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On-demand Public Transport Launching In Hastings

Friday, 3 June 2022, 1:23 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

“$2 from anywhere in Hastings, to anywhere in Hastings; where you want to go, when you want to go!” That was the key message delivered by Regional Councillor and Transport Committee Chair Martin Williams at Friday morning’s launch event ... More >>

Pollution Incident At Ruahapia Stream Under Investigation

Friday, 13 May 2022, 11:46 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council responded to a pollution incident earlier this week after a significant number of dead eels were discovered in Ruahapia Stream by Kenilworth Road, Hastings. Regional Council staff are working closely with Hastings District ... More >>

Regional Council Asks About Joining Forces To Improve Shared Services

Friday, 29 April 2022, 12:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is asking the community about being part of a council-controlled organisation with other regional councils in New Zealand. The company would support shared services and collaborative activities across the regional sector. The 16 regional ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Hazard Portal Now Reports On Contaminated Sites

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 12:30 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has added a Hazardous Activities and Industries map layer to the Hawke’s Bay Hazard Portal, as part of its programme to unlock data for public use. The Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) records sites ... More >>

Agencies Prepared To Respond Ahead Of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fili

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 12:36 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, and Wairoa District Council are working closely together, in conversation with the region’s other councils, ahead of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fili which is expected to ... More >>

High Rainfall Makes For A Wet End To March

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 5:16 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The heavy rain in March has seen rivers around the region reach high levels and cause some damage says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. One climate station in north of Wairoa tallied up almost 1000 mm of rain in March, most during last week’s rainfall ... More >>

Regional Council Set To Consult On Leadership Of Coastal Strategy

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 11:02 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is set to consult on taking the lead role in the coastal hazard strategy, which has the support of Hastings District and Napier City councils. This step towards consultation brings the Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazard ... More >>

287 Ha Of Native Forest To Be Protected

Monday, 14 March 2022, 12:31 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is committed to protecting and enhancing critically endangered indigenous forest with 287 hectares of land earmarked for protection this year. Team Leader Biosecurity Biodiversity Mark Mitchell says $1.3 million will be ... More >>

Regional Council Appoints Climate Action Ambassador

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 9:06 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau to its first Climate Action Ambassador role. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2203/e1c8352b64273442beeb.jpeg" width="540" height="720"> Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau   ... More >>

New Appointees Oversee Hawke's Bay Environment

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 12:30 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hinga atu he tetekura, hara mai he tetekura – A new fern frond replaces the old. The face of environmental co-governance in Hawke’s Bay, Te Matau a Māui, is changing as new tāngata whenua representatives come to the table. The Regional Planning Committee ... More >>

Two Prosecutions For Illegal Burning

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 2:28 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has successfully prosecuted a company and an individual for separate illegal burning incidents. Regional Council Policy & Regulation Group Manager Katrina Brunton says the prosecutions send a strong message about the ... More >>

January 2022 State Of The Environment

Friday, 4 February 2022, 4:29 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Blimey. January was a bolter after months of good rain and favourable forecasts. Ex-TC Cody promised, then went AWOL and all that followed was tumbleweed. The Plains and main ranges had about a quarter or less of average January rainfall and other ... More >>

Waikahu Wetland: Build It And The Fish Will Come

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 10:02 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

It’s only taken two years for a healthy native fish populations to build up in the Waikahu constructed wetland at Waitangi Regional Park. The 15 hectare wetland was built in 2018 through a partnership between Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Te ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Trust Gives $12, 291 To East Coast Rural Support Trust

Monday, 17 January 2022, 9:07 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust has given the remaining $12,291 of the regional drought relief fund to the East Coast Rural Support Trust. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council chair Rick Barker says it made sense to give the funds to the Rural Support ... More >>

Possum Dogs In Māhia Sniffing Down To Zero

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 11:13 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Whakatipu Māhia has been using innovative tools in their quest for zero possums – sniffer dogs. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Manager Catchment Services Campbell Leckie says this approach is another way the project is using innovation to reach ... More >>

On Yer Boat? No Excuses

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:05 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

There are ‘No Excuses’ for unsafe behaviour on the water this summer, says the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Harbourmaster’s team as they gear up for a busy summer. Hawke’s Bay’s Harbourmaster Captain Martin Moore says having a good time ... More >>

Hawke's Bay 3D Maps To Inform Planning For A Climate-resilient Region

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 1:16 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

High-resolution 3D mapping of Hawke’s Bay using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology is now available for use by the community. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has run the project on behalf of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, ... More >>

Ground-breaking Start To Resilient River Communities Programme

Friday, 10 December 2021, 2:47 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A ground-breaking at Taradale stop bank beside the Tūtaekurī River marks the beginning of work to improve the resilience of communities living on the Heretaunga Plains. Minister for Economic and Regional Development Hon Stuart Nash formally opened the ... More >>

New Regional Development Agency Gets The Green Light

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:52 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The region’s five councils have unanimously agreed to support the establishment of a new regional development agency. This will see a joint annual investment of $1.7 million to an independent entity governed equally between business, iwi/hapū ... More >>

Buy To Burn Next Winter

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 10:15 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Summer is the best time to get wood for winter, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to get in now. Procurement Lead Mark Heaney says the Regional Council is teaming up with some of its Good Wood suppliers to offer six refunds of ... More >>