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Hawkes Bay Regional Council - Latest News [Page 2]

Regional Council Review Will Hear Communities' Concerns; Media Conclusions Cause Concern

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 9:22 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The people of Hawke’s Bay have raised lots of concerns around the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle which is why it is so important that the review of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s flood scheme and river management is independent. The Terms of Reference ... More >>

Community Working Together To Build Tamatea-Central Hawke’s Bay’s Climate Change Resilience

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 12:21 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Consent has been granted for a Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) pilot in Central Hawke’s Bay, which will see mana whenua, landowners and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council working together to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Funded by both the ... More >>

Review Of Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management To Get Underway

Monday, 28 August 2023, 3:34 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The contract for an independent review of the performance of the Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) response to Cyclone Gabrielle has been signed. The contract was awarded to Bush International Consulting and will be led by Mike ... More >>

Commercial Fund Cap Increases To $400k, Closes 31 August

Friday, 25 August 2023, 3:52 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Government has announced an increase on the total amount claimable under the Commercial Debris fund from $250,000 to $400,000. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says the funding cap has increased to recognise the significant ... More >>

Regional Council Acknowledges Resource Management Reform Legislation

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 10:29 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council acknowledges two new key pieces of resource management reform legislation – the Natural and Built Environment Act (NBEA) and the Spatial Planning Act - in force from today. Regional Council Policy and Regulation Group ... More >>

Regional Council Exploring Flood Mitigation Options For Land Categorisation Areas

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:17 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is focused on developing flood resilience options where possible for communities in Category 2. Regional Council Asset Management Group Manager Chris Dolley says Regional Council have already released eight Category 2C ... More >>

GoBay Reinstates Key Bus Services

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 10:58 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Popular GoBay bus routes and extensions will be reinstated on Monday 28 August, after being parked since Cyclone Gabrielle. The well-used 12N and 12H services, Napier to Hastings return via EIT and Hawke’s Bay Hospital, will offer hourly services ... More >>

Disaster Relief Fund Pays Out Final Grants

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 3:53 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust (DRT) decision panel had its final meeting yesterday following the closure of Phase Two applications in early July – 238 applications were approved and $928,491.38 was paid out. The trustees include the mayors of Hastings, ... More >>

Planning For Flood Protection Solutions Underway For Hawke’s Bay

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:13 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

As part of the cost-sharing package provided to Hawke’s Bay’s five councils, the Government have confirmed $203.5 million toward flood protection for the region. The funds will be provided to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council specifically to support ... More >>

Flood Protection Funding Package A Significant Step For Wairoa

Friday, 4 August 2023, 6:23 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Community leaders have welcomed the funding package from Central Government which includes a $70 million injection for a much-needed flood protection scheme for Wairoa. Wairoa District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Tātau Tātau o te Wairoa ... More >>

Review Terms Finalised For Hawke’s Bay’s Flood Protection And Drainage Systems In Response To Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 3:25 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The terms of reference for a review into the performance of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s flood scheme assets and river management programmes have been finalised and accepted by the Council. This signals the start of the review. Regional Council ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Confirms Lower Rates Increase Alongside Recovery Charge For 2023-2024

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 2:30 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today confirmed its rate increase which strikes a balance between keeping rates increases contained where it could, as well as resourcing for unplanned cyclone work. It has confirmed an average rates increase of 6 percent ... More >>

Threatened, Native Fish Discovered In Hawke's Bay

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 10:42 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A potential new population of Shortjaw kōkopu, one of the five whitebait species, has been discovered in Northern Hawke’s Bay. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2307/5e85b0c7ae226dfd0b85.jpeg" width="720" height="405"> Image courtesy of DoC Hawke’s ... More >>

Land Categorisations Continue To Provide Clarity For Hawke’s Bay Communities

Monday, 24 July 2023, 3:09 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

More than half of the residents located in provisional Category 2 and Category 3 areas across Hawke’s Bay have been moved to Category 1, less than two months after the land categorisations were first announced on 1 June.  Hawke’s Bay ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Regional Council Welcomes National Policy Statement For Indigenous Biodiversity

Friday, 7 July 2023, 2:56 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB) as an important way to support the region’s recovery and build resilience in rural areas. The NPS-IB, which comes into force on 4 August 2023, ... More >>

Regional Council Welcomes Delay Of Regional Freshwater Regulations

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 2:09 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the delay of the roll-out of the Freshwater Farm Plans (FW-FP) regulations for the region by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE). With the new roll-out timetable, it is likely that Hawke’s Bay won’t start ... More >>

Government Inquiry Into North Island Severe Weather Events Welcomed

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 4:02 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (HB CDEM) welcomes the Government's Inquiry to review the response to the North Island severe weather events. The HB CDEM Joint Committee governs HB CDEM on behalf of the region’s five councils. ... More >>

Flood Protection Network Holding Up Against Rain

Monday, 19 June 2023, 10:41 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council wants to reassure the community that the region’s flood protection network is holding up and forecast rain isn’t expected to cause any significant flooding. As at 8.36am on Monday 19 June, Metservice has downgraded ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund Pays Out Over $1 Million To 180 Applicants

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 7:15 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Disaster Relief Fund panel this week approved pay-outs to a further group of 180 applicants totalling $1,191,700. Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund and Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says: “We are very pleased to be able to distribute ... More >>

Budget Cuts Minimise Regional Council Rates Increase, Plus Recovery Charge Proposed

Friday, 9 June 2023, 11:40 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is proposing an average rates increase of six percent for 2023-24, substantially down from the 14.5 percent forecast increase in their Long Term Plan 2021-2031.  In addition to the rates increase, the ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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