Process for investigating possible boundary alteration between Horowhenua District and Palmerston North City and notice of public meetings

30 Sep 2020

The Local Government Commission received an application in November 2018 from a group of local residents to have an area including the township of Tokomaru, the rural locality of Opiki, and an area extending south towards Shannon, that is currently within the Horowhenua District, included in Palmerston North City.

As part of the Commission’s investigation process to test community opinion in relation to the possible boundary alteration, two public meetings have been arranged to present information and hear community views, as follows:

    • Opiki Community Hall on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 3.30pm
    • Tokomaru Community Hall on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 7pm.

The Local Government Commission is committed to safely progressing its work programme within the context of the Covid-19 global pandemic. In order to observe any government requirements restricting the size of public gatherings, pre-registration is requested for those intending to attend either public meeting, please contact the Commission


Phone: (04) 460 2228

|The public meetings will be recorded and made available online.

For further information, including a map of the area potentially affected, go to the Commission’s website or contact the Commission using the details above.


Penny Langley

Chief Executive Officer

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