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Flying your drone safely

Drones are no longer an oddity in our sky, they are easy to obtain and easy to fly – but are they flown safely?

Himatangi Beach update

Work has been done out at Himatangi Beach to divert the stream, and plant new areas of dunes to help stabilise them.

Mayor Helen's Monthly Blurb

This month, Mayor Helen writes about our community's events and volunteers.

Otara Bridge Strengthening Project

We will be closing this bridge to all traffic from 7am on Tuesday 2 October to 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

Revoking of Urban Fires Bylaw 2014

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) Act came fully into force on 1 July 2018. Manawatū District Council is no longer responsible for opening and closing fire seasons and is revoking its Bylaw.

Should Manawatū District have Easter Sunday Trading?

With an increasing number of businesses wanting to open on Easter Sunday and people expecting or wanting more commercial options Council is asking if Manawatū shops should be able to trade on Easter Sunday.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 10-14 Mahuru

September 14 is Māori Language Day commemorating the presentation of the 1972 petition on the Māori Language to parliament.

View Our District News

Manawatu District Council publishes a page in the Feilding Herald every second Thursday. The page is available here on-line, often before it appears in the Feilding Herald.

Weather related road closures

The expected weather we've had this week has caused some road closures and power outages. A full list can be found here.

What Council has been discussing

Council had a busy week with two meetings in two days. The first was the Strategic Planning and Policy Committee on Thursday, the second on Friday was our oversight committee – Audit and Risk.