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Waipukurau Golf Club

Waipukurau Golf Club has applied for a renewal Club Licence for the Waipukurau Golf Club. The primary business i...

19 July 2024

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Public Tender - 22 Coughlan Road, Waipukurau

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council seeks Tenders for the purchase 2,584m2 of vacant land located in Waipukurau...

18 July 2024

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Applications are now open for CVOS support funding, over $30,000 is available over two categories!

18 July 2024

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Barrel Bar Limited

Barrel Bar Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for the Leopard Hotel. The
primary business is described...

17 July 2024

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Te Taiao Limited

Te Taiao Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for the Duke Hotel. The primary business is described as a...

11 July 2024

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Waipukurau Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Incorporated

Waipukurau Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for the...

11 July 2024

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Initial proposal for representation arrangements for the 2025 local elections

On 27 June 2024 the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council reviewed its representation arrangements, and resolved ...

11 July 2024

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Check out this week's Keeping it Central!
Keep up to date with what's happening with your local transfer station...

10 July 2024

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Freedom Camping Bylaw a ‘win’ for community, says Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker

The Freedom Camping Bylaw adopted by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council last week has removed proposed...

4 July 2024

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13 June 2024

Keeping it Central #346

Check out this week's Keeping it Central!
There's plenty of fun to be had these school holidays, check out what...

4 July 2024

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July 2024

July School Holiday Programme

The Central Hawke's Bay Libraries are offering a free July School Holiday Programme for 2024, packed with fun and...

26 June 2024

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Keeping it Central #345

Our Residents' Opinion Survey is now live, it's a great opportunity to share your thoughts and feedback on living...

26 June 2024

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Check out this week's Keeping it Central!

Keep up to date with community events and Council Services over the...

20 June 2024

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13 June 2024

Keeping it Central #343

Russell Park will come alive this Friday (14 June, 5 pm-8 pm) as a place of connection, remembrance and renewal...

12 June 2024

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Wanstead Polo Club

Wanstead Polo Club Inc has applied for a new Club Licence for the Wanstead Polo Club.

11 June 2024

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Keeping it Central #342

Whakanuia a Matariki ki Tamatea
Celebrate Matariki in Central Hawke's Bay! Explore this week's edition of Keeping...

5 June 2024

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Road to Recovery – Community voice heard in Three Year Plan deliberations

The voice of the Central Hawke's Bay community was at the centre of deliberations when Council met to consider it...

5 June 2024

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30 May 2024

Keeping it Central #341

Check out this week's Keeping it Central (full page) for an update from Mayor Alex and information on our service...

30 May 2024

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HB Singh Enterprises Ltd

HB Singh Enterprises Ltd has applied for a renewal Off Licence for the Takapau Four Square.

29 May 2024

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It's time for you to sing out for our unsung heroes

Nominations have opened for the inaugural Civic Honours Awards and Central Hawke’s Bay residents have until 23...

27 May 2024

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King's Birthday Hours

Find out about the opening hours for Council services and facilities on King's Birthday (3 June)

27 May 2024

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Harker Street to reopen to vehicles

Great news for Waipawa! Work to reopen Harker Street in Waipawa is planned to begin next week, from Monday 27 May...

24 May 2024

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Keeping it Central #340

Discover our online events calendar!
Want to know what events are happening in our district?
Check out the...

23 May 2024

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16 May 2024

Keeping it Central #339

The Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre is a perfect venue for your next occasion!
It's an ideal location for...

15 May 2024

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Commercial Limited

Commercial Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for the PJ's Bar.

15 May 2024

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Are you a road safety hero?

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and the Safer Central Hawke’s Bay network are joining together for Road...

14 May 2024

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9 May 2024

Keeping it Central #338

Are your dog's details up to date?
We know a lot can happen in a year - including that you might have moved...

9 May 2024

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Goat Horn Cafe Limited

Goat Horn Cafe Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence

8 May 2024

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Keeping it Central #337

Central Hawke's Bay has got your calendar covered this month! There's something for everyone, from the Busine...

1 May 2024

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Keeping it Central #336

Construction of the new weighbridge at Waipukurau transfer station is planned to begin on site on Monday 6 May and...

24 April 2024

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Taking Opportunities leads to Mexico Trip for Young Entrepreneur

Heading off on April 12 on this all-expenses-paid adventure, Nkosana joins a group of 7 other students selected...

24 April 2024

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Takapau Rugby Football Club Incorporated

Takapau Rugby Football Club has applied for a new Club licence.

24 April 2024

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Work to create a safer, better-connected Waipawa main street starts Monday 22 April

Work to deliver on the community’s vision for Waipawa’s main street is scheduled to start next week, from Monday...

16 April 2024

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Keeping it Central #335

Check out this week's Keeping it Central to find out where you can attend a local Anzac service within your...

16 April 2024

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Road to Recovery – Consultation opens for Three Year Plan

The options and trade-offs community have to set Council's budget for the next three years is the focus of...

10 April 2024

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Keeping it Central #334

Looking to spice up your calendar this month? Central Hawke's Bay has got you covered, with something for...

10 April 2024

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Right on Time!

Virginia began her career as a horologist in Central Hawke’s Bay by chance, a move that now sees her thriving in a...

8 April 2024

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Nika's Development from Caregiver to Educator

Nika is loving her new role with Kalandra Education Group (Auckland) and continues to pursue the opportunitie...

8 April 2024

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#The Big Water Story

Launched in 2018, the big water story set about investigating and assessing the condition and state of our...

4 April 2024

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4 April 2024

Keeping it Central #333

Work is underway to upgrade the Pourerere Beach Reserve at the northern end of the beach. Fully funded by the...

4 April 2024

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Extraordinary Council meeting 8Mar23 post Cyclone Gabrielle

Council table representation up for review

Central Hawke’s Bay residents have the opportunity to tell their Mayor and Councillors what they think of the...

2 April 2024

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28 March 2024

Keeping it Central #332

Lost for what to do this long weekend? There’s plenty going on right here in our own backyard. Check out thi...

27 March 2024

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Council Services over Easter

Find out more about Council services, facilities and hours of operation over the Easter break

27 March 2024

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Rattling the Chains - The good and the bad

Good news and bad news.

When I last wrote, our projected rates increase was at just over 24%. The good news i...

21 March 2024

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#The Big Stormwater Story

In 2021, Council identified the need to instigate a planned, long-term approach to addressing the significant...

20 March 2024

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Keeping it Central #331

Come along to Business Confidence with Brad Olsen at the Centralines building
on Coughlan Road in Waipukurau...

20 March 2024

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14 March 2024 Roading programme update

Road to Recovery

Since 2021, we have invested heavily in our roading network with over $69.2 million spent with New Zealand...

14 March 2024

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Free carseat recycling scheme starts in Central Hawke's Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay residents can now recycle their unwanted child carseats for free by dropping them off at one...

14 March 2024

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Keeping it Central #330

Test before you rest! Bring along your electric blanket to the Waipukurau Fire Station on Russell Street on...

13 March 2024

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In depth on infrastructure - Wastewater!

Let's talk CHB! Join the conversation and hear Mayor Alex Walker explain our situation on Wastewater.

12 March 2024

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Hailing from all around the globe Central Hawke's Bay welcomes 19 new citizens

On Thursday 7 March 2024, a Citizenship Ceremony was held at the Central Hawke's Bay District Council Chambers in...

8 March 2024

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#thebigwastewaterstory

Despite the significant challenges and cyclone recovery efforts over the past year, Central Hawke’s Bay District...

6 March 2024

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Keeping it Central #329

Celebrate Parks Week with us and enjoy Storywalk® at Nelly Jull Park.

Storywalk® boards displaying pages of...

6 March 2024

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Takapau and Districts Returned Services Association Incorporated

Takapau and Districts Returned Services Association Incorporated has applied for a renewal Club Licence for the...

5 March 2024

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Children’s Day set to attract the family crowds for community picnic at Russell Park

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED. Unfortunately due to high winds, we've made the difficult decision to cancel today'...

28 February 2024

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The Paper Mulberry (2018) Limited

The Paper Mulberry (2018) Limited has applied for a new On Licence for The Paper Mulberry Cafe. The primary...

28 February 2024

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29 Feb 2024

Keeping it Central #328

Check out Kiwibank New Zealander of the year finalist, Matt Brown as he brings us his inspiring tour ‘She is not...

28 February 2024

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Makaramu Bridge

Solution for bridge into Te Paerahi Beach (Pōrangahau) underway

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has confirmed a repair for the ‘Makaramu’ Bridge will be underway in the next...

23 February 2024

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Nelson Street stormwater improvements

Rattling the Chains - Pumps, Pipes and Plants; Rubbish, Roads and Rates

The first full Council meeting of 2024 pulled together several months of work on our next Three Year Plan - the...

22 February 2024

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Keeping it Central #327

Register now for the FREE Early Reading Together programme at Te Huinga Wai, taking place on 11, 18 and 25 March...

21 February 2024

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Work to create a safer, better-connected Waipawa main street starts Monday

Work to deliver on the community’s vision for Waipawa’s main street will get underway this coming Monday 19...

16 February 2024

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15 Feb 2024

Keeping it Central #326

Visit the team at the EASIE Living Mobile Van at the Waipawa Library between 10am and 2pm on Monday 19 February...

15 February 2024

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Collaboration all GO! Next STOP: traffic management

Skip Winikerei, a 17-year-old Takapau local, has secured his first full-time job in traffic management for...

14 February 2024

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Full-time employment a whole New World

Alee Paterson, a Central Hawke’s Bay College school leaver, has achieved her goal of full-time employment with the...

14 February 2024

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Cyclone Gabrielle Commemoration

We take a look back on the day that was February 14, 2023, the events that followed and the community spirit that...

14 February 2024

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Central Hawke's Bay stands together

Under blue skies and sunshine, members of the Central Hawke's Bay community gathered to stop and reflect on the...

14 February 2024

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Enhanced Taskforce

Enhanced Taskforce Green helps Central Hawke's Bay farmers with ongoing cyclone clean up

Eight Central Hawke’s Bay job seekers, along with two skilled supervisors, are helping local farmers clean up...

13 February 2024

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Keeping it Central #325

Register for Second-Hand Sunday before Monday 12 February to ensure your address
appears in next week’s CHB Mail...

8 February 2024

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Community-driven CCTV project making neighbourhood safer as network expands

Eighteen CCTV cameras have been added to Central Hawke’s Bay’s security network and are helping to make the...

7 February 2024

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Council services and facilities over Waitangi public holiday

Here are the hours for Council services and facilities.

2 February 2024

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Commemoration services in Waipawa and Pōrangahau on Cyclone anniversary

Wednesday 14 February 2024 marks one year since Cyclone Gabrielle hit Central Hawke’s Bay - one of the worst...

31 January 2024

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Keeping it Central #324

Any plans for Waitangi Day? Check out our latest edition of Keeping it Central for ideas on how you can celebrate...

31 January 2024

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Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Central Hawke's Bay District Council has applied for a renewal On Licence for the Central Hawke's Bay Municipal...

31 January 2024

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Makaramu Bridge

Bridge into Te Paerahi Beach (Pōrangahau) restricted to light vehicles

Update as at 26 January 2024, 3pm: If you’re heading out to Te Paerahi Beach (Pōrangahau) this weekend, please...

26 January 2024

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Construction of a safer, better-connected Waipawa main street planned to start 19 February 2024

Work to create a safer and better-connected main street in Waipawa is in full swing, with Central Hawke’s Bay...

26 January 2024

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Gwavas Bridge

Programme to repair a further 24 cyclone-damaged sites by June kicks off for 2024.

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s roading response programme has taken another step forward, with repairs to...

26 January 2024

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Waipukurau back to Level 2 water restrictions following water leak and community conservation efforts

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has eased water restrictions back to Level 2 following a leak on the main...

25 January 2024

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Keeping it Central #323

Starting on Friday 2 February, 'Digital Skills for Seniors' will run weekly on Fridays until 1 March from 10am to...

25 January 2024

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Waipukurau residents urged to conserve water following critical mains break

Following a major break on Central Hawkes Bay’s drinking water network in Waipukurau this morning, emergency Level...

24 January 2024

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** Waipukurau to resume Level 2 Water Restrictions**

Great new Waipukurau Residents!. As at 8.45pm (24 January) we've been able to ease the Level 4 Water Restriction...

24 January 2024

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Precautionary health measure

As a result of tonight's heavy rain in Waipukurau, please do not enter the Tukituki River from Waipukurau...

18 January 2024

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18 Jan 2024

Keeping it Central #322

Free timber giveaway on Saturday 27 January from 9 am to 3 pm at 82 Ongaonga Road, Waipawa (the old quarry).

18 January 2024

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Ambika Hospitality Limited

Ambika Hospitality Limited has applied for a renewal On Licence for the Saffron Indian Restaurant. The primary...

17 January 2024

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Central Hawke's Bay Agritourism - Exploring our opportunities

Central Hawkes Bay District Council and Inside New Zealand would like to invite you to attend the Central Hawke...

16 January 2024

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Keeping it Central #321

The Summer Reading programme is open to all ages. Pick up a bookmark from your local CHB library or participate...

11 January 2024

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Tu-Kaha Limited

Tu-Kaha Limited has applied for a renewal On and Off Licence for the Otāne Hotel. The primary business i...

8 January 2024

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Emergency Water Shutdown - parts of Waipawa & Waipukurau

Water has now been restored! If you're still without water or experiencing any issues please contact our team on...

3 January 2024

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25 Dec 2023 Emergency Water Shutdown

Emergency Water Shutdown - parts of Waipawa

Our team has restored water to all affected areas. If you are still without water or experiencing issues please...

25 December 2023

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Severe Thunderstorm watch in place

Areas like Central and Southern Hawkes Bay and the Tararua District are at higher risk between 1pm and 8pm today...

24 December 2023

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Level 2 Water Restrictions now in place across our whole district

Level 2 water restrictions now in place

21 December 2023

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Council services and facilities over the holidays

Here are the hours for Council services and facilities over the holidays.

21 December 2023

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Waipawa Building Society Scholarship 2023 recipients awarded

The Trust provides financial assistance to Central Hawke’s Bay residents who are or will be attending a course of...

20 December 2023

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Council faces tight three year plan

Quite simply, we are paying more to receive less. And there is more to do than ever.

18 December 2023

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Council receives community petition opposing vape shop in Otāne

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council formally received a 502-signature petition from members of the Otāne...

15 December 2023

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Funding for new footpaths in Otāne and Pōrangahau could be lost

A project to construct much-needed new footpaths in Otāne and Pōrangahau is currently on hold as Waka Kotahi - NZ...

15 December 2023

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Council Meeting starts 9am, Thursday 14 December 2023

Tune in to our Facebook live stream this morning for the Council Meeting from 9am or watch via the TV screens in...

14 December 2023

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Keeping it Central #319

Thank you for joining us and celebrating Christmas in Central Hawke’s Bay!
Amidst the radiant sunshine were many...

12 December 2023

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What's Happening at Your Local Library

Explore the events hosted by your nearby library this December and January.

12 December 2023

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7 Dec 2023

Keeping it Central #318

Join in the fun this Saturday 9 December from 11am to 1pm.
Waipukurau’s Ruataniwha Street will be alive with...

5 December 2023

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Stevenson & Taylor Ltd: Setting the Standard in Youth Friendly Employment

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay and the Waipukurau Rotary Club joined Stevenson & Taylor Ltd staff on Friday to...

30 November 2023

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30 Nov 2023

Keeping it Central #317

The Waipawa outdoor pool is now open for the summer season. If you are planning to head to the pool, take time to...

30 November 2023

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Raumati Trading Company Ltd

Raumati Trading Company Ltd have applied for an ON and OFF licence for Pukeora Estate. The primary business i...

29 November 2023

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23 Nov 2023

Keeping it Central #316

If you are passionate about Central Hawke’s Bay and love talking to people then we have the perfect role for you!

23 November 2023

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Rattling the Chains - from Mayor Alex Walker

Listening. For several years now, this has been at the heart of how your Council operates. Community-led and...

23 November 2023

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Food Representers Limited

Food Representers Limited has applied for a New ON Licence for the Copperpot. The
primary business is described...

20 November 2023

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Commercial Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for the Thirsty Liquor Waipawa.

20 November 2023

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MetService: An Orange Heavy Rain Warning

An orange HEAVY RAIN WARNING has been issued for the Ruahine Ranges and the inland ranges of Hawke's Bay from 10pm...

19 November 2023

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Māori wards to be introduced in Central Hawke’s Bay from 2025

An important moment in Tamatea Central Hawke’s Bay’s history was marked today, with Central Hawke’s Bay District...

15 November 2023

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Keeping it Central #315

Residents in townships are encouraged get behind the CHB Foodbank Can Do Collection by placing non-perishable food...

15 November 2023

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Commercial Limited

Commercial Limited has applied for a renewal Off Licence for the Thirsty Liquor Waipawa. The primary business i...

14 November 2023

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Winning trifecta celebrates young success in Central Hawke’s Bay

For the third year running a successful collaboration between the Waipukurau Rotary Club and Mayors Taskforce for...

10 November 2023

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9 Nov 2023

Keeping it Central #314

Tune in to our Facebook live stream on Wednesday 15 November at 9am for the next Council meeting or watch via the...

7 November 2023

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Council seeks public feedback on proposed freedom camping bylaw

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed new bylaw, which aims to help manage...

6 November 2023

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MetService: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The Warning has now been lifted.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Central Hawke's Bay...

2 November 2023

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2 Nov 2023

Keeping it Central #313

It's Cemeteries and Crematoria Week highlighting the value of these special places and encouraging communities to...

1 November 2023

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Spring Fling dishes out welcomed boost

Central Hawke’s Bay has received a welcomed economic and morale boost post-Cyclone Gabrielle with its iconic...

1 November 2023

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Rattling the Chains - from Mayor Alex Walker

It’s clear that there is going to be a period of change and uncertainty as the new government forms and gets to...

26 October 2023

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Keeping it Central #312

We want your views on whether we should introduce a bylaw to help manage freedom camping and ensure everyone...

25 October 2023

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Keeping it Central #311

If you find yourself outside in the garden, take advantage of free green waste disposal this Saturday and Sunday.

19 October 2023

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2023 Hawke's Bay Anniversary and Labour Weekend hours

Here are the long weekend hours for Council services and facilities over the Hawke's Bay Anniversary and Labour...

18 October 2023

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Roaring Forties Limited

Roaring Forties Limited has applied for a renewal ON Licence for the The Civic Theatre, Latitude 40 South and...

12 October 2023

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Keeping it Central #310

If you’re dreaming of a sunny beach camping holiday at Pourerere this summer, remember to apply for your permit by...

11 October 2023

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Help us be better prepared for future emergency events!

4 October 2023

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Elm Bar Limited

Elm Bar Limited has applied for a New On Licence for the Elm Bar.

3 October 2023

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Woburn Homestead Limited

Woburn Homestead Limited has applied for a new ON licence for the Woburn Homestead Waipukurau.

2 October 2023

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HJ Liquor Limited

HK Liquor Limited has applied for a new OFF Licence for the Liquorland Waipukurau.

2 October 2023

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Gia Enterprises Limited

Gia Enterprises Limited has applied for a renewal OFF licence for Big Barrel Waipukurau.

2 October 2023

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Skyview Enterprises Limited

Skyview Enterprises Limited has applied for a renewal OFF licence for the Super Liquor Waipawa.

2 October 2023

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Central Hawke's Bay Rugby and Sports Club Incorporated

Central Hawke's Bay Rugby and Sports Club Inc has applied for a renewal Club Licence

2 October 2023

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Rattling the Chains - from Mayor Alex Walker

A decision regarding an important change for our district lies ahead of us, and I’m inviting everyone in Central...

28 September 2023

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28 Sept 2023

Keeping it Central #308

'Shop Local' in Waipawa and win! Make a purchase at any participating Waipawa retailer and go in the weekly draw...

27 September 2023

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Council welcomes funding to protect key water supply for Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council welcomes the Government announcement confirming $2.5 million of funding to...

22 September 2023

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Waka Kotahi UPDATE: Contractors get ready to install raised safety crossings in Waipawa

Waipawa’s safety improvement project is nearing its second stage.

21 September 2023

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21 Sept 2023

Keeping it Central #307

It's not too late to get involved in Clean Up Week. 'Adopt your part of the Bay' is running in Central Hawke's Bay...

20 September 2023

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Keeping it Central #306

Calling all tidy Kiwis to help keep our communities beautiful this Clean Up Week, starting on Saturday 16...

14 September 2023

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Planting the seeds of crop diversification

More healthy Hawke’s Bay salads and vegetables will be served up on the other side of the world thanks to a new...

14 September 2023

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Waka Kotahi UPDATE: Changes now in place to the detour while safety improvements are made to SH2 through Waipawa

Waka Kotahi has made some changes to traffic management on State Highway 2 in Waipawa to ensure parking outside...

13 September 2023

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Keeping it Central #305

Calling all tidy Kiwis to help keep our communities beautiful this Clean Up Week, starting on Saturday 16...

6 September 2023

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Waka Kotahi Media Release: Detours in place while safety improvements are made to SH2 through Waipawa

A detour will be in place from next week for motorists travelling north through Waipawa while raised safety...

4 September 2023

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31 Aug 2023

Keeping it Central #304

Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

31 August 2023

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Rotary

Recognizing Excellence: Open Nominations for Waipukurau Rotary Young Employee of the Year 2023

"Winning this award made me realize my potential and that my hard work is being noticed by those around me. My...

30 August 2023

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Introducing the Inaugural Youth Friendly Employer Award 2023: Recognizing Exemplary Commitment to Youth Development

As we step into the future, it is imperative for employers to not only offer attractive job opportunities but also...

30 August 2023

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Central Hawke's Bay: Ready for a fling with spring

Get ready to welcome the spirit of spring as the much-anticipated Spring Fling Festival kicks off in Central...

30 August 2023

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Central Hawke’s Bay champions and legends celebrated at Civic Awards Ceremony

Central Hawke’s Bay’s legends, Community Service champions and volunteer organisations were recognised in a...

25 August 2023

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Keeping it Central #303

Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

24 August 2023

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Where the rubber meets the road - Rattling the Chains 24 August 2023

Big issues play out in everyday lives at a local level. We’re seeing the effects of climate change alter lives and...

24 August 2023

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Waka Kotahi Media Release: SH50 Waipawa River Bridge connection restored

Regular users of State Highway 50 can breathe a little easier, with the Waipawa Bridge set to reopen to traffic...

23 August 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery Update - August

The second round of Central Hawke’s Bay’s Community Conversations began last week in Waipawa, and will continue ...

21 August 2023

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Applications to Mayoral Relief Fund to close 31 August 2023

Applications to the Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Relief Fund will close from 31 August 2023 and the remaining...

18 August 2023

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Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

16 August 2023

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2023 Trades Graduation & Awards

The graduation is hosted by Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker and sees the Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs partner...

15 August 2023

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Young Cafe Owner and New Central Hawke’s Bay Resident Forge Connection

Young entrepreneur Josh, the new owner of Goat Horn Cafe, has connected with Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay, to find...

14 August 2023

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Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

10 August 2023

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INZONE Career Coach Visit as part of Mayors Taskforce for Jobs Roadshow

Jobs in Central Hawkes Bay facilitated a visit to Central Hawkes Bay District College from the INZONE Career Coach...

10 August 2023

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Blooming delight: Central Hawke's Bay gears up for the enchanting Spring Fling Festival

Central Hawke’s Bay’s much-anticipated Spring Fling Festival makes a welcomed return from 2 September until 5...

7 August 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Councils finalise the terms of a cost-sharing agreement with the Government

A decision on how some of the most urgent cyclone recovery costs for Hawke’s Bay will be shared between central...

4 August 2023

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Civil Works Expo

On Thursday 27th July 2023 Central Hawke’s Bay hosted its first-ever Civil Works Expo, organized by Jobs in...

4 August 2023

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Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

3 August 2023

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Keeping you up to date with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay

27 July 2023

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Land categorisations continue to provide clarity for Hawke’s Bay communities

More than half of the residents located in provisional Category 2 and Category 3 areas across Hawke’s Bay have...

25 July 2023

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Waipawa areas released from Category 2C to Category 1

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is pleased to announce today that an area of Waipawa has been moved from Category...

10 July 2023

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Roading and weather update

Updated 8.00pm. The heavy rain warning has expired. However, there is still rain forecast through to early Tuesday...

9 July 2023

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Projects promising safer, healthier town centres on track for 2023

Projects to create a safer and more accessible main street in Waipawa as well as walking/cycling pathway...

7 July 2023

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Electrical fault at Waipukurau Wastewater Treatment Plant results in wastewater overflow

An electrical fault at the Waipukurau Wastewater Treatment Plant late last night, has caused an overflow of...

6 July 2023

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Council adopts Annual Plan, calls for sweeping changes to ‘unsustainable’ funding model

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Annual Plan 2023/24 has been adopted at an extraordinary Council meeting.

3 July 2023

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Boil Water Notice Lifted for Waipukurau

Great news Waipukurau, as at 3pm today (Wednesday June 28) the boil water notice for Waipukurau has been lifted.

28 June 2023

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Keeping it Central - Issue 295

Keeping it Central is a weekly issue keeping you in the know with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

You...

28 June 2023

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Weather Update: Sunday, 25 June

The Orange Rain Warning has now been lifted

25 June 2023

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Weather Update: Saturday, June 24

We still have an 'Orange Rain Warning'; rain is expected until midnight on Saturday. A Boil Water Notice has been...

23 June 2023

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Boil Water Notice Waipukurau only

Boil Water Notice is now in place for Waipukurau only, following the flooding event as a result of the turbidity...

23 June 2023

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Community engagement process underway following provisional land categorisation

A community engagement process involving Hawke’s Bay communities most impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle is now well...

22 June 2023

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Keeping it Central - Issue 294

Keeping it Central is a weekly issue keeping you in the know with what's happening in Central Hawke's Bay.

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22 June 2023

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Orange Rain Warning for Central Hawke's Bay

Metservice has issued an Orange Rain Warning for the district, from 9am today, until 12am Sunday 25 June.

22 June 2023

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Rattling the Chains - Pools and Pipes

Choices. How do we deal with our broadest responsibilities to community when financial circumstances push us to...

21 June 2023

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Waipawa River Advisory

Residents are advised to avoid walking dogs, fishing or swimming at Waipawa River downstream of SH2 Bridge...

9 June 2023

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Land categorisations provide clarity for communities across Hawke’s Bay

As leaders within Hawke’s Bay, we are pleased with today’s announcement of land categorisations which provide...

1 June 2023

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Govt to support councils with buyout and better protection of cyclone and flood affected properties

The Government will enter into a funding arrangement with councils in cyclone and flood affected regions to...

1 June 2023

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Council adopts new blueprint for district's future

A significant milestone in the planning and development of the proposed Central Hawke’s Bay District Plan wa...

25 May 2023

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Rattling the Chains - Teamwork required on Annual Plan reset

Last Thursday, Council adopted its draft Annual Plan 2023-24, and we’re now seeking feedback from the community...

24 May 2023

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Cyclone Disruption Inspires New Career Pathway

20yr old Olly approached the Jobs in Central Hawkes Bay team in the Mobile Employment Hub looking for work, he had...

23 May 2023

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Te Māhuri Aids Youth Employment

Karlos approached Jobs in Central Hawkes Bay looking to get into a mechanical trade. Aged just 15, he had already...

23 May 2023

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Council calls for feedback on Annual Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council today adopted its draft Annual Plan 2023-24 and is seeking feedback from the...

19 May 2023

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Visit Central Hawke's Bay Museum free for a year!

Central Hawke’s Bay Museum will open minds and its doors to everyone- with free entry for a year thanks to a...

16 May 2023

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Key Central Hawke’s Bay bridge reopens to trucks and other heavy vehicles

Trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles can now use Patangata Bridge again with the bridge reopening to vehicles up...

15 May 2023

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First edition of Central Hawke’s Bay cyclone locality recovery plan published

The first edition of Central Hawke's Bay's Cyclone Gabrielle locality recovery plan has been published today...

8 May 2023

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Hawke’s Bay Mayors Respond to Announcement of Categories

Government announcement of the categories under which cyclone-hit areas will be assessed for future use is another...

1 May 2023

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CHB Community Conversations

Rattling the Chains - Planning, priorities and pitching in

First up – thank you. Thank you to all those who came along to a local Community Conversation to talk Cyclone...

26 April 2023

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Community conversations start to shape local recovery plan

The first of nine Community Conversations across Central Hawke’s Bay kicked off this week, shaping local plans to...

6 April 2023

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Almonds a potential new crop for Hawke’s Bay

The Hawke’s Bay landscape could one day see almond trees popping up beside the apple trees and grapevines it’...

6 April 2023

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Nearly $150,000 distributed by Central Hawke's Bay Mayoral Relief Fund

The Central Hawke's Bay Mayoral Relief Fund has distributed nearly $150,000 to 112 Central Hawke’s Bay household...

3 April 2023

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Rattling the Chains - Local knowledge will map the course to recovery

The cyclone has passed, leaving destruction in its wake.

Now it’s time for a change of tack.

31 March 2023

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Funding to fast track roading repairs welcome as recovery planning begins

A $35.9 million funding package from Waka Kotahi will provide a much-needed kickstart to help repair Central...

22 March 2023

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Community voice critical to local recovery planning

Following the announcement of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Recovery Model, preparations to develop a Central Hawke’...

22 March 2023

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Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor: Local leadership to respond to different needs across the region

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker welcomes this week's announcement of the Regional Planning Framework for Te...

15 March 2023

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Drinking Water restored to Otāne and Waipawa

After 26 days of tankered, boiled or bottled water, residents in Otāne and Waipawa can safely drink from their...

11 March 2023

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Strength of our community shows

As I write this, there’s another thunderstorm watch in place for our region. After Cyclone Gabrielle brought...

3 March 2023

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Hawke’s Bay leaders unite for locally led Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

Hawke’s Bay Mayors, Regional Council Chair and Iwi leaders are united in their commitment to rebuilding a stronger...

1 March 2023

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Central Hawke's Bay Mayoral Relief Flood Response Fund opens

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker has today announced a Mayoral Relief Flood Response Fund, to help Central...

18 February 2023

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MSD Employment Workshop

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) are working together to reach more people...

7 February 2023

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Join the CHB Business Network

This is an initiative that empowers Central Hawke’s Bay Business to collaborate, innovate and grow with the...

7 February 2023

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Making local voice heard over the roar of reforms

We’ve seen huge growth, subdivision and development in Central Hawke’s Bay over the last five years. We’ve also...

2 February 2023

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Council mourns sudden loss of friend and colleague

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Recreational Services extend their deep sympathy to the family of the man...

27 January 2023

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Rattling the Chains - Serious Season’s Greetings

It’s Christmas! And we are all looking forward to a bit of summer holiday in some shape, despite the challenge...

16 December 2022

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Mayors vow to continue collaborating to achieve the best three waters outcomes for Hawke’s Bay

The Government’s plans for transferring responsibility for three waters services from councils
to four new...

14 December 2022

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Santa Brings Christmas Spirit By The Sleigh-Full!

Not long now until Santa’s sleigh is up, up and away toward Central Hawke’s Bay in time for the Community...

13 December 2022

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Work Ready Tamatea – A pathway to employment

On October the 25th Mayor Alex opened our pilot Work Ready Tamatea programme, working with nine young people on a...

6 December 2022

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Support for Business Supports Young Jobseeker.

Pure Sports turned one on the 22nd November. Under the ownership of Judy and Jared Hartstone for a whole year. Our...

6 December 2022

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Active transport funding for long-awaited footpaths in Otāne and Pōrangahau

New, active ways of getting around are on the way for Otāne and Pōrangahau. 

4 December 2022

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Jordon finds a pathway into Horticulture

Jordon has been on a journey of discovery over the past 10 months and now has found a place at Craigmore orchard. ...

3 December 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay proud to introduce White Ribbon Ambassadors

Central Hawke’s Bay has taken another significant step toward safer communities, with Mayor Alex Walker appointing...

28 November 2022

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Practical driving tests now available in Waipukurau

Central Hawke's Bay locals will be able to sit their practical driver licence test closer to home from next...

24 November 2022

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Funding to unlock land for new homes in Waipukurau

A long-held community vision for new homes in the heart of Central Hawke’s Bay will become reality through...

17 November 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay wins big at Heritage Awards

The efforts of those working hard to restore and keep the stories of Tamatea - Central Hawke’s Bay alive were...

14 November 2022

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Rattling the chains: Report from the Council table

In October, nine familiar faces took their seats again around the Council table. I’m one of that number. I’m...

14 November 2022

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Smiles celebrate success at Central Hawke’s Bay's double celebration Ceremony

Success was celebrated with beaming smiles as 20 local achievers took the stage for a Mayoral Graduation Ceremony...

8 November 2022

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Mayors hope Prime Minister’s comments signal Government will now consider the Hawke’s Bay solution for Three Waters Service Delivery

Hawke’s Bay’s Mayors say they are encouraged by the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday indicating Government i...

2 November 2022

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Retirement marks end of an era for Central Hawke’s Bay District Libraries

There have been many thousands of book covers scanned since Library Services Manager Sue Fargher began working for...

1 November 2022

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Council advises Waipawa River caution while repairs carried out

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are working closely with Te Whatu Ora Health Hawke’s Bay and Hawke’s Bay...

28 October 2022

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Wastewater decision a clear win for Takapau awa

Kāretu (scented grass) will again grow on the banks of the Mākāretu River following the granting of a 35-year...

20 October 2022

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Central Hawke's Bay man with cerebral palsy lands job operating diggers

When Riley Crump-Shrouder was 3 years old, his mum Michelle Crump was told to go wheelchair shopping.

The now...

17 October 2022

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Progress election results indicate all sitting Councillors have been returned

Progress results in the Local Government Elections 2022 indicate that Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will...

8 October 2022

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Road transformation goes to the heart of Central Hawke's Bay

A vital roading network that once could only be relied upon to flood during a Central Hawke’s Bay downpour ha...

3 October 2022

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New funding will unlock vision for local housing and property

Exploring options for town centre properties, and identifying ways to deliver better housing outcomes across the...

30 September 2022

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Central Hawke's Bay weather event damage: what we know

Our rural roading network has been severely damaged by heavy rainfall, strong winds and earthquake tremors over...

23 September 2022

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EIT celebrates 40th anniversary of Central Hawke's Bay Regional Learning Centre

EIT’s Central Hawke’s Bay Regional Learning Centre has this week celebrated 40 years of providing education and...

23 September 2022

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Rural residents urged to prepare for more slips

With a severe (orange) weather warning in place and heavy rain expected over at least the next 24 hours, Central...

22 September 2022

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On the road to a Waste Free CHB

Two busloads of dedicated litter pickers worked their magic along the state highway between Waipawa and Waipukurau...

19 September 2022

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2021 Young Employee of the Year Winner!

The Young Employee of the Year Award was not something I'd heard of prior to being nominated but it has played a...

13 September 2022

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SH2 between Waipawa and Waipukurau to be closed for clean up

State Highway 2 will be closed between Waipawa and Waipukurau on Sunday 18 September, from 8.30am to 2.30pm to...

6 September 2022

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Central Hawke's Bay selected for safer streets funding

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has been selected by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency as one of thirteen...

6 September 2022

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Do you employ Central Hawke’s Bays’ Young Employee of the Year?

Last year's Young Employee of the Year, Morgan Dysart (Pleroma Christian Supplies) says, “Winning this award...

1 September 2022

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2022 Trades Graduation

Congratulations on completing your training!
The graduation will be held at the Waipawa Municipal Theatre, 6pm...

29 August 2022

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Mushroom company move an opportunity for Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council looks forward to Te Mata Mushrooms’ relocation of some of its facility from...

29 August 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay Environmental Advancement Scholarship

Beca and Lowe Environmental Impact offer a programme of support to the Central Hawke’s Bay Community, with a focu...

26 August 2022

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Landmark environmental triumph for Central Hawke's Bay

A significant environmental milestone will be achieved this month for Central Hawke’s Bay when Otāne’s wastewater...

26 August 2022

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A Career Pathway in 3 Waters

“This is a great starting point as the contract covers all three areas of water – drinking water, wastewater and...

23 August 2022

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Pōrangahau Road Water Upgrade Project Keeps Momentum on Upgrades Going

Work began last week on the first stage of a major water pipeline upgrade on Pōrangahau Road in Waipukurau –...

17 August 2022

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Mayor and four Councillors return, Ruataniwha ward to be contested

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is welcoming back their Mayor and four sitting Councillors, while a contest...

12 August 2022

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Spring Fling Puts Central Hawke’s Bay on Display

Begin a love affair with Central Hawke’s Bay at this year’s Spring Fling - featuring 17 stunning events showcasing...

12 August 2022

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Civic Awards Ceremony Honours Community Legends

Not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they’re the quiet achievers working tirelessly behind the scenes; it is these...

12 August 2022

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Cabinet Art for Central Hawke’s Bay

Cabinet art is coming to Central Hawke’s Bay and now is the time for artists to get designing.

5 August 2022

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Spotlight on local roading issues after storms

New Zealand has seen one of its wettest Julys on record, with a ‘freight train of low pressure’ delivering...

3 August 2022

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Meet Kelly Burgess, Stantec

This month we meet Kelly Burgess from the Project Management Team at Stantec.

27 July 2022

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Central Hawke's Bay employment project connects with Excellence

A Central Hawke’s Bay District Council employment project has been recognised nationally for its success in...

22 July 2022

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Three key opportunities identified by Council's Chief Executive

Partnership with Māori, reimagining local government, and focused leadership through unprecedented change: these...

20 July 2022

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Councils give Parliament thumbs down on Government’s Three Waters Reforms

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils have been unequivocal in rejecting Government’s three waters reforms in their submission to...

19 July 2022

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Growing Great Entrepreneurs - Success for Melisa Marfell

Melissa said participating in GGE helped to build her confidence in her ability to run a business and found it to...

15 July 2022

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Riding the storm - we've done it before, we'll do it again

Brad Olsen, one of New Zealand’s most prominent economic commentators, told Central Hawke’s Bay business and...

15 July 2022

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The Clock Shop a silver lining for Virginia

When she discovered Virginia’s Plan A had been disrupted, she began helping her work towards a Plan B.

12 July 2022

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The devil’s in the Three Waters Reform details, says Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Serious concerns that local representation and accountability will be limited by Three Waters legislation were...

7 July 2022

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Ngā Ara Tipuna brings to life the stories of Tamatea

Learnings from the past, appreciation of the present, and hope for the future; all these are evoked by Ngā Ara...

1 July 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay projects star in Matariki tourism funding announcement

A cash injection from the New Zealand Tourism Infrastructure Fund totalling $738,057 will provide much-needed...

28 June 2022

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Have your say on the future of Waipawa's main street

Waipawa’s main street (State Highway 2) is an important and busy thoroughfare in Central Hawke’s Bay, and we want...

16 June 2022

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Public information campaign encourages Hawke’s Bay people to have their say on Government’s three waters reforms

Councils from across the region have joined forces to launch an unprecedented public information campaign...

10 June 2022

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Supporting school leavers to THRIVE!

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay endeavours to connect with all students in Central Hawke’s Bay aged 16-18 while they...

2 June 2022

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Work placement leads to permanent position

Yani has proved to be an asset to the team and has been offered a full-time position as an AML and Office...

2 June 2022

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Apprentice Support Workshops gain national interest.

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay facilitate a weekly Apprentice Support Workshop at Te Huinga Wai – the Knowledge ...

1 June 2022

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Beaches and trails no obstacles to all-terrain wheelchair

Central Hawke's Bay residents living with disabilities can now more easily access local beaches and walking track...

1 June 2022

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Putting people at the heart of Waipawa’s main street

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council will work with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and our community to develop...

10 May 2022

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QV revaluations have major impact on rates - Urban properties bear the brunt of rates rises

The huge variations in property value increases in Central Hawke’s Bay will have a major impact on how rate...

10 May 2022

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Public feedback invited for milestone Pōrangahau wastewater consents

Marking a significant milestone in Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s wastewater strategy, Hawke’s Bay...

14 April 2022

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Developing talent pays off with appointment of new Chief Executive for Central Hawke’s Bay

Developing talent within Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is paying off, with Mayor Alex Walker today...

14 April 2022

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Staying focussed on critical infrastructure need - Council adopts Annual Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council last week confirmed its annual budget for 2022/23, consistent with what wa...

12 April 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay CE farewells and reflects on significant journey

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Chief Executive Monique Davidson has this week been farewelled by elected...

8 April 2022

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Meet Hamish Lowe from Lowe Environmental Impact

We chat with Hamish Lowe, Principal Environmental Scientist at Lowe Environment Impact (LEI).

1 April 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay faces long weekend ahead, as flooding event continues to impact residents

It’s a long weekend ahead for Central Hawke’s Bay residents, contractors, community organisations and council...

25 March 2022

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Central Hawke's Bay residents urged to act with caution and keep up to date

With over half of Central Hawke’s Bay residents soon needing to boil their drinking water and further rain and...

25 March 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council activate EOC in response to weather event

In response to the significant heavy rainfall across the district, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council ha...

24 March 2022

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Economic growth tells compelling story for Central Hawke’s Bay

Despite the double blow of sustained drought over two summers and the on-going impacts of COVID-19, the Central...

18 March 2022

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Congratulations Growing Great Entrepreneurs recent Graduates

“GGE course has been fantastic for entrepreneurs like myself, covering every aspect of starting and maintaining a...

16 March 2022

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Annual Plan challenges for Central Hawke’s Bay

The annual budget and rates strike for 2022/23 for Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are on-track with what wa...

16 March 2022

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Hearings for Central Hawke’s Bay District Plan underway

The next phase in the development of the new District Plan for Central Hawke’s Bay is underway, following...

15 March 2022

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Councils underwhelmed by Three Waters Working Group recommendations

Proposed changes to Three Waters reforms don’t go far enough for Hawke’s Bay Mayors

9 March 2022

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Retention of recycling services to boost Districts Waste Free CHB efforts

Efforts to make Central Hawke’s Bay waste free are taking another step forward, with Central Hawke’s Bay...

9 March 2022

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Councils hope Working Group has listened on Three Waters Reforms

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils are eagerly awaiting next week’s recommendations from a government-appointed working group...

4 March 2022

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Council proactively confirming cause of Waipukurau Wastewater overflow

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are working closely alongside the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and...

1 March 2022

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Second Hand Sunday - that's a wrap!

Central Hawke’s Bay took another step towards achieving its target of decreasing waste to land fill, after thi...

1 March 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council prepares for the impacts of Omicron

As the country moves to phase three of the red light setting of the Governments COVID-19 Protection Framework...

25 February 2022

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Meet Ben Swinburne, Project Manager at CHBDC

We chatted to Ben Swinburne, Project Manager at CHBDC for the Big Wastewater Story.

24 February 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay buzzing from Art Deco Farmers Market

Art Deco was alive in Central Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 19 February for the Districts inaugural Farmers Market.

23 February 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay’s Second Hand Sunday breaks record

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has received record registrations for this year’s Second Hand Sunday, a...

22 February 2022

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Meet Campbell Young, Contracts Manager

We chatted to Campbell Young, Contracts Manager at Stantec.

21 February 2022

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council launches search for new CEO

Recruitment for the next Central Hawke’s Bay District Council CEO formally began this week after Mayor Walker and...

18 February 2022

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COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Central Hawke's Bay

A COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Central Hawke’s Bay.

14 February 2022

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Independent Report confirms Council a standout example of Local Government

Central Hawke’s Bay is well on track for a thriving future, after Central Hawke’s Bay District Council ha...

14 February 2022

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Te Māhuri – Paid Work Experience

Te Māhuri is a paid work experience programme designed to support young jobseekers into employment pathways they...

12 January 2022

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Water a Hot Topic as the Summer Weather Heats Up

With summer now officially underway and the weather heating up, residents of Central Hawke’s Bay are asked to...

22 December 2021

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Have your say: Planning for the reserves, beaches and places we love in Central Hawke’s Bay

This summer while you’re out enjoying the best of Central Hawke’s Bay, we’re asking you to think ahead to how we...

22 December 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay CEO to Return Home

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker has today announced Chief Executive Monique Davidson will be leaving the...

21 December 2021

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INZONE Inspires Futures

The INZONE career coach is a high-tech interactive touch screen resource that uses career kiosks to enable...

14 December 2021

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Kairakau Road Re-open: One Lane Access to Through-Traffic a Week Earlier Than Scheduled

Kairakau Road is now open to one lane a full week earlier than scheduled, after Central Hawke’s Bay District...

14 December 2021

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New regional development agency gets the green light

The region’s five councils have unanimously agreed to support the establishment of a new regional development...

10 December 2021

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Christmas has Arrived in Central Hawke's Bay!

The Christmas spirit is set to be alive and well in Central Hawke’s Bay with free activities and late-night...

2 December 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Prepared to Go Orange Under New COVID-19 Protection Framework

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is planning what the orange level of the new COVID-19 Protection Framework...

1 December 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s 'Facing the Facts' Awarded Highly Commended in National Competition

The results of the 2021 Taituarā Great Consultation Document Competition are in and Central Hawke’s Bay District...

26 November 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Rangatahi ‘Have a Go!’ with Civil Infrastructure

Russell Park was a buzz of activity on Friday 19th November as close to 80 Year 10 students from Central Hawke’...

24 November 2021

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C'mon Central Hawke's Bay - this week is our shot for summer!

With less than four weeks until Christmas and the spread of COVID-19 increasing throughout the country – a...

22 November 2021

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Access Through Kairakau Road a Top Priority in the Lead Up to Summer

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is making progress toward rebuilding a section of Kairakau Road, which ha...

19 November 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Prepared to Respond as COVID-19 Detected in Neighbouring District

Central Hawke’s Bay Mayor Alex Walker asks the community to remain vigilant and confident, following the news that...

15 November 2021

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Joint Celebration of Ongoing Learning at Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Graduation Ceremony

Central Hawke’s Bay graduates were acknowledged at the annual Central Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Graduation Ceremony on...

12 November 2021

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Progress Made in Planning for Short and Long Term Solutions to the Safe Reopen and Repair of Kairakau Road

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has established the best and most efficient short term solution for the safe...

10 November 2021

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Short and Long Term Solutions Sought to Safely Reopen and Repair Kairakau Road

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is urgently working to find the best possible short and long term solution to...

8 November 2021

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INZONE Career Coach visits Central Hawke’s Bay

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay team hosted the INZONE career coach at Te Huinga Wai, the Knowledge and Learning Hub...

6 November 2021

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Introducing our Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay Business Connector

Melissa Wiggins is our newly appointed Business Connector and her role will enable local businesses to be...

1 November 2021

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Councils shocked Government is pushing through Three Waters Reforms

Community concerns have been ignored, local decision-making will be lost

28 October 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council appalled with removal of local decisions for Three Waters Reform

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is appalled with today’s announcement made by Central Government regarding...

27 October 2021

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Central Hawke's Bay Backing Clean Up Week

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is calling on all tidy Kiwis to participate in the annual Keep New Zealand...

26 October 2021

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Drive-Through Vaccination Centre for Central Hawke's Bay this Saturday

Following the success of last week’s Super Saturday Vaccination Drive, a follow up clinic has been planned for...

26 October 2021

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Countdown to Super Saturday as Hawke’s Bay surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines

Hawke’s Bay has surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines given as the region gears up for Super Saturday.

14 October 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council and Sport Hawke’s Bay Launch Waka Tākaro

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has partnered with Sport Hawke’s Bay to launch the Waka Tākaro Central...

14 October 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council celebrates completion of leachate to landfill project

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council reached a proud environmental milestone this week with the completion of the...

14 October 2021

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A statement from the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council on its decision not to take legal action regarding the strengthening of the Waipukurau Centennial Library and the Waipukurau Memorial Hall

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has decided not to pursue legal action against any individuals or...

11 October 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council celebrates completion of leachate to landfill project

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council reached a proud environmental milestone this week with the completion of the...

11 October 2021

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Planning Process Up To Further Submissions Stage

The next stage in the process of formulating a new District Plan for Central Hawke’s Bay starts on Monday, 11...

11 October 2021

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Councils favour Hawke’s Bay alternative to Government’s three waters reform proposal

Hawke’s Bay’s Councils favour a local alternative to the Government’s proposal to transfer Hawke’s Bay’s three...

2 October 2021

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Small Council dealing with Big Growth

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has just adopted their 2020-2021 Annual Report showing an operating surplu...

28 September 2021

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Investment in Central Hawke’s Bay’s roads confirmed

Investment in Central Hawke’s Bay’s 1265km transport network for the next three years has been confirmed by Waka...

28 September 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Reflects on a Busy Twelve Months under Project to Upgrade Essential Transport Link

With strengthening work at Wallingford Bridge nearing completion, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council looks back...

28 September 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay’s Knowledge and Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai, Opens Its Doors

Central Hawke’s Bay’s highly anticipated Knowledge and Learning Hub - Te Huinga Wai, opened its doors to the...

28 September 2021

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Council's Everyday COVID Warriors: Solid Waste Team

They are the everyday warriors bringing a little normalcy to life in COVID times - follow our mini-series to...

16 September 2021

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Digital Hub Renamed Ahead of Opening on 27 September

The Central Hawke’s Bay Regional Digital Hub has a new name to reflect its local purpose, as the facility prepare...

9 September 2021

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Drive-through mass vaccination clinics in CHB this Friday and Saturday

Two drive-through mass vaccination clinics will be available in Waipukurau on Fri and Sat (10 and 11 September...

9 September 2021

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A Message from Mayor Alex - Level 2

As we move toward the new norm of life in Level 2 this week, let’s focus on supporting local, as businesses begin...

8 September 2021

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Update to Central Hawke's Bay Community: Many Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Services to Resume in COVID-19 Level 2

Following the Government’s decision to drop down to COVID-19 Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday September 7...

7 September 2021

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Council's Everyday COVID Warriors: Older Persons Network

They are the everyday warriors bringing a little normalcy to life in COVID times - follow our mini-series to...

6 September 2021

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A Message from Mayor Alex - Level 3

With the move to Lockdown Level 3, there’s a little more certainty for us in Central Hawke’s Bay this week, and a...

1 September 2021

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Councils not convinced Government’s three waters reform proposal is right for Hawke’s Bay

Local Government leaders and iwi representatives are not convinced Government’s proposal for three waters service...

20 August 2021

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Major Tukituki Trail Extension on Track for September Opening

Major upgrades to Central Hawke’s Bay’s Tukituki Trail network are on track to open in September with new...

20 August 2021

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A COVID-19 Message From Mayor Alex Walker

By now, you will all have caught up on the big news, that New Zealand is once again diving with great uncertainty...

18 August 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Community Encouraged to Be Kind, Stay Home in Lockdown Level 4

It’s a message of stay home, stay safe and reach out to check on vulnerable friends, family and neighbours a...

18 August 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Summer Hot Spots get Funding for Facility Upgrades

A cash injection from the New Zealand Tourism Infrastructure Fund totalling $613,440, will provide much-needed...

13 August 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Deeply Saddened to Share Passing of Former Councillor Brian Gibbs

The passing of long-serving former Councillor Brian Gibbs, will leave a hole in the Central Hawke’s Bay...

13 August 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Heroes Celebrated at Annual Civic Award Ceremony

The spotlight shone bright on Central Hawke’s Bay’s community legends, quiet achievers and committed volunteer...

6 August 2021

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Meet Rachael Shaw, Beca

We meet Rachael Shaw from Beca. Design Engineer and Technical Director for Wastewater

1 August 2021

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Changes to recycling services for a Waste Free CHB

Solid waste services in Central Hawke’s Bay are changing to meet the District’s desire for a thriving and Waste...

19 July 2021

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PGF funding fast-tracks key Library service for CHB community

A new Regional Digital Hub will fast-track the reinstatement of Waipukurau Library services to the Central Hawke’...

15 July 2021

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Meet Catherine Capio, Stantec

We meet #PorangahuWimbledonRd team member Catherine Capio from Stantec.

2 July 2021

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Toby the Tractor retires from Nelly Jull Park

It was back to the farm and a quiet retirement for Toby the Tractor today, after years of dedicated service at...

1 July 2021

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Ngā Ara Tipuna milestone

Ngā Ara Tipuna is reaching a huge milestone this week, with the beautifully crafted pieces that will bring the...

1 July 2021

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Celebrating one year of Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay

A bright blue caravan was the start of something great for Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay, which launched in July...

30 June 2021

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Collaboration = Success

The Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay team has maintained a strong working relationship with many Central Hawke’s Bay...

29 June 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay makes bold decision Facing up to the Facts in 2021- 2031 Long Term Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is backing significant investment in their core infrastructure with the...

18 June 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Community responds to Waipawa Main Street Fire

A devastating fire that destroyed the Four Square in Waipawa’s main street on Sunday, is bringing the Central...

4 June 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay Proposed District Plan Notified

With unprecedented growth and subdivision, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has today taken an important step...

27 May 2021

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Changes to the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Water Supply and Stormwater Bylaws puts water conservation at the forefront

On 13 May 2021, Council made the decision to formally adopt with immediate effect, the Proposed Three Water...

25 May 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Plan hits significant milestone

A decision on notifying Central Hawke’s Bay’s Proposed District Plan for public submissions will be made by...

24 May 2021

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Meet Ben Severinsen, Project Officer - Central Hawke's Bay District Council

We meet Ben Severinsen, Project Officer at the Central Hawke's Bay District Council

18 May 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council One Step Closer to a Waste Free CHB

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council are moving forward with a plan to future proof solid waste services in the...

14 May 2021

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Council Confirms Wastewater Investment for the Future

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council yesterday confirmed $68.5 million of investment in its wastewater treatment...

14 May 2021

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Council Faces Facts to Secure a Thriving Future for Central Hawke’s Bay

Council and the Central Hawke’s Bay community faced the facts yesterday to confirm a thriving future for the...

14 May 2021

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Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay Opens Career Paths for Local Students

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council was a hive of activity as 12 high school students spent the day learning...

14 May 2021

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Supporting our local Tradies

Since commencing the Apprentice Support Workshops in April 2021 we have had three successful workshops with over...

13 May 2021

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Growing Great Entrepreneurs in Central Hawke’s Bay

Our second Growing Great Entrepreneurs programme run in partnership with Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce completed...

12 May 2021

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Meet Ofori Ansu-Gyeabour, Project Delivery Lead - Transport at Stantec

We meet Ofori Ansu-Gyeabour, the Project Delivery Lead - Transport at Stantec, Council's engineering consultants.

11 May 2021

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Councillors Face Decisions That Determine Central Hawke’s Bays Future

Council elected members have ‘faced the facts’, and now they prepare to face key decisions that will shape the...

11 May 2021

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Sustainable Ewe to receive $10,000 from CHB District Council Environmental and Sustainability Committee

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Environmental and Sustainability Fund will grant up to $10,000 for a sign...

7 May 2021

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Ngā Ara Tipuna coming to life

The harvesting of about 350 kānuka poles that will become an imposing 40-metre long palisade at a key Ngā Ara...

7 May 2021

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PGF Funded Regional Digital Business Hub to Open July, 2021

The Central Hawke’s Bay community can shortly plug in to a host of new library, educational, community and digital...

5 May 2021

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Meet John Crawford - Wastewater Process Engineer, BECA

We meet John Crawford, a Wastewater Process Engineer at BECA, one of Council's expert consultants.

3 May 2021

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Prime Minister commends Council for proactive leadership

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commended Central Hawke’s Bay District Council today for the critical role it had in...

22 April 2021

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Connecting the dots

Local forestry business, HB Treeworks, finds a great match through Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay employment...

15 April 2021

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Facing the Facts- LTP 2021-2031

Council LTP Deliberations meeting on Thursday 13 May 2021 at 9am will be livestreamed to the public via Facebook...

6 April 2021

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Housing crisis ‘not just a city problem’ as pressures spill over into rural New Zealand

Mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay Alex Walker, says New Zealand’s housing crisis ‘isn’t just a city problem’ as housing...

24 March 2021

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Last chance for residents to have their say on proposed Long Term Plan 2021-2031

The countdown is on and residents in Central Hawke’s Bay are being urged to get their submissions in and to have...

24 March 2021

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Livestream Q&A will answer community questions on proposed Long Term Plan

Central Hawke’s Bay residents will have an opportunity to ask the council’s Mayor and Chief Executive their...

16 March 2021

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Collaboration at its finest

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay have been working alongside major contractors who will be completing work on Council...

12 March 2021

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Business connector - BA5

The Business After 5 initiative has been revived with the support of Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay, providing a...

11 March 2021

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Council opens doors to facilities and landfill as part of its proposed Long Term Plan engagement

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is opening the doors to its landfill and three waters facilities including...

9 March 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay coastal areas evacuate in response to tsunami threat

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council would like to thank the coastal communities and networks of Central Hawke’...

5 March 2021

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Time to ‘face the facts’ as residents asked for views on Central Hawke’s Bay’s proposed Long Term Plan

Mayor of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council says ‘it’s time to face the facts’, as the council takes it...

1 March 2021

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Celebrating 50 Youth/COVID displaced jobseekers into sustainable training and employment.

Jobs in Central Hawke’s Bay – Turanga Mahi ki Tamatea are proud to celebrate our 50th Youth/COVID displaced...

26 February 2021

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Facing the facts – community consultation on the Council's proposed Long Term Plan opens next week

Residents will have a chance to read and comment on draft proposals in Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s Long...

25 February 2021

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Meet Josh Paku, Senior Contract Manager at Russell Roads

We meet Josh Paku the Senior Contract Manager at Russell Roads, our contractors on some of the projects across the...

18 February 2021

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How should industry pay to dispose trade waste into the district wastewater network?

Communities in Central Hawke’s Bay will have an opportunity to have their say on the way businesses and industry...

16 February 2021

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Meet Grant Maxwell, NZ Geotechnical & Structural Discipline Leader at Stantec

We meet Meet Grant Maxwell, NZ Geotechnical & Structural Discipline Leader at Stantec, our engineers on the...

11 February 2021

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Councillors agree it’s time to ‘face the facts’ and seek community input on Long Term Plan proposals

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has given the go ahead to seek community input on the development of the...

11 February 2021

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New Waipukurau Regional Digital Business Hub soon to be home for Waipukurau Library Services

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is set to open a new Regional Digital Business Hub, while at the same time...

9 February 2021

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Councillors ready to ‘face the facts’ to secure a thriving future for Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council elected members are preparing to ‘face the facts’ as they meet next week to...

5 February 2021

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Meet Andrew Quigley, Principal Engineer – Transportation at Stantec

We meet Andrew Quigley, Principal Engineer – Transportation at Stantec, the Engineers on the PGF Porangahau...

4 February 2021

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Kerbside recycling in CHB and navigating the International Markets

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is encouraging residents to visit www.chbdc.govt.nz/waste-free-chb/ to find...

27 January 2021

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Partnership approach sees Te Taiwhenua ō Tamatea secure close to $900,000 for the restoration of five marae in Tamatea – Central Hawke’s Bay

Five marae in Tamatea - Central Hawke’s Bay, will share in $887,291 of central government funding from the...

18 January 2021

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Central Hawke’s Bay enjoy the festive season at the 2020 Community Christmas Celebration

On Friday December 18, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council were thrilled to host the 2020 Central Hawke's Bay...

21 December 2020

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Students get taste of picking

Every day morethan 40 students from Central Hawke’s Bay are travelling to Hastings to pick blueberries for a...

19 December 2020

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Saving H2O is the way to go!

Central Hawke’s Bay residents are encouraged to consider their home water usage during the summer months.

17 December 2020

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Review signals change in Hawke’s Bay’s economic development landscape

Hawke’s Bay councils agree transformative change is needed in how the region supports business and industry...

17 December 2020

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Meet Darren de Klerk - Director of Projects and Programmes, Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Meet Darren de Klerk, Director of Projects and Programmes at the Central Hawke's Bay District Council and...

10 December 2020

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Tukituki Trails extension kicks off and creates local jobs

Works to extend Central Hawke’s Bay’s (CHB) Tukituki Trails cycling and walking network kicked off today...

10 December 2020

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MTFJ Life Coaching Pilot

Through the Mobile Employment Hub, the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) identified that some Youth in our...

3 December 2020

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Green light for Hawke’s Bay councils’ government funded three waters projects

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

30 November 2020

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Central Government Funding Accelerates Wastewater Investment in Central Hawke’s Bay

Investment in Central Hawke’s Bay’s wastewater has been accelerated today, with Council approving the completion...

18 November 2020

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‘Facing our future’ – Draft Long Term Plan proposes to address historical infrastructure underinvestment

‘Facing our future’ and addressing historical underinvestment in core infrastructure is proposed to remain the...

18 November 2020

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2020 Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Celebration

This year, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is excited to host the 2020 Central Hawke’s Bay Community...

17 November 2020

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Orange or Green, What Does It Mean? New Rubbish and Recycling Days for Waipukurau

A spike in kerbside recycling uptake has prompted Central Hawke’s Bay District Council to make a change to their...

6 November 2020

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Revenue and Financing Policy Update

In preparation for the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan – Our Thriving Future, the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council...

30 October 2020

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CHB Careers Expo

On Thursday 15 October 2020 the Mayor’s Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) in partnership with the Central Hawke’s Bay...

22 October 2020

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Pip Burne Declared as Council Representative for the Ruataniwha Ward in Central Hawke’s Bay

Final votes in the Ruataniwha Ward by-election 2020 have been counted and Pip Burne has been declared as the...

21 October 2020

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Progress results indicate Pip Burne will represent the Ruataniwha Ward in Central Hawke’s Bay

Early results in for the Central Hawke’s Bay Ruataniwha Ward by-election 2020 indicate Pip Burne has been chosen...

16 October 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay Plastic Recycling to Align with International Regulations

Central Hawke’s Bay’s residents are asked to take note of significant changes to plastic disposal scheduled to...

14 October 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Endorse Wastewater Strategy

The Big Wastewater Story, Central Hawke’s Bay’s major infrastructure project to secure the future of the...

9 October 2020

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Council Moves to Next Stage of Securing Greater Resilience of Water Supply for Waipukurau

Greater resilience of water supply to Central Hawke’s Bay’s main urban centre has moved one step closer today...

8 October 2020

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Ruataniwha Ward By-Election – Have you voted?

With just over one week left to vote, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Chief Executive Monique Davidson...

8 October 2020

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High Tea to Celebrate International Day of the Older Person in Central Hawke’s Bay

A very special high tea was held at the Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre last week, with over 50 of the...

5 October 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Adopts 2019 / 2020 Annual Report

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s newly adopted Annual Report for 2019/2020 reflects on the progress Council...

2 October 2020

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Story from the ground

Cleveland recommends the EIT Pre-Employment Course to those looking for employment. The EIT Course takes you...

1 October 2020

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Central Hawke’s Bay Outstanding Citizens and Heroes Honoured at Annual Civic Awards Ceremony

Rousing applause, cheers and joy filled the Central Hawke’s Bay Municipal Theatre last night as over 150 local...

30 September 2020

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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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Council confirms that continued growth and positivity on the horizon for a Thriving Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council formally adopted its demographic and economic growth projections and a...

30 July 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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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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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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Civil Works Happening On High Street Waipawa

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

30 June 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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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Council Services - Queens Birthday Holiday 2019

Council services and facilities hours for Queens Birthday

30 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Temporary Road Closure

For the purpose of a motor sport event.

12 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Free Composting Workshop

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

12 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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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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Public Notice: Driver and Vehicle Licensing

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

1 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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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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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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Your Rates at Work & The Big Water Story Update

Information about your rates and #theBIGwaterstory Update

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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CHBDC Christmas Coastal Newletter Summer 2019

Summer in CHB

24 December 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Representation Arrangements for the 2019 Local Elections

Final proposal for the representation arrangements for 2019 local elections

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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