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

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


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.