Waikawa Lakes Update #2

Some of the people who put in a submission will have received a copy of the Councils planner’s report by email.

Under the Resource Management Act Council are required to send out a copy to all who made a submission on the application and indicated that they wanted to be heard. These were to be posted today, and Tony Thomas (HDC) has also emailed a copy to all he had email addresses for.

 If you would like a copy of the report, please email waikawabeach@gmail.com

Waikawa Lakes Subdivision Update

The hearing for the application for the subdivision will start on February 11th 2008 at 11am in the HDC council chambers.

There is some additional information available at the council’s reception desk. It is also available for download at


This is a 4.MB zip file. You will need Winzip or similar to open it.(Clicking on the link will open a popup window.) If you would prefer to have the info emailed to you, or would like it on CD, please email waikawabeach@gmail.com

Horowhenua Development Plan Update


More than ninety ratepayers attended the presentation held at the Hank Edwards Reserve on Saturday night. David Clapperton (Strategic and Corporate Services Manager, HDC) and Hamish from Boffa Miskell discussed the options for growth and answered questions after the presentation.

The Development Plan will form the basis for growth in Levin and the Horowhenua for the next twenty years. To help develop the Plan, Council needs to hear from the community. If you were unable to attend the presentation, comments can be made by completing the form available at


or by emailing Council on the address developmentplan@horowhenua.govt.nz

Comments close on  Thursday 28 February 2008

See also Horowhenua Development Plan.

Fire at Waikawa December 2007





8 December 2007

Nine fire trucks from Levin, Otaki and Te Horo, and a helicopter with monsoon bucket responded to the scrub fire at the northern end of the pine plantation. The blaze is believed to have been triggered by fireworks.

The ute that got stuck trying to cross the river has since been written off.

Thanks to Ngaire Hunter and Cameron Walker for the use of their photos.

Horowhenua Development Plan

A public meeting to discuss the Horowhenua Development Plan will be held at the Domain, Waikawa Beach, on Saturday 19 January 2008 commencing at 7 pm.  This meeting has been organised by the Horowhenua District Council.

The draft plan shows large areas at Waikawa as areas suitable for subdivision and this is your opportunity to express your views on the future development.

http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/96C58FCB-E58A-4D4C-BC86-96D5928B44F2/51201/W06077_WaikawaBeach.pdf to see the section affecting Waikawa Beach.

Update, 2017: the above link no longer leads to the document. The plan that was adopted can be found at: horowhenua.govt.nz/Council/Plans-Strategies/Horowhenua-Development-Plan. Here is Section 10 – Waikawa Beach (PDF, 897KB).