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Hawkes Bay Regional Council - Latest News [Page 3]

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 >>

May 2023 State Of The Environment

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 5:09 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

May was another opportunity for the region to dry out a touch. May’s rainfall was below normal, especially on the Heretaunga and Ruataniwha Plains and in southern Hawke’s Bay. It’s three consecutive months of below normal rainfall for the Heretaunga ... More >>

Disaster Relief Fund Pay-outs Reach $3 Million Across Our Region

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 3:00 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The total amount of payments distributed by the Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Trust Fund has topped $3 million after an additional 199 applicants received payment from the fund last week. Since 18 February, 5486 applications have been reviewed by our ... More >>

Regional Council Welcomes Proposed MfE Burning Rules Change

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 11:28 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the advice by the Ministry for the Environment that an Order in Council has been proposed by the Minister for the Environment. Environment Minister David Parker said today that a proposed temporary rule change would enable ... More >>

Applications Open For Commercial Entities To Fund Silt And Debris Removal

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 6:01 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Commercial entities can now apply for Government funding to recover some of the costs of sediment and debris clean-up on their land following Cyclone Gabrielle. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says the Government has provided ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust Approves New Funding Eligibility To $10,000

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 3:34 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Trustees of the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust have approved an update to the eligibility criteria for the Disaster Relief Trust and increased eligible amounts up to $10,000. Commencing 8 May, this second phase will also allow previous applicants ... More >>

Alligator Weed Identified At Lake Whatumā

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 1:55 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) has confirmed the presence of Alligator weed at Lake Whatumā (Lake Hatuma) in Central Hawke’s Bay. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2304/88099ef4cf1681d0824b.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Alligator weed is an invasive ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Fund Distributes $1.7 Million To Community

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 12:04 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

This week the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund made it’s fourth round of funding allocations with a total of $1.7 million distributed across 2,680 households and 50 community groups and marae since 8 March 2023. Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund ... More >>

Progress Continues To Repair Hawke's Bay Flood Infrastructure

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 2:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council continues to make great progress to restore flood infrastructure. Asset Management Group Manager Chris Dolley says stopbank repairs are a focus along the Ngaruroro, Tūtaekurī and Waipawa rivers. “Our team have ... More >>

Land-use Planning And Flood Protection The Focus Of Hawke's Bay Regional Council Cyclone Recovery Committee

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 2:03 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Land-use planning, hazard management, risk and flood protection will be the focus of the work of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s new Cyclone Recovery Committee. Today the Regional Council formally approved the formation of the committee which ... More >>

Bus Service Between Napier And Hastings Resumes Monday, 27 March

Friday, 24 March 2023, 9:17 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

A bus service re-connecting Napier and Hastings via Clive will start next week, Monday 27 March, providing essential services for passengers in the region. Intercity services were suspended following Cyclone Gabrielle, which damaged infrastructure ... More >>

Stopbank Repair Map Available For The Public

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 3:45 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Our teams are working hard to repair critical flood infrastructure and a stopbank map is now available for the community to see repair progress. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/b7cd6ceb839bad411112.jpeg" width="720" height="515"> This map can be found here and ... More >>

$1.2M Distributed By Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Friday, 17 March 2023, 12:56 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

This week, the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund distributed a further $750,000 to residents across our region. That brings a total of $1.2 million distributed to over 2,000 applicants so far. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/09995f66b33c6948bb4f.jpeg" ... More >>

Good Progress On Restoring Flood Infrastructure

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 2:35 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council crews are making good progress in restoring vital flood infrastructure, and have restored most pump stations along drainage systems. Regional Council Asset Management Group Manager Chris Dolley says staff have been ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Fund Confirms First Round Of Payments Today

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 3:39 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke's Bay Relief Trust has approved its first round of payments as part of the Cyclone Gabrielle relief package today. Just under $500,000 will be distributed to applicants and be a welcomed contribution to loses they have incurred. The payments ... More >>

Regional Council Improving Temporary Stop Bank Repairs While Progressing Permanent Fixes

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 2:27 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff and contractors are focused on improving temporary flood protection works while also progressing permanent repairs. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/39d1002c78be8f497233.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Stop bank repairs near EIT in ... More >>

Rainfall Data Shows Intensity Of Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 10:13 am | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) rainfall figures show Cyclone Gabrielle was one of the most significant weather events to impact the region on record. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/a81b50898c02f159808c.jpeg" ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Emergency Relief Fund Now Accepting Applications

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 7:05 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Residents and ratepayers of the Hawke’s Bay region who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle can now apply for assistance from the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund. The fund, organised by the Hawke’s Bay mayors and chair, offers one-off hardship ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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