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Reference: HRC 7.4

Record type: Agency

Record: Oroua Drainage Board

Oroua Drainage Board

Date Established:1909
Date Disestablished:1989
Agency Code:HRC 7.4
Successor Agencies:Sluggish River Drainage Board [II]
Predecessor Agencies:Horseshoe Drainage Board and Sluggish River Drainage Board [I]

The Oroua Drainage District was constituted 18 November 1909 and comprised the former Sluggish River Drainage District and the Horseshoe Drainage District. In 1912 the Drainage District separated back to previous Drainage Districts but the name of Oroua was retained for the former Horseshoe Drainage District. 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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