environment in the District in a sustainable manner.
Whakatane District Council manages and operates a number of cemeteries in the district and a crematorium located at Hillcrest cemetery. The Council aims to support family and friends of deceased people, with a respectful environment and professional assistance.
Whakatane District Council supports a range of initiatives aimed at keeping local residents safe in the event of a natural disaster.
In this section you will find information about the Council's projects and plans for the District.
The Engineering Code of Practice sets out the engineering standards and guidelines that apply for building and construction in the Whakatane District.
Our Environmental Health Unit has wide ranging roles, from distributing public health information to undertaking environmental sound surveys.
Whakatane District Council works hard at ensuring that the district acts responsibly and safely when any form of fire is involved.
Following the Edgecumbe earthquake in 1987, flood events of July 2004 and May 2005, Whakatane District Council is implementing a number of disaster mitigation projects.
Whakatāne District Council has three community libraries in Murupara, Edgecumbe and Ōhope; and the Whakatāne Horizon Energy Library located in the Esplanade Mall, Kakahoroa Drive, Whakatāne.
The Whakatane District Licensing Agency has a role to play in the reduction of liquor abuse, through its responsibilities and obligations under the Sale of Liquor Act.
Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi opened in June 2012. This multi-purpose facility is home to the Horizon Whakatāne Library, Whakatāne District museum display and three gallery spaces.
This page provides a guideline for making an official information request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.
The Council provides a range of parking services and facilities to make accessing the town and suburbs easy and safe. This information is provided to assist the public with parking in Whakatane District.
Its parks, reserves and playgrounds make Whakatane a great place to live or visit.
Whakatane, Ohope and surrounding coastal areas have a number of ramps, jetties, wharves, navigational equipment and other harbour facilities for public use.
Rural RAPID numbers
Roads and footpaths in the Whakatane District, including how to report a fault and local Roading Report.
The Council runs a weekly kerbside rubbish and recycling and a fortnightly greenwaste collection service in the district. The rubbish collection is funded through a 100% cost recovery refuse scheme, which takes the charge of providing the refuse collection services out of rates demands.
Whakatane District Council manages five stormwater networks at Whakatane town, Ohope, Edgecumbe, Matata and Taneatua.
Two public swimming pools are owned and operated by the Whakatane District Council. The Murupara Community Swimming Pool, and the Whakatane District Aquatic and Fitness Centre.
Property owners in the Whakatane District are responsible for mowing the grass verges outside their own properties. The Council mows grass on rural roadsides, bridge approaches and some corners for safety purposes only.
Whakatane District Council owns, operates and maintains several wastewater schemes (Whakatane urban, Ohope, Edgecumbe and Murupara) which provide for the health and safety of the community and our environment.
Whakatane District Council manages and maintains the water network that supplies water to homes and businesses in most parts of the District.