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Planting Trees In The Right Place The Most Effective Way To Reduce Erosion

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 10:04 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council is proposing an ambitious tree planting solution to address the region’s significant erosion challenges in a way that retains and strengthens pastoral farms. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/8e583f55bc136e8b61ba.jpeg" ... More >>

Regional Council Consulting The Community About An On-demand Public Transport Service

Friday, 23 April 2021, 10:17 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is consulting the community on a new form of public transport that replaces fixed routes with an on-demand service. Regional Councillor and Chair of the Regional Transport Committee Martin Williams is excited about the ... More >>

Regional Council Taking Strong Stance On Breaches To Resource Management Act

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 2:03 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Three Hawke’s Bay companies have been fined a total of $37,840 in the Hastings District Court, after prosecutions taken by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/805de9ffcdebec11e1f1.jpeg" ... More >>

Caution: Wet Wood Season

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 3:57 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is warning people against buying wet or green wood as we come into the colder months. Regional Council Procurement Lead Mark Heaney says it’s important for people to check the wood they buy is fit for purpose. “Buying ... More >>

Large Wetland Being Constructed In Tukipo, Central Hawke's Bay

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:28 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A large wetland is being constructed in Tukipo, Central Hawke’s Bay to investigate how wetlands can be used to remove nitrogen and other contaminants from farm run-off and improve the health of surrounding waterways. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council ... More >>

Provincial Development Unit Grants Regional Council $5 Million To Develop Bridge Pa Water Storage Option

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:52 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Provincial Development Unit has allocated $5 million to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to accelerate investigations into a water storage development in the Heretaunga region for environmental, productive and municipal purposes. The funding includes ... More >>

Regional Council Shortlists Sites For Managed Aquifer Recharge

Friday, 26 March 2021, 11:12 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has shortlisted potential sites for a Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) pilot in Central Hawke’s Bay and is now conducting field testing to validate and determine site feasibility. MAR is a technology used to purposefully ... More >>

Is It Time For Māori Constituencies For Hawke's Bay Regional Council?

Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:50 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Me whakatū rānei ngā roherohenga Māori ki Te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Te Matau-a-Māui? Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is consulting with the community on whether to establish Māori constituencies* before the 2022 elections. E kōrero tahi ana Te Kaunihera ... More >>

Draft Long Term Plan Prioritises Action Now To Protect The Future

Monday, 22 March 2021, 9:28 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is proposing another step up in the environmental work it accelerated in 2018, by investing an extra $10.5 million on the services it delivers to the Hawke’s Bay region and $14.7 million on infrastructure and capital ... More >>

Regional Council Supports Deferral Of Winter Grazing Regulations

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12:46 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will work closely with farmers to encourage best practices in winter grazing, ahead of new regulations coming into effect next year. Yesterday the Government announced it has deferred the introduction of Intensive ... More >>

Maxwell Farms Fined $48,750 For Illegal Discharge Of 80,000 Litres Of Effluent

Friday, 12 March 2021, 3:14 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A Hawke’s Bay dairy company, Maxwell Farms Ltd, has been fined $48,750 for illegally discharging 80,000 litres of effluent into a stream which turned it green. The company was sentenced in the Hastings District Court today by Judge Melinda Dickey, after ... More >>

Permanent Swimming Ban Lifted For Lake Tūtira

Friday, 26 February 2021, 11:39 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has lifted the permanent swimming ban for Lake Tūtira. Regional Council water quality scientist Andy Hicks says this is an exciting milesone for the lake. “Tūtira is a beautiful regional park, and it’s great that the ... More >>

Five Councils Committed To Supporting Business Hawke's Bay Through Its Transition

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 3:09 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The leaders of the region’s five councils have acknowledged Business Hawke’s Bay’s (BHB) decision to wind up its operations, and thanked the organisation for the valuable work it has done. They say they’re heartened to hear from BHB that ... More >>

Regional Council Water Security Programme Engagement To Begin This Year

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 1:03 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional councillors today received an update on progress with the region’s water security programme. The Regional Council has received funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to investigate three water security initiatives: development ... More >>

Regional Council To Discuss Government's Māori Wards Announcement

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 2:02 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Regional Council to discuss Government announcement abolishing local veto on councils' Māori wards  Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be discussing the implications of the Government’s plan to abolish a law that allows local referendums to veto ... More >>

Transported To The Future – What Do You Think?

Monday, 1 February 2021, 12:54 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The community is being encouraged to have their say on a plan for the future of Hawke’s Bay’s transport network. Hawke’s Bay Regional Councillor Martin Williams, who’s the Regional Transport Committee Chair, says the Regional Land Transport ... More >>

Regional Council Welcomes Climate Change Commission Report

Monday, 1 February 2021, 11:15 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the draft advice from the Climate Change Commission to Government on the vital steps that must be taken to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change. Regional Council chief executive ... More >>

Rural Residents Face Bans As Water Levels Drop In The Continuing Dry Conditions

Friday, 29 January 2021, 3:17 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Rural residents are facing water bans as river levels continue to drop in the dry conditions. Regional Council chief executive James Palmer says water restrictions are common for this time of the year, and it is a difficult time when consent holders ... More >>

Councils Signal Renewed Approach To Economic Development

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 12:00 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay councils will start reviewing future economic development models this week, in a bid to improve support structures for the region’s business community, which enable them to prosper and succeed. The region’s councils are ready to begin ... More >>

Two Hawke's Bay Companies Fined Total Of $37,000 For Illegal Discharge

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 3:22 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says the court decision to fine two local companies a total of $37,000 for an illegal discharge sends a strong signal to businesses that polluting water in the region will not be tolerated. Farmers Transport Ltd and Dynes ... More >>