Previous Issues of Puāwai

Read previous issues of Puāwai.

Spring 2023

Winter 2023

Tuck into the winter edition of Puāwai and read about the wonderful mahi the team at the Foxton Beach Community Centre and Health Shuttle are doing to support their community. 

Learn how Coronation Day was celebrated in Horowhenua and get excited about the future by learning about the progress on some key facilities and infrastructure projects in the district.  

Make the most of your time outside in the garden with winter garden tips from Gardening with Simon. 

Tempt your taste buds with a gingernut recipe from Levin’s hottest new coffee shop to share with your friends and learn how you can celebrate Matariki in Horowhenua. 

We wish you all a safe and wonderful winter, but if you do need support from Police at any time, Bernie on the Beat reminds you about the best ways to contact Police. Remember: call 111 in an emergency. 

Autumn 2023

Fall into the autumn edition of Puāwai.

A study in the Journal of Aging Research found that babies born during the autumn months are more likely to live to 100 than those born during the rest of the year.

Their study found that 30% of US centenarians born during 1880-1895 were born in the autumn months, and in this edition of Puāwai we celebrate one of our readers’ 90th birthday.

As the days get shorter, the season reminds us to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Simon from 'Gardening with Simon' offers tips on gardening in autumn so you can enjoy tasty treats from your backyard in upcoming months, and we share tips on keeping yourself safe when shopping online.

We celebrate Civic Honours recipients and the mahi they’ve put in to receive the honour, and as we plan for the seasons ahead, we dive into key issues we’re consulting on for the Long Term Plan Amendment.

Summer 2023

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.

Spring 2022

One of the first flowers we see in springtime, daffodils signify resilience as strong survivors who have weathered winter storms. We welcome the warmer weather in this edition of Puāwai as we learn how locally bred daffodils are shining brightly locally and overseas.

Puāwai is available online, with the option to receive your copy in your inbox by signing up to our mailing list.

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy creating it for you.

Winter 2022

Celebrate Matariki with us in this edition of Puāwai.

Learn about the significance of the cluster of stars that rise in midwinter and the events around the district to celebrate the Māori New Year. The theme of coming together echoes through this edition of Puāwai as we read about Hope Kete, and SeniorNet. We also commemorate 100 years since the Mangahao Works Tragedy, have more gardening tips from Simon Broad and a delicious recipe to try for Matariki.

Puāwai is available online, with the option to receive your copy in your inbox by signing up to our mailing list.

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy creating it for you.

Ngā mihi

Autumn 2022

In this edition of Puāwai (our new look Elderberries magazine) we honour servicemen and women whether returned or serving, and commemorate New Zealanders who’ve lost their lives to war.

Among other updates, you can learn more about Council’s collaborative partnership with local iwi to encourage and support young rangatahi to study in the environmental sciences and engineering fields.

And, for those who prefer to read or listen in online, this is the second edition of Puāwai that features digitally on our website and via email. 

We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy creating it for you. 

Ngā mihi