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Rural Advisory Group Broadens Drought Relief Fund Criteria

The Hawke’s Bay Rural Advisory Group has broadened the eligibility criteria of the regional drought relief fund to support more farmers. Lochie MacGillivray, co-chair of...

Government Announces Allocation of Three Waters Funds for Councils

The Government has today set out the regional allocations of the $761 million Three Waters stimulus and reform funding for councils announced by Prime...

Conditional land deal for Foodeast signed

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and purchase agreement for land at the...

Creative Communities Funding Application Round Opens

Calling all creatives in Hastings - applications for the next Creative Communities Scheme open on August 3. Funded by Creative New Zealand, the aim is...

Progress on Community Safety Improvements for Waipatu

Last week community members, Hastings district councillors and council staff gathered at Ellwood Function Centre to nut out some details of a plan for...

Council Mindful of COVID-19 Impact when Adopting Annual Plan

In May this year, council voted to consult with the community on a 1.9 per cent increase in budgeted rate revenue, a reduction from...

Regional Council Delighted with Government’s $20 million Investment in Whakatu Inland Port

The Regional Council is delighted with the Government’s announcement to invest $20 million to develop a new 12ha inland port at Whakatu in the...

Regional Council Advised to Investigate Freshwater Storage Sites in Heretaunga

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council looks set to begin actively investigating freshwater storage sites in the Heretaunga rohe to provide for the region’s current...

New Report Highlights Significant Economic Impact of Climate Change in Hawke’s Bay

A ‘do nothing’ approach to water security under climate change could see the primary sector in parts of Hawke’s Bay significantly impacted and some...