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The project team is working through land agreements that will allow preparation of the area for stopbank construction and discussions are underway for managing tree removals required within the project area. The proposed realignment of the stream has been finalised.

While we’re still in the planning phases, contractors will soon begin enabling work like site preparations and material stockpiling. The project is carefully progressing through the consenting process to ensure the flood resilience work meets all requirements to enable the works to begin later this year.

About the Waiohiki project

The Waiohiki stopbank project is an initiative by Hawke's Bay Regional Council to construct a new 1080m stopbank that will provide enhanced flood resilience to the Waiohiki community.

The engineering solution for Waiohiki includes a new stopbank, and stream realignment.

Funding for the project comes from the integrated package agreed between all five Hawke's Bay councils and the Central Government.

Negotiated funding outcomes for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Project timeline


This phase includes identifying stakeholders, risks, optioneering, site investigations, project briefing and initial budgeting.


This phase includes cultural and stakeholder engagement, site investigations (including Geotech, archaeological and ecological assessments, topographic survey), design work, and land access.

Execute (targeting October 2024)

This phase includes contract activities, management, surveillance and Quality Assurance (MSQA), producing technical reports, and the practical completion of the work.

Close out

This phase covers the handover and review activities, with final approval from the project sponsors.

Meet the team

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Phil Duncan
Land Categorisation Programme Manager

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Harry Donnelly
Senior Project Manager

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Mell Anderson
Project Manager

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Te Kaha Hawaikirangi
Kaihautū Pūtaiao - Mātauranga Māori

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Comms and Engagement Lead

Contact us

Email the project team
06 835 9200  or 0800 108838


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