Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) has declared a Restricted Fire Season for the entire Horowhenua District, as of 8am on Friday 24 January 2020. A Prohibited Fire Season remains in place on all Horowhenua beaches and sand dunes.
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Level 1 water restrictions are in place for Levin and Ōhau, until further notice, with Level 2 water restrictions in place for Foxton and Foxton Beach until further notice.
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Look at all the cool things you can do at Horowhenua!
Horowhenua plays host to several cultural, music and sports events throughout the year. View our Events Calender for upcoming local events. You can tailor your search by date or the type of event.
Are you wanting to organise an Event in Horowhenua. Depending on the size and venue for the event, you may need to provide HDC with notification, apply for a licence or devise a traffic managment plan
Aquatics Horowhenua encompasses the Levin Aquatic Centre, Foxton Pools and Shannon Pool, offering the community and visitors to the Horowhenua a range of facilities, events, programmes and activities.
The Horowhenua District is home to a state of the art Community Centre and Library Complex incorporated within Te Takere, it also has Foxton Service Centre and Library and Shannon Library. Read More.
Horowhenua is home to several parks, domains and reserves . If you're looking for a great spot for a barbecue, somewhere to give your dog a run or a playground for the kids – you'll find it here.
Being in the outdoors and going to the beach is a big part of the Horowhenua lifestyle. Foxton, Hokio, Waitarere and Waikaawa - Our beaches have something for everyone. Read more.
Whether you want to do a short walk or a multi-night tramp, there is a suitable track for everyone to enjoy our natural environment. Find out about local cycle tracks and walking trails on these pages
Whether you're looking for a great spot to kick a ball around, have a casual game of touch rugby or play competitive sports, we have grounds available all year round.
Horowhenua District Council hires out a variety of Halls and Venues as well as the Meeting Rooms at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, and the meeting rooms and facilities at Levin Aquatic Centre.
Horowhenua District offers a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island, where the mountains meet the sea. Affordable living, a close proximity to urban centres, and a brilliant environment make Horowhenua an attractive option for your business and employees.
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