Ten community-led projects will receive funding from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord as part of an annual grants programme to restore pride and mana in the Manawatū River and catchment.
The Horizons Region and the Oroua River were in the national spotlight last night, receiving a 2014 New Zealand River Award for the second most improved river in the country.
Over the past two years a large amount of work has been achieved under the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord thanks to a collaborative effort by many sectors of the community. A progress report on the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-Up Fund was presented to Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum members and Ministry for the Environment representatives today at Te Rangimarie Marae, Rangiotu.
There's been a quiet transformation taking place along the river's edge in Palmerston North. As stop banks have been improved, so too has the walkway, signage and access; opening the door for cyclists, walkers and joggers to enjoy the river's beauty.