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Regional Council To Seek Community Views On Three-Year Plan

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 1:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be asking the community to have their say on its draft Three-Year Plan, opening for consultation on Monday 15 April. More >>

Funding Available For Region's Biodiversity

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:52 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Environmental Enhancement contestable fund opens on Thursday 28 March to support individuals and groups with projects to advance the region’s biodiversity. Thanks to a funding injection by Hawke’s Bay Regional ... More >>

Biosecurity Restrictions End For Gravel Extraction

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 12:47 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Tukituki Controlled Area Notice 2023 will expire at the end of the month and will not be renewed. The Controlled Area Notice was put in place to allow for controlled gravel extraction from the Tukituki and Waipawa Rivers after Cyclone Gabrielle to ... More >>

Te Wairama Munro Appointed As Regional Council Te Pou Whakarae

Friday, 15 March 2024, 12:44 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed Te Wairama Munro as the Te Pou Whakarae - Group Manager, Māori Partnerships to support staff and councillors in engagements with Mana Whenua. Ms Munro is of Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hinepua, ... More >>

NIWA Data Shows Significance Of Cyclone Gabrielle Flooding

Friday, 8 March 2024, 1:15 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Scientific analysis of Cyclone Gabrielle’s flooding has underlined the extraordinary magnitude of the event. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) undertook analysis of the flood flows that occurred at 20 river gauge sites ... More >>

Possum Control By Landowners Crucial To Reduce Populations

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:56 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reminding landowners that possum control remains their responsibility as the move to Regional Council led control is on hold. Regional Council Catchment Management Lead Biosecurity Matt Short says its important landowners ... More >>

Council Votes To Adopt Revenue And Financing Policy

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 4:28 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on Wednesday voted to adopt several changes to its Revenue and Financing Policy and Rates Remission policies. The changes were publicly consulted on from 1 December to 28 January and drew 541 written and 11 verbal submissions. ... More >>

New Accelerator To Reduce The Region’s Carbon Footprint

Friday, 2 February 2024, 12:21 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the launch of Regional Energy Transition Accelerator for the Hawke’s Bay region. The Accelerator programme will support businesses in the region to switch to lower carbon-emission fuels in their industrial ... More >>

Marine Parade Woody Debris Clean-up Due To Fire Risk

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 10:22 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Southern Marine Parade will be cleared of woody debris over the next month following a spate of fires along the beach. The Silt Recovery Taskforce is leading the clean-up, working with Napier City Council, Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ), and contractors to ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s Communities Invited To Stand Together For The First Anniversary Of Cyclone Gabrielle

Monday, 29 January 2024, 12:07 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Wednesday, 14 February this year marks the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle. As one of the hardest hit regions, Hawke’s Bay communities have worked together, united and aligned, with a collective goal of ensuring Hawke’s Bay is a prosperous, ... More >>

Yellow Water Lily Eradicated In Hawke's Bay

Monday, 29 January 2024, 11:40 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has eradicated the invasive pest plant, the yellow water lily, from all known Hawke's Bay locations after thirty years of work. Regional Council Biosecurity Biodiversity Advisor Darin Underhill says a final check of known ... More >>

GoBay To Reinstate All Bus Services

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 2:33 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

From 29 January 2024, the Hawke's Bay Regional Council will be reinstating all bus services that have not been operating in the Hawke’s Bay Region (due to driver shortage and operational constraints) since November 2022. This will result in an ... More >>

Toxic Algae Identified In Tukituki River

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 10:05 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging swimmers and dog owners to stay alert for toxic algae in the Tukituki River after multiple blooms have been identified near Walker Road in Central Hawke’s Bay. Regional Council Water Quality & Ecology ... More >>

Go Bus Lifting Wages For Bus Drivers

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 11:13 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Go Bus are pleased to announce funding has been secured to provide GoBay bus drivers with a wage increase from $25 to $28 per hour. Bus drivers are a critical part of the region's public transport operations and this ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Consulting On How Rates Are Set

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 10:58 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging the community to make submissions on its consultation on the principles of how rates are set and who should pay for the services provided. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says the ... More >>

Regional Council Adopts Navigation Safety Bylaw 2023

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 2:23 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has adopted the Hawke’s Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw 2023 and it will come into effect in the new year in January 2024.  The purpose of the bylaw is to ensure that different users of coastal and inland ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Councils Adopt Climate Action Strategy; Hears From Youth

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:04 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The region’s Climate Action Joint Committee yesterday adopted a strategy for mitigating, adapting to, and engaging communities around climate change in the region. The Climate Action Joint Committee consists of representatives from the region’s mana whenua ... More >>

Havelock North High School Wins 2023 Enviro Challenge

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 1:18 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Havelock North High School has won this year’s Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Enviro Challenge. Havelock North High School, Woodford House, Karamū High School, and Sacred Heart on Tuesday presented to a panel of judges in the Council’s Chambers ... More >>

Boaties: Keep It Clean Down Below This Summer

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:25 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Keeping boat hulls and anchors clean is the best way to protect Hawke’s Bay waters and reduce the risk of introducing or spreading unwanted marine pests. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Senior Biodiversity Advisor Alice McNatty, says it’s important ... More >>

Silt Recovery To Continue Into December With Extra Funding

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 3:10 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The caretaker Government, in consultation with the incoming Government, has agreed to provide an additional $10 million of funding for the Silt Recovery Taskforce which will allow sediment and debris collection and management to continue into December. ... More >>





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