Horizons Regional Council manages the land, air, and water for the communities we serve.
Our roles include:
Managing our environment
Natural Resources Management
Keeping people safe
Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Biosecurity and Biodiversity
Regulatory and Strategic Management
Getting people places
The Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Wanganui and Ruapehu districts and Palmerston North City are within our regional boundary, along with part of the Waitomo, Taupo and Stratford districts.
Your city or district council is responsible for community services in your area, like road maintenance, libraries, land use and subdivisions. On the other hand we, your regional council, manage the natural resources in your area.
Some of these activities span across several city and district council boundary lines therefore Horizons works closely with other councils on some issues to ensure they are managed to benefit the whole region.
Our Council is made up of 12 elected Councillors who together decide on suitable plans and policies for the Region and then Executive Management Team decides how they can be implemented effectively.