HBRC seeks to balance the need for development and economic growth with good quality natural resources.
In this section you will find information about air monitoring and research, air pollutants, monthly reports, dust, burning, odour, and agrichemical use.
HBRC measures meteorological information at several climate stations across Hawke’s Bay.
In this section you will find out about coastal issues such as coastal ecology, water quality at our beaches, pollution management and coastal hazards,
Environment Topics are fact sheets on the wide range of the Regional Council’s responsibilities, so can be useful starting points for people needing information.
HBRC plays a key role in promoting sustainable land management in Hawke’s Bay.
In this section you will find information about animal and plant pests in Hawke's Bay, how to identify them and the role of the Animal Health Board. Check out our 'new' updated Possum Control Area (PCA) pages
Check out our State of the Environment Reports to find out what the current state of our natural resources are in Hawke's Bay.
Waste management is an issue of growing public concern. The major players in waste management in the region are the city and district councils. They provide services like rubbish collection, sewage disposal and managing of hazardous substances.
HBRC provides information for landowners and industry professionals about on-site domestic wastewater treatment systems.
In this section you will find information about water quality, river and stream levels, rainfall and recreation in the region. You will also find information on the Council's flood protection, groundwater level areas, and groundwater quality.
This page contains a register of online hazard documents, research material, and publications from either HBRC or external organisations that are available to the public.
Find out all the information you need regarding water metering including: entering your information, approved water meters, regulations and more...