Horowhenua District

Horowhenua District is a local government district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It forms part of the Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Its name roughly means shaking or rippling earth.

Horowhenua District
CountryNew Zealand
RegionManawatu-Wanganui
DistrictHorowhenua District Council
WardsLevin
Waiopehu
Miranui
Kere Kere
SeatLevin
Government
  MayorMichael Feyen
  Deputy MayorWayne Bishop
Area
  Total1,063.60 km2 (410.66 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2018)[1]
  Total34,300
  Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
WebsiteHorowhenua District Council

Located north of Wellington and Kapiti, the district stretches from slightly north of the town of Otaki in the south to just south of Himatangi in the north, and from the coast to the summit of the Tararua Ranges.

The main town and seat of the district council is Levin, and other towns in the district include Foxton, Shannon, and Tokomaru. The population of the district is 34,300 (June 2018).[1]

Populated places

Horowhenua District consists of the following towns, localities, settlements and communities (larger towns shown in bold):

Land use in Horowhenua

Much of the area was once an extensive wetland and the centre of a substantial flax industry. It has been progressively drained and converted to productive but flood-prone farmland, with a mixture of loam and peat based soils. Some parts of the wetland, particularly those around Lake Horowhenua are being returned to their former state as a conservation area, with the help of local Māori. One of the local tribal authorities is the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority.

Schools in Horowhenua District

Secondary

Primary

  • Foxton Beach School, Foxton Beach
  • Coley Street School, Foxton
  • Foxton Primary, Foxton
  • St. Marys, Foxton
  • Levin East School, Levin
  • Fairfield School, Levin
  • Ohau School, Ohau (Levin Rural)
  • Koputuroa School, Levin Rural
  • St. Josephs, Levin
  • Levin School, Levin
  • Levin North School, Levin
  • Taitoko School, Levin
  • Poroutawhao School, Levin Rural
  • Shannon School, Shannon
  • Manakau School, Manakau
  • Opiki School, Opiki
  • Tokomaru School, Tokomaru

Intermediate

  • Levin Intermediate, Levin (Years 7 & 8 only)

Sport

In rugby, a combined Horowhenua-Kapiti team represents the area in the amateur Heartland Championship.

In cricket, a Horowhenua-Kapiti team has competed in the Hawke Cup since 2002.

References

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