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Drought

Central Hawke's Bay, alongside the entire North Island and other parts of New Zealand, is classified as in drought.

Dry Summer Alice Bellamy PhotographyCentral Hawke’s Bay District Council are working closely with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Central Government Agencies and Emergency Management Agencies to prepare for more dry weather into Autumn and proactively respond to the consequence of this. We know that many of our local farmers and growers are struggling and ask you to look out for each other in what is a very tough time.

If you are struggling to deal with water restrictions, lack of stock water, lack of stock feed or other associated pressures from the dry please reach out to your neighbours, a friend, a farm professional such as your vet, or call the Rural Support Trust.  

Official information and updates

For rural advice and information contact the Rural Support Trust on 0800 RURAL HELP, or view their flyer here: .

COVID-19: The primary industries have been included on the list of essential services. You must register as an essential service in order to continue operating during the lock down period. For more information and to register online, head here: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/covid-19-essential-primary-sector-service-registration/

 

$100,000 from Central Hawke’s Bay to Support Farmers

$100,000 from Central Hawke’s Bay to Support Farmers

Central Hawke’s Bay will kick off their contribution to the Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Drought Relief Fund with $50,00...

18 May 2020

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Local Government leaders launch Mayoral Drought Relief Fund

Local Government leaders launch Mayoral Drought Relief Fund

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

18 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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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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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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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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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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Government unlocks $2 million drought relief for farmers, growers

Government unlocks $2 million drought relief for farmers, growers

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has today classified the drought in the North Island, parts of the South Islan...

12 March 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay Prepares for Impact of Extreme Dry Weather Conditions

Central Hawke’s Bay Prepares for Impact of Extreme Dry Weather Conditions

Local leadership, co-operation and support for each other is the focus for Central Hawke’s Bay, as the community ...

9 March 2020

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