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Keeping stock off stopbanks helps flood protection

Friday, 16 June 2017, 12:38 pm | Horizons Regional Council

As the wetter months set in, Horizons Regional Council is again reminding rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure they are best able to perform their function as an essential flood protection asset. More >>

Focus on river management work

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:55 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is highlighting their role in river management for the months of June and July. More >>

Tourism Funds for additional facilities in Te Apiti

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:44 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Tourism Minister Hon Paula Bennett announced today that Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge will receive $105,800 to help replace single pan permaloos with larger toilet blocks at both ends of the popular visitor destination. More >>

Horizons’ Councillors adopt Annual Plan

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:49 pm | Horizons Regional Council

After considering 109 submissions and hearing from 42 submitters, Horizons Regional Councillors have adopted the 2017/18 Annual Plan. More >>

Horizons assisting with myrtle rust search

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:59 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s biosecurity staff are assisting the Ministry for Primary Industries as the search for the serious fungal disease, myrtle rust, continues. More >>

Horizons joins hunt for myrtle rust

Friday, 19 May 2017, 3:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The Ministry of Primary Industries has asked Horizons Regional Council to assist in the hunt for the serious fungal disease, myrtle rust. Myrtle rust was first detected in New Zealand in a Northland nursery in May and is believed to have arrived via ... More >>

Temporary Manawatū River work to begin near Ashhurst Domain

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 1:03 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council and Palmerston North City Council are aiming to begin work in the Manawatū River this week in a bid to limit further erosion to the right bank of Ashhurst Domain. More >>

Maggie Barry to reopen Te Apiti track

Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:09 pm | Horizons Regional Council

During her visit to Palmerston North on Tuesday 16 May, Hon Minister Maggie Barry will cut a ribbon to reopen the full-length walking track in Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge. More >>

Management of floodable property to be considered

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 2:07 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is intending to consult on reducing the consequences of river flooding along Anzac Parade, rather than more stopbanking, as part of its 2018-28 Long-term Plan, following feedback from the Whanganui community. More >>

Grants available to support community initiatives

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:47 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council is calling for applications to its community grants programme with $20,000 available to support environmental initiatives. More >>

Good quality wood equals healthier communities

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:06 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With winter closing in and warm fires becoming more tempting, Horizons Regional Council is reminding the community of the importance of burning good quality, dry firewood. More >>

Region prepared for Tropical Cyclone Cook

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 12:19 pm | Horizons Regional Council

While current MetService predictions indicate the Manawatu-Whanganui Region will miss the bulk of Tropical Cyclone Cook’s extreme weather, Horizons Regional Council has put in place precautions. More >>

Horizons pumps to assist Edgecumbe

Monday, 10 April 2017, 1:34 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has sent $100,000 worth of portable pumps to assist with clearing floodwaters in Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty. More >>

Region’s focus turns to recovery and evaluation

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:16 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With the remnants of tropical cyclone Debbie now passed, the Horizons Region is turning its focus to recovery. District Council Emergency Operation Centres and Horizons Regional Council’s Emergency Coordination Centre have or are preparing to close ... More >>

Region well prepared for the night

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:22 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council staff will be on standby to respond to any changing river situations overnight even though the worst of the weather should pass through. More >>

Daylight brings relief to Region

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:01 am | Horizons Regional Council

Whanganui Town Bridge river levels peaked at approximately 6am this morning at 7.4 metres, which means flooding concerns have receded for the district. More >>

Focus on welfare as rivers levels remain high

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 1:39 pm | Horizons Regional Council

With the Whanganui, Whangaehu and Turakina rivers remaining high, the welfare of communities that will potentially be impacted is a high priority with more rain forecasted this evening. More >>

Horizons activates flood defences

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 9:08 am | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council activated the Moutoa floodgates at 2.15am this morning, and have deployed flood defences barriers at Whanganui Yacht Club, Kowhai Park and Balgownie due to high water levels in the Whanganui and Manawatu Rivers. Whangaehu ... More >>

Flood levels for Whanganui, Whangaehu, Turakina Rivers

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 8:56 am | Horizons Regional Council

Significant rainfall in the upper catchments of the Region is expected to result in increased flood levels on the Whanganui, Whangaehu and Turakina Rivers. More >>

Horizons' One Plan decision to be considered

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 1:48 pm | Horizons Regional Council

The Environmental Court’s decision following Environmental Defence Society and Wellington Fish and Game’s declaratory proceedings against Horizons Regional Council has been made public. More >>

 

 

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