Community Update

Thursday, 07 September 2017

Policy on Gambling Venues

Council reviewed its Gambling Policy and resolved at the Council meeting on 1 August 2017 that no amendments or alterations were required.

You can view and download the Policy from our website.


Register for our Menacing Dogs Programme

For a limited time we are offering free de-sexing (at a nominated vet clinic), microchipping, and a reduced registration fee for dogs classified as ‘menacing’ under the Dog Control Act.

Partial funding for this programme has been provided by Central Government in support of the national strategy to reduce the risk and harm of dog attacks. 

For more information on terms and conditions, and to register for the programme please contact WDC on 0800 932 4357 or 07 878 0800 and ask to speak to one of our Animal Control team members.


Creative Communities Fund

The aim of this fund is the support of arts and cultural activities that encourage participation in a wide range of arts activities, including (but not limited to) dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, Pacific arts, craft/ object and Nga Toi Māori (Māori heritage arts such as Tāmoko, Waiata, Karanga etc). 

WDC provides guidance and support for groups who are working through the funding application process. Applications need to outline the project description, the overall arts and cultural idea behind the project, what the result of the project will be (who it will benefit), some of the artistic goals and why the funds are needed.

Further information can be found in the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Application Guide on our website (under Community Funding and Grants); or by contacting Clowdy Ngatai on (07) 878 0800.

The closing date for the next Creative Communities funding round is Friday 17 November 2017.