Whanganui District Council

Identifier
WDC ABY
Has Beginning Date
1989
History

The Local Government Amendment Acts of 1988 and 1989 reorganised local government throughout N.Z. Responsibility for regional planning, civil defence, maritime planning, and the functions of catchment boards and water boards, were taken over by regional councils (locally, the Manawatu- Wanganui Regional Council). The Local Government Amendment Act (no. 3) 1989 required the corporatisation of subsidised road construction work and public transport, also clearer lines of accountability, and “good employer” personnel policies. The Wanganui District was formed by amalgamation of the Wanganui City and the Wanganui County, and comprised 6 wards – Waitotara, Parapara-Fordell, Westmere, Castlecliff, Central, and Matarawa. The Council consisted of a Mayor and 14 members, and the first meeting was held on 2 November 1989. It was broadly responsible for the same range of functions as before the reorganisation, including those of the Reserves Act 1977. Community boards were constituted for the areas of the Parapara-Fordell and Waitotara wards. In 1992, by mutual agreement, these two boards combined to form the Wanganui Rural Community Board.

In November 2015 the name of the Council was altered to incorporate an "h", changing it to the Whanganui District Council.

Corporate Body Type
Government Organization
Related Entities
is successor of (RiC-R016i): Wanganui Borough/City Council
is successor of (RiC-R016i): Wanganui County Council [II]
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Series

Name Sort descending Identifier Dates
Activity Reports WDC 00053 1989-2002
Aerial Photographs WDC 00377 1990-2003
Agendas and Reports WDC 00329 1988-2001
Annual Plans WDC 00333 1990-2016
Annual Reports WDC 00334 1990-2006
Aramoho Cemetery Transcriptions, Cremation Records, Sexton's Records, Grave Plots Sold and Cashbooks. WDC 00436 1915-1988
At Your Service Booklets WDC 00385 1998-2002
Bamber House History WDC 00339 1995-1995
Business Unit Board Records WDC 00406 1991-2005
Charges Approved WDC 00448 1989-1990
Community Strategic Plan WDC 00338 1995-1997
Community Views Survey WDC 00390 1991-2000
Consent Application Indexes WDC 00439 1982-2005
Consent Applications WDC 00438
Council Property Sale and Closed Files WDC 00375 1952-2001
Council Report WDC 00437 2005-2006
Declarations WDC 00362 1989-2007
Display Boards WDC 00365 1904-1990
District Plan WDC 00336 1995-2005
Electoral Rolls WDC 00335 1992-1998
Employment Relationship Transition Papers WDC 00450 1995-2008
Engineers Registered Maps and Plans WDC 00168 1862-1998
Engineers Registered Specifications and Reports WDC 00417 1915-2000
Flooding impact February 2004 WDC 00445 2006
Gas Reports WDC 00356 1970-1993
Information Handbooks WDC 00384 1992-2003
Leases and Agreements WDC 00144 1880-1993
Mayoral Visitors Book WDC 00367 1988-2001
Miscellaneous and Unregistered Files WDC 00407 1994-1997
Miscellaneous Maps and Plans WDC 00273 1991-2004
Miscellaneous Publicity and Promotional Material WDC 00358 1990-2005
Newspaper Clippings Books WDC 00315 1990-2002
Newspaper Clippings Books (Mayoral Office) WDC 00404 1985-2004
Newspaper Clippings Books (Parks Department) WDC 00303 1987-1992
Order Papers WDC 00322 1989-1993
PES Sale Documents WDC 00402 1999-2000
Photographs WDC 00326 1975-2006
Photographs WDC 00386 1989
Port Development Project Reports and Papers WDC 00381 1969-1993
Portraits WDC 00331 1989-2005
Postal voting results. WDC 00444 1986-1990
Property Information Forms WDC 00419 1988-1993
Queen Mothers Birthday Book WDC 00393 2000
Rate Books WDC 00308 1990-2002
Real estate Index Listings WDC 00449 1985-1993
Registered Contracts WDC 00075 1911-1991
Reports WDC 00363 1990-2006
River Licensing Records WDC 00405 1980-2001
Social Indicators Reports WDC 00388 1994-2005
Staff Newsletters WDC 00409 1990-2005