Community Connection

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Welcome to the online version of the Community Connection, where you can read the latest updates from Horowhenua District Council.

Published twice a month, Community Connection is available in print in the Horowhenua Chronicle and you can sign up to get an electronic version sent straight to your inbox.


Important Notices

Risk and Assurance Committee

Wednesday 7 June 2023, 3.30pm (previously scheduled for 31 May)
Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin 
(Live streamed)

Council Meeting

Wednesday 21 June 2023, 1pm 
Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin
(Live streamed)

Te Awahou Foxton Community Board Public Forum

Monday 26 June 2023, 5.30pm to 6pm 
Foyer, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 92 Main Street, Foxton

Public Forums are held prior to Te Awahou Foxton Community Board Meeting, to provide an opportunity for members of the public to raise any matters of concern directly to Community Board members. If you wish to speak at the Public Forum, there's no need to request speaking rights - you may just attend and share your point of view.

Te Awahou Foxton Community Board Meeting

Monday 26 June 2023, 6pm
Ngārongo Iwikātea Room, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 92 Main Street, Foxton

Community Wellbeing Committee

Wednesday 28 June 2023, 10am
Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin 

Council Meeting - LTPA/AP Adoption

Wednesday 28 June 2023, 1pm 
Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street, Levin
(Live streamed) 


Agendas can be accessed three working days prior to the meeting on the Minutes & Agendas page. Copies will also be available from Council's customer service centres at its Levin office building, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and Shannon Library.

Requests to speak to Agenda items

You can be part of the decision making process by contacting our Governance Team on 06 366 0999 or emailing

You may also email supporting information that will be circulated to Council before the meeting. Requests for public participation and/or submissions must be received no later than 12 noon the day before the meeting.

Requests will not be accepted for:

  • matters that do not appear on a meeting agenda;
  • proceedings of committees that do not have a substantive resolution for adoption;
  • procedural items and reports which are for information only.

In all cases the request for public participation shall be referred to the Chairperson of the meeting to confirm acceptance. The person making the request shall be advised whether or not their request has been accepted. If declined the applicant shall be advised of the reasons why. The author of any report to which there are requests for public participation shall also be advised. 

Meeting Cancellations

Meetings are occasionally cancelled for valid reasons. To confirm a meeting is still on, visit our website, phone 06 366 0999 or email

Other Meetings

Other committee meetings and extraordinary meetings are held as required and may be advertised separately.

More Information

Please visit the Meeting Schedules & Requests page.

Armagh Street, Levin will be closed on Tuesday 27 June 2023, from 7.30am to 5pm, so Electra can replace the power poles along the street.

There will be no detour available, but an onsite traffic management team will be able to assist residents wanting to enter or leave their properties.

Please note that work will be postponed to a later date if weather conditions or other circumstances prevent the replacement work from taking place on the day.

Road closures apply to all vehicular traffic, with the exception of emergency service vehicles or vehicles directly involved with the work.

These closures are made in accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

For any enquiries, please contact Electra on 0800 ELECTRA (0800 353 2872).