Horowhenua District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Feedback Sought For The Possible Introduction Of A Māori Ward In Horowhenua

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 1:30 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, Councils decide their own representation arrangements, including whether to establish Māori wards. Horowhenua District Council is seeking feedback from the community regarding the possible introduction of a Māori ward ... More >>

Feedback Sought On District Plan Change 5 – Waitārere Beach Growth Area

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 1:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Since 2013, the Horowhenua District has experienced rapid population growth. According to Census New Zealand, the Horowhenua District grew by 2% per annum between 2013 and 2018 and was the fastest growing district in the Manawatū-Whanganui region over ... More >>

Council Prioritises Core Infrastructure Investment And Asks How Should They Pay For It?

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:03 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Horowhenua population is forecast to reach over 62,000 by 2041, the next 20 years is set to transform Horowhenua. Change brings both opportunities and challenges. How Council plans for change, and responds to it, will shape the future of the District. ... More >>

Community Wellbeing Remains A Priority For Horowhenua District Council

Friday, 12 March 2021, 11:20 am | Horowhenua District Council

On Wednesday 10 March 2021, Horowhenua District Council adopted two Community Wellbeing documents that embed Community Wellbeing as a priority for Council, now and into the future. Council has a new look Community Wellbeing Strategy - Strong Communities ... More >>

Foxton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Building Set For A Major Upgrade

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 1:59 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Council-owned Foxton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club building, which requires seismic strengthening, is about to undergo its biggest facelift since the building was constructed in the 1970s. In May 2020, Central Government announced that there would be a contribution ... More >>

Applications Open For Two Community Grants Schemes

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 4:19 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is inviting applications for funding from two community grants schemes. Applications to the Horowhenua Community Support Grant and the Creative Communities Scheme, for round two of the 2020/2021 financial year, are open until ... More >>

Celebrate The Reopening Of Foxton’s River Loop Reserve At Te Oranga O Te Awa - Manawatū River Improvement Festival

Monday, 1 February 2021, 2:59 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum has announced that for the first time Te Oranga o te Awa – the Manawatū River Improvement Festival, will be held in Foxton to celebrate the reopening of the Foxton River Loop Reserve. The celebration will be ... More >>

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 >>