Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Funding for Wairoa Hill Country

Funding for Wairoa Hill Country

Media Release
25 February 2019

A “sizeable chunk” of funding will go to a project to combat hill country erosion in the Hangaroa – Mangapoike area, at the headwaters of the Wairoa awa, says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Wairoa based catchment manager Nathan Heath.

Government funding of $5.5 million has been approved to tackle erosion issues across the Hawke’s Bay region, where the Regional Council is taking a ‘whole of catchment’ approach to land and water quality issues. Sediment has a major effect on water quality in the Wairoa awa, as well as other rivers in the region.

“A sizeable chunk of the funding Hawke’s Bay Regional Council receives from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Hill Country Erosion Fund will be used for the Wairoa River, and we have the Wairoa community to thank for raising their concerns,” says Nathan Heath.

“Local iwi pointed out to us at a community meeting that one of the big challenges to addressing erosion and sediment entering in the Wairoa awa was coming from the catchment areas surrounding the headwaters over the border in Gisborne.”

“We heard them, so asked ourselves ‘What can we do about it’ and that lead to a successful application to MPI’s Hill Country Erosion Fund.”

The Hangaroa and Mangapoike catchments cover around 100,000 hectares in the Gisborne District. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will use this funding for a new employee yet to be appointed, who will be based at Gisborne District Council to work with farmers exclusively in these areas, and assist them with farm planning and provide funding for projects, including tree planting.

The Hill Country Erosion Fund has nearly $36 million to support erosion control programmes across New Zealand between 2019 and 2023. Twelve councils were approved for funding, four of which had not previously received HCEF support.
.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff will be at the East Coast Farming Expo in Wairoa on 6-7 March and available to discuss the erosion funding and programme with interested farmers.

• More information on the Government announcement of the Hill Country Erosion Fund is here –the press release and webpage.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why The Dice Are Loaded Against Women In Public Life

If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights – yet if they’re older and obviously competent, doubts will then tend to be raised about their “electability” and whether they are “warm” and “likeable” enough to connect with voters. Too conventionally feminine or not conventionally feminine enough? Too cold and too cerebral, or too warm and flighty to be seriously considered for high public office? For women in the public spotlight, the Goldilocks moments (when things are just right) are few and far between. More>>


 
 

PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: New Year Honours: Sporting Greats Among Knights And Dames

Six new knights and dames, including Silver Ferns coach Dame Noeline Taurua and economist Professor Dame Marilyn Waring, have been created in today's New Year's Honours List. The list of 180 recipients - 91 women and 89 men - leans heavily on awards for community service, arts and the media, health and sport.
More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels