Horizons Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Electric bus charges into Palmerston North

Monday, 12 March 2018, 4:56 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is testing Tranzit Group’s prototype electric bus for four days this week, showing the community what the future of our public transport could look like. Dubbed EV1, the fully electric bus has been exceeding performance ... More >>

Horizons Emergency Operations Centre stands down

Friday, 9 March 2018, 4:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency manager Ross Brannigan says that the Council’s emergency operations centre has been stood down and that the Moutoa floodgates will not be activated. More >>

Region’s river levels still on watch

Friday, 9 March 2018, 8:47 am | Horizons Regional Council

Whanganui River levels have slowly dropped overnight and are predicted to continue to do so today. The next high tide is at 4.20pm today, however we are not expecting any issues. More >>

Flood barriers up Whanganui, watch in place Motua floodgates

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 5:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Flood barriers deployed in Whanganui and watch in place for the Manawatū River Motua floodgates. More >>

Potential flood barrier deployment for Whanganu

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:09 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff are currently monitoring Whanganui River levels with predictions signaling flood barrier deployment for Kowhai Park, Whanganui later today. More >>

Seaweek celebrated with beach clean and selfie competition

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:17 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is celebrating this year’s Seaweek with a Foxton Beach community clean up on Saturday 3 March, and a #SeaweekSelfie competition. More >>

Memorial Bursary available for Environmental Studies

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:13 am | Horizons Regional Council

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

Hydrological experts meet in Palmerston North

Monday, 26 February 2018, 10:27 am | Horizons Regional Council

Hydrological experts from across the country are meeting in Palmerston North from 6-9 March to workshop a range of subjects related to the challenges and successes in monitoring water quality and quantity. Horizons Regional Council, which has a ... More >>

$6 million announcement for economic development

Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:28 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jone’s announcement today of $6 million from government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) towards the revitalisation of Whanganui Port and an upgrade of ... More >>

Horizons Summer swim spot competitions open

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Summer swim spot competitions open Following the success of last year’s competition, Horizons Regional Council are running a second ‘Spruce up your Swim Spot’ competition, as part of their ‘Summer Swim Spots’ campaign. Horizons chair Bruce Gordon says ... More >>

Cyclone Gita update #4

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:11 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff were out and about monitoring the impacts of Cyclone Gita overnight. There were no reported issues of storm surge issues and the barrier at Foxton Beach was not required. There were a number of reported ... More >>

Horizons: Cyclone Gita update #3

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:12 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons: Cyclone Gita update #3 Horizons Regional Council emergency management manager Ian Lowe regarding Cyclone Gita. Unless the situation changes, the next update will be in the morning. More >>

Cyclone Gita update #2 7:44 AM

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 8:04 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff have been monitoring the situation overnight and while there's been some rain across the region, it hasn't been significant so rivers and streams are coping well so far. We will continue to keep an eye on ... More >>

Statement from Horizons Regional Council regarding Gita

Monday, 19 February 2018, 4:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council emergency management staff will be monitoring Cyclone Gita over the next 24 hours as it passes across the country. At this stage the south of the region is likely to feel the effects of Gita the most, with Metservice issuing ... More >>

Horizons depot cleared of all hazardous substances

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:20 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s Levin depot has been cleared of all hazardous substances following a fire that damaged property, equipment and vehicles in January. Horizons chief executive Michael McCartney says the depot was used to store herbicides for ... More >>

Improved water quality - more rivers suitable for swimming

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:46 am | Horizons Regional Council

Improved water quality in Horizons Region shows more rivers more suitable for swimming An independent report has shown that water quality for sediment and E. coli have improved over the past 7-10 years in the Horizons Region and concluded there are ... More >>

Ashhurst Domain erosion repairs to get underway

Monday, 5 February 2018, 1:55 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has awarded the contract to repair erosion at Ashhurst Domain and works are on schedule to get underway this month. More >>

Councils want more action over Ohakea water contamination

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:25 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council and Manawatu District Council are requesting more action be taken by central government officials over the contamination of water by firefighting chemicals at Ohakea Airbase. More >>

Support events for farmers ramp up

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 5:15 pm | Horizons Regional Council

While much of New Zealand could be forgiven for thinking the droughts are over, support is ramping up for the worst-hit farmers, whose drought recovery journey is just beginning. More >>

Fire at Horizons depot overnight

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:40 pm | Horizons Regional Council

A fire at the Horizons Regional Council depot in Levin overnight has caused damage to property, equipment and vehicles. More >>



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