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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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Porangahau Estuary

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 Gold Award Function 2018

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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Biosecurity Advisor Animal Pests (Vacancy 18-986)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a person who is interested in making a difference in protecting...

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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Port of Napier

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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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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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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Sandcastle Competition - Waimarama Beach

Come and have some fun at the beach. Create a sea creature, land creature, fantastical creature. See if you can...

15 February 2018

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A chance for youth to make a difference

Hawke’s Bay secondary school students with a passion for conservation have a chance to make a difference with...

8 February 2018

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Bus to Napier Library at MTG

How to reach the Napier Library at MTG by bus.

8 February 2018

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Pest Management Changes Proposed for Hawke's Bay

A plan proposing changes to animal, plant, and marine pest management is available for public consultation until...

7 February 2018

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University student helps keep an eye on water quality

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is keeping a close eye on the region’s favourite swimming spots throughout summer.

5 February 2018

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Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council seeks industry and public comment on the Proposed Regional Pest Management Plan from...

2 February 2018

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GoBay bus delays

Route 12 services between Napier and Hastings are likely to be delayed during construction work .

30 January 2018

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Spare a thought for the fish in this hot weather

Hawke’s Bay people are being urged to spare a thought for the fish as the temperature in the region’s waterway...

30 January 2018

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Summer Crew Keeping Forests and Bush Healthy

A summer crew of young people is helping to keep parts of Hawke’s Bay’s forests and bush areas clear of weeds.

30 January 2018

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Warning about toxic algae in Tukituki

Potentially toxic algae is in parts of the Tukituki River.

29 January 2018

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What's happening with our weather

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council environmental scientists gave the latest climate briefing on Friday 19 January.

23 January 2018

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Systems Engineer (Vacancy No 18-907)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a smart, proactive, ‘can do’ person who is able to unleash their...

17 January 2018

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Study will uncover more about Hawke’s Bay Estuaries

While many of us have been enjoying our summer holidays, a Waikato University student has been busy studying the...

17 January 2018

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Ngaruroro River Access Closed to Vehicles

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has limited vehicle access at four locations along the Ngaruroro River near Napier...

12 January 2018

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Regional Rates Final Due Date

The final date for paying Hawke’s Bay Regional Council rates is coming up - Wednesday 31 January.

12 January 2018

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Challenges facing our most endangered gull

Playing out at the mouth of the Tukituki River is a dramatic story involving natural born killers, brutal storm...

9 January 2018

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Total Mobility Coordinator (Part Time) - (Vacancy No 17-906)

Do you have exceptional customer service ability? Do you have experience in dealing with people with...

22 December 2017

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Monitoring the dust on the Heretaunga Plains

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will soon have a much better idea of the amount of dust circulating around the...

22 December 2017

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New flow-measuring structure installed

Members of the public may have noticed some extra construction taking place in the Karamu Stream near the new...

20 December 2017

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Holiday closure

Our main Dalton St, Napier office and Wairoa and Waipawa officers will be closed from 22 Dec to 3 Jan, Works and...

19 December 2017

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GoBay Christmas Services

Check out the Christmas bus services with GoBay.

15 December 2017

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Final pou at Atea a Rangi Star Compass for Solstice

The final stages of the Ātea a Rangi star compass are in preparation to complete this popular attraction at...

14 December 2017

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HBRC launches Swim Through Summer Campaign

With summer well and truly upon us Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the...

14 December 2017

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Council Considers Future Investment Options

The Council is looking at options for how to make its commercial investments work harder, in preparation for it...

13 December 2017

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Dairy Compliance Awards Recognises High Achievement

Hawke’s Bay’s dairy farmers consistently achieving full compliance with their resource consents were recognised at...

11 December 2017

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Irrigation Efficiency Checks Underway

HBRC's Water Information Services team is running a pilot irrigation efficiency scheme with the support of...

6 December 2017

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Environmental Officer – Pollution Response (Vacancy No 17-903)

We are seeking a versatile person to join us as an Environmental Officer. This position involves dealing with...

5 December 2017

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Public Notice - Safety Exclusion Zone, Mahia Peninsula, Orbital Rocket Test Flight

An area around Mahia Peninsula is reserved as a Navigation Safety zone for the exclusive use of Rocket Lab during...

5 December 2017

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Update on Air Curtain to Improve Water Quality in Waikōpiro Lake

The latest water monitoring results show the air curtain being trailed in Waikōpiro Lake at Tūtira this summer...

5 December 2017

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Take Care with Dogs by Rivers

Phormidium in our region's braided rivers is a potential health risk for dogs again this summer, and there are...

4 December 2017

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Biosecurity supports the future of our native species

Long term investment in a number of biosecurity programmes by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is starting to benefit...

30 November 2017

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Design Engineer (Environmental/Civil)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for an Engineer (Chartered, or working towards) to add their skills and...

29 November 2017

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Afternoon Tea for 1931 Earthquake Survivors

The annual afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake will be held again on Sunday 4 February...

29 November 2017

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Environmental Officer Compliance (Vacancy No 17-897)

We are seeking a versatile person to join us as an Environmental Officer. This position involves the monitoring...

29 November 2017

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EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERT

If you would like to give feedback about Emergency Mobile Alert, please complete our feedback form...

26 November 2017

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Business reaction helps pollution response

Staff from two businesses yesterday closed the Tyne Street drain gates to stop pollution draining into Ahuriri...

21 November 2017

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Resource Consent Applications - Applicant: Hastings District Council

SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED
Hastings District Council are applying for resource consents for a coastal protection...

18 November 2017

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Climate change influences priorities for HB

A new climate change report will help HBRC to re-prioritise its work programme, ahead of 2018’s Long Term Plan.

15 November 2017

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goBay Update – Route 12 Services

Due to roadworks around Napier and Hastings, we are experiencing delays on our services between...

2 November 2017

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Human Resources Advisor (Vacancy 17-894)

We are looking for an HR Advisor to support our HR Manager, but taking a particular focus on training and...

1 November 2017

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Invasive tubeworm not a welcome guest

Mana Ahuriri Trust and HBRC are about to start work removing colonies of an invasive marine tubeworm.

31 October 2017

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Desktop Oil Spill Exercise

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be undertaking a desktop oil spill exercises on Thursday 2 November 2017.

30 October 2017

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Update on Air Curtain to Improve Water Quality in Waikōpiro Lake

Regular water monitoring is showing an air curtain being trialled in Waikōpiro Lake at Tūtira this summer appear...

30 October 2017

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Harbourmaster Notice - Temporary Reserved Area

Notifying a reserved area at Pandora Pond, Ahuriri for Ironmaori triathlon events on 3 & 4 November.

28 October 2017

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Customer Support Assistant (Vacancy No 17-890)

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

25 October 2017

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Summer Climate Briefings get underway

This first of five planned summer climate briefings will be held at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chambers on...

24 October 2017

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Safer Swimming Area Proposed for Porangahau River

Submissions to the Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw close on 31 October and the only change to rules in Central...

24 October 2017

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Service Desk Officer (Vacancy No 17-888)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a smart, proactive, ‘can do’ person who is able to unleash their...

19 October 2017

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Pōhutukawa X: Creating a Legacy

Nau mai, haere mai e hoa mā! PōhutukawaX is part of a series of mini events extending the energy and momentum of...

19 October 2017

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HBRC’s Leaf Fund assists with E-Waste Recycling

A Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Environmental fund has helped subsidise the cost to people of taking their e-waste...

19 October 2017

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Project Manager HB Biodiversity Strategy – 12 Month Fixed Term (Vacancy 17-892)

HBRC are looking for a project manager to make a significant difference in the biodiversity opportunities for...

16 October 2017

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Harbourmaster Notice - Sea Exclusion Direction – Whirinaki

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Harbourmaster directs that an exclusion zone will apply for all vessels except...

14 October 2017

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Safer Boating Week All Year

The Harbourmaster says that Safer Boating Week's basic messages about lifejackets and communications are for all...

13 October 2017

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Farm Plan focus in Central Hawke's Bay

HBRC’s land advisors met with 34 Farm Plan providers in Waipawa to tackle the challenge of delivering 1,100 CHB...

5 October 2017

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Emergency Management Officer – Central Hawke’s Bay (Vacancy No 17-878)

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group are looking for a person with relevant experience and...

4 October 2017

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Hawke’s Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017 Consultation

The draft Hawke’s Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017 has been approved for final consultation - submissions by 31...

30 September 2017

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Navigation Safety Bylaw Consultation

The Hawke’s Bay Navigation Safety Bylaw has been reviewed and is now open for public consultation until 31 October...

27 September 2017

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Hui a Iwi

A series of hui are being held during October where Māori can discuss electoral requirements and options for their...

26 September 2017

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School Holidays Teach Safer Boating Skills

School holiday programmes in Napier and Hastings will see around 300 children learn safer boating skills.

26 September 2017

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Air Curtain to Improve Water Quality in Waikōpiro Lake

An air curtain is being trialled in Waikōpiro Lake at Tūtira this summer as work continues towards improving the...

22 September 2017

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Fixing coastal hazards comes at a cost

It’s time to discuss how we fund the fixes for coastal hazard risks between Clifton and Tangoio.

21 September 2017

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More Pou for Star Compass at Spring Equinox

More pou are being welcomed to the Ātea a Rangi – the 50 metre wide Star Compass at Waitangi Regional Park - on...

20 September 2017

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Poll on Electoral System

Electors of the Hawke’s Bay region have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used for...

19 September 2017

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Have your say about how rates are spent

How would you like rates spent? Have your say.

Ratepayers, we'd like your views on how you would prefer to see your rates used - we are surveying ratepayers to...

18 September 2017

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Biodiversity Step Up for Hawke’s Bay

A bold action plan for restoring native habitats, species and ecosystems has been endorsed by the Environment and...

14 September 2017

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Whakaki Lake opening and weir plan

HBRC will today manually open Wairoa’s Whakaki Lake to the sea, to lower the lake level.

13 September 2017

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Water Safety Skills for HB Children

Harbourmaster Martin Moore supports Water Safety NZ’s call for better swimming and water safety education for NZ...

5 September 2017

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UPDATE - Regional Council moves on from Ruataniwha Scheme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has voted unanimously to move on from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme and focu...

31 August 2017

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Addressing New Zealand’s biodiversity challenge

Regional Councils across NZ have released a Biodiversity ThinkPiece.

30 August 2017

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Vacancy - Catchment Worker/Spray Plant Operator

HBRC Works Group is seeking an experienced Catchment Worker/Tractor Spray Operator to join the council's busine...

30 August 2017

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Look Our For Rooks

Landowners should be on the look out for rooks which are getting ready to pair off for the breeding season.

25 August 2017

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Public Notice: Weed Control – Rivers, Streams and Drainage

HBRC has notified its annual week control programme at rivers, drains and cycle trails.

All chemical...

24 August 2017

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Public help needed to find illegal diesel dumpers

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is calling on the public to help find who is responsible for a waste diesel discharge...

24 August 2017

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HBRC opposes Water Conservation Order for Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today voted unanimously to oppose the Water Conservation Order (WCO...

22 August 2017

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Heretaunga Aquifer at its limit

New scientific advice from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council indicates the effects of current groundwater take...

18 August 2017

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HBRC supports Farm Environment Awards

Farmers and growers are encouraged to enter the 2018 Ballance Farm Environment Awards which are now open.

15 August 2017

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Havelock North campylobacter outbreak fund set up

A fund to help people suffering from long-term illness following last year’s campylobacter outbreak has been set...

9 August 2017

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Hawkes Bay Lakes may benefit from Environment Fund

MfE today announced that two critical enhancement projects for degraded HB lakes are being considered for funding.

8 August 2017

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Business Analyst - ICT (Vacancy 17-869)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a smart, proactive, ‘can do’ person who is able to unleash their...

3 August 2017

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Temporary re-routing of goBay Route 15

From 1 August until the end of September there will be re-routing of Route 15 due to road works and lane closures.

27 July 2017

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Regional Councillors Appointed to Joint Committee on Drinking Water

Regional Councillors have been appointed to a new Joint Committee on Drinking Water being established for Hawke'...

27 July 2017

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Kirton appointed to Ahuriri Estuary Committee

Councillor Neil Kirton has been appointed to Te Komiti Muriwai o Te Whanga – the Ahuriri Estuary Committee.

26 July 2017

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Regional Council calls for a plan and action on the Gorge

Councillors call for a definitive plan and commitment for alternative to closed Manawatu Gorge road.

26 July 2017

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PanPac Forest Products Ltd - submissions now closed

HBRC has received an application from Pan Pac Forest Products Limited for a resource consent.

25 July 2017

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Air Quality

First winter air quality exceedance for Hastings

Hastings has had its first air quality exceedance for 2017.

25 July 2017

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Te Mata Mushroom Company Ltd - Submissions Closed

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has received an application from Te Mata Mushroom Company Ltd for a resource consent...

21 July 2017

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Customer Support Officer (Vacancy No 17-875)

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

19 July 2017

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Harbourmaster Notice - Speed Uplift Tukituki River

Public Notice - Jet Boating NZ Central Districts Club propose to hold a members’ river run event on 30 July.

17 July 2017

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Further advice sought from HBRIC Ltd on Ruataniwha Scheme

Hawke's Bay Regional Council’s Environment & Service Committee is requesting the Council’s Investment Company...

12 July 2017

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New online tool helps connect commuters and travellers

A new online tool launched in Hawke’s Bay today will help connect people so they can carpool, cycle or walking...

10 July 2017

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Air Quality Milestone for Hastings

Hastings air quality for June was exceedence free for the first time.

10 July 2017

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HBRC awaits advice from its investment company

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will await advice from its investment company, HBRIC Ltd before it decides its next...

6 July 2017

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Emergency Management Officer - Wairoa (Vacancy 17-871)

We are looking for a person with relevant experience and qualifications to work in the Wairoa community helping...

5 July 2017

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EDRMS Officer - ICT (Vacancy 17-872)

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our ICT team for a smart, proactive, ‘can do’ person. This is a 12...

3 July 2017

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Senior Rates Officer (Vacancy No 17-868)

Council is looking to fill this important role in our rates team. The role is the key to the successful operation...

30 June 2017

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Dogs Get More Fun at Pakowhai

New dog agility features have been installed at Pakowhai Regional Park so dogs have more to play with.

30 June 2017

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Reluctant support from HBRC to Urban Development Strategy

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today given its reluctant support to a strategy aimed at managing urban...

28 June 2017

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Environmental kick-start fund approved for Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today approved a plan to develop a one million dollar kick-start fund to clean up...

28 June 2017

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Get Involved in the Garden Bird Survey

How many native birds visit your garden? Let us know by taking part in the annual NZ Garden Bird Survey.

22 June 2017

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Hawke's Bay Community gets riverbed Gift

A piece of pristine private riverbed was today handed back from the McHardy family to public ownership under the...

22 June 2017

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Waitangi Regional Park: old poles – new Pou

After this year's official opening in March, a further 12 ornately-carved Pou were today unveiled on the same...

21 June 2017

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HBRC Hosts US Agriculture and Environment students

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is providing a once in a lifetime experience for US students studying agriculture and...

20 June 2017

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Enviroschools Hui Highlights Achievements

Students from fifteen Enviroschools in Hawke’s Bay met on Tuesday 13 June at Eskdale School to present their...

14 June 2017

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Reviewing Pest Management for Hawke’s Bay

A discussion document for a review of pest management in Hawke's Bay is available, ahead of developing a new plan.

14 June 2017

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Regional Pest Management Plan Review

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the way it approaches pest management. We need your feedback by 7 July...

12 June 2017

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Congratulations to Whangawehi Green Ribbon Winners

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council congratulates Whangawehi Catchment Group at Mahia for its well-deserved success a...

9 June 2017

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Thousands of native plants heading out the door

Farmers and community groups are adding thousands of plants to streams and rivers throughout Hawke’s Bay thi...

9 June 2017

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HBRC hears verbal submissions to its Annual Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will spend next Monday hearing and considering submissions to its draft Annual Plan...

9 June 2017

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Kids 4 Drama Back in the Bay

Hawke’s Bay primary school students will be experiencing some environmentally dramatic scenes for the next...

8 June 2017

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Fourth Time Lucky For Whangawehi Group?

The Whangawehi Restoration Project group is hoping for success at this week’s prestigious Green Ribbon Awards, the...

7 June 2017

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Winter Planting Events in June

Volunteers are welcome at the second month of planting events coordinated by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council starting...

6 June 2017

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Water Symposium live stream

The Future of our Water Community Symposium was live streamed from Peak Vision Church in Havelock North.

1 June 2017

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Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has put in place stronger conditions to reduce the environmental and financial risk...

31 May 2017

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Clarification sought around Ruataniwha Scheme consents

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, the Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand have jointly agreed to...

31 May 2017

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Capital Structure Review

A review is underway of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s commercial investments and activities.

31 May 2017

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HBRC welcomes James Palmer as new Chief Executive

The Council has today appointed James Palmer as its new Chief Executive, taking over the reins on 19 June.

24 May 2017

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'The Future of our Water' Community Symposium

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

22 May 2017

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Safety Exclusion Zone, Orbital Rocket Test Flight

In accordance with the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2012 Clause 3.8, a Navigational Safety Zone will be in place to...

18 May 2017

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Close eye on feedlots

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

18 May 2017

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two resource technicians. One each in our Hydrology and Groundwater teams. ...

17 May 2017

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

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

12 May 2017

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Saturday is Planting Day on the Clive River

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

11 May 2017

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Ruataniwha Scheme Review

A councillor-initiated review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme will be presented at a special meeting of...

9 May 2017

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Check for Woolly Nightshade

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

9 May 2017

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Data Coordinator (Vacancy No 17-854)

HBRC is looking for a person to add value to the data management processes for the Resource Management Group.

9 May 2017

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Winter Outdoor Burning Ban in Napier and Hastings Air Sheds

Rules applying to outdoor fires during winter in the Napier and Hastings air sheds began on Monday 1 May. Hawke’...

4 May 2017

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First Planting at Waitangi Star Compass Needs Volunteers

A planting day on 6 May will be the first at the star compass and the public are invited to give a helping hand.

2 May 2017

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Lake Tutira algae bloom

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

28 April 2017

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Three new Independent Directors appointed to HBRIC Ltd

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed three additional independent directors to its investment company...

26 April 2017

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Short Delay in Ruataniwha Water Storage Review

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has agreed to delay the report back on the review of the Ruataniwha Water Storage...

20 April 2017

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Senior Planner (Vacancy 17-856)

We are recruiting a Senior Planner to sit in the Strategic Development Group, working on the preparation and...

18 April 2017

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Annual Plan 2017-2018

Our Annual Plan is open for submission from 12 April 2017 and will close at 4pm Friday 12 May 2017.

13 April 2017

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HBRC focuses on improving freshwater

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

13 April 2017

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Better bus ticketing for passengers on the way

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

12 April 2017

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Kiwi ingenuity helps fish find home

An innovative floating fish ramp is proving an inexpensive and robust solution to overcoming barriers preventing...

10 April 2017

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Planning Ahead for 2017-18

HBRC’s draft Annual Plan for 2017-18 is out for public consultation from Monday 10 April until 4.00pm on Friday 12...

7 April 2017

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Riverbed Gravel Management Review

Consultation on the proposal to change gravel extraction management in Hawke's Bay is now open until 5 May.

1 April 2017

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HBRC Office Closure 31/3/17

Our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 31 March for the remainder of the day.

30 March 2017

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Time to Clean Up

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

30 March 2017

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Coastal hazards strategy benefits from community commitment

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

29 March 2017

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Land Scientist (Vacancy 17-853)

Are you ready to further your career in one of New Zealand’s most desirable regions?
Do you have a good...

29 March 2017

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Concerns raised about Urban Development Strategy

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

29 March 2017

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Land Management Advisor Central Hawke’s Bay - Fixed Term 12 months (Vacancy 17-851)

Do you have an affinity with land sustainability? Do you want to have a positive impact on rural landscapes and...

21 March 2017

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Prosecuted for burning prohibited items

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

21 March 2017

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Waitangi Star Compass Greets the Dawn

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

20 March 2017

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Senior Land Management Advisor – Implementation (Vacancy 16-845)

Do you have a sound understanding of rural issues? Can you influence change?
HBRC wants an excellent communicator...

17 March 2017

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Consulting on Gravel Plan

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking at new ways to manage gravel taken from the region’s rivers and wants to...

17 March 2017

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Making sense of Ngaruroro River science

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

17 March 2017

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Pine Harvest Plans for Tūtira Regional Park

Plans for the upcoming pine forest harvest at the back of Tūtira Regional Park were approved at this week’...

16 March 2017

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Interim Chief Executive Appointed at HBRC

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed an interim Chief Executive to replace its existing Chief Executive who...

15 March 2017

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Rabbit Control Relief for Farmers

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

15 March 2017

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'Paws at Pakowhai' Event for Dogs

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

9 March 2017

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New Funding Partner for Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay has secured a new funding partner for this financial year.
The Hastings District...

6 March 2017

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Temporary Exclusion Zones for Waka Ama

Werohia waka ama events at Pandora Pond 10 March & at Clive River 17 March.

6 March 2017

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Changes at Waitangi Regional Park

3 March 2017

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Oil Spill Exercise in Napier Harbour

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

3 March 2017

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Process underway to recruit new Chief Executive for HBRC

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

1 March 2017

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Regional Planning Committee - Media Briefs

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

1 March 2017

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Awatoto Beach Clean-Up this Saturday 4 March 2017

Hawke’s Bay people are being encouraged to come and help clean up the beach at this weekend’s Awatoto Beach...

28 February 2017

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Navigation Safety Bylaws - Review 2017

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the Navigation Safety Bylaw that applies to coastal and some river areas

28 February 2017

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New Buoys for Ocean Swimmers

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

23 February 2017

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HBRC Chief Executive Resigns

After 10 years as Chief Executive of HBRC, including three years as HBRIC Ltd Chief Executive, Andrew Newman ha...

22 February 2017

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Beach Clean Up plus Walk & Talk, Sat 4 March

To celebrate Seaweek, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is once again holding a community beach clean-up at Waitangi...

21 February 2017

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Paws at Pakowhai, Sat 25 March

We’ll be at Pakowhai Regional Park (the dog park) to give dog walkers a special treat - breakfast! We will have...

21 February 2017

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Only One Ban Left After Rain

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

20 February 2017

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Corporate & Strategic Briefing

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

15 February 2017

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Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb

The popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails is continuing to climb, with new figures showing a record number of people...

15 February 2017

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HBRC and Eastland Group agree Waihi Dam settlement

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Eastland Group have agreed to resolve the current prosecution regarding the Waihi...

14 February 2017

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Take the bus to Art Deco celebrations

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

13 February 2017

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Temporary Reprieve for Irrigators

A few irrigation bans were able to be lifted this week but, because little rain is forecast, they are likely to...

13 February 2017

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ICT Support Officer (Vacancy 17-846)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a smart, proactive, ‘can do’ person who is able to unleash their...

8 February 2017

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Catchment Worker – Regional Parks (Vacancy 17-847)

A new role has been created to assist with the maintenance of the Council’s regional park, river and stream...

8 February 2017

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Major water bans need rain

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

7 February 2017

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1931 Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea 12 Feb

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

3 February 2017

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Climate Briefing at HBRC

This is a summary of this month's climate briefing held at HBRC.

2 February 2017

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Dry Conditions Discussed

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

2 February 2017

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Wetlands' Importance Recognised

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

1 February 2017

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Algae Increase in Tukituki

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

1 February 2017

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HB Coastal Hazards – outlook for change

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

1 February 2017

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Climate Briefing

Interested in the current dry conditions? Come to the climate briefing this Thursday.

31 January 2017

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Water take bans increase

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

30 January 2017

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Illegal rubbish dumping and fires concern HBRC

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

27 January 2017

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Regional Council Rates Due

Regional Council rates are due for payment by Tuesday 31 January.

27 January 2017

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Summary of Council Meeting, 25 January 2017

A summary of decisions on agenda items -
- Council Upgrade on Hold
- RWS Moratorium Extended
- Honorarium...

26 January 2017

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Senior Land Management Advisor - Catchment Management (Vacancy 16-835)

Do you have a sound understanding of rural issues? Can you influence change?
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25 January 2017

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Water take ban situation improved

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

24 January 2017

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Waitangi Regional Park Awatoto Entry Closed

The Awatoto entry of Waitangi Regional Park is temporarily closed while we complete the driveway paving and...

23 January 2017

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34 water bans as HB dries out

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

16 January 2017

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Hawke's Bay cycle trails voted in Top 10

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

12 January 2017

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Inflatables Risky on the Water

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

12 January 2017

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Hawke's Bay Dry

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

12 January 2017

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Keep clear of algae mats in rivers

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

11 January 2017

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Safer Lifejackets Old4New This Weekend

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

10 January 2017

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Tūtira Investigation Continues

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

23 December 2016

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HBRIC Ltd appoints Interim Chairman

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

23 December 2016

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Collaboration the key to a healthy aquatic environment

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

23 December 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park's Longest Day

Te Matau a Māui Voyaging Trust is using the summer solstice to mark points of sunrise and sunset on the new...

22 December 2016

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‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding

A trial “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets, or speeding on the water...

22 December 2016

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It's Electrifying!

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

22 December 2016

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Holiday Closure Information

Our Napier, Waipawa and Wairoa offices are closed for the holidays from 3.00pm Friday 23 December, reopening...

22 December 2016

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HBRC helps GeoNet gain further earthquake knowledge

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

19 December 2016

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Planner - Vacancy 16-839

We are currently recruiting a Planner to sit within the Strategic Development Group, to assist in resource...

19 December 2016

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Afternoon Tea Again For 1931 Earthquake Survivors

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

16 December 2016

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Swimming Warning for Puhokio Stream

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

16 December 2016

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Heretaunga Plains River Management Under Review

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

15 December 2016

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Fish wash up at Lake Tūtira

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

15 December 2016

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Catch the bus to Christmas at the Park

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

14 December 2016

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

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

14 December 2016

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HBRC voted to publically notify future water bottling consents

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today voted to require all future water bottling consent applications be...

14 December 2016

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

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today agreed to withdraw the prosecution of Hastings District Council for a breach of...

13 December 2016

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Contracts Manager (Vacancy No 16-843)

HBRC Works Group, a business unit of Council based at Taradale, is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced...

13 December 2016

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New Tactic for Chilean Needle Grass Awareness

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

8 December 2016

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Time for Safer Lifejackets

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

2 December 2016

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Tūtira Restoration Options Presented

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

1 December 2016

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Pan Pac Applies for Consent Variation

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has received an application from Pan Pac Forest Products Limited for a change of...

30 November 2016

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CHB District Council charged over wastewater treatment plants

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today laid charges against the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council in relation...

30 November 2016

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Council review of Ruataniwha scheme

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

30 November 2016

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Council supports ownership of CHB cycle bridge

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

30 November 2016

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Harbourmaster Notice

Notice of exclusion zone for two IronMāori events at Pandora Pond, 2 & 3 December.

26 November 2016

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Confident swimming in Hawke's Bay

HBRC's recreational water quality report for last summer shows that water quality was good for swimming at all...

24 November 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park road access closed

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

24 November 2016

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Proposed Plan Change for Oil & Gas Exploration Activities

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Regional Planning Committee has asked Council to progress a plan change which...

23 November 2016

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Ngaruroro's Water Conservation Order and TANK Plan

HBRC’s Regional Planning Committee today discussed the outstanding values of different parts of the Ngaruroro...

23 November 2016

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Waipatiki Camp Site now in Regional Hands

Waipatiki Beach Holiday Camp will be kept as a popular local camping spot, thanks to the purchase by three...

21 November 2016

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Havelock North Drinking Water Supply Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has laid charges against a party for alleged offences uncovered in the course of it...

18 November 2016

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TANK Group gets jet powered

On Sunday 20 November, the Group developing a Plan Change to manage the quality and quantity of water in the...

18 November 2016

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Patiki Project Shared with Clive School

Clive School students have been learning about Operation Patiki today.

17 November 2016

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Technical Advisor - Water Information Service - Vacancy no 16-831

HBRC is looking for a positive minded person with relevant experience and ideally, tertiary qualifications, to...

16 November 2016

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Hard line to be taken on vehicles on East Clive beach

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

16 November 2016

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Hawke's Bay remains undamaged

The 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred about half way between Kaikoura and Christchurch has caused widespread damage...

14 November 2016

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Harbourmaster Notice

Speed uplifting Ngaruroro River, Chesterhope road bridge to Waitangi

12 November 2016

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HBRC Committee Chairmen elected

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

10 November 2016

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HBRC considering Water Bottling, Feedlots and Oil & Gas drilling

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is considering potential policy development related to water bottling, feedlot...

9 November 2016

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Review of Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

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

9 November 2016

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Waitangi improvements taking shape

Diggers, scrapers and shapers are in full swing at the Waitangi Regional Park project site, and on track to have...

2 November 2016

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Favourite Swimming Spots Water Quality Info Online

Hawke’s Bay beaches are great for swimming, and people can check before they head out to the water as the region’...

2 November 2016

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Take Care With Dogs On Rivers

With summer coming, plus the combination of lower river levels and warmer water temperatures, Hawkes Bay Regional...

2 November 2016

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Public Notice - East Clive Beach Meeting

A community meeting will be held for Clive people and beach users to talk with HBRC about vehicles and dogs on...

2 November 2016

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Harbourmaster Notice - Pandora Pond

Sea exclusion zone for Ironmaori Event in Napier, notice published in HBToday 29 November 2016.

29 October 2016

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HBRC at first day of Havelock North Water Inquiry

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chief Executive Andrew Newman appeared at the first day of the Government Inquiry...

27 October 2016

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Inaugural meeting of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

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

26 October 2016

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Matariki Programme Manager (Fixed Term 1 Year)

The Matariki Governance Group is seeking expressions of interest from individuals or appropriate consultants to...

18 October 2016

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New Express service great news for Hawke’s Bay Hospital

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

17 October 2016

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Regional Council Election Results Confirmed

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

14 October 2016

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Navigation Safety Bylaw Review

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing the Navigation Safety Bylaw that applies to coastal and some river areas.

14 October 2016

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Restoring Mana to Waitangi Regional Park

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

14 October 2016

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Hawke’s Bay expertise helping Canterbury rivers

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

10 October 2016

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Preliminary Results from HBRC elections

The preliminary results from the HBRC elections are now available.

8 October 2016

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Variation to the Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-25 (RLTP)

The Minister of Transport, the Hon. Simon Bridges, recently announced, as part of Matariki: The Hawke’s Bay...

7 October 2016

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HB Conference to Focus on Land, Water, Human Resilience

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hosting this year’s NZ Association of Resource Management conference, 11-13...

6 October 2016

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New beginnings for Napier-Wairoa rail link in 2017

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

6 October 2016

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Environmental Officer – Pollution Response (Vacancy No 16-832)

We are seeking a versatile person to join us as an Environmental Officer.

29 September 2016

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Useful Meeting on Navigation Safety

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

28 September 2016

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Stormwater group gets in the flow

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

27 September 2016

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Public Notice - Annual Weed Control Programme

Annual weed control spraying programme - public notice published in HBToday 22 Sept, CHB Mail 27 Sept and Wairoa...

22 September 2016

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Waitangi estuary enhancement gets green light

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

22 September 2016

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Five year groundwater quality report presented

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

22 September 2016

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Project Leader – Cape to City Fixed Term (Vacancy No 16-828)

Would you like to help shape a nationally recognised ecological restoration project?

20 September 2016

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New bus service for Bay View residents

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

19 September 2016

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Harbourmaster Public Notice

Notice of exclusion zone published in HBToday 17 September 2016.

17 September 2016

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HBRC welcomes water inquiry

HBRC welcomes the Government initiated independent Inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination issue...

15 September 2016

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Pekapeka Wetland Photos Sought

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

15 September 2016

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A Dog's Breakfast

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

13 September 2016

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HB Schools Walk, Plant, Discover This Week

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

12 September 2016

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HBRC Chief Executive Reappointed

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

9 September 2016

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Management of feedlots must continue to improve

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it acknowledges the management of feedlots by farmers in the region is not...

6 September 2016

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Public Notice - Bore Security

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

2 September 2016

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

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC) says it will be discussing with the Department of Conservation...

1 September 2016

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Safety on the Water a Priority

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

1 September 2016

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Wild Kaka Coming to Town

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

1 September 2016

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Future energy use in Hawke’s Bay up for discussion

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

30 August 2016

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Land Management Advisor Habitat Restoration (Fixed Term – Part Time) (Vacancy No 16-827)

Do you have a passion for the environment and want to play an important part in an exciting project with national...

29 August 2016

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The health of groundwater wells

HBRC is sending letters to each of the region’s territorial councils and other well owners asking them to check...

29 August 2016

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Governance Administration Assistant (Vacancy No 16-829)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised person to...

29 August 2016

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Public Notice - Water Issue

Public Notice regarding HBRC's role in the Havelock North Water Contamination Issue.

29 August 2016

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HBRC launches formal investigation

HBRC has today advised Hastings District Council of a formal investigation into the condition of Havelock North'...

25 August 2016

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Youth Environment Council Back at Awatoto

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

25 August 2016

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Havelock North water issue update

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

24 August 2016

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Water activities inform Havelock North water issue

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

24 August 2016

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Havelock North water issue a focus for Regional Council

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

23 August 2016

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Tukituki River in the clear

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

22 August 2016

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TENDER - Waitangi Reserve Enhancement

Tender notification for Civil Engineering Contract No. AM-16-027 - Waitangi Reserve Enhancement. As advertised in...

20 August 2016

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Proposal to Establish an Additional Council Controlled Trading Organisation (CCTO)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council seeks public input on a proposal from its investment company, Hawke’s Bay Regional...

18 August 2016

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Two parties deny charges in relation to Waihi Dam

The two parties charged in relation to the works carried out on the Waihi Dam and the subsequent discharge of silt...

18 August 2016

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Air Pollution Records - July 2016

July exceedances of the National Air Quality Standards as published in HB Today 6 August 2016.

18 August 2016

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TENDER - Native Plants

Tender notification for native plants as published in HB Today 10 August 2016.

18 August 2016

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Consultation on Proposal for New Service Company

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

18 August 2016

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Resource Technician – Groundwater (Vacancy No 16-826)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our groundwater team for an enthusiastic, technically-minded individual with...

17 August 2016

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Road of opportunities for young offenders

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

17 August 2016

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HBRC Investigating Havelock North Groundwater

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s environmental science team is undertaking extensive testing of the Te Mata Aquifer...

17 August 2016

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Further research recommended on potential of Rocket Tourism

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

17 August 2016

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Candidates for Hawke's Bay Regional Council

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

12 August 2016

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Tukituki Plan is gaining momentum

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

11 August 2016

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Heretaunga water group seeks high values

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

11 August 2016

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Enrolled to vote?

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

3 August 2016

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Commitment to partnership with tangata whenua

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

3 August 2016

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Public Can Comment on Plains Urban Strategy

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

1 August 2016

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S-Map Workshop Popular

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

29 July 2016

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Cycle Network Coordinator (Vacancy No. 16-812)

Can you help make Hawke’s Bay’s cycling network the best in New Zealand?
Are you a great all-round coordinator? ...

28 July 2016

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REDS action plan to transform Hawke's Bay

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

27 July 2016

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Council Meeting Cancelled

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

25 July 2016

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Growing Diverse Region
Leadership and Engagement

25 July 2016

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Voters Check Orange Envelopes

Make sure you are able to vote in the 2016 Local Elections.

18 July 2016

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Dirt Bikers Risk on HB Trails

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

15 July 2016

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Elections 2016 - Candidate Info

Nominations have opened for candidates for the 2016 local elections and information is available here.

15 July 2016

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Current Consents Now Accessible Online

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

14 July 2016

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Management Accountant (Vacancy No. 16-824)

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

13 July 2016

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Waitangi Regional Park - Priceless!

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

8 July 2016

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Another important milestone for Ruataniwha Scheme

HBRC has confirmation that further conditions required for it to sign-off on its $80 million dollar investment in...

8 July 2016

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Low Wind, More Air Pollution

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

7 July 2016

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Open Space Development Officer (Vacancy No.16-822)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for a person with an engineering, environmental or parks qualification to...

7 July 2016

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HBRC welcomes decision on conservation order process

HBRC welcomes the Minister for the Environment’s decision on the Water Conservation Order application for...

6 July 2016

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Waihi Dam hearing adjourned

A hearing for two parties charged in relation to the works carried out on the Waihi Dam and the subsequent...

5 July 2016

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A Big Thanks to Helping Hands with Plantings

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

4 July 2016

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Further Environmental Safeguards for Ruataniwha Scheme

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says some additions to its investment company’s Statement of...

1 July 2016

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Two new bigger Express buses take to the road

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

1 July 2016

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Impact of Long Dry Spell Not Over for HB

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

1 July 2016

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TANK Group gets to the heavy lifting

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

1 July 2016

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Support for Hawke’s Bay Coastal Marine Environment Research

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has put its support behind work looking at the state of the region’s marine...

30 June 2016

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Safety of Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme paramount

HBRIC Ltd is reassuring the public the safety of the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is paramount and a...

30 June 2016

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Planning for a different climate in Hawke’s Bay

On an unusual rainy day, engineer Craig Goodier shows the height that coastal inundation could reach on Napier’...

30 June 2016

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Youth Environment Team Holds Green Games

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

28 June 2016

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U.S. Students Intern at HBRC

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

21 June 2016

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HBRC in IrrigationNZ News

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

21 June 2016

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Get Involved in the Garden Bird Survey

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

20 June 2016

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HB Air Quality Data on National LAWA Website

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

20 June 2016

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Funding Available for Driver Licence Training

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

17 June 2016

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Council awaits Auditor-General ruling on Councillor

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says the Council will be waiting until the Auditor-General...

13 June 2016

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HBRC Annual Plan Decisions

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has provided $200,000 to Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated to help in its preparation...

10 June 2016

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HBRC welcomes collaboration on coastal management

Some of the Bay's key agencies have been working together to improve understanding of the region’s coastal...

9 June 2016

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First winter air quality exceedance

On Sunday (5 June), the average level of PM10 measured in Hastings exceeded the air quality standard.

7 June 2016

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Submissions for Plan Hearings

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

3 June 2016

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HBRC hears verbal submissions to Annual Plan

The second day of Councillors considering submissions will now start at 11am (Thursday 9 June).

3 June 2016

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Planting on the Karamu 2016

Join in a Karamū Stream planting day!

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

30 May 2016

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TANK group grows in confidence

TANK group members met at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga on Tuesday and talked through a core set of freshwater value...

27 May 2016

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Farmers Concerned about HB Dry Conditions

Agencies are keeping a close watch on dry conditions and farmer welfare in Hawke’s Bay. A long dry spell mean...

27 May 2016

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Rook Control Making Headway in Hawke’s Bay

Over the past four months, around 900 rooks have been removed from Hawke’s Bay following calls from farmers seeing...

25 May 2016

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Fish get through for World Fish Migration Day – 21 May

Fish passage just got a whole lot better in northern Hawke’s Bay’s Aropaoanui River, in time for World Fish...

20 May 2016

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Exciting changes for Bus Services

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

19 May 2016

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Charges laid over silt discharge from Waihi Dam

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today laid charges against two parties in relation to the works carried out on the...

19 May 2016

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HBRC Environment & Services Committee Media Briefs

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Environment & Services Committee meeting was held at the Kohupātiki Marae yesterday.

12 May 2016

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Ruataniwha Scheme and Plan Change work hand and hand

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says many people have lost sight of the important connection...

5 May 2016

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Kids 4 Drama Back in the Bay

A collaboration by all five Hawke’s Bay councils is bringing the Kids 4 Drama troupe back to schools over the next...

5 May 2016

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Winter Outdoor Burning Ban in Napier and Hastings Air Sheds

Rules applying to outdoor fires during winter in the Napier and Hastings air sheds began on Sunday 1 May.

4 May 2016

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Council approves new TANK approach

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has approved the reworked approach to fresh water policy development for the Greater...

3 May 2016

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New Regional Harbourmaster

Martin Moore is the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s new Regional Harbourmaster and started at work this week.

29 April 2016

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HBRC and KiwiRail negotiating Napier-Wairoa rail

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is entering into contractual negotiations with KiwiRail to re-establish a Napier...

29 April 2016

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Ruataniwha Scheme Water Uptake Positive

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd has sufficient water uptake through signed water user agreements to...

27 April 2016

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Te Mata Mushrooms fined

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says it is looking forward to seeing the detail of plans by Te Mata Mushrooms to...

18 April 2016

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Steady progress on Water Uptake for Ruataniwha Scheme

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

15 April 2016

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GoBay & HBRC Reassure SuperGold Card Holders

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reassuring SuperGold card holders that the free off-peak bus travel scheme will...

15 April 2016

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

A review of the regional economic impacts of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme forecasts more than 3,500 ongoing...

13 April 2016

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Velvetleaf Hunt On

Velvetleaf has been discovered in Hawke’s Bay as well as a number of other sites around New Zealand. The Ministry...

8 April 2016

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Wasps Plague Riverbanks

There is a population explosion of wasps along Hawke’s Bay riverbanks and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is warning...

8 April 2016

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TANK Group Agrees to Ramp Up Effort

Members of the TANK group, coordinated by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, met again this week and committed to a...

7 April 2016

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HBRIC Ltd Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd) says the major focus in March has been on working with...

1 April 2016

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Improvements to Route 12 bus service effective on Monday

Hawke’s Bay bus commuters are being advised of a change to the Napier to Hastings Route 12 to ensure the bu...

31 March 2016

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Whakatu Awa Earthworks Scheduled

Earthworks for part of the Whakatu Landscape and Awa Enhancement project are scheduled to start on Tuesday 29...

24 March 2016

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Waihi Dam Update

HBRC says it is pleased the Eastland Group has regained control of the Waihi Dam, which has been discharging silt...

24 March 2016

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Oil Spill Exercise

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be undertaking one of its annual oil spill exercises at Clifton on Wednesday.

21 March 2016

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Forest & Bird Appeal of DOC Land exchange obvious attempt to delay RWSS

HBRIC Ltd says Forest and Bird’s decision to appeal a High Court judgment giving the green light to a Department...

18 March 2016

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Waihi Dam Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council says they’ve been advised by Eastland Group that it intends to have the sluice gate...

16 March 2016

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HBRC to consult on proposed Environmental Flows

HBRC is to consult with the public on whether to sign up to take additional water from the Ruataniwha Water...

16 March 2016

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Progress towards getting more young Hawke’s Bay drivers on the road

There has been another step forward in the quest to make it easier for young Hawke’s Bay people to gain a driver’...

15 March 2016

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Government support for water scheme welcomed

Recent Government support of $575,000 for delivering the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme has been welcomed by the...

15 March 2016

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HBRC on Hand at Kids Fishing

HBRC’s Harbourmaster Phil Norman and educator Janene Hole will be on hand at ‘Kids Gone Fishing’ to talk to...

10 March 2016

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Biodiversity Strategy Launch

Biodiversity Strategy launched soon

Hawke’s Bay businesses, Iwi, community groups and individuals are being urged to get behind a biodiversity...

8 March 2016

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Waihi Dam Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council visited the Eastland Group’s Waihi Dam near Wairoa yesterday and are happy with the...

4 March 2016

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Large trees on Karamū make way for natives

A number of large exotic trees beside Havelock North’s Karamū Stream will shortly be felled to make way for native...

29 February 2016

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Farm Environment Award Winners Congratulated

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council congratulates Graham and Marian Hirst as the Supreme winners of the 2016 East Coast...

26 February 2016

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HBRIC Ltd Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd) expects to confirm a preferred private investor for the...

24 February 2016

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HBRIC considers High Court decision on DOC land exchange balanced

HBRIC says it is pleased with the High Court’s judgment rejecting a challenge to the Director-General of...

19 February 2016

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Taking the Ngaruroro's Temperature

Fibre-optic cable was used in the Ngaruroro River last week to find out more about the connections between...

18 February 2016

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Extra Buses On Hastings-Napier Route for Art Deco Fest

The timetables for the Route 12 service will stay the same but there will be two buses each trip.

18 February 2016

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Waihi Dam Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been advised work will get underway tomorrow to resolve the discharge of sediment...

16 February 2016

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Successful HBRC Maori Committee meeting in Wairoa

Around 30 people attended the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Maori Committee meeting held in the Wairoa Community...

16 February 2016

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HBRC Maori Committee holding meeting in Wairoa

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Maori Committee will be holding its first meeting of the year in Wairoa on Monday.

12 February 2016

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Ngaruroro Water Conservation Order

It’s premature to consider a Water Conservation Order or WCO application for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers while...

11 February 2016

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Extra Extra goBay seats to EIT

From Monday 15 February there will be extra capacity on the Hastings to EIT bus services

11 February 2016

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HBRC staff reviewing plan to resolve Waihi Dam silt discharge

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is reviewing an action plan from Eastland Group outlining the steps it will take to...

9 February 2016

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Dangerous levels of Cyanobacteria in Lake Waikapiro

Lake Waikōpiro, adjacent to Lake Tūtira, has been confirmed as having dangerous levels of cyanobacteria.

5 February 2016

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Waihi Dam Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hopeful the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam into the Waiau River will...

4 February 2016

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Master Plan being developed for TANK

A master plan is being developed in an effort to help a stakeholder group brought together by Hawke’s Bay Regional...

4 February 2016

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Heretaunga Groundwater

Further Heretaunga groundwater science investigated

Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee wants to see further investigations undertaken into the costs and benefit...

4 February 2016

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Taipo Stream Realignment Update

Taipo Stream Realignment Update

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is creating a more natural, meandering flow in the stream to improve water quality...

3 February 2016

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Mana Enhancing Agreement signed between Maungaharuru-Tangitu Trust and HBRC

An historic agreement has been signed between the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

1 February 2016

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Lethal conditions for fish in Tutira Lake

More dead fish have been found at Lake Tūtira by HBRC’s science monitoring team this week.

29 January 2016

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HBRIC Ltd January Update

Finalising the investor mix for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is the current focus for the Hawke’s Bay...

29 January 2016

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Taipo Stream Realignment

The realignment of Taipō Stream at Park Island has begun with the commencement of the 5 week earthwork...

25 January 2016

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Genuine water purity calls in Hastings-Napier

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council confirms that commercial calls concerning water filter sales to local residents of...

21 January 2016

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Greater Heretaunga and Ahuriri group gets refresh

HBRC's latest arrival will be taking a fresh look at the group collaborating to develop a plan change for...

21 January 2016

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Bogus water testing calls ring alarm bells

People have been contacted and asked to commit to a time when they are home, usually out of business hours, for a...

20 January 2016

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Potentially Toxic Algal Bloom in Lake Tutira

An algal bloom sampled in Lake Tutira last week has been found to contain potentially toxic cyanobacteria.

18 January 2016

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Stopping the Silt is Council’s Focus

There is ongoing public concern over the silt discharge into the Waiau River and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s i...

13 January 2016

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Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria suspected cause of dog death

The recent death of a pet dog due to a suspected case of cyanobacterial poisoning at a river, prompts a renewed...

11 January 2016

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DIY need not be a disaster

With summer projects well under way, homeowners doing a spot of ‘do it yourself’ can avoid causing an...

6 January 2016

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News in 2015

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Bug Box proved a winner

The bug box in the Cape to City Enviro Shed at Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds during the Royal A&P Show received dozen...

14 December 2015

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Algal Blooms Start

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has had an alert that a severe algal bloom is in Lake Tūtira at present. HBRC’...

26 November 2015

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HBRC hopeful of resolution in Pan Pac Appeal

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is hopeful an appeal against resource consent for an extension to Pan Pac Forest...

26 November 2015

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Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme Update from HBRIC Ltd

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd) says confirmation it has a financially viable design and...

25 November 2015

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Getting young Hawke’s Bay drivers on the road

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is championing an initiative to make it easier for young Hawke’s Bay people to gain a...

19 November 2015

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