News & Events

Here is where you can find out more about our catchment, get news of Accord activity, hear stories of the river, and get information about upcoming events. You will also find media releases from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum and relevant media releases from Accord members so you can stay up to date with change as it happens. If you have a story about the river, or an upcoming event focused on the awa that you would like to share, send it to us at info@manawaturiver.co.nz or share it on Manawatū River social using #manawaturiver or #loveyourriver.

‘Arohatia Te Kawau’ this spring and join Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge

‘Arohatia Te Kawau’ this spring and join Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge

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Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants open for applications

Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants open for applications

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River festival celebrates Manawatū River

River festival celebrates Manawatū River

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Te Oranga o te Awa – Manawatū River Improvement Festival 2020

Te Oranga o te Awa – Manawatū River Improvement Festival 2020

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Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum welcomes new member

Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum welcomes new member

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Community grants funding awarded

Community grants funding awarded

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Ever wondered where the mighty Manawatū River begins?

Ever wondered where the mighty Manawatū River begins?

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River, land, groundwater and ocean wastewater options being explored

River, land, groundwater and ocean wastewater options being explored

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River Accord community project applications open

River Accord community project applications open

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Spruce Up Your Swim Spots Events

Spruce Up Your Swim Spots Events

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The swim season is here

The swim season is here

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Monitoring of region’s swim spots keeps public informed over summer

Monitoring of region’s swim spots keeps public informed over summer

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2018 community funding awarded

2018 community funding awarded

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Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants funding awarded

Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants funding awarded

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What you can do

What you can do

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Tū Te Manawa brings whare to Shannon park

Tū Te Manawa brings whare to Shannon park

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Spotlight on the Ferry Reserve Wetland

Spotlight on the Ferry Reserve Wetland

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Swimmability targets proposed for Horizons Region

Swimmability targets proposed for Horizons Region

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Get the latest update on Accord activity with the 2018 Progress Report

Get the latest update on Accord activity with the 2018 Progress Report

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Manawatū River Festival 2018

Manawatū River Festival 2018

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Manawatū River progress celebrated

Manawatū River progress celebrated

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Ōroua River recognised at New Zealand River Awards

Ōroua River recognised at New Zealand River Awards

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Manawatū River Festival

Manawatū River Festival

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Uh-oh, I’ve flushed my phone down the loo!

Uh-oh, I’ve flushed my phone down the loo!

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Go-ahead received to discharge treated wastewater to land

Go-ahead received to discharge treated wastewater to land

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River Accord community project applications open

River Accord community project applications open

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Improved water quality in Horizons Region shows more rivers more suitable for swimming

Improved water quality in Horizons Region shows more rivers more suitable for swimming

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Ashhurst Domain erosion repairs to get underway

Ashhurst Domain erosion repairs to get underway

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River Accord community grant funding awarded

River Accord community grant funding awarded

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Teens dig in for water quality

Teens dig in for water quality

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Horizons Region to receive over $5.84 million for freshwater improvements

Horizons Region to receive over $5.84 million for freshwater improvements

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River Accord to receive central government funding for freshwater improvement

River Accord to receive central government funding for freshwater improvement

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Temporary Manawatū River work assessed following storm event

Temporary Manawatū River work assessed following storm event

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Temporary Manawatū River work to begin near Ashhurst Domain

Temporary Manawatū River work to begin near Ashhurst Domain

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International and home grown experts in town for wastewater forum

International and home grown experts in town for wastewater forum

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River Accord community project applications open

River Accord community project applications open

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Tū Te Manawa to connect iwi with the Manawatū River

Tū Te Manawa to connect iwi with the Manawatū River

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Mangamutu Domain benefits from collaborative planting project

Mangamutu Domain benefits from collaborative planting project

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Clean-Up Fund work celebrated

Clean-Up Fund work celebrated

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Horizons supports Manawatū tuna revitalisation project

Horizons supports Manawatū tuna revitalisation project

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Grants open to aid community involvement

Grants open to aid community involvement

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Forum launches new Action Plan for River

Forum launches new Action Plan for River

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Councils join forces with community for river clean-up

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Signage project tells cultural history

Signage project tells cultural history

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Join in the celebrations

Join in the celebrations

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Revolutionary nitrate sensor being testing in Manawatū

Revolutionary nitrate sensor being testing in Manawatū

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Revised River Action Plan to be launched in 2016

Revised River Action Plan to be launched in 2016

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Mangapapa Stream shines at River Awards

Mangapapa Stream shines at River Awards

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Anzac Cliffs work resumes

Anzac Cliffs work resumes

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River Accord wins inaugural Riverprize

River Accord wins inaugural Riverprize

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Accord’s successes shared with Symposium

Accord’s successes shared with Symposium

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Kahuterawa Stream planting

Kahuterawa Stream planting

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River Accord a finalist in inaugural New Zealand Riverprize

River Accord a finalist in inaugural New Zealand Riverprize

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Manawatū River receives $5 million funding boost

Manawatū River receives $5 million funding boost

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Cleaning up the Manawatū River will be a little easier thanks to a multi-million dollar cash injection from the Government....
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Manawatū’s native fish can now swim freely

Manawatū’s native fish can now swim freely

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Native fish within the Manawatū Catchment can now swim freely, thanks to the installation of a number of fish ladders...
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Applications now open for Horizons community grants

Applications now open for Horizons community grants

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Applications are now open for Horizons Regional Council’s new community grants programme developed to support community groups in making the...
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River clean-up underway

River clean-up underway

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Last week dozens of Manawatu Leaders and senior officials came together to reflect on the year that was. But this...
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Summer swim spots, December 12 2011

Summer swim spots, December 12 2011

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With summer upon us in full force, Horizons Regional Council’s annual water testing at popular swimming and recreational spots is...
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4 million strong army to protect against erosion

4 million strong army to protect against erosion

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Seven years on from the devastating floods of 2004 and things are looking brighter for the hill country in the...
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