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Students develop native plant area thanks to grant

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:40 am | Horizons Regional Council

Bainesse School students have developed a native plant area on a steep bank at the front of their school thanks to a community grant from Horizons Regional Council. More >>

Grant helps develop outdoor classroom

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:01 am | Horizons Regional Council

Mount Biggs School has developed an outdoor classroom at the back of school grounds thanks to a community grant from Horizons Regional Council. More >>

Ragwort bio-control agents working well

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Annual property inspections in the Manawatu have produced positive results for ragwort bio-control agents. Ragwort senecio jacobaeae is a hardy plant with conspicuous yellow flowers, has the ability to compete with pasture species and contains alkaloids that ... More >>

Whatonga Sculpture Blessed this Morning

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:21 am | Horizons Regional Council

A significant cultural project for the Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity group finally came to fruition today with the blessing of a significant Rangitāne steel sculpture, known as Whatonga next to the gorge track. More >>

Leaders to report on river clean-up

Monday, 7 April 2014, 1:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Nearly three years on from the launch of a comprehensive plan to clean-up the Manawatu River, the Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum is reporting on its progress. More >>

Rafting company joins fight against Old Man’s Beard

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:26 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has joined forces with local tourist operator River Valley to tackle the invasive weed, Old Man’s Beard, that is trying to get a foothold in the upper Rangitikei River area. More >>

Horizons confirms position around consent review

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:25 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has confirmed its position on the review of consent conditions for Palmerston North City Council’s Totara Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, stating the importance of reducing adverse effects on aquatic life in the Manawatu River ... More >>

Draft Annual Plan now available online

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 2:44 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan is now available online for public consultation and chairman Bruce Gordon is encouraging people to have their say through the submissions process. More >>

RAL and Petroleum Services to face prosecution

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has completed its investigations into the diesel spill which contaminated the Makotuku River in October last year. Given the findings of the investigation, significant public interest and the impact of the spill on the ... More >>

Horizons Region part of new water website

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 2:28 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is part of a new website launched this week displaying the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country. More >>

Emergency staff keep an eye on the storm

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:08 am | Horizons Regional Council

The Manawatu-Wanganui Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group is advising people to stay abreast of local weather forecasts as Cyclone Lusi makes its way down the country this weekend. More >>

Bus drivers swap seats for cycles

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:26 am | Horizons Regional Council

Palmerston North bus drivers are swapping their seats for cycles as part of a Horizons Regional Council exercise focused on sharing the road. More >>

Suite of projects tagged for fresh water clean-up funding

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 4:27 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council look forward to implementing a suite of projects after it was announced today that central government fresh water clean-up funding has been secured to contribute to the restoration of Lake Horowhenua. More >>

Himatangi first up for community readiness

Monday, 24 February 2014, 4:45 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Get Ready at Home ambassadors will be knocking on doors around Himatangi over the coming weeks to ask whether residents feel ready to get through an emergency. More >>

Low levels of algae a good sign for swimmers

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:48 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Recent monitoring by Horizons Regional Council has found lower than anticipated blue-green algae levels in the Manawatu River catchment, making it a great time to enjoy the Region’s rivers. More >>

Upgrade works to commence next week

Friday, 21 February 2014, 2:11 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Upgrade works on the Anzac Parade / Kowhai Park stopbanks in Wanganui are set to begin next week. A contract has been awarded to New Plymouth based Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd to undertake the larger part of the upgrade works, which will comprise ... More >>

Reprieve for Taihape bus service

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 1:39 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s fortnightly bus service from Taihape looks set to continue following a recommendation passed by the Region’s Passenger Transport Committee this week. More >>

Emergency preparedness on the rise

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 1:09 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Householders within the Horizons Region are Getting Ready to Get Thru according to the results of a Statistics New Zealand survey on emergency preparedness released today. More >>

Beetle agents take over farm

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 12:14 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Green thistle beetles released onto a Pohangina Valley farm in 2008 as a way of controlling thistles have successfully spread themselves over the area. More >>

New semester, new timetable for bus users

Monday, 10 February 2014, 11:32 am | Horizons Regional Council

More direct buses to Massey’s Turitea campus will aid students returning to study this semester as Horizons Regional Council launches its revised bus timetable for 2014. More >>



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