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Reference: HRC 7.2.2

Record type: Agency

Record: Manawatu Drainage Board

Manawatu Drainage Board

Date Established:1922
Date Disestablished:1989
Agency Code:HRC 7.2.2
Successor Agencies:Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council
Predecessor Agencies:Aorangi Drainage Board and Manawatu Land Drainage Board

On the 27th June 1921 the Manawatu Land Drainage Board and the Aorangi Land Drainage Board united to form the Manawatu Drainage District. The object of the merger was to create a larger and richer district to allow bigger loans to be raised for the purpose of carrying out significant drainage works. 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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