Horowhenua District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Horowhenua Libraries To Remove Overdue Fees

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:06 pm | Horowhenua District Council

We’re starting a new chapter by making Horowhenua libraries free from overdue fines. On Friday 1 July existing fines will be wiped and no further overdue fines will be applied. Our libraries provide important kaupapa for our community and house ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council Gears Up For The 2022 Local Elections

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 2:29 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Election Day is Saturday 8 October 2022 and preparation is already underway at Horowhenua District Council. Council's Chief Executive Monique Davidson says Horowhenua people should check if they're enrolled to vote in the 2022 local elections. "Local ... More >>

Matariki Night Lights Over Foxton – Shining Brighter Than Ever

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 7:31 pm | Horowhenua District Council

In June, a bright Puanga star will light up the dawn sky, signalling the arrival of Matariki and the start of the Māori New Year. Te Awahou Foxton will come together as part of a broader calendar of local events, to celebrate its appearance with dazzling ... More >>

Horowhenua Matariki Celebrations – 15 June 2022

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 2:51 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua will light up with more than 20 Matariki celebrations events around the district during June and July. It is the first year Matariki has been officially commemorated as a public holiday and we are ready to celebrate. Fun and educational ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 7 9.30am - Tuesday 14 June 2022

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:11 am | Horowhenua District Council

The preventative flood protection barrier deployed at Foxton Beach Wharf, did what it was meant to do last night and protected many of the properties along Hartley and Dawson Streets. Mayor Bernie Wanden praised the efforts of those who were on ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 6 4.30pm

Monday, 13 June 2022, 4:54 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A minor landslip has occurred at the Levin Landfill. Top soil and grass has shifted on one of the cells and disconnected some pipework from one of the gas wells onsite. Specialised contractors, gasfitters and Envirowaste staff are currently assessing ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 5 3.00pm - Monday 13 June 2022

Monday, 13 June 2022, 3:39 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Mayor Bernie Wanden extends his support to those properties that have been affected by today’s severe weather. “With high tide expected later tonight and waves expected to reach seven metres, we are doing what we can to protect and support those residents ... More >>

Mayoral Relief Fund Deadline Extended

Monday, 13 June 2022, 1:37 pm | Horowhenua District Council

We have extended the deadline for Mayoral Relief Fund applications until 5pm 30 June. The original cut off for applications for the fund, which can help with remedying property damage, or covering costs incurred following the May 20 tornado, was previously ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event - Update 4 10.15am - Monday 13 June 2022

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:47 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua residents are being encouraged to stay indoors if they can and limit any non-essential travel. Thunderstorms overnight have caused localised surface flooding, with Foxton and Foxton Beach residents being impacted the most. High tide coupled ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 3 9.20am - Sunday 12 June 2022

Sunday, 12 June 2022, 1:15 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua Mayor Bernie Wanden thanks the community for their water conservation efforts yesterday and reports that while sustainable water use should always be something we strive for, the urgency and necessity for strict water conservation has now eased. ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 2 12.51pm - Saturday 11 June 2022

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:38 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Civil Defence Emergency Management is urging people to conserve water to help ease the pressure on Levin’s Water Treatment Plant, as high turbidity (muddiness) forces the plant to temporarily shut down. Mayor Bernie Wanden urges the community to take ... More >>

Horowhenua Weather Event – Update 9.56am - Saturday 11 June 2022

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 1:20 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Horowhenua community is again dealing with the impact of thunderstorms and heavy rain after a sustained period of severe weather. Civil Defence Emergency Management Controller Lisa Slade says, “With further heavy rain forecast for the remainder ... More >>

Foxton Transfer Station To Temporarily Close For Upgrade

Friday, 3 June 2022, 3:53 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Foxton Transfer Station will be temporarily closed while the site gets a refresh. Upgrades to the Foxton Transfer Station will mean new recycling opportunities and a fairer charging system for waste services for the community. The upgrades include ... More >>

Minister Mahuta Praises Council For Its Visionary Three Waters Leadership

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 11:31 am | Horowhenua District Council

First-of-their-kind upgrades to Horowhenua water systems benefitting 13 marae were celebrated at Horowhenua District Council Chambers on May 30, a project ensuring a bright future for Horowhenua iwi/hapū and community alike. Local Government Minister ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event 20 May - Update Thursday 26 May 2022

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 7:53 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s response after last Friday’s severe weather event has now transitioned to recovery mode, but before we tell you what this means, here’s a glance at the numbers: · $263,461 contributed so far to the Mayoral Relief Fund ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event 20 May – Update Tuesday 24 May 2022

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 8:04 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua New Zealand Trust today confirmed they would contribute $50,000 to Horowhenua’s Mayoral Relief Fund, bringing the total up to $252,571 just five days after the fund was established. RJ’s Licorice and All Black Codie Taylor are among the other businesses ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event Update

Monday, 23 May 2022, 5:33 pm | Horowhenua District Council

With the events of the weekend transitioning from response to recovery, Council’s Emergency Management function met this morning to set up a cross-functional recovery team. Aware that there are still people and properties in need of assistance, Council ... More >>

Update from Levin Tornado Event

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:16 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Clean up. After a stormy grey day yesterday, Horowhenua shone today. People in their droves came out to support one another and the comradery shown cemented what locals have known for a long time, that Horowhenua is a beautiful place to live. While many ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event 20 May – Update 2 11.40am - 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

In the aftermath of yesterday’s tornado which uprooted trees, took out power lines and damaged properties around the district, Horowhenua’s emergency response now shifts to recovery and welfare. Mayor Bernie Wanden says, “Help and support continues ... More >>

Levin Tornado Event - Designation Of Area For Building Emergency Management – Update 1 - 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 1:20 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has designated an area in Horowhenua under the Building Act 2004 to support the response and recovery from the Tornado on 21 May. Daniel Haigh – Horowhenua Civil Defence Emergency Management Local Controller says, “This More >>