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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 >>

Swim Thru Summer - Check You're 'good To Go'

Friday, 4 December 2020, 8:57 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Summer’s here and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to check they’re good to go before taking a dip. Regional Council’s Marine and Coastal Scientist Anna Madarasz-Smith says ‘Swim Thru Summer’ is a reminder to check ... More >>

Regional Council Measures Its Emissions To Achieve Carbon Neutrality By 2025

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 1:52 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has measured its corporate carbon footprint and is on the way to reaching its goal of being carbon neutral by 2025. Regional Council corporate operations manager Stacey Rakiraki says the emissions profile is a great ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Farms Get $4.1 Million Grant For Freshwater Improvement

Friday, 27 November 2020, 4:12 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A joint Government and Hawke's Bay Regional Council Jobs for Nature grant of $4.2 million will improve water quality and biodiversity of Hawke's Bay farms, while providing employment opportunities following COVID-19. The Regional Council and central Government ... More >>

Regional Council Chairman Calls For Calm

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 6:25 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman, Rex Graham, has expressed dismay at some of the comments and the obvious level of deep hurt being felt as a result of the Regional Council’s decision making on the question of Maori seats. It wasn’t ... More >>

Regional Council Signals Support For Greater Māori Representation

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 6:18 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has signalled its support for enhanced Māori representation at the Council table but has stopped short of creating Māori seats for the next local government elections. At an extraordinary meeting of the Regional Council today, ... More >>

Damaged Crops, Harsher Droughts, And More Pests With Climate Change

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 1:56 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay is facing wildfires, worsening droughts, crop damage, and more pests and disease in the next 70 years as a result of climate change, according to a new report. The report, Climate change projections and impacts for Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s ... More >>

Horse The Kiwi Chick Starting Life With A Light Footprint

Saturday, 17 October 2020, 11:02 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

There will be no horsing around for the all-important mission of getting newly hatched eastern brown kiwi chick Horse to his new home. Horse, recently hatched at The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua, needs to get to a Napier based creche to grow bigger and ... More >>

Logging Around Tangoio And Tūtira

Friday, 16 October 2020, 11:04 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Drivers and locals can expect to see logging works and some traffic disruption around Tangoio and Tūtira from November until April. Pan Pac Forest Products will be logging in Hawke’s Bay Regional Council managed forest on the Tangoio Soil Conservation ... More >>

Engaging With Community For Mohaka Catchment Plan

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 8:26 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is getting ready to engage with the Mohaka community to develop a plan to manage land and freshwater in the Mohaka catchment. "Ngāti Pahauwera Iwi will lead the co-designing process with Regional Council staff, and ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Applauds Tourism Success

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 11:57 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council is applauding the work of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, with news that visitor spending in the region in August topped the country. Tourists in Hawke’s Bay spent over $45 million, which is more than any other region in the ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Company Fined $11,900 For Illegal Burning

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 1:40 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says a court decision to fine a local company $11,900 for burning prohibited items sends a strong message to the community. The company pleaded guilty to lighting a fire in Beach Road, Tangoio on 9th October last ... More >>