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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 >>

Three Pasifika Churches Get Renovation Boon

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 4:31 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Three Pasifika churches in Horowhenua will benefit from renovations under the Fale Lotu Connections Project. Under the project, the Free Church of Tonga, Samoan Methodist Church, and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa will jointly receive $1.46 ... More >>

Community Invited To Help Shape The Future Of Horowhenua

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:45 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is inviting the community to help shape one of its most important strategic plans. A survey that will inform Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-2041 is now open, and Mayor Bernie Wanden is encouraging people to have a say. “Our ... More >>

The Mahi Space – A New Co-working Space For Levin

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 4:48 pm | Horowhenua District Council

A new co-working and collaboration work area, The Mahi Space, is open at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin. The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $400,000 to help run the space, which aims to boost business operations in Levin. Manager Narita Dixon ... More >>

Applications Open For Community Support Grant

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 1:12 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Applications are now open for the second round of Horowhenua District Council’s new Community Support Grant. The Community Support Grant aims to support community initiatives that enhance wellbeing and social connectedness in the wake of COVID-19. ... More >>

Council Re-establishes Full Services For Alert Level 1

Monday, 21 September 2020, 4:54 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 21 September that most of Aotearoa, including Horowhenua, will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at midnight, officers are working to re-establish full services across Council facilities. Council ... More >>

Popular Expo For Older People Postponed

Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:53 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council’s popular Age on the Go Expo, which attracts hundreds of older people every October, has been postponed until next year due to COVID-19. Council’s Community Development Advisor, Neil Hirini, said Council regretted the ... More >>

Celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori With Interactive Online Events

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:47 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori celebrates and promotes te Reo Māori as one of the national languages of New Zealand, and Horowhenua is joining the fun. Horowhenua District Council and Muaūpoko Tribal Authority have partnered to offer a range of interactive ... More >>

Hydroslide Repairs Begin At Levin Aquatic Centre

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 5:00 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Swimmers at the Levin Aquatic Centre can look forward to aquatic fun on the hydroslide. Work to repair the hydroslide will begin in early September, and is expected to be complete by January 2021. The stairwell leading to the hydroslide needs to be repaired ... More >>

Nominations For Youth Excellence Scholarships Now Open

Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 12:34 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Nominations for Horowhenua District Council’s Youth Excellence Scholarships are now open. Twelve Youth Excellence Scholarships of $250 each are available, with three scholarships in each of four categories: arts and culture, sport, academic, and outstanding ... More >>

Funding Boost Fast Tracks Infrastructure For Residential Development In Horowhenua

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 11:15 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua Mayor Bernie Wanden has welcomed the Government investment that will fast-track the development of residential land to the southeast of Levin. More >>

Preliminary Investigation Begins Into The 1st Phase Of The Manawatū River Loop Rejuvenation Project

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:33 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Contractors today began investigations into phase one of the project to rejuvenate the Manawatū River Loop and Harbour Street Recreation Reserve, following a site blessing by Ngāti Raukawa. Flow through the Loop stopped in the 1940s after a flood ... More >>

Local Alcohol Policy Brings Stricter Controls On Sale And Supply Of Alcohol

Friday, 14 August 2020, 2:13 pm | Horowhenua District Council

The sale and supply of alcohol in Horowhenua will be subject to stricter controls in future, following Horowhenua District Council’s adoption of a Local Alcohol Policy for the district. Compliance Manager Vai Miller said the LAP provided a set ... More >>

Council Services Continue With Safety Measures In Place As Horowhenua Enters Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 4:34 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Most Horowhenua District Council services and facilities will continue as Horowhenua enters Alert Level 2 from midday Wednesday 12 August, with additional precautions in place where necessary to protect public health and safety. Following the Government ... More >>

Council Seeks Community Input On Plan For Holben Reserve

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 4:44 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is asking the community to have a say on the long-term development of one of Foxton Beach’s most popular parks. Council’s Property and Parks Lead Stephan Titze said Council is seeking public feedback on its Draft Concept ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Plan To Develop Levin’s Largest Residential Area

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 9:45 am | Horowhenua District Council

The Taraika Master Plan is a proposal to develop 420 hectares of land, previously known as Gladstone Green, to the southeast of Levin – it will be the most significant residential development in the history of the district. The proposed development ... More >>

Nominations For Civic Honours Awards Now Open

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:06 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Do you know someone in Horowhenua who deserves recognition for outstanding voluntary service? If so, Horowhenua District Council’s Civic Honours Awards are the perfect opportunity to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominations for the Civic ... More >>

Ōhau Community Invited To Have Their Say On Community Plan

Monday, 3 August 2020, 6:21 pm | Horowhenua District Council

If you live in, own property in or often visit Ōhau, now is your chance to have your say on the future of your community. Horowhenua District Council is seeking public feedback on the draft Ōhau Community Plan. Ōhau is facing a number of challenges ... More >>