Wanganui United Council
In 1979 the Wanganui United Council was officially created following declarations from the four local councils. The inaugural meeting was held in the Wanganui City Council chambers in Wanganui on the 8th June. The Council was responsible for the coordination of civil defence and development of a regional plan. The Council did not have it’s own staff, instead they were provided by the Wanganui City Council. In 1989 the United Council was amalgamated with a number of other authorities to form the Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council.