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Council Services this Friday, 25 September

A reminder to all our customers that the Waipawa Council building, Waipawa Library and Waipukurau Pop-up Service...

24 September 2020

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Hawke's Bay 'flying the flag' for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay have collaborated to fly bilingual flags to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

14 September 2020

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Hawke’s Bay councils receive independent Three Waters Review report

Region well-positioned for discussions with Government on national reform of drinking waste and storm water...

7 September 2020

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Extraordinary Council Meeting - 14 September 2020

Notice is given in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987...

7 September 2020

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Successful Central Hawke’s Bay Business Connector Encourages Local Support and Networking

Central Hawke’s Bay’s inaugural Business Connector was marked as a huge success last week, seeing 80 local...

1 September 2020

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Newly Adopted Maori Engagement Strategy Promises to Enhance Relationship between Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Tangata Whenua

In a rousing session at Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Strategy and Wellbeing Committee Meeting last week...

1 September 2020

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Hawke’s Bay’s four local councils join Government three waters reform process to access $50m stimulus funding

Wairoa District Council, Napier City Council, Hastings District Council and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council...

27 August 2020

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Rates Review in Central Hawke’s Bay a First of its Kind in Over Ten Years

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is proposing a re-allocation of rates and what share each ratepayer should...

24 August 2020

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Further Notice of By-election for the Ruataniwha Ward

Three nominations have been received to fill the extraordinary vacancy for the Ruataniwha Ward.

21 August 2020

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Significant Changes to Recycling Regulations Require Central Hawke’s Bay to Proactively Respond, in our Mission to Become a Waste Free CHB

Statement from Monique Davidson, Chief Executive of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council:

21 August 2020

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New Zealand’s Largest Mushroom Production Centre in the Pipeline for Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council welcomes the announcement from the New Zealand Government that Te Mata...

19 August 2020

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Seismic Reports confirm closure of Waipukurau Library Building and restrictions in place for Waipukurau Memorial Hall

The Waipukurau Memorial Centennial Library will remain closed for the foreseeable future, and restrictions will be...

6 August 2020

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Mayors welcome further information on Government support for three waters

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome yesterday’s announcement from Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local...

5 August 2020

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Our Thriving Future! Central Hawke’s Bay District Council calling for feedback in preparation for Long Term Plan 2021

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will next week launch ‘Our Thriving Future’, requesting the community provide...

29 July 2020

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council Announces By-Election

A by-election will be held for the Ruataniwha Ward in Central Hawke’s Bay, to fill one extraordinary vacancy on...

23 July 2020

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Excitement Mounts as Vantage Age Group Road National Championships Set to Take Off in Waipukurau

Central Hawke’s Bay’s community is preparing to welcome over 1,200 visitors to Waipukurau this weekend, descending...

13 July 2020

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Councils welcome Government’s support for collaboration on three waters

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay today welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement on three waters reform and...

8 July 2020

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Combined Launch Event Showcases Central Hawke’s Bay's Commitment to Economic Recovery

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council yesterday showcased some of its progress to date in rebuilding it...

26 June 2020

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Extraordinary Council Meeting - 25 June 2020

Notice is given in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987...

24 June 2020

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Rates Remission Policy Consultation: Have Your Say Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is calling for feedback on a new policy designed to provide rates relief to...

23 June 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Deeply Saddened to Share the Passing of Councillor Tim Chote

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is deeply saddened to share the passing of highly-respected Ruataniwha Ward...

21 June 2020

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Nominate Your Unsung Hero

Central Hawke's Bay District Council is asking residents to nominate their local Unsung Hero.

21 June 2020

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Jobs Relief for Locals as Targeted Employment Programmes launch in Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay employees and employers are set to receive additional support, through two Employment...

19 June 2020

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Otane to Waipawa Wastewater Pipeline Project Underway

Work on a new wastewater pipeline between Otane and Waipawa has officially commenced this week.

11 June 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Service Centre and AA set to Reopen in Pop-up Location

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Service Centre and AA set to Reopen in
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10 June 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Formally Adopts 2020-21 Annual Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council have formally adopted the 2020-21 Annual Plan at today’s Ordinary Meeting of...

3 June 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Making Plans for the Future of Waipukurau’s Library and Services

Waipukurau Library is temporarily closed, following advice from engineers that the building has structural...

2 June 2020

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Waipukurau Library Closed Until Further Notice: Statement from Chief Executive Monique Davidson

Waipukurau Library Temporarily Closed

29 May 2020

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$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 job...

26 May 2020

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Have your say in the 2020 Central Hawke’s Bay Resident’s Opinion Survey

Residents are encouraged to have their say on Central Hawkes Bay District Council services by taking part in the...

22 May 2020

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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’...

22 May 2020

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$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 $50,000...

18 May 2020

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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, with...

18 May 2020

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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 will be resuming many of its facilities and services at the commencement of...

13 May 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council recognised nationally at 2020 SOLGM Excellence Awards

This afternoon saw a double win for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, at the announcement of this year’...

8 May 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Announces Awarding of $35 million Land Transport Contracts

Central Hawke’s Bay residents’ can rest assured their land transport needs are in good hands after the District...

1 May 2020

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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...

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 District Council will bring into effect new changes to its current operations next week, once...

24 April 2020

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Creative Entries Encouraged for Local Trash to Fashion Competition

The recently launched ‘Trash to Fashion’ Awards is set to spark the imaginations of many household bubbles in...

22 April 2020

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

16 April 2020

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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...

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 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

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has today announced the adoption of an economic recovery plan, to help...

9 April 2020

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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) i...

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 work towards business as usual in unusual times by continuing to deliver...

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

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

30 March 2020

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Rural refuse disposal

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

27 March 2020

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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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Refuse and Recycling Updates

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...

24 March 2020

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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’...

23 March 2020

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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...

23 March 2020

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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...

22 March 2020

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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...

20 March 2020

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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...

19 March 2020

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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 worked...

19 March 2020

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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

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

18 March 2020

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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...

12 March 2020

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Cuppa with a Councillor: Central Hawke’s Bay’s Elected Members Invite Community to Chat

Central Hawke’s Bay’s Elected Members invite the community to gather at the District Libraries for a cup of tea...

10 March 2020

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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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Celebrate Parks Week 2020 in Central Hawke’s Bay!

Parks Week 2020 is coming up 7 - 15 March and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is proud to be taking part with...

5 March 2020

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Latest LiDAR technology to provide 3D models of Hawke’s Bay landscapes

An exciting regional collaboration between all five councils of Hawke’s Bay has taken off. Aerial surveying of the...

4 March 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Appoints Independent Chair of Risk and Assurance Committee

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are pleased to appoint Mr Neil Bain as Independent Chair to the Risk and...

24 February 2020

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Appointment of Council Representative to Central Hawke’s Bay Community Trust

Mayor Alex Walker is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Libby Tosswill as a Central Hawke’s Bay District...

24 February 2020

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Water Main Break – Porangahau Road, Waipukurau

A water main break occurred at approximately 7.00am this morning on Porangahau Road in Waipukurau, between Eden...

18 February 2020

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Informal Hearings Underway for Central Hawke’s Bay’s Draft District Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council have commenced informal hearings on the draft District Plan, released for...

12 February 2020

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Long-Term Benefits To New Otane to Waipawa Wastewater Pipeline Project

Work on a new wastewater pipe between Otane and Waipawa is scheduled to commence next month.

7 February 2020

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Fire near Tikokino closes State Highway 50

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has closed State Highway 50 just north of Tikokino as they fight a 20-hectare fire...

5 February 2020

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Much-Loved Crochet Christmas Tree Retires, Community Asked To Present Ideas For 2020

The curtain has closed on Central Hawke’s Bay’s much-loved Crochet Christmas Tree, erected on Waipukurau’s Green...

31 January 2020

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Improvement Plan In Place For Central Hawke’s Bay Transfer Stations And Drop Off Centres

Central Hawkes Bay District Council is not happy with the current state of services at the District’s transfer...

28 January 2020

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Hawke’s Bay Councils Welcome Government’s Support for Three Waters Review

The five councils of Hawke’s Bay welcome today’s announcement of Government funding to progress the region-wide...

28 January 2020

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Tamatea’s stories to be told: Provincial Growth Fund Announces $2.8 million dollar investment

In a rousing and emotional haka pōwhiri on the historic pā site Pukekaihau, local Tamatea Taiwhenua and hapū...

21 January 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay comes together in response to Waipawa Pipeline Water Incident

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council came together with local residents, businesses and contract partners in...

13 January 2020

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Kairakau Water Supply Improved After Repairs Made to Local Bore

The coastal community of Kairakau has been under pressure this summer after the failure of a bore feeding the...

13 January 2020

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Water line repaired but Waipawa and Otane still urged to conserve water

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council contractors have repaired the damage to the water line that supplies Otane...

10 January 2020

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Waipukurau Transfer Station and Recycling Drop Off Centre Alight

Fire crews are working into the evening to fight a blaze at Waipukurau Transfer Station and Recycling Drop Off...

3 January 2020

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News in 2019

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Waipawa Splashing into Summer at the Upgraded Centennial Memorial Swimming Pool

Central Hawke’s Bay is splashing into summer at the newly refurbished Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial...

20 December 2019

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Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Recipients Awarded

Recipients of the Waipawa Building Society Scholarship for Central Hawke’s Bay have been announced for 2019.

19 December 2019

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Otane Alternate Drinking Water Supply a Game Changer for Township

Otane residents breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the much-needed Otane Alternate Drinking Water Supply wa...

19 December 2019

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Highly-anticipated shared path confirmed for Central Hawke's Bay

Walking and cycling in Central Hawke’s Bay will soon be easier, with construction work on a shared pathway for...

18 December 2019

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Water Restrictions Set for Summer In Central Hawke’s Bay

With a long, hot and dry summer predicted for Central Hawke’s Bay, water restrictions will be put in place acro...

13 December 2019

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Cornerstone Project Complete As Takapau Water Treatment Plant Opens

Marked as a cornerstone project of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s capital programme #thebigwaterstory...

11 December 2019

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Local Learners Celebrated at Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Graduation Ceremony

More than 200 Central Hawke’s Bay graduates were acknowledged at the annual Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Graduation...

5 December 2019

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1000 Granny Squares Adorn Central Hawke’s Bay’s First Crochet Christmas Tree

Christmas has arrived in Central Hawke’s Bay, with a special five metre tall Christmas tree erected in Waipukurau...

4 December 2019

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Saving H2O is the way to go! Central Hawke’s Bay residents urged to consider water use

As Central Hawke’s Bay experiences a run of hot weather with more sun expected in the days to come, residents of...

25 November 2019

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Hawke’s Bay Councils Breaking New Ground

Hawke’s Bay’s five councils have broken new ground with all elected representatives coming together in one room to...

14 November 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Empowers Committee Leadership

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s committee structure for the next triennium has been established and...

14 November 2019

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Another win for HB Councils’ shared website work

Hawke’s Bay’s five councils have done it again – won a national award for team work on eight of the region’s local...

8 November 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Alex Walker elected as LGNZ National Council Rural Sector Chair and Representative

Mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay, Alex Walker, is set to make her mark on a national scale after being elected into...

7 November 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay elected members from past and present commemorate 30 years

Stories, laughs and memories were exchanged last night as Central Hawke’s Bay’s mayors and councillors of the last...

7 November 2019

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Powhiri welcomes Central Hawke’s Bay’s returning Mayor and councillors for next triennium

Central Hawke’s Bay’s elected members and returning Mayor, Alex Walker, were sworn in as the district’...

1 November 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Council turns 30

On 1 November 1989 Central Hawke's Bay District Council held its inaugural council meeting, following the merging...

1 November 2019

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Final results cement Alex Walker's place as Mayor for Central Hawke’s Bay

Final results for the 2019 Local Body Elections released today cement Alex Walker’s return for a second term a...

17 October 2019

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We want to know what we can do to improve our service to you. Please complete our quick survey so we can ensure...

15 October 2019

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Preliminary results show Alex Walker returns as Mayor for Central Hawke’s Bay

Alex Walker returned a 4,276 vote margin at the progress stage of this year’s elections. This result is based...

12 October 2019

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Residents urged to vote as voter turnout sits at record lows

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s (CHBDC) Chief Executive, Monique Davidson, is urging people to get their...

4 October 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay farewells retiring Councillors and Deputy Mayor

Heartfelt farewells from three of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s prominent retiring councillors, including...

2 October 2019

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Council adopts Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for Central Hawke’s Bay

Working towards a “Waste Free CHB”, reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill, and increasing participation...

26 September 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council adopts its 2018-19 Annual Report

Securing over $35 million in funding from Central Government, opening the Waipawa Centennial Community Pool and...

26 September 2019

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Census data tracks Central Hawke’s Bay population growth at 10.5%

Central Hawke’s Bay’s population has climbed by an impressive 10.5 per cent in the last five years, according to...

25 September 2019

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Hawke's Bay councils' win at ALGIM Awards

A joint project to deliver a shared website platform for councils across Hawke's Bay won Best Digital Project at...

18 September 2019

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Council invests in the environment by redirecting leachate to land

A landmark decision to invest in the environment by redirecting leachate to land was taken by elected members at...

2 September 2019

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Civic Awards recognise outstanding dedication to voluntary services

Winners of the Central Hawke’s Bay Civic Award 2019 were recognised for their outstanding voluntary service at a...

30 August 2019

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Council hears public submissions on draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Students from Argyll East Primary School, were among a number of people attending Central Hawke’s Bay District...

29 August 2019

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Temporary Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

For the purpose of the Central Hawke's Bay "The Festival" Event

27 August 2019

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CHB 2019 Residents’ Opinion Survey results released

Ninety-two per cent of Central Hawke’s Bay residents believe that Central Hawke’s Bay is a great place to live...

21 August 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay’s Ruataniwha Ward councillors confirmed

Four councillors take uncontested positions to represent Central Hawke’s Bay’s (CHB) Ruataniwha Ward today for the...

16 August 2019

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Central Hawke’s Bay’s Economic Development Action Plan passes first stage of approval

Plans to boost economic prosperity and development in Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) passed the first stage of approval...

16 August 2019

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Takapau water update

Contractors have now completed flushing of the mains pipes in the Takapau network.

8 August 2019

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More than $20k in funding available for Central Hawke's Bay arts and culture sector

Central Hawke's Bay's arts and culture sector will benefit from an increase in funding this year with $23, 490...

6 August 2019

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New footpaths mean safer journeys for those travelling by foot in CHB

New footpaths in parts of Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) will make travel by foot safer and easier for children and...

2 August 2019

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Hawke’s Bay Councils welcome Government’s water reforms

Hawke's Bay Councils welcome Minister Mahuta’s announcement yesterday of an enhanced regulatory framework and new...

1 August 2019

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Applications now open for the Community Voluntary Organisation Support Fund 2019

The Community Voluntary Organisation Support Fund (CVOS) is now open to applications from community based...

18 July 2019

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$400k investment for Central Hawke’s Bay’s Te Paerahi beach community

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) has secured $406, 896 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) to...

15 July 2019

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Make a stand Central Hawke’s Bay

Candidate nominations for the local body and District Health Board elections open next Friday, 19 July. The...

12 July 2019

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Building stronger community partnerships in Central Hawke’s Bay

More than 150 people attended the Connecting Central Hawke’s Bay event in Waipawa last night, with representation...

5 July 2019

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Residents asked to have their say on rubbish and recycling in CHB

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) is asking residents to stand up and have their say on how rubbish...

1 July 2019

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Schedule of Fees and Charges 2019/20

A summary of Fees and Charges from the 2019-2020 CHBDC Annual Plan

30 June 2019

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Civil Works Happening On High Street Waipawa

As part of the Chorus Fibre laying happening in CHB...

30 June 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council adopts its Annual Plan 2019/20

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) adopted its Annual Plan 2019/20 today following a rigorous planning...

27 June 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay to Host 2020 Road Cycling Championships

Cycling New Zealand has announced Central Hawke’s Bay as the host location for the 2020 Vantage Window and Door...

27 June 2019

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Council Delivering On Promise For Central Hawke's Bay Wastewater Solution

Long term so­­­lutions to resolve Central Hawke’s Bay wastewater challenges have made significant progress as the...

21 June 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Welcomes Cash Injection of $35.5 Million

Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB) will see an injection of $35.5 million into infrastructure and economic development...

10 June 2019

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$20 Million Transport Package to Improve Central Hawke's Bay Roads

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council welcomed Provincial Growth Fund investment announcements today granting more...

10 June 2019

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More than $100k for Central Hawke's Bay Historic Pā Site Visitor Experience

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council (CHBDC) in partnership with Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea will receive $104,764 of...

10 June 2019

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Have Your Say in the 2019 Central Hawke's Bay Residents Survey

Residents are encouraged to have their say on Central Hawkes Bay District Council services by taking part in the...

31 May 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Adopts its First Environmental and Sustainability Strategy

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has adopted its first Environmental and Sustainability
Strategy, which set...

31 May 2019

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Civic Award

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, in conjunction with the 1990 Commission and the Central Hawke’s Bay Women’...

30 May 2019

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Council Services - Queens Birthday Holiday 2019

Council services and facilities hours for Queens Birthday

30 May 2019

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Polar Plunge

Raising funds for the completion of Stage 1 of the Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool

27 May 2019

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Feedback Sought On Subdivision Rule Changes

Feedback from the Central Hawke’s Bay Community is sought on new subdivision rules, proposed in the Central...

24 May 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council Closer to Finalising 2019/2020 Annual Plan

Central Hawkes Bay District Council is one step closer to finalising its 2019/2020 Annual Plan following it...

24 May 2019

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Council's Rising Star named NZ Young Building Control Professional of the Year

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Ben Swinburne has been named Young Building Control Professional of the...

23 May 2019

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Council Earmarks $250,000 to Water Security Initiatives in Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council today earmarked $250,000 from the Rural Wards Reserve Funds to support water...

23 May 2019

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Help Shape the Future of Hawke's Bay

What will it take to make young people turn out to vote – or even stand - in the upcoming local body elections?

22 May 2019

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Airport Arrivals To Get A Taste Of Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council, is working in partnership with Hawke’s Bay Airport to deliver a month long...

21 May 2019

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Residents Opinion Survey

The Residents' Opinion Survey is now underway until 7 June.

15 May 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Council Invites Govt To Be A Part Of The Housing Solution

As part of Project Thrive, Central Hawke’s Bay Council’s ten-year housing strategy aims to support the community...

15 May 2019

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Council Prepares to Release Draft District Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will release its draft District Plan to the community for consultation on 20...

10 May 2019

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Hearings to Begin On Central Hawke's Bay Annual Plan

Council received 134 submissions from individuals and groups.

8 May 2019

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Water Restrictions for Central Hawke's Bay Lifted

Water Restrictions have now been lifted for CHB

22 April 2019

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Funding Opportunities other than Rates to be Explored

Opportunities to identify new revenue streams other than rates for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council became a...

11 April 2019

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Vision for Housing In Central Hawke's Bay Adopted

Working together and encouraging greater leadership from Central Government Agencies are key messages in a new...

10 April 2019

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Come and Work in Beautiful Central Hawke's Bay

We currently have careers vacancies at CHB District Council. Come and help us keep Central Hawke's Bay thriving.

2 April 2019

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Public Notice - Intention to Grant Lease - Part of Otane Old School Reserve

CHBDC proposes to grant a ground lease to the Otane Arts and Crafts Society...

2 April 2019

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Public Notice - Intention to Grant Licence to Occupy - Part of Russell Park

CHBDC proposes to grant a Licence to Occupy to an operator for the purpose of operating a coffee cart in Russell...

2 April 2019

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Dog Registration Competition

Keen to win a prize pack for you and your pooch? Check out our dog registration competition

21 March 2019

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Notice of Council Meeting

Notice is given in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987...

21 March 2019

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Plumbosolvency

Some plumbing fittings have the potential to allow minute traces of metal to accumulate in water standing in the...

21 March 2019

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Wasn't that a Big Splash!

On Friday 8 March the Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool
was officially reopened by Mayor Alex Walker...

19 March 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay Celebrated Through a Lens

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has unveiled the highly anticipated results of its photo competition, run...

19 March 2019

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Council Working to Keep Visitor Information Operating

The Central Hawke’s Bay Council is working to keep visitor information services operating in Central Hawke’s Bay...

14 March 2019

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An Update from your Solid Waste Team

There is a lot happening in our Solid Waste world, but firstly we would like to thank all our wonderful recycler...

14 March 2019

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Temporary Road Closure

For the purpose of a motor sport event.

12 March 2019

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Council Election Just Seven Months Away

Work is well underway for elections to choose a mayor and councillors for the Central Hawke's Bay district.

6 March 2019

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Takapau Bus Stops

Central Hawke's Bay District Council would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the InterCity Group NZ...

6 March 2019

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Careers in Council

We have a variety of roles open at Central Hawke's Bay District Council. Check our careers page for details.

1 March 2019

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New Pool to Open with a Splash!

The Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool is set to officially open on Friday 8 March – all 540,000...

1 March 2019

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Council Adopts Annual Plan Consultation Document

Delivering on what we said we would do, and a strong focus on affordability and the environment will see Central...

1 March 2019

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Second-Hand Sunday Attracts Record Numbers

The streets of Ongaonga, Takapau, Waipukurau, Otane and Waipawa were buzzing on Second-Hand Sunday 17th February.

1 March 2019

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Council Seeks to Support Water Security for Central Hawke's Bay

As part of the 2019/20 Annual Plan Consultation, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council have included a proposal...

28 February 2019

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Targa Rally Temporary Closure of Roads

UNDER the provisions of the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, Section 342 (b), notice is hereby...

26 February 2019

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Second Hand Sunday

Thank you for making this year’s event the success it was! Please take the time to fill out our feedback form.

17 February 2019

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Help Create the Takapau Community Plan

We know it is important to you that we have vibrant and bustling towns and communities who can
show their...

14 February 2019

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Come Work for Us

Central Hawke's Bay District Council is currently looking for staff for the following vacancies...

12 February 2019

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Free Composting Workshop

Saturday 23 March, 2019 10am to 12pm at the Community Gardens, Harker St, Waipawa

12 February 2019

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AA Services are on the Move

The Waipukurau Library and Service Centre is the new home of AA Services in Central Hawke’s Bay from Monday 4...

3 February 2019

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Drones in CHB

Interested in finding out more about the rules around using drones in our district?

1 February 2019

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Public Notice: Driver and Vehicle Licensing

Waipukurau Driver Licensing Relocation starts from Monday 4th February, 2019

1 February 2019

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Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool On Track for Late February Opening

The Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool Project, was a key project consulted on in Central Hawke’s Bay...

31 January 2019

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Swimming in CHB Rivers and at the Beaches

Can I swim here?
Find the best places to swim over the summer months for over 700 recreational sites throughout...

28 January 2019

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Creative Communities Scheme 2019 Applications Now Open

The Creative Communities Scheme aims to increase participation in the arts at a local level and increase the range...

20 January 2019

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Your Rates at Work & The Big Water Story Update

Information about your rates and #theBIGwaterstory Update

17 January 2019

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Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade

Kiwi Boaties across the country will have the opportunity to check and upgrade their lifejackets thanks to...

17 January 2019

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Water and You this Summer

One of the more prominent features of living in Central Hawke’s Bay each summer is the introduction of water...

14 January 2019

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Capture the Best of Central Hawke's Bay and WIN!

If you are an amateur or professional photographer or just think you have a great Central Hawke’s Bay snap, we...

24 December 2018

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CHBDC Christmas Coastal Newletter Summer 2019

Summer in CHB

24 December 2018

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Win a Samsung Tab A 8.0

Sign up to get your rates invoice by email and win a Samsung Tab A 8.0

20 December 2018

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Porrit Place Project Update

Porrit Place (Water Renewal) Update

The project commenced on Monday 3rd December 2018, with the scope to renew approx. 170mtrs of existing water...

20 December 2018

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Takapau Christmas Lights Visit

Last Wednesday, a group of residents had a special visit to the Takapau Christmas Lights house. Every year John...

20 December 2018

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Wastewater Treatment Plan Community Values and Options Survey

Following on from our media release in the CHB Mail on the 20th Nov 2018 regarding the future of our wastewater...

18 December 2018

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Priority Routes Confirmed for Central Hawkes Bay - Earthquake Prone Buildings

The identification of ‘priority routes’ as the first step to identify Earthquake Prone Buildings in Central...

17 December 2018

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Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Recipients Named

Recipients for the Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Trust for Central Hawke’s Bay residents have been...

17 December 2018

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Building and Resource Consents over Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and we are now within 20 working days before our consents team shuts down for two...

12 December 2018

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Earthquake Prone Buildings Statement of Proposal and Consultation

As many of you will know, Central Hawke’s Bay experiences earthquakes, many of these are small and go unnoticed...

12 December 2018

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Hosing Restriction Applied as Proactive Approach to Pump Issue

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will introduce Level Two water restrictions for Waipukurau residents as a...

10 December 2018

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Christmas Coming Late for Waipawa Pool

Christmas is coming late for Central Hawke’s Bay this year with Santa being late delivering the components of the...

29 November 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council Successful IANZ Accreditation

Full accreditation has been successfully achieved recently by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Building...

29 November 2018

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Nga Taonga O Tamatea - Te Hokinga Mai

From 1 December through to 1 March 2019 the CHB Settlers Museum will be celebrating the homecoming of many taonga...

27 November 2018

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CHB District Sees Strong Residential Growth Values

Council has recently had its rating revaluations completed for 2018

21 November 2018

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Rural Travel Fund 2018/2019

Application for the Rural Travel Fund is open to rural sports clubs and rural school teams

19 November 2018

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Notice of Council Meetings

Notice is given that the following meetings are scheduled for the months of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2018:

19 November 2018

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Valuation Rolls

The Valuation Rolls for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council have been revised by Quotable Value Limited

19 November 2018

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Lake Road Name Change

Council advise it is the intention to change the name of Lake Road to Lake Station Road

19 November 2018

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Central Hawke’s Bay Tourism Coordinator

Council and Hawke’s Bay Tourism are looking for an outstanding person to join our team as the CHB Tourism...

14 November 2018

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New Kerbside Recycling Process Implemented by Council

Council has implemented a change in the way that it manages kerbside recycling in the district

8 November 2018

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Armistice Day

Since the centenary of World War 1 commemorations began, a small dedicated group have been working to identify...

6 November 2018

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Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Trust

Applications are open for the allocation of funds from the Waipawa Building Society Scholarship Trust.

5 November 2018

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First District Plan Review In 20 Years Hits Milestone

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council adopted the draft of the new district plan during its council meeting on...

2 November 2018

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Wahoo, What A Year - CHB District Council's Annual Report Released

Exciting projects, and extreme weather are just some of the things highlighted in Central Hawke’s Bay District...

2 November 2018

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Council Achieves BB CouncilMARK Rating

Council has received a BB rating from independent assessors as part
of a local government excellence programme

30 October 2018

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Development Contribution Policy - Statement of Proposal

Council are currently consulting on the 2018 Development Contribution Policy

25 October 2018

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Notice of Council Meetings

Notice is given that the following meetings are scheduled for the month of OCTOBER 2018:

24 October 2018

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Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

Council has approved the following temporary road closure for the purpose of a Trolley Derby event:

24 October 2018

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Expressions of Interest

Seeking expressions of interest to be the Councils’ representative on the Howard Estate Advisory Board

24 October 2018

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Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

Final proposal for the representation arrangements for 2019 local elections

24 October 2018

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Plugged in at the Central Hawke's Bay Libraries

Thanks to sponsorship from two local businesses, mobility scooters are now able recharge their batteries at both...

18 October 2018

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Proposal to Rename Lake Road

It is the intention of the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to change the name of Lake Road

16 October 2018

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Proposal To Rename Lake Road To Lake Station Road

A proposal to rename local road Lake Road in the Wanstead/Flemington area is currently out for public feedback

16 October 2018

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Closure of Road to Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

Council has approved the following temporary road closure for the purpose of the Otane Jubilee

15 October 2018

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Agendas for Council Meetings 18 October, 2018

Agendas for Council Committee Meetings and Extraordinary Meetings now available to view.

14 October 2018

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Working in Collaboration for a Thriving Otane

Otane is experiencing a surge of positive growth and heightened activity with the development of a new subdivision...

12 October 2018

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New Community Pride and Vibrancy Fund Opens

Council is pleased to announce the launch of the new Community Pride and Vibrancy fund

12 October 2018

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District Civic Service for Armistice Day

At 11 am on the 11th of November, we will remember the one-hundredth anniversary of the armistice that ended World...

12 October 2018

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Recent Weather Event Results in Large Repair Bill

Significant damage caused by the September heavy rain event in CHB has resulted in a $4.5 million repair bill

12 October 2018

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CHB Organisations Receive Boost in Funding

32 CHB voluntary organisations are set to get a boost in funding, thanks to grants from the Community Volunteer...

5 October 2018

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Council Adopts New Contract for Landfill Operation

Council has awarded a new contract for the operation of its Landfill to incumbent Contractor Higgins Contracting...

5 October 2018

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Hawkes Bay Anniversary/Labour Day Holiday

The Council office in Waipawa and Waipukurau Service Centre will be closed from 5pm Thursday 18 October 2018...

2 October 2018

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Council Selects New Solid Waste Services Partner

Council yesterday awarded a new contract for the delivery of its Solid Waste Services to Smart Environmental...

28 September 2018

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Pourerere Beach Camping in Public Areas

Council will again be using a system of 'Pre Registration Permits' for campers wishing to use designated beach...

24 September 2018

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Closure of Road To Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

Council has approved the following temporary road closure for the purpose of a Trolley Derby event

21 September 2018

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Council Puts Project On Hold to Take Holistic Approach to Otane Wastewater

Council have resolved to put on hold the implementation of the Otane Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade

21 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 CHB met for the first time yesterday

21 September 2018

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Council Begins On Environmental And Sustainability Project For Central Hawke's Bay

The Council is beginning a project to identify how Council and the community can best incorporate environmental...

21 September 2018

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Earthquake Prone Buildings – Statement of Proposal

In July 2017 the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into force.

14 September 2018

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Representation Review

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has reviewed its representation arrangements, and has released an initial...

14 September 2018

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Notice of Council Meetings

Notice is given in that the following meetings are scheduled for the month of OCTOBER 2018:

14 September 2018

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Temporary Road Closure

CHB District Council will temporarily close to all traffic select roads for the purpose of the Otane Jubilee

14 September 2018

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Open Day - Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited

14 September 2018

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2018 Civic Award: Tama Bucknell

Each year Council recognises the voluntary service of individuals and their significant contribution to the CHB...

13 September 2018

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Consultation To Identify Priority Routes Begins for Earthquake Prone Buildings

Consultation to identify ‘priority routes’ has begun as the first step to identify Earthquake Prone Buildings in...

7 September 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay Celebrates Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

Next week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week (10-16 September)

7 September 2018

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Council Taking Action To Address Farm Road Slip

A substantial slip on Farm road resulted in significant damage as a result of the June 2018 flooding event

7 September 2018

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Open Day Promotes Employment Opportunities In Central Hawke’s Bay

An employment open day to be held on Thursday 13 September in Waipukurau, will highlight current employment...

7 September 2018

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Work To Begin On Waipawa And Districts Pool

Work is shortly to begin on the first stage of the project that will see the installation of a new 25 metre pool...

7 September 2018

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Joint taskforce to address CHB water quantity issues

HB Regional and CHBDC are bringing together a taskforce to manage the short, medium and long-term water quantity...

7 September 2018

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Temporary Closure of Pukeora Scenic Road

Pukeora Scenic Road from property number 209 to SH2 Takapau end on the following dates:

30 August 2018

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Temporary Closure Of Pukeora Scenic Road

Pukeora Scenic Road, Waipukurau starting from the look-out at 208 Pukeora Estate and finishing at the Arboretum...

30 August 2018

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CHB Libraries

Library Experience Representative

Our Library service has begun a journey of change and are looking for the right person to join our Library...

29 August 2018

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CHBDC Solid Waste and Pro Services Contracts

Finance Manager

We are seeking a Finance Manager as a new role, to join our Corporate Support & Services Group

29 August 2018

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Naming of Jack Williams Lane

The memory of Jack Williams will live on through the naming of Jack Williams Lane in Waipukurau

27 August 2018

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Working Smarter To Aid Our Growing District

A new approach to managing building consents has reaped rewards for the construction sector

14 August 2018

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Initial Proposal for the Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local elections.

The Council reviewed its representation arrangements and resolved that the following proposal apply for the...

14 August 2018

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Employment Opportunity

Central Hawke's Bay District Council are seeking a Finance Manager as a new role, to join our Corporate Support ...

13 August 2018

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Community Reference Group To Enhance CHB Social Wellbeing

The recent inaugural meeting of the CHB Community Reference Group marks a significant cornerstone for the social...

10 August 2018

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Proposed Council Representation For CHB 2019 Local Elections

CHBDC has reviewed its representation arrangements, and has released an initial proposal for the upcoming 2019...

10 August 2018

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Council Begins Social Housing Project for Central Hawke's Bay

The CHBDC is beginning a project to identify solutions to address social housing

10 August 2018

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Major Contracts Tendered

Council are excited to announce the release for tender of two important contracts to the market.

9 August 2018

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Council Selects New 3 Waters And Open Space Maintenance Partner

Council yesterday awarded a new contract for the delivery of its Community Facilities and Infrastructure...

27 July 2018

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Temporary Closure of Road To Ordinary Vehicular Traffic

It is proposed to temporarily close to a section of Pukeora Scenic Road in September

23 July 2018

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Peel Street Rebuild to Provide Long Term Benefits

Work on Peel Street has now completed with the recent resealing of the road this week

19 July 2018

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Community Voluntary Organisation Support Fund

Organisations are invited to apply for funds from Council’s Community Voluntary Organisation Support (CVOS) Fund

10 July 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay Working Towards A Sustainable Future

The Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (SWMMP) was formally adopted at a recent Council meeting

4 July 2018

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New UV Treatment System To Improve Water Quality For Waipukurau

The commissioning of the new Ultraviolet Plant located on Pukeora Hill is the start of the final milestone of a...

2 July 2018

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Media Release: Central Hawke's Bay Libraries Go 3D

Central Hawke’s Bay has taken another step towards supporting the community to increase digital literacy, with 3D...

2 July 2018

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Fundraising Begins For Waipawa Pool Project

Efforts to fundraise for Stage 1 of the Waipawa and District Centennial and Memorial Pool Redevelopment Project...

25 June 2018

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Hawkes Bay Traffic Drive Times

The Drive Times website displays live drive times between points on the Hawke's Bay road network.

19 June 2018

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Long Term Plan 2018 - 28 Available Online

The 10 year Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (adopted by Council 31 May) is now available on the Plans page

19 June 2018

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Harker Street Overbridge Access Reopened

The recent reopening of Harker Street has received acclaim from local residents and motorists.

12 June 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay District Gives Support to Biodiversity

Support for biodiversity in the Hawke’s Bay Region progressed another step

5 June 2018

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Peel Street Detour Plan Update

The updated detour routes for Peel Street, Waipukurau

31 May 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council Libraries Sign Up Their First Spark Jump Client

The Libraries have teamed up with the Spark Foundation to help locals get connected to the internet

29 May 2018

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