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Keep up to date with all of Napier City Council's latest news from, what's going on, public notices, tenders, press releases and consultations.

28 June Council Meeting - Venue Change

Due to the recent seismic strengthening report for the Civic Building, we are exploring alternate venues for our public meetings. The Council meeting for 3pm, Wednesday 28 June, will now be held in the MTG Hawke’s Bay – Ground Level, ‘Port of Napier Education Room’. Please enter through the main entrance of the MTG. The room is on the right, behind the gift shop. Friendly staff will be there to direct.

26 June 2017

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Hundreds more lights on bikes

A lot of cyclists will be safer on the road at dusk, after 279 sets of bike lights were given out during this year’s Be Safe Be Seen month. The Napier and Hastings iWay cycle teams, Police and Road Safe HB, with help from volunteers from Sport Hawkes Bay, USO Riders, Napier Community Patrol and Iron Maori, manned spots around the two cities over four weeks to talk to cyclists and walkers about safety, and give out lights to those without them.

23 June 2017

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15th July Road Closure for Winter Art Deco

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, Section 342, notice is hereby given that the Napier City Council will close “Masonic Loop” - Emerson Street from Hastings Street to Herschell Street, and Herschell Street from Emerson Street to Tennyson Street on Saturday, 15 July 2017 from 7.00am to 3.00pm. The closure is for the Winter Art Deco Festival.

22 June 2017

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Detailed seismic assessments returned to Council

Napier City Council staff are considering the implications of the outcome of Detailed Seismic Assessments carried out on the Library and Civic Administration Buildings. The review, presented to NCC this week, has found that both buildings have structural deficiencies of varying degrees. The Civic Building – which houses the Council chambers, Mayor’s office, Chief Executive’s office, and a number of staff from the Corporate Support and City Strategy directorates – has been found to contain generic shortcomings throughout the building. “The building is unlikely to be fixed or refurbished – even on a temporary basis,” says CE Wayne Jack.

21 June 2017

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3rd to 15th July Temp Closure of Northbound Marine Parade

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, Section 342, notice is hereby given that the Napier City Council will close the northbound lane (city-side) of Marine Parade between Albion Street and Tennyson Street from Monday, 3 July 2017 until Saturday, 15 July 2017. Southbound traffic (sea-side) of Marine Parade will be unaffected. The closure is for a wastewater pipeline renewal.

21 June 2017

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2017 Ward Meetings

Share your views and vision for your ward: Nelson Park co-hosted by Maxine and Api, Saturday, 24 June, 2:00pm, Henry Hill School Hall Onekawa-Tamatea, hosted by Annette, Monday, 3 July, 6:30pm, Onekawa Primary School Hall. Learn about proposed projects to be developed in Napier’s Long Term Plan. Taradale, hosted by Graeme and Tania, Monday, 24 July, 5:30pm, Taradale Town Hall (Rotary Lounge)

19 June 2017

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Napier City Vision project a finalist in LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards

Napier City Council’s City Vision: Small City Big Ideas project is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. Now in their fourth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate the key leadership role that local government plays in communities around the country.

14 June 2017

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Civic award nominations closing soon

Nominations close on 30 June for the 2017 Napier Citizens’ Civic Awards. The recipients of Napier Citizens’ Civic Awards each year may at first glance be a diverse bunch, but there is one thing they always have in common. None of these worthy volunteers ever expect any recognition or reward for their efforts, something two of last year’s recipients, Mike Madden and Erica Toomey, agree wholeheartedly with.

12 June 2017

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Citizens Civic Award recipients 2016

Proposals wanted for Port Ahuriri tragedy monument

Napier City Council is seeking proposals for an art installation to commemorate the 1932 sinking of the launch Doris in which 10 men tragically drowned. The story of the Doris tragedy is not widely known, nor commemorated, as local historian Michael Fowler pointed out in an article published late last year. He suggested a memorial could be installed on Perfume Point Reserve near the entrance to Port Ahuriri (off Nelson Quay) and Council agreed.

31 May 2017

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Ahuriri Perfume Point Reserve

Bystanders campaign launched in Napier

Keeping victims of violence safe is something we can all aspire to, says Monique Heke. Monique has been something of a foodie celebrity since featuring with husband Henry in My Kitchen Rules in 2015, and in their own series, Tradition on a Plate, which recently screened on Maori Television.

26 May 2017

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Water chlorination in Napier - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the chlorination of Napier's water supply.

24 May 2017

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Negative result returned, chlorination continues

Napier City Council has today been returned a negative laboratory test for e.coli – showing that no e.coli was found in any sampling taken across Napier’s water network yesterday.

24 May 2017

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Immediate chlorination of Napier water

Chlorination of Napier City’s water supply will commence tomorrow morning (Wednesday 24 May) at 8am after a positive e.coli reading was returned late today.

23 May 2017

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8-July Road Closure - Hawke's Bay Winter F..A.W.C!

Pursuant to the Tenth Schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, Section 342, notice is hereby given that the Napier City Council will close Riddell Street between Hyderabad Road (SH50) and Domett Street on Saturday, 8 July 2017 from 6.00am to 6.00pm. The closure is for the Winter F.A.W.C! event “Toasted!”

19 May 2017

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New attendance record set at Bay Skate

The occasional rainy day isn’t stopping Bay Skate from continuing to increase its attendance figures month on month. During April Bay Skate had 3340 riders and rollers through its doors, surpassing its daily attendance record four times and well above January’s total of 3000.

16 May 2017

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Time to paint the town red, yellow, blue...

Have you been waiting for the chance to leave your mark on Napier? Napier City Council, in association with Chorus, is once again holding a cabinet art competition and welcoming applications from artists keen to create designs for 10 currently unadorned cabinets owned by the company. Applications close on Friday 30 June.

12 May 2017

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Two more foodies join F.A.W.C! Toasted!

With just days to go until entries close, two more Hawke’s Bay epicureans have registered to serve up their ultimate toasted sandwich as part of new Winter F.A.W.C! event Toasted!

12 May 2017

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Positive future for Taskforce graduates

Steve Tahu is glad his days as a seasonal part-time worker are long behind him. Steve, who recently earned an NCEA National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4, was one of more than 50 graduates from a range of industries who attended a special Mayors’ Taskforce for Jobs graduation ceremony at Lindisfarne College, Hastings, last week.

8 May 2017

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MTG Hawke's Bay tour finalist in National Awards

MTG Hawke’s Bay’s popular tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery have been selected as a finalist in the Visitor Experience category in the prestigious Service IQ New Zealand Museum Awards.

5 May 2017

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Don’t let your kind donations go up in smoke

Generous Napier residents are being congratulated on their goodwill but urged to put their hard-earned money into legitimate resources for those genuinely struggling to make ends meet. Street beggars are cashing in on the kindness of strangers, but spending their cache on illegal drugs such as highly addictive synthetic cannabis. Some are also gambling away the approximately $100 they earn each day on the streets.

3 May 2017

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Napier Pound cleared of all allegations brought by Watchdog

A full investigation into activity at the Napier Pound, after allegations of animal cruelty were levelled at the facility by the lobby group Watchdog, has found “insufficient or no evidence” that any Napier Animal Control Officers breached the Animal Welfare Act.

28 April 2017

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Council on track after realignment

Findings from a service delivery survey, conducted for the second consecutive year to gauge customer satisfaction, have been welcomed by Napier City Council.

25 April 2017

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Cycling increase in Napier

The latest statistics are in and it’s official – Napier’s pathways are increasingly popular with cycling commuters.

13 April 2017

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There will be more cycleways in Napier thanks to a major funding boost from central Government.

Contract awarded for work on Watchman Road intersection

The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for a range of intersection improvements at the Watchman Road/Meeanee Quay intersection on State Highway 2, Napier, to Higgins Construction.

12 April 2017

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2017/18 Draft Annual Plan

As Napier City Council have not identified any significant or material differences between the proposed Annual Plan and the content of the LTP for the financial year to which the Annual Plan relates, Council decided that a full formal consultation process was not required this year.

12 April 2017

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Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust acquires significant works

An historically and culturally significant series of art works is soon to be acquired by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust (HBMT), for display at MTG Hawke’s Bay.

11 April 2017

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Draft Annual Plan available to view

At the Extraordinary Finance Committee meeting on 29 March, Council decided not to consult on the proposed Annual Plan as there were no significant or material changes to what was proposed in the Long Term Plan.

31 March 2017

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2017 2018 Draft Annual Plan

Community Services Grants applications now open

Is your organisation doing great deeds in the Napier community? Community and voluntary organisations whose work directly benefits the community have the chance to receive a financial contribution from Napier City Council – but only for a limited time.

30 March 2017

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It's time for tea at MTG

MTG Hawke’s Bay explores our long love affair with tea in the exhibition, Time for Tea: the much-loved cuppa, opening this Saturday 25 March.

21 March 2017

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Multi-Use Sports Facility proposal paused for further analysis

Napier City Council has made the decision to withdraw a paper seeking a resolution of council as to whether to proceed to the next phase on the proposed Hawke’s Bay Multi-Use Sports Facility. Councillors met with Council management and stakeholders - including representatives of the sporting codes who would benefit from the construction of the facility - last week, in order to discuss the project.

21 February 2017

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Napier takes precautionary approach to positive water test

Napier City Council has this afternoon chlorinated the water in one of its reservoirs after routine testing returned a positive test for e-coli. The reservoir is the Enfield Rd reservoir and it services much of Napier including Taradale and Bay View during peak season. All other reservoirs tested on the same day returned clear results.

2 February 2017

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Chlorination Update

The latest information from our water engineering team is that the result will be released to Council by 4pm. Until then, please remember that the water is now chlorinated and is safe to drink. If you or a family member is feeling ill, please call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

2 February 2017

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Sea Walls part of Seaweek 2017

Locals and visitors have a chance to find out more about Napier’s Sea Walls murals, thanks to free guided walks during Seaweek 2017, to be held next month between 26 February and 5 March. "Everyone knows something interesting about Antarctica or the Amazon River, but closer to home the natural world can be a mystery," says National Aquarium of New Zealand Educator Jake Brookie.

30 January 2017

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A new place to relax in the CBD

Napier Library now has its own funky outdoor pop up space. The rooftop garden accessed from Level One of the Library has re-opened, complete with carefully chosen plants, artificial turf and furniture including colourful bean bags.

19 January 2017

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Electric vehicle charging station first of its kind for Napier

Electric vehicles (EVs) can now charge up in Napier, with Unison launching the city’s first public fast-charging station on Saturday, 19 November. The ‘Power Park’, which is located in the Dickens Street public car park, next to the Quest Hotel has been installed in partnership with Unison.

21 November 2016

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