The Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum met in Palmerston North today to discuss progress of initiatives underway to help improve the Manawatū River and catchment.
Seven community groups have been successful in securing financial aid from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants.
Applications for the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants programme opened today.
The grants aim to assist non-profit organisations such as community groups, schools, catchment care groups and iwi/hapu with projects that will help increase engagement with Manawatū waterways and improve water quality in the catchment.
The Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum has successfully secured $2.92 million from central government under the Freshwater Improvement Fund. This will contribute to works totalling $7.24 million over five years.
Palmerston North City Council are hosting a free Wastewater Forum on 21 April featuring international and home grown experts, and the public are invited to attend.
A "ground-breaking" iwi-led project is bringing life back to the Manawatu River.
Shannon's Poutu Pa Marae was buzzing with whanau at the weekend as iwi worked to restore native plants back to the banks of the river.
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.
Things are certainly looking up for the Manawatu River with the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of $5.2million of government funding to go towards cleaning up the river.
Welcome to our new website! This site was designed to keep the community informed about the Manawatu River and the work that’s being carried out to improve the ecosystem, water quality and ultimately your enjoyment and use of the river itself.