Events Notification


Any time there is a group of people together there is an inherent increase in risk. Horowhenua District Council requires you to complete an Event Notification Form if you are planning on hosting a public event that will attract 100 people or more.

This form helps us understand and plan for any increased hazards created by your event, assist with any licensing requirements and gives us the opportunity to pass on any useful tips we have gained through our experience.To ensure any licensing requirements can be processed within the statutory timeframes, you are required to submit your application at least twenty five (25) working days prior to your event.

Electronically submit an Event Notification Form

Horowhenua District Council is committed to being more environmentally sustainable and is constantly looking to find more efficient and effective ways to do business. To make your interaction with us even easier, you can now electronically complete and submit an Event Notification Form. Simply click on the Writeable PDF form link below, type into the form, save a copy for your records and then email the form and any required documentation that needs to be included to

HDC Event Notification Form (Writable PDF)(PDF, 1003KB)

Printable Version

A printable version of this notification form is also available below for downloading. This can be sent or delivered, along with any required documentation and associated fees, to Horowhenua District Council.

HDC Event Notification ( Print Version)(PDF, 1003KB)

Processing of Event Notification Forms

Upon receipt, your form will be reviewed by the Horowhenua Emergency Management Committee. This Committee comprises of local emergency services, Horowhenua District Council and support agencies. The Committee has a statutory responsibility to manage the hazards in our community.