The establishment of a launch site on the Mahia Peninsula by Rocket Lab, a US corporation with a
New Zealand subsidiary, has opened up the opportunity for rocket tourism in the Wairoa District with
potential benefits for the Hawke's Bay and Tairawhiti/Gisborne regions. It is believed a welldeveloped
tourism offering will significantly benefit the Wairoa District through growth in
employment and investment, improvement to the general economy and, as a consequence,
enhanced social outcomes to an area of regional New Zealand which requires a boost in terms of
economic and social wellbeing.
Towards the Development of Tailored Seasonal Forecasts for the Hawke's Bay Region
This report, prepared for the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, describes a tailored statistical seasonal forecasting scheme developed for the Hawke's Bay region. This forecasting scheme is based upon tercile probabilities i.e. what is the chance that rainfall/temperature over the next 3 months will be below normal, normal or above normal.
The dataset used in this study is an extension of the dataset used in a previous report - Relationship between Climate Modes and Hawke's Bay Seasonal Rainfall and Temperature (Fedaeff & Fauchereau, 2015). This follow up study builds upon knowledge already established and explores different methodologies for producing seasonal forecasts tailored to the region.
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This report summarises available information on marine habitats within the Hawke's Bay Coastal Marine Area (CMA). A synopsis of this type was required by Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) due to a general lack of knowledge across the range of coastal habitats of which it has the task of managing under the Resource Management Act (1991). Additional objectives of the collation exercise were to: understand how various pressures resulting from land-based activities within the region may have changed these habitats; identify gaps in the information base; and, develop a strategy that could be applied to the CMA to bridge those gaps alongside other agencies (MPI, Iwi, DoC) and various stakeholder groups into the future. A GIS database collating available information on the different habitat types and their spatial extents within the CMA was also produced as part of the project. Main findings of the investigation are summarised below.
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