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The Mahi Space - a new co-working space for Levin
October 1, 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-up... More...

Applications open for Community Support Grant
October 1, 2020
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. Applications are open to non-profit organisations meeting grant criteri... More...

Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with interactive online events
September 10, 2020
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori celebrates and promotes te Reo Maori as one of the national languages of New Zealand, and Horowhenua is joining the fun. Horowhenua District Council and Muapoko Tribal Authority have partnered to offer a range of interactive online events between Friday 28 August and Sunday 20 September 2020... More...

Colourful strands of artistic vision - Woven together in Foxton
September 3, 2020
The new Whenu exhibition in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is set to raise a few eyebrows - probably in astonishment, as well as admiration - when it opens on Saturday 29 August. Influences from around the motu and across the sea are woven in new ways into a vibrant kete of diversity - through canvas, fibre, paper, harakek... More...

Hydroslide repairs begin at Levin Aquatic Centre
August 27, 2020
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 due to significant corrosion to the structure, stair tr... More...

Foxton Pools season opens with $1 fitness classes
August 27, 2020
Foxton Heated Pools opens for the extended summer season on Tuesday 1 September, and Aquatics Horowhenua is offering $1 fitness classes to celebrate. The discount applies to all Aquatics Horowhenua land-based and water-based fitness classes from Monday 7 September to Friday 11 September, and includes classes at Levi... More...

Foxton Family Fun Day 2020
August 27, 2020
Celebrate the opening of Foxton Heated Pools for the 2020/2021 season with a FREE Family Fun Day. There will be a dunk tank, photo-booth, live music, pop up eats, inflatables, information desks and heaps more! Postponed to Sunday, 20 September 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Nominations for Youth Excellence Scholarships now open
August 22, 2020
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 service to the community. Nominations will be considered... More...

Council services continue with safety measures at Alert Level 2
August 13, 2020
Most Horowhenua District Council services and facilities will continue as Horowhenua entered Alert Level 2 this week, with additional precautions in place where necessary to protect public health and safety. Following the Government announcement that community transmission of COVID-19 has been detected in Auckland, Horo... More...

Foxton lights up its Matariki stargazing tradition
August 6, 2020
It's probably a tradition that goes back 100s of years, for the people of Te Awahou-Foxton, but this year's Matariki stargazing event will look deeper into space than ever.Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park is hosting the Matariki stargazing event, on Thursday 13 August.... More...

Nominations for Civic Honours Awards 2020 now open
August 6, 2020
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 Honours Awards are now... More...

Ōhau community invited to have their say on community plan
August 6, 2020
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...

Applications open for new community grant
August 2, 2020
Applications are now open for Horowhenua District Council's new Community Support Grant, as well as for the Shannon Community Development Grant and the Creative Communities Scheme Grant.Applicants for the first round of these grants for this financial year open on 1... More...

Tokomaru Water Take secured
July 30, 2020
An 18-year resource consent securing the Water Supply Take for Tokomaru has been granted.Tokomaru is supplied with water from Tokomaru Awa. The water is treated before being dispersed through a network made up of 6km of mains and 2.1km of laterals. Just over 220 pro... More...

Cabinet art is spreading in Horowhenua
July 23, 2020
Chorus is again working with Horowhenua District Council to extend its cabinet art programme in the district and is calling for designs from local artists.Four cabinets in Levin have been chosen for beautification and artists are encouraged to get their designs in.... More...

Have your say on the Draft Rates Postponement Policy
July 23, 2020
Horowhenua District Council wants to know if you support a policy that will give affected ratepayers relief during or after an extraordinary or emergency event.Council has approved consultation on the Draft Rates Postponement Policy. Several councils in Aotearoa hav... More...

Amanda Vickers selected as Ōtaki Candidate
July, 2020
Social Credit has selected a veterinarian as its general election candidate for the Ōtaki electorate.Amanda Vickers worked extensively in the UK with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, helping to eradicate swine fever and foot and mouth disease,... More...

Bernard Long for Green Party Ōtaki
July 14, 2020
Bernard Long, Green Party candidate for the Ōtaki electorate says he is standing as the Green candidate because he is concerned about climate justice and poverty."My candidacy is supported by my ongoing practical social work and activism in relation to French Nuclea... More...

Terisa Ngobi is Proudly Local Labour
July 16, 2020
Born, raised and educated in Levin, Ōtaki electorate Labour candidate Terisa Ngobi says she is a proud Horowhenua local of Samoan and Scottish descent."I'm a proud local working mum with three young boys who with their mix of Samoan, Scots and African heritage, repr... More...

Tim Costley pilots National campaign
July 16, 2020
Tim Costley says he is really excited to be replacing Nathan Guy as the Ōtaki electorate National Party candidate.Tim spent the last 19 years in the Air Force as a helicopter pilot."The thing I loved about flying helicopters in the Air Force was that you got to ... More...

Rates rebates applications close soon
June 25, 2020
Horowhenua ratepayers who have yet to apply for a rates rebate for the 2019-2020 rating year are encouraged to do so before applications close on 30 June 2020.Ratepayers with a household income up to $25,660 may be eligible for a rates rebate up to $640.Finance ... More...

Cr Jennings praises rates cut
June 25, 2020
Recent statements from Horowhenua Mayor Bernie Wanden appear to be at odds with his vote against the recent rates reduction.Mayor Wanden says "Horowhenua is a fantastic place to live, work and play and we are increasingly seeing it becoming more attractive for those... More...

ANZAC Day remembered privately
April 25, 2020
ANZAC Day in Horowhenua and Kāpiti is normally marked by well attended Dawn Parades and huge public gatherings as we com... More...

Tips from Horowhenua Trust bubble.
April 18, 2020
We are now entering our fourth week of lockdown, and it's time for us to start preparing for the aftermath of the isolat... More...

Horowhenua Coronavirus workshop
March 8, 2020
Please join us for our Covid-19 business preparation workshop next Thursday 12 March.Horowhenua New Zealand Trust (www.h... More...

Global Thought Leader for Horowhenua Electra BA5
March 5, 2020
Join us and global thought leader, Alexia Hilbertidou, for BA5 on Thur... More...

Volunteering Expo for Horowhenua
February 13, 2020
Volunteer Resource Centre, supported by the Horowhenua District Council, is organising their first Volunteering Expo at ... More...

Animal abusers prosecuted
November 27, 2019
A Palmerston North man has been jailed and his wife fined $30,000 after pleading guilty to a total of 20 charges relatin... More...

Adrian Gregory for MidCentral DHB
September 24, 2019
Adrian Gregory is a candidate for the MidCentral DHB"Having worked with health and wellbeing organisations here and ... More...

Levin Police seek owners after recovering property
September 9, 2019
Officers in Levin conducting a vehicle search have recovered a substan... More...

Countdown to the 2019 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final
August 20, 2019
With the huge success of wineries such as Ohau Wines, careers in vitic... More...

Ōtaki to Levin - The Missing Link
August 21, 2019
Our country is built on freight and logistics but many of us don't have an understanding of just how important this indu... More...

Arrests made following Levin commercial burglaries
August 20, 2019
Levin Police have made three arrests in relation to a number of commer... More...

Seeking Rural Champions
July 16, 2019
Rural Women New Zealand is calling for nominations of Rural Champions who deserve to be recognised."The NZI Rural Wo... More...

Becoming Kiwi - A Refugee's story.
July 16, 2019
Electra BA5 Thursday 25th JULYJoin us for a unique perspective on how we can work together to unlock the skills and pote... More...

Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua District
May 19, 2019
Police report six people are injured following a three-car crash south... More...

Good News - Missing Levin woman found
May 18, 2019
Police say the 49-year-old woman reported missing on Monday 13 May 2019 from Potts Hill, between Shannon and Levin, has ... More...

Have you seen Kim - Levin Police
May 15, 2019
Levin Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate 49-year-old Kim Seamer who has gone missing from her rural... More...

Police hunt for man who stole 11 firearms from police station
April 26, 2019
RNZ Reports on Stolen Firearms"Police are urgently seeking a 38-year-o... More...

Serious crash - State Highway 57, Horowhenua
April 21, 2019
Police advise two people have been injured in a crash on State Highway 57 near Shannon.The crash, involving two cars... More...

Horowhenua Grief Group starting up
Local women who have lost family members to suicide recently partnered to create a grief group intended to support the w... More...

Police abandon court battle to trespass Māori activist
April 18, 2019
RNZ reports Police have abandoned a long-running court battle to bring... More...

Rural Women NZ Business Awards 2019 Launched
April 8, 2019
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awar... More...

Police continue to appeal for sightings of missing man
March 8, 2019
Police are continuing to appeal to members of the public for sightings... More...

Horowhenua to hear Economic Outlook prospects from Tony Alexander
March 5, 2019
ELECTRA BUSINESS AFTER 5 5.30pm Thursday 21 March TONY'S TAKE...... More...

Nigel Latta serves up Revolution for Breakfast
February 4, 2019
If you would like to attend this special Electra Business After 5 Brea... More...

Rural Women New Zealand Scholarships
February 5, 2019
The deadline for five tertiary scholarships offered by Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is fast approaching, with applicat... More...

Police report critical crash south of Foxton - UPDATE 9.47pm
December, 2018
UPDATE: 9.47pmOne person has died as a result of a crash that occurred... More...

Serious Crash in Ohau - critical injuries
November 27, 2018
Police are attending a serious crash on State Highway 1 in Ohau, south of Levin.The crash occurred at 4:50pm and inv... More...

Police searching for missing woman Terri-Lee Hartley
November 25, 2018
Levin Police have concerns for a woman missing since last night in the... More...

Missing woman found safe and well
November 25, 2018 8pm
UPDATE: Police have just reported missing 28-year-old Terri-Lee Hartley has been found safe and well.She was located... More...

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