Horowhenua District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Week Of Celebrations Marks Puanga Matariki

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:51 am | Horowhenua District Council

The rise of the Matariki stars heralds the beginning of the Aotearoa New Year – a time to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future. Horowhenua District Council and Muaūpoko Tribal Authority are marking the occasion with a diverse ... More >>

Foxton’s Future Given A $3.86 Million Start

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:09 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A regeneration project which aims to create a sustainable future for Foxton will begin thanks to Provincial Growth Funding. Speaking at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones today announced $3.86 million had been ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council Adopts Annual Plan With Rates Income Decrease

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 12:34 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has eased the financial burden on the district’s ratepayers for the 2020/21 financial year with the adoption of its Annual Plan. The Annual Plan decreases the amount of rates income the Council will collect for the 2020/21 year, ... More >>

Strategy Adopted To Improve The Transport System In Horowhenua

Monday, 29 June 2020, 10:22 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has adopted the Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy (HITS) to oversee the planning, investment and delivery of transport-related infrastructure projects. The strategy provides a vision and principles-based planning framework ... More >>

Draft Water Supply Bylaw 2020 Out For Public Consultation

Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:33 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s draft Water Supply Bylaw 2020 is now out for public consultation. Council is required to have a Water Supply Bylaw to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety; to protect public water supply infrastructure; ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council Votes To Lower The Burden On Residents For The Next Year

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 11:18 am | Horowhenua District Council

At their Extraordinary Council meeting held Wednesday 17 June, Council voted to decrease the amount of rates income it will collect for the 2020/21 year, compared to the current 2019/20 year. The decision came as Councillors considered the ongoing ... More >>

Two Queen Street Roading Projects Fast-tracked Securing Jobs And Improving Safety

Monday, 15 June 2020, 4:59 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Two more sections of Queen Street are set to be transformed as two roading projects are fast-tracked after $1.65M of funding was secured from the Provincial Growth Fund. The projects will employ up to 20 full-time equivalent employees from Horowhenua ... More >>

Criteria Confirmed For Horowhenua Community Support Grant

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 11:56 am | Horowhenua District Council

Criteria for Horowhenua District Council’s new Community Support Grant will direct support to community initiatives that enhance wellbeing and social connectedness in the wake of COVID-19. Council voted to create the new grant on 6 May by combining ... More >>

Council Re-establishing All Services For Alert Level 1

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:23 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 8 June that Aotearoa will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at midnight, officers are working to re-establish full services across our facilities. Below is a list of activities and services and ... More >>

Matariki shines bright at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:27 am | Horowhenua District Council

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is open again for visitors. And the first thing people will see when they walk into the gallery is a stunning image of the Matariki star cluster – part of a deep space photo exhibition. More >>

Reduced Processing Capacity Puts Recycling At Risk Of Going To Landfill

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:44 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Some recycling from Horowhenua may need to be diverted to landfill due to reduced processing capacity during Alert Level 2. Council’s Water and Waste Services Manager Asli Crawford said that while most of the district’s recycling would continue to ... More >>

Survey Measures Resident Satisfaction With Council Services

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 1:16 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is undertaking its annual Resident Satisfaction Survey to find out what residents and ratepayers think of the services and facilities provided to the community. The survey is being conducted by telephone, and randomly selected ... More >>

Shannon Library Set For A Makeover

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The library will be closed while refurbishments take place and is expected to re-open in early June. People in Shannon will have to wait a little longer for their library to re-open – but it will be worth the wait. Libraries Horowhenua is refurbishing ... More >>

Horowhenua Community Wellbeing Committee Urges Residents To Get Tested For COVID-19

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 6:34 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The Horowhenua District Council Community Wellbeing Committee is urging residents to get tested for COVID-19. The Committee, which includes community and government organisations and agencies who work within Horowhenua, held a meeting via audio-visual ... More >>

Safety Measures In Place As Services And Facilities Resume At Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 4:35 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Most Horowhenua District Council services and facilities suspended during lockdown will resume following this week’s Government announcement that New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday 14 May. Council’s main office, libraries and ... More >>

COVID-19 No Barrier To Youth Week Creative Fun

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 8:54 am | Horowhenua District Council

Youth Week is presenting itself to Horowhenua young people in one of their favourite places – online. A variety of competitions and themed activities can be found on Horowhenua District Council’s social media channels, with updates being posted ... More >>

New Grant To Aid Community Recovery

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 6:39 am | Horowhenua District Council

A centralised community development grant will create a fund to support the community’s recovery from COVID-19. Council voted to create the new grant at its meeting on 6 May by combining all contestable grants funds into one community development fund. ... More >>

Zero Increase For Council Fees And Charges

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:18 pm | Horowhenua District Council

There will be no increase to fees and charges for Council services and facilities until at least July 2021. Horowhenua District Council adopted next year’s schedule of fees and charges at its meeting on 6 May. Most fees and charges will remain unchanged ... More >>

Rates Postponement Policy Recommended To Aid Those Affected By COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 4:35 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s Finance, Audit & Risk (FAR) Committee has recommended the adoption of an interim Rates Postponement Policy to aid ratepayers financially affected by the COVID-19 National Emergency. The proposed policy is for ... More >>

Water Restrictions Lifted For Levin And Ōhau

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 9:50 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has lifted water restrictions for residents connected to town water supplies in Levin and Ōhau, effective from Thursday 23 April 2020. The restrictions were lifted following recent rainfall in the district, which has ... More >>