The floods in 2004 were some of the largest in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in recent times. Post-flood analysis identified gaps in knowledge concerning flood risk. To address this, a flood mapping project to identify and quantify the extent of flood hazard was initiated. This five year project saw significant investment in data acquisition for flood modelling to better provide information to the public and protect people and property.

A series of flood models were developed where key risks were identified, with various annual return intervals (ARI's). Those presented here have a probability of 0.5, meaning that in any given year there is a 1 in 200 chance that it may occur. These models represent a snapshot in time. Subsequent changes to land forms on the flood plains (drains, berms, etc) will affect the utility of these models.

Important: The flood information provided only shows river flooding and does not show all the areas that might get wet during an extreme rainfall or flood event. Areas of ponding from stormwater and other overland flow sources are not included in the model output, and the modelled extent may not cover the full flooded area for a given event. The intended use for this information is as a planning tool and must not be used in isolation. Consultation with Coordinator District Advice at Horizons Regional Council is required for advice at a property level for flood hazard.

The information presented here is a cartographic representation; features shown may not be in their true location. More detail than is presented here is available on request from Coordinator District Advice, Horizons Regional Council.

Terms and Conditions

Please take the time to read the Terms and Conditions as use of the website presumes acceptance by the end user.

  1. This website and the information provided in it are the copyright of Horizons Regional Council. This website is a public service and may be used for personal and business purposes. Users are not permitted to copy or republish any substantial amount of the information from this website without the prior written consent of Horizons Regional Council.
  2. Use of information from this website is entirely at the users own risk. Due care has been taken in providing the information on this website. All information should be considered as being illustrative and indicative only.
  3. Horizons Regional Council does not give and expressly disclaims any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or its fitness for any purpose.
  4. Horizons Regional Council accepts no liability for any error, omission, or inaccuracy of the information or from any use of or reliance on the information provided by this website.
  5. The user should independently verify the accuracy of any information before taking any action in reliance upon it, i.e. any feature shown on a plan should be physically verified on site prior to any design, construction or other works taking place, property boundaries should be verified by a qualified surveyor.
  6. The user will waive and release Horizons Regional Council from any claims arising from your use of this website or the information provided by it.
  7. The user will indemnify Horizons Regional Council against all claims, loss or damages arising in connection with use of this website or the information provided by it.
  8. Information from this web site may not be used for the purposes of any legal disputes.

This application form, applicant declaration form, and competencies questionnaire is designed to collect information to support the selection process for employment with Horizons. Please complete the application form in full in addition to providing your CV and covering letter.

This information is collected in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 for the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment with Horizons Regional Council. If your application is successful, this form, together with any supporting documentation, will be retained on your personal file. If your application is unsuccessful your application and supporting documentation will be retained for 12 months after which time it will be confidentially destroyed. You have the right of access to any personal information and to request any correction you think necessary to ensure its accuracy.

Position applied for:

Personal Details

* Only include your work number if you are happy for us to contact you discretely at work

Qualifications (List most recent qualification first):

Please note that you may be required to provide evidence of your qualifications, including certificates of completion and/or academic transcripts where relevant.

Employment History (List most recent employer first. Further employers may be supplied in CV)


We may contact referees to verify the information you provide as part of the application process. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is your manager/supervisor from your current or most recent employer. Referee checks are generally conducted at the final stage of the selection process and we will inform you prior to contacting your current employer.

By signing this application form you are giving permission for Horizons to seek verbal or written information about you from the referees nominated below, and authorise the information to be released to those involved in the selection process. Please note that referee reports will remain confidential to Horizons Regional Council and will not normally be available to you.


Competencies Assessment

This form is intended to assess your competence against specific Horizons behaviours and values. Please complete using up to date and relevant examples.

Health Declaration and Criminal Offences Declaration

Please note that your responses to the questions on this form will only be considered to the extent that they affect the position applied for. If you are offered employment with Horizons Regional Council, the offer may be made subject to the satisfactory completion of a medical examination (at the expense of Horizons Regional Council). Any false or misleading information given in relation to your medical history, can result in you being ineligible for work-related injury compensation, including the loss of entitlement for any compensation from ACC, and may lead to the termination of your employment.

Criminal Convictions, Traffic Offences, and Charges Pending

The declaration of a criminal conviction or traffic offence will not necessarily impact on your suitability for employment.  Any convictions and/or offences declared will be considered in the first instance by the People & Capability Department against Horizons Regional Council criteria in line with the job description for the position you are applying for.

You may also be required to undergo a criminal history check through the Department of Courts as part of the recruitment process.  Please note that any false or misleading information given in relation to the questions asked below may result in the termination of your employment.

Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004

To be protected by the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, you must meet all conditions in Section 7 of the Act (set out as a summary below), before your convictions can be withheld. Convictions not meeting these requirements should be declared on this form.

You must have:

  • No convictions within the last seven years; and
  • Never been sentenced to a custodial sentence, eg. imprisonment, corrective training, borstal; and
  • Never been ordered by a Court following a criminal case to be detained in a hospital due to your medical condition, instead of being sentenced; and
  • Not been convicted of a “specified offence” (eg. sexual offending against children and young people or the mentally impaired); and
  • Paid in full any fine, reparation, or cost ordered by the court in a criminal case; and
  • Never been indefinitely disqualified from driving under section 65 Land Transport Act 1998, or earlier equivalent provision.
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By submitting this form I declare that the answers I have given in this Application for Employment form, including the Health Declaration and Criminal Conviction, Traffic Offence, and Charges Pending questions are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that if Horizons Regional Council employs me and it is found that the information I have provided is untrue or misleading, or any material fact suppressed, I may face disciplinary action, which may result in the termination of my employment.