The face of the Horowhenua district is changing. Like most districts throughout New Zealand, their community is becoming older and more diverse. It is also increasing in population, with many choosing regional living, within easy travelling distance of Wellington and Palmerston North.
Tararua district is working towards better telecommunications infrastructure solutions and the project is being driven solely by the local community.
Over the past six months, Te Kotuku Hauora, the iwi health and social service for Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa has been delivering Tu Ora, an employment facilitation programme for iwi members.