Horowhenua District Council - Latest News [Page 2]

Incident At Civic Building Foyer This Morning

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 11:54 am | Horowhenua District Council

Following an alleged assault at the Civic Building this morning the building will be closed to public for the remainder of the day. Police and St Johns staff attended the scene and assessed a Council Officer whose injuries did not require hospital ... More >>

Council Votes To Remove My Vaccine Pass Requirements From Facilities

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 9:59 am | Horowhenua District Council

Last night Council decided to remove the My Vaccine Pass requirements for public facilities with immediate effect. Mayor Bernie Wanden said, “that even though the change to the My Vaccine Pass guidelines set by Government is not going to change ... More >>

Level 3 Water Restrictions Introduced For Levin And Ōhau

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 4:26 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council wishes to advise that Level 3 Water Restrictions are now in place for Levin and Ōhau until further notice. Council issues water restrictions to conserve water when river levels drop due to dry weather conditions, or when demand ... More >>

Kerbside Glass Recycling Collections Stopped Temporarily

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 9:44 am | Horowhenua District Council

All kerbside glass recycling collections in the Horowhenua were temporarily stopped from Monday 28 March 2022, due to the impact of Omicron on the sorting facility in Palmerston North that the district’s recycling is sent to. Water and Waste Services ... More >>

Paying For Parking In Levin Is Now Contactless, Safer And Even More Convenient

Friday, 25 March 2022, 11:57 am | Horowhenua District Council

With the recent upgrade, paying for parking in Levin has never been easier, safer, and more convenient. The meters still look the same, but with added features and functions, including modern, user-friendly payment options that are also more environmentally ... More >>

Council Facilities And Services Not Immune To Omicron

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 4:33 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Levin Aquatic Centre will need to temporarily reduce operating hours due to staff shortages, as some staff self-isolate at home. Levin Aquatic Centre will close at 8pm Friday 11 March and 3.30pm on Saturday 12 March. Levin Aquatic Centre will resume ... More >>

Facilities Set For Upgrade At Hank Edwards Reserve

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 9:42 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council is upgrading the old toilet block at Waikawa Beach’s Hank Edwards Reserve. Constructed more than 50 years ago, the current toilet facilities have reached the end of their life and are in need of an upgrade to ensure they meet ... More >>

Council Continues To Deliver On Long Term Plan

Monday, 14 February 2022, 10:36 am | Horowhenua District Council

No need for formal consultation on this year’s Annual Plan Last week at the Horowhenua District Council meeting, Elected Members decided not to consult with the community on Council's 2022/23 Annual Plan. This Annual Plan will be Year 2 of the Long Term ... More >>

Council Introduces Greater Protection At Work And In The Community

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 7:41 pm | Horowhenua District Council

After considerable debate, Horowhenua District Council voted last night to mandate vaccine passes for those 12 years 3 months and over to access community facilities. The mandate will come into effect from 21 February 2022.  It comes after ... More >>

Horowhenua District Council’s Next Round Of Community Grants Are Open For Application

Friday, 4 February 2022, 2:24 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Are you a Horowhenua based not-for-profit or voluntary organisation? Do you need funding for a community programme, project or event? Are you involved in arts or cultural activities that will enable community participation and contribute to our ... More >>

COVID-19: Council Services And Facilities At Red

Friday, 28 January 2022, 9:50 am | Horowhenua District Council

New Zealand moved to Red in the COVID-19 Protection Framework as of 11.59pm Sunday 23 January 2022. The framework is a flexible three-level approach aimed at managing COVID-19 in the community. “We are working through the guidance from central government ... More >>

Horowhenua Council Parks And Green Spaces Are Among The Best In The World

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 3:37 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council have been recognised with some of the best green spaces, parks and gardens worldwide. The prestigious 2021/2022 international Green Flag Awards was awarded to five parks across Horowhenua this year, including the two new entries, ... More >>

Foxton Attracts Spacious New NZMCA Motorhome Park

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 9:40 am | Horowhenua District Council

Foxton’s reputation as an arts and heritage town is growing fast and attracts delighted visitors from far and wide. With increasing numbers of campervans exploring the town, the NZ Motorhome Caravan Association decided to open its own Motorhome ... More >>

Protecting Our Precious Estuary At Foxton Beach

Friday, 24 December 2021, 2:48 am | Horowhenua District Council

The Manawatū River Estuary which borders Foxton Beach is an internationally recognised Ramsar Convention site. The estuarine wetland is host to one of the most diverse ranges of birds to be seen at any one place in New Zealand, with a total of 95 species ... More >>

New Chief Executive Appointed For Horowhenua District Council

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 1:43 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Mayor Bernie Wanden today announced the appointment of Horowhenua District Council’s new Chief Executive, Monique Davidson. Mrs Davidson is the current Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, a role she has held for the last 4 and ... More >>

Council Making Affordable Housing A Priority - Horowhenua’s New Streamlined Consent Process

Monday, 20 December 2021, 6:53 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council endorsed a Streamlined Housing Process (SHP) at its Council meeting, 8 December 2021. Council members discussed the critical need for affordable housing and voted unanimously in favour of the streamlined consent process ... More >>

2021 Civic Honours Awards And Youth Excellence Scholarships Presented

Monday, 13 December 2021, 10:25 am | Horowhenua District Council

Outstanding voluntary community service saw three people recognised with Civic Honours and two with Certificates of Recognition at the 2021 Civic Honours Ceremony on Thursday 2 December. Mayor Bernie Wanden presented the awards with support from Mayoress Sharon ... More >>

New Way To Pay For Parking In Levin

Friday, 10 December 2021, 4:00 pm | Horowhenua District Council

We’re upgrading the parking meters in Levin on Monday 13 December to Friday 17 December. Improving our parking meter system will provide a better parking service to our community, with more reliable and user-friendly meters and increases the efficiency ... More >>

COVID-19 Protection Framework: Council Services And Facilities At Orange

Friday, 3 December 2021, 5:35 pm | Horowhenua District Council

From 3 December 2021, New Zealand moved to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Light system). The framework introduces a flexible three-level approach to managing COVID-19 in the community. Horowhenua has moved to Orange in the new framework, ... More >>

Inaugural Exhibition For Impressive New Foxton Arts Collective

Friday, 3 December 2021, 4:54 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Bringing together no less than 12 established artists – to work as one, in creative spirit – is no mean feat. A new local arts collective, convened by contemporary artist Albert McCarthy, has battled the odds though and is all set to unveil its ... More >>