Hawke's Bay Regional Council regularly publishes technical publications including research, reports, guidelines and manuals and action plans. More commonly referenced and recent publications are listed here and can be downloaded as PDFs or ordered online.
Dates refer to publication but these publications are all currently used by Council. If there is a report that you know of that is not currently available from this website, or you are having trouble downloading due to the size of the file, contact the Council at (06) 835-9200 to ask for a copy.
Aquifer Test Guidelines
This report establishes guidelines for doing, analysing, and reporting on aquifer tests that determine aquifer characteristics and are more appropriate for Hawke's Bay conditions.
Aquifer Test Plan
If you are planning to do an aquifer test the Council advises that you submit an Aquifer Test Plan in advance to streamline the consents process.
Waterway Design Guidelines
The primary objective of these guidelines is to outline and demonstrate the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s preferred waterway design approaches. The guidelines are living documents and may be reviewed from time to time as industry standards change and best practice evolves. Please contact Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to ensure the latest version is used.
DRAFT Forestry Erosion and Sediment Control - April 2009
Erosion and Sediment Control - April 2009
Industrial Stormwater Design - April 2009
Low Impact Design - April 2009
Small Dam Design - April 2009
Stormwater Management - May 2009
Works in Waterways - April 2009