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Now is the time to register your dog

Now is the time to register your dog

Annual dog registrations are fast approaching. The Wairoa District Council dog registration period begins on July 1 and if you register your dog before August 31, you can take advantage of discounted pricing. Registering your dog with your local Council is a requirement in New Zealand and is part of being a responsible dog owner.

23 June 2022

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Rating differentials adjusted

Rating differentials adjusted

Following submission hearings and deliberations, Wairoa’s elected members have adjusted the rating differentials to reflect, as closely as practicable, the principles and distribution of last year’s rating review. The new differentials take into account last year’s Quotable Value property revaluation, which saw many properties significantly increase in value. These differentials are also reflective of the relative contributions to the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the community.

20 June 2022

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Wairoa on national stage

Wairoa on national stage

Wairoa District Council is igniting the future as part of this week’s ALGIM annual conference. Wairoa will be front and centre at the three-day Wellington event with Council’s Group Manager of Information and Customer Experience, Dr Kimberley Tuapawa, presenting on Wairoa District Council’s digital technology focus. ALGIM represents national and international interests in information technology, web and digital, information and records management, customer experience, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within Councils across the country.

15 June 2022

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Now is the time to register your dog

Now is the time to register your dog

Annual dog registrations are fast approaching. The Wairoa District Council dog registration perio...

23 June 2022

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Rating differentials adjusted

Rating differentials adjusted

Following submission hearings and deliberations, Wairoa’s elected members have adjusted the rating...

20 June 2022

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Wairoa on national stage

Wairoa on national stage

Wairoa District Council is igniting the future as part of this week’s ALGIM annual conference. ...

15 June 2022

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Continued monitoring of Te Reinga Bridge

Continued monitoring of Te Reinga Bridge

While the Te Reinga Bridge has been reopened to light vehicles and pedestrians, monitoring and inspe...

14 June 2022

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Securing funding key to restoring local roading network

Securing funding key to restoring local roading network

High level estimates indicate it could cost $50 million to repair the damage caused to Wairoa’s ro...

13 June 2022

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Annual Plan submissions hearing on Wednesday

Support for community facilities but not for additional rural rates rises were key themes in submiss...

13 June 2022

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Chance to have your say

Chance to have your say

This year’s Wairoa District Council ratepayer and resident survey has a broader coverage than prev...

10 June 2022

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Public Information Campaign encourages Hawke's Bay people to have their say on Government's Three Waters Reforms

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 cam...

10 June 2022

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Prepare your property for winter

Prepare your property for winter

Wet wintry weather is a reminder for householders to prepare their properties for winter rainfall to...

3 June 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge - Closed at Night

Te Reinga Bridge - Closed at Night

Te Reinga Bridge will be closed at night until a full evaluation is able to be carried out. The b...

3 June 2022

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Lion King Reo Māori at the Gaiety

Lion King Reo Māori at the Gaiety

The ‘Lion King Reo Māori’ will premiere at the Gaiety Theatre on Thursday June 23. The Gaiety ...

2 June 2022

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Great response to Council survey

Thank you to all those people who have taken part in Council’s survey of residents and ratepayers....

1 June 2022

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Significant rates variations likely

Significant rates variations likely

There are only a few days left before submissions to the Wairoa District Council’s Annual Plan clo...

1 June 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge temporarily closure

Te Reinga Bridge temporarily closure

Te Reinga Bridge will be temporarily closed this morning following high rainfall which increased riv...

31 May 2022

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How to Contain Your Dog

How to Contain Your Dog

Ensuring your dog is safely and comfortably contained is very important. Dogs that manage to get out...

30 May 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge - Waka Kotahi

Te Reinga Bridge - Waka Kotahi

The opening of Te Reinga Bridge last week was a collaborative effort, thanks to everyone involved.

27 May 2022

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Planning for the future

Planning for the future

Planning for future connectivity is the driver behind the Wairoa District Council’s Te Rautaki mō...

27 May 2022

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National Excellence Award for car clean-up campaign

National Excellence Award for car clean-up campaign

Council’s campaign of cleaning up abandoned car bodies has been recognised nationally at the 2022 ...

27 May 2022

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Mayor Relief Fund

Mayor Relief Fund

The first distribution of the Mayoral Relief fund was made to the Ruakituri community at last week...

25 May 2022

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‘Whina’ to premiere at Gaiety

‘Whina’ to premiere at Gaiety

Wairoa’s Gaiety Theatre has secured premiere screenings of the much-anticipated movie Whina. ...

25 May 2022

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Appointment only for Council's Building Services

Appointment only for Council's Building Services

If you are planning a catch up with one of Wairoa District Council’s Building Inspectors, please m...

23 May 2022

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Plea for all dog owners to be responsible

Plea for all dog owners to be responsible

Dog owners are being urged to ensure their dogs are properly confined and not roaming around followi...

23 May 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge reopened

Te Reinga Bridge reopened

Just five weeks after the Te Reinga Bridge was closed due to structural damage, a temporary repair s...

20 May 2022

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It takes two: Collaborative effor 'silver lining' in storm event recovery

It takes two: Collaborative effor 'silver lining' in storm event recovery

As the floodwaters started to recede after the significant weather events that battered the Wairoa D...

20 May 2022

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Bylaws Adopted

Bylaws Adopted

Wairoa District Council elected members adopted the Cemeteries and Waters Bylaws at a meeting on Mon...

18 May 2022

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Severe Dog Attacks

Severe Dog Attacks

Two people have been hospitalised following separate dog attacks. A man received severe leg injur...

18 May 2022

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Annual Plan consultation set to begin

Annual Plan consultation set to begin

A social media programme is forming part of this year’s Annual Plan public engagement. A series o...

17 May 2022

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Farm assessment calls underway

Farm assessment calls underway

Local farmers are urged to take part in a survey aimed at measuring the amount of damage and related...

17 May 2022

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Hawke’s Bay DHB fund locum dentist for Wairoa

Hawke’s Bay DHB fund locum dentist for Wairoa

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is funding a locum dental service to provide adult dental care i...

13 May 2022

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Tell us what you really think

Tell us what you really think

Do you have an activity in mind that the Wairoa District Council could focus on to deliver a thrivin...

13 May 2022

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Vote 2022

Vote 2022

Planning for this year’s local election is underway. The upcoming election will be held on Satu...

9 May 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge pedestrian access getting closer

Te Reinga Bridge pedestrian access getting closer

Pedestrian access on the Te Reinga Bridge could be in place by later next week.

9 May 2022

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Wairoa District Council rates review endorsed

Wairoa District Council rates review endorsed

In what has been described as a very significant decision, the High Court has upheld the comprehensi...

5 May 2022

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Lack of listening and lack of engagement

Lack of listening and lack of engagement

It is incredibly disappointing this government is continuing to bulldoze its three waters reforms an...

3 May 2022

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Work at Te Reinga Bridge starting

Work at Te Reinga Bridge starting

Physical work is starting at the Te Reinga Bridge site on Ruakituri Road.

3 May 2022

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Mayors urge communities to get ready to have their say on Government’s Three Waters Reforms

Mayors urge communities to get ready to have their say on Government’s Three Waters Reforms

Government has today announced further details of its proposed three waters reforms, which would see...

29 April 2022

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Are you ready to own a dog?

Are you ready to own a dog?

Dogs are a great addition to your life and your family. However, they are also a very expensive hous...

28 April 2022

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Annual Plan consultation set to begin

Annual Plan consultation set to begin

Council is about to start consulting with the community on the Annual Plan 2022/2023.

27 April 2022

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Scaled back ANZAC Day commemorations

Scaled back ANZAC Day commemorations

This year’s ANZAC Day commemorations will take place with a dawn service at Kaiuku Marae and a tow...

23 April 2022

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Locals urged to share their thoughts with Council

Locals urged to share their thoughts with Council

As guidelines start to relax around COVID-19 limitations, Wairoa District Council’s elected member...

23 April 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge light access just weeks away

Te Reinga Bridge light access just weeks away

A design plan has been completed to enable pedestrian, and potentially light vehicles, access over t...

23 April 2022

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Wairoa announced in first locality pilots of health reforms

Wairoa announced in first locality pilots of health reforms

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is delighted Wairoa has been named as one of the first locality ...

23 April 2022

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Alternative three waters proposal presented

Alternative three waters proposal presented

Mayors and CEs representing the 32 member councils of Communities 4 Local Democracy He hapori mō te...

22 April 2022

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Government boost for Wairoa district

Government boost for Wairoa district

As the Wairoa district works to recover from high rainfall and significant weather events the govern...

21 April 2022

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Weather related workforce

Weather related workforce

A labour focussed support package remains in place for weather related clean-up work for farmers, ru...

21 April 2022

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Remain vigilant

Remain vigilant

The whole of New Zealand is now in the COVID-19 Orange Traffic Light setting.

19 April 2022

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Going away? What will your animals do?

Going away? What will your animals do?

Before you go away, take the time to think about what will happen to your animals while you’re gon...

13 April 2022

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Severe weather warning

Severe weather warning

The Metservice severe red weather warning for Wairoa remains in place.

13 April 2022

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Remain vigilant

Remain vigilant

Wairoa’s COVID-19 cases have plateaued after an end of March peak of around 600 residents being af...

12 April 2022

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Preventing Nuisance Barking

Preventing Nuisance Barking

Barking is a normal and healthy means of communication for a domestic dog, such as a bark from excit...

12 April 2022

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Severe weather watch upgraded to red

Severe weather watch upgraded to red

Wairoa’s heavy rain warning has been upgraded to red level.

12 April 2022

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Severe weather warning in place

Severe weather warning in place

A severe weather warning has been issued for Wairoa from tomorrow, Tuesday night (12.04.22), and sur...

11 April 2022

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Ruakituri Community meeting

Ruakituri Community meeting

The Ruakituri community will hold a meeting this evening (Monday 11.04.22) to discuss the roading an...

11 April 2022

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Recovery the focus

Recovery the focus

Recovery is a key focus of the Wairoa District Council following the recent heavy rain event.

11 April 2022

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Motorists urged to drive with caution

Motorists urged to drive with caution

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when driving the Erepeti and Ohuka roads.

8 April 2022

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Wairoa hill country farms bore the brunt of the weather bomb

Wairoa hill country farms bore the brunt of the weather bomb

Wairoa farms bore the brunt of the regional weather bomb according to farm consultant and former wel...

7 April 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge repairs prioritised

Te Reinga Bridge repairs prioritised

The Wairoa District Council is directing all possible resources into repairing the Te Reinga Bridge ...

7 April 2022

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Te Reinga Bridge closed

Te Reinga Bridge closed

The Te Reinga Bridge on the Ruakituri Road has been closed to all vehicles due to significant damage...

6 April 2022

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Farmers’ needs prioritised

Farmers’ needs prioritised

Prioritising farmers’ needs, including stock truck access, is a focus for the Wairoa District Coun...

6 April 2022

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Feedback sought on proposed Development Contributions Policy

Feedback sought on proposed Development Contributions Policy

Wairoa District Council is seeking feedback on its new proposed Development Contributions Policy.

5 April 2022

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Report deliberate damage to our district

Report deliberate damage to our district

If you see anyone vandalising or damaging our district, please let us know.

5 April 2022

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Global opportunity available for local rangatahi

Global opportunity available for local rangatahi

A local opportunity to lead a global enterprise team is available for Wairoa rangatahi.

5 April 2022

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Feedback wanted

Feedback wanted

It’s all about community consultation and gathering feedback over the next couple of months.

5 April 2022

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Vaccine Pass requirements change

Vaccine Pass requirements change

The Wairoa District Council will lift its Vaccine Pass requirements from tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5.

4 April 2022

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Focus on further district-wide clean-up

Focus on further district-wide clean-up

After a mammoth effort Wairoa’s roading connectivity is slowly improving following the recent weat...

4 April 2022

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Councils to coordinate recovery efforts

Councils to coordinate recovery efforts

As Tairāwhiti and Wairoa move into the recovery phase following more than a week of heavy rain, the...

3 April 2022

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Moving into recovery mode

Moving into recovery mode

Wairoa District Council is moving into recovery mode following more than a week of rain.

31 March 2022

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Youth Council vacancies

Youth Council vacancies

Application deadline has been extended until Monday 4th of April 5pm

31 March 2022

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Solid first six months but challenging times ahead

Solid first six months but challenging times ahead

Quality Roading and Services (QRS) made a $50,000 contribution to its owner and provided timely fina...

30 March 2022

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Bylaw consultation begins

Bylaw consultation begins

The Wairoa District Council’s consultation period on the Cemeteries and Waters Bylaws is underway.

30 March 2022

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Communities 4 Local Democracy gathering strength

Communities 4 Local Democracy gathering strength

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little says the Wairoa District Council is committed to the work of the Communiti...

29 March 2022

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Focus on looking after communities

Focus on looking after communities

Continued heavy rain is now having a significant impact on the already saturated Wairoa district.

29 March 2022

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Council to lift Vaccine Pass requirements from April 5

Council to lift Vaccine Pass requirements from April 5

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework, the Wairoa District Council will lift...

28 March 2022

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Bylaw consultation begins

Bylaw consultation begins

The Wairoa District Council is beginning its consultation period on the Cemeteries and Waters Bylaws...

28 March 2022

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