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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has welcomed news that an Order in Council has been proposed by the Minister for the Environment over burning of waste from Cyclone Gabrielle.

Environment Minister David Parker said a proposed temporary rule change would enable rural Hawke’s Bay landowners dealing with masses of cyclone and flood debris to carefully burn mixed waste so they can replant and return their land to productivity.

The proposed Order in Council under the Severe Weather Emergency Recovery Act would temporarily allow open-air burning of cyclone and flood waste in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti.

Public engagement on the Order opens tomorrow, and closes next Tuesday, and if approved would take effect no later than June 27 and expire on the 15th of December.

The Regional Council says staff will be working with landowners to ensure they understand the new permitted activity standards.


Otane Thirsty Whale had its first loss in Hawke’s Bay Super 8 Netball last night.

Otane played All In Elusive, with All In winning 44-39.

A win for the Central Sports Vet Services side though, beating MAC Blue 47-34.


Nominations are now being taken for the Central Hawke’s Bay Civic Awards.

Started in 1990, the Awards recognise outstanding voluntary community service.

In recent years the Awards have expanded to include the Community Service Award and the Organisation of the Year.

Nominations are open until June 30th, with nomination forms available on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council website.


Year 9 secondary school students will be rostered home today due to ongoing industrial action by the Post Primary Teachers Association.