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Major Upgrade Of Roslyn Road Begins

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 3:58 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Part of Roslyn Road in Levin will be upgraded between now and June. Horowhenua District Council has appointed Higgins (Levin) as the contractor to upgrade a 300 metre stretch of Roslyn Road starting this week. Due to the extent of the work, there will be periodic ... More >>

Level 1 Water Restrictions In Place For Levin And Ōhau

Thursday, 24 December 2020, 10:51 am | Horowhenua District Council

Level 1 water restrictions are in place until further notice for all Council water supplies in Levin and Ōhau. The restrictions are due to flows in the Ōhau River dropping below 2,500 litres per second and demand for water rising above 10,000 cubic ... More >>

Level 1 Water Restrictions In Place For Foxton And Foxton Beach

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:37 am | Horowhenua District Council

Level 1 water restrictions are in effect for residents connected to town water supplies in Foxton and Foxton Beach until further notice. Water supplies come under pressure during summer in these communities as the weather gets warmer and visitors arrive ... More >>

Annual Report Shows Preparations For Growth Forging Ahead Despite Pandemic

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 4:46 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua is forging ahead with projects set to transform the district as it prepares for its population to almost double in the next 20 years, according to Horowhenua District Council’s Annual Report. Council adopted the Annual Report at an extraordinary ... More >>

Green Flag Award Hat Trick For Horowhenua Parks

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 11:10 am | Horowhenua District Council

Foxton Beach’s Holben / Te Wharangi Reserve has become the third Horowhenua park to win the prestigious international Green Flag award. Green Flags were also awarded to Thompson House Gardens in Levin in 2018, and to Driscoll Reserve in Manakau in ... More >>

Expressions Of Interest Open For Levin Historic Courthouse

Friday, 4 December 2020, 9:59 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) to develop one of Levin’s most iconic buildings, the Levin Historic Courthouse. The 1903 Courthouse is in a high profile location in the Nola Simpson Rose Gardens, with community facilities ... More >>

Work Starts On Constructing Infrastructure For The Largest Residential Development In The History Of Horowhenua

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 2:18 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Following a site blessing, pōwhiri and spade-turning ceremony, work will start on the construction of infrastructure for the 420 hectare Tara-Ika residential development on Levin’s southeast boundary. In August, the government announced it would fund ... More >>

Fun, Laughter And Excitement Planned For A ‘Secret Undies Cover Agent’

Friday, 27 November 2020, 10:01 am | Horowhenua District Council

Children’s author Dereley Barry didn’t expect the print-run of her first ever self-illustrated book to sell out in a flash. But within only one month, she had to order more books with the printers. To celebrate the second edition of her kids’ ... More >>

Christmas Carnival Comes To Horowhenua

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 9:29 am | Horowhenua District Council

Christmas is coming to Horowhenua, with the annual Christmas Carnival set to dazzle the district on Saturday 28 November. This year’s Christmas Carnival combines the Christmas Parade with a fun-filled family evening at the Levin Adventure Park and ... More >>

Resident Satisfaction In Horowhenua Remains High Despite A Difficult 2020

Friday, 20 November 2020, 9:18 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua residents have given Horowhenua District Council a mixed scorecard in the Council’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey. Residents were very happy with their library services, sports grounds and rubbish collection, but thought Council ... More >>

2020 Civic Honours And Youth Excellence Scholarships Presented

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 11:43 am | Horowhenua District Council

Outstanding voluntary service to the community saw five people recognised with Civic Honours Awards and five with Certificates of Recognition in the 2020 Horowhenua Civic Honours Awards at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō on Tuesday 17 November. In addition, ... More >>

Council Adopts Community Plans For Ōhau And Manakau

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 3:41 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The south Horowhenua communities of Ōhau and Manakau now have formal community plans to guide their futures. Horowhenua District Council adopted the two community plans at its November meeting. Strategic Planner Lauren Baddock said community plans ... More >>

Diwali Lights Up Libraries Horowhenua

Monday, 16 November 2020, 9:42 am | Horowhenua District Council

The Diwali lights will shine bright at Levin’s community centre, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, with a vibrant cultural afternoon full of traditional festival activities, music, dance and food on Friday 20 November. Diwali, also known as Deepaval or the ... More >>

Council Steps In To Save Levin Adventure Park

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 6:40 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The children of Horowhenua will be able to continue enjoying the district’s favourite playground after a decision by Horowhenua District Council at its meeting of 11 November to take over the expiring park lease, subject to Crown agency agreement. Councillors ... More >>

Community Support Grant Supports 30 Community Wellbeing Initiatives

Friday, 30 October 2020, 4:55 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Pasifika SCENE group in action. Each meeting includes exercise. Thirty community groups and organisations have received funding from Horowhenua District Council’s new Community Support Grant so far this year. The Community Support Grant aims to ... More >>

Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 10:49 am | Horowhenua District Council

Keeping kids safe online is a challenge every parent faces in today’s cyber-connected world. Horowhenua District Council is hosting a practical workshop on the evening of 5 November to help raise awareness of the dangers young people face online and ... More >>

NZ COVID Tracer Booklets Available From Council Service Centres

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 3:03 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is making the NZ COVID Tracer booklet available from its customer services in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. The NZ COVID Tracer booklet offers a hard copy option for keeping track of where you’ve been, when you were there, ... More >>

Books ‘come Alive’ For Halloween Haunted Library

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:36 am | Horowhenua District Council

The books will be coming alive at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō this Halloween! On Saturday 31 October, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō will be getting into the spirit of Halloween and hosting The Haunted Library night for the first time to get families ... More >>

Exquisite Jewellery – Shining Its Glittery Lights In Foxton

Friday, 16 October 2020, 3:38 pm | Horowhenua District Council

There’s jewellery, and then there is ‘art jewellery’. The differences between the two are vast. And that really shows, in the new exhibition ‘Parallax: Shine and Shadows – Spelen met Licht’ in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom. The art on display ... More >>

Population Growth Rate In Horowhenua Will Continue To Outpace The Country

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 9:32 am | Horowhenua District Council

The population growth rate in Horowhenua will continue to outpace the rest of New Zealand for the next decade, a review of the Horowhenua Socio-Economic Projections has found. The review, by Sense Partners, was carried out during the COVID-19 Lockdown ... More >>