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Local landowners help target old man’s beard

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:38 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is thanking Rangitikei landowners for assisting with an annual old man’s beard control programme by reporting sightings on their land or within the district. More >>

Recipients announced for latest round of River grant

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:58 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Ten community-led projects will receive funding from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord as part of an annual grants programme to restore pride and mana in the Manawatū River and catchment. More >>

Further water restrictions to affect Region

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 1:24 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With no sign of rain forecast over the next week, water restrictions are now taking affect across the parts of the Tararua, Manawatu and Whanganui catchments within the Horizons Region. More >>

Submissions sought on transport plan

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:26 am | Horizons Regional Council

A Plan to shape the Region’s transport networks is now open for public feedback and Horizons Regional Transport Committee is encouraging the community to have their say before January 30. More >>

Farmers urged to watch for yellow bristle grass

Friday, 16 January 2015, 12:18 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is urging farmers to keep an eye out for yellow bristle grass, an invasive summer weed that spreads rapidly through pasture causing a loss in production. More >>

Drive to survive this Anniversary weekend

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 11:02 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s road safety team is encouraging drivers to take care this Wellington Anniversary weekend following a spate of tragedies on New Zealand roads. More >>

Rural fire teams kept busy

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 2:47 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Rural fire teams throughout the Region have attended 18 fires since Christmas, including three significant ones. More >>

Weed harvesting to remove toxic lake nutrients

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 10:07 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council, along with its Lake Horowhenua Accord partners, have purchased a weed harvester to remove approximately 50 hectares of weed annually from Lake Horowhenua and improve water quality. The Aquarius Systems Ltd weed harvester was purchased ... More >>

Horizons’ beaches on show for summer

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons’ beaches on show for summer New Zealanders are being encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting the beach this summer. Beach goers can check the quality of the water at their nearest beach thanks to environmental monitoring ... More >>

10 years of freedom in the North

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:55 pm | Horizons Regional Council

This summer marks 10 years of didymo freedom in the North Island and Check, Clean, Dry advocates are encouraging users to make the most of it. More >>

Council to resubmit case for Capital Connection

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 5:01 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has been asked to resubmit a business case to retain the Capital Connection rail service following a meeting with Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Otaki MP Nathan Guy. More >>

Feedback sought on new bus options

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:05 am | Horizons Regional Council

Residents are being asked their opinion on a bus between Levin and Waikanae and another between Wanganui and Palmerston North as part of a Horizons Regional Council investigation into service feasibility. More >>

Monitoring programme takes to the sky

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 2:09 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s hydrology team is taking to the sky as part of a new monitoring programme to better understand the state of the region’s coastal lakes. More >>

Manawatu Gorge unveils carvings to bless visitors

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:11 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Visitors to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge will now be greeted by Te Hononga Maunga, a carved entrance at the Ashhurst Gorge carpark designed to provide blessing and safe passage to all who pass by. More >>

Horizons One Plan approved

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons’ One Plan, a landmark document which has been 10 years in the making, was approved by Horizons Councillors at yesterday’s council meeting. More >>

Businesses encouraged to ‘party smart’ this festive season

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s road safety team is encouraging organisations to lead by example this festive season by providing non-alcoholic beverages and arranging a safe way home from end of year functions. More >>

Booms deployed as team practices response

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:53 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Booms were deployed and memories were refreshed at a bi-annual training exercise for Horizons Regional Council’s marine oil response team in Wanganui on Monday November 24. More >>

Students wow judges with Conservation Week images

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Five photos have been selected to feature in Horizons Regional Council’s sustainability calendar following a Conservation Week competition which prompted the Region’s students to ‘discover the world where you live’. More >>

Accord progress report sees large amount of work achieved

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 2:21 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Over the past two years a large amount of work has been achieved under the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord thanks to a collaborative effort by many sectors of the community. A progress report on the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-Up Fund was presented ... More >>

Well owners encouraged to test their water

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 2:32 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Private well owners are being encouraged to follow well protection practices and have their water tested following a recent review of groundwater quality for Horizons Regional Council. More >>



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