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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 >>

Regional Council Responds To Freshwater 2020 Report

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5:00 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says a report on New Zealand’s freshwater environment released today provides valuable modelled information to illustrate the national state of freshwaters compared to their natural state. The Ministry for the Environment ... More >>

The Plan For Healthier Heretaunga Plains Waterways

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 1:28 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council’s plan for the long-term health of the Heretaunga Plains waterways will go to public consultation from 2 May. Known as the TANK Plan, with its focus on the Tūtaekurī, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū catchments, Hawke’s ... More >>

HB Rural Advisory Group Works Hard To Support Farmers

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:17 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group will do all it can to support drought-impacted rural communities, following today’s Government announcement of a move to alert level four and a national lockdown. Made up of representatives from rural and primary ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Drought Committee Recommends Declaration

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 4:56 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Drought Committee is recommending to the Government that the region declare a medium-scale event under the Government’s Primary Sector Recovery Policy, to trigger welfare support and resources to adversely-affected farmers and landowners. ... More >>

Connecting Teachers To Nature

Monday, 9 March 2020, 4:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Following a successful year of connecting teachers to nature, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Predator Free Hawke’s Bay, and Enviroschools are planning another year of free, after-school workshops in 2020. first workshop for the year, The Magic of ... More >>

First Maori Committee Meeting Of The Triennium – New Chairs Announced

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 3:32 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Māori Committee has met for the first time in the new triennium and appointed joint chairs. The Māori Committee includes both elected councillors and 12 representatives of four of the six Ngāti Kahungunu Taiwhenua ... More >>

Latest LiDAR Technology To Provide 3D Models Of Hawke’s Bay Landscapes

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 4:30 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

  An exciting regional collaboration between all five councils of Hawke’s Bay has taken off. Aerial surveying of the region has started, using the latest LiDAR (Light Detecting and Ranging) technology collecting geographic data to create highly ... More >>

Tough Time For Fish

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:06 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it’s not just people who are finding the warmer weather uncomfortable. Regional Council Scientist Dan Fake says in summer months when the region’s streams and rivers get low, water temperatures can get ... More >>

Flying Completed For Hawke's Bay Regional Council's 3d Aquifer Mapping Project

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 1:02 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

After flying 8,000 kilometres in the past month, the aerial surveying for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s innovative 3D mapping project has finished. A helicopter towing the latest airborne electromagnetic survey technology called SkyTEM has flown ... More >>

Innovative 3D aquifer mapping project takes off

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 1:36 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s ambitious project to get the clearest picture yet of the region’s freshwater supply has taken flight. More >>

Lifejackets – no excuses

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:34 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

With summer in full flow with beautiful long days and heat pushing families to the water, it’s time to remember to wear lifejackets. More >>

River Levels Drop as the Region Continues to Dry Out

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:25 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Water restrictions are already in place for many urban areas in Hawke’s Bay and now rural residents are facing water take bans on some rivers as the region continues to dry out. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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