Registrations of interest – Whanganui Cyclist Skills Programme

Whanganui District Council is inviting registrations of interest from suitably experienced contractors for the service of delivering the Mā Ake/ Let’s Go Cyclist Skills Programme in schools and workplaces within the Whanganui District, for the 2021/22 – 2023/24 funding period. Please visit the Whanganui District Council website to find out more and register your interest.

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Whanganui Young Cyclist of the Year

This programme has now been running for 21 years. The competition is run to promote safe cycling among children in a fun and competitive way. We are inviting all Primary and Intermediate schools in the Whanganui area to select their best boy and best girl cyclist who are 10 years of age or older to […]

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Hook turn boxes a first for Whanganui

A type of road marking which is new for Whanganui has recently been added to a town centre intersection. Whanganui District Council Active Transport Facilitator, Norman Gruebsch, says a hook turn box has been painted on the road at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Glasgow Street and another will soon be added to the […]

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Be Bright Be Seen

As mornings and evenings get darker, wear lights and reflective clothing whether you are cycling, walking or running. How to be seen clearly? Make sure your clothing is appropriate for the time of day. During twilight and at night it is best to wear or carry something that is reflective or fluorescent so it’s bright […]

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Finally! Upokongaro cycle bridge launched across Whanganui River

Whanganui’s new Upokongaro Bridge has finally been launched, just hours before New Zealand went into Covid-19 lockdown. High tide was at noon, the river was low and calm, and conditions were perfect when Emmetts Civil Construction and Crane Services staff put the new and long-awaited foot and cycle bridge across the Whanganui River yesterday. The […]

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Upokongaro Cycle Bridge project update

Following discussions with the project contractor, Whanganui District Council has identified 25 March or the week commencing 5 April, 2020 as key dates this year that would be suitable for the launch of the Upokongaro Cycle Bridge. To meet the requirements for this window, Emmetts Civil Construction Limited will look to re-establish machinery, materials and […]

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Castlecliff artwork blessing and celebration

Everyone is welcome to attend a blessing and celebration for an engraved glass artwork, created by Castlecliff artist Claire Bell, which is being installed in the walls of a bus shelter in Castlecliff in March. Bus shelters are a collaboration between Horizons Regional Council and Whanganui District Council. Horizons advises on location and funds installation, […]

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Upgrade signalled for Victoria Avenue / Glasgow Street traffic lights

Whanganui District Council’s planned upgrade to the traffic signals at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Glasgow Street will begin on Monday, 24 February 2020. The Council’s Senior Roading Engineer, Brent Holmes, says, “The traffic signal equipment at this intersection is out-of-date and we are no longer able to obtain parts to maintain them. “In […]

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