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

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Gravel

Gravel extraction underway at Walker Road

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce the successful tender by contractors to remove up to 300,000...

29 November 2023

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Water conservation is critical this summer

With the region about to experience what is predicted to be an extremely dry summer, water conservation will be...

29 November 2023

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Woody debris being removed from rivers and beaches across the region

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Silt Recovery Taskforce continue to work hard to remove woody debris from...

27 November 2023

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Rural Advisor [Fixed Term]

Do you have a strong knowledge of farming & growing systems and a desire to support rural Hawke's Bay communities?...

24 November 2023

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Expression of Interest - Communcations and Engagement Roles

Our rebuild team needs dedicated communications and engagement support to ensure our work is understood and...

24 November 2023

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New Secondary Schools teaching resources now available

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce that a new suite of environmental teaching resources i...

24 November 2023

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Policy Planner

Do you have the skills and commitment to make a positive contribution to planning the future of Hawke’s Bay? Apply...

23 November 2023

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Project Insurance Lead [12 month fixed term]

We are looking for a detail orientated and self-motivated individual to join our Finance team as a Project...

22 November 2023

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EOI- Project Manager/ Senior Project Manager

In response to the considerable volume of projects in progress within the Hawke's Bay region we are looking for...

21 November 2023

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Stay alert for Chilean Needle Grass

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is urging landowners to protect their farms by looking out for Chilean Needle Gra...

21 November 2023

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Graduate Engineer

Our Regional Assets team is looking for a Graduate Engineer who is proactive, solutions-focused and has a passion...

17 November 2023

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Silt recovery to continue into December with extra funding

The caretaker Government, in consultation with the incoming Government, has agreed to provide an additional $10...

8 November 2023

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Team Leader - Policy and planning

Lead the way to a brighter future as a Team Leader in Policy and Planning, where your strategic insights and...

3 November 2023

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Burning Order in Council is finished

We would like to remind landowners that the OIC that enabled the burning of prohibited items is over

3 November 2023

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Rare reptile pops up in Waipawa

A population of an endangered lizard - thought to be the Hawke’s Bay skink – has been found making its home within...

2 November 2023

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Emergency Management Operations Coordinator

Are you an administrative superstar looking for your next challenge? If you are resilient, adaptable, flexible and...

27 October 2023

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Staff

Graduate Financial Accountant

Kickstart your career as a Graduate Financial Accountant with us and gain invaluable experience in the dynamic...

27 October 2023

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Financial Reporting Accountant

Join our team as a motivated Financial Reporting Accountant and help drive our organisation's financial succe...

27 October 2023

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Consents Planner

Would you like to play an important role in protecting our Region? HBRC is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated...

26 October 2023

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Scientist - Land

Are you an environmental scientist with a particular interest or expertise in land and soil? We have an...

19 October 2023

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Removal of woody debris from Hawke's Bay rivers underway

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is removing nearly 40,000 tonnes of woody debris from Hawke’s Bay rivers and...

19 October 2023

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Roadsafe Hawke’s Bay unveils fresh new look

Roadsafe Hawke’s Bay has just unveiled a fresh, contemporary new look and launched a region-wide advertising...

18 October 2023

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Senior Catchment Advisor - Hill Country Erosion (HCE) [Fixed Term]

Are you passionate about supporting the farming environment in Hawke's Bay? We are seeking a Senior Advisor to...

16 October 2023

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Tukituki

Te Pou Whakarae/Group Manager Māori Partnerships

The Te Pou Whakarae is an integral position within Council’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). This role ensure...

16 October 2023

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Catchment Management Lead - Central

If you are a confident leader with a sound knowledge of land-based farming systems, and sustainable land use...

12 October 2023

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Catchment Operations Analyst

Do you have an eye for identifying opportunities for improvement and a knack for creating operational...

12 October 2023

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Senior Engineering Officer

We are looking for a passionate Engineering Officer with experience in river and drainage networks to join our...

12 October 2023

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Environmental Science Technician

Do you have a passion for the freshwater and marine environments and are looking for your next challenge? Our...

11 October 2023

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More silt recovery work funding sought

The Silt Recovery Taskforce has moved close to 900,000 cubic metres of silt but unless more money comes in by the...

11 October 2023

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Low-flow water level notification system coming back online

The Regional Council’s system to notify water consent holders of low flow water levels will be back online from...

10 October 2023

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Possum control still the responsibility of landowners

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says possum control is still the responsibility of landowners until the programme...

10 October 2023

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Massive amount of silt and debris clean up underway and ongoing in Wairoa

From removing woody debris from key beaches and coastal areas to removing log jams from bridges to starting survey...

9 October 2023

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Voluntary buy-outs set to commence as nearly 300 Hastings District and Napier City properties confirmed as Category 3

This is a big step forward in the recovery journey for these property owners.

4 October 2023

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Senior Biosecurity Advisor

Today our native species and ecosystems are in crisis from a host of threats - take a stand with us and join our...

26 September 2023

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Discovery of midden pit cluster in Hawke’s Bay biggest yet

The discovery of a cluster of six midden pits west of Napier by a Hawke’s Bay Regional Council asset management...

26 September 2023

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Silt Recovery Taskforce funding boost, work to continue into October

The Taskforce has an additional $10 million of Government funding, allowing silt collection to continue into...

26 September 2023

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Communications Manager - Hawke’s Bay Regional Recovery Agency

The Communications Manager is a pivotal role for the RRA, with its key purpose of supporting the Hawke’s Bay...

22 September 2023

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Government makes $12 million available for silt; Regional Council says work will end next week

Silt and recovery work will slow down and end next Friday, 29 September

21 September 2023

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Regional Council to launch Navigation Safety Bylaw consultation

Edit: This consultation will now open Friday 29 September. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be seeking public...

18 September 2023

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Director Infrastructure - Hawke’s Bay Regional Recovery Agency

Lead and coordinate the infrastructure pou for the Regional Recovery Agency - helping our region recover from...

14 September 2023

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Soil moisture levels dipping below typical levels – time to plan

Soil moisture levels, which remained high for a long time after Cyclone Gabrielle, are now dipping below typical...

14 September 2023

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Funding secured to repair Great Rides Trail

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has secured an extra $1.92 million in Government funding to repair and upgrade...

14 September 2023

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Change of meeting start time

Please be advised that the Corporate and Strategic Committee meeting originally scheduled to start at 10.30am will...

13 September 2023

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Hawke's Bay wetlands recovering well

Many plants have remained in wetlands, despite significant water and silt inundation

13 September 2023

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Finance Administrator

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a motivated Finance Administrator to join our dedicated Finance...

12 September 2023

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Management Accountant

We have a lot of work to do here at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council that’s why we need you to be able to hit the...

8 September 2023

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Senior Project Manager

Are you a Senior Project Manager with contract development and management experience? We have a fantastic...

7 September 2023

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Over 268,000 plants in the ground this year

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has supported the planting of over 268,000 trees, shrubs, flaxes and grasses in the...

6 September 2023

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Silt Recovery Taskforce moves huge amount of silt, work to slow

Taskforce contractors have been asked to slow work down while further funding is confirmed.

1 September 2023

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Regional Council review will hear communities' concerns; media conclusions cause concern

The independent review will work through an overview of the Council's flood protection infrastructure

31 August 2023

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Community working together to build Tamatea-Central Hawke’s Bay’s climate change resilience

Consent granted for a Managed Aquifer Recharge pilot in Central Hawke's Bay.

29 August 2023

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Scientist - Freshwater Quality and Ecology

Are you passionate about Fresh Water Ecology and looking to join a forward thinking, high-performing team? An...

28 August 2023

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Technical hitch on GoBay website

With the new bus timetable starting today, the GoBay website has experienced a technical hitch meaning the revised...

28 August 2023

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Review of Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management to get underway

The contract for an independent review of the performance of the Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management...

28 August 2023

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Commercial fund cap increases to $400k, closes 31 August

The Government has announced an increase on the total amount claimable under the Commercial Debris fund from...

25 August 2023

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Regional Council acknowledges resource management reform legislation

The Natural and Built Environment Act and the Spatial Planning Act are in force from today

24 August 2023

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Regional Council exploring flood mitigation options for land categorisation areas

We are focused on developing flood mitigation options for land categorisation where possible for communities in...

23 August 2023

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GoBay reinstates key bus services

The well used 12N and 12H services, Napier to Hastings return via EIT and Hawke's Bay Hospital are back.

22 August 2023

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River Engineer

The team is looking for an experienced River Engineer who can hit the ground running and help deliver on our busy...

18 August 2023

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Fund for commercial entities removing silt and debris closing soon

Applications close on 31 August for commercial entities to access Government funding to recover some of the cost...

18 August 2023

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Disaster Relief Fund pays out final grants

The Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust (DRT) decision panel had its final meeting yesterday following the closure...

17 August 2023

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Biodiversity set to receive boost from community funding

Eleven conservation groups have been announced as recipients of Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay’s Environmental...

11 August 2023

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Planning for flood protection solutions underway for Hawke’s Bay

Where possible, work to support Category 2 areas is starting.

11 August 2023

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Open Spaces Officer

Do you have a creative mind and a passion for the environment? In this role you will ensure that regional park...

8 August 2023

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Catchment Worker- Reach Mower Operator

Are you a multi-skilled person who has experience in mower operation, takes pride in your work, is committed to...

8 August 2023

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Catchment Worker - Tractor Operator

We need an experienced all-rounder who can focus on light engineering. This is a fulltime, permanent position and...

8 August 2023

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Air Pollution Records

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1 – 31 July 2023.

8 August 2023

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Harbourmaster Notice

Temporary speed uplifting, Tūtaekurī river

8 August 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Councils finalise cost-sharing agreement with the Government

A decision on how some of the most urgent cyclone recovery costs for Hawke’s Bay will be shared between central...

4 August 2023

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Executive Assistant - Māori Partnerships

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for an innovative person to provide comprehensive...

3 August 2023

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Executive Assistant - Māori Partnerships

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting part-time opportunity for an innovative person to provide...

3 August 2023

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Executive Assistant - Māori Partnerships

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for an innovative person to provide comprehensive...

3 August 2023

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Finance Lead

The Finance Lead provides professional direction and leadership for the Accounts Payable Officer(s), Account...

3 August 2023

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Compliance Coordinator - Rural

Focusing on customer service, database management, and supporting officers where needed. A diverse and interesting...

1 August 2023

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Team Leader Emergency Management - Operational Readiness

Are you an emergency management professional looking for your next leadership opportunity? Apply today for a...

31 July 2023

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Summer Student Programme - HBRC

Throughout the year, we have opportunities for students to work and gain valuable experience across the busine...

27 July 2023

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Threatened, native fish discovered in Hawke's Bay

A potential new population of Shortjaw kōkopu, one of the five whitebait species, has been discovered in Northern...

26 July 2023

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Regional Council confirms lower rates increase alongside recovery charge.

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today confirmed its rate increase which strikes a balance between keeping...

26 July 2023

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Review terms finalised for flood protection and drainage

The terms of reference for a review into the performance of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s flood scheme assets and...

26 July 2023

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Land categorisations continue to provide clarity

Over 40 percent of the residents located in provisional Category 2 and Category 3 areas across Hawke’s Bay have...

24 July 2023

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Diesel spill in Ahuriri contained and monitored

Hawkes Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council staff and contractors are currently working on containing a...

21 July 2023

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Groundwater Scientist & Senior Groundwater Scientist

Our expert Science team is seeking skilled and experienced groundwater scientists to join the team. We also have a...

20 July 2023

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Senior Surface Water Scientist/Hydrologist

Are you looking for your next opportunity in the field of Hydrology or Surface Water? Our science team are looking...

20 July 2023

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Disaster Relief Trust applications closing 21 July

The Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust will be closing applications for phase 2 from 5pm, 21 July. In the latest...

19 July 2023

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Otāne released from Category 2C to Category 1

We acknowledge the collaboration from Central Hawke's Bay District Council to release the properties.

12 July 2023

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Waipawa areas released from Category 2C to Category 1

The release to Category 1 means property owners in these areas can now make decisions about rebuilding their...

10 July 2023

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Senior Emergency Management Advisor - Group Welfare

Calling all emergency management superstars! We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior to join our team as our...

10 July 2023

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Emergency Management Advisor - Public Information & Education

Are you a communications expert with a passion for engaging with and supporting your community? We have a...

10 July 2023

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New Chief Executive starts today

Dr Nic Peet takes up the role of Chief Executive of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council from today. Dr Peet wa...

10 July 2023

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Regional Park Planner

Diverse role that will see you managing several projects at any given time, ensuring that ecological...

8 July 2023

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Web Producer

We are seeking a a tech-savvy professional with a passion for website development, content management and digital...

5 July 2023

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Social Media Advisor

We are on the lookout for a creative storyteller with a natural talent to captivate and connect with audiences by...

5 July 2023

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Hawke’s Bay residents can now burn cyclone waste

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received an Order in Council (OIC) under the severe Weather Emergency Recovery...

5 July 2023

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Senior Investigator

Use your investigative skills and legislative understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental...

4 July 2023

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Regional freshwater regulations to roll-out in 2025.

We welcome the roll-out of the FW-FP regulations by the Ministry for the Environment.
Regional Council staff...

4 July 2023

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Tukituki River Controlled Area Notice 2023

Public notice

30 June 2023

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Over $7 million distributed

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund and Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says, “We continue to distribute all...

30 June 2023

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Weather volatility highlights need to build Hawke’s Bay’s water security

Report released defines the growing gap between water demand and supply in the region.

28 June 2023

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Two areas released from Category 2C status 

Thanks to the hard work of Regional Council staff, Meeanee/Awatoto and Omahu have been released into Category 1...

27 June 2023

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Sustainable Transport Advisor

Join a team working to remove barriers to the use of public and active transport. We need someone who i...

26 June 2023

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Rainfall update

The region has had 30-180mm of rain in the past 24 hours to 6am, with the heaviest rain in the ranges.

23 June 2023

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Rain updates from June 23 2023

Heavy rain updates and rainfall maps from June 23 2023

23 June 2023

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Heavy rain expected over the next few days

Localised surface ponding expected, but not significant flooding.

22 June 2023

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Bus fare changes coming for Hawke's Bay passengers

Community Connect enables free fares for 5-12 year olds, half price fares for 3-24 year olds and Community Service...

22 June 2023

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Silt Recovery Taskforce making headway

The Silt Recovery Taskforce has supported hundreds of locals with cleaning up silt following Cyclone Gabrielle...

22 June 2023

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Flood protection network holding up against rain

We want to reassure the community that the region's flood protection network is holding up and forecast rain isn't...

19 June 2023

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Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban & Industrial

Educate and support consent holder compliance through the proactive monitoring of environmental resource consent...

16 June 2023

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Environmental Compliance Officer – Rural

We are keen to hear from passionate and confident candidates who would be excited to join our Compliance team.

16 June 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund pays out over $1 million to 180 applicants.

The Disaster Relief Fund panel this week approved pay-outs to a further group of 180 applicants totaling...

16 June 2023

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Public Notice of intention to set the general rate for 2022-2023 again

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has identified an irregularity in the setting of the general rate for the 2022-2023...

16 June 2023

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Business Application Analyst

This is an exciting opportunity for a Business Application Analyst with strong Microsoft Power Apps skills to join...

15 June 2023

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Woody debris clean-up around Wairoa

We have started removing wood and debris at Māhia, Opoutama and Whakamahia beaches.

13 June 2023

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Central Hawke’s Bay river stopbank repairs progressing

We have nearly finished the repair of Central Hawke's Bay stopbank breaches on the Tukituki and Waipawa river...

13 June 2023

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Air Pollution Records public notice

Air Pollution Records public notice

12 June 2023

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Budget cuts minimise Regional Council rates increase, plus recovery charge proposed

We are proposing an average rates increase of six percent for 2023-24 and a $75 regional recovery charge.

9 June 2023

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Disaster Relief Fund pay-outs reach $3 million across our region.

The total amount of payments distributed by the Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Trust Fund has topped $3 million after...

9 June 2023

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Regional Council completes rapid stopbank breach repairs on Ngaruroro and Tutaekuri rivers

Cyclone Gabrielle caused around 5.6km of breaches in the 248km stopbank network

8 June 2023

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Taradale Overseer - HBRC Works Group

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) Works Group has an exciting opportunity for an Overseer to join the team...

8 June 2023

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Intermediate Consents Planner

Join us in this broad and varied role providing where you will have opportunities to grow, develop and make a real...

7 June 2023

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Regional Council welcomes proposed Ministry for the Environment burning rules change

The proposed order will temporarily allow open-air burning of cyclone and flood waste between 27 June and 15...

7 June 2023

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Applications open for silt and debris removal

Commercial entities can now apply for Government funding to recover some of the costs of sediment and debri...

7 June 2023

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Regional Council welcomes proposed MfE burning rules change

Environment Minister David Parker said today that a proposed temporary rule change would enable rural Hawke’s Bay...

7 June 2023

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Regional Council welcomes opportunity to discuss costs

We welcome the opportunity to continue discussion with NEMA about costs

2 June 2023

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Land categorisations provide clarity for communities across Hawke’s Bay

“As leaders within Hawke’s Bay, we are pleased with today’s announcement of land categorisations which provide...

1 June 2023

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Senior Group Accountant

Are you a Senior Group Accountant who can hit the ground running?
HBRC has an immediate opportunity available for...

1 June 2023

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Senior Biodiversity Advisor

Join our team for your chance to share your expertise, drive project development and make a real difference to...

1 June 2023

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Indicative land categorisations a significant step in building back safer, stronger and smarter

Indicative land categorisations across Te-Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay will be a significant step forward for enabling...

31 May 2023

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Regulatory Compliance Officer

Are you looking for a great opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental protection? The ideal person for...

31 May 2023

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Regional Council welcomes opportunity to discuss costs

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair Hinewai Ormsby says “The Regional Council welcomes the opportunity to continue...

31 May 2023

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Resource Technician - Water Quality and Ecology - two year fixed term

Are you keen to work with a supportive team that delivers results? This fixed term exciting opportunity is a...

26 May 2023

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Water Information Advisor

If you are a motivated individual with relevant experience and expertise in water information services, we want to...

26 May 2023

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Resource Technician - Water Quality and Ecology - 6 month fixed term

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically minded individual, with a passion for the freshwater and...

25 May 2023

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Junior Accountant

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a highly motivated Junior Accountant to join our busy Finance team for...

25 May 2023

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Local wine on global stage - great news for Hawke's Bay 

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is proud that the region has been named as one of the 12 Great Wine Capitals of...

24 May 2023

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Hawke's Bay joining up on climate action

The Climate Action Joint Commitee aims to cut emissions in line with the regional goal to be carbon neutral by...

19 May 2023

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Hawke's Bay Disaster Relief Trust funds $2.3 million to councils for cyclone impacted families

The payment is the equivalent of around $2,000 per stickered property.

17 May 2023

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council welcomes Government cyclone recovery funding

Our chair Hinewai Ormsby says the package is critical for getting the region back on its feet.

15 May 2023

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Cycle Network Administrator

We have an exciting opportunity for an admin superstar to join our team and support our cycle network. This newly...

15 May 2023

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Regional Council welcomes $3.6 million from Government to help prevent hill country erosion

The funding will help support sustainable farming practices and help with the cyclone recovery.

15 May 2023

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Catchment Advisor - HCE Gisborne

The role is a 4 year fixed term position in Gisborne that will suit someone who has a passion for rural...

12 May 2023

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Graphic Designer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Graphic Designer in our Communications and Engagement Team. If...

10 May 2023

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Understanding cyclone impact is key to recovery

Scientists from around New Zealand are pitching up to help the Hawke's Bay region understand the impacts of...

9 May 2023

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Orchard burning can get underway

At this time of the year orchardists are permitted to burn certain vegetation outdoors during May, June, July, and...

8 May 2023

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Senior Biosecurity Advisor

Do you have experience in the biosecurity related work and are looking for a new challenge? HBRC has an excellent...

4 May 2023

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River monitoring

Senior Surface Water Scientist /Hydrologist

Are you passionate about hydrology and want to make a positive difference to the environment? This could be your...

3 May 2023

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Government support welcomed by region's leaders

Hawke’s Bay leaders welcomed the commitment for funding to help with silt and debris removal made today by the...

3 May 2023

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Communications Advisor

Opportunity for a comms superstar who thinks outside the box and can engage and tell stories to help enhance our...

2 May 2023

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Sustainable Homes Administrator

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for an Sustainable Homes Administrator to join a great...

2 May 2023

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Major Milestone: Council’s cyclone recovery plan submitted

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has submitted its Environmental Resilience Plan to the Regional Recovery...

2 May 2023

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Alligator weed survey completed – duck shooters beware

A delimiting survey to establish the boundaries of Alligator weed identified at Lake Whatumā (Lake Hatuma) in...

2 May 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust approves new funding eligibility to $10,000.

Trustees of the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust have approved an update to the eligibility criteria for the...

2 May 2023

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Team Leader Engineering

An exciting opportunity exist in our Regional Assets team to join us as Team Leader Engineering to achieve great...

1 May 2023

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Biosecurity Advisor

Calling all up-and-coming Biosecurity specialists! Are you looking for an opportunity to gain some practical...

28 April 2023

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Funding boost for biodiversity in Hawke's Bay

Environmental Enhancement fund opens Monday 1 May

28 April 2023

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Administrator Catchment Management

We are looking for a flexible, innovative and hardworking administration superstar to join our Catchment...

28 April 2023

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council commissions independent review of flood protection assets

Review to get underway in May this year

26 April 2023

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Transport Manager

“HBRC is proposing more connected and frequent bus services to provide a genuine alternative to taking the car...

26 April 2023

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Bus service between Napier and Hastings update

The service will run hourly Monday to Saturday.

20 April 2023

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Alligator Weed Identified at Lake Whatumā

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) has confirmed the presence of Alligator weed at Lake Whatumā (Lake Hatuma) in...

20 April 2023

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Civil Defense Emergency Management Advisor - Community Engagement

Are you looking for your next opportunity to contribute to the development of resilient communities in our region?...

19 April 2023

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Rates Support (Fixed term 6 months)

A key role in the Rates team as part of the HBRC's finance function. A combination of processing and...

18 April 2023

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New Interim Chief Executive for HBRC

Bill Bayfield, formerly chief executive of Environment Canterbury and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, will...

18 April 2023

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Legal Counsel

An outstanding opportunity for you to join our organisation as an in-house legal expert, supporting the...

17 April 2023

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Regional Council woody debris report shows mixed results

The aim of the report is to help inform future land use planning

12 April 2023

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Senior Scientist Groundwater / Scientist Groundwater

We're looking for a Senior Scientist Groundwater and a Scientist Groundwater with a thorough understanding of...

6 April 2023

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council supports Wairoa and northern Hawke's Bay

We are making progress on the repair of drainage schemes and supporting the local community

6 April 2023

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Ranger

Our Regional Assets team is looking for a Ranger to provide monitoring and reporting of public access to river...

5 April 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Announces New Chief Executive

Dr. Nic Peet will be the next Chief Executive of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, according to Council Chair...

3 April 2023

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Stopbank misinformation needs to stop

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is concerned by the growing spread of misinformation on social media related to...

3 April 2023

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Accountant Roles - Expression of Interest

Are you a highly motivated financial professional looking for a varied and challenging role in a great lifestyle...

31 March 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund distributes $1.7 Million to community

This week the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund made it’s fourth round of funding allocations with a total of $1.7...

30 March 2023

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Finance Administration & Accounts - Expressions of Interest

We need to increase the capability of our finance team on a 12-month fixed term basis, to process the volume of...

29 March 2023

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Compliance Coordinator

We are looking for two Coordinators to support our Compliance team. Focusing on customer service, database...

29 March 2023

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Progress continues to repair Hawke's Bay flood infrastructure

Teams are removing woody debris and silt across the region

29 March 2023

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Senior Surface Water Scientist

Are you passionate about hydrology and want to make a positive difference to the environment? This could be your...

28 March 2023

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council Recovery Manager announced

We have appointed Louise McPhail as Recovery Manager

23 March 2023

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Stopbank repair map available for the public

Our teams are working hard to repair critical flood infrastructure and a stopbank map is now available for the...

21 March 2023

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$1.2M distributed by Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund

This week, the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund distributed a further $750,000 to residents across our region...

17 March 2023

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Environmental Compliance Officer/Senior Environmental Compliance Officer

We are seeking an Environmental Compliance Officer / Senior Environmental Compliance Officer, to take...

16 March 2023

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Silt on verges can block drains, cause flooding

The Hastings District Council and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council ask that residents do not put silt on the verge...

16 March 2023

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Tractor gets stock moving at Rissington

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s “monster” tractor is helping get stock across the river at Rissington after the...

15 March 2023

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Climate change data shows rising intensity of storms

Research released on Wednesday by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) group, is reported as having found very...

15 March 2023

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Catchment Advisor

Catchment Advisor – North (fixed term 18 months)

The role is a permanent position in Wairoa that will suit someone who has a passion for rural environments and...

14 March 2023

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Key statistics show the breadth of Regional Council recovery work

Today marks the one month anniversary of the cyclone

13 March 2023

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Progress being made to re-open Regional Parks

Hawke’s Bay’s Regional Parks suffered significant damage from the wrath of ex-tropical Cyclone Gabrielle.

13 March 2023

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Good progress on restoring flood infrastructure

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council crews are making good progress in restoring vital flood infrastructure, and have...

9 March 2023

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Accounts Receivable Officer

Great opportunity to work in a close knit team, coordinating the end-to-end Accounts Receivable process.

8 March 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund confirms first round of payments today

The Hawke's Bay Relief Trust has approved its first round of payments as part of the Cyclone Gabrielle relief...

8 March 2023

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Extraordinary Meeting of the HB Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint committee

An Extraordinary Meeting of the HB Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Joint committee is scheduled at 3.00pm...

8 March 2023

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Wairoa drainage scheme inspection underway

From today, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is undertaking inspections in Wairoa to check the state of the drains and...

7 March 2023

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GoBay launches direct route to connect Napier and Taradale

Due to popular demand, two more GoBay bus routes will start next week, Monday 6 March.

3 March 2023

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Aerial imagery available to help plan recovery

We acquired detailed imagery to help better understand the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.

3 March 2023

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HBRC improving temporary stop bank repairs while progressing permanent fixes

Repairs held up well during the most recent rainfall

2 March 2023

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Rainfall data shows intensity of Cyclone Gabrielle

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) rainfall figures show Cyclone Gabrielle was one of the most significant...

1 March 2023

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Civil Construction Worker

Are you an experienced multi-skilled person who takes pride in your work, is committed to safe work practice...

1 March 2023

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Suburban public transport resumes Wednesday, 1 March

Our suburban bus services, along with the MyWay on demand service in Hastings will resume service from Wednesday 1...

28 February 2023

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Customer Experience Representative

Our Customer Experience team is looking for an effervescent and kind, solutions focused Customer Experience...

28 February 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle Emergency Relief Fund now accepting applications

Residents and ratepayers of the Hawke’s Bay region who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle can now apply for...

27 February 2023

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Temporary stop bank work holds up in most recent rain event

Rapid work by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) staff and contractors last week (20-25 Feb.) to shore up stop...

26 February 2023

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Regional Council working hard to restore public transport

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is working hard with its contractor and operator of GoBay and MyWay to get service...

25 February 2023

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Latest on rain forecast and precautionary evacuations

MetService have issued an orange heavy rain warning for Hawke’s Bay, with significant rain expected in some area...

24 February 2023

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Dealing with waste from Cyclone Gabrielle

The aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle has resulted in large volumes of waste. In most instances residential waste...

23 February 2023

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Heavy rain warning for Hawke's Bay

MetService has now issued a heavy rain warning for Hawke’s Bay from 10am Thursday to 10am Saturday. Regional...

23 February 2023

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Regional Disaster Relief fund open for donations

Hawke’s Bay Mayors and Chair have activated the regional Disaster Relief Trust, making it easy for people from...

22 February 2023

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Two rain watches for Hawke’s Bay

The MetService has issued two weather watches for Hawke’s Bay through Saturday and the Regional Council i...

22 February 2023

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HBRC's priority is immediate response to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council's Interim Chief Executive Pieri Munro says the region is experiencing the greatest...

20 February 2023

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HBRC focused on providing critical support to the community

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is working hard to support the community and those affected by the floods, and...

19 February 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust re-activated

Hawke’s Bay Mayors have today reactivated the regional Disaster Relief Trust, making it easy for people from...

17 February 2023

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Update: Cyclone Gabrielle 14 February 2023

The unprecedented weather event that is Cyclone Gabrielle is stretching resources across the various councils in...

14 February 2023

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Low dissolved oxygen levels from algal bloom may have caused sea animal deaths

We are looking at a number of theories to ensure no other causes are missed

5 February 2023

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Sources of driftwood on Hawke's Bay beaches

The material isn't from forestry operations

3 February 2023

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Catchment Advisor

Are you passionate about land sustainability and motivated toward having a positive impact on rural landscapes and...

3 February 2023

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HBRC investigating dead marine life washed up in Napier

We are investigating and expect results to take a few days.

3 February 2023

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Regional Council highlights regional wetlands on World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing and unique flora and fauna in Hawke’s Bay.

2 February 2023

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Are you ready to get FutureFit?

New Zealand’s first gamified carbon footprint tool is now freely available in Hawke’s Bay.

1 February 2023

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Executive Assistant to GM Policy and Regulation

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for an innovative person to provide comprehensive...

1 February 2023

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Payroll Officer

Are you a highly motivated Payroll Officer and looking for a varied and challenging role in the amazing Hawke'...

25 January 2023

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Environmental Education Community Facilitator

We are looking for an Environmental Education Community Facilitator to join the Enviroschools team, based in...

25 January 2023

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Catchment Management Lead - Operations Support

We are looking for a process savvy, problem solving, and efficiency-focused people leader to join our team and...

24 January 2023

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Senior Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban and Industrial

We are seeking a Senior Environmental Compliance Officer, to take responsibility for monitoring and managing large...

20 January 2023

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Catchment Management Lead - Biosecurity

Are you passionate about the environmental protection? We are looking for an experienced people leader to join and...

20 January 2023

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Communications Advisor

Can you help us to create and narrate the great stories
of how we protect and enhance Hawke’s Bay? This is a...

18 January 2023

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Capital Programme Planner

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Capital Programme Planner to join our Asset Management Group. If you have...

13 January 2023

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Political advertising on Go Bus vehicles

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has become aware that its bus contractor Go Bus, operator of the service Go Bay...

13 January 2023

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Regional Council appoints Te Kaha Hawaikirangi to new role

HBRC has appointed Te Kaha Hawaikirangi to the newly created role of Kaihautu Putaiao, to support the recognition...

13 January 2023

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Wettest six months since records began

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s rainfall monitoring figures released today shows this has been the wettest last six...

12 January 2023

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Intermediate Policy Planner

Our Policy & Planning team vision is the delivery of high-quality plans and policies which enhance our...

9 January 2023

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News in 2022

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Pieri Munro confirmed as HBRC Interim CE

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council met today and councillors confirmed Pieri Munro as Interim Chief Executive when the...

23 December 2022

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Smarter bus-stops coming for the Bay

Funding package to improve public transport infrastructure

22 December 2022

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Coastal and River Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity for a coastal expert to join our Engineering team.

20 December 2022

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No Christmas for possums in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council voted last week to consider the use of professional contractors for possum control in...

20 December 2022

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Changes needed to ensure Hawke’s Bay water security

Climate change is driving a growing gap between water demand and supply in Hawke’s Bay, according to a new report...

19 December 2022

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Regional Council CEO James Palmer appointed to top environment role

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s chief executive James Palmer has resigned after five years in the role.

14 December 2022

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Stopbank work boosts flood resilience

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has completed a significant stopbank upgrade in Taradale to protect local communitie...

12 December 2022

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Corporate Support Assistant - Fixed term (6 months)

HBRC is looking for a well organised, proactive, customer support extraordinaire with a positive ‘can do’ attitude...

7 December 2022

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Governance Advisor

The Governance Advisor is a permanent role, based within the Strategy and Governance Group. The focus of this role...

2 December 2022

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GoBay bus services and MyWay on demand services will experience additional temporary disruptions due to driver...

2 December 2022

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ICT Project Manager

Are you an ICT professional with a knack for mapping business processes, experience in project management and a...

29 November 2022

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Reduced bus timetable being reinstated

The reduced bus timetable was introduced on Monday 21 November, with the intention it would be in place until...

24 November 2022

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Senior Environmental Officer -Rural Compliance

We are seeking a Senior Environmental Compliance Officer-Rural, to take responsibility for monitoring and managing...

17 November 2022

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Graduate Engineer

Great opportunity for someone who has recently graduated, looking for an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic...

11 November 2022

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Team Leader Emergency Management - Community Engagement

Are you a strong and collaborative leader with a passion for supporting and educating the community you live in?...

11 November 2022

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Hawke's Bay Trails celebrates 10th anniversary

Hawke’s Bay Trails is celebrating its 10th anniversary since it opened as one of 23 iconic ‘Great Rides’ in New...

11 November 2022

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Project Manager / Senior Project Manager

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager or Senior Project Manager to join our Asset Manager team.

3 November 2022

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Scientist Land

Join the Marine, Air and Land Science Team and combine your technical expertise and strategic direction to make a...

3 November 2022

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Mayoral Leaders Forum

Mayoral Leaders Forum facing the region's big challenges together

Local government leaders united in action

1 November 2022

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Record rainfall and soil moisture levels take toll on community and primary sector

Our Marine Air and Land Science team lead Dr Kathleen Kozyniak says that soil moisture levels are well above...

27 October 2022

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Hinewai Ormsby elected as youngest and first Māori chairperson

In a moving ceremony today, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has elected its youngest and first Māori chairperson...

26 October 2022

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Management Accountant

If you're looking to step up into your next challenge, and you've got an eye for detail, love crunching number...

20 October 2022

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Business Application Analyst

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Application Analyst to work within the ICT team.

20 October 2022

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Rates Revenue Officer

Seeking an organised Rates Revenue Officer with experience in providing high quality customer support to both...

20 October 2022

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Rates Lead

Play a key role in HBRC's finance team: join our group of passionate finance specialists delivering exceptional...

19 October 2022

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Regional Council election declared results in

The final result for the Hawke's Bay Regional Council election...

17 October 2022

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Consents Planners

HBRC is seeking enthusiastic and motivated consents planners to join our team on a full-time basis. These role...

14 October 2022

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Team Leader Asset Planning

If you have great leadership skills and experience with Asset Management Frameworks and Information Systems thi...

10 October 2022

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Customer Experience Representative Fixed term 12 months

Opportunity to work for our organisation in a role where you can make a true difference to our communities.

28 September 2022

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Technical Advisor - Water Information Services - Fixed term 6 months

Fixed term Technical Advisor role is open now. Great opportunity to join our friendly Environmental Information...

28 September 2022

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Resource Analyst

Resource Analyst (Environmental Information)- Fixed term

We are looking for a superstar Resource Analyst to join the Environmental Information Data Management team on a...

27 September 2022

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Catchment Advisor

Catchment Advisor - Hill Country erosion (fixed term 5 years)

We are looking for a Catchment Advisor - Hill Country erosion for a long fixed term position ending 30 June 2027...

27 September 2022

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Resource Technician Hydrology

Do you have a degree in geology, physical geography or environmental science and want a great opportunity to join...

23 September 2022

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Resource Technician - Water Quality and Ecology

Are you keen to work with a supportive team that delivers results? This fixed term role is a combination of field...

23 September 2022

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Principal Engineer - Coastal

This is an exciting opportunity for a coastal expert to join our Engineering team. Applications close 17 October...

23 September 2022

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Environmental action where it's needed most

We have supported the planting of 116,500 native plants and fenced 31 kilometres of vulnerable waterways.

22 September 2022

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Manager Catchment Operations

We are looking for a people influencer who can think strategically while inspiring and motivating a highly...

22 September 2022

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Secondary Schools Environmental Challenge

The Regional Council held the inaugural Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools Environmental Challenge Presentations on...

22 September 2022

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Director – Communications and Engagement

Great opportunity for a senior professional to join our fantastic Communications and Engagement Team.

13 September 2022

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Communications Advisor

A unique career-building role within HBRC's busy Communication team. If you are creative and driven, this is the...

13 September 2022

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Regional Park Planner

Do you have a knack for planning, a passion for the environment and an understanding of the relevant legislation?...

12 September 2022

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Environmental Compliance Officer- Rural

We are keen to hear from passionate and confident candidates who would be excited to join our Compliance team.

12 September 2022

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Senior students get taste of local government careers

We hosted senior high school students, giving them a taste of local government and showcasing our range of career...

12 September 2022

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Scientist Groundwater

Due to internal movement we're looking for a Scientist with a thorough understanding of environmental processe...

9 September 2022

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TANK plan passes a new milestone

Hawke’s Bay has reached a major milestone in having a comprehensive freshwater catchment plan for the Tūtaekurī...

9 September 2022

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Senior Catchment Advisor (Policy Implementation)

An exciting opportunity to join the Catchments Policy Implementation team. This is a varied and community facing...

5 September 2022

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Scientist Hydrology

Are you passionate about hydrology and want to make a positive difference to the environment? This could be your...

5 September 2022

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Council approves grant for Environment Centre

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has approved a significant grant for Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay to support it...

2 September 2022

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Regional Council voted to defer collection of Water Holdings Hawke’s Bay debt

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is going to defer the collection of Water Holdings Hawke’s Bay outstanding...

1 September 2022

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Rates Officer [12 Month fixed Term - Maternity Cover]

Calling all customer focused Rates Officers! if you have a background in transactional processing and...

31 August 2022

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Asset Information Officer - Fixed Term

We have an exciting opportunity for an organised, detail oriented person to join our team and support the...

24 August 2022

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Public Notice - Vote 2022

Nominations have closed for the 2022 triennial local authority elections. Here are the confirmed candidates.

19 August 2022

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Senior Ranger

Our Regional Assets team is looking for a Senior Ranger to provide monitoring and reporting of public access to...

18 August 2022

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Environmental Monitoring Officer – Water Quality and Ecology (fixed term)

This new and exciting fixed term role specifically supports freshwater improvement projects.

15 August 2022

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Election nominations for HB Regional Council

The Regional Council has a full allocation of councillors ahead of Local Government elections.

12 August 2022

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Accounts Payable Officer

Our team is expanding, we're seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Officer with knowledge of other finance...

11 August 2022

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Senior Advisor - Māori Partnerships

We are seeking a Senior Advisor to join our Māori Partnerships team. If you are highly proficient in Te Reo Māori...

11 August 2022

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Councils investigate inner harbour oil spill

A small spill of oil from a stormwater pipe into Napier’s inner harbour is a good reminder to local industries to...

9 August 2022

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Scientist - Freshwater Quality & Ecology

An exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join the Freshwater Quality and Ecology team.

8 August 2022

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Regulatory Assistant

We are looking for someone with practical working experience as a legal secretary or in a similar role to join our...

3 August 2022

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Public transport consultation – don’t miss the bus

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is proposing more connected, and frequent bus services to provide a genuine...

1 August 2022

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HBRIC’s Dan Druzianic to join Napier Port board

Mr Druzianic is the current chair of HBRIC and has significant governance experience.

29 July 2022

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Water Quality and Ecology - Summer Student Opportunities

We have an excellent opportunity for 3 students with a passion for the environment to work with the Water Quality...

28 July 2022

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“It’s made a huge difference for us” – Sustainable Homes

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is helping warm homes with its Sustainable Homes programme.

27 July 2022

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ICT Project Manager

We are looking for an ICT Project Manager to join the ICT team, with a focus on implementing the Council’...

22 July 2022

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3D scan of our aquifers

A unique view of a significant three-dimensional mapping project of the region’s aquifers is now available for the...

22 July 2022

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Consents Administrator

HBRC is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Consents Administrator to join our consents team. Applications close...

20 July 2022

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Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor to join our team in Napier.

20 July 2022

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First trees in the ground for project to support rural communities

Momentum building for ambitious and potentially game-changing programme to future proof farms.

19 July 2022

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Finance Roles - Expression of Interest

We have now more exciting opportunities for skilled individuals to join our Finance team in project roles.

18 July 2022

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Nominations for local body elections open Friday 15 July

Nominations close 12 noon, Friday 12 August.

14 July 2022

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Public notice - Plan Change 9 (TANK)

Extension to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Resource Management Plan Proposed Plan Change 9 (TANK)

13 July 2022

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Deep dive into planned coastal retreat in Hawke's Bay

What planned coastal retreat could look like in Hawke's Bay is the focus of a new report.

13 July 2022

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CATCHMENT ADVISOR – Project Monitoring & Evaluation (fixed term)

An exciting opportunity to join the Catchment team and work on project monitoring and evaluation. The role is a...

11 July 2022

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Emergency Management Advisor– Workforce Capability

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for a positive-minded Emergency Management Advisor to join our small but...

11 July 2022

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Contracts Manager

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council Works Group has a great opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join...

10 July 2022

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Performance & Data Analyst

The role of Business Intelligence Analyst is to to transform data into insights that drive business value, and...

8 July 2022

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Hawke's Bay's Environmental report card

We have released our three yearly report evaluating environmental conditions and pressures across the region.

6 July 2022

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Facilities upgrade for Waitangi Regional Park

A facilities upgrade at Waitangi Park will mean more public events can be held, support the visitor experience and...

4 July 2022

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ICT Service Desk Officer

We are looking for an ICT Service Desk Officer to join our team on a permanent full-time basis.

1 July 2022

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Regional Asset Manager

This vital leadership role will take responsibility for ensuring the effective day-to-day management of the...

1 July 2022

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Have your say about the coastline and possum control

Consultations will run between 1-31 July this year.

30 June 2022

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Project Manager (Engineering)

We have permanent roles in our Regional Projects team and has been specifically created to assist with regional...

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Emergency Management Advisor - Wairoa

This permanent Emergency Management Advisor role with our CDEM team will be based in Wairoa. Applications close 10...

23 June 2022

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Bus services impacted by driver shortages and illnesses

Hawke’s Bay public bus services are experiencing an increase in cancellations due to driver shortages from...

21 June 2022

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Works Group Administrator [fixed term]

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with great customer service, computing and communication skills to...

17 June 2022

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(FEMP) Farm Environmental Management Plan Audit Advisor

Newly created role to assess and provide feedback to farmers and FEMP providers on the quality of FEMPs.

14 June 2022

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Transport Strategy & Policy Analyst

Our Transport team is looking for a highly capable and motivated policy professional who has a passion for...

13 June 2022

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Sustainable Transport Advisor

Take the lead on programmes and projects that encourage the uptake of public and active transport in our region.

13 June 2022

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People & Capability Advisor

We need a highly motivated, proactive and experienced People & Capability Advisor to join our team on a permanent...

13 June 2022

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Technical Delivery Team Leader

Varied role for an ICT professional in this Technical Delivery Team Leader role - overseeing the system design...

10 June 2022

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On-demand public transport launches in Hastings

Welcome to MyWay. Ready when you are.

3 June 2022

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Team Leader Compliance - Urban and Industrial

This is an integral role within our Regulatory group that ensures the effective day to day management of...

30 May 2022

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Clive River dredging consent withdrawl

We have withdrawn our application to discharge silt to the coast

27 May 2022

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Napier flood protection increased through council collaboration

We have been working hard with Napier City Council over the past 18 months to improve flood protection in urban...

13 May 2022

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Pollution incident at Ruahapia Stream under investigation

HBRC has responded to a pollution incident this week where a large number of eels were discovered dead.

13 May 2022

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Resource Technician - Water Quality & Ecology

Combination of field work and office based, bring your passion for the freshwater and marine environments to thi...

12 May 2022

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Senior Scientist Land

Key Senior Scientist role that provides both strategic direction and technical analysis, to the management of land...

12 May 2022

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Farm Environment Management Plan (FEMP) Auditor

Newly created role within Council, which assesses and gives feedback to farmers and FEMP providers on the quality...

12 May 2022

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Regional Council supporting Wairoa community in flood recovery

We are supporting the community through direct engagement and planting programmes

11 May 2022

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Policy & Planning Coordinator [fixed term]

This 12 month fixed term role will see you supporting projects, working closely with other members of the Policy...

11 May 2022

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Emergency Management Advisor - Workforce Capability

Reporting to the Team Leader Operational Readiness, you will be responsible for coordinating the development of...

11 May 2022

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People & Capability Coordinator - Recruitment [fixed term]

This busy 12-month fixed-term role will require you to put your outstanding time management skills to use...

11 May 2022

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Gravel Assurance Officer

Busy role working closely with various stakeholders. The predominant focus will be on actively managing gravel...

11 May 2022

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Environmental Information Team - Expressions of Interest

We have opportunities for experienced and/or graduate level individuals to join our Data Management Team, which...

6 May 2022

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Group Manager Corporate Services

Our Corporate Services Group is navigating a period of significant growth and transformation that underpins the...

2 May 2022

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We breathe what you burn

As the days get shorter and nights grow colder heading into winter, remember the rural and urban burning rules

2 May 2022

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HBRC asks about joining forces to improve shared services

We're asking the community about being part of a CCO with other regional councils in New Zealand.

29 April 2022

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MyWay taking to Hastings’ streets in June

HBRC’s innovative trial of MyWay hits Hastings streets on 7 June to make it more easy and sustainable ...

27 April 2022

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HB hazard portal now reports on contaminated sites

The Regional Council has added a map layer of hazardous activities to the HB hazard portal.

20 April 2022

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Finance Manager

Newly created senior role overseeing the Council’s Revenue and Financing Policy and providing leadership acro...

19 April 2022

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Resource Analyst (Environmental Information)

Join our Environmental Data team to ensure the Councils’ environmental data is accurate, quality coded and readily...

19 April 2022

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Design Engineer [2 year fixed term]

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking a qualified and experienced Design Engineer to provide oversight and...

14 April 2022

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Project Engineer - 2 Year Fixed Term

This is a fixed term role for 2 years and has been specifically created to assist with regional infrastructure...

13 April 2022

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Regional Council representation review decision

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s proposed representation arrangements have been confirmed by the Local Government...

12 April 2022

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Agencies prepared to respond ahead of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Fili

Hawke’s Bay CDEM, the Regional Council, and Wairoa District Council are working closely together ahead of...

12 April 2022

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Technical Advisor

Are you familiar with the measurement and reporting of water takes? Do you have experience with the installation...

7 April 2022

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Catchment Worker/Tree Faller - Works Group

HBRC Works Group has an exciting opportunity for a Catchment Worker/Tree Faller to join our team. This is a...

7 April 2022

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Deputy Harbourmaster

We are looking for someone who has significant knowledge and experience in the maritime and/or shipping industry...

6 April 2022

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Emergency Management Advisor - Community Engagement

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for a positive-minded Emergency Management Advisor to join our small but...

31 March 2022

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Regional Council set to consult on leadership of coastal strategy

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is set to consult on taking the lead role in the coastal hazard strategy

31 March 2022

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High rainfall makes for a wet end to March

The heavy rain in March has seen rivers around the region reach high levels and cause some damage

31 March 2022

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Council stays true to 22-23 plan for HB environment

HBRC is maintaining the momentum of its work consulted on in 2021, so councillors agreed today 'no consult' for...

30 March 2022

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Communications Advisor - 1 year fixed term

Opportunity for a comms superstar who thinks outside the box and can engage and tell stories to help enhance our...

24 March 2022

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Inner harbour survey looking for marine pests

Ahuriri Inner Harbour and Napier Port will be surveyed for marine pests in April as part of a national biosecurity...

24 March 2022

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People & Capability Advisor - Learning & Development

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, proactive and experienced People & Capability Advisor to join our...

22 March 2022

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Catchment Worker - Excavator Operator

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) Works Group has a rare opportunity for a Catchment Worker – Excavator...

21 March 2022

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375 ha of native forest to be protected

We're committed to protecting and enhancing critically endangered indigenous forest with 375ha earmarked for...

14 March 2022

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Management Accountant

Exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant to join HBRC's Finance Team.

11 March 2022

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Emergency Management Team Leader – Risk Reduction

This diverse and interesting role will also see you supporting local response and recovery activities during an...

10 March 2022

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Regional Council appoints Climate Action Ambassador

Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau will lead the development of Regional Climate Action Plan

9 March 2022

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Manager Science

Rare opportunity for an influential and key leadership role, as the face of Science for the Council. Make the...

8 March 2022

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Policy Planner & Intermediate Policy Planner

We are looking for people at various levels to join our growing team of professional policy planning expert...

7 March 2022

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Working through the detail to protect our coast

Being at the forefront of dealing with coastal hazard management issues is exciting, but it’s also challenging

7 March 2022

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Councils hope Working Group has listened on Three Waters Reforms

Hawke's Bay's local leaders are frustrated their questions haven't been responded to or concerns addressed.

4 March 2022

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Thanking public for info on damage to Tutaekuri River accessway

We have identified the offender with help from the public

1 March 2022

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Environmental Compliance Officer - Rural/Forestry

This interesting role is a shared between HBRC and Hastings District Council (HDC) as part of the HBRC Rural...

24 February 2022

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Senior Consents Planner

HBRC is seeking enthusiastic and motivated Senior Consents Planner to join our busy consents team. Application...

22 February 2022

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Environmental Compliance Officer - Rural

This fulltime, permanent role sits within our Rural Compliance team and offers a diverse and interesting portfolio...

22 February 2022

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Catchment Management Lead - Northern Region

Based in Wairoa, great opportunity to utilise your farming and land knowledge and background in this lead role...

18 February 2022

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Senior GIS Analysts - Expressions of Interest

Opportunities for Senior GIS Analysts to join our GIS team, with potential to take on a mentoring role and...

18 February 2022

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Catchment Worker

The Works Group has an exciting opportunity for a Catchment Worker to join our team. This is a fulltime, permanent...

18 February 2022

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Sustainable is Attainable in Hawke's Bay

An initiative to support better use of waste is gaining traction with 30 Hawke's Bay producers and food...

17 February 2022

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New appointees oversee Hawke's Bay environment

The face of environmental co-governance is changing as new tāngata whenua representatives come to the table.

16 February 2022

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Project Manager - Policy & Planning

We need an experienced Project Manager to lead the delivery of Kotahi over the next 3 years. Kotahi is the Hawke’...

15 February 2022

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Changes to bus timetable

Because of driver shortages, goBay will be running a “Saturday Plus” timetable on weekdays until further notice

10 February 2022

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Design Engineer

The team is looking for an experienced Design Engineer who can hit the ground running and help deliver on our busy...

9 February 2022

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Two prosecutions for illegal burning

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has successfully prosecuted a company and an individual for separate illegal burning...

8 February 2022

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Scientist - Marine and Coast

Opportunity for a Marine Scientist to join a passionate team to help safeguard our marine environment for future...

3 February 2022

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Public Notice - Air Exceedance

The NES standard for air quality has been exceeded during Janaury 2022.

3 February 2022

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HB Regional Transport Committee oppose SH5 speed reduction

The Committee opposes the speed reduction, and requests Waka Kotahi undertake a review of its decision.

3 February 2022

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Kaihautū Pūtaiao – Mātauranga Māori

Newly created role providing mātauranga Māori delivery and interpretation requirements that give effect to...

31 January 2022

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Project and Workshop Support Coordinator

Support a project where HBRC works with landowners to map and identifying erosion-prone land, with a focus on...

31 January 2022

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Waikahu Wetland: Build it and the fish will come

It’s only taken two years for a healthy native fish populations to build up in the Waikahu constructed wetland at...

27 January 2022

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Team Leader Consents

Our Consents team needs someone to take responsibility for providing high quality leadership to the team while...

26 January 2022

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Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust gives $12,291 to East Coast Rural Support Trust

Drought funds go to Rural Support Trust

17 January 2022

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Environmental Data Analyst

Analyst to provide data support to internal and external stakeholders, associated with our Farm Environment...

13 January 2022

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Manager Regional Projects

We need a superstar to step into this busy leadership role and support the project team within our Asset...

6 January 2022

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Possum dogs in Māhia sniffing down to zero

Whakatipu Māhia has been using innovative tools in their quest for zero possums – sniffer dogs

23 December 2021

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People & Capability Advisor - HRIS Project

We have an opportunity for the right person to join the P&C team on a fixed term agreement to help support the...

22 December 2021

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Environmental Education Community Facilitator

Bring your education experience and combine with your passion for the environment for this newly created role.

21 December 2021

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On yer boat? No Excuses

There are ‘No Excuses’ for unsafe behaviour on the water this summer, says our Harbourmaster

21 December 2021

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Nursery Worker

Great opportunity to work at HBRC's Poplar and Willow Nursery - full time, fixed term role until June 2023.

21 December 2021

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Senior Scientist, Land

Join the Marine, Air and Land Science Team and combine your technical expertise and strategic direction to make a...

20 December 2021

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Scientist Hydrology

If you are passionate about hydrology and want to make a positive difference to the environment, this could be...

20 December 2021

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Various ICT roles - expressions of interest

The key purpose of these roles will be to work collaboratively to support the modernisation of our technology...

20 December 2021

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Team Leader, Hydrology & Groundwater Science

Bring your expertise in freshwater science and people management to this role and contribute to delivering...

20 December 2021

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Administration Coordinator - 6 month fixed term

Savvy team Administration Coordinator required to support the Predator Free Hawke's Bay team - 6 month fixed term...

17 December 2021

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GIS Analyst

An opportunity to make a difference to our environment with a variety of project work across the Council.

17 December 2021

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Check water quality before taking a dip

Hawke’s Bay swimmers are encouraged to check water quality results before taking a dip this summer

17 December 2021

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Hawke's Bay 3D maps to inform planning for a climate-resilient region

High-resolution 3D mapping of Hawke's Bay now available for use by the community.

16 December 2021

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Amendments to Hawke’s Bay plans for future housing needs

In accordance with s55(2A) of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is given that the
following three plan...

16 December 2021

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Urban Catchment Advisor

Our Asset Management Group has an exciting opportunity for 2 Urban Catchment Advisors to lead the development and...

15 December 2021

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Resource Analyst

Resource Analyst position within the Environmental Information Data Team with a focus on water quality data.

13 December 2021

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Team Leader Data Management

Combine your data, strategy and systems nous with your people leader experience for our Team Leader Data...

13 December 2021

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New regional development agency gets the green light

The region’s five councils are supporting the establishment of a new regional development agency.

10 December 2021

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Environmental Compliance Officer - Rural

Join our team supporting compliance in rural Hawke's Bay, providing guidance, education and advice on compliance...

10 December 2021

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Ground-breaking start to Resilient River Communities programme

A ground-breaking at Taradale stop bank marks the beginning of work to improve the resilience of communities on...

10 December 2021

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Buy to burn next winter

Summer is the best time to get wood for winter, and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to get in...

8 December 2021

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Relationships Manager: Southern Hawkes Bay

Our Māori Partnerships team is on the lookout for a Relationship Manager to build and maintain relationships with...

24 November 2021

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Marine pest a warning to check boat hulls

A marine pest found on a boat hull in Westshore is a warning to all boaties to keep their boat hulls clean.

23 November 2021

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Ranger

Our Regional Assets team is looking for a Ranger to provide monitoring and reporting of public access to river...

22 November 2021

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Graduate Engineer

Our Regional Assets team is looking for a Graduate Engineer who is proactive, solutions-focused and has a passion...

22 November 2021

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Banding together for the banded dotterel

Regional Council, DOC, and NCC are banding together to protect the endangered Hawke’s Bay’s tūturiwhatu/banded...

19 November 2021

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Project Leader Biodiversity

Are you looking for a great opportunity to gain some experience in the final stages of an eradication project...

18 November 2021

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Environmental protection high priority

We have stepped up our enforcement action in the region to better protect the environment..

17 November 2021

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Customer Experience Representative

Come and join our friendly and fun team! We're looking for a customer centric professional who is passionate...

17 November 2021

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Storing water underground may help fight future Hawke's Bay drought

We are progressing a trial to test whether Managed Aquifer Recharge can secure freshwater.

16 November 2021

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Working together for water

Napier City and the Regional Council are moving to detailed analysis of how to best co-manage their stormwater...

15 November 2021

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Regional Council taking on the biodiversity challenge

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is focused on restoring biodiversity which is in crisis across the region.

12 November 2021

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Climate resilience at the heart of stop bank upgrade focus

River flood protection across the Heretaunga Plains is getting a $20 million investment over the next three years

10 November 2021

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Hawke’s Bay’s first full coastal survey shows healthy bird population

The first survey of Hawke’s Bay’s coastline shows a healthy coastal bird population along 321 kilometres.

9 November 2021

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Local start-up needs your vote

A local start up facilitating food-sharing from local gardens is a finalist in the NZ Gardener of the Year awards.

4 November 2021

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Opportunity to lead the Finance Team during a period of change and growth, along with providing strategic advice...

29 October 2021

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Revenue Accountant

We're seeking a Revenue Accountant with expert knowledge on a range of Council-related activities including...

29 October 2021

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Financial Accountant

Newly created position, great work / life balance opportunity in Hawke's Bay within a strong team of finance...

29 October 2021

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Councils shocked Government is pushing through Three Waters Reforms

Community concerns have been ignored, local decision-making will be lost

28 October 2021

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“Momentous” day for Regional Council

We have voted to increase the number of councillors from nine to 11 councillors.

27 October 2021

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Burning complaints reduce by 50%

We're thanking the community following a season of fewer burning complaints and infringements than previous years

20 October 2021

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Resource Analyst - Environmental Information

Resource Analyst role for an environmentally minded specialist with a focus on one or more of the following area...

14 October 2021

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Senior Investigator

Use your investigative skills and legislative understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental...

8 October 2021

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We are partnering with global organisation The Nature Conservancy

Partnership could be a game-changer for the region in addressing erosion issues.

5 October 2021

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$18,750 fine for offensive odour

We continue to take a hard line on offending with another successful prosecution, this time for an offensive smell.

5 October 2021

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Three Waters

HB councils favour HB alternative to Government’s three waters reform proposal

1 October 2021

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Sustainable Homes programme recommend by ventilation user

Our Sustainable Homes programme helps whānau with ventilation for dry, healthier homes that are warmer in winter

1 October 2021

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Hawke's Bay needs to take bold action to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The region's greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2019, so we need to take bold action on climate change.

29 September 2021

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Public Notice - Hastings by-election results

Final results for the by-election that closed at midday on 24 September 2021.

28 September 2021

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Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban & Industrial

This diverse and interesting role sits within our Urban and Industrial Compliance team. Applications close 11...

27 September 2021

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New data shows long way to go for river health

The latest national LAWA update of river health paints a picture of impaired health for the majority of monitored...

25 September 2021

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Senior Environmental Compliance Officer - Urban and Industrial

Our team is growing! We are seeking Senior Environmental Compliance Officers, to take responsibility for...

24 September 2021

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New Councillor for Regional Council in Hastings

Jacqueline Taylor is set to be elected as a new councillor for the Hastings constituency at the Regional Council.

24 September 2021

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Dust storm is a reminder to use good land management practices

It's important that landowners use good practices to ensure soil stays on site and air quality is healthy.

21 September 2021

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Accounts Receivable Officer

Due to an internal promotion, the position of Accounts Receivable Officer has become available, great opportunity...

15 September 2021

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New drought indicator web app

We have launched an easy-to-use drought indicator web app for the region’s rural community.

14 September 2021

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Project Manager - Hill Country Erosion Scheme

Project Manager - 2 year fixed term position, ensuring the continued roll-out of the Hill Country Erosion Project...

13 September 2021

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Wetland restoration in CHB

A restoration wetland project in Central Hawke’s Bay is already showing improvements to the health of biodiversity...

9 September 2021

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Health Safety & Wellbeing Advisors

To support the Council's growth, we're looking for two hands-on, results driven HS&W Advisors.

7 September 2021

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GIS Analyst

Rare opportunity - gain GIS experience supporting varied projects across HBRC. Applications invited and...

6 September 2021

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PUPLIC NOTICE: Proposed representation arrangements for the 2022 local elections

On Wednesday, 25 August 2021 the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council reviewed its representation arrangements and...

1 September 2021

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of extension of voting period for the Hastings Constituency by-election

Voting will now close at midday on Friday 24 September 2021.

1 September 2021

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Regional Council representation review open for comments

We're asking the public what they think of proposed Representation arrangements for the 2022 elections.

1 September 2021

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Emergency Management Officer (CHB) - 12 Month Fixed Term

We are seeking an Emergency Management Officer based in Central Hawke's Bay to promote public education on...

30 August 2021

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Watch risk of spray drift during spring

Spring is a reminder to growers to follow the spraying rules to protect the health of the community and environment

30 August 2021

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Hastings by-election vote extended to 24 September

The election voting period for the current Hastings By-election has been extended until midday on 24 September.

28 August 2021

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Taradale Overseer - Works Group

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) Works Group has an exciting opportunity for an Overseer to join the team...

26 August 2021

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Climate Action Ambassador [3 year fixed term]

This is an exciting new role that has been established to coordinate Council’s climate emergency response...

25 August 2021

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Facilities & Maintenance Coordinator

Are you someone who thrives on working in a dynamic, high-paced environment with broad facilities and property...

20 August 2021

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Emergency Management Advisor - Lifelines & Recovery

This is an new opportunity to steer or manage delivery of new, adaptive solutions with a wide range stakeholder...

20 August 2021

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Postal voting for Hastings by-election: vote by 10 Sept

Postal voting for Regional Council’s Hastings by-election is open until 10 September

19 August 2021

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Changes to goBay services under Alert Level 4

With the Government’s announcement of Alert Level 4 there are changes to the goBay bus service

18 August 2021

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Second year of braided river bird survey encouraging

A recently completed survey of Hawke’s Bay river birds is encouraging, showing shorebirds continue to thrive

17 August 2021

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Plan amendments

Amendments to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Resource Management Plan and Regional Coastal Environment Plan

12 August 2021

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Regional Council acknowledges Govt's Overseer review

CEO James Palmer says the Council is assessing the findings of the review and what they mean for the region.

11 August 2021

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Public Notice - Air Exceedance

Public Notice - Air Exceedance

10 August 2021

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Science Translator

Newly created role - utilise your Science expertise, combined with environmental issues affecting Hawke's Bay and...

6 August 2021

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Fine for illegal burning in Clive

The Regional Council’s hard line on illegal burning continues, with its eighth successful prosecution this year

4 August 2021

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Environmental Engineer

We need a superstar to join the Regional Assets Team. The newly created role of Environmental Engineer will lead...

3 August 2021

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Innovative technology reduces crop disease risk

NZ agricultural growers focused on protecting crops in a sustainable way

2 August 2021

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Regional Council steps up to lead coastal strategy

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed in principle to lead work on the next phase of the Coastal Hazard Strategy

2 August 2021

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Senior Emergency Management Advisor (Group Welfare)

We are seeking a positive-minded Senior Emergency Manager Advisor (Group Welfare) to join our tight-knit team of...

28 July 2021

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$2 million boost for biodiversity in Hawke’s Bay

Around 423 hectares of critically threatened native bush will be fenced and protected over the next three years.

27 July 2021

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Illegal burning not okay

Our seventh successful prosecution this year sends a strong message that illegal burning will not be tolerated

27 July 2021

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Mahanga wetland needs your support

Regional Council calling for community support to look after Mahanga wetland

27 July 2021

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Catchment Management Lead - Freshwater Improvement Programmes

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide operational leadership to our Catchment Management staff...

23 July 2021

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Summer Student Positions x 3 - Water Quality & Ecology

Great opportunity for three students with a passion for the environment to work with the Water Quality and Ecology...

22 July 2021

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Regional Council welcomes Government’s freshwater regulation consultation

Consultation to begun soon about Freshwater Farm Plans and stock exclusion regulations.

20 July 2021

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Further notice of by-election

Nominations to fill the extraordinary vacancy for the Hastings COnsitituency have nbeen recieved from Tom Belford...

16 July 2021

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Biosecurity Advisors Pest Plants x 2

Two Biosecurity Advisors Pest Plants are needed on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2022. These roles support the...

15 July 2021

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Three in the running for HBRC Hastings seat by-election

Three nominations have been received by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to fill a vacancy for the Hasting...

15 July 2021

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Terrestrial Ecologist

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Terrestrial Ecologist to join the Biodiversity/Biosecurity Team to...

15 July 2021

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Air Exceedance Public Notice

Air Exceedance Public Notice

12 July 2021

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Expressions of Interest - Casual/Fixed Term Student Positions

Throughout the year, we have opportunities for students to work and gain valuable experience across the busine...

8 July 2021

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Rates Officer

A key role in the Rates team as part of the HBRC's finance function. A combination of processing and...

7 July 2021

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Air Quality

Scientist - Air Quality: Grads, Analysts or Junior Scientists welcome to apply!

This newly created role of Scientist sits in the Air Quality team which focuses on monitoring the region's air...

2 July 2021

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Biosecurity-Biodiversity Advisor

We're looking for a positive-minded, physically fit person with experience in pest control work to assist with the...

2 July 2021

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Compliance Coordinator [12 month fixed term]

We are seeking a compliance coordinator on a 12-month fixed term agreement to cover for parental leave...

2 July 2021

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PROJECT LEADER EAST COAST LAB (Life at the Boundary)

Do you have the skills to coordinate a unique project that has a profound impact on the resilience of our...

2 July 2021

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15 Hawke’s Bay water bodies found to be outstanding

15 Hawke’s Bay water bodies, including coastal estuaries and lagoons, classified as outstanding

2 July 2021

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Senior Consents & Consents Planners

The HBRC Consents team is growing! We are looking for a Senior Consents Planner and two Consents Planners to join...

1 July 2021

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Living wage for bus drivers

Hawke’s Bay goBay drivers will be paid the Living Wage of $22.10 per hour from 1 July 2021

1 July 2021

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Rick Barker - new Chair of Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Councillor Rick Barker was today elected chairman at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

30 June 2021

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Long Term Plan 2021-31 adopted

Step up in environmental work – Regional Council's Long Term Plan 2021-31 adopted

30 June 2021

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Update on Clive River dredging – consent delay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says the dredging of Clive River will next occur in 2022.

29 June 2021

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Business Application Analyst

The role of the ICT Business Application Analyst is to ensure business solutions are fit for purpose, cost...

25 June 2021

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Te Karamū hits project targets, with more planned

We're celebrating improvements to Te Karamū Stream corridor and habitat - with plans to expand.

25 June 2021

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People & Capability Coordinator

We are seeking a customer focused, solution driven superstar to join our People and Capability Team. This is a...

23 June 2021

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People and Capability Advisor [Fixed Term]

We are on the hunt for a highly capable HR Professional for a short fixed-term contract to engage with the...

18 June 2021

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Treasury and Funding Accountant

Lead HBRC's Treasury and Funding portfolio.

17 June 2021

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How Hawke's Bay can support farmers impacted by Canterbury floods

The best support is moral support to friends and family in Canterbury and a financial contribution.

17 June 2021

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Regional Council seeks new councillor for Hastings seat

The Regional Council is holding a by-election to fill the vacancy created in its Hastings constituency.

17 June 2021

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A smoky issue hurting Wairoa

There’s concern that air quality in Wairoa during winter has been progressively declining in recent years

16 June 2021

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By-election for Hawk'es Bay Regional Council

A by-election is required to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the Hastings consitituency.

15 June 2021

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Water Conservation Order hearing underway

Hawke's Bay Water Conservation Order hearing underway after COVID-19 delay

15 June 2021

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Team Leader Compliance - Rural

We are looking for a motivated and proactive leader to join our Compliance Team. Applications close 4 July 2021.

14 June 2021

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Team Leader Pest Plants [Fixed Term 12 Months]

Are you passionate about New Zealand’s environment, looking for an opportunity to step up and lead a team in an...

10 June 2021

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Regional Council chair Rex Graham resigns

Rex Graham resigns as Regional Council chair and as a councillor

10 June 2021

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Regional Council welcomes Climate Change Commission’s report

Regional Council is welcoming the Climate Change Commission’s report, already addressing some of the issue...

9 June 2021

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Independent Member Finance Audit and Risk Sub-Committee

This is an important position supporting an organisation that has experienced significant growth and development.

4 June 2021

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Regional Council best placed to lead coastal strategy 

Regional Council is best placed to lead the Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazard Strategy 2120, new report says

4 June 2021

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World Environment Day: significant HB wetland ecosystem restored

Dairy farmer Ivan Knauf is thrilled to fence a big wetland on his farm.

3 June 2021

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Emergency Management Advisor - Operations (12-month fixed term)

Join the HB CDEM team on a 12 month fixed term. Applications close 18 June 2021

1 June 2021

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Emergency Management Team Leader - Community Engagement

HB CDEM has a permanent, fulltime opportunity for a proactive and passionate person to lead our Community...

1 June 2021

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Team Leader Transport and Spatial Planning

We are in search of a highly capable and motivated individual to lead our Transport Team. Applications close 23...

1 June 2021

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Tough line on illegal burning ongoing

Tough stance on illegal burning continues, with two more companies being fined a total of $26,200

1 June 2021

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Buying beyond price and quality a key focus

HB’s five councils have a big effect on the region’s economy through their purchasing decisions ...

1 June 2021

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Farmers urged to focus on mental wellbeing

Southern Hawke's Bay has only received 50% of average May rainfall and soil moisture levels are low.

31 May 2021

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Team Leader Engineering

We are looking for a Team Leader Engineering to join the Regional Assets team. Reporting to the Manager Regional...

31 May 2021

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CNG signage a strong reminder

Chilean needle grass is found widely in the Tukituki River and as a pest plant is having widespread negative...

31 May 2021

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Regional Council says illegal burning will not be tolerated

We have successfully prosecuted two companies for illegal burning with fines totalling $24,700.

28 May 2021

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Heretaunga Plains water hearing begins

Hearings for the Tūtaekurī, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamū catchments begin this Monday 24 May, 2021.

21 May 2021

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Threatened bats call Hawke’s Bay home

An exciting biodiversity project is identifying and protecting roosting homes for the critically endangered...

21 May 2021

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Masters study monitoring biodiversity

A Hawke’s Bay-born masters degree student is testing an exciting new national biodiversity monitoring framework

21 May 2021

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Regional Council says yes to Māori constituencies

Regional Council has voted unanimously to establish Māori constituencies for the 2022 and 2025 local elections

19 May 2021

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It’s time to put together a winter grazing plan

We are encouraging farmers to put together a plan to support animal welfare and the environment.

18 May 2021

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Bay teens given a powerful lesson in road safety

More than 2,500 high school students from HB received a powerful lesson in road safety this week

13 May 2021

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Air exceedance

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air qaulity has been exceeded during April 2021.

13 May 2021

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Rocket launch 15th May

10 May 2021

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Proposed new regional park in Ahuriri – what do you think?

Talking Point - Cr Hinewai Ormsby says the opportunity to be part of creating a new regional park for Ahuriri i...

30 April 2021

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We breathe what you burn

The colder autumn weather serves as a timely reminder to the community about rural and urban burning rules

29 April 2021

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Planting 'right tree - right place' to reduce erosion

The Regional Council proposes an ambitious solution to erosion and to strengthen pastoral farms.

28 April 2021

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Consulting the community about an on-demand public transport service

We are proposing an 'uber style' on demand service.

23 April 2021

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Catchment Advisor

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill a Waipawa based position in our ...

22 April 2021

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Team Leader Pollution Response and Enforcement

As part of the Compliance Team in the Policy & Regulation Group, the Team Leader role supports Council to...

21 April 2021

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Strong stance on breaches to RMA

Three Hawke’s Bay companies have been fined a total of $37,840

20 April 2021

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Karamū Stream Rescue

The Karamū stream, our Karamū is one of the most polluted waterways in Hawke’s Bay. That is an absolute shocker...

16 April 2021

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Deputy Harbourmaster

We are looking for a Deputy Harbourmaster to join the team. This role will be based in the Port of Napier office...

15 April 2021

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Debt Collection Officer

Bring your debt collection expertise and skills to HBRC's finance team developing your own processes to manage...

15 April 2021

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Caution: wet wood season

Regional Council is warning people against buying wet or green wood as we come into the colder months

14 April 2021

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Large wetland being constructed in Tukipo, Central Hawke’s Bay

Wetland in Central Hawke’s Bay being constructed to investigate how wetlands can remove contaminants from farm...

13 April 2021

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Public Notice - Air Exceedance

Public Notice - Air Exceedance

12 April 2021

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Manager Compliance

Reporting directly to the Group Manager, Policy & Regulation, this role will require someone with excellent...

7 April 2021

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Long Term Plan prioritises action now to protect the future

The Regional Council proposes another step up in the environmental work it accelerated in 2018.

6 April 2021

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Public Notice - Long Term Plan consultation

Our Long Term Plan 2021-2031 consultation is now open.

6 April 2021

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We want to take action now to protect our future – what do you think?

We’re looking to the future and planning to take action to protect that future through our Long Term Plan 2021-31.

6 April 2021

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PDU grants $5 million to Regional Council to develop Bridge Pa water storage option

The state of lowland waterways in Heretaunga is a pressing concern ... 

1 April 2021

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Regional Council shortlists sites for managed aquifer recharge

We are conducting field testing to validate and determine site feasibility.

26 March 2021

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Consultation: Establishing new Council Controlled Organisations

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking community feedback

25 March 2021

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Management Accountant (6 month fixed term)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an opportunity for a Management Accountant to partner with the business providing...

24 March 2021

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Public Notice

Is it time for Māori constituencies for Hawke's Bay Regional Council?

24 March 2021

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Administrator Catchment Management

We are looking for a highly organised administrator to support our Catchment Team.

22 March 2021

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Is it time for Māori constituencies for Hawke's Bay Regional Council?

Me whakatū rānei ngā roherohenga Māori ki Te Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Te Matau-a-Māui?

22 March 2021

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Regional Council youth climate action camp inspiring next generation

First youth climate action camp brought together passionate rangatahi and empowered them to take action

19 March 2021

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Regional Council supports deferral of winter grazing regulations

We are working closely with farmers to encourage best grazing practices.

18 March 2021

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$48,750 fine for Maxwell Farm's illegal discharge

Hawke’s Bay dairy company Maxwell Farms fined $48,750 for illegally discharging 80,000 litres of effluent

12 March 2021

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Emergency Management Advisor - Communications & Engagement

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for a positive-minded individual with a background in Communications to join our...

11 March 2021

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Waipawa climate resilience project on track

A climate resilience project is on track with the Government’s COVID-19 funding

11 March 2021

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Public Notice

Air pollution records

The National Environment Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1-28 February 2021.

10 March 2021

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Ecosystem priorities

Project Manager

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead the delivery of our Farm Environmental Management Plan...

9 March 2021

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Workshops Coordinator

Bring your high level coordination skills to the Catchment Management teams Workshops delivery programme.

5 March 2021

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Risk and Corporate Compliance Lead

Bring your technical risk experience and business understanding to lead the development & implementation of risk...

2 March 2021

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$38,500 fine for illegal odour discharge

Napier company fined for discharging an objectionable odour.

26 February 2021

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Permanent swimming ban lifted for Lake Tūtira

The lifting of the ban is an exciting milestone for the lake.

26 February 2021

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Regional Council adopts 2019-20 Annual Report

The newly-adopted Annual Report for 2019-20 reflects a year of progress in areas of land and water management...

24 February 2021

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Water supply out of service at Tūtira Regional Park

People need to take their own water if visiting the park.

23 February 2021

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Tukituki land use consent deadline this Friday

A reminder for farmes in the Tukituki catchment about a regulatory deadline that is coming up fast.

22 February 2021

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New Māori cultural app Te Kupenga launched

New Māori cultural app Te Kupenga exciting step forward for Hawke’s Bay’s five councils.

22 February 2021

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Councils supporting Business HB transition

The region’s councils acknowledge Business Hawke’s Bay decision to wind up, and thank organisation

18 February 2021

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Resource Analyst

Join our Environmental Information team to look after the installation, operation and maintenance of HBRC’...

18 February 2021

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Environmental Officer Pollution Response

HBRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Compliance Team

16 February 2021

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Water security engagement to begin this year

A number of complex pieces of work will come together this year.

3 February 2021

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Tūtira planting regenerative mix a great win

Regional Council considering plan for Tūtira Regional Park to be re-planted with mix of natives and pine.

3 February 2021

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Regional Council welcomes Climate Change Commission draft advice to Government

We welcome the draft report and support the call for decisive action.

1 February 2021

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Transported to the future – what do you think?

The community is being encouraged to have their say on a plan for the future of Hawke’s Bay’s transport network

1 February 2021

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Rural residents facing bans as water levels drop in the continuing dry conditions

It is a difficult time when consent holders aren’t able to take water.

29 January 2021

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Renewed approach to economic development

Hawke’s Bay councils will start reviewing future economic development models this week.

28 January 2021

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Community reminded of importance of COVID tracer app

Hawke’s Bay’s leaders say the recent COVID-19 community cases in Auckland and Northland are a timely reminder.

28 January 2021

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Possum control programme around Wairoa

A possum control operation will begin around the edge of Wairoa this month

25 January 2021

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Emergency Management Advisors

The HBRC CDEM group is looking for positive-minded Emergency Management Advisors to join our small but...

22 January 2021

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Removing material from Tukituki and Waipawa Rivers banned because of plant pest

Soil, silt, and gravel can no longer be removed from the Tukituki and Waipawa Rivers
to prevent the spread of...

22 January 2021

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Executive Assistant Vacancies

HBRC has two opportunities for highly capable and suitably experienced Executive Assistants to join our team...

18 January 2021

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FEMP Project Manager

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our Integrated...

12 January 2021

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Design Engineer

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a Design Engineer to add their skills and enthusiasm to the Asset...

12 January 2021

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Air Pollution Records

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1 – 31 December 2020. The limit...

12 January 2021

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Information and Communication Technology Roles

HBRC has a range of exciting opportunities for skilled individuals to join our Information and Communication...

8 January 2021

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Protect our waters from pests

Keeping boat hulls clean is the best way to protect Hawke’s Bay waters from unwanted pests

5 January 2021

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News in 2020

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Our holiday hours

Our offices will close at midday 24 December and re-open for business 5 January at 8am.

23 December 2020

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Review signals change in HB economic development landscape

Hawke’s Bay councils agree transformative change is needed in how the region supports business and industry...

18 December 2020

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Regional Council awards recognise the community’s environmental champions

Four organisations and individuals recognised for their work to improve the environment

16 December 2020

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Orchard fined $14,000 for illegal spray drift

Regional Council says $14,000 fine for Hastings orchard sends strong signal to horticulture sector

16 December 2020

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Coastal hazards re-engages ahead of consultation

Coastal hazards project re-engaging to build solutions for the coast between Clifton and Tangoio

14 December 2020

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Strategy & Performance Team Leader

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting leadership opportunity for the right candidate in our Strategy and...

11 December 2020

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Consents Advisor

We have a vacancy for a part-time Consent Advisor, 25 hours per week. Applications close 9 January 2021.

10 December 2020

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Dairy Compliance Awards

Dairy Compliance Awards recognise Hawke's Bay farmers achievements

Awards recognise farmers who consistently achieve full compliance with their resource consents.

9 December 2020

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$37,000 fines send strong signal

Regional Council says $37,000 fines for illegal discharge send a strong signal to businesses

9 December 2020

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Keep an eye out for Chilean needle grass

Regional Council urging landowners to keep an eye out for Chilean needle grass on farms

7 December 2020

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Swim thru summer - check you’re ‘good to go’

Summer’s here and we are encouraging people to check they’re good to go before taking a dip.

4 December 2020

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Graphic Designer

We have an opportunity for an experienced Graphic Designer in our Digital Communications team. Applications close...

4 December 2020

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Regional Council measures its emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025

We have measured our carbon footprint and are on our way to being carbon neutral by 2025.

2 December 2020

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Policy & Planning Coordinator (12 month fixed term)

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for a Policy & Planning Coordinator to join a great team...

2 December 2020

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Clive River dredging depends on resource consent

The river is dredged around every ten years to support recreational use - and is next due in early 2021.

1 December 2020

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Environmental Data Analyst (FEMP)

The role of the FEMP Environmental Data Analyst is to provide technical and administrative support to internal and...

30 November 2020

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New technology helps find koi carp

We are pleased new eDNA technology has helped confirm a suspected presence of the invasive koi carp in a farm pond.

30 November 2020

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Hawke’s Bay farms get $4.1 million grant for freshwater improvement

A Jobs for Nature grant of $4.2 million will improve water quality and biodiversity of Hawke’s Bay farms,

27 November 2020

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Organisational Change Manager (12month fixed term)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a self-motivated and influential individual to join our team as an...

27 November 2020

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Regional Council funds $100,000 for flood relief

Funding to go towards helping people buy essential items that aren't covered by insurance or other agencies.

26 November 2020

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Regional Council chairman calls for calm

Chair Rex Graham has expressed dismay at some of the comments and the obvious level of deep hurt being felt ...

26 November 2020

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Satellite images show scale of erosion problem

Our scientists estimate last week's storm unleashed hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from our hills

20 November 2020

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Keep away from toxic algae in rivers

Hawke's Bay river users need to keep a look out for potentially toxic algae

20 November 2020

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1,200kms walked in 2020 river bird survey

The 2020 Hawke’s Bay river bird survey has been completed, with over 1,200 kilometres walked across three...

20 November 2020

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Support for greater Māori representation signalled

Regional Council signals support for enhanced Māori representation at Council table

18 November 2020

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Project Engineer (Fixed Term - 2.5 years)

We are seeking a qualified Project Engineer to provide day to day management of infrastructure projects within our...

17 November 2020

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Warning for swimming around Napier

Caution against swimming in Napier until water quality test results come back

16 November 2020

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Engineering Cadet

HBRC is seeking applications for an Engineering Cadet to join a great team of people in our Asset Management...

13 November 2020

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Sustainable Homes Administrator

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for an Sustainable Homes Administrator to join a great...

12 November 2020

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Check you're good to go ahead of warm weekend

With the weather heating up for the weekend after a wet week, check before swimming

12 November 2020

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Air quality exceedance

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1 – 31 October 2020. The limit...

6 November 2020

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Damaged crops, harsher droughts, and more pests with climate change

Hawke’s Bay is facing wildfires, worsening droughts, crop damage, and more pests with climate change.

4 November 2020

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ICT Desktop Support

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for an ICT Desktop Support to join a great team and...

30 October 2020

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Time to start thinking about conserving water

With summer approaching, Hastings and Napier residents are being urged to use less water to help reduce the...

29 October 2020

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Hawke’s Bay wants more action on climate crisis

Climate change is of major concern to the Hawke’s Bay community a new survey has found.

27 October 2020

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“No excuses” on the water this long weekend

Hawke’s Bay’s Harbourmaster will be out this long weekend reminding boaties to stay safe on the water.

22 October 2020

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Horse the kiwi chick starting life with a light footprint

HBRC transporting Horse the kiwi chick to his new home.

17 October 2020

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Logging around Tangoio and Tūtira

Drivers and locals can expect to see logging works and some traffic disruption around Tangoio and Tūtira from...

16 October 2020

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Engaging with the Mohaka community for catchment plan

This is an opportunity for the whole Mohaka River community to be actively involved.

15 October 2020

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Senior Investigator

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for a Senior Investigator to join the Compliance team.

14 October 2020

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Eyes out for breeding manu

The breeding season for Hawke’s Bay’s endangered shorebirds has begun, with nests popping up.

9 October 2020

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Regional Council applauds tourism success

Regional Council says investment in Hawke's Bay Tourism providing economic benefits for whole region

8 October 2020

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Hawke’s Bay company fined $11,900 for illegal burning

Regional Council says$11,900 fine for burning prohibited items sends strong message

6 October 2020

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Partnership boosts biodiversity on farms

We have partnered with QEII to provide incentives to landowners to protect areas of ecological significance.

2 October 2020

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Senior Project Manager

HBRC has a fantastic opportunity for a project management extraordinaire. You will be an experienced Project...

2 October 2020

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Regional Council reviewing riparian plant programme

We aren't selling riparian plants to the community in 2021.

28 September 2020

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Catchment Worker

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council – Works Group (a business unit of Council) is seeking an experienced all-rounder...

25 September 2020

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Senior Catchment Advisors (Policy Implementation) x 2

We are seeking two solution driven people as Senior Catchment Advisors to join our Catchments Policy...

25 September 2020

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Water Quality and Ecology Student

We have a great opportunity for three students to work with the Water Quality and Ecology team and gain practical...

21 September 2020

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People and Capability Coordinator

We are seeking a customer focused, solution driven superstar to join our People and Capability Team. This is a...

17 September 2020

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Farmers have two weeks to apply for drought relief fund

The Hawke's Bay Drought Relief Fund closes September 30.

17 September 2020

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Senior Emergency Management Advisor

We are seeking a positive-minded Senior Emergency Manager Advisor (Group Welfare) to join our tight-knit team of...

16 September 2020

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Environmental Compliance Officer

As an Environmental Compliance Officer you will undertake monitoring of environmental resource consents issued by...

16 September 2020

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Review of Regional Council’s biosecurity programmes

We're working to improve the delivery of ourbiosecurity programmes following an independent review.

16 September 2020

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New Tukituki resource consent deadline

New deadline of 26 February 2021 to give farmers enough time to organise a resource consent.

15 September 2020

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Nursery Overseer

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council – Works Group (a business unit of Council) is seeking a multi-skilled person to...

14 September 2020

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Thumbs up for urban air quality in HB

Regional Council is celebrating the fact that Hastings and Napier have met the national air quality targets for...

14 September 2020

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Customer Experience Lead

We have an exciting job opportunity for an effervescent, customer service extraordinaire looking to lead our...

11 September 2020

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Flying the flag for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Bilingual flags flying around the region to celebrate Māori Language Week.

11 September 2020

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HB Councils receive 3-Waters Review report

Region well-positioned for discussions with Government on national reform of drinking waste and storm water...

8 September 2020

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Tree Planting to celebrate Conservation Week at Lake Tūtira

Seven Napier and Hastings schools took part in this year's Conservation Week by planting trees at Lake Tūtira.

4 September 2020

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Senior Governance Advisor

The Senior Governance Advisor is a newly created permanent role, based within the Strategy and Governance Group...

2 September 2020

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Funding to protect UTT scheme

Landowners from Upper Tukituki recently heard about plans for an injection of funding into the scheme

2 September 2020

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Report shows impact of COVID-19 and drought

COVID-19 and drought contribute to one of the greatest economic shocks Hawke’s Bay has seen.

2 September 2020

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Challenges for CHB water storage highlighted

Regional Council trialling below ground Managed Aquifer Recharge technology in CHB .

2 September 2020

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Information Management Advisor

The role of Information Management Advisor is to provide input to the development and implementation of an...

31 August 2020

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Council apologises for confusion around rates penalties

Rates are due for payment on 20 September this year, but no late fees will apply until 1 February 2021.

26 August 2020

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Our Hawke’s Bay Environment 2013-2018 Key Issues report

“This is an extraordinary report from our science team that represents Hawke’s Bay’s key environmental ...

26 August 2020

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Regional Council sends rates invoices to 71,122 ratepayers

Rates invoices have been sent and they are due for payment on 20 September.

21 August 2020

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Whitebait season set to go swimmingly

The whitebait season starts on 15 August with local whitebaiters gearing up for another great season.

14 August 2020

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People and Capability Manager

This new strategic leadership role is designed with a view to creating optimal people and capability structure...

13 August 2020

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Hawke’s Bay estuaries will benefit from targeted national policy

Regional Council says estuaries will benefit from targeted policy around their management.

13 August 2020

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Compliance Coordinator

We are looking for a Compliance Coordinator to support the Compliance team in maintaining and updating our...

7 August 2020

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Rural Advisory Group broadens drought relief fund criteria

Criteria expanded for regional drought relief fund to support more farmers.

6 August 2020

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Last call for comments on TANK Plan for Heretaunga-Ahuriri waterways

Sixteen submissions on the TANK Plan so far, with many more expected before 14 August deadline.

6 August 2020

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Minister for Environment declines fast-track Tukituki Plan change

The Regional Council can't proceed with a fast-track change to the nitrogen leaching tool.

5 August 2020

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Mayors welcome further information on Government support for three waters

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome details of 761m Three Waters stimulus package.

5 August 2020

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Regional Council welcomes $19.2 million climate change funding

Regional Council secures $19.2 million of Government funding, with up to 63 jobs for the region.

4 August 2020

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Team Leader Hydrology/Hydrogeology

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with demonstrated expertise in freshwater science and people...

3 August 2020

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Working with communities on biosecurity

Landowners and the Regional Council are working to protect Hawke’s Bay’s biodiversity

31 July 2020

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Regional Council accelerating climate crisis engagement

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is stepping up its response to the climate crisis.

30 July 2020

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Consents/Senior Consents Planner

We have an exciting vacancy for the role of consents planner in the sunny Hawkes Bay. This is the home of ...

29 July 2020

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Regional Council welcomes RMA review report

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes today’s independent review panel report on the Resource Management Act.

29 July 2020

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2020-21 Annual Plan Adopted

Leading a climate-smart recovery for Hawke’s Bay is this year’s focus, reflected in the 2020-21 Annual Plan...

29 July 2020

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Environment Committee gains new Chair

First-term Regional Councillor Hinewai Ormsby has been appointed as the new Chair to lead the Environment and...

29 July 2020

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Hawke’s Bay Bee Card buzzing its way into town

A new ticketing system is being rolled out in August making it easier to travel, at the same time as flat fare...

27 July 2020

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HBRC welcomes greenhouse emissions report

A new report looking at New Zealand’s regional greenhouse gas emissions is being welcomed by the Regional Council.

23 July 2020

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New pest hub great tool for locals

We've launched a Pest Hub to give easy access to advice on 171 species that are, or have the potential to become...

17 July 2020

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Manager Regional Water Security [fixed term]

The Manager Regional Water Security is a newly created fixed term role, based within the Asset Management Group...

15 July 2020

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“My house is much better for it” – Sustainable Homes

We're helping whānau get a dry, healthier home with double-glazing

15 July 2020

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River Ecology Report Card

Administrator Catchment Management

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting part time opportunity for a highly organised and innovative...

14 July 2020

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Group Manager - Policy and Regulation

• Enviable Hawke’s Bay lifestyle.
• Progressive and well-led Council.
• Contribute to regional improvement and...

10 July 2020

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Transport Manager

• A great opportunity for someone passionate about public transport and transport planning.
• Based in the sunny...

10 July 2020

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Business Analyst

As a result of this, we are seeking highly capable Business Analyst to work as part of the Project team to ensure...

10 July 2020

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Air Pollution Records

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1 – 30 June 2020.

8 July 2020

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Councils welcome Government’s three waters investment

Councils welcome the Government's $761m package for three waters reform.

8 July 2020

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Catchment Advisor

The role is a permanent position that will suit someone who has a passion for rural environments and takes job...

6 July 2020

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Project Engineer Infrastructure [Fixed Term]

This is a fixed term role until April 2021 the purpose of this fixed term contract is to provide support until the...

2 July 2020

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Regional Business Partner Administration Support [Fixed Term]

An opportunity has arisen for a three-month fixed term contract for 40 hours per week, to provide administration...

2 July 2020

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Strategy and Governance Manager

Responsible for leading a team that oversees the preparation of all strategy and corporate planning ensuring that...

2 July 2020

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Local company fined $12,555 for illegal burning

Regional Council welcomes court decision to impose $12,555 fine for for illegal burning.

2 July 2020

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Council delighted with inland port development

The Regional Council says inland port will be a significant boost for the economy.

1 July 2020

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Regional Business Partner Programme Business Growth Advisor [Fixed Term] x 2

The Regional Business Partner Programme (RBP) is a key Government service to deliver a regional one-stop shop that...

1 July 2020

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Heretaunga water storage sites to be investigated

Regional Council looks set to begin investigating water storage sites in Heretaunga.

1 July 2020

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Emergency Management Advisor (Workforce Capability)

We are looking for a positive-minded person to join our tight-knit team of emergency management advisors. The key...

29 June 2020

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Dumping getting worse

Rubbish dumping around Napier and Hastings has increased by around 25 per cent in the last few months

25 June 2020

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Report highlights economic impact of climate change

‘Do nothing’ approach to water security could see primary sector significantly impacted.

24 June 2020

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No change to water bottling consent application rules

Regional Council reassuring the public no change to rules for applying for water bottling consent.

24 June 2020

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Still time to submit on a Climate. Smart. Recovery.

Time runs out at midnight on 28 June to influence the Regional Council’s plan for a climate-smart recovery.

23 June 2020

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Drought-breaker a relief, yet critical feed deficit remains

Rainfall over the weekend signalled end to meteorological drought, yet a critical feed deficit remains

22 June 2020

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Lifestyle feed runs a great success

In response to the drought, the Rural Advisory Group distributed 4,933 hay bales to small block holders.

17 June 2020

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Regional Council support for warmer homes

We can help whānau get dry, healthier homes that are warmer in winter and cooler in summer

17 June 2020

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Cold and smoky weekend made for unhealthy air

Air quality in Hastings exceeded the national standard for the first time this year on 15 June.

16 June 2020

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Proposed TANK Plan Change - extended submission period PUBLIC NOTICE

The closing date for submissions has been extended to 14 August 2020.

13 June 2020

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High pressure system no time for burning

A rise in outdoor burning is becoming a health risk for the community and is made worse by high-pressure systems

12 June 2020

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Tukituki landowners urged to do consent applications

The Regional Council thanks Tukituki catchment landowners who have sent in their pre-application or full...

10 June 2020

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2020-21 Annual Plan - for a Climate. Smart. Recovery.

Have your say on the Rates Approach for the coming year and whether to establish a Recovery Fund.

9 June 2020

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HB drought relief fund now open for applications

The Hawke’s Bay’s drought relief fund, which was set up by local government leaders to help farmers through one of...

8 June 2020

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2020-21 Annual Plan – for a Climate. Smart. Recovery. PUBLIC NOTICE

The Regional Council’s Annual Plan consultation document is available for public feedback from Monday 8 June until...

6 June 2020

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Six week extension for TANK Plan consult

The Regional Council’s plan for the long-term health of the Heretaunga Plains waterways will now stay open for...

5 June 2020

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Regional Council to amend nitrogen leaching modelling tool

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council wants to amend the way that nitrogen leaching is modelled on farms for resource...

4 June 2020

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Hill Country Erosion – Workshop and Works Co-ordinator [Fixed Term]

The role of Workshops and Works Co-ordinator - Hill Country Erosion is a fixed term position which runs through to...

4 June 2020

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Lifestyle feed runs planned for the next two weekends

The Rural Advisory Group are planning feed runs for the next two weekends to help small block holders care for...

3 June 2020

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Catchment Worker

We are seeking a person with a broad range of practical skills who has extensive experience in the operation of...

2 June 2020

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Weekend rain welcome but not a drought breaker

Weekend rainfall very welcome although it wasn’t an official ‘drought breaker’.

2 June 2020

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Digging Deep for our farmers in drought

Give a Little - ‘Digging deep for our farmers in drought’ launched today as a way for HB people to support the...

29 May 2020

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Measures to improve freshwater welcomed

New regulations aimed at cleaning up rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands to improve freshwater.

28 May 2020

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Transport Manager

If you enjoy a hands-on role then this exciting opportunity will interest you. The Transport Manager is actively...

27 May 2020

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The plan for a climate smart economic recovery

The Regional Council is focussed on a climate smart recovery to address the economic challenges from COVID-19 and...

27 May 2020

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Cheaper fares with new system

A proposed new ticketing system for Hawke’s Bay is planned to be rolled out at the same time as flat fees are...

27 May 2020

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Resource Technician Water Quality and Ecology

We are now seeking applications for a 12-month fixed term maternity leave cover role of Resource Technician –...

25 May 2020

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Regional Recovery Manager

This 12-month fixed term role is an exciting opportunity and will play a critical role in supporting the Hawke’...

25 May 2020

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Region’s braided river birds flourishing

Shorebirds are thriving on Hawke’s Bay’s braided rivers a recent survey has shown.

22 May 2020

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Pukenui community wetland

Community aroha and mahi have got a wetland restoration project off the ground in Mahanga.

22 May 2020

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TANK Plan public meetings: 26 and 28 May

It's nearly time for our 'virtual' public meetings - learn about the plan for Napier, Hastings and Heretaunga...

22 May 2020

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Saving the kahikatea forest

A community project in Omakere is bringing back the once-thriving giant, kahikatea.

21 May 2020

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Regional Council pledges $200k to drought fund

Hawke’s Bay Regional councillors have voted unanimously to contribute $200,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund

21 May 2020

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Proposed TANK Plan Change - PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed TANK Plan for Heretaunga Plains waterways – Plan Change 9
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20 May 2020

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Government contribution to drought appeal a good start

The Rural Advisory Group are grateful that the Government has quickly responded to the regional request for...

19 May 2020

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Asset Management Engineer

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is looking for an Asset Management Engineer to guide our vision to enable a healthy...

18 May 2020

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Local Govt leaders launch Mayoral Drought Relief Fund

A drought relief fund is being set up by Hawke’s Bay’s four Mayors and Regional Council Chairman this week, with...

18 May 2020

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Accounts Payable Officer – [Fixed Term]

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is currently seeking an experienced Accounts Payable Officer to join our team.

14 May 2020

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Regional Council gravely concerned about drought

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is expressing grave concerns about the continuing severe drought...

14 May 2020

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Hawke’s Bay open spaces back on track

In Alert Level 2 Regional Council’s parks, river access points, and all of the Hawke’s Bay Trails will re-open.

13 May 2020

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On the hunt for Woolly Nightshade

Keep an eye out for the colour purple, as the Woolly Nightshade’s flowers are easier to spot right now

12 May 2020

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Drought Recovery Advice Fund

The 2020 Drought Recovery Advice Fund is to help you recover from the 2020 drought, and plan for future drought...

11 May 2020

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ICT Desktop Specialist

We are looking for a new ICT specialist to provide full management, deployment and delivery of the Council’...

8 May 2020

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Nitrogen levels in CHB water focus for Council

Regional Council reassuring community high nitrogen levels in parts of CHB being addressed.

7 May 2020

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A fitter Hawke's Bay coming out of lockdown

Hawke’s Bay locals have made a record month in April walking and cycling round our trails.

5 May 2020

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Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay – we’re here to help

Enviroschools has been connecting with its Hawke’s Bay network during the lockdown around the region.

4 May 2020

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Napier-Hastings outdoor winter burning ban

During the colder months from May to August, no outdoor burning is allowed in Hastings or Napier.

30 April 2020

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Dumping during lockdown a disappointment

Regional Council staff have been keeping an eye on open spaces, and have been disappointed by what they’ve found.

29 April 2020

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Farmers urged to seek advice as drought deepens

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group is urging drought-stricken farmers to seek advice and plan ahead for the...

28 April 2020

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Council Meetings - online until end May

Council meetings will operate on an online-only basis until the end of May 2020.View these LIVE on...

25 April 2020

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The plan for healthier Heretaunga Plains waterways

The Regional Council’s plan for long-term health of Heretaunga Plains' waterways goes public on 2 May.

16 April 2020

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Regional Council responds to Freshwater 2020 report

A new report has been released illustrating the national state of freshwaters compared to their natural state.

16 April 2020

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HB leaders target $314M in government funding

HB councils have this week submitted a joint bid for $314m of government investment funds for ‘3 waters’...

15 April 2020

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Air Pollution Records

The National Environmental Standard (NES) for air quality has been exceeded during 1 – 31 March 2020.

9 April 2020

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Charges laid over Dairy effluent discharge

A farming company has been charged with the discharge of a significant volume of dairy effluent late last year.

7 April 2020

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Help for landowners to meet significant TukiTuki Plan deadline

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is offering an interim solution to help farmers meet a significant resource consent...

7 April 2020

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A salute to our bus drivers

A call to salute our Go Bus drivers for their commitment to the cause, helping to deliver essential services

3 April 2020

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Council signals zero rate rise due to COVID-19

Councillors have signalled a zero rates increase to the community.

26 March 2020

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COVID-19 goBay bus update

We’ve made a few changes to our bus service to keep our community and drivers safe during Covid-19

23 March 2020

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HB Rural Advisory Group working hard to support farmers

The Rural Advisory Group will do all it can to support drought-impacted rural communities, after today’...

23 March 2020

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Rāhui placed on Tutaekurī

A rāhui has been placed on the Tutaekurī River from Waiohiki to Waitangi, following a body being found.

19 March 2020

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The plan for healthy Heretaunga waterways

The Regional Council will seek submissions to the proposed TANK Plan in March - 8 years after this process started.

18 March 2020

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Councils unite for COVID-19 region-wide response

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils are taking an integrated approach to their response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

18 March 2020

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Councils work together on regulating forestry

HBRC & WDC work together on managing the growth in forestry in the Wairoa District.

16 March 2020

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Walking and Cycling Summit sets the pace

Creating the right environment to jump on bikes or walk is a focus of Walking and Cycling Summit.

13 March 2020

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Team Leader Hydrology/Hydrogeology

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with demonstrated expertise in freshwater science and people...

12 March 2020

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Hawke’s Bay homes becoming more sustainable

More HB homes are becoming healthier with a massive uptake in Sustainable Homes.

11 March 2020

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HB Drought Committee recommends declaration

The Hawke’s Bay Drought Committee is recommending to the Government that the region declare a medium-scale event.

10 March 2020

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Connecting teachers to nature

Following a successful year of connecting teachers to nature, there's another year of free, after-school workshop...

9 March 2020

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First Maori Committee meeting of the triennium

The Regional Council Maori Committee has met for the first time in the new triennium and appointed joint chairs.

4 March 2020

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Latest LiDAR technology to provide 3D models of Hawke’s Bay landscapes

An exciting regional collaboration between all five councils of Hawke’s Bay has taken off.

3 March 2020

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GIS Analyst

We are currently seeking a GIS Analyst to join our GIS Team at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The team is dedicated...

26 February 2020

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Tamariki release beetles in Māhia

Te Māhia School have released two breeds of Dung beetles to complement each other’s nap schedules.

25 February 2020

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OSPRI media release about Bovine TB

OSPRI is leading the response to a small cluster of TB infected cattle near the Napier-Taupō road.

19 February 2020

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Office with a view: Ranger

Meet our new ranger who looks after the Regional Council’s parks, trails and river spaces.

18 February 2020

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Resource Technician – Hydrology

We are looking for an enthusiastic, technically minded individual with a willingness to learn. The successful...

14 February 2020

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Fighting nature with nature

We're using nature to control pests with the release of the White Admiral Butterfly this month.

13 February 2020

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Organisational Performance Senior Reporting Analyst

This is a fixed-term role up to 24 months to champion our organisational performance management framework, it...

12 February 2020

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Tough time for fish

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it’s not just people who are finding the warmer weather uncomfortable.

12 February 2020

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Youth Councillors sought for 2020

The hunt is on for new Youth Environment Council (YEC) members who can help their peers understand what they can...

11 February 2020

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Flying completed for 3D aquifer mapping survey

The aerial surveying for Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s innovative 3D mapping project has finished.

9 February 2020

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Water take bans on many rivers and streams

Hawke’s Bay’s hot, dry weather means rural residents are facing water take bans on many rivers and streams, while...

4 February 2020

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Plant pest threat leads to ban on Tukituki River

To prevent the spread of Chilean needle grass, soil, silt, and gravel can no longer be removed from the Tukituki...

3 February 2020

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Catchment Advisor

An exciting opportunity for someone looking to live and work in sunny HB, based out of our Napier office. The role...

31 January 2020

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New Regional Council Directors appointed to Investment Company Board

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed three of its councillors to its Investment Company Board.

30 January 2020

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Regional Business Partner Programme Business Growth Advisor [Fixed Term]

The Regional Business Partner Programme (RBP) is a key Government service to deliver a regional one-stop shop that...

29 January 2020

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People & Capability Advisor - Talent Acquisition

This is an exciting opportunity to join the People and Capability team for a fixed period of 12 months to cover...

28 January 2020

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HB councils welcome Government support for 3 Waters review

The five councils of HB welcome today’s announcement of Government funding to progress the region-wide review of...

27 January 2020

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Senior Scientist Hydrology

Join our hydrology and groundwater team to help translate science into water management

23 January 2020

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Communications Advisor [Fixed Term]

Create and narrate great stories about protecting and enhancing Hawke’s Bay’s environment.

22 January 2020

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Māori Engagement Coordinator

Support the development of improved Māori engagement in local government.

22 January 2020

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Regional Council’s innovative 3D aquifer mapping project takes off

The Regional Council’s ambitious project for the clearest picture yet of the region’s freshwater supply has taken...

21 January 2020

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Emergency Management Advisor People Capability

Join the HBCDEM team. Coordinate and develop training, deliver response and recovery learning system and exercise...

21 January 2020

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Help create a scientific snapshot of nature at Waipātiki BioBlitz

Locals have a chance to get hands-on, in a scientific race against the clock in February.

17 January 2020

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Catchment Advisor Hill Country Erosion [Fixed Term] Gisborne (Vacancy 19-262)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has a new Catchment Advisor role based in Gisborne delivering the Hill Country...

16 January 2020

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News in 2019

Engineering Graduate (Vacancy 19-289)

Are you a graduate looking for a development opportunity? HBRC have a fantastic learning opportunity for an...

24 December 2019

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Regional Council Christmas hours

Find out when we are closed over the holidays.

23 December 2019

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People and Capability Advisor [Fixed Term] (Vacancy 19-292)

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the New Year? HBRC are looking for an experience People and Capability...

23 December 2019

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Risk and Assurance Lead (Vacancy 19-259)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are looking for your expertise to lead the new Risk and Assurance portfolio.

23 December 2019

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Tips and tricks for a safe holiday

We want everyone to have a great summer. Here’s a few tips to keep people and the environment safe.

20 December 2019

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Environmental Officer Compliance (Vacancy 19-286)

HBRC are looking for an Environmental Officer Compliance to undertake monitoring of resource consents in the...

20 December 2019

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Technical Advisor Water Information Services (Vacancy 19-288)

Are you highly motivated? Have great ‘people skills’ and want to make a significant difference in water...

20 December 2019

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Making a meal of dung – new farm workers

A new breed of farm worker has been released in Māhia, Dung beetles.

19 December 2019

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Senior H&S Advisor

Chance to work for an innovative and progressive Council while enjoying all the benefits of a great lifestyle...

12 December 2019

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Expression of Interest for a Policy & Senior Policy Planner

The Hawke's Bay Regional Councils, Stategic Planning Group is seeking expressions of interest. There is an...

11 December 2019

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Lifejackets – no excuses

With summer in full flow with beautiful long days and heat pushing families to the water, it’s time to remember to...

11 December 2019

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Check you’re ‘good to go’ and swim thru summer

Swim Thru Summer’ is a reminder to check your favourite spots are good to go before taking the plunge at our...

10 December 2019

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Dairy compliance on the up and up

The Dairy Compliance Awards recognise HB dairy farmers who consistently achieve full compliance with their...

6 December 2019

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River levels drop as the region continues to dry out

With water restrictions in place for many urban areas in Hawke’s Bay, rural residents are facing water take ban...

6 December 2019

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Management Accountant (Vacancy 19-284)

Due to increased growth across the organisation HBRC are looking for a Management Accountant to join the team and...

6 December 2019

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Treasury and Funding Accountant (Vacancy 19-273)

Due to growth across the organisation we are looking for a Treasury and Funding Accountant to join the HBRC team...

6 December 2019

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Regional Council working with landowners to beat erosion

The focus of this year's World Soil Day is erosion, and it’s a very topical issue for Hawke’s Bay.

4 December 2019

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Clean hull the way to go

The Regional Council is asking boaties to keep their hull clean to keep pests out of Hawke’s Bay.

2 December 2019

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Senior Regulatory Advisor (Vacancy 19-283)

Are you passionate about sustainability and our environment? Do you have an understanding of the RMA and nutrient...

2 December 2019

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Consents Advisor (19-282)

Do you have an understanding of the Resource Management Act and Consenting Process?

2 December 2019

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Consents Planner (Vacancy 19-275)

Would you like to play an important role in protecting our Region? Join our Consent Planning Team.

2 December 2019

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Businesses, councils unite on climate action in Hawke’s Bay

An ambitious initiative between Hawke’s Bay businesses and councils on climate change kicked off in Napier.

27 November 2019

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Resource Technician – Hydrology (Vacancy 19-276)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Resource Technicians in our Hydrology team.

22 November 2019

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Resource Technician – Hydrology (HCE) Fixed Term

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term resource technician in our Hydrology team. The Resource...

22 November 2019

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Regional Council taking to the sky to understand our water better

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s 3D aquifer mapping project will take off in the New Year.

21 November 2019

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Eyes out for purple pest

Keep an eye out for the colour purple, as the Chilean needle grass’ purple seed head is easy to spot right now.

20 November 2019

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Business Analyst ICT (Vacancy 19-271)

Are you an experience Business Analyst looking for your next challenge?

20 November 2019

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Time to think about conserving water

Although Hawke’s Bay received a good dollop of rain recently, Hastings and Napier residents are encouraged to use...

18 November 2019

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Senior Group Accountant (Vacancy 19-272)

Are you a Senior Accountant looking for a new challenge? HBRC has an opportunity for a Senior Group Accountant to...

15 November 2019

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Waitangi takes out top award

Waitangi Regional Park and Atea a Rangi Star Compass has taken out a coveted landscape architecture award.

12 November 2019

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Give black-billed gulls a wide berth

Napierites have a lovely unexpected gift for the end of spring in the form of a nesting black-billed gull colony.

7 November 2019

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council turns 30

Thirty years on, Rex Graham chairs the Regional Council with deliberate focus to protect and enhance the...

6 November 2019

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ECLAB Education Coordinator [Fixed Term] (Vacancy 19-239)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council's Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group in collaboration with East Coast Life...

1 November 2019

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Catchment Advsior Hill Country Erosion [Fixed Term] Wairoa (Vacancy 19-263)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has two new Catchment Advisor Positions available based in Wairoa and Gisborne. Both...

30 October 2019

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Rex Graham re-elected as HBRC Chair

Councillor Rex Graham has been re-elected as Chair of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

30 October 2019

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Partnering to tackle climate change

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and 3R Group are teaming up to hold a business event about climate change.

24 October 2019

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Whangawehi a unique contender for International River Prize

The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group almost took out an international river prize at an event held in...

23 October 2019

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Public warned not to handle lost rook bait

A warning not to touch a bag containing rook bait lost from a helicopter in the Wairoa area.

22 October 2019

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Policy Planner (Vacancy 19-267)

Do you have the skills and commitment to make a positive contribution to planning the future of Hawke’s Bay?

18 October 2019

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Senior Advisor Māori Partnerships (Vacancy 19-247)

Would you like to support the development and understanding of Te Ao Māori in Council?
Do you have comprehensive...

14 October 2019

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Find out the declared results for the 2019 local body elections

12 October 2019

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State of our Environment - Summary 2014-18

Our 5-yearly SOE Summary Report is how we assess longer term changes in the environment and the effects these may...

8 October 2019

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Catchment Worker - Regional Parks

Do you have a strong interest in the environment?
Are you physically fit and take a pride in your work?

25 September 2019

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People and Capability Manager

Strategic leadership role - further enhancing the optimal people and capability structure for Hawke’s Bay Regional...

25 September 2019

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Your vote is your voice

Less than two weeks to go in this year’s elections! Keep an eye on your letterbox for your voting pack.

20 September 2019

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Team Leader Emergency Management Operational Readiness (Vacancy 19-257)

Are you an experienced Emergency Management leader looking for a new challenge?

18 September 2019

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RPC recommends TANK plan change notified

RPC recommends Regional Council notify of TANK plan change

18 September 2019

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Have your say on Hawke’s Bay’s outstanding water bodies

Hawke’s Bay is home to outstanding water bodies, and the Regional Council wants you to have your say on a plan...

16 September 2019

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GIS Analyst (Vacancy 19-256)

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative champion for spatial data? Are you looking for a challenge?

13 September 2019

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Senior GIS Analyst (Vacancy 19-255)

Are you an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced GIS professional? Are you a champion for spatial data?

13 September 2019

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Ranger (Vacancy 19-242)

Do you have a good understanding of Hawke’s Bay rivers and drainage networks? Do you enjoy the balance of working...

13 September 2019

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People and Capability Advisor People Solutions (Vacancy 19-258)

Are you a people and capability specialist with experience in employment relations? Are you looking for a new role...

13 September 2019

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People and Capability Senior Advisor Health and Safety (Vacancy 19-249)

Do you have a strong commitment to the development of effective health and safety?
Have you had experience in...

10 September 2019

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Public Notice: Reserved Area - Clive River, Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club Racing 15/9/19

Hawke’s Bay Rowing Club for the LVA Regatta from 7.00am to 1.00pm, Sunday 15 September 2019. For safety reason...

9 September 2019

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Regional Council welcomes Essential Freshwater package announcement

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the launch of the Essential Freshwater package.

5 September 2019

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Corporate Operations Coordinator (Fixed term 2 years) (Vacancy 19-244)

Are you solutions focused with facilities and fleet management experience?

28 August 2019

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Tukituki catchment - Kahahakuri, Mangaonuku and Papanui sub catchment meetings

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is holding community subcatchment meetings about DIN – (Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen...

26 August 2019

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Studying the relationship between community and environment

A new Regional Council and University of Waikato role will study the relationship between our communities and our...

23 August 2019

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Officer Schemes (Vacancy 19-241)

Do you want to play an important part in Hawke’s Bay’s river management?

Are you looking to further your career...

22 August 2019

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Environmental Compliance Officer (Vacancy 19-243)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) is the regional authority for the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand with key...

21 August 2019

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Completion of Napier Port IPO good for Hawke's Bay

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says the successful completion of the initial public offer (IPO) of shares in...

20 August 2019

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Change 5: Hawke’s Bay Regional Resource Management Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has approved Change 5 (Land Use and Freshwater Management) to the Regional Resource...

17 August 2019

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20 Regional Council candidates for HB elections

Twenty candidates are stepping up for 1 of 9 available 'environmental' seats in this year’s elections.

16 August 2019

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Rocket Launch Public Notice

Rocket Lab will be launching a rocket into space from Mahia, Hawkes Bay. The launch may be any day from Friday...

15 August 2019

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Wairoa District Council wastewater consent application

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received the following application for resource consents under the Resource...

14 August 2019

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Making it easier to get a healthier home

The Regional Council has now made it easier for homeowners to have healthy homes.

14 August 2019

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Agrichemical spraying for weed control

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council advises that agrichemical spraying for weed control will take place during the period...

14 August 2019

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Management Accountant (Vacancy 19-238)

Are you a management accountant who can hit the ground running?
HBRC has an immediate opportunity available for...

13 August 2019

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Biosecurity Biodiversity Advisor (Vacancy 19-235)

Are you passionate about New Zealand Biodiversity, looking for a new role with the freedom of working in an...

12 August 2019

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Regional Council says no to rubbish dumping

The Regional Council is reducing access to the Tūtaekurī river at Guppy Road.

8 August 2019

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Māori Committee chair steps down after 18 years

After 18 years on the Māori Committee, this week was Mike Mohi’s last meeting as committee Chair and...

8 August 2019

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Regional Council science staff judging science fair

Regional Council science staff are once again looking forward to seeing the entries for this year’s Regional...

8 August 2019

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Spraying responsibly this season

The Regional Council reminds anyone working on production land to spray responsibly this season.

6 August 2019

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Regulating outdoor burning ban

The Regional Council has been strongly regulating illegal burning this winter.

26 July 2019

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Protecting whitebait

We're stoked to have found a new inanga spawning site at Te Awanga.

25 July 2019

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Planting to protect land loss to the sea

The Council is committed to supporting farmers stabilise their hills and improve the quality of their streams.

24 July 2019

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Pest control to support our biodiversity

To celebrate Biosecurity Week, the Regional Council is highlighting the good mahi going on round the region.

22 July 2019

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Project Manager Hill Country Erosion – Fixed Term (4 years) Vacancy 19-229

Are you passionate about working collaboratively to improve the Hawkes Bay environment?

15 July 2019

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Learning the ropes – marine pests

NIWA and Biosecurity NZ led a Hawke’s Bay group exploring marine pests and the harm they cause.

5 July 2019

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New Te Mata Peak park to bring Hawke’s Bay together

The Regional Council intends to create a new regional park - Te Rongo Regional Park - on the eastern flank of Te...

5 July 2019

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Cold and smoky weekend made our air unhealthy

Air quality in Hastings twice exceeded the national standard over the weekend.

1 July 2019

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Help needed to plant 5,000 trees at Waitangi Regional Park

Everyone’s welcome to come along on 29 June to help plant the new wetland area at Waitangi Regional Park.

28 June 2019

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Media Briefs from Regional Council meeting

Climate Emergency, Annual Plan adopted, new due date for regional council rates all adopted at today's Regional...

26 June 2019

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Napier Port share offer confirmed for July

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today authorised Napier Port to proceed with a 45 per cent initial public offer (IPO...

26 June 2019

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Three million dollar fund to restore Whakakī Lake

The project to revitalise Whakakī Lake has been given a three million dollar funding boost.

25 June 2019

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Changing face of horticulture

Come and hear this country’s largest farm operator talk about the changing face of horticulture in New Zealand.

24 June 2019

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Only rain down the stormwater drain

The impact of stormwater quality on the Ahuriri Estuary is the focus of a new campaign in Napier.

24 June 2019

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Regional Council supporting riparian planting on farms

Patoka farmer Jeremy White is planting to protect Hawke’s Bay waterways, by adding 1,600 native plants to hi...

21 June 2019

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Support for climate emergency declaration

There is strong support for Hawke’s Bay to join other councils around the country in declaring a climate emergency.

19 June 2019

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Regional Council set to help fund Flaxmere solar farm

A proposal to develop a solar farm in Flaxmere has the initial backing of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

19 June 2019

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Newly built wetland – now add water

The new wetland at Waitangi Regional Park will provide another haven for native fish and birdlife once flooded.

19 June 2019

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Napier-Wairoa rail line reopens

Years of discussions led by the Regional Council came to a head when the Napier-Wairoa Rail line was officially...

14 June 2019

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NIWA mapping Clive Hard

The Clive Hard seabed will be mapped this month through a joint project with NIWA and the Regional Council.

12 June 2019

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Hawke’s Bay gets more than $64m from PGF

Nineteen projects across Hawke’s Bay will be made possible by the latest round of PGF investment funding announced...

10 June 2019

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Annual Plan – stronger environmental focus

The Corporate and Strategic Committee recommended adopting this year's Annual Plan, with more focus on regulating...

6 June 2019

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Beating air pollution important for Hawke’s Bay

World Environment Day is a timely reminder about the part we play in our region's air quality.

5 June 2019

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World Oceans Day at Ahuriri

Join us to celebrate World Oceans Day at Ahuriri on Saturday 8 June.

31 May 2019

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Abatement notices issued over Wairoa sewage outfall

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has served the Wairoa District Council with two abatement notices in relation to...

31 May 2019

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Coastal hazards contributory fund to be established

The coastal hazards committee led by three Hawkes’ Bay councils today recommended the establishment of a Coastal...

31 May 2019

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Big hearted planting at Pakōwhai

Swing into the planting season this Wednesday to plant some threatened heart-leaved kohuhu trees at Pakōwhai.

31 May 2019

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Napier Port IPO confirmed, subject to conditions

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today confirmed that it would proceed with a minority IPO of Napier Port subject to a...

29 May 2019

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Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay funds new projects

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay has announced the first ever recipients of the Biodiversity HB Project Fund.

28 May 2019

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Dog owners - look out for black mat algae

Dog owners are urged to keep an eye out for black mat algae when walking dogs along rivers with stony beds.

28 May 2019

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Help us plant 3,000 this weekend

At a loose end this Saturday? Come and be part of a new wetland development, as we continue to improve Waitangi...

28 May 2019

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Public Notice - Rates

Information on Regional Council rates for properties is now available on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website.

27 May 2019

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Manager Science

Hawke's Bay Regional Council now has a rare opportunity for a full-time Manager Science to lead the environmental...

22 May 2019

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Help shape the future of Hawke’s Bay

What will it take to make young people turn out to vote - or even stand - in the upcoming local body elections?

21 May 2019

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Manager Compliance (Vacancy 19-222)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) has an opportunity for a full-time Manager Compliance to lead the compliance...

21 May 2019

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Trustees sought for new future farming initiative

Trustees are being sought for a new farming initiative aimed at shining a light on Hawke’s Bay’s agricultural...

21 May 2019

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The Air NZ Marathon Means Busy Hawke’s Bay Trails

Some of the Hawke's Bay Trails are part of the route for the Air NZ Marathon this weekend.

15 May 2019

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Connecting Teachers to nature

Teachers wanting to take their students into the environment are making the most of workshops about using the...

15 May 2019

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Orchard and vineyard burning under fire

It's the time of year when the Regional Council typically receives many complaints to its Pollution Hotline about...

15 May 2019

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Pekapeka Regional Park - Carpark Closed 3-6 May

Pekapeka carpark is closed for the opening of duck shooting season - for public health and safety reasons.

3 May 2019

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Catchment team ready for winter

We're continuing our focus on grazing practices ahead of this year’s winter season.

3 May 2019

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Youth Environment Council jumps into action

The 2019 Hawke’s Bay Youth Environment Council has hit the ground running with decisions already made on exciting...

1 May 2019

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Design Engineer (Vacancy 19-214)

Do you want to play an important part in Hawke’s Bay’s river management?

Are you looking to further your...

30 April 2019

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Winter outdoor burning ban in Napier - Hastings

Rules applying to outdoor fires during winter in Napier and Hastings begin on Wednesday 1 May.

29 April 2019

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Lead Asset Manager - Flood Control, Drainage, Regional Parks

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council is vested along with the local community in protecting and managing the region’...

24 April 2019

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Project Engineer/Project Manager Infrastructure

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua. If you are passionate about sustainable land use and infrastructure...

24 April 2019

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Funding boost for Hawke’s Bay Trails

The Hawke’s Bay Trails cycling and walking network received a significant funding boost today.

18 April 2019

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National environmental snapshot sobering reading

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chief Executive James Palmer has welcomed a national report released today on the...

18 April 2019

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On track with Annual Plan

Following last year’s Long Term Plan, we are well underway with the additional staff, structure and support needed...

18 April 2019

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More whitebait habitat at Tukituki estuary

Work at the Tukituki River estuary near Haumoana will improve the biodiversity of this area, making it more...

18 April 2019

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Environmental Data Administrator (Vacancy 19-211)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity in our nationally recognised Farm Environmental Data...

16 April 2019

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Procurement and Contracts Manager (Vacancy 18-175)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity in our Client Services Team.

16 April 2019

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Tool to help winter air quality on trial

A new software tool is being trialled by some Hawke’s Bay orchardists and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council this winter...

15 April 2019

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6 Wharf business case approved

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received confirmation that the Napier Port Board has approved the business case...

10 April 2019

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Catchment Worker (Vacancy 19-214)

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Works Group have an exciting opportunity based in CHB. Are you someone who...

9 April 2019

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River Forest Study Builds Knowledge

A study by a University of Waikato environmental science student has helped build Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’...

9 April 2019

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Regional Public Transport Plan consultation

The Regional Council is interested in your thoughts on public transport in the region.

4 April 2019

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Fun for Dogs at Pākōwhai Regional Park

Our annual ‘Paws at Pākōwhai’ fun event will be held at Pākōwhai Regional Park this Saturday 6 April from 10 am –...

3 April 2019

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Get Good Wood This Winter

The Good Wood Scheme ensures people with modern woodburners can reliably buy good, low-pollution wood to get...

3 April 2019

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Environmental Officer Compliance (Vacancy No 19-213)

Are you interested in taking an active role safeguarding the environment?
Do you have strong interpersonal...

2 April 2019

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Harbourmaster Notice - Harbour to Hills Triathlon

The Harbourmaster has approved a sea exclusion zone to be in place for the Napier Port Harbour to Hills Triathlon...

30 March 2019

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Regional Council adopts additional protections in potential Port IPO

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council voted today to adopt additional protections for its majority ownership position in...

27 March 2019

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Dairy Farmers Win Supreme Award

Nick and Nicky Dawson from Glenelg (Great Glen Farm Ltd) have our congratulations for being this year’s Supreme...

27 March 2019

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council Chair Integrated Catchments

The University of Waikato and Hawke's Bay Regional Council have partnered in a shared mission to support...

26 March 2019

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Chief Financial Officer

Senior leadership role: mix of business partnering, staff management, operational accounting.

25 March 2019

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Good time to check plans for winter crops & grazing

While grazing practices have improved, the Regional Council will keep an eye on winter land use.

25 March 2019

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Coastal Hazards momentum

The coastal hazards project shared by three partner councils with local iwi continues to gather momentum.

20 March 2019

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Extensive investigation into Pan Pac outfall pipe leak completed

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has completed an extensive investigation into the leak of Pan Pac Forest Products’...

20 March 2019

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Scientist Water Quality & Ecology (Vacancy 19-208)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for a Freshwater Ecologist. Working in a dynamic team...

18 March 2019

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Enviro Centre Beach Clean Up 2019

SeaWeek - Regional Council event roundup

A big thank you to the community for getting involved in Seaweek 2019 during March, and especially in our beach...

15 March 2019

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Overseer Workshop - Tukituki Catchment

OverseerFM software replaces all existing versions of Overseer in June 2019, including the Overseer Nutrient...

14 March 2019

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Ahuriri Harbour Clear of Unwanted Marine Pests

A dive survey of the Ahuriri Inner Harbour shows that two marine pests - Mediterranean fanworm and Clubbed...

14 March 2019

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Senior Open Spaces Development Officer (Vacancy 19-207)

Do you have a creative mind and a passion for the environment?
Are you looking for a job that will extend and...

14 March 2019

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Flood Modeller (Vacancy 19-203)

Looking for a challenging engineering role in a great lifestyle area?

13 March 2019

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Pākōwhai Park Caretaker Recognised

Past regional park managers gathered this week to recognise the 20 years’ service of Theo Rood as Pākōwhai...

13 March 2019

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Emergency Management Advisor Response Facilities (Vacancy 19-201)

Do you have a passion for emergency management?
Are you excited about improving the way Hawke’s Bay responds to...

12 March 2019

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Senior/Principal Groundwater Modeller

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Modeller - play a critical role in locally & nationally funded projects!

12 March 2019

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Harbourmaster Notice - Rocket Launch, Mahia

Rocket Lab have announced a launch window from 17-30 March. A launch hazard area will be in effect on launch...

12 March 2019

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Harbourmaster Notices - Waka Ama Race & Powerboat Race

The Harbourmaster has approved sea exclusion zones on Saturday 16 March for the Secondary School Kahungunu Waka...

12 March 2019

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goBay public transport - driver shortage

Due to a shortage of permanent drivers, Go Bus have been drafting in spare drivers from other regions to help...

11 March 2019

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Communications Advisor (Vacancy 19-204)

Can you help us to create and narrate the great stories
of how we protect and enhance Hawke’s Bay?

8 March 2019

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Consents Planner (Vacancy 19-200)

Do you want be part of a positive team in a progressive Council? Are you passionate about the environment?

8 March 2019

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Regional climate and water resources briefing

Today's monthly public climate briefing noted the drier than expected summer we've just experienced, with an...

7 March 2019

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Consulting on a new CCO Find out more

We seek your feedback on establishing an additional Council Controlled Organisation.

6 March 2019

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Tūtira project is bubbling along

The trial of an air curtain in Lake Waikōpiro at Tūtira continues, but the results are inconclusive ...

6 March 2019

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Ocean glider to reveal watery picture of Hawke Bay

An ocean glider will start collecting data on Hawke Bay this week to help develop an understanding of the health...

4 March 2019

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Farm Environment Award Grows Role Models

The supreme winner of the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards will be one of three Hawke’s Bay farm...

28 February 2019

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Project Manager Environmental Hotspots (Vacancy 19-198)

Are you passionate about working collaboratively for Hawke's Bays environment?

28 February 2019

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Get Together for Seaweek 2019 Events

Join in the Beach Clean Up, Waitangi Regional Park, Sat 2 March and Twilight Walk & Talk, Ahuriri Estuary, Wed 6...

26 February 2019

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Funding for Wairoa Hill Country

A “sizeable chunk” of funding will go to a project to combat hill country erosion in the Hangaroa – Mangapoike...

25 February 2019

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Catchment Advisor - Northern (Vacancy No 19-199)

Do you have an affinity with land sustainability?
Do you want to have a positive impact on rural landscapes and...

15 February 2019

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Scientist - Marine and Coast (Vacancy No 19-188)

Are you passionate about our marine environment and looking to join a forward thinking, high delivering team?

15 February 2019

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Consulting on possible establishment of new CCO

The Regional Council voted today to ask the community for feedback on creating a new Council Controlled...

13 February 2019

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Illegal burning leads to conviction and fine

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hoping the conviction of a Hawke’s property developer for illegally lighting...

12 February 2019

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A Chance to Join the Youth Environment Council

Young people aged between 14 and 19 years with a passion for the environment, an interest in local government and...

11 February 2019

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Wetter than Normal Summer Report

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s monthly public climate and water resources briefing for February has focused on the...

8 February 2019

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Forest & Bird Enhance Waitangi Regional Park

A new outdoor seat and information sign have been sponsored by the Napier Branch of the Forest and Bird Protection...

8 February 2019

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Talking Point - Land use under review

Chairman Rex Graham provided this Talking Point published in Hawke's Bay Today 8 February 2019.

8 February 2019

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Update on potential minority Napier Port IPO

Appointments of advisors have been made as part of the preparation for a potential initial public offering (IPO...

5 February 2019

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New Pest Plan Shows Shift in Public Awareness

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Pest Management Plan commences today 1 February 2019 after being approved by the Regional...

1 February 2019

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Resource Consent Application for Gravel Extraction

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has received applications for resource consents to extract gravel from the Ngaruroro...

1 February 2019

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Regional Council rates due this week

The last day for paying Hawke’s Bay Regional Council rates is this Thursday 31 January.

28 January 2019

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Napier Port Share Offer Find out more...

The Regional Council is working on the details to support a possible share offer in mid-2019.

25 January 2019

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Creating the new wetland at Waitangi Regional Park

Reversing the trend of wetland habitat loss at Waitangi

A new wetland is currently being created at Waitangi Regional Park to provide another haven for fish and birdlife.

25 January 2019

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Don’t spread freshwater pests this summer

This summer Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries are again reminding everyone to...

18 January 2019

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Triathlon Event Course Change This Sunday

The Triathlon Hawke's Bay event organisers have advised the Harbourmaster that Sunday's swim leg will now take...

16 January 2019

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Catchment Advisor (Vacancy 18-989 & 19-189)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council are looking for two suitably qualified Catchment Advisors.
Catchment Advisor Central...

11 January 2019

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Ocean Swim Event 19 January

The Ocean Swim series continues with an event on 19 January, 8-10am and an area of sea from East Pier to Battery...

8 January 2019

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Pākōwhai Regional Park carpark re-opens

The Pākōwhai Regional Park carpark reopened today, providing a bigger, better entrance to this very popular...

21 December 2018

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Watch for Unwanted Bugs in Internet Purchases

In the next few weeks as Christmas parcels arrive from overseas, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is supporting MPI...

20 December 2018

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Climate & Water Resources Briefing

The monthly climate and water resources briefing at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council this month focused on the result...

19 December 2018

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Share float in Napier Port progresses

The Regional Council voted to progress a minority share float in Napier Port...

19 December 2018

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New navigation markers at Mahia

Five new navigation marker posts have been installed at Mahia Beach by the regional Harbourmaster...

17 December 2018

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Porangahau Estuary High E.coli Levels

DHB advises that E.coli 3 times above safe swimming levels has been recorded at Porangahau Estuary...

14 December 2018

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Regional Council publishes Napier Port decision papers

Papers informing decisions on how best to fund Napier Port’s expansion have been uploaded onto the Regional...

14 December 2018

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Dairy Compliance Awards

Hawke’s Bay’s dairy farmers who are consistently achieving full compliance were recognised at the Dairy Compliance...

13 December 2018

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Outstanding water bodies in Hawke’s Bay

We’re still asking for feedback to identify the region’s most treasured water bodies...

12 December 2018

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River Users to Check Rules for Clive River

Some boaties and jet skiers on the Clive River are being contacted by the Harbourmaster after concerns were raised...

12 December 2018

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Swim thru Summer - check you're 'good to go'

With the arrival of summer, HBRC is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the great swimming spots in the region.

5 December 2018

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Soil Science Conference – Soil Diversity

The importance of soil to New Zealand’s economy is the key theme for the 2018 New Zealand Soil Science Society...

30 November 2018

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Harbourmaster Notice- Sea Exclusion Zone, Clive River

An exclusion zone will be in place in the Clive River/ Waitangi Basin for jet ski racing events, 1 & 2 December.

30 November 2018

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Checks On for Chilean Needle Grass Pest

Chilean needle grass is easier to identify right now as the purple seed head is visible and we are reminding...

26 November 2018

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High level of engagement as Napier Port consultation closes

Submissions have now closed on the public consultation on how to fund the growth of Napier Port with thousands of...

23 November 2018

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Keep Watch for Algal Blooms in Rivers & Lakes

With temperatures warming up, people using Hawke’s Bay’s lakes or stony rivers for swimming or walking dogs need...

22 November 2018

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Sea exclusion zone - Hardinge Rd Foreshore, 24 November

The sea area within the East Pier (Perfume Point) foreshore to the rock groyne at Battery Road Beach and extending...

22 November 2018

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Scientists to Present on the Hikurangi Fault

East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary) alongside NZ Geoscience Society, GNS & NIWA is hosting a public presentation...

22 November 2018

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Salads & Popcorn Grow Here

Irrigating cropping land efficiently is vital for the long-term sustainability of both business and harvest.

22 November 2018

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Water Quantity up for discussion in Central Hawke’s Bay

Water Quantity in Central Hawke’s Bay will be up for discussion later this month at a public information evening.

13 November 2018

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Tikokino & Ongaonga residents to be surveyed around water quantity issues

Tikokino and OngaOnga residents will be receiving survey forms in their letterbox soon as the Hawke’s Bay Regional...

12 November 2018

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Hawke’s Bay people urged to have their say on Napier Port

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has completed a series of six public drop in sessions to discuss options for...

9 November 2018

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Climate Forecast for Potentially Drier Summer

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s latest climate briefing yesterday (8 Nov) gave the indication that people need to...

9 November 2018

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Favourite Swimming Spots Checked for Water Quality

Our summer recreational water quality programme started this week so you can decide where to swim over the hot...

7 November 2018

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ICT Support Officer (Vacancy 18-987)

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Information & Communication Technology Team for a smart...

6 November 2018

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Tauira Mahi Predator Control Assistant (Predator Free Hawke's Bay) (Vacancy 18-973)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are looking for two candidates for an exciting Two Year Fixed Term role within the...

6 November 2018

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Tauira Mahi Project Coordinator (Predator Free Hawke's Bay) (Vacancy 18-975)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for enthusiastic candidates for an exciting Two Year Fixed Term...

6 November 2018

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Water conservation campaign begins

With summer approaching a new campaign is being launched to encourage people to take extra care not to waste water...

1 November 2018

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HBRC Chair in Integrated Catchments

The University of Waikato and Hawke's Bay Regional Council have partnered in a shared mission and are looking for...

1 November 2018

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Regional Council extends Port consultation by a week

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has decided to extend the period of community consultation around options for the...

31 October 2018

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Project Engineer (Infrastructure)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council now has a newly created role for a full-time Project Engineer to join their team in...

29 October 2018

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Team Leader Open Spaces

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is now seeking a full-time Team Leader to join their team in Napier. This pivotal...

29 October 2018

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Asset Management Lead

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is now seeking a full-time Asset Management Lead to join their team in Napier. Thi...

29 October 2018

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Half-way point in Port consultation

Today marks the half-way point in the Regional Council's community consultation around options for funding the...

29 October 2018

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Work starts to protect Wairoa Destination Playground

The Destination Playground next to the Wairoa Community Centre will be a work site from 29 October while a...

26 October 2018

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Our Port Have Your Say - Community drop-in sessions

Come and see us at one of our drop in sessions in either Waipukurau, Napier, Hastings, Havelock North, Flaxmere or...

25 October 2018

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Executive Assistant (Vacancy 18-976)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for an innovative person to provide comprehensive...

25 October 2018

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Administrator - Catchment Management (x3) Waipawa, Napier, Wairoa (Vacancy 18-979)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has three part time opportunities for highly organised and innovative administrator...

25 October 2018

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Whangawehi Wins Int. River Award

Australasian Award for Whangawehi Stream Project

The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group from Mahia has won the Pacific category of the prestigious Asia Pacific...

17 October 2018

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Formal consultation starts on funding Napier Port’s growth

A month-long formal consultation process starts today with every household in Hawke’s Bay being asked to have...

15 October 2018

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Nature Shed Goes Wild at A&P Show

Look for the vibrant mural at Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds and find out more about biodiversity inside the Nature Shed...

11 October 2018

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Manager Regional Assets (Vacancy 18-972)

Hawke’s Bay is recognized nationally as having one of New Zealand’s more diverse and complex river networks and...

11 October 2018

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Water quality data shows much to do in HB

Today’s release of national water quality trends for rivers, while sobering, substantiates HBRC’s decisions thi...

4 October 2018

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Our Port - Have your Say

Have your say on the best way to fund the future of Napier Port.

3 October 2018

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Options proposed to grow Napier Port, retain majority ownership

The Regional Council today proposed four potential options to fund Napier Port’s growth requirements, retain...

3 October 2018

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Public Climate Briefings at Regional Council

This first of the summer climate briefings will be held at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chambers on Tuesday 2...

28 September 2018

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Growing calls to pollution hotline show changing attitudes

HBRC received 20% more calls to its Pollution Hotline over the past year, highlighting the community’s growing...

26 September 2018

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Passion of wetland supporters recognised

The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage gave a ‘shout out’ to everyone who has championed wetlands at the...

26 September 2018

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Resource Technician (x2) Hydrology/Groundwater

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two resource technicians. One each in our Hydrology and Groundwater teams.

25 September 2018

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Wetland Symposium Popular

More than 200 people will be attending the National Wetland Restoration Symposium in Napier this week, supported...

24 September 2018

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Tukituki Water Taskforce meet for the first time

A taskforce set up to look for solutions to water quantity issues in Central Hawke’s Bay met for the first time...

21 September 2018

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Joint approach to new research of land and water management

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the University of Waikato are joining forces to foster new research into how best...

21 September 2018

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Give Free Bus a Go on World Car Free Day this Saturday

In celebration of World Car Free Day, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is offering free goBay bus services thi...

19 September 2018

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Safe Boating Programme at Waipukurau

Lessons on how to be safe on a boat and in the water are on the way for Central Hawke’s Bay youngsters.

18 September 2018

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Environmental Information Resource Analyst (Vacancy 18-965)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a reliable and diligent Resource Analyst to join our Environmental...

14 September 2018

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Rook Watch on Again

Rooks in large numbers should be reported to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s biosecurity team as nesting season ha...

14 September 2018

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Navigation Bylaw Introduces Jetski Registration

The Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018 requires all jetskis operating in Hawke's Bay to be registered.

10 September 2018

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Joint taskforce to address Central Hawke’s Bay water quantity issues

Hawke’s Bay Regional and Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils are bringing together a taskforce to manage the...

7 September 2018

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Financial Accountant (Vacancy 18-949)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is seeking a Financial Accountant to join the finance team on a full time basis.

7 September 2018

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New Sustainable Homes offering from 1 October

The Environment and Services Committee today recommended to roll out a new Sustainable Homes programme from 1...

5 September 2018

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Whangawehi Group only NZ finalist in AsiaPac Intnl River Awards

Whangawehi Catchment Management Group is thrilled with its nomination as the only NZ finalise in the prestigiou...

5 September 2018

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Major works to improve Hawke’s Bays key strategic routes

Drivers around Hawke’s Bay will be aware of a number of roadworks on key routes around the Bay at present.

28 August 2018

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New role helps more effective engagement with Tangata Whenua

HBRC CE James Palmer says the appointment of a senior Māori leader in the organisation will help staff and...

28 August 2018

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Schools Walk, Plant, Discover at Tutira Lake

It's not your usual school lesson - retrieving a dead rat from a trap - but it's part of the learning in Hawke'...

27 August 2018

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Kahutia Accord sets path to reforest Hawke’s Bay

Today’s signing of the Kahutia Accord MOU between Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi incorporated and Hawke’s Bay Regional...

24 August 2018

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Excavator Operator (Vacancy 18-953)

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Works Group has an exciting opportunity available based in CHB. Are you someone...

24 August 2018

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ECO conference comes to Hawke's Bay

HBRC is a sponsor of this year's NZ Environment & Conservation Organisations conference, being held at...

23 August 2018

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Coastal hazards programme takes another step forward

Coastal hazard initiatives like sea walls, groynes and beach renourishment are a step closer for coastal...

22 August 2018

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Enviroschools to Enhance Wairoa Awa

Enviroschools in Wairoa will come together to plant an area alongside the Wairoa River on Tuesday 28 August.

21 August 2018

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GIS Analyst (Vacancy 18-948)

Hawke's Bay Regional Council is now seeking an experienced GIS Analyst to join their team on a full-time...

20 August 2018

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Emergency Management Advisor - Public Information and Education (Vacancy – 18-930)

Do you have what it takes to help communicate and educate the public about being prepared for an emergency and...

15 August 2018

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Plenty happening at Tūtira

There has been plenty happening at Tūtira this winter as part of a project aimed at improving the water quality...

14 August 2018

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Council wants resolution to Te Mata Mushrooms odour issue

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chief Executive James Palmer says the Council shares the frustration of both the...

14 August 2018

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Pekapeka Swamp Book Published

A new book “Pekapeka Swamp: A Story of Survival” tells the story of restoring the swamp and creating the regional...

13 August 2018

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TANK Plan for Heretaunga reaches milestone

HBRC paid tribute to the TANK community group on the completion of its draft TANK Plan after 6 years hard work and...

10 August 2018

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Content Management Officer (Vacancy 18-959)

Are you a confident ICT communicator with SharePoint and Office 365 Suite experience?
Exciting ICT opportunity...

9 August 2018

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Regional Council Science Staff Judging Science Fair

The Regional Council is again sponsoring prizes for environmental entries in the Hawke’s Bay Regional Science ...

7 August 2018

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A win for Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay has received a financial boost following recent Council Long Term Plan submissions.

6 August 2018

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Outstanding water bodies in Hawke’s Bay

The Regional Council has moved a step closer to identifying the region’s most treasured water bodies.

3 August 2018

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Regional Council Representation Open for Review

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking submissions on its proposed representation arrangements ahead of the 2019...

3 August 2018

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Youth Environment Council bringing important documentary to Napier

Members of the Hawke’s Bay Youth Environment Council (YEC) are really looking forward to the upcoming screening of...

3 August 2018

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goBay Passenger Survey 2018

Take part in the goBay passenger survey and be in to WIN $50 worth of goBay travel.

1 August 2018

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Team Leader Hydrometric Network (Vacancy 18-957)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a confident and enthusiastic Team Leader Hydrometric Network to join...

31 July 2018

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Biosecurity Advisor Plant Pests (Vacancy 18-958)

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is looking for a person who is interested in making a difference in protecting Hawke’...

31 July 2018

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Awatoto Air Exceedances a Mix

Recent exceedances of air quality standards at Awatoto have been from different sources.

27 July 2018

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Council to consult on options to secure Port’s future

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has voted unanimously to consult with the Hawke’s Bay community later this year on...

26 July 2018

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Te Wai Mauri Waiohiki Planting Day

The Plant Thru Winter planting this Saturday 28 July will continue a project to improve the margin of the...

26 July 2018

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Slow start to home fire in Havelock North

Hastings Has Third Air Quality Exceedance

Hastings exceeded the national air quality standards for a third time on Friday (20 July), just two weeks after...

24 July 2018

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Catchment Team Leader Central (Vacancy No 18-956)

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is looking for a confident and dynamic Team Leader to lead the Central Catchment...

20 July 2018

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Pets to ride the bus

The Regional Council now allows small dogs and cats to travel, free of charge, on goBay buses at off-peak times.

18 July 2018

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Port of Napier Limited

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has received consent applications from the Port of Napier to construct a new wharf...

17 July 2018

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Policy Planner Vacancy 18-921

Hawke's Bay Regional Council now has two opportunities for a Policy Planner and Senior Policy Planner to join...

11 July 2018

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Slow start to home fire in Havelock North

Hastings Has Second Air Quality Exceedance

Hastings exceeded the national air quality standards for a second time on Friday.

9 July 2018

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Catchment Workers (x3) Works Group (Vacancy 18-952)

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Works Group have three exciting opportunities available based in CHB. Are you...

6 July 2018

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Te Pou Whakarae - Senior Manager Māori Partnerships (Vacancy 18-955)

Are you passionate about the Kaitiakitanga of te taiao o Te Matau-a-Māui?
E ngākau whiwhita ana koe ki te...

6 July 2018

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New Plantation Forest Rules Settling In

The National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry appears to be settling in well.

5 July 2018

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Twyford Planting Event Kicks off Stream Strategy

The Plant Thru Winter planting this Saturday 7 July will be a strong community project with Twyford orchardist...

5 July 2018

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Positive unexpected bonuses from Hot Spot campaign

A plan to spend $1 million kick-starting six environmental hot spot projects in Hawke’s Bay has had some...

4 July 2018

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Bold Predator Free project launched in Hawke’s Bay

A project aimed at creating a Predator Free Hawke’s Bay has been launched in Napier tonight (5pm Monday 2 July...

3 July 2018

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Ruataniwha scheme sold to new CHB water company

HBRC has completed the sale of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme intellectual property and assets for $100k.

2 July 2018

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Timely Marine Sciences Conference in Napier

The New Zealand Marine Science Society’s 57th Annual Conference is being hosted by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in...

2 July 2018

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Financial Accountant (Vacancy 18-949)

Are you a highly motivated financial professional looking
for a varied and challenging role in a great lifestyle...

29 June 2018

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Wetland Demo Site Opens Near Takapau

A wetland enhancement near Takapau township has been established as a demonstration of what can be done with wet...

28 June 2018

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Executive Assistant Integrated Catchment Management Group (Vacancy 18-947)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and innovative person to provide...

28 June 2018

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GIS Analyst (Vacancy 18-948)

We are currently seeking a GIS Analyst to join our Information Services Team within ICT at Hawke’s Bay Regional...

28 June 2018

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IMPORTANT GoBay NEWS Route 12

IMPORTANT goBay Update -Hastings/Hastings-Napier will NOT be travelling along Pakowhai Road.

27 June 2018

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Soil in motion

During heavy rain in June, HBRC scientists were out measuring how much soil was carried out to sea – there wa...

27 June 2018

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Gumboots and Thermos Recommended

Gumboots will need to be the priority footwear this coming weekend for the Plant Thru Winter planting event at...

27 June 2018

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New era for managing Hawke’s Bay’s environment

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Rex Graham says the Council has adopted a revolutionary Long Term Plan...

27 June 2018

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Garden Bird Survey Helps with Biodiversity Action

Spending an hour watching the number of birds in the garden provides valuable information for biodiversity...

27 June 2018

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Tukituki Farms Plans get sorted

We're getting a great response from the remaining landowners working to complete farm plans for their Tukituki...

21 June 2018

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More Fun Planting This Weekend at Whakatu and Paki Paki

The Plant Thru Winter community planting programme continues this weekend, with volunteers working in the Karamū...

21 June 2018

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Environmental Officer Compliance (Vacancy 18-940)

We are seeking a versatile person to join us as an Environmental Officer. A good understanding of relevant...

20 June 2018

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Catchment Manager Tukituki/Southern Coasts (Vacancy 18-936)

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is looking for a confident and dynamic leader to manage the Tukituki/Southern Coast...

20 June 2018

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HB Trails - Riders Beware

We urge cyclists to avoid parts of the cycle trails for a few weeks and generally take care on the surface which...

14 June 2018

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Wetland Symposium in Hawke’s Bay

The National Wetland Restoration Symposium will be held in Napier on 26 – 28 September and registrations have...

13 June 2018

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Positive results for Tūtira UMF Mānuka Honey

In its first season of mānuka honey production, results from the Tūtira trial mānuka plantation are very...

13 June 2018

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New Wetland Planting to Benefit the Karamū Stream

Community planting events pick up this weekend with two events focused on the Karamū Stream to help improve water...

12 June 2018

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Slow start to home fire in Havelock North

Air Quality Exceedances in Hastings and Napier

Hawke’s Bay is not yet in the coldest part of winter and already both Napier and Hastings have exceeded the air...

12 June 2018

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Thousands of native plants collected for riparian planting

More than 20,000 native plants are heading to properties throughout Hawke’s Bay this week ready to be planted...

12 June 2018

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Stock exclusion and native planting around Whakakī Lake

Stock exclusion and native planting have been the focus at Whakakī Lake in the last few weeks as the Hawke’s Bay...

11 June 2018

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Marine and Coastal Research Plan a Collaborative Effort

The first collaborative plan in New Zealand for researching the marine and coastal area has been publicly launched...

8 June 2018

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Principal Advisor Organisational Performance (Vacancy 18-937)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applicants for this new senior role focused on developing and monitoring...

7 June 2018

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Manager, Office of the Chief Executive and Chair (Vacancy 18-938)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applicants for this new organisational leadership role focused on...

7 June 2018

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Emergency Management Advisor Public Information and Education (Vacancy 18-930)

The Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is looking to fill a challenging and varied role as an...

6 June 2018

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Business Application Specialist IRIS (Vacancy 18-928)

Are you ready to inspire our business to be fully engaged in a successful transition to our new core busine...

6 June 2018

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Senior Project Manager Strategic Planning (Vacancy 18-935)

As a Senior Project Manager you will enjoy a varied role that contributes to strategic thinking, how council can...

6 June 2018

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to witness rail milestone

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff and councillors will be there tomorrow(Wednesday 6 June) to witness a...

5 June 2018

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Ātea a Rangi Star Compass Focus for Matariki

Twenty Hawke’s Bay schools will have the opportunity of having students take part in an educational programme at...

5 June 2018

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Self-supply drinking water notice - Arsenic in groundwater

The Regional Council recently discovered arsenic in groundwater at three Hawke’s Bay locations.

1 June 2018

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Marine & Coastal Research Roadmap Launch

Hon Stuart Nash will launch a new research plan for Hawke’s Bay’s marine and coastal area on Friday 8 June.

1 June 2018

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Alexanders receive Environmental Award for lake enhancement

Roger and Diane Alexander have been presented with an Environmental Award for their restoration of a wetland at...

31 May 2018

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Some higher levels of naturally-occurring arsenic in self-supply drinking water

People who draw groundwater from private bores need to know they may contain some higher levels of...

30 May 2018

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Climate Change report lends welcome support

There is good support in Hawke’s Bay for a technical group’s new national report on Climate Change.

29 May 2018

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Tukituki Plan reaches first deadline

Over 75% of the Tukituki catchment is now covered by a Farm Plan, with 360 Farm Plans or low intensity...

28 May 2018

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HBRC confirms proposals in its Long Term Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today confirmed a range of proposals outlined in its Long Term Plan, called...

24 May 2018

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New Action Plan for Hawke’s Bay's Biodiversity

The Biodiversity Hawke's Bay Action Plan was launched to a packed auditorium in Havelock North last night.

23 May 2018

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Get Planting Thru Winter

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Plant Thru Winter programme kicks off with the first public planting event of the...

22 May 2018

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HBRC hears verbal submissions to its Long Term Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will spend the next three days (Tues, Wed, Thurs) hearing and considering submission...

21 May 2018

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New arrival helps to uncover what’s underwater

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council coastal and marine scientists are getting a clearer picture of what is going on deep...

17 May 2018

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Algal Bloom Off Coast at Napier's Marine Parade

An algal bloom off Marine Parade has been sampled and identified.

15 May 2018

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Rabbit Virus Released in Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Biosecurity team has released the new strain of rabbit calicivirus.

7 May 2018

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Senior Policy Planner (Vacancy 18-921)

We are looking for an experienced policy planning analyst who can contribute to the Council’s challenging and...

4 May 2018

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Pekapeka Closed for Game Bird Weekend

The carpark and visitor area at Pekapeka Regional Park will be closed to visitors this weekend from 4pm Friday.

3 May 2018

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Mapping Hawke’s Bay’s riparian zones

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is about to begin a region-wide monitoring programme of riparian zones.

3 May 2018

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Rule book for Heretaunga waterways nears delivery

A plan, which outlines how land and water in the Heretaunga Plains will be managed in the future is nearing...

2 May 2018

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Regional Council Investment Company calls for interest in Ruataniwha Scheme assets

HBRC, via investment company HBRIC Ltd, is calling for expressions of interest to purchase the residual asset...

26 April 2018

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Community Engagement Coordinator (Vacancy 18-922)

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be a key member of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s marketing and...

26 April 2018

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Emergency Management Advisor Processes and Technology (Vacancy 17-878)

The Hawke’s Bay Emergency Management Group is a cooperative of all of the councils in Hawke’s Bay. Our role is to...

26 April 2018

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Human Resources Administrator (Part Time) (Vacancy No 18-923)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for an experienced Human Resources Administrator.

24 April 2018

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Controlling pest animals around your home

This year, Napier City and Hawke’s Bay Regional Councils have had numerous enquiries about how to control rats and...

23 April 2018

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ANZAC Day goBay Bus Services

On ANZAC Day, Wednesday 25th April, the Saturday bus timetable will be in operation.

23 April 2018

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Project Leader Hikurangi Response Plan - Fixed Term (Vacancy No 18-912)

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (HBCDEM) is seeking suitable applicants to lead the development of...

20 April 2018

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Team Leader Emergency Management Community Engagement (Vacancy No 18-924)

The Hawke’s Bay Emergency Management Group wants to appoint a Team Leader for a small team of emergency management...

20 April 2018

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Yellow Bristle Grass Spreading

Yellow bristle grass (YBG) is an aggressive pest plant which is a concern for farmers and has been found in...

19 April 2018

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National Environmental Report backs up Long Term Plan

A national environmental report released today backs up the direction proposed in the Hawke’s Bay Regional...

19 April 2018

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Time to order poplar and willow poles for soil conservation

With winter just around the corner landowners are being urged to get online now and order their supplies of poplar...

17 April 2018

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Mapping the Wairoa Hard

A joint project between Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and NIWA with MPI co-funding aims to map a part of the Hawke...

13 April 2018

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Marine & Coastal Group Develops Research Roadmap

A roadmap for research into the marine and coastal area of Hawke’s Bay has been developed by a collaborative group...

13 April 2018

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Harbourmaster Notice

Harbourmaster Notice of a safety exclusion zone at Mahia Peninsula for Rocket Lab orbital rocket test flight...

13 April 2018

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Flood Fencing Trial on Tukituki River

Hawke's Bay Regional Council's land management team is trialling a flexible fence for keeping stock out of river...

12 April 2018

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No Outdoor Burning During Winter, Please

Outdoor burning can be a health hazard and so is banned during winter in Hastings and Napier airsheds.

12 April 2018

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Regional Council adopts Enforcement Policy

The Regional Councils Environment and Services Committee today adopted the Regulation Group’s revised Enforcement...

11 April 2018

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Hawke’s Bay Trails – Waimarama Road enhancement

The Regional Council is working with landowners, iwi and local interests to reinstate a popular section of...

11 April 2018

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Look Out for Woolly Nightshade

People are asked to be on the look out for the pest plant Woolly nightshade in Hawke's Bay as it comes into...

10 April 2018

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Tutira Lake

Major financial boost in efforts to improve Lake Tūtira

A $1.5 million Government grant has kicked started a four-year project that will accelerate existing efforts to...

9 April 2018

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Enabling the sustainable growth of Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today released a report outlining options on how best to secure the region’s economic...

4 April 2018

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Group Manager Asset Management Job Description (Vacancy 18-919)

HBRC is now seeking a full-time Group Manager to lead their Asset Management team in Napier, NZ.

This pivotal...

29 March 2018

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Warning about toxic algae in Tukituki

Water quality monitoring by the Council indicates that potentially toxic algae levels are present on the Tukituki...

29 March 2018

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Port of Napier Consent Notified

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has received consent applications from the Port of Napier to construct a new wharf...

28 March 2018

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Please Vaccinate Pet Rabbits

People who have pet rabbits are advised to get their animals vaccinated against a new strain of rabbit caliciviru...

24 March 2018

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Enforcement action against polluters

The Regional Council has taken enforcement action against an individual and a company for separate incidents that...

23 March 2018

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Consultation

Facing our Future is a regional step-change

The Regional Council is now in the five week consultation period for its ten year plan, called Facing our Future...

20 March 2018

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Easter Bus Services

If you use the bus, check the Easter Bus services.

20 March 2018

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Pandora Pond: Swim warning downgraded to 'Caution Advised'

The Hawke's Bay District Health Board has downgraded the swimming warning at Pandora Pond to 'Caution Advised'

20 March 2018

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Facing Our Future 18-28 - Long Term Plan

Facing Our Future 2018-28 is the Regional Council’s consultation document for its ten year plan for Hawke’s Bay...

18 March 2018

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Celebrate Equinox at Ātea a Rangi Star Compass

Welcome the change of seasons and mark the equinox next week at the Ātea a Rangi star compass at Waitangi Regional...

16 March 2018

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Regular water sampling resumes after heavy rain

Water sampling of Pandora Pond and surrounding areas will resume tomorrow after last week’s heavy rain meant...

14 March 2018

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Pest Management Plan Response Positive

Submissions on the proposed Regional Pest Management Plan are due in this week, by Friday 16 March.

13 March 2018

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Catchment Worker (Vacancy No 18-917)

We are seeking an experienced all-rounder with mechanical ability, to join our team based in Taradale. The role...

13 March 2018

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Debtors Officer (Vacancy No 18-917)

HBRC is looking for a highly motivated Debtors Officer to join our finance team.We are looking for someone with...

5 March 2018

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Farm Plan Meeting

Time is running out to get your Farm Plan done if you are in the Tukituki Catchment. Come and get the job started...

1 March 2018

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Time running out to get a Farm Plan in the Tukituki Catchment

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is organising a series of workshops and information sessions for farmers in the...

1 March 2018

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Fencing to help Karamu water quality

Fencing a section of the Paritua Stream that runs through farmland at Bridge Pa is another step to help improve...

1 March 2018

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Regional Council review to increase capability

HBRC has today briefed staff on a proposal to strengthen the delivery of its services across the region.

1 March 2018

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Re-opening of Wairoa-Napier Rail line welcomed

A $5 million dollar financial investment from the Government to reopen the Wairoa-Napier rail line has been...

23 February 2018

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Fun for Dogs Coming to 'Paws at Pakowhai'

The ‘Paws at Pākōwhai’ event for dogs is on again at Pākōwhai Regional Park (near Hastings) on Saturday 10 March...

22 February 2018

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Rusty the Velvetleaf Hunter

Rusty is a trained Velvetleaf tracker dog who HBRC used to hunt out this pest plant in known infested paddocks.

22 February 2018

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Work underway to set Ecosystem priorities

Deciding on the priorities to look after and enhance special ecosystem sites in HB is well underway.

21 February 2018

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Seaweek 2018 - Beach Clean Ups and Sandcastles

SeaWeek events organised by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council offer a chance for the community to get together on the...

21 February 2018

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Community Planting Days

Join us for a Community Planting Day! Lots of options to join in and help over Winter 2018.

15 February 2018

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Makirikiri Stream Restoration Begins Near Takapau

The first step in restoring the Makirikiri Stream in Takapau was taken on Sunday 11 February when whanau of Te...

15 February 2018

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Beach Clean-up

As part of NZ Seaweek HBRC is undertaking a beach clean up at Waitangi Regional Park -
9am-12pm, Saturday 3...

15 February 2018

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