Horowhenua District facts for kids
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|Wards||Levin, Waiopehu, Miranui, Kere Kere|
|• Total||1,063.60 km2 (410.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||29.99/km2 (77.68/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
|Website||Horowhenua District Council|
Located north of Wellington and Kapiti, the district stretches from slightly north of the town of Otaki in the south to just south of Himatangi in the north, and from the coast to the summit of the Tararua Ranges.
Wards of Horowhenua District
- Levin Ward
- Waiopehu Ward
- Miranui Ward
- Kere Kere Ward
Land use in Horowhenua
Much of the area was once an extensive wetland and the centre of a substantial flax industry. It has been progressively drained and converted to productive but flood-prone farmland, with a mixture of loam and peat based soils. Some parts of the wetland, particularly those around Lake Horowhenua are being returned to their former state as a conservation area, with the help of local Māori. One of the local tribal authorities is the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority.
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