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Hawkes Bay Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Youth Fare To Be Introduced On GoBay Services

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 6:38 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will introduce a youth fare in its upcoming 1 May fare changes. It will be automatically applied to users with a Bee Card whose date of birth shows them as between the ages of 5 and 18. More >>

Dam Safety Policy To Be Reviewed

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:18 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is in the process of reviewing and updating its policy on dangerous dams, earthquake-prone dams and flood-prone dams. The Council seeks public submissions as part of the consultation period, open from 28 March to 28 April ... More >>

Latest Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment: More Work To Be Done

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 2:52 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, as part of the Joint Committee on Climate Action, this week released the latest greenhouse gas emissions assessment for the region. This is the fourth annual assessment released and shows that emissions are not declining ... More >>

Regional Council Readies For Consultation On Its Long Term Plan 2024-27

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:54 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is getting ready to take its proposed three-year Long Term Plan out for consultation. In the Corporate and Strategy Committee meeting on Wednesday 21 February, a project update will be provided, showing the headwinds ... More >>

Flights To Check State Of Tukituki

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 1:40 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Flights will begin today to cover about 87 randomly selected sites in the Tukituki Catchment. It is part of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council's State Of the Environment monitoring which informs our regional riparian management policy, and is not a compliance ... More >>

Boat Partially Sinks Near Port Of Napier Breakwater

Friday, 2 February 2024, 8:20 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A 10.5m wooden recreational craft was struck by a submerged log near the Port of Napier breakwater and started to sink Friday afternoon. The incident happened at approximately 3:30pm on Friday. The Port of Napier pilot boat, a Coast Guard vessel, ... More >>

Likely Source Of Substance Found On Haumoana Beach

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 1:01 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Following testing of the substance found on the beach at Haumoana on 1 December, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council believes it is most likely to have come from the Hastings District Council wastewater outfall. The previous day Hastings District ... More >>

Algal Bloom Off Cape Coast

Friday, 22 December 2023, 10:44 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A bright, rust coloured algal bloom has appeared along the shoreline near Te Awanga and Haumoana. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Environmental Information Team took samples on Thursday afternoon to determine if the algal bloom is toxic. Results from ... More >>

Jump Online To Check Water Quality Before Swimming

Friday, 1 December 2023, 11:18 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With summer on our doorstep and people gearing up to visit their favourite swim spots, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is carrying out weekly water quality testing at 37 rivers, beaches, and estuaries, from Mahia to Pōrangahau. Before people jump ... More >>

Havelock North High School Joins The Region's Enviroschools

Friday, 1 December 2023, 9:34 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Havelock North Secondary School has joined the Hawke's Bay Regional Council's Enviroschools programme. Havelock North High School joins 41 other schools, as well as 21 Early Childhood Education centers across the region. The programme now covers 9000 students/ ... More >>

Water Conservation Is Critical This Summer

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:21 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With the region about to experience what is predicted to be an extremely dry summer, water conservation will be critical. The water teams within Hastings District Council and Napier City Council are working together on co-ordinated messaging as much as ... More >>

Gravel Extraction Underway At Walker Road

Monday, 27 November 2023, 1:59 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce the successful tender by contractors to remove up to 300,000 cubic meters of gravel from the Upper Tukituki catchment. The extraction site is off Walker Road, Waipawa. Hawke’s Bay contractor firms Slick ... More >>

Woody Debris Being Removed From Rivers And Beaches Across The Region

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:58 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Silt Recovery Taskforce continue to work hard to remove woody debris from beaches around bridges and from riverbanks across the region. This will allow popular beaches to be safely accessed again, reduce risk ... More >>

New Secondary Schools Teaching Resources Now Available

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:13 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce that a new suite of environmental teaching resources is now available for local secondary schools. These resources have been in development since July and have involved Regional Council scientists ... More >>

Mediterranean Fanworm Infestation Found In Pilot Bay

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:49 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Mediterranean fanworm infestation found in Pilot Bay Thursday, 23 November 2023 The discovery of 81 Mediterranean fanworm ( Sabella spallanzanii ) on the sea floor in Pilot Bay is not the early Christmas present that the Bay of Plenty Regional Council ... More >>

Stay Alert For Chilean Needle Grass

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:07 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging landowners to protect their farms by looking out for Chilean Needle Grass and reporting any sightings to the Regional Council. <img src="" ... More >>

Rare Reptile Pops Up In Waipawa

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:40 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A population of an endangered lizard - thought to be the Hawke’s Bay skink – has been found making its home within a blackberry bush in Waipawa, Central Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Roadsafe Hawke’s Bay Unveils Fresh New Look

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 2:26 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

<img src="" width="720" height="720"> Roadsafe Hawke’s Bay has just unveiled a fresh, contemporary new look and launched a region-wide advertising campaign ... More >>

More Silt Recovery Work Funding Sought

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 7:13 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Silt Recovery Taskforce has moved close to 900,000 cubic metres of silt around Hawke’s Bay, completing over half of the 977 logged jobs in the process. Silt Recovery Taskforce Lead Darren de Klerk says unless more money comes in by the end of October, ... More >>

Low Flow Water Level Notification System Coming Back Online

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 2:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Regional Council’s system to notify water consent holders of low flow water levels will be back online from Wednesday 11 October 2023. This comes as an El Niño weather pattern has developed in the Pacific, with an increased risk for dry conditions ... More >>





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