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Horowhenua Council Parks And Green Spaces Are Among The Best In The World

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 3:37 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council have been recognised with some of the best green spaces, parks and gardens worldwide. The prestigious 2021/2022 international Green Flag Awards was awarded to five parks across Horowhenua this year, including the two new entries, ... More >>

Foxton Attracts Spacious New NZMCA Motorhome Park

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 9:40 am | Horowhenua District Council

Foxton’s reputation as an arts and heritage town is growing fast and attracts delighted visitors from far and wide. With increasing numbers of campervans exploring the town, the NZ Motorhome Caravan Association decided to open its own Motorhome ... More >>

Protecting Our Precious Estuary At Foxton Beach

Friday, 24 December 2021, 2:48 am | Horowhenua District Council

The Manawatū River Estuary which borders Foxton Beach is an internationally recognised Ramsar Convention site. The estuarine wetland is host to one of the most diverse ranges of birds to be seen at any one place in New Zealand, with a total of 95 species ... More >>

New Chief Executive Appointed For Horowhenua District Council

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 1:43 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Mayor Bernie Wanden today announced the appointment of Horowhenua District Council’s new Chief Executive, Monique Davidson. Mrs Davidson is the current Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, a role she has held for the last 4 and ... More >>

Council Making Affordable Housing A Priority - Horowhenua’s New Streamlined Consent Process

Monday, 20 December 2021, 6:53 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council endorsed a Streamlined Housing Process (SHP) at its Council meeting, 8 December 2021. Council members discussed the critical need for affordable housing and voted unanimously in favour of the streamlined consent process ... More >>

2021 Civic Honours Awards And Youth Excellence Scholarships Presented

Monday, 13 December 2021, 10:25 am | Horowhenua District Council

Outstanding voluntary community service saw three people recognised with Civic Honours and two with Certificates of Recognition at the 2021 Civic Honours Ceremony on Thursday 2 December. Mayor Bernie Wanden presented the awards with support from Mayoress Sharon ... More >>

New Way To Pay For Parking In Levin

Friday, 10 December 2021, 4:00 pm | Horowhenua District Council

We’re upgrading the parking meters in Levin on Monday 13 December to Friday 17 December. Improving our parking meter system will provide a better parking service to our community, with more reliable and user-friendly meters and increases the efficiency ... More >>

COVID-19 Protection Framework: Council Services And Facilities At Orange

Friday, 3 December 2021, 5:35 pm | Horowhenua District Council

From 3 December 2021, New Zealand moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Light system). The framework introduces a flexible three-level approach to managing COVID-19 in the community. Horowhenua has moved to Orange in the new framework, ... More >>

Inaugural Exhibition For Impressive New Foxton Arts Collective

Friday, 3 December 2021, 4:54 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Bringing together no less than 12 established artists – to work as one, in creative spirit – is no mean feat. A new local arts collective, convened by contemporary artist Albert McCarthy, has battled the odds though and is all set to unveil its ... More >>

Illuminating Christmas In The Horowhenua

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:52 pm | Horowhenua District Council

This year we’re celebrating Christmas in a sparkly new way! The Levin Adventure Park will be lit up with a six metre illuminous Christmas tree and numerous festive lights for all to see from 6 December until 27 December. While COVID has been raining ... More >>

Horowhenua Health And Wellbeing Hub Planning Is Underway

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:02 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has agreed to sell Council-owned property 15-23 Durham Street (Levin) to The Horowhenua Company Limited. The terms of the agreement stipulate that the land be used to develop a primary healthcare facility for Horowhenua, a ... More >>

Shining A Light On Loneliness In The Horowhenua

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11:00 am | Horowhenua District Council

Initiated by the New Zealand Coalition to End Loneliness, ‘Light up Loneliness’ is about bringing people together, to reach out and support people who are feeling lonely and isolated. Horowhenua District Council was asked how they ‘light up loneliness’ ... More >>

Council Leads New Zealand's Three Waters Reform For Local Marae

Monday, 22 November 2021, 10:20 am | Horowhenua District Council

The Horowhenua District Council is leading New Zealand regarding the Three Waters funding investment in local Marae. Horowhenua District Council Mayor Bernie Wanden says it's pleasing to support local mana whenua in the District and ensure they have ... More >>

Community To Have Their Say After Council Proposes To Close The Levin Landfill By 2022

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 12:14 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Yesterday at the Horowhenua District Council meeting, it was proposed to support the early closure of the Levin Landfill in 2022. Horowhenua District Council Mayor, Bernie Wanden says that Council considered presentations provided by Morrison Solutions, ... More >>

Contractors To Start Work On Next Stage Of Tara-Ika Infrastructure Growth Project

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 12:56 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The tender to extend Levin’s wastewater network to the Tara-Ika growth area and upgrade part of the existing network has been awarded to Higgins Contractors Levin. Tara-Ika is a $38.1million project that will provide services to allow the private ... More >>

Vibrant Change In This Year's Christmas Parade And Festivities

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 9:12 am | Horowhenua District Council

Although Santa is still stuck in managed isolation and will not parade down Oxford Street during the annual Levin Christmas Parade, Council is working on an idea to keep the festive spirit alive this season. Horowhenua District Mayor Bernie Wanden ... More >>

Community Comes Together To Host Safe And Fun Events For Horowhenua Youth

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:23 pm | Horowhenua District Council

On Wednesdays in November and December, Horowhenua District Council in partnership with Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and other local organisations are holding free community youth activities at Paul Ireland Skate Park and the Village Green in Levin from 3pm ... More >>

Levin Properties To Undergo Waste And Stormwater Inspections

Friday, 5 November 2021, 9:56 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council and the Horowhenua Alliance will be conducting inspections of wastewater and stormwater pipes and gully traps on properties in Levin to reduce the impact of misguided rainwater. Every year Council carries out maintenance work ... More >>

Council Subsidises And Supports Responsible E-waste Recycling In The Community

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:37 pm | Horowhenua District Council

From 1 November 2021 Horowhenua District Council will subsidise the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) at a reduced fee or free at Foxton and Shannon Waste Transfer Stations. E-waste is the fastest-growing type of waste in the world. In New Zealand, ... More >>

David Clapperton Resigns As HDC CEO After A Transformative 8 Years As Leader

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 9:50 am | Horowhenua District Council

“It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce after 16 years of service in Horowhenua, David Clapperton has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer at Council.” Says Mayor Bernie Wanden. During his time with Council, David ... More >>