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Students compete in Challenge Day for Conservation Week

Monday, 16 October 2017, 4:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Students compete in Challenge Day for Conservation Week Students from nine local schools will be competing in Horizons Regional Council’s Challenge Day at Totara Reserve on Thursday 19 October to celebrate Conservation Week. The theme of this ... More >>

Moutoa floodgates to remain closed

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:20 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Following further assessment of river flow and rainfall information, we are pleased to advise that the Moutoa floodgates will not need to be opened to accommodate the latest in a succession of flow events in the Manawatu River over the last few months. More >>

Horizons closely monitoring levels in the Manawatu River

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 9:12 am | Horizons Regional Council

Saturated ground conditions combined with the recent heavy rain have elevated river levels in the Manawatu Catchment with Horizons Regional Council closely monitoring levels in the Manawatu River. River levels have closed SH56 at Opiki earlier this ... More >>

River Accord community project applications now open

Monday, 11 September 2017, 1:27 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The grants aim to assist non-profit organisations such as community groups, schools, catchment care groups and iwi/hapu with projects that will help increase engagement with Manawatū waterways and improve water quality in the catchment. More >>

Palmerston North Teens Dig in for Water Quality

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 9:05 am | Horizons Regional Council

Students from Palmerston North Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools joined Horizons Regional Council freshwater staff for a planting day near Tokomaru this week. More >>

Latest Ultra-Fast Broadband announcement welcomed by region

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:30 am | Horizons Regional Council

The latest Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) announcement by central government, pledging $270 million for communications infrastructure nationwide has been welcomed by Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders. More >>

Students present at national biosecurity conference

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 9:06 am | Horizons Regional Council

Seven students from Kimbolton School recently impressed over 200 delegates attending the New Zealand Biosecurity Institute’s Annual National Education and Training Seminar (NETS) in Wellington when they presented the results of their five year weedbusting ... More >>

Capital Connection business case put to Minister

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council, in conjunction with a number of lower North Island councils, has submitted a business case to the Minister of Transport to seek support for the Capital Connection commuter train service. More >>

Horizons restricts river access as a precaution

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 1:29 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is working with river users to restrict on-water activities through Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge as a safety precaution. More >>

Intensive farming decision results in One Plan change

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

At their Strategy and Policy committee meeting today, Horizons Regional Councillors moved a recommendation for Council to investigate partial One Plan change options. More >>

Horizons Region to receive over $5.84 million

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:12 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The Horizons Region has been successful in securing over $5.84 million from central government under the Freshwater Improvement Fund. This will contribute towards $12.3 million worth of projects over four catchments within Manawatu-Whanganui. More >>

River Accord to receive central government funding

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:51 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum has successfully secured $2.92 million from central government under the Freshwater Improvement Fund. This will contribute to works totalling $7.24 million over five years. More >>

Waste themed film competition opened this week

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Horizons Regional Council

All schools and early childhood centres in the Manawatu district are invited to enter the ‘taking action in reducing waste’ short film competition which opened for entries on Monday. More >>

Improvements to Palmerston North Bus Services Begin Today

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:13 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Based on public feedback during their 2015-25 Long-term Plan and recent Annual Plan process, Horizons Regional Council has made further improvements to Palmerston North urban bus services, which begin today. More >>

Horizons’ community grants funding spread across Region

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:15 am | Horizons Regional Council

Twelve community groups across the Manawatu-Whanganui Region will receive funding towards projects that will enhance the natural environment from Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme. More >>

Melting snow causes river levels to rise in Turakina

Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:54 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Modelling by Horizons Regional Council’s hydrology team this afternoon shows that melting snow has resulted in the Turakina River rising at a level that may cause concern for residents later this evening. More >>

Horizons closes its Emergency Operations Centre

Friday, 14 July 2017, 12:11 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council Emergency Operations Centre controller Michael McCartney says the council closed its EOC at 9.30am this morning, following a conference call with all affected territorial authorities in the Region. More >>

Moutoa floodgates activated overnight

Friday, 14 July 2017, 8:39 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council EOC controller Craig Grant says the Moutoa floodgates were opened at 3.40am this morning as a result of high levels in the Manawatu River. More >>

Manawatu-Whanganui Region to continue monitoring weather

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 6:45 pm | Horizons Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE – STORM EVENT July 2017 #3 Thursday 13 July 2017, 5.30pm Manawatu-Whanganui Region to continue monitoring weather affects overnight More >>

Horizons Council activates Emergency Operations Centre

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 2:27 pm | Horizons Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE – STORM EVENT July 2017 #2 Thursday 13 July 2017, 2.15pm Horizons Regional Council activates Emergency Operations Centre More >>

 

 

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