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FutureFit – take climate action and discover your impact on the planet

FutureFit – take climate action and discover your impact on the planet

FutureFit is an easy-to-use online tool that helps you to discover your carbon footprint, then take personalised actions to reduce it.

7 February 2023

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Tiniroto Road Closures likely

Tiniroto Road Closures likely

The work is a Gisborne District Council project which is being carried out by Fulton Hogan and is expected to take four to five weeks, depending on the weather.

3 February 2023

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New citizens welcomed to Wairoa

New citizens welcomed to Wairoa

Three new Wairoa citizens were recently welcomed to the district in one of the first Wairoa District Council citizenship ceremonies in recent years.

3 February 2023

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Council Roadshow Dates

Council Roadshow Dates

Council's Roadhsow will be travelling around the district to hear your thoughts and share our inform...

2 February 2023

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Vast improvement for Council’s building authority

Vast improvement for Council’s building authority

A complete reset of the Wairoa District Council Building Consent Authority has resulted in a signifi...

17 January 2023

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Concern lack of funding could compromise sustainability of Wairoa’s roading network

Concern lack of funding could compromise sustainability of Wairoa’s roading network

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little is concerned about the future sustainability of Wairoa’s roading network...

17 January 2023

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Te Reinga Bridge reopen

Te Reinga Bridge reopen

Te Reinga Bridge has reopened to vehicles and pedestrians but will continue to be monitored....

13 January 2023

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Feedback sought on Government’s Future for Local Government review

Feedback sought on Government’s Future for Local Government review

A draft report into the review of the future for Local Government has been released for public input...

13 January 2023

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Stormy conditions overnight

Stormy conditions overnight

Cyclone Hale made its presence felt overnight with heavy rainfall and stormy weather conditions. How...

11 January 2023

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State Highway 2 closed at Whirinaki

State Highway 2 closed at Whirinaki

State Highway 2 between Whirinaki and Wairoa is expected to remain closed at least until lunchtime t...

11 January 2023

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Te Reinga Bridge CLOSED

Te Reinga Bridge CLOSED

Update 2pm Tues 10 Jan - The Te Reinga Bridge has now been closed to vehicles and pedestrians due to...

10 January 2023

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Stay safe and be prepared

Stay safe and be prepared

The intensity of Cyclone Hale is being felt locally with heavy rainfall across the district. Wairoa...

10 January 2023

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Be prepared as Cyclone Hale looms

Be prepared as Cyclone Hale looms

Residents are being urged to be prepared for Cyclone Hale which is scheduled to hit areas...

9 January 2023

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Graduates celebrated

Graduates celebrated

Graduates celebrated their qualifications at the Wairoa Industry Training graduation ceremony...

9 January 2023

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Intercity bus back to seven days a week service

Intercity bus back to seven days a week service

The Intercity bus has returned to a seven day a week service. The national transport operator...

21 December 2022

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Hereheretau Road section reopened to heavy vehicles

Hereheretau Road section reopened to heavy vehicles

The section of the Hereheretau Road that was closed to heavy vehicles following further subsidence o...

21 December 2022

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New kit for local fire brigade

New kit for local fire brigade

Sparking up the barbie resulted in new kit for Wairoa’s volunteer fire fighters....

20 December 2022

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Buzzing with Christmas excitement

Buzzing with Christmas excitement

Wairoa’s Mayoral Christmas morning tea buzzed with excitement as local senior citizens got togethe...

20 December 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...

19 December 2022

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

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

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14 December 2022

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Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

The Christmas spirit was alive and kicking in Wairoa on Saturday afternoon with a huge turnout for t...

13 December 2022

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First tenant for main street development signed up

First tenant for main street development signed up

Wairoa’s main street redevelopment is gathering momentum with the lease agreement for the first te...

13 December 2022

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Return of local driver licence testing celebrated

Return of local driver licence testing celebrated

A collaborative effort to return driver licence testing to Wairoa was celebrated last week....

13 December 2022

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Know our Water Wairoa

Know our Water Wairoa

This summer all Hawke's Bay residents are being encouraged to really get to know our water as part o...

13 December 2022

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Roading network still fragile

Roading network still fragile

Road users are being advised additional slipping could occur on Wairoa’s roading network as Counci...

9 December 2022

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Enabled hosts Ministerial visitor

Enabled hosts Ministerial visitor

The work of Enabled Wairoa, particularly around its involvement with the new Housing Hub, has drawn ...

8 December 2022

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Boost for local cycling and walking

Boost for local cycling and walking

Wairoa District’s Council vision of growing cycling and walking in town has received a $1.9 millio...

8 December 2022

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Main street revitalisation progressing well

Main street revitalisation progressing well

Wairoa's main street revitalisation is progressing well with the construction of the community court...

7 December 2022

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Whānau wellbeing through self-management

Whānau wellbeing through self-management

Supporting whānau to self-manage their holistic wellness is a goal of the Locality Partnership, Tih...

7 December 2022

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QRS wins construction award for ingenious Te Reinga Bridge work

QRS wins construction award for ingenious Te Reinga Bridge work

Quality Roading and Services (QRS) has earned industry acclaim for an ingenious bridge repair that i...

6 December 2022

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Hero award for Deputy Mayor

Hero award for Deputy Mayor

Wairoa Deputy Mayor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare describes being nominated for the New Zealand Local He...

1 December 2022

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Ohuka Road reopened to heavy vehicles

A massive work effort has seen the Ohuka Road reopened to heavy vehicles.....

30 November 2022

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Wairoa Mayor elected to LGNZ national council

Wairoa Mayor elected to LGNZ national council

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little has been elected to the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) National Counc...

30 November 2022

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Government’s timing of RMA process submission period questioned

Government’s timing of RMA process submission period questioned

Regional Mayors are astounded that submissions on two significant bills are spanning the Christmas s...

29 November 2022

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Design plan for Russell Parade confirmed

Design plan for Russell Parade confirmed

Wairoa District Council has confirmed its approach to the erosion issues plaguing Russell Parade at ...

25 November 2022

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Wairoa Mayor onboard Mayor’s Consensus

Wairoa Mayor onboard Mayor’s Consensus

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little is one of 20 Mayors who has joined the Mayors of Auckland and Christchurch...

25 November 2022

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Wairoa District Council totally opposes Government’s emissions pricing proposal

Wairoa District Council totally opposes Government’s emissions pricing proposal

Wairoa District Council has come out strongly in protection of its communities in its submission to ...

23 November 2022

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Keeping our highways safe

Keeping our highways safe

Consultation is underway on the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency draft Interim State Highway Speed Ma...

23 November 2022

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Register now for the Christmas float parade

Register now for the Christmas float parade

Wairoa’s upcoming Christmas Parade is drawing loads of interest, and people who are planning on jo...

21 November 2022

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Section of Hereheretau Road closed to heavy vehicles

Section of Hereheretau Road closed to heavy vehicles

A section of the Hereheretau Road has been closed to heavy vehicles following further subsidence of ...

17 November 2022

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Intersection closed for pedestrian crossing repair work

Intersection closed for pedestrian crossing repair work

Repairs to the pedestrian crossing on Queen Street, between New World and Chris Joblin Motors, began...

15 November 2022

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Make your voice heard

Make your voice heard

Wairoa District Council is encouraging as many local people as possible to make a submission regardi...

14 November 2022

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Annual Report adopted

Annual Report adopted

Wairoa District Council elected members adopted the 2021/22 Annual Report at an extraordinary Counci...

10 November 2022

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Cadetship opportunity to train and work locally

Cadetship opportunity to train and work locally

Wairoa District Council is continuing with its focus of growing the district’s local skill base...

9 November 2022

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