Ten-Five is the number for non-urgent Police calls

105 is a national non-emergency number that will be answered 24/7 by highly trained Police staff. It is free to call from all landline and mobile numbers.

“Introducing 105 is part of our drive to modernise the way we deliver services to the public and ensure everyone in New Zealand can access policing services – anywhere, anytime,” says Commissioner Bush.

“We want people to use 105 to report non-emergency situations. For example, if your car has been stolen, your property has been damaged, or you want to give Police information about crime in your area; use 105.

“111, on the other hand, should still be called immediately if a crime is taking place or there’s a threat to life or property. It’s the number you use to connect with Police, Fire and Emergency, and the ambulance services.”

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Recycling Changes start May 2019

Between now and the end of June 2019, Council will deliver a new 240-litre recycling wheelie bin to residents who receive kerbside recycling services. After the new recycling service starts on 1 July, glass will need to be separated out from other recycling.

The new bin can be used to recycle paper, cardboard, hard plastics, and tins and cans, whilst the current green recycling crate will be for putting your glass recycling in. Glass needs to be separated from other recyclable materials because it is processed differently at sorting facilities for safety reasons. …

As well as making it easier for people to do more recycling, the new bins contain a RFID chip that identifies the property each bin belongs to. The RFID chip will help to stop your bin from being stolen and will also enable Council to identify and educate anyone who misuses the recycling service.

New fortnightly recycling collection (from 1 July) [Note: the first Waikawa Beach date for the new service is 08 July 2019.]

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Health and wellbeing : have your say – forum on 14 May 2019

MidCentral DHB is hosting public forums as part of the follow-up for the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Ōtaki Health and Wellbeing Plans.

… the Horowhenua Forum is at Te Takere on Tuesday 14 May [2019] … All forums are from 4.30pm to 5.45pm.

The forums are open to the public and will provide an update to the community on progress that has been made in the priority areas identified within the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Ōtaki Health and Wellbeing Plans. Those priority areas are:

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Give your views on Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy

The Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy survey closes at 4:00 PM on 10 May 2019.

The Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy will recognise the district’s changing travel demands and address its transport challenges over the next 30 years relating to a range of factors including climate change, growth, demography, technology, peak oil, employment patterns, and the wider economy.

Aim of the strategy

The aim is to develop an integrated, multi-modal transport strategy for the district.  It will provide an overarching strategic vision and principles that will be used to guide and inform infrastructure planning, investment and delivery over the next 30 years.

Help us to shape the strategy

You can provide your thoughts on transport ideas and challenges by taking part in our online survey which is available [online] or in print from Council’s Main Office or Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton, and the Shannon Library. This survey will be open until 10 May 2019.

Please note if you do not have access to a computer you can come into the Customer Service Centre where the team can assist you on one of our computers.

…Tell us about your travel choices and views on our transport network and the provision of public transport services in the Horowhenua District.

Notes: annoyingly, the Topic A survey assumes you travel either for work or education. There are several surveys. The whole thing will take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Summer recycling truck starts 22 December 2018

Each summer the Horowhenua District Council sends a truck on Saturday mornings to gather up recycling from the community. We’ve confirmed it’ll be at Hank Edwards Reserve on Saturday mornings from 9 am till 11.30, starting on 22 December 2018. Take your recycling along to be taken away.

Remember though: no soft plastics such as supermarket bags.

The truck will be there on Saturdays until mid-March 2019 apparently.

Recycling truck at Hank Edwards Reserve.
Recycling truck at Hank Edwards Reserve.