Kerbside Recycling

Collection programme for February

Monday  4th – Plastics
Monday 11th – Tin & Aluminium cans
Monday 18th – Paper 
Monday 25th – Glass

HDC ask that supermarket bags are used to sort and pack recycling material to keep things tidy. Bags are collected with the normal Monday rubbish collection. The contractor will only pick up as per the above schedule so to minimise rubbish around the settlement please take note of the correct items and dates.

Full details are available on the Council website

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

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

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

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.