(Noun: To blossom or come to fruition) “Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom”

Sun, beach, water play, strawberries and Christmas – we're celebrating all things summer in this edition of Puāwai. 

Try our Strawberry Salad with balsamic vinegar recipe to taste the season and impress your friends and family at your next summer barbeque. 

To feast your eyes, we’ve shared beautiful entries in our seasonal Capture Your Horowhenua photography competition and share the beauty of the tulips planted in Foxton in partnership with Parkinson’s New Zealand. 

Learn about new community assets - the Waitārere Beach Surf Life Saving Community Facility and the Jubilee Park splash pad – which will take your Horowhenua summer experiences to the next level, get good summer gardening tips in ‘Gardening with Simon’ and local Police Officer Bernie O’Brien shares some sensible silly season security suggestions in ‘Bernie on the Beat’. 

From our families to yours, have a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Collect it from stands

Puāwai is free and available to collect from stands located throughout the District. These can be found at:

Levin:  Horowhenua District Council's main office foyer, Horowhenua Culture & Community Centre - Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō, Levin Mall, Levin New World, Focal Point and Whispers cafes, Work and Income's Senior Services desk, and Waitārere Beach Four Square.

Foxton:  Council's customer service centre at the Foxton Library, Foxton New World, Work and Income's Senior Services desk, deMolen Windmill, Foxton Beach Community Centre and Foxton Beach Four Square.

Shannon:  Council's customer service centre at the Shannon Library, Horseman's Café.

Tokomaru:  Tokomaru Store.

If you are a community group, rest home or business that requires bulk copies for your members, residents or customers, let us know and we can provide these for you to collect from Horowhenua District Council's main office in Levin.