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New Regional Council Directors Appointed to Investment Company Board

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed three of its councillors to its Investment Company Board. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd)...

$1.55m Support for Hawke’s Bay Three Waters Services Review

The Government is pleased to announce a $1.55 million funding contribution to assist Hawke’s Bay investigate voluntary changes to the region’s three waters service...

HBRC Innovative 3D Aquifer Mapping Project Takes Off

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s ambitious project to get the clearest picture yet of the region’s freshwater supply has taken flight. A helicopter towing the...

Log Trains to Begin on Wairoa-Napier Line

Log trains are about to start running between Wairoa and Napier following Provincial Growth Fund investment to reopen the rail line, Regional Economic Development...

Higher Airfares and Rents Boost Inflation

The consumers' price index (CPI) rose 0.5 percent in the December 2019 quarter due to rising prices for both international and domestic airfares, rent,...

Wairoa gets up to $6.1m to Rebuild Heart of CBD

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing up to $6.1 million to revitalise business and tourism opportunities in Wairoa, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher...

PART ONE. How to be Environmentally Sustainable – Way to Cut Waste

Environmentally sustainable businesses are often more efficient and have lower operational costs than those who aren’t. They also tend to achieve a better bottom...

PGF to fund Waipukurau Cultural Development and Tourism

The Ngā Ara Tipuna -  Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project will receive $2.798 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to create an authentic cultural tourism experience,...

December sales dip after strong November

Retail sales retreated in December 2019, with less spent on long-lasting goods such as furniture, hardware, and appliances, after a very strong November, Stats...