It is time to apply for a rates rebate for the 2020/2021 rating year.
Rebates of up to $655 may be available to eligible residential ratepayers.
To be eligible, you must be:
Named as a ratepayer for that property, and;
Living at that property on 1 July 2020.
Rebates are based on total household income for the tax year ending 31 March 2020 and the amount of rates for both Horowhenua District Council and Horizons Regional Council for the 2020/2021 rating year.
To check your entitlement, visit the ‘Getting a rates rebate’ page and enter your details into the rebate calculator.
Alternatively, contact Horowhenua District Council to arrange to meet with a Rates Rebates team member. Home visits can be arranged, if necessary. To make an appointment, phone 06 366 1050 between 10 August and 21 August , or email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls after 21 August should be made to 06 366 0999.
Further details and information are available at the page linked above.
If you can spare an hour on the morning of Saturday 22 August 2020 to plant a tray of spinifex and pingao plants then we’d love your help! Horowhenua District Council are supplying 3,000 plants. Bring a spade and a few friends or family members if you can. Read more at: Spinifex planting 9.30 am Saturday 22 August 2020 — please join in.
It’s the time of year when we start seeing seals on the beach, often cleverly disguised to look like bits of driftwood. Be extra cautious if you’re driving, and keep an eye on dogs and children. The law says we must keep our distance.
Determined burglars about
Up at Manakau recently burglars went to extreme lengths to remove items from a locked and protected house. Read more at Beware the burglars. Meanwhile the Waikawa Beach Facebook group had reports of firewood and water thefts. Keep in touch with your neighbours to keep an eye on the properties around you.
The Ōtaki to North of Levin highway is progressing, with NZTA about to start consulting with affected landowners. Meanwhile, the WBRA is representing the Waikawa Beach perspective. If you have comments about the O2NL project then email us at email@example.com.
There are 4 projected areas for population growth around Manakau (P13). Land would need rezoning.
Council may also look at whether a small commercial area could be identified and provided for in Manakau. (P14)
Council may undertake a feasibility study on the delivery of reticulated water and wastewater to Manakau. (P14) Question: where would sewage be disposed of, and how might that affect Waikawa Beach?
All sorts of roading matters, including better connections between east and west sides of SH1 (P15 on).
Investigating public transport needs (P18).
Recreational activities, including shared pathways for cycling and horse riding, and cleaning up waterways (P19 on).
If you have opinions please have your say direct to Horowhenua District Council but also let the Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association know either by leaving comments here or by emailing them to the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .