Debt levels at Horowhenua District Council have spiralled to $99million

And they are nit picking over Mayor Feyen helping the local Brass Band pay their insurance among other worthy causes with nary a mention of the Raukawa payout aka bribe to allow them to spray human sewage over all of those pesky wahi tapu paying lip service to their Treaty partnership. And let’s not forget … Continue reading Debt levels at Horowhenua District Council have spiralled to $99million

HDC’s master plan revealed … they’re about to sell off more of Horowhenua’s assets

A benign sounding partnership/Trust is to be formed to sell more of Horowhenua’s assets, outlined here in another of Veronica Harrod’s  excellent articles. If you watch a video I featured a few months back at the time the sales were first announced, you’ll see what ‘Public Private Partnerships’ are really about. Joan Veon (in the … Continue reading HDC’s master plan revealed … they’re about to sell off more of Horowhenua’s assets

Petition for the instant removal of the CEO and deputy mayor of HDC

Horowhenua has hit the news recently with monitoring & blacklisting of emails by the CE of the District Council. This is a sign of the ever growing corruption within district councils NZ wide. It has to be confronted & stopped. This is the stuff of totalitarian states, not tiny rural NZ. Our council like many … Continue reading Petition for the instant removal of the CEO and deputy mayor of HDC

Mayor Feyen’s earthquake report is out, the HDC building does not appear 100% safe & what you should know about the company that designed it

Horowhenua Mayor Feyen’s personally funded (to the tune of $25K) independent earthquake report was released yesterday, amidst much discussion on social media and by HDC establishment that the building is still safe! So, okay, it’s just safe enough but only under certain conditions and I look forward to reading the fine print on that. To get … Continue reading Mayor Feyen’s earthquake report is out, the HDC building does not appear 100% safe & what you should know about the company that designed it

As the Foxton Main Street Vigil Sets In – HDC Continue to Pay Lip Service to their Statements on Iwi Relationships

Folks from all around the Horowhenua gathered in the main street this week to express their disagreement once again with decisions that the Council have made that affect the public and not themselves. Need I repeat … the saga over folks wanting clean water and the Council wanting a street beautification that won’t particularly benefit … Continue reading As the Foxton Main Street Vigil Sets In – HDC Continue to Pay Lip Service to their Statements on Iwi Relationships

“I Don’t Like Your Question & I’m Never Speaking to You Again!” Mayor’s Reply to the Horowhenua District Councilor Who Questioned the $106+ million Debt

This is very bizarre. If a District Councilor asks about Council debt the logical response would surely be a discussion with questions answered would it not? Instead this Mayor launches into an ugly personal attack promising the Cr he’ll never be spoken to again. Times have surely changed. We’ve gone from responsible spending and balancing … Continue reading “I Don’t Like Your Question & I’m Never Speaking to You Again!” Mayor’s Reply to the Horowhenua District Councilor Who Questioned the $106+ million Debt

The Mayor who has had to run his own media campaign shares some insights into the current state of LG in NZ

These videos are from the Mayor of Horowhenua, Michael Feyen. This is a ‘people’s Mayor’ who, like his former deputy Cr Ross Campbell, seems as much at home digging a haangi or drying dishes as he is wearing his mayoral chains. Just into his first term as Mayor however he had most of the councilors … Continue reading The Mayor who has had to run his own media campaign shares some insights into the current state of LG in NZ

Horowhenua’s Mayor Feyen sets the record straight on the Mayoral fund

The Mayoral fund expenditure has been called into question by the Horowhenua District Council. Here, Mayor Feyen sets the record straight on the points in question. Mayor Feyen unseated former mayor, Brendan Duffy in the last election, campaigning on care, vision & open communication in HDC’s leadership, retaining the pensioner housing (now sold), affordable rates, … Continue reading Horowhenua’s Mayor Feyen sets the record straight on the Mayoral fund

Things are not right on NZ’s District Council front as yet another Councillor cites bullying & quits

The quitting Councillor who cites bullying as his reason for departure is from the South Wairarapa District Council. Bullying was also reported in the Horowhenua by a now ex Councillor Mrs Anne Hunt. (Read here also on that). Another Clr spoke out about being told how to vote (& I’ve heard two other occasions/councils elsewhere … Continue reading Things are not right on NZ’s District Council front as yet another Councillor cites bullying & quits

New info on the recent 6-helicopter entourage over Fiordland by the head of NZ’s Dept. of Conservation & 30 odd international bankers

In brief, this entourage may be connected to an environmental group called The Nature Conservancy group as stated by another source. It is a group that partners with corporations to fund conservation. This trend sees companies known for their polluting practices dubbed by many as ‘greenwash’ corporates. Just another sneaky way into yet another cash … Continue reading New info on the recent 6-helicopter entourage over Fiordland by the head of NZ’s Dept. of Conservation & 30 odd international bankers

Hocking off the family silver: Horowhenua’s Community Housing gone 27 Nov 2017 … Agenda 2030

Selling we’re told to Sisters of Compassion, the front company by all appearances, for the property developer Willis & Bond. Remember the original announcement? The company that was set up one week before the negotiations? Then all but gifted. Read the articles to date on topic here. Be aware Kiwis, the current establishment (Government/corporation, and … Continue reading Hocking off the family silver: Horowhenua’s Community Housing gone 27 Nov 2017 … Agenda 2030

The property developers who bought the Horowhenua community housing are getting “the deal of the century”

As we’ve learned since this article below was published by Stuff, the HDC has not exactly highlighted that this deal that is long term and promises wrap around services actually expires in 12 years. This was pointed out by Rob McCann, Labour candidate for Otaki. Add the implications of that to the real deal they … Continue reading The property developers who bought the Horowhenua community housing are getting “the deal of the century”

Key’s true legacy & the farce of his knighthood

Key’s recent knighthood is a clear illustration and reminder of just how corrupt our govt/corp really is. To honour a man under whose watch we’ve descended to 41K homeless, and 3rd highest in child poverty in the world’s developed nations, who is very happy to tax himself & his ilk 2.8% while those in the … Continue reading Key’s true legacy & the farce of his knighthood

Why did a large property developer register a company called ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ a week before Horowhenua’s community housing sold? (Includes updates)

 NOTE: Due to the unfolding nature of this topic, check back regularly for further updates which will be included at the end of this article. Thank you. You may be aware that the Horowhenua’s pensioner houses have been sold as of last week. The announcement came shortly after the secret meeting precluded by the public … Continue reading Why did a large property developer register a company called ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ a week before Horowhenua’s community housing sold? (Includes updates)

Horowhenua’s pensioner flats have been sold, and yes they did consult tenants … over a nice free lunch

Amidst public outcry from the gallery at HDC’s pre, public-allowed portion of the meeting, the decision was made for the sale of the flats. Read details in the article attached. These flats have been the subject of much controversy as like dominoes the Horowhenua DC follows many other districts who have sold (out). More evidence … Continue reading Horowhenua’s pensioner flats have been sold, and yes they did consult tenants … over a nice free lunch

Why the Foxton Cenotaph Must Stay Put

This important information from William McGregor concerns a matter currently the subject of public consultation … the North end of Foxton’s main street. Mr McGregor is Manawhenua.  He was born of this rohe (region) and is a Kaitiaki – (Guardian) of what his Tupuna (Ancestors) left behind. Kia ora mai tatou katoa …. To say … Continue reading Why the Foxton Cenotaph Must Stay Put

Nobody thought of the elderly in Foxton’s main street upgrade – what’s new?

Aside from the fact HDC is hocking off the pensioner housing stock, how will the elderly fare with the new Foxton main street upgrade? Having observed the elderly walking along the main street over several days, it seems the clever people who designed the upgrade forgot to factor them in. It’s common knowledge that Foxton … Continue reading Nobody thought of the elderly in Foxton’s main street upgrade – what’s new?

What mainstream isn’t telling you about Horowhenua DC …”We were dumped off committees, access keys taken, derogatory remarks constantly thrown at us …”

If you attended the protest outside the Horowhenua District Council building on Wednesday 7 Dec (2016) and particularly if you stayed and listened to the events at the Council’s meeting, then you will have heard the new Mayor’s speech. You would also have heard the revelations presented by former Councilor Mrs Anne Hunt. Mainstream media … Continue reading What mainstream isn’t telling you about Horowhenua DC …”We were dumped off committees, access keys taken, derogatory remarks constantly thrown at us …”

The Horowhenua DC’s Economic Development Committee that Looks Not Unlike Insider Trading

“These business associates of the Mayor actually came to our table at Council the other night and addressed us and advised us to vote for the policies that would benefit them!”   Cr Ross Campbell Last July it was brought to our attention by the currently-being-rolled Deputy Mayor (then) Councilor Ross Campbell, that a certain … Continue reading The Horowhenua DC’s Economic Development Committee that Looks Not Unlike Insider Trading

The Illusion of Democracy – Horowhenua District Council is Rolling its new Deputy Mayor and Won’t be Opening The Books … What’s to Hide?

The recent Local Government elections saw Horowhenua District Council with a new Mayor, former Cr Michael Feyen who selected new Deputy Mayor, Ross Campbell. Perhaps indicative of HDC’s current stance, the powhiri and swearing in was only briefly featured on HDC’s web pages, clearly not ecstatic about the voters’ choice. And the announcement to roll the … Continue reading The Illusion of Democracy – Horowhenua District Council is Rolling its new Deputy Mayor and Won’t be Opening The Books … What’s to Hide?

Foxton Locals are Protesting – They’re Fed Up with the District Council’s Lack of Consultation Over Their Main Street

A Foxton tangata whenua representative, William McGregor, and other locals have organized a peaceful sit in at the town’s cenotaph. There is a lot of history behind this part of town which was the original Te Awahou settlement (Te Awahou is Foxton’s real name) . The local Horowhenua District Council has plans to move the cenotaph and … Continue reading Foxton Locals are Protesting – They’re Fed Up with the District Council’s Lack of Consultation Over Their Main Street

Horowhenua

Articles are in ascending order with the newest at the top. Not all the Horowhenua articles are on this page – for more search HDC in the categories drop down box at the top left of the page. Introduction By way of introduction, the Horowhenua district has been in the news lately with regard to … Continue reading Horowhenua

Petition: CLOSE THE LEACHATE LEAKING LEVIN LANDFILL

Here is a Horowhenua petition about the local landfill you may like to consider signing … all info contained herein, and click on the link at the end to take you to the petition site to sign. The petition was not created by EnvirowatchRangitikei, however we are advertising it on the campaign creator’s behalf. TO: … Continue reading Petition: CLOSE THE LEACHATE LEAKING LEVIN LANDFILL