Manawatu Catchment Board Files

Identifier
HRC 00024
Descriptive Note

This series contains the main correspondence file system used by the Manawatu Catchment Board (MCB). It was in use from circa 1964 to 1989, though many of the files from the earlier MCB file systems were renumbered into this system.

As originally set up in 1945, the file system of the Manawatu Catchment Board was split between three departments, Administration, Engineering and Soil Conservation. Circa 1964 these three systems were integrated to form one file series for the whole Board. Most of the existing files were renumbered into the new system, which was partly based on the old Engineering classification. Inactive files which had been closed prior to this were generally not renumbered into the new system (see the separate series for these remnants).

The files contain both inwards and outwards correspondence and may also contain maps, plans, photographs and ephemera. They provide evidence of the operational, legislative and administrative actions of the Manawatu Catchment Board.

The files cover such topics as the construction of river control and flood protection works, flood damage, buildings owned by the Board, Soil Conservation work, the hiring of staff and industrial awards. There are also a number of files with correspondence between the Board and the internal Drainage Boards that operated within the MCB boundaries.

The files are based on the 'Series System' (or multiple number subject system) where consecutive numbers are allotted to principal subjects. The principal subjects are subdivided by the addition of bar numbers.

The following sub series were used by this file system:

1/-        Lower Manawatu River Area

2/-        Mid Manawatu River Area

3/-        Upper Manawatu River Area

4/-        Oroua River Area

5/-        Pohangina River Area

6/-        Tiraumea River Area

7/-        Mangatainoka River Area

8/-        Managhao River

9/-        Horowhenua North (Ohau, Waikawa, Manakau)

10/-     Horowhenua South (Otaki, Waikanae)

11/-     Dannevirke Area, Weber Riding

12/-     Kapiti Borough (excluding Waikanae – 10/4) – ORIGINALLY Akitio CC

13/-     Workmen and Staff Awards

14/-     Building

15/-     Flood Damage and Estimates

16/-     Estimates

17/-     Plant (Motor Vehicles, Tenders and Quotations)

18/-     Engineering Stock, Loose Tools and Workshop

19/-     Drainage Boards and Districts

20/-     Hydrological and Technical

21/-     Returns

22/-     Surveys

23/-     Quarries

24/-     Shingle Licences

25/-     Land Acquisitions and Leasing

26/-     Engineering, General: Courses

27/-     Classification of Land

30/-     Rating

33/-     Soil Conservation

40/-     Board Boundaries, Electoral and Members

41/-     Board Agenda, Committee Minutes, Reports and Bylaws

42/-     Finance and Accounts

43/-     Superannuation

44/-     Legal

45/-     Grants

46/-     Insurance

47/-     Publications, Books and Periodicals

48/-     NW and SCO, Circulars and Reports

49/-     Outside Organisations

50/-     Catchment Authorities

51/-     Office Administration

52/-     Publicity

53/-     Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967

54/-     Water Rights/Take/Discharge/Dam/Divert

55/-     Water Resources/Surface

56/-     Water Resources/Underground

Note that there are two different sequences of 33/- files. The first set are the former 3/- files from the Soil Conservation file system (see series HRC 00020) which were renumbered as 33/- files about 1963. The second set are those files concerning Soil Conservation created after this date as part of the new file system.

In the early 1990s the files were all removed from their covers and were put into Codafile folders. The front cover of the original files was retained and also placed on file. The file system remained active until 1990 when it was replaced by the Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council file system.

Has beginning date
1927
Has end date
1990
Linked Agent
Structure
Numerically by file number
Has location
Archives Central
Record Set Type
Series
Model
Collection
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Records in Manawatu Catchment Board Files

Displaying 1 - 50 of 1565
Name Sort descending Identifier Dates
Abolition Of River Districts - Manawatu -Oroua, Mangaone HRC 00024:131:40/7 1969-1970
Acclimatisation Societies - General HRC 00024:177:53/4 1969-1989
Administration - By-Laws & Standing Orders HRC 00024:132:41/2/9 Pt 1 1945-1950
Administration - By-Laws & Standing Orders HRC 00024:132:41/2/9 Pt 2 1945-1970
Administration - By-Laws & Standing Orders HRC 00024:132:41/2/9 Pt 3 1971-1983
Administration - By-Laws & Standing Orders HRC 00024:132:41/2/9 Pt 4 1984-1988
Administration - By-Laws & Standing Orders HRC 00024:132:41/2/9 Pt 5 1988-1989
Administration - Catchment Board Boundaries HRC 00024:130:40/1 Pt 1 1962-1968
Administration - Catchment Board Boundaries HRC 00024:130:40/1 Pt 2 1968-1972
Administration - Catchment Board Boundaries HRC 00024:130:40/1/A 1944-1988
Administration - General HRC 00024:170:51/1 Pt 1 1957-1964
Administration - General HRC 00024:170:51/1 Pt 2 1965-1970
Administration - General HRC 00024:170:51/1 Pt 3 1971-1976
Administration - General HRC 00024:170:51/1 Pt 4 1976-1978
Administration - General HRC 00024:170:51/1 Pt 5 1979-1989
Administration - Internal Audit - Policy - Organisation and Management HRC 00024:174:51/10 1978-1988
Administration - Legal HRC 00024:139:44/1 Pt 5 1988-1989
Administration - Legal HRC 00024:139:44/1 Pt 1 1954-1966
Administration - Legal HRC 00024:139:44/1 Pt 2 1966-1976
Administration - Legal HRC 00024:139:44/1 Pt 3 1976-1983
Administration - Legal HRC 00024:139:44/1 Pt 4 1983-1988
Administration - Noxious Weed Control HRC 00024:117:33/2/2 1948-1964
Administration - Rate Returns HRC 00024:109:30/2 Pt 12 1974-1976
Administration - Rate Returns HRC 00024:109:30/2 Pt 13 1976-1979
Administration - Rate Returns HRC 00024:109:30/2 Pt 14 1984-1989
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 1 1963-1964
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 2 1964-1965
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 3 1965-1966
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 4 1966-1967
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 5 1967-1968
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 6 1968-1969
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 7 1969-1970
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 8 1970-1971
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 9 1971-1972
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 10 1972-1973
Administration - Rate Returns - Local Authorities HRC 00024:108:30/2 Pt 11 1973-1975
Administration - Rates Charging Orders HRC 00024:109:30/4 1962-1976
Administration of Water and Soil Conservation Act and Amendments HRC 00024:175:53/1 Pt 1 1968-1974
Administration of Water and Soil Conservation Act and Amendments HRC 00024:175:53/1 Pt 2 1974-1980
Administration of Water and Soil Conservation Act and Amendments HRC 00024:175:53/1 Pt 3 1980-1984
Administration of Water and Soil Conservation Act and Amendments HRC 00024:176:53/1 Pt 4 1984-1989
Administrative Annual Rates - General Correspondence HRC 00024:109:30/2/1 1976-1989
Aerial Photographs HRC 00024:75:22/4 Pt 1 1945-1964
Aerial Photographs HRC 00024:75:22/4 Pt 2 1964-1972
Aerial Photographs HRC 00024:76:22/4 Pt 3 1972-1983
Aerial Photographs HRC 00024:76:22/4 Pt 4 1984-1989
Akitio County Area - Correspondence - General HRC 00024:34:11/4 1967-1984
Alex Orr Estate HRC 00024:9:1/14/2 1957-1971
Allomes, Lynch, and Gardiner Drainage Scheme (Tokomaru) HRC 00024:62:19/54 1966-1987
Amalgamation - Manawatu & Rangitikei Wanganui Catchment & Regional Water Boards HRC 00024:130:40/1/2 1987-1988