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Design the Future

They can't vote yet, but you can!

Design the Future - Getting the kids involved

They can't vote yet but their voice can still be heard!

Your vote will will shape the district for the generation of tomorrow

From climate change action, housing affordability, good transport links and cultural events, Council plays a role in what our district feels like to live, work and play in.

Get the conversation started with the tamariki in your life about what they want to see in the future of Manawatū.

Check out ways your children can get involved in this year’s local elections below.

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Design the Future competition

We want to know what you think could make Manawatū even more epic - let their imaginations run wild!

There's prizes up for grabs, and the winners will be picked by Joe McMenimen, resident Feilding artist and social media hero!

Enter the competition

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Get Growing!

Plant your very own little piece of the Manawatū future by picking up one of our native seedlings from our pop-up events!

Grown in our Kawakawa Road Native Plant Nursery in Feilding, these little seedlings just need a little love and care to grow into something beautiful - a bit like our district!

How to care for your seedlings

Join us at one of our FREE family movie nights and enjoy 'The Bad Guys' movie!

Come along to one of our three movie events for some family fun - popcorn and drinks provided - and we're also available to have a chat about the upcoming local elections if you would like to find out more.

Check out dates, times and locations of our movie nights