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Eyes Out For Breeding Manu

Friday, 9 October 2020, 12:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The breeding season for Hawke’s Bay’s endangered shorebirds has begun, with nests popping up along our rivers and beaches. Banded dotterel nest. Photo Credit: Adam Scott After a successful breeding season last year, Regional Council Terrestrial ... More >>

Biodiversity Protection On Farms Boosted By New Partnership

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:42 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has joined forces with the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (QEII) to provide landowners with financial incentives and on-farm support to protect and enhance areas with biodiversity values on their farms. The ... More >>

Regional Council Reviewing Riparian Plant Programme

Monday, 28 September 2020, 12:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

As a result of proposed improvements and changes to its riparian planting programme, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council isn’t selling riparian plants to the community in 2021. Regional council manager of catchments delivery Dean Evans said the council ... More >>

Farmers Have Two Weeks To Apply For Drought Relief Fund

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:43 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group is encouraging farmers to apply for the drought relief fund before it closes on September 30 this year. Lochie MacGillivray, co-chair of the Rural Advisory Group, says the fund was set up in response to one of the most ... More >>

Review Of Regional Council’s Biosecurity Programmes

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 1:49 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is working to improve the delivery of its biosecurity programmes following an independent review.      The Regional Council commissioned the review of its biosecurity programmes to get a measure of ... More >>

Hawke's Bay 'flying The Flag' For Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

Friday, 11 September 2020, 3:01 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay have collaborated to fly bilingual flags to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Māori Language Week . The bilingual flags, ngā haki reorua, can be seen proudly flying in locations in Wairoa, Napier, Hastings and Central Hawke’s ... More >>

Regional Council Sends Rates Invoices To 71,122 Ratepayers

Friday, 21 August 2020, 9:20 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council has sent rates invoices for the 2020-21 year to 71,122 ratepayers across the region, and they are due for payment on 20 September this year. Given the significant financial and personal implications of COVID-19 and the drought for ... More >>

Rural Advisory Group Broadens Drought Relief Fund Criteria

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 10:33 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group has broadened the eligibility criteria of the regional drought relief fund to support more farmers. Lochie MacGillivray, co-chair of the Rural Advisory Group, says the fund was set up in response to one of the most ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Welcomes $19.2 Million Climate Change Funding

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:25 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has secured $19.2 million of Government funding to protect and mitigate the effects of climate change, which will mean up to 63 jobs for the region. The funding came from a combined set of proposals by regional councils ... More >>

Regional Council Accelerating Climate Crisis Engagement

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:17 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is accelerating its response to the climate crisis through a series of upcoming projects and engagement with the community. Chief executive James Palmer said the Council was at the forefront of preparing the region for the ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Welcomes RMA Review Report

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes today’s independent review panel report on the Resource Management Act. The New Directions for Resource Management report is a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act (RMA), delivered by a government-appointed ... More >>

HBRC Welcomes Greenhouse Emissions Report

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 12:18 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A new report looking at New Zealand’s regional greenhouse gas emissions is being welcomed by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The Stats NZ report shows Hawke’s Bay‘s greenhouse gas emissions have been decreasing since 2007 and adds further to knowledge ... More >>

Drought-breaker A Relief, Yet Critical Feed Deficit Remains

Monday, 22 June 2020, 2:21 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Rainfall over the weekend has signalled the end of the meteorological drought across parts of Hawke’s Bay to the relief of farmers, yet there remains a critical feed deficit. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council air quality scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak ... More >>

Regional Council Support For Warmer Homes

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 3:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council can help whānau get dry, healthier homes that are warmer in winter and cooler in summer, with insulation and better air flow. Many Hawke’s Bay homes are unhealthy and cold, impacting the health of the people who ... More >>

Cold And Smoky Weekend Made For Unhealthy Air

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 12:24 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Air quality in Hastings exceeded the national standard for the first time this year on Monday, taking Hastings to its air quality limit for the year. The average level of very small particles in the air over Hastings, measured at St John’s College, ... More >>

Regional Council Encourages Landowners To Submit Tukituki Consent Applications

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 3:38 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council wants to thank the Tukituki catchment landowners who have sent in their pre-application or full consents and encourages those who haven’t submitted to do so. Group manager of Regulation Liz Lambert says the Regional ... More >>

Six Week Extension For TANK Plan Consult

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:12 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council’s plan for the long-term health of the Heretaunga Plains waterways will now stay open for public consultation until Friday 14 August. Known as the TANK Plan, it deals with the Tūtaekurī, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū catchments. ... More >>

Weekend Rainfall Welcome But Not A Drought Breaker

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 4:14 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says the rain over the weekend was very welcome, and although it wasn’t an official ‘drought breaker’, it will result in grass growth. Principal air scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak says most areas had 30-60 mm, ... More >>

Napier-Hastings Outdoor Winter Burning Ban

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1:18 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

During the colder months from May to August, no outdoor burning is allowed in Hastings or Napier. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reminding locals that winter outdoor fire rules in the Napier and Hastings air sheds begin on Friday 1 May, and end on ... More >>

Rural Advisory Group Urge Farmers To Seek Advice As Drought Deepens

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 4:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group is urging drought-stricken farmers to seek advice and plan ahead for the winter, particularly as the severe drought deepens in Central Hawke’s Bay. The southern half of the region is about to enter its seventh ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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