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the state of our environment | January 2015

Monday, 9 February 2015, 11:54 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

It was a fabulous start to the year if you like your weather warm and dry. I could count the number of rain days on one hand at many of our rainfall sites and when I say ‘rain days’, that includes days with a mere flick of a shower. So you might ... More >>

Council Receives Abatement Notice

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:58 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Abatement notices were served on Central Hawke’s Bay District Council this morning requiring them to take action to improve the quality of the discharge of wastewater from both the Waipukurau and Waipawa treatment plants. More >>

Could That Wetland Photo Win You An Overseas Trip?

Monday, 26 January 2015, 2:40 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Local entries into an international photo competition for young people to mark World Wetland Day are encouraged by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. More >>

Opportunity for Update on ‘The Big Six’

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:10 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hosting a late afternoon tea meeting onWednesday 28 January giving an update on how public comments made on The Big Six priorities late last year are being incorporated into the Long Term Plan for the region. More >>

the state of our environment | December 2014

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 3:54 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Recreation-wise it was a dismal start to December but at least it dented prospects of drought. A month’s worth of rain fell in the first couple of weeks and maximum temperatures were often in the mid-teens. The dump of rain temporarily affected water ... More >>

Don’t Forget Didymo Checks this Summer

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 12:00 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

People going near a river or stream this summer are urged not to forget to ‘Check Clean and Dry’ as part of the normal practice of cleaning equipment. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council supports the national Didymo campaign and has again employed ... More >>

Civil Defence Website Now Easier to Use

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay’s civil defence website is now easier for local people to use before and during a civil defence emergency. More >>

Another Way to Check Beach Water Quality this Summer

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:09 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Information on Hawke’s Bay beaches is now on the environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) – http://www.lawa.org.nz/ . More >>

Enhanced HAWQi Coastal Buoy Back in the Water

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:59 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Coastal water data for Hawke’s Bay will be back online today. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s science team returned the distinctive red and yellow ‘HAWQi’ coastal water quality monitoring buoy to its location offshore off Tangoio this morning. More >>

Clear plan needed to meet CHB Wastewater treatment standards

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 1:00 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A clear plan is needed from the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council on how it intends to modify its wastewater plant to meet the stricter new standards required for the discharge. More >>

Rope to Help Eels enter Lake Tūtira

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 9:49 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

It may look like a load of old rope, but it’s hoped that a length of mussel spat rope will be the key to repopulating Lake Tūtira with eels. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council freshwater scientist Dr Andy Hicks and Matthew Brady from Department of Conservation ... More >>

Have your say on Hawke’s Bay’s roads and public transport

Monday, 8 December 2014, 12:08 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay people are being encouraged to have their say on what the region’s transport systems should look like in the future. The drafts of the Regional Land Transport Plan and Regional Public Transport Plan have just been released for public ... More >>

The state of our environment | October 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 5:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

October had all the usual elements of spring – windy… tick; hot one day and cold the next…tick; rain taps took a small twist towards off… tick. All a bit unremarkable. Rainfall was fairly typical for the time of year (within 20% of normal) but some ... More >>

United Support for Napier-Gisborne Rail Corridor

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:51 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Mayors of Napier, Hastings, Wairoa and Gisborne met today and agreed to fully support and endorse Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s position to secure a lease for the Napier to Gisborne rail corridor. More >>

HBRC to work with community on concerns about weed spraying

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 5:13 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to investigate potential alternative solutions for weed spraying around drains in the Wairoa area. More >>

Mountain Bike Event at Tūtira

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A new mountain bike event is being held at Tūtira Regional Park on Sunday, 9 November. The event is being run by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council with support from the Hawke’s Bay Mountain Bike Club. More >>

Recreational Water Quality Results Reported On

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:47 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Information on the water quality at popular swimming spots in Hawke’s Bay is provided to the public through summer. More >>

Rook Control Starting Later Than Usual

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 1:16 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s strategic rook control programme gets underway this month. This year the control work is starting later than usual as rooks have been nesting later this season. Rook control would normally be well underway across ... More >>

the state of our environment | September 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:37 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

September wasn’t exactly teeming with the joys of spring. It was a case of winter hanging on by its fingernails, bringing us colder daytime temperatures than usual (for the third month in a row...heavy sigh) and also a fair bit more rain. It makes ... More >>

Public Input Will Help With Decision Making Process

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:24 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Public input on a new draft policy will help people to be better aware of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council decisions and the role the public has in influencing them. More >>



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