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Grants available to support community initiatives

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:47 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is calling for applications to its community grants programme with $20,000 available to support environmental initiatives. More >>

Good quality wood equals healthier communities

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:06 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With winter closing in and warm fires becoming more tempting, Horizons Regional Council is reminding the community of the importance of burning good quality, dry firewood. More >>

Region prepared for Tropical Cyclone Cook

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

While current MetService predictions indicate the Manawatu-Whanganui Region will miss the bulk of Tropical Cyclone Cook’s extreme weather, Horizons Regional Council has put in place precautions. More >>

Horizons pumps to assist Edgecumbe

Monday, 10 April 2017, 1:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has sent $100,000 worth of portable pumps to assist with clearing floodwaters in Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty. More >>

Region’s focus turns to recovery and evaluation

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:16 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With the remnants of tropical cyclone Debbie now passed, the Horizons Region is turning its focus to recovery. District Council Emergency Operation Centres and Horizons Regional Council’s Emergency Coordination Centre have or are preparing to close ... More >>

Region well prepared for the night

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:22 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council staff will be on standby to respond to any changing river situations overnight even though the worst of the weather should pass through. More >>

Daylight brings relief to Region

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:01 am | Horizons Regional Council

Whanganui Town Bridge river levels peaked at approximately 6am this morning at 7.4 metres, which means flooding concerns have receded for the district. More >>

Focus on welfare as rivers levels remain high

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:39 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With the Whanganui, Whangaehu and Turakina rivers remaining high, the welfare of communities that will potentially be impacted is a high priority with more rain forecasted this evening. More >>

Horizons activates flood defences

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:08 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council activated the Moutoa floodgates at 2.15am this morning, and have deployed flood defences barriers at Whanganui Yacht Club, Kowhai Park and Balgownie due to high water levels in the Whanganui and Manawatu Rivers. Whangaehu ... More >>

Flood levels for Whanganui, Whangaehu, Turakina Rivers

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 8:56 am | Horizons Regional Council

Significant rainfall in the upper catchments of the Region is expected to result in increased flood levels on the Whanganui, Whangaehu and Turakina Rivers. More >>

Horizons' One Plan decision to be considered

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 1:48 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The Environmental Court’s decision following Environmental Defence Society and Wellington Fish and Game’s declaratory proceedings against Horizons Regional Council has been made public. More >>

More wet weather on the way

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:59 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council hydrology and emergency management staff will continue to keep an eye on river levels over the next 24 hours with further heavy rain forecasted this evening. More >>

Horizons to monitor river levels overnight

Monday, 3 April 2017, 4:59 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council hydrology and emergency management staff will be keeping an eye on river levels across the Region overnight. More >>

Farm forestry options to be presented at annual conference

Monday, 3 April 2017, 10:08 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council staff will discuss the complexities of farm forestry at the New Zealand Farm Forestry Conference, to be held in Feilding from April 6-10. More >>

Mānuka Open Day to explore options for marginal landowners

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:23 am | Horizons Regional Council

Evan and Roseanne Parkes’ farm in Taumarunui will host a Mānuka Open Day this Thursday afternoon, allowing for interested marginal landowners to hear about sustainable land use options, technical advice and funding options to get them started. Identified ... More >>

Farm environmental awards highlight sustainability

Monday, 27 March 2017, 12:02 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Sustainable farming across the Horizons Region has been highlighted at the Ballance Farm Environmental Awards (BFEAs) this month. More >>

Ashhurst bus timetable receives update

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:37 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council have amended the Ashhurst to Palmerston North bus timetable following a significant amount of feedback from the community regarding the increased services introduced in July 2016. More >>

Applications open for Linklater Memorial Bursary

Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:24 am | Horizons Regional Council

Applications are now open for Horizons Regional Council’s Don Linklater Memorial Bursary awarded to tertiary students studying in areas relevant to Horizons work. More >>

Horizons welcomes Whanganui River treaty settlement

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 3:23 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council representatives welcome the Whanganui River treaty settlement, the Te Awa Tupua Bill, which had its third and final reading in Parliament today. Horizons councillor David Cotton, who represents Whanganui along with councillor ... More >>

Feedback encouraged on Horizons’ Annual Plan

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:16 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s proposed Annual Plan will be released for public consultation Monday 13 March, with community feedback invited on a few key changes for 2017-18. More >>

 

 

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