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Horizons supports nationwide earthquake drill

Friday, 4 September 2015, 10:15 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council and the Manawatu-Wanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management Group are once again supporting a nationwide initiative to see 1.5 million New Zealanders drop, cover and hold during the country’s largest ever earthquake drill. More >>

Further flood relief announcement welcomed

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 11:22 am | Horizons Regional Council

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye visited Horizons Regional Council today to announce a further $2.6 million relief package for those worst affected by the June 2015 floods. More >>

Region welcomes sheep and beef announcement

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:24 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited the Horizons Region today to launch the first collaborative programme between Central Government and regional stakeholders resulting from the Regional Growth Study. More >>

Applications to open for rates relief

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:15 am | Horizons Regional Council

People whose homes or livelihoods were affected by June’s heavy rainfall will be able to apply for assistance from Horizons Regional Council’s rates relief fund from 1 September 2015. More >>

Council votes to withdraw review notice

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:43 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Councillors voted today to withdraw in principle the notice of review for Palmerston North’s wastewater treatment plant in favour of an expedited re-consenting process which will see a new consent in place by 2022 instead of 2028. More >>

Bus fares retained across Region

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 3:52 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council Passenger Transport Committee has decided to retain current fares on all passenger transport services in the Region. More >>

Horizons staff take Regional Rivers’ Day to Wanganui

Monday, 17 August 2015, 4:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council staff will spend a morning clearing silt and replanting natives in the Kowhai Park area in Wanganui to celebrate Regional Rivers’ Day on Thursday 20 August. More >>

Sustainability smart schools receive new signage

Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:07 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Enviroschools throughout the Horizons Region are receiving new signs to promote their involvement in the popular sustainability programme. More >>

Wet weather eases across the Region

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 11:55 am | Horizons Regional Council

Rainfall across the Horizons Region has eased as the wet weather system over the central North Island moves on. More >>

Horizons monitoring river levels

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 3:08 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council operations and emergency management staff are keeping an eye on river levels with the Metservice forecasting rain for much of the region overnight. More >>

Installation of new bus shelters

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 3:03 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Eight new bus shelters will be installed around Palmerston North over the next month by Horizons Regional Council. Horizons transport manager Phillip Hindrup says the new shelters will be a welcome addition for bus users trying to shield themselves ... More >>

Environment Southland visit

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 11:04 am | Horizons Regional Council

Environment Southland joined Horizons Regional Council on an excursion around the Manawatu, Palmerston North and Tararua on Wednesday, 8 July. More >>

A long way from seeing any heavy rainfall

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 4:35 pm | Horizons Regional Council

According to recent Metservice reports the Horizons Region is a long way from seeing any heavy rainfall, spelling good news for on-going clean-up efforts. More >>

Region ready as forecast improves

Friday, 3 July 2015, 3:45 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Weather forecasts for the weekend look increasingly positive as agencies from across the Region work to ensure all precautions are in place. More >>

SLUI value recognised with further funding

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:14 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) will receive a total of $4.76 million from central government’s Hill Country Erosion Fund for the next four years. More >>

Repairs well underway as weekend rainfall predicted

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:48 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Good progress is being made to repair key flood protection infrastructure and ensure the Region is prepared for further rainfall. More >>

Council adopts Long-term Plan

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 4:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

After considering 187 submissions and hearing from 69 submitters, Horizons Regional Council today adopted its final plan for the next 10 years. More >>

Priority work at forefront

Monday, 29 June 2015, 5:10 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Agencies from throughout the Horizons Region are prioritising urgent works to be undertaken as the clean-up continues this week. More >>

Initial assessment of economic impact

Friday, 26 June 2015, 4:08 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million. More >>

Taking stock of costs

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 5:16 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Taking stock of costs Agencies across the Horizons Region are continuing to compile a picture of the economic impacts of recent flooding, as the Prime Minister prepares to visit key districts tomorrow. More >>



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