14 January 2015: Water restrictions are now in place in Central Hawke's Bay.   Please read this notice for further information.

26 January 2015 :A Prohibited Fire Season/Total fire Ban is now in place in CHB. This includes the continuation of Total Fire Bans in place on all CHB beaches and adjacent areas.

19 January 2015: Due to circumstances beyond Council control ratepayers may receive two copies of their current rates statement in the mail. CHBDC apologises for this error and would like to reassure ratepayers that there will be no extra cost to them.