Westland Emergency Operations Centre has been activated to plan for and respond to any impacts of sustained heavy rain forecast for the West Coast over the weekend. Click here for up-to-date information.
ALERT - COVID-19 - NZ moves into Alert Level 2 from 11.59pm, Tuesday 7 September for areas outside of Auckland. Click to find out more about Council's services at Alert Level 2.
Westland Anniversary Day, Monday 29 November
Rubbish and recycling collection as normal; Transfer stations, Council office and reception, and the Library closed.
Welcome to Westland District Council Te Kahui o Poutini
Information on cemetery record search, plot locator, interment and cemeteries in the Westland District.
Community support and resources
Read about our community groups, awards, grants, local elections, citizen ceremonies and medical services.
Dogs and animal control
Find out about dog registration and micro-chipping, and responsible dog ownership.
Find out about Westland District's libraries, museum, airport, community halls, schools and public computer access and free WiFi.
News and events
The Coast is alive with news, events and happenings. Read on below for all of our upcoming events in the wider West Coast region.
The Recreation and Community Service portfolio covers parks and reserves; community grants, funding assistance, NZ citizenship, and more.
Check out water notices, council meeting updates, road closures and new vacancies.
Rates information for Westland District.
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
Come and join us for one of New Zealand's most iconic events. It's time to tick the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival off your bucket list. Coming up March 2022.
25 Nov 2021
Public Holiday Council Services
24 Nov 2021
Licence application - Westland Community Centre Incorporated
22 Nov 2021
Licence application - Franish Limited
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Walkways and cycle trails
The compact and coastal Hokitika makes it great for adventurous walkers and cyclists.
The West Coast whitebait season goes from 1 September to 14 November.
Places to visit
Check out the many beautiful and interesting towns throughout Westland.
Discover the West Coast
Traffic on Railway Terrace to be rerouted
15 Nov 2021
New Directors appointed for Council Controlled Organisations
11 Nov 2021
Council joins 3 Waters Campaign
Shape your district
Have your say on our consultations from parks and roads, to planning the future of our district.