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New Levin medical centre first Horowhenua NZ Trust project

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 5:03 pm | Veronica Harrod

One of the first projects the recently established Horowhenua New Zealand Trust hopes to project lead is a new medical centre on public land Horowhenua District Council sold to BOHR Property Ltd late last year. More >>

The establishment of affordable housing zones

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:17 pm | Veronica Harrod

Nationally land and property developers are not building affordable housing which is why the Government could consider setting aside affordable housing zones by statute. More >>

Public assets gone by dinner time

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:23 pm | Veronica Harrod

A decision on whether to transfer up to 40 percent of public assets owned by Horowhenua District Council to the recently named Horowhenua New Zealand Trust will be made at a council meeting on June 6, according to a well-placed local government source. More >>

Draft Levin Town Centre Plan and priority earthquake targets

Monday, 21 May 2018, 3:15 pm | Veronica Harrod

Why the draft Levin Town Centre Plan relies on areas being identified as priority earthquake targets More >>

Auditor General considering potential Horowhenua District Council conflicts of interest

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:42 am | Veronica Harrod

The Office of the Auditor General is considering matters raised by members of the public relating to the sale by Horowhenua District Council of its pensioner housing portfolio and "related potential conflicts of interest." More >>

Deputy mayor buys up land including former Hospital site

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 11:25 am | Veronica Harrod

A land and property development company owned by Horowhenua District Council deputy mayor Wayne Bishop paid less than a quarter of the Capital Value for Levin’s former Horowhenua Hospital site in 2014. More >>

Expressway past Levin a high stakes game

Monday, 16 April 2018, 3:14 pm | Veronica Harrod

The land and property development agenda of Horowhenua District Council and council's in-house economic development board would implode if the New Zealand Transport Agency decides not to proceed with the expressway past Levin, demonstrating just how high ... More >>

The changing face of Horowhenua

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 5:19 pm | Veronica Harrod

A tsunami of demolition, construction and land and property development will be unleashed across the district if Horowhenua District Council adopts the draft Horowhenua Growth Strategy 2040. More >>

Audit NZ report of Horowhenua Council highlights concerns

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 4:37 pm | Veronica Harrod

Horowhenua District Council lost $1.86 million on the sale of the pensioner housing and 1.1 hectare of bare land to land and property dealer Willis Bond according to a recently released Audit NZ report. More >>

Superannuitants will be hit hardest by rates rises

Monday, 12 March 2018, 3:33 pm | Veronica Harrod

Hundreds of existing residents will be superannuitants by the time Horowhenua District Council introduces proposed average rates increases of $2000 annually in five areas targeted for new water and wastewater systems. More >>

Draconian media policy adopted by Horowhenua Council

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 11:37 am | Veronica Harrod

Horowhenua District Council has adopted a media policy that refuses to recognise media questions unless they are from, "a news media organisation registered by the New Zealand Companies Office." More >>

Horowhenua rates and the first 20 year Long Term Plan

Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:28 pm | Veronica Harrod

Rates set to sky rocket if Horowhenua District Council first 20 year Long Term Plan is adopted. More >>

Horowhenua: an environment where the tail wags the dog

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:02 pm | Veronica Harrod

Four days after an Official Information Act request was made for the 2016 and 2017 Horowhenua District Council economic development board minutes the council removed information about the economic development board from its website. More >>

'When the forest falls silent'

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:07 pm | Veronica Harrod

On November 29 there was a public notice in local community paper Horowhenua Chronicle which stated, "the [Horowhenua district] council has decided not to establish a Maori Ward within the Horowhenua District." More >>

Book Review - Man of Convictions

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:50 pm | Veronica Harrod

Anne Hunt, published by Potangotango Foundation, PO Box 664, Levin 5540, New Zealand, Man of Convictions: Taueki - a man, his tribe and their lake, , 2017. 275pp. ISBN 978-0-473-40314-0 (PDF) More >>


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