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ANZAC Day - Council Services Hours

Anzac Day April 25th. The following services will have changed hours...

24 April 2019

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Central Hawke's Bay ANZAC Day Dawn and Morning Services

This year's ANZAC Day marks 103 years since the first ANZAC Services were held on 25 April, 1916

23 April 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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Council Services Easter Hours 2019

The Central Hawke's Bay District Council office in Waipawa and the Waipukurau Service Centre will be closed from...

16 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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Otane Arts and Crafts Corner

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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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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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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