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Funding boosts for riverbank restoration and airport runway extension

Funding boosts for riverbank restoration and airport runway extension

Resilience and remediation are the foundations of three local projects - each worth over a million dollars...

21 September 2023

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Gaiety Rewind

Gaiety Rewind

Have you checked out the Gaiety Theatre rewind? Every Sunday at 2pm...

21 September 2023

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Shakeout 2023

Shakeout 2023

Being prepared is the best way to plan for an emergency. New Zealand ShakeOut is the national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi planned...

18 September 2023

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Funding boosts for riverbank restoration and airport runway extension

Funding boosts for riverbank restoration and airport runway extension

Resilience and remediation are the foundations of three local projects - each worth over a million d...

21 September 2023

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Gaiety Rewind

Gaiety Rewind

Have you checked out the Gaiety Theatre rewind? Every Sunday at 2pm...

21 September 2023

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Shakeout 2023

Shakeout 2023

Being prepared is the best way to plan for an emergency. New Zealand ShakeOut is the national ear...

18 September 2023

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Red Cross to the rescue

Red Cross to the rescue

A passionate plea on behalf of local flood-affected pet owners has seen the New Zealand Red Cross co...

16 September 2023

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Tourism funding sees Council flush

Tourism funding sees Council flush

A North Clyde reserve area is set to get a boost with new toilets, seating and a facelift...

16 September 2023

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Wairoa’s water is safe to drink

Wairoa’s water is safe to drink

Wairoa’s town supply water is safe to drink, despite some reports of the water tasting ‘earthy...

14 September 2023

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Concrete pour complete at Glenbrook

Concrete pour complete at Glenbrook

The Glenbrook river crossing at Waikare could be open to light vehicles later this week...

13 September 2023

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New small used battery drop-off launched

New small used battery drop-off launched

Wairoa District Council’s waste minimisation team is charging ahead with a new and free small-used...

11 September 2023

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Clean-up Wairoa

Clean-up Wairoa

The Wairoa District Council is getting behind Clean-Up New Zealand Week and the community with a ser...

11 September 2023

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Boil water notice remains in place for Māhanga

Boil water notice remains in place for Māhanga

The Māhanga water supply remains a supplementary supply with a boil water notice in place – despi...

7 September 2023

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A swinging success

A swinging success

The community of Mahia is set to get an upgraded playground at Mahia Beach and a new multi-sports co...

6 September 2023

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Community support needed to keep the district tidy

Community support needed to keep the district tidy

Council is working hard to clean up the district in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, but it needs...

6 September 2023

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Main Street Winter’s corner development is moving ahead

Main Street Winter’s corner development is moving ahead

The prominent main street Winter’s building site is set to be transformed into Wairoa’s tourism ...

4 September 2023

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Sprucing up parks and reserves

Sprucing up parks and reserves

Getting Wairoa’s parks and reserves back into a usable state is Council’s aim...

4 September 2023

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Stepping up with transport alternatives

Stepping up with transport alternatives

Growing cycling and walking in town is becoming a step closer. Last year, Wairoa District Council...

25 August 2023

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Mammoth under-house silt removal programme

Mammoth under-house silt removal programme

A mammoth effort has seen silt removed from under 125 local homes. Clearing silt from under house...

25 August 2023

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Flood-mitigation options

Flood-mitigation options

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is focused on developing flood resilience options...

23 August 2023

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Fund for commercial entities removing silt and debris closing soon

Fund for commercial entities removing silt and debris closing soon

Applications close on 31 August for commercial entities to access Government funding to recover some...

23 August 2023

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Beach debris clean-up well underway

Beach debris clean-up well underway

Wairoa’s beaches are slowly being returned to their pre-Cyclone Gabrielle state. Clearing of wood...

21 August 2023

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Significant drain clearing and maintenance underway

Significant drain clearing and maintenance underway

A significant drain maintenance programme is underway throughout the district...

21 August 2023

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Further steps forward in Hawke’s Bay’s recovery – Regional Recovery Agency

Further steps forward in Hawke’s Bay’s recovery – Regional Recovery Agency

The recent agreement on the terms of a cost-sharing arrangement between Councils and Government wort...

15 August 2023

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CEO starts for Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Agency

CEO starts for Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Agency

The Chair of the Board of Hawke’s Bay’s new Regional Economic Development Agency (HBREDA), Alasd...

15 August 2023

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Planning for flood protection solutions underway for Hawke’s Bay

Planning for flood protection solutions underway for Hawke’s Bay

As part of the cost-sharing package provided to Hawke’s Bay’s five councils, the Government has ...

9 August 2023

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

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 be...

4 August 2023

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Mobile ice rink a hit

Mobile ice rink a hit

Locals were on glide time as they tested their skating prowess at the mobile ice rink based in town ...

2 August 2023

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Crown Funding Offer

Crown Funding Offer

The Wairoa District Council met today and confirmed its support for the Crown’s funding offer, whi...

2 August 2023

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Magpies tickets for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Magpies tickets for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Free tickets to watch the Magpies play in Napier are available for cyclone-affected people...

1 August 2023

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Negotiations completed with Government – deal to be approved by Hawke’s Bay Councils

Negotiations completed with Government – deal to be approved by Hawke’s Bay Councils

Negotiations between central and local Government to confirm a cost-sharing approach for some of the...

1 August 2023

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Youth Council recruitment process

Youth Council recruitment process

A recruitment process for the Wairoa Youth Council is underway...

1 August 2023

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It’s dog registration time

It’s dog registration time

Hey dog owners, it’s time to make sure your pets and working dogs are registered. The Wairoa Dist...

1 August 2023

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Cyclone Gabrielle: the cost of recovery

Cyclone Gabrielle: the cost of recovery

For those displaced from their homes and communities, we are deeply aware this has been five months ...

28 July 2023

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Wairoa-based evening of networking and collaboration

Wairoa-based evening of networking and collaboration

The Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting an evening of networking, collaboration, and busine...

27 July 2023

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Wairoa landfill price increases

Wairoa landfill price increases

Offsetting landfill costs and encouraging locals to recycle their waste are key components of the 20...

24 July 2023

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New QRS director

New QRS director

For recently appointed Quality Roading and Services Director Lauren Jones, it’s all about the peop...

21 July 2023

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Land categorisations

Land categorisations

continue to provide clarity for Hawke's Bay communities...

21 July 2023

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Annual Plan adopted

Annual Plan adopted

Balancing affordability with cyclone recovery and future growth has resulted in a Wairoa District Co...

19 July 2023

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Gaiety Theatre pumping

Gaiety Theatre pumping

Hundreds of people have been flocking to catch a movie at the Gaiety Theatre...

19 July 2023

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Clean-up of woody debris underway

Clean-up of woody debris underway

Work is underway to clear woody debris left by Cyclone Gabrielle around the Wairoa district...

18 July 2023

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Mobile ice skate rink tickets selling fast

Mobile ice skate rink tickets selling fast

Get ready for a cool experience with the arrival of a mobile ice rink less than a week away...

17 July 2023

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Local infrastructure under pressure

Local infrastructure under pressure

Continual rain and saturated ground have put Wairoa’s infrastructure under immense pressure...

17 July 2023

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Stickered homes slowly reducing

Stickered homes slowly reducing

Wairoa is making progress with stickered homes and commercial properties slowly reducing or moving d...

10 July 2023

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Traffic delays expected at Black’s Beach

Traffic delays expected at Black’s Beach

Work will begin on Monday to clear a large slip at Black’s Beach. Motorists are advised that th...

7 July 2023

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Mobile ice skate rink coming to Wairoa

Mobile ice skate rink coming to Wairoa

Get ready for a cool, but not cold, ice-skating experience. Wairoa will be visited by the mobile...

4 July 2023

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Council wants to hear from you

Council wants to hear from you

The Wairoa District Council annual residents’ opinion survey is now open and is your chance to hav...

3 July 2023

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Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Support package for growers, farmers and businesses affected by North Island weather events

Cyclone Recovery Minister Grant Robertson said the Government is further supporting...

2 July 2023

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Government Inquiry into North Island severe weather events welcomed

Government Inquiry into North Island severe weather events welcomed

The Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (HB CDEM) welcomes the Government's Inquiry...

1 July 2023

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Motor camp staff and QRS share the load

Motor camp staff and QRS share the load

Things had been quiet at Wairoa's Riverside Motor Camp since Cyclone Gabrielle blew through, floodwa...

30 June 2023

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Safety the driver

Safety the driver

Safe and appropriate speeds outside local schools are the drivers behind a Wairoa District Council I...

30 June 2023

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Free silt to a good home

Free silt to a good home

Repurposing silt has become a focus for the Wairoa District Council. So far, In the vicinity of 40,...

29 June 2023

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Please stay off saturated reserves

Please stay off saturated reserves

Council is urging people to please keep off saturated reserves and grass areas...

29 June 2023

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Wairoa flood mitigation discussed

Wairoa flood mitigation discussed

A comprehensive flood mitigation scheme to protect Wairoa in the future was the focus of discussion ...

29 June 2023

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Get in quick for a rate rebate

Get in quick for a rate rebate

Are you eligible for a rate rebate? There are only a couple of days left for low-income homeowners ...

29 June 2023

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