Consultation for the 2018-28 Long-term Plan

Horizons are consulting on our 2018-28 Long-term Plan (LTP) from 28 March to 30 April. The LTP sets out how we plan on managing the Region’s natural resources for the next 10 years. This includes identifying the activities we propose to deliver and what rate contributions will be required to help cover the estimated costs for each year. 
Our consultation document is available below to download, and highlights what we believe are the most significant issues addressed in the more comprehensive supporting document also available below. In addition to this material, there are factsheets available below that address a number of changes in the river management area. These factsheets have been sent to some households and will be available at all community meetings held to discuss the proposals. 

How to have your say

Your views on this proposal are important in assisting Horizons in making a decision on whether to make the changes proposed. We welcome submissions via the options below by 5pm on 30 April 2018.

  • Submit online here.
  • Fill out the submission form available to download or collect at our service centres, and post it to Freepost 217922, Horizons Regional Council, Private Bag 11025, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442.
  • Write your submission as a normal letter and post to the same address as above.
  • Email your submission to
  • Call freephone 0508 800 800 to have your submission noted down.

Supporting Information to the 2018-28 Consulation Document


Submission Form for printing


Asset Management Plan Part A


30 Year Infrastructure Strategy

Have your say on Horizons LTP

Proposed River Management Changes and Meeting Dates

Ruapehu community meetings

  • Monday 5 March, 1pm, Taumarunui War Memorial Hall
  • Monday 5 March, 6pm, Te Pae Tata, Ohakune
Ruapehu district-wide river management establishment factsheet

Tararua community meetings

  • Thursday 8 March, 11am, Eketahuna War Memorial Hall
  • Thursday 8 March, 6pm, Dannevirke Town Hall
  • Friday 9 March, 11am, Pongaroa Community Hall
  • Friday 9 March, 3pm, Pahiatua Town Hall
  • Monday 20 March, 4pm, Woodville Community Hall
Tararua district-wide river management establishment factsheet

Whanganui community meetings

  • Wednesday 14 March, 6pm, Whanganui War Memorial Hall
  • Saturday 24 March, River Traders' Market
  • Tuesday 27 March, 6pm, Whanganui Girls' College Hall
  • Wednesday 4 April, 9.30am, Whanganui District Council
  • Saturday 7 April, River Traders' Market
Lower Whanganui Scheme proposed changes factsheet

Foxton community meeting

  • Thursday 22 March, 6pm, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
Foxton East Drainage Factsheet

Feilding community meeting

  • Tuesday 3 April, 6pm, Manawatu District Council
Reid Line Floodway Factsheet

Ohakune community meeting

  • Thursday 5 April, 7pm, Te Pae Tata, Ohakune (Conference Room)
Ohakune Factsheet