Horowhenua Mail

Independent committee chair sought

Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says few councils choose to appoint independent finance committee ...

Horowhenua is one of few councils opting for an independent finance committee chairperson.

Trixie suffers bad fall

Trixie Cottingham, who complained after MidCentral proposed cutting her home help, is glad to be back home after a ...

"Down I went, porridge, muesli, and blood all over me, down to the floor."

Council housing sale 'shortsighted'

Labour deputy leader Annette King urges Horowhenua District Council to keep its pensioner housing.

Labour deputy leader Annette King aghast at council plan to kill off pensioner housing.

Foxton upgrade divides town

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen wants Foxton residents to have a fair consultation before the council upgrades Main St.

Foxton residents remain divided on whether proposed upgrades should go ahead.

Burglars hit Levin

Pupils at Levin North School arrived to class on Tuesday morning to find a smashed window and missing laptops. From ...

Children are left with no learning devices and a sports club is ransacked.

River loop action plan

Work to remove sediment and weeds at the Foxton river loop could soon be underway.

Decades of discussions about to bear river loop fruit.

Levin's pipelines get upgrade

A ceremony for new reservoir is blessed by Muaupoko Iwi representatives in April 2016. More improvement to the plant ...

Upgrades to Levin's pipelines will improve water quality and reduce the frequency of flooding.

Foxton Cenotaph on agenda

Protesters stage a sit in at Foxton cenotaph in September last year in an effort to prevent Horowhenua District Council ...

Controversial proposal to shift Foxton Cenotaph up for discussion.

Public meeting about elder care

Labour deputy leader Annette King will attend an aged care review meeting in Levin.

Labour and Greens MPs will push for improvements to aged care at a meeting in Levin.

Person trapped in crash

No injuries were reported in a crash near Levin.

Two cars crash into power poles in separate crashes on Sunday.

Foxton Beach reserves get makeover

A pump track in Napier is similar to one proposed for Holben Reserve, Foxton.

Foxton Beach could get a pump track for bike riders and skateboarders in a $1 million revamp of its reserves.

Boil water notice lifted

Horowhenua District Council lifted a precautionary water boil notice on Thursday.

People on the Levin water supply can safely drink the water again.

Road closed near Levin

Gladstone Rd, Levin, is closed due to a slip.

A road is closed near Levin after heavy rainfall caused a slip.

Neglected pest traps removed

Live-capture traps donated by Horizons Regional Council have been removed.

Live-capture pest traps that left animals for dead are taken away.

Levin residents urged to boil water

Residents on the Levin water supply are urged to boil water.

Residents on the Levin water supply are urged to boil water after constant rain caused muddier water.

Hissy, spitty balls of love

A kitten rescued by Vikki and Hamish Skinner who run Outpawed, a cat rescue, in Porirua.

Just because they are wild - should the cats have to die? One Porirua couple doesn't think so.

Don't drink the water in Levin

A boil water notice is being issued for Levin residents due to muddy water.

Levin residents told to boil water for brushing teeth, drinking, and making ice following heavy rain.

'We've got to show respect for one another'

Horowhenua District Council mayor Michael Feyen says having regular meetings with newly appointed Wayne Bishop is ...

A planned speech by the ousted deputy mayor was shelved in favour of an out of chambers solution.

Trust neglected to check animal traps

Tippy traps at Foxton Beach were set up so animals could be killed in a humane way.

Fur and a pile of bones were all that was left as animals died in unattended live-capture pest traps.

'Region-like feeling' needed - Subasinghe

H-K fast bowlers Fraser Bartholomew and Liam Pinfold, part of the side's young brigade.

Culture change, red-ball cricket and player retention crucial for future of Horowhenua-Kapiti cricket.

Leahy brothers off to world champs

Brothers Connell and Declan Leahy at Levin Croquet Club. The pair will represent New Zealand at the under-21 world golf ...

The pair are rising stars in the national game.

Forestry boss slammed

Lincoln Kidd died when a tree cut down by his forestry boss, Paul Burr, landed on him.

"Sloppy, casual system" when felling trees a factor in employee death, coroner says.

Horowhenua's ex-deputy mayor speaks out

Wayne Bishop will attend his first Horowhenua District council meeting on Wednesday as deputy mayor.

Horowhenua's ex-deputy mayor Ross Campbell plans to address councillors after receiving a "hammering" before he was ousted.

Thieves scarper with sculpture

Shirley Gilzean's stolen stone sculpture.

"I could have made you one had you asked," Horowhenua amateur artist says.

Games hit a high

Anna MacIver, 7, left, and Arnika Williams-Riding, 8, perform at the 153rd Turakina Highland Games.

Dancing, piping and drumming are all part of the annual Turakina Highland Games.

Bright future for Te Tomo

25012017 Sports Photo: Supplied/Supplied. 
Bailey Te Tomo.

The 17-year-old debuted for Horowhenua-Kapiti recently.

'A parent's worst nightmare' video

TJ Falk, 11,left, and Jack Warren, 10, were two of three boys caught in a rip at Foxton Beach.

A Manawatu woman felt helpless as she watched three children caught in a rip float further away.

Thin blue line redrawn

Central District commander Superintendent Sue Schwalger says the police restructure will give commanders the ability to ...

Foxton Beach to lose police officer as part of restructure.

Foxton's Dutch museum opens in spring

The exterior of Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom.

Foxton's new cultural and community hub, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, is set to be opened in spring 2017.

Water search for boatie called off video

A full-scale search for a missing person near the Otaki River mouth will resume Tuesday morning and will include two ...

Police suspend search for second man swept out to sea near Otaki, saying they will comb the shoreline instead.

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