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Catch up with the latest HBRC News 

Keep up to date with all of Hawke's Bay Regional Council's latest news and media releases.

HBRC welcomes James Palmer as new Chief Executive

The Council has today appointed James Palmer as its new Chief Executive.

24 May 2017

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'The Future of our Water' Community Symposium

Nearly 30 speakers will address a public symposium being held on June 1 and 2, 2017.

22 May 2017

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Close eye on feedlots

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is keeping a close eye on feedlot and feedpad operations across the region this winter.

18 May 2017

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Resource Technician (x2) Hydrology and Groundwater (Vacancy Nos 17-859 and 17-861)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two resource technicians. One each in our Hydrology and Groundwater teams. We are looking for enthusiastic, technically-minded individuals with a willingness to learn.

17 May 2017

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Te Mata Mushroom Company’s applies for new Air Discharge Consent

Te Mata Mushrooms Company has developed a new plan to address ongoing odour issues from its Havelock North factory.

12 May 2017

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Saturday is Planting Day on the Clive River

This weekend's planting event is alongside the Clive River, Farndon Road, Sat 13 May, starting at 9am.

11 May 2017

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Ruataniwha Scheme Review

A councillor-initiated review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme will be presented at a special meeting of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council tomorrow.

9 May 2017

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Check for Woolly Nightshade

Hawke’s Bay residents are asked to report any Woolly nightshade plants found in gardens, wasteland areas and roadsides.

9 May 2017

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Winter Outdoor Burning Ban in Napier and Hastings Air Sheds

Rules applying to outdoor fires during winter in the Napier and Hastings air sheds began on Monday 1 May. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council reminds residents that no outdoor burning is permitted in these zones until after 31 August 2017.

4 May 2017

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Lake Tutira algae bloom

HBRC staff advise the public to avoid contact with Lake Tūtira.

28 April 2017

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Three new Independent Directors appointed to HBRIC Ltd

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed three additional independent directors to its investment company HBRIC Ltd, to help drive future economic development in the region according to Council Chairman Rex Graham.

26 April 2017

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Short Delay in Ruataniwha Water Storage Review

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to delay the report back on the review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for two weeks in order to have further advice prepared. Originally planned for 26 April, the report back will now be on 10 May.

20 April 2017

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HBRC focuses on improving freshwater

HBRCl has made 4 applications to MfE's Freshwater Improvement Fund, in the hope of fast-tracking improvements to some of the region’s degraded waterways.

13 April 2017

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Better bus ticketing for passengers on the way

Bus passengers in Hawke's Bay will have improved ticketing by June next year.

12 April 2017

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Kiwi ingenuity helps fish find home

An innovative floating fish ramp is proving an inexpensive and robust solution to overcoming barriers preventing fish from migrating upstream around the country.

10 April 2017

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Time to Clean Up

HBRC adopted the Draft Annual Plan 2017-18, and approved a consultation document ahead of April-May's consultation period.

30 March 2017

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Coastal hazards strategy benefits from community commitment

Members of the community involved in Hawke’s Bay’s coastal hazards strategy are leading decision-making to manage risks.

29 March 2017

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Concerns raised about Urban Development Strategy

Council has raised concerns about the effectiveness of a strategy developed to manage urban development on the Heretaunga Plains.

29 March 2017

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Prosecuted for burning prohibited items

HBRC successfully prosecuted a local contractor for burning prohibited items on his Whakatu property.

21 March 2017

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Waitangi Star Compass Greets the Dawn

Ātea a Rangi, the fifty metre wide star compass, was unveiled at a dawn ceremony on 20 March at Waitangi Regional Park.

20 March 2017

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Consulting on Gravel Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking at new ways to manage gravel taken from the region’s rivers and wants to hear what the community thinks about the proposal.

17 March 2017

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Making sense of Ngaruroro River science

TANK members heard the latest science from hydrologists about flow stats for Ngaruroro River - it contained some surprises.

17 March 2017

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Pine Harvest Plans for Tūtira Regional Park

Plans for the upcoming pine forest harvest at the back of Tūtira Regional Park were approved at this week’s Environment and Services Committee meeting.

16 March 2017

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Interim Chief Executive Appointed at HBRC

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed an interim Chief Executive to replace its existing Chief Executive who leaves at the end of this month.

15 March 2017

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Rabbit Control Relief for Farmers

If national approvals are given, HBRC proposes a coordinated release of the new rabbit calicivirus into Hawke’s Bay in May 2017.

15 March 2017

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'Paws at Pakowhai' Event for Dogs

The popular ‘dog park’ at Pākōwhai Regional Park near Hastings will be the focus for the 'Paws at Pākōwhai' event on Saturday 25 March.

9 March 2017

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New Funding Partner for Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay has secured a new funding partner for this financial year.
The Hastings District Council has agreed to provide $10,000 from its Waste Levy Fund to meet a shortfall in funding.

6 March 2017

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Oil Spill Exercise in Napier Harbour

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will have its annual marine oil spill exercise in Napier’s Inner Harbour on Tuesday, 7 March 2017.

3 March 2017

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Process underway to recruit new Chief Executive for HBRC

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today taken the first steps towards appointing a new Chief Executive for the organisation.

1 March 2017

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Regional Planning Committee - Media Briefs

The Regional Planning Committee debated a potential Plan Change on Oil & Gas Exploration, and a moratorium on the release of GMOs.

1 March 2017

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Navigation Safety Bylaw Consultation

The Hawke’s Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw has been reviewed and is now open for public consultation until 17 March 2017.

28 February 2017

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New Buoys for Ocean Swimmers

New marker buoys are in place at Hardinge Road beach for the benefit of ocean swimmers, triathletes and waka racers.

23 February 2017

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HBRC Chief Executive Resigns

After 10 years as Chief Executive of HBRC, including three years as HBRIC Ltd Chief Executive, Andrew Newman has taken the decision to step down, effective 31 March 2017.

22 February 2017

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Only One Ban Left After Rain

After this weekend’s generous rain, only one irrigation ban is left on in Hawke's Bay.

20 February 2017

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Corporate & Strategic Briefing

A summary of two items discussed at today's HBRC Corporate & Strategic meeting.

15 February 2017

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Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb

The popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails is continuing to climb, with new figures showing a record number of people using the trails for cycling, walking or running.

15 February 2017

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HBRC and Eastland Group agree Waihi Dam settlement

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Eastland Group have agreed to resolve the current prosecution regarding the Waihi Dam without a conviction being entered.

14 February 2017

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Take the bus to Art Deco celebrations

Those heading into Napier for Art Deco celebrations this weekend are being urged to take the hassle out of getting there by taking the bus.

13 February 2017

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Major water bans need rain

FORTY water take bans are now in effect and the region desperately needs forecast rain.

7 February 2017

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1931 Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea 12 Feb

The special afternoon tea for people who survived the 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake is on Sunday 12 February at 2pm.

3 February 2017

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Dry Conditions Discussed

Rural representatives met at HBRC on Tues 2 Feb to get an overview of the dry conditions affecting the region.

2 February 2017

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Wetlands' Importance Recognised

With World Wetlands Day happening around the world on Thursday 2 February, the focus will be on ‘Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction’.

1 February 2017

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Algae Increase in Tukituki

Tukituki River users are warned that there is an increase in phormidium, blue-green algae in some reaches.

1 February 2017

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HB Coastal Hazards – outlook for change

Appointed members of two Coastal Hazard Assessment Panels met to launch the next phase of the region’s coastal hazards project.

1 February 2017

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Water take bans increase

More irrigation bans are back on, with a total of 37 now in force, and very little rain is predicted for Hawke’s Bay this week.

30 January 2017

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Illegal rubbish dumping and fires concern HBRC

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has raised concerns about reports of people dumping rubbish and setting fire to it in the Puketapu area.

27 January 2017

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Summary of Council Meeting, 25 January 2017

A summary of decisions on agenda items -
- Council Upgrade on Hold
- RWS Moratorium Extended
- Honorariums Approved for Councillors on HBRIC Board
- Costs for Havelock North Water Contamination Investigation

26 January 2017

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Water take ban situation improved

Thanks to some rainfall, some irrigation bans have been lifted - only 29 total and partial water bans are in force this week.

24 January 2017

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34 water bans as HB dries out

As the region continues to dry out, HBRC is currently managing 34 water bans on irrigation takes across the region.

16 January 2017

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Hawke's Bay cycle trails voted in Top 10

There’s no better time than the middle of a hot Hawke’s Bay summer to enjoy our beautiful cycle trails.

12 January 2017

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Inflatables Risky on the Water

Inflatable dinghys and pool chairs should never be used as boats, says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Harbourmaster Martin Moore.

12 January 2017

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Hawke's Bay Dry

The monthly state of the environment report for December was released today, recording very low rainfall for the month.

12 January 2017

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Keep clear of algae mats in rivers

People should beware the risks to people and animals from toxic algae, warns HBRC and the HB District Health Board.

11 January 2017

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Safer Lifejackets Old4New This Weekend

Boaties can upgrade their lifejackets on Saturday 14 January thanks to Coastguard's Old4New scheme.

10 January 2017

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Tūtira Investigation Continues

The cause of the eel and fish deaths in Lake Tūtira are still being investigated by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council environmental scientists.

23 December 2016

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HBRIC Ltd appoints Interim Chairman

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Investment Company HBRIC Ltd has appointed Sam Robinson as its Interim Chairman.

23 December 2016

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Collaboration the key to a healthy aquatic environment

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council believes involving all stakeholders is the key to achieving a “healthy aquatic environment” in New Zealand.

23 December 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park's Longest Day

Te Matau a Māui Voyaging Trust is using the summer solstice to mark points of sunrise and sunset on the new compass platform in Waitangi Regional Park.

22 December 2016

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‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding

A trial “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets, or speeding on the water is in action this summer in Hawke's Bay.

22 December 2016

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It's Electrifying!

A recent course in electric fishing techniques will assist with freshwater monitoring.

22 December 2016

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HBRC helps GeoNet gain further earthquake knowledge

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council building in Napier is helping GeoNet gain valuable insights into how New Zealand buildings withstand earthquakes.

19 December 2016

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Afternoon Tea Again For 1931 Earthquake Survivors

The annual afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake is always a special occasion.

16 December 2016

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Swimming Warning for Puhokio Stream

A health warning has been issued that people should not swim in the Puhokio Stream at Waimarama until further notice.

16 December 2016

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Heretaunga Plains River Management Under Review

The Heretaunga Plains river corridors, and the services these rivers provide, are being reviewed.

15 December 2016

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Fish wash up at Lake Tūtira

HBRC is investigating fish deaths in Lake Tūtira, with staff quickly on site to identify the cause.

15 December 2016

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Catch the bus to Christmas at the Park

GoBay bus service provider HBRC are supporting this Saturday’s Christmas at the Park event at HB Showgrounds with extra services and special bus fares.

14 December 2016

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Two Notice of Motions supported by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has supported two Notice of Motions from Councillors at its monthly meeting today.

14 December 2016

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HBRC voted to publically notify future water bottling consents

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today voted to require all future water bottling consent applications be publically notified and heard in an open and public way.

14 December 2016

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Joint Media Release from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Hastings District Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today agreed to withdraw the prosecution of Hastings District Council for a breach of condition 21 of Brookvale bores 1 and 2 consents and to consider issuing infringement notices for the same.

13 December 2016

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New Tactic for Chilean Needle Grass Awareness

A billboard alongside SH2 on the Takapau Plains alerts landowners to take action against Chilean needle grass.

8 December 2016

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Time for Safer Lifejackets

Two national lifejacket promotions have the whole-hearted support of Hawke's Bay's regional Harbourmaster Martin Moore.

2 December 2016

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Tūtira Restoration Options Presented

Scientific modelling of Lake Tūtira has highlighted some options for improving water quality and reducing algal blooms.

1 December 2016

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CHB District Council charged over wastewater treatment plants

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today laid charges against the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council in relation to its wastewater treatment plants in Waipukurau and Waipawa.

30 November 2016

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Council review of Ruataniwha scheme

HBRC today agreed to request that HBRIC Ltd implement a moratorium on spending on the Ruataniwha scheme.

30 November 2016

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Council supports ownership of CHB cycle bridge

HBRC today agreed to be the owner of a proposed suspension bridge across the Tukituki River in Central HB.

30 November 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park road access closed

Access to Waitangi Regional Park between the bridges at Awatoto is closed until further notice.

24 November 2016

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Proposed Plan Change for Oil & Gas Exploration Activities

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Regional Planning Committee has asked Council to progress a plan change which would see a prohibition of oil and gas exploration in many parts of Hawke’s Bay.

23 November 2016

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Ngaruroro's Water Conservation Order and TANK Plan

HBRC’s Regional Planning Committee today discussed the outstanding values of different parts of the Ngaruroro River and how best to protect them.

23 November 2016

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Havelock North Drinking Water Supply Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has laid charges against a party for alleged offences uncovered in the course of its investigation into the contamination of Havelock North drinking water.

18 November 2016

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TANK Group gets jet powered

On Sunday 20 November, the Group developing a Plan Change to manage the quality and quantity of water in the region’s main river systems will get a first-hand view.

18 November 2016

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Hard line to be taken on vehicles on East Clive beach

A desire by the community to protect the beach at East Clive will see a harder line taken on those flouting rules banning vehicles from the beach.

16 November 2016

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Hawke's Bay remains undamaged

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred about half way between Kaikoura and Christchurch has caused widespread damage across the South Island and in Wellington.

14 November 2016

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Harbourmaster Notice

Speed uplifting Ngaruroro River, Chesterhope road bridge to Waitangi

12 November 2016

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HBRC Committee Chairmen elected

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council yesterday elected Councillors to chair its committees.

10 November 2016

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HBRC considering Water Bottling, Feedlots and Oil & Gas drilling

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is considering potential policy development related to water bottling, feedlots and oil & gas drilling in the region.

9 November 2016

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Review of Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to commission an independent review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

9 November 2016

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Waitangi improvements taking shape

Diggers, scrapers and shapers are in full swing at the Waitangi Regional Park project site, and on track to have the first part of the makeover completed by Waitangi Day 2017.

2 November 2016

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Favourite Swimming Spots Water Quality Info Online

Hawke’s Bay beaches are great for swimming, and people can check before they head out to the water as the region’s water quality monitoring programme has begun this week

2 November 2016

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Take Care With Dogs On Rivers

With summer coming, plus the combination of lower river levels and warmer water temperatures, Hawkes Bay Regional Council is recommending that dogs should be kept under control at the region’s braided rivers because of the risk of the potentially toxic algae, Phormidium, being present

2 November 2016

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Public Notice - East Clive Beach Meeting

A community meeting will be held for Clive people and beach users to talk with HBRC about vehicles and dogs on East Clive Beach. Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7.00pm
Clive Community Hall, Main Road, Clive.

2 November 2016

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HBRC at first day of Havelock North Water Inquiry

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chief Executive Andrew Newman appeared at the first day of the Government Inquiry into the Havelock North Water Contamination today.

27 October 2016

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Inaugural meeting of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The inaugural meeting of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council was held in Napier today.

26 October 2016

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New Express service great news for Hawke’s Bay Hospital

A fast new 40-minute express commuter bus service is great news for Hawke’s Bay Hospital staff and visitors.

17 October 2016

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Regional Council Election Results Confirmed

The final results of the HBRC triennial elections have been confirmed.

14 October 2016

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Restoring Mana to Waitangi Regional Park

A mauri stone was today placed at the centre of the platform being created for the navigation compass at Waitangi Regional Park.

14 October 2016

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Hawke’s Bay expertise helping Canterbury rivers

Hawke’s Bay expertise will be helping to keep Canterbury rivers weed-free very soon.

10 October 2016

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Preliminary Results from HBRC elections

The preliminary results from the HBRC elections are now available.

8 October 2016

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HB Conference to Focus on Land, Water, Human Resilience

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hosting this year’s NZ Association of Resource Management conference, 11-13 October, with the theme of building resilience

6 October 2016

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New beginnings for Napier-Wairoa rail link in 2017

Joint Kiwi Rail - Port of Napier Ltd announcement about re-opening of Napier-Wairoa rail line in 2017.

6 October 2016

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Useful Meeting on Navigation Safety

The region’s Navigation Safety Bylaw is up for review and the Harbourmaster has had a positive initial meeting in Wairoa.

28 September 2016

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Stormwater group gets in the flow

TANK's stormwater group visited a few hotspots to understand issues where the built environment meets our sensitive waterways.

27 September 2016

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Waitangi estuary enhancement gets green light

The contract has been awarded to build key parts of Waitangi Regional Park’s makeover - work starts in October.

22 September 2016

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Five year groundwater quality report presented

A five year Groundwater Quality report shows Hawke’s Bay aquifer systems are generally suitable for drinking water supply.

22 September 2016

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New bus service for Bay View residents

There is great news for Bay View residents wanting to catch the bus – now they can.

19 September 2016

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HBRC welcomes water inquiry

HBRC welcomes the Government initiated independent Inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination issue, formally established today.

15 September 2016

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Pekapeka Wetland Photos Sought

The search is on for old photos or illustrations of Pekapeka wetland for a new book.

15 September 2016

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A Dog's Breakfast

Napier dog owners are invited to a free Dogs Breakfast event at Pandora Pond, Ahuriri Estuary on Saturday 17 September.

13 September 2016

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HB Schools Walk, Plant, Discover This Week

Hawke’s Bay’s annual Conservation Week’ programme for schools is underway for 2016.

12 September 2016

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HBRC Chief Executive Reappointed

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has reappointed Andrew Newman to the position of Chief Executive.

9 September 2016

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Management of feedlots must continue to improve

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it acknowledges the management of feedlots by farmers in the region is not acceptable and must continue to improve.

6 September 2016

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Public Notice - Bore Security

This public notice published in HB Today 3 September is a guide to landowners and occupiers on bore security

2 September 2016

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Court of Appeal decision on Land Exchange for Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC) says it will be discussing with the Department of Conservation the Court of Appeal’s direction that the Director General reconsider the revocation step of his decision regarding a land exchange for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

1 September 2016

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Safety on the Water a Priority

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw again this year.

1 September 2016

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Wild Kaka Coming to Town

During this winter a kaka has been frequenting an area around the Napier Botanical Gardens.

1 September 2016

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Future energy use in Hawke’s Bay up for discussion

The future energy usage in Hawke’s Bay has been up for discussion in Hawke’s Bay today.

30 August 2016

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The health of groundwater wells

HBRC is sending letters to each of the region’s territorial councils and other well owners asking them to check the condition of their well-head and the surrounding area.

29 August 2016

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HBRC launches formal investigation

HBRC has today advised Hastings District Council of a formal investigation into the condition of Havelock North's water supply bores as a source of contamination.

25 August 2016

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Youth Environment Council Back at Awatoto

In what’s becoming an annual event the Youth Environment Council beach clean up is on again on Saturday 3 September.

25 August 2016

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Havelock North water issue update

An update on the work HBRC is undertaking in the investigation.

24 August 2016

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Water activities inform Havelock North water issue

HBRC continues to share the results of its groundwater monitoring in support of Hastings District Council and the District Health Board.

24 August 2016

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Havelock North water issue a focus for Regional Council

HBRC is giving full attention to investigating the water issue that laid low over 4,000 Havelock North residents.

23 August 2016

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Tukituki River in the clear

HBRC says it’s very unlikely that E. coli in the Tukituki River has caused the recent contamination of Havelock North’s groundwater supply.

22 August 2016

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Consultation on Proposal for New Service Company

A proposal to set up a new service company for the Ruataniwha Scheme is open for public consultation.

18 August 2016

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Two parties deny charges in relation to Waihi Dam

The two parties charged in relation to the works carried out on the Waihi Dam and the subsequent discharge of silt into the Waihi and Waiau Rivers have both denied the charges.

18 August 2016

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Road of opportunities for young offenders

There has been national recognition for a joint Hawke’s Bay project aimed at raising awareness of the risk and consequences of poor driving decisions has received national recognition.

17 August 2016

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Further research recommended on potential of Rocket Tourism

The Corporate & Strategic Committee is recommending further research into the tourism potential of the Rocket Lab at Mahia Peninsula.

17 August 2016

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HBRC Investigating Havelock North Groundwater

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s environmental science team is undertaking extensive testing of the Te Mata Aquifer to understand the water quality within the aquifer and to assist Hastings District Council and Hawke’s Bay District Health Board in determining the source of the contamination of the Havelock North water supply.

17 August 2016

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Candidates for Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Candidates for Hawke's Bay Regional Council positions in the Local Elections 2016 have been confirmed.

12 August 2016

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Heretaunga water group seeks high values

The TANK Group has discussed a strong desire to ensure swimmable water quality in the Tutaekuri River catchment.

11 August 2016

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Tukituki Plan is gaining momentum

After ten months of the Tukituki Plan being active, a cross-sectional group of HBRC staff reported back to the RPC on progress made so far.

11 August 2016

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Enrolled to vote?

A reminder that you have until 12 August to check you are correctly enrolled for the local elections.

3 August 2016

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Commitment to partnership with tangata whenua

Strong relationships with tāngata whenua are key to a plan for managing water and land in the Greater Heretaunga area.

3 August 2016

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Public Can Comment on Plains Urban Strategy

The reviewed Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy is open for public comment.

1 August 2016

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S-Map Workshop Popular

A workshop organised by HBRC on getting the most out of S-map is so popular a second session has been scheduled.

29 July 2016

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REDS action plan to transform Hawke's Bay

HBRC is right behind the Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016 launched today.

27 July 2016

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Council Meeting Cancelled

The Regional Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 27 July 2016 has been cancelled.

25 July 2016

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Dirt Bikers Risk on HB Trails

HBRC and Police are working together to stop dirt bike riders illegally riding on sections of the Hawke’s Bay Trails.

15 July 2016

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Current Consents Now Accessible Online

Consents holders and the public can now view current resource consents on this website, using the map buttons below.

14 July 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park - Priceless!

We're delighted to confirm near-full funding for the Waitangi Regional Park project.

8 July 2016

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Another important milestone for Ruataniwha Scheme

HBRC has confirmation that further conditions required for it to sign-off on its $80 million dollar investment in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme have now been met.

8 July 2016

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Low Wind, More Air Pollution

Low wind conditions are resulting in Hastings having a run of high air pollution days, with 7 so far this year.

7 July 2016

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HBRC welcomes decision on conservation order process

HBRC welcomes the Minister for the Environment’s decision on the Water Conservation Order application for Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

6 July 2016

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A Big Thanks to Helping Hands with Plantings

Over 400 Hawke’s Bay people are to be thanked for their efforts helping to add 10,000 native plants to the landscape.

4 July 2016

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Further Environmental Safeguards for Ruataniwha Scheme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says some additions to its investment company’s Statement of Intent will provide further environmental safeguards for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

1 July 2016

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Two new bigger Express buses take to the road

Great news for Express bus commuters in Hawke’s Bay with two new bigger buses taking to the road from Monday 4 July.

1 July 2016

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Impact of Long Dry Spell Not Over for HB

Another round table meeting of key sectors and agencies received an update this week on Hawke's Bay's dry conditions.

1 July 2016

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TANK Group gets to the heavy lifting

At the end of June, the TANK Group got down to a heavy workload.

1 July 2016

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Support for Hawke’s Bay Coastal Marine Environment Research

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has put its support behind work looking at the state of the region’s marine environment and strategies to improve it.

30 June 2016

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Safety of Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme paramount

HBRIC Ltd is reassuring the public the safety of the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is paramount and a dam construction expert panel has already been appointed and started work.

30 June 2016

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Youth Environment Team Holds Green Games

The first Green Games organised by the HB Environment Youth Council are being held Wednesday 29 June.

28 June 2016

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HBRC in IrrigationNZ News

HBRC is proud to be partnering with IrrigationNZ with an insert in this quarterly magazine to Hawke’s Bay irrigators.

21 June 2016

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U.S. Students Intern at HBRC

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is hosting four U.S. science students as interns.

21 June 2016

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HB Air Quality Data on National LAWA Website

Air quality data has been added to the national LAWA website including data for Hastings, Napier and Awatoto.

20 June 2016

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Get Involved in the Garden Bird Survey

Hawke’s Bay residents are an important part of the national Garden Bird Survey week from 25 June to 3 July, 2016.

20 June 2016

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Funding Available for Driver Licence Training

Funding for community groups to provide driver license training in Hawke's Bay is available through HBRC.

17 June 2016

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Council awaits Auditor-General ruling on Councillor

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says the Council will be waiting until the Auditor-General makes a ruling on any potential conflict of interest for Councillor Debbie Hewitt before making any further public statements on this matter.

13 June 2016

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Submissions for Plan Hearings

Public submissions to our Annual Plan and Proposed Amendment to the Long Term Plan are now available on this website.

3 June 2016

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Join in a Karamū Stream planting day!

Find out about joining June planting days on the Karamu Stream.

30 May 2016

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TANK group grows in confidence

TANK group members met at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga on Tuesday and talked through a core set of freshwater values to manage Hawke’s Bay’s most productive catchments.

27 May 2016

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Exciting changes for Bus Services

From August 1st there will be some new and improved bus services.

19 May 2016

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Te Mata Mushrooms fined

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it is looking forward to seeing the detail of plans by Te Mata Mushrooms to solve an odour problem at its Havelock North factory.

18 April 2016

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GoBay & HBRC Reassure SuperGold Card Holders

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reassuring SuperGold card holders that the free off-peak bus travel scheme will continue in Hawke’s Bay despite a recent announcement by Government to cap funding of the scheme.

15 April 2016

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Steady progress on Water Uptake for Ruataniwha Scheme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd says it is making steady progress towards its water uptake target for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

15 April 2016

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More jobs and income for Hawke’s Bay predicted from Ruataniwha Scheme

A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme forecasts more than 3,500 ongoing jobs will be created and tens of millions of dollars injected into Hawke’s Bay.

13 April 2016

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Wasps Plague Riverbanks

There is a population explosion of wasps along Hawke’s Bay riverbanks and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is warning people to take care along river berm areas.

8 April 2016

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Velvetleaf Hunt On

Velvetleaf has been discovered in Hawke’s Bay as well as a number of other sites around New Zealand. The Ministry of Primary Industries is operating a national response to control this outbreak.

8 April 2016

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TANK Group Agrees to Ramp Up Effort

Members of the TANK group, coordinated by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, met again this week and committed to a detailed work programme mapped out to December 2017 - the date when a draft management plan for TANK catchments would be recommended to the Regional Planning Committee for public notification.

7 April 2016

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