Friday, 18 March 2011
Free flights to Hawkes Bay for Christchurch residents are to end
Hawke’s Bay council’s offer of free flights to the region for Christchurch residents, who are struggling in the aftermath of the earthquake, is to end.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Cr Fenton Wilson Elected as Regional Council Chairman
Cr Fenton Wilson has been elected by fellow Councillors as Chairman of Hawke's Bay Regional Council and sworn in today at the inaugural Council meeting.
Cr Ewan McGregor (Hastings) has been elected as Deputy Chairman.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Local Government Elections Nominations Open
This week, nominations open for candidates wanting to stand in this year’s local authority elections.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Good News for HB Economic Development Projects
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has allocated $356,000 in grants for 5 Hawke’s Bay economic development projects in the coming year.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Regional Council Taking Firmer Approach on Water Users
A staff report to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council Environmental Management Committee yesterday (Wednesday 14 July) has emphasised the importance of accurate water use data from consent holders to enable Council to make sound water management decisions.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Karamu Community Plantings Stolen
About 75 trees and 200 wetland plants recently planted alongside the Karamu Stream around Anderson Park in Havelock North have been stolen this week, spoiling the work of many school children and families.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Cycle Trail Funding Approval for Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Venture Hawke’s Bay are excited that the bid for government funding for the ‘Landscape Trail’ through the scenic Tukituki Valley south of Hastings has been successful.
They were advised today that funding of $1.89 million for the Landscape cycle trail has been approved by the Minister for Tourism.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Severe Weather Warning - Situation Update 1500 hrs, 6 July 2010
State Highway 2 Napier to Wairoa has reopened as debris was cleared to improve drainage from Lake Tutira.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Severe Weather Warning
A heavy rain warning for Hawke’s Bay from Tuesday and Wednesday means that flooding and slips are likely, advises Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Geological Studies Shortlist Potential Dams
A report on the geological studies for the potential sites for water storage dams on the Ruataniwha Plains has assisted both Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the project leadership group to assess the viability of several sites.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Leasehold Sales Trends
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been seeing the trend in recent years of people purchasing leasehold property and quickly freeholding it.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Air quality standards exceeded overnight in Hastings and Napier
A drop in overnight temperatures resulted in air quality standards being exceeded overnight in both Hastings and Napier.
Friday, 11 June 2010
Air-Quality Standard Reprieve Likely for HB Homes and Business
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule is applauding the recommendations of a review of Air Quality Standards that put homeowners under pressure to replace fireplaces and potentially limited the growth of local business.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Environmental Award Open with New Categories
The 2010 Hawke’s Bay Environmental Awards are open for entries, and this year there are four award categories.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Home Heating Survey
A five-yearly survey which aims to measure how Hawke’s Bay residents heat their homes gets underway this week.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Rainfall eases drought
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council hydrologists confirm the benefit from this week’s rain.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Information Sessions Being Held on Proposed Holding Company
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be holding two public information sessions on the proposals to set up a holding company for regional investments.
Monday, 24 May 2010
Venture Hawke's Bay changes
After two years as general manager of the region’s economic development agency, Venture Hawke’s Bay, Janet Takarangi is stepping away from the organisation happy that Venture Hawke’s Bay is in a stronger, better-structured and more capable position.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Sunday Drive Showcases Local Tourism
Remember the classic Sunday drive, usually ending with an ice cream no matter what the weather? A joint tourism marketing approach is offering Hawke’s Bay people a Sunday Drive with a difference on 30 May.
Local people will have the opportunity to explore some of the attractions and activities in Napier and Ahuriri that they might not normally get to.
Monday, 17 May 2010
Economic & Tourism Development Rate Fairly Divided
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council puts confusion over the cited ‘increase’ in the new Economic and Tourism Development rate for Hastings and Napier ratepayers down to a misunderstanding of how the rate is calculated.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
First Chief Soil Conservator Honoured at Tutira
New Zealand’s first chief soil conservator and a past teacher at Napier Boys’ High School, Mr Douglas Campbell, has been honoured with the installation of a bench seat in Tutira Country Park.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
CHB's floating wetlands to feature on rural tv show
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s trial of ‘floating wetlands’ on the Tukipo River in Central Hawke’s Bay will feature on Television One’s Rural Delivery programme this Saturday at 7.30am.
Monday, 10 May 2010
Regional Council concerned about dry Hawke's Bay conditions
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is predicting worsening conditions for farmers and growers in the next few weeks, as there is little sign of a significant break in the dry weather.
Cold snap increases air pollution
Still, cold autumn weather conditions this weekend meant that air pollution from home fires got off to an early start.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
HPUDS Consultation to Close Soon
Hawke’s Bay councils collaborating on the Heretaunga Urban Plains Development Strategy (HPUDS) are encouraging anyone with a view on the future development of the Plains to put their submission in before the closing date, Friday May 14.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Atkins claims under-19 honours in RaboPlus national club cycling
Canterbury cyclist Josh Atkins showed he is on form for the upcoming world junior track championships when he won the under-19 road title at the RaboPlus New Zealand Club Championships in Hawkes Bay today.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Regional Election Promotion Preferred
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be proposing a joint election promotion campaign to electoral officers at the city and district councils.
Bus Fare Concession Misuse To Stop
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council today resolved the issue of the beneficiary concession misuse on the GoBay bus service.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Dry Conditions Extending in Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is concerned that combination of three months of dry conditions combined with the predicted seasonal winds means that river flows and low soil moisture levels in the region are likely to drop further.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
HAIL list action
Following the release of the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) in October last year, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been working with property owners to confirm and update their land use register listings.