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Minister For The Environment Declines Fast-track Tukituki Plan Change

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 9:23 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Minister for the Environment David Parker has declined the Hawke's Bay Regional Council’s application to proceed with a fast-track plan to change the way that nitrogen leaching is modelled on farms in the Tukituki catchment. The Council had ... More >>

Local Company Fined $12,555 For Illegal Burning

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:40 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is welcoming a court decision to impose a fine of $12,555 on a local company for illegal burning. The company pleaded guilty for illegally lighting a fire in Frimley within the Hastings air shed on 1st May last ... More >>

Regional Council Delighted With Inland Port Funding

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:35 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council is delighted with the Government’s announcement to invest $20 million to develop a new 12ha inland port at Whakatu in the growing industrial area of Hawke's Bay. Regional Council chairman Rex Graham says the development of ... More >>

Regional Council Advised To Investigate Freshwater Storage Sites In Heretaunga

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:30 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council looks set to begin actively investigating freshwater storage sites in the Heretaunga rohe to provide for the region’s current and future water requirements. This follows a recommendation from the Environment and Integrated ... More >>

No Change To Water Bottling Consent Application Rules

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:59 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reassuring the public that there is no change to the rules in place for applying for a water bottling consent. A policy requiring that any water bottling applications be publicly notified was put in place in 2016 ... More >>

New Report Highlights Significant Economic Impact Of Climate Change In Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 2:55 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

New report highlights significant economic impact of climate change in Hawke's Bay A ‘do nothing’ approach to water security under climate change could see the primary sector in parts of Hawke’s Bay significantly impacted and some land uses ... More >>

Lifestyle Feed Runs A Great Success

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 11:36 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

In response to the critical and prolonged drought, the Rural Advisory Group and the Regional Council has distributed 4,933 hay bales to small block holders. Rural Advisory Group co-chair Lochie MacGillivray says they ran successful lifestyle feed ... More >>

May 2020 State Of The Environment

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:11 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Given another sixteen hours, May’s report would have been significantly rosier. Instead, most of May’s measures were left hanging on the desperate end of below normal. The latter half of the month did at least see a climb to 70% of May’s average ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Drought Relief Fund Now Open For Applications

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 9:17 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay’s drought relief fund, which was set up by local government leaders to help farmers through one of the region’s worst droughts in living memory, is now open for applications. Lochie MacGillivray, who co-chairs the Rural Advisory ... More >>

Regional Council To Amend Nitrogen Leaching Modelling Tool

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:31 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council wants to amend the way that nitrogen leaching is modelled on farms for resource consent applications in the Tukituki catchment. The council’s Regional Planning Committee yesterday agreed to approve the notification ... More >>

Digging Deep For Our Farmers In Drought

Friday, 29 May 2020, 9:06 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Our rural community need our help as they battle one of the worst droughts in living memory. A Give a Little page ‘Digging deep for our farmers in drought’ launched today to allow people to support the Hawke’s Bay’s rural community. The Civil ... More >>

Cheaper Fares With New System

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 4:16 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A proposed new ticketing system for Hawke’s Bay is planned to be rolled out at the same time as flat fees are trialled. Councillors today agreed to implement the tag on-tag off ‘Bee Card’ system and begin the trial of flat fees in August. ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Plans A Climate Smart Economic Recovery

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:28 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay’s Regional Council is focussed on stimulating a climate smart recovery to address the economic challenges facing the region from both COVID-19 and the drought. The consultation approach for the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Plan was adopted today ... More >>

Regional Council Pledges $200k To Mayoral Drought Fund

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:57 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional councillors have voted unanimously to contribute $200,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund to help fund the transport of feed to distressed farmers. Hastings District Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, Minister of Agriculture Damien ... More >>

Government Contribution To Drought Appeal A Good Start

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 4:03 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Rural Advisory Group are grateful that the Government has quickly responded to the regional request for financial assistance and is injecting $500,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor today made the ... More >>

Local Government leaders launch Mayoral Drought Relief Fund

Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:13 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A drought relief fund is being set up by Hawke’s Bay’s four Mayors and Regional Council Chairman this week, with the cash to be used to help Hawke’s Bay farmers through the drought emergency. The Councils are in the process of deciding how best ... More >>

Regional Council Gravely Concerned About Drought

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 11:11 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is expressing grave concerns about the continuing severe drought, particularly in the central part of the Region, and the significant impact it is having on farmers, their families, and wider community. Council Chief ... More >>

TANK Plan For Waterways - Have We Got It Right?

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:38 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

There are still seven weeks left for the communities of Napier, Hastings and the Heretaunga Plains to have a say on the long-term health of the region’s waterways. Public consultation on the Regional Council’s TANK Plan change started during COVID-19’s ... More >>

Nitrogen limits in Central Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 3:24 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reassuring the community that high nitrogen levels in parts of Central Hawke’s Bay are being addressed through some of the toughest land use rules in the country. More >>

Charges Laid Over December Dairy Effluent Discharge

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 3:31 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A farming company has been charged with the discharge of a significant volume of dairy effluent from a Patoka farm into a tributary of the Mangatutu Stream, which flows into the Tutaekuri River late last year. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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