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Reference: HRC 7.1

Record type: Agency

Record: Makerua Drainage Board

Makerua Drainage Board


Date Established:1906
Date Disestablished:1989
Agency Code:HRC 7.1
Successor Agencies:Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council

The Makerua Drainage District was constituted by an Order in Council dated the 24th of September 1906. In 1919 the Board decided to carry out a comprehensive flood protection scheme. This involved extensive banking constructions along the Manawatu River and the double banking of the Tokomaru Stream from its mouth to the Manawatu River, the whole project cost about £136,000. The Board continued to operate after the creation of the Manawatu Catchment Board in 1943, providing a close link to the farmers in the area and carrying out improvements to the river schemes initiated by the Catchment Board. In 1989 the Board amalgamated with many other authorities to form the new Regional Council.

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