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the state of our environment | June 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014, 3:00 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Any day you can wear shorts and a t-shirt during winter without looking like an idiot is a bonus and we had a few in June. Both daytime and night temperatures were over a degree warmer than usual. Also above normal was the region’s rainfall, which ... More >>

Reaction to Board of Inquiry final decision

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:46 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has decided not to appeal the final decision from the Board of Inquiry on the Tukituki Plan Change 6 and Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Trails - Section Closure & New Bridge Safety

Monday, 30 June 2014, 5:20 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Two sections of the Hawke’s Bay Trails are temporarily interrupted – one for farm operations and the other for bridge safety upgrades. More >>

HBRC adopts 2014-15 Annual Plan

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 4:42 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has voted to formally adopt its 2014-15 Annual Plan at its meeting in Napier today. In doing so the Council agreed to a 5.8% average rate rise for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council ratepayers, which equates to an annual ... More >>

Media Statement: Support for all council staff

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:35 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Chair of the Regional Council attaches a letter agreed to and signed by all Regional Councillors expressing unreserved support for all staff of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. More >>

Science Buoys Temporarily Out of Hawke’s Bay Waters

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 11:35 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s science team will be taking the coastal water quality ‘HAWQi’ buoy off-line this month, while Lake Tūtira the monitoring buoy is already out of the water for servicing. More >>

HBRC welcomes second report into oil and gas regulation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 5:09 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) has released her second report into the regulation of the oil and gas industry in New Zealand. More >>

Arbor Day Kicks Off Winter Planting Projects

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 12:16 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Arbor Day on 5 June this week recognises the value and importance of trees and forests in our environment. It is also the start of the winter planting season for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council which also supports some community groups and schools with their ... More >>

Extension for final Tukituki Catchment Proposal decision

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 12:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Minister for the Environment Amy Adams and Minister of Conservation Nick Smith have approved a one month extension to the timeframe the Board of Inquiry has to produce its final decision and report on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal. More >>

Ngai Tahu withdraw from Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

Monday, 19 May 2014, 5:20 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A potential investor in Hawke’s Bay’s Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme has today withdrawn from the Memorandum of Understanding signed in September 2013. More >>

Extension for final Tukituki Catchment Proposal decision

Saturday, 17 May 2014, 12:59 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Minister for the Environment Amy Adams and Minister of Conservation Nick Smith have approved a one month extension to the timeframe the Board of Inquiry has to produce its final decision and report on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal. Earlier ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Air Quality Science Informs WHO Review

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:20 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay is doing as well as, if not better than, many other towns and cities in New Zealand in terms of air quality, says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council scientists in response to a report from the World Health Organisation. More >>

HBRC to consult on potential investment in Ruataniwha Scheme

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 5:15 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today agreed to release a statement of proposal on investing up to $80 million in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for the public to have their say on. More >>

Ruataniwha Business Case Peer Reviewed by Deloitte

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 12:50 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will consider the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Investment Statement of Proposal at its meeting next week on Wednesday 30 April. The Statement of Proposal forms the basis for public consultation. More >>

Board of Inquiry Decision

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 4:53 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The chairman of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Investment Company (HBRIC Ltd) says he is pleased with the decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant resource consent for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Damage Policy Reviewed

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:37 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has reviewed its Disaster Damage Risk Management Policy. This policy covers the provisions HBRC has in place for the financial risk when Council owned/administered flood control and drainage schemes plus open space areas are impacted ... More >>

Alternative Investment Report discussed

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 4:58 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme remains the most economic alternative and a viable investment for Hawke’s Bay, according to an independent report commissioned by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. More >>

the state of our environment | March 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014, 5:12 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Historically we’ve had a number of our worse storms in the month of March - more than 500 mm of rain within 10 hours in the Esk Valley in 1924 (I’m told), almost 800 mm at Aniwaniwa when Bola hit in 1988 and apparently a quick-fire 99 mm in 1 ... More >>

Timeline on public consultation on Ruataniwha Water Storage

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:07 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has set out a provisional timeline for consulting with the public around potential investment in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. Council’s investment company HBRIC Ltd presented its business case to council today ... More >>

Busy goBay bus route between cities to get extra services

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:43 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A popular and busy goBay bus route between Napier and Hastings is to get extra services. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to add two additional buses to the goBay Route 12 service between Napier and Hastings during peak morning and afternoon periods ... More >>

 

 

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