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Hastings Orchard Fined $14,000 For Illegal Agrichemical Spray Drift

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:27 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says a $14,000 fine for an orchard that allowed an illegal agrichemical spray drift sends a strong signal to the horticulture sector that poor practice will not be tolerated. Johnny Appleseed Holdings Ltd pleaded guilty ... More >>

Coastal Hazards Re-engages Ahead Of Consultation

Monday, 14 December 2020, 1:58 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay coastal hazards project is re-engaging with the community to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio. The Joint Committee met to discuss a series of community workshops, aimed at testing the project workstream outputs ... More >>

Dairy Compliance Awards Recognise Hawke's Bay Farmers Achievements

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 11:21 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The dairy industry and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council have adopted the shared goal to achieve 100% compliance with all resource consents, and are 80% towards the goal, celebrated at the Dairy Compliance Awards. The Dairy Compliance Awards recognise ... More >>

Keep An Eye Out For Chilean Needle Grass

Monday, 7 December 2020, 1:06 pm | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging landowners to keep an eye out for Chilean needle grass on their farms. The Regional Council’s Biosecurity Team Leader, Alice McNatty, says its purple seed head is easy to spot this month, before it turns a ... More >>

New Technology Helps Find Koi Carp

Monday, 30 November 2020, 10:33 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased that new environmental DNA technology has helped confirm a suspected presence of the invasive koi carp in a farm pond in Hawke’s Bay. A tip off from a farm manager, followed by an eDNA sample has resulted ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Funds $100,000 For Flood Relief

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:42 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has voted to contribute $100,000 to the Napier City Mayoral Relief Response Fund to help people buy essential items that aren’t covered by insurance or other agencies. At a council meeting yesterday, the councillors ... More >>

Satellite Imagery Shows Scale Of Erosion Problem

Friday, 20 November 2020, 9:53 am | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council satellite imagery shows hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment in some of our major rivers, and 20 kilometres offshore following last week’s storm. The first satellite image shows the bay between Napier Port ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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