Speed up Whakatāne

The crazy proposal to reduce the speed limits across all urban townships is not going to make the roads safer – it will just cause more frustration and delay for people, East Coast national candidate Dana Kirkpatrick says. Ms Kirkpatrick today launched a petition to stop Waka Kotahi via its […]

Change to dog control fees

Dog registration fees in the Whakatāne District will increase slightly for the 2023/24 year, which starts on 1 July. While the fees remained the same for the past two years and increase in operational costs and inflation means Council can no longer hold fees and chargers at the current level. […]

Unauthorised text message causes confusion

Whakatāne District Council understands there is a hoax text message circulating amongst the community incorrectly stating all Whakatāne and Ōhope residents must self-evacuate before midnight tonight. Local Controller Nicholas Woodley stresses this message is not verified nor authorised by Whakatāne District Council and urges members of the community to disregard […]