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COVID-19

Central Hawke's Bay District Council is committed to ensuring we continue to deliver our essential services while supporting the response efforts and the ongoing security of our infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are constantly planning and following Ministry of Health advice regarding community and staff health.

We will let the community know immediately of any changes to services or facility operations in relation to COVID-19.

Council encourages the community to follow the advice, guidance and direction of the Ministry of Health and the Government in their role as the lead agencies.

FAQs

To find answers to frequently asked questions related to Council services and facilities impacted by the COVID-19 response please visit our

 COVID-19 Level 2 FAQs page 

We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.

Official information and updates

For the latest official Government information about everything related to COVID-19 go to Unite against COVID-19

For health advice and information contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) or visit the Ministry of Health website

For business support and advice visit the Hawke's Bay Business Hub website.

Latest news

$2m package allocated to promote local employment in Central Hawke’s Bay

$2m package allocated to promote local employment in Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay will receive $2 million of Government money to fund projects with the goal of creating jobs f...

26 May 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay Records $13m of Building Consents in March and April

Central Hawke’s Bay Records $13m of Building Consents in March and April

With the construction industry back on the tools now the nation is officially in Alert Level 2, Central Hawke’s B...

22 May 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Launching into its Economic Recovery Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Launching into its Economic Recovery Plan

With the announcing of its economic recovery plan last month, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is turning thi...

14 May 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Services and Facilities to Recommence under Alert Level Two

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Services and Facilities to Recommence under Alert Level Two

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will be resuming many of its facilities and services at the commencement of ...

13 May 2020

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Letter to the Community: Stronger Together

Letter to the Community: Stronger Together

I want to start this letter by saying thank you, to everyone in Central Hawke’s Bay that has contributed to the s...

25 April 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay Council Announces Changes Coming into Effect Under Alert Level Three

Central Hawke’s Bay Council Announces Changes Coming into Effect Under Alert Level Three

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will bring into effect new changes to its current operations next week, once...

24 April 2020

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A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Thinking Forward

A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Thinking Forward

It’s fair to say that for the vast majority of us, these past few weeks have been spent navigating our new normal...

16 April 2020

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Hawke’s Bay mayors target $314m in government funding

Hawke’s Bay mayors target $314m in government funding

Hawke’s Bay councils have this week submitted a joint bid for $314m of government investment funds for ‘3 water...

16 April 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Refuse and Recycling Update - Wednesday 8 April

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Refuse and Recycling Update - Wednesday 8 April

Moving into the second week of the COVID-19 Alert Level Four response, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are c...

9 April 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Looks to Soften the 2020/2021 Annual Plan Rates Impact

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Looks to Soften the 2020/2021 Annual Plan Rates Impact

Central Hawke’s Bay residents and businesses are set to get some reprieve from rates following a decision by the ...

9 April 2020

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Council’s Economic Recovery Action Plan Set to Guide Central Hawke’s Bay Through Double Crisis

Council’s Economic Recovery Action Plan Set to Guide Central Hawke’s Bay Through Double Crisis

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has today announced the adoption of an economic recovery plan, to help t...

9 April 2020

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Hawke’s Bay phone line set up for those most in need

Hawke’s Bay phone line set up for those most in need

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s new regional telephone number 0800 HBAYCD (0800 422 923)...

31 March 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council continue to deliver essential services in unusual times

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council continue to deliver essential services in unusual times

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council work towards business as usual in unusual times by continuing to deliver ess...

30 March 2020

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A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Stay Home, Save Lives: Unite to Eliminate COVID-19

A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Stay Home, Save Lives: Unite to Eliminate COVID-19

We’re in the midst of what is an entirely unprecedented time in Central Hawke’s Bay, and the whole of New Zeal...

30 March 2020

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Rural refuse disposal

Rural refuse disposal

Council will be making the Waipawa Transfer Station available for rural residents who live outside of refuse collec...

27 March 2020

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Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting - 25 March 2020

Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting - 25 March 2020

Today Mayor Alex Walker has called an emergency extraordinary Council Meeting.

25 March 2020

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Central Hawke's Bay Refuse and Recycling Update

Central Hawke's Bay Refuse and Recycling Update

All Transfer Stations and Recycling Drop-Off Centres will be closed today, until we are advised by the government t...

24 March 2020

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Update on Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s response to COVID-19

Update on Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s response to COVID-19

This afternoon we heard a major announcement from the Prime Minister in relation to COVID-19, and the steps she’s...

23 March 2020

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A joint message from Hawke's Bay's leaders

A joint message from Hawke's Bay's leaders

You’re no doubt aware the New Zealand Government has moved to the next steps in response to the global COVID-19 p...

23 March 2020

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Update: Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s response to COVID-19

Update: Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s response to COVID-19

Following the government’s COVID-19 announcement on Saturday, we’ve been working hard to define how these new m...

22 March 2020

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Hawke’s Bay Business Hub COVID-19 and drought response

Hawke’s Bay Business Hub COVID-19 and drought response

Hawke’s Bay Business Hub and partners are taking the following initial measures to support the Hawke’s Bay busi...

20 March 2020

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Central Hawke's Bay Update: Drought and COVID-19 response

Central Hawke's Bay Update: Drought and COVID-19 response

We’d like to give you an update on what we’re doing as a Council, to respond to the ongoing events currently ta...

19 March 2020

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A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Working Together To Prepare For COVID-19

A letter to the community from Mayor Alex Walker: Working Together To Prepare For COVID-19

We’re only at the start of 2020 and already it’s been quite the year for us in Central Hawke’s Bay. We’ve w...

19 March 2020

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Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting

Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting

Today Mayor Alex Walker has called an emergency extraordinary Council Meeting.

19 March 2020

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Councils unite for COVID-19 region-wide response

Councils unite for COVID-19 region-wide response

Hawke’s Bay’s five Councils are working together to ensure an integrated approach to their response to the COVI...

18 March 2020

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Welfare advice

Council facilities and services

Facility Status
Council Office Open
Waipawa District Library Closed
Waipukurau District Library Open
Waipawa Centennial Memorial Swimming Pool Closed
A W Parsons Heated Pool Complex website

Open

Please Contact

Civic Theatre Closed
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre Please Contact
Central Hawke's Bay Museum Closed
Community Halls Please Contact
Face to Face Building Consents and Resource Consent Inspections Open
Transfer Stations Open
Recycling Drop-off Centres

Waipukurau, Waipawa, Takapau, Porangahau Open

Refuse Collection Open
Recycling Collection Open
Three waters Open
Drinking Fountains Closed
Community BBQ Closed
Freedom Camping Grounds Pourerere, Kairakau, Aramoana/Shoal Beach Open
CHB Playgrounds Open
CHB Public toilets Open

Events

Event Date Status
Spirited Woman 27-29 Mar Cancelled
Comfortably numb Pink Floyd 27 Mar Cancelled
Ongaonga High Tea 29 Mar Cancelled
National Ploughing Champs 4-5 Apr Cancelled
Norsewood 2 Takapau fun run 5-Apr Cancelled
Little Easy 10-Apr Cancelled
Hawke's Bay Arts Trail 11-12 Apr Postponed
Vantage Age Road Cycle Nationals 17-19 Apr Postponed
Lions Bookarama 17-19 Apr Postponed
Go 4 12 Youth Adventure Race @ Mangarara 17-19 Apr Postponed
Waipukurau Community Service Day 18 Apri Cancelled
Backpaddock Off-Road Challenge 19 Apr Postponed
ANZAC Day Services 25 Apr Cancelled
Caitlin Smith and Aro 26 Apr Cancelled
Matariki ki Takapau 6 Jun Cancelled
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