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 is now less than a week to go before groups and organisations need to get their applications in for the Manawatu River Accord community grants programme.
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.