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Draft Long-term Plan For Manawatū Focuses On Getting The Basics Right

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 12:34 pm | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council today launched its draft Long-term Plan for public consultation. The plan, which sets out the proposed activities of the Council over the next ten years, comes with a 7.09% proposed rates increase for existing rate payers. With ... More >>

New Way To Easily Contact And Receive Updates From Council Launches

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 10:43 am | Manawatu District Council

With the overload of emails, alerts and advertising, it is easy to quickly become exhausted and switched off to the social noise of each day. Yet in tuning out, we miss the important things we actually do need to know about. Looking for a solution ... More >>

The First Flush For The Sanson Wastewater Pump Station

Monday, 19 February 2024, 2:31 pm | Manawatu District Council

A milestone has been reached in the centralisation of wastewater from Manawatū villages to the Manawatū Wastewater Treatment Plant in Feilding. The main pump station in Sanson was officially opened on Monday 19 February, with Mayor Helen Worboys hitting ... More >>

Local Heroes Recognised At The Manawatū Community Honours Awards

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 9:25 am | Manawatu District Council

The ‘fantastic’ voluntary work of eight Manawatū residents has been recognised as part of the annual Manawatū Community Honours Awards. The awards, which were held on Thursday 21st September at the Manawatū District Council Chambers were established ... More >>

Manawatū District Young Achievers Honoured At Awards Ceremony

Friday, 22 September 2023, 9:51 am | Manawatu District Council

Over 100 rangatahi (young people) have been recognised for their mahi and outstanding contribution to their communities at the annual Manawatū Young Achievers Awards on Monday this week, 18TH September. The event, which saw 12 winners across six categories, ... More >>

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Tell Us What Matters, Manawatū!

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 10:27 am | Manawatu District Council

With almost 34,000 people living in the Manawatū district, it’s not surprising that there are a wide range of views on what’s important. As part of their long-term planning process, Manawatū District Council has been out and about talking to residents ... More >>

Planting Of Manawatū Wastewater Treatment Plant Wetland

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 12:36 pm | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council and mana whenua Ngāti Kauwhata Iwi have been developing a constructed wetland at the Manawatū Wastewater Treatment Plant on Kawakawa Road. This will see approximately 6 million litres of treated wastewater go through an ... More >>

Awahuri Forest – Kitchener Park Selected For Rā Rākau Tītapu

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:09 am | Manawatu District Council

Awahuri Forest – Kitchener Park is one of 15 locations selected for the Rā Rākau Tītapu project, which will see over 100,000 native trees planted around Aotearoa to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Rā Rākau Tītapu is being led ... More >>

Manawatū District Libraries Goes Fine Free To Help Break Down Barriers

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:25 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Libraries removed fines for children in 2020 and as of 1 July 2023, not just fines, but also hold fees are no longer charged for all users. Also, all historic fines are being wiped. Fines Free Aotearoa is a strong movement with ... More >>

Apply To Council’s Waste Not Want Not Fund Today!

Friday, 7 July 2023, 11:40 am | Manawatu District Council

A new round of funding from Council’s Waste Not, Want Not fund is open and we’re seeking applications from people who have ideas about how to divert waste from landfill. The Waste Not, Want Not fund was established last year, following the adoption of ... More >>

Manawatū Young Achievers Awards To Become More Inclusive

Tuesday, 20 June 2023, 9:18 am | Manawatu District Council

The Manawatū Young Achievers Awards are a highlight of the year for many young people in our district. Run jointly by Manawatū District Council and the Manawatū Youth Council, the awards acknowledge the contributions of young people to their ... More >>

Vapour Testing To Identify Potential Wastewater Issues

Friday, 2 June 2023, 10:01 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council will be using contractor Veolia to conduct vapour testing of the wastewater networks in Sanson and Rongotea during June and July. Vapour testing (also known as smoke testing) is used to identify issues in the pipe network such ... More >>

High Levels Of Service Highlighted In Council’s Annual Report 2021/22

Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 9:33 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council has adopted the Annual Report 2021/22 at its Council meeting held on Thursday, 4 May. The report highlights what Council delivered for the financial year compared to what was forecast for year one of the Manawatūmeke ... More >>

New Artworks Turn Manawatū Streetscapes Into Galleries

Monday, 29 May 2023, 4:10 pm | Manawatu District Council

Bland cabinets across Manawatū have been turned into lively artworks by talented artists thanks to a partnership between Chorus and Manawatū District Council. Mayor Helen Worboys says the works are a great show of the creativity in Manawatū. “They ... More >>

Manawatū District Council Launches Road Naming Register

Thursday, 27 April 2023, 11:32 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council’s Road Naming Register has been designed to give district residents more of a say when it comes to naming new roads as part of developments. Most road names in recent years have been submitted by developers and so long as ... More >>

Manawatū District Council To Request Name Alteration

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 1:10 pm | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council will make a request to the New Zealand Geographic Board to officially alter the name of the district to include a macron over the letter ‘u’. In te reo Māori, macrons are used to indicate long vowel sounds in words ... More >>

Keeping MDC’s Road Network Safe And Ticking Along

Friday, 18 November 2022, 11:48 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council’s Traffic Safety and Road Use Bylaw is being reviewed and we’re seeking feedback from the community on some changes we’re proposing.  There’s 1362km of sealed and unsealed roads throughout our district, enough to ... More >>

Record Number Of Students Recognised At Manawatū Young Achievers Awards

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 10:50 am | Manawatu District Council

The Manawatū Young Achievers Awards were held on Monday 7 November, with a record number of tamariki and rangitahi recognised for their success and contributions. The Manawatū Youth Council, who run the awards, received 169 student nominations ... More >>

Pōwhiri To Welcome New And Returning Councillors

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 10:48 am | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council have welcomed its new council for the 2022 – 2025 triennium, with a pōwhiri held on Tuesday 25 October. Members of Council’s Te Roopu Waiata group welcomed the newly elected members and their whānau with waiata and karakia, ... More >>

Keep Our Waste Under Control With Funding From Council’s ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ Fund.

Monday, 3 October 2022, 2:28 pm | Manawatu District Council

Manawatū District Council is looking to support residents with their own waste minimisation ideas through grants from their new ‘Waste Not Want Not’ fund. The $29,000 pot of money is available to fund a range of ideas and initiatives that divert ... More >>





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