Horowhenua

Balancing the Budget with Chris Money

Balancing the Budget with Chris Money

“Please come and join us for drinks and nibbles on June 24, to hear how Budget 2021…

June 10, 2021
Green Light for Ōtaki to Levin expressway

Green Light for Ōtaki to Levin expressway

At Thursday’s Electra Business Breakfast Deputy PM Grant Roberston announced confirmation of funding for the…

June 3, 2021
Get—Go Futures Day connects students with employers

Get—Go Futures Day connects students with employers

The second Get—Go Futures Day was held on Friday the 21st of May, providing the…

May 31, 2021

Kāpiti Horowhenua early awards winners

May 27, 2021

The Electra Business & Innovation Awards has drawn three winners to start the 2021 Awards programme. Congratulations to Lorraine Upham from Organic Connection, Gary Hutchings from Eco-Smart and Phil Byrne from EcoShifter for winning the Air Chathams vouchers. By committing to explore entering their businesses into the 2021 Awards at the recent events Electra Business & Innovation Awards Chair Brendan Duffy has spoken at, the Electra Business…

Generating Impact in Horowhenua

May 20, 2021

Electra Business After Five Generating impact from investmentLouise Aitken – CEO, The Ākina Foundation Impact is a concept that’s risen in popularity recently – but what is it and how is it relevant for your business and Horowhenua as a whole?   Come and learn how and why generating positive impact matters for consumers, investors, employees & government agencies and how all businesses can start thinking about how they…

NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards Open

May 13, 2021

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) and Premier Partner NZI are pleased to launch the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards 2021 (the Awards). “The Awards are a great opportunity to showcase the creativity and innovation of rural women entrepreneurs and how they support rural communities with their businesses,” says National President Gill Naylor. “We are delighted that NZI will be joining as our Premier Partner in presenting the Awards again this year. “Many small businesses have…

Fun, laughter and excitement planned for a ‘Secret Undies Cover Agent’

December 10, 2020

Children’s author Dereley Barry didn’t expect the print-run of her first ever self-illustrated book to sell out in a flash. But within only one month, she had to order more books with the printers. Dereley celebrated the second edition of her kids’ adventure book, when she performed a live reading and fun show that had Foxton’s primary school children in stitches. Her story is about a live…

Your vote for Bird of the Year

November 11, 2020

Greater Wellington councillors are singing the same tune, announcing their top five species for Bird of the Year 2020; kākā, tūturiwhatu (banded dotterel), kererū, tīeke (North Island saddleback) and korimako (bellbird). The Wellington region is home to many unique native species, but there is something to be said for these birds who have incredible resilience and are growing in abundance, says Greater Wellington councillor Ros Connelly.’This year…

COVID Tracer booklets available from Council service centres

October 22, 2020

Horowhenua District Council is making the NZ COVID Tracer booklet available from its customer services in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. The NZ COVID Tracer booklet offers a hard copy option for keeping track of where you’ve been, when you were there, and who you met. Mayor Bernie Wanden said the booklet offered a print alternative to the COVID-19 Tracer app. ‘It’s important that we all continue to…

Books ‘come alive’ for Halloween Haunted Library

October 22, 2020

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 to celebrate Halloween.A family friendly session will run from 6pm to 7.30pm, with a scarier session for those wanting to brave the frights from 8pm…

Horowhenua continues to outpace the country

October 15, 2020

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 and considered the COVID crises and subsequent border closures.The review predicts 2.6% growth every year between now and 2029 compared to 1.2% growth nationally. From 2029 to 2039, the…

Community invited to help shape the future of Horowhenua

October 8, 2020

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 Long Term Plan is the key document that sets out Council’s priorities for the next 20 years. As we develop the plan, decisions will need to be…

New roundabout opens to improve safety at Tiro Tiro Road

October 8, 2020

A new roundabout has opened to improve safety at the intersection of Queen Street and Tiro Tiro Road in Levin.The roundabout is one of two safety improvement projects currently underway on Levin’s busiest local road, Queen Street: the intersection with Tiro Tiro Road, and the section between Oxford Street and Salisbury Street. These two projects are being funded by $1.65 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to…

The Mahi Space – a new co-working space for Levin

October 2, 2020

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 says The Mahi Space is ideal for business people, start-ups, small businesses, self-employed people, entrepreneurs, those working from home or commuters who need a place…

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