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Reference: HRC 7.6

Record type: Agency

Record: Buckley Drainage Board

Buckley Drainage Board


Date Established:1913
Date Disestablished:1959
Agency Code:HRC 7.6
Successor Agencies:Manawatu Catchment Board and Regional Water Board

The Buckley Drainage Board was set up in 1913 for an area of land west and south of the town of Shannon and from the Mangaone Stream north to the Manawatu River west and south to the Koputaroa Stream. In 1926 the boundaries of the Board were extended to include the Koputaroa basin and southwards to Whirokino and south east to the Aratangata basin. Following the creation of the Manawatu Catchment Board in 1943 the Buckley Drainage Board continued to operate, providing a close link to the farmers in the area and carrying out improvements to the river schemes. In 1959 the Board was dissolved and all functions were taken over by the Catchment Board.

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