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Reference: HRC 6.1

Record type: Agency

Record: Horowhenua United Council

Horowhenua United Council

Date Established:1977
Date Disestablished:1989
Agency Code:HRC 6.1
Successor Agencies:Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council

In 1977 the Interim Horowhenua United Council was formed by the Horowhenua County Council and the Levin, Otaki and Kapiti Borough Councils. Although it did not have any statutory backing under the Local Government Act 1974, it was a completely legal body under the Counties Act 1956, the Municipal Corporations Act 1957, the Civil Defence Act 1956 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1972. The Council was responsible for the coordination of civil defence and development of a regional plan. The Council did not have it’s own staff, instead they were provided by the Horowhenua County Council based in Levin. In 1980 the United Council was officially created following declarations from the four local councils. The inaugural meeting was held in the Horowhenua County Council chambers in Levin on the 30th July. In 1989 the United Council was amalgamated with a number of other authorities to form the Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council.

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