With the increased flow in the Ōhau River and reduction in water demand, water restrictions for Levin and Ōhau have been completely lifted, effective immediately. Thank you for your co-operation.
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From 11.59pm 13 April 2022, all of Aotearoa moved to Orange under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.View updated information about Council’s services and facilities at Orange
View the Unite against COVID-19 website to find out what the move to Orange means
Poor weather conditions have caused slips at Mangahao Road, Shannon & Gladstone Road, Levin. Both roads are closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. We'll provide further updates as soon as they become available. We're also monitoring any impact the rain may have on turbidity in our drinking water plants in Levin, Shannon & Tokomaru.
Published on May 09, 2022
From today, we’re introducing a one month recycling trial for food and beverage cartons. These cartons, used for things like long-life milk, plant-based milks and juices, will be recycled in to low-carbon building materials made by Hamilton-based company, saveBOARD.
Two collection locations have been established in Levin, at Horowhenua District Council’s Civic Building and Te Whare Mahana Community Hub on Bristol Street. Residents can bring their washed and flattened beverage cartons, including the lids, into one of these locations. The cartons will be consolidated with other councils in the lower North Island, compressed into bales and picked up by saveBOARD for recycling in their Hamilton factory.
Horowhenua District Council’s Waste Minimisation Officer, Robbie Stillwell said, “We’re excited to get this trial off the ground. Not only will we be minimising waste that goes to landfill, but the cartons will be recycled into a product which meets the demand in New Zealand for more sustainable building materials.” Stillwell adds, “If the trial is a success, we will look at establishing additional collection locations throughout the district. If anyone would like to establish their own collection point, they can get in touch with our Waste Minimisation team on 06 366 0999.”
Providing a closed loop solution for composite packaging, including beverage cartons, is at the core of saveBOARD’s business. They achieve this by reusing and recycling packaging, turning it into low-carbon building materials, and establishing a take-back programme where off-cuts are re-used to make new boards. To read more about this innovative company, visit www.saveboard.nz