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Ambitious Call For Carbon- Neutral Hawke’s Bay

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A call for Hawke’s Bay to be the country’s first carbon neutral province, to fix the “mess” of its waterways, and encouraging an upswell of community action were among the actions outlined for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council this year.

At its first 2018 meeting yesterday chairman Rex Graham welcomed councillors with a 13-minute “state of the union” which touched on many of the actions the council championed in its first year, and talked about the “formidable scale” of problems facing the region – from the state of its waterways and the threat of global warming to challenges with Napier Port.

A key focus of his speech was around the ambitious Kahutia accord project, spearheaded by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi and council, which proposes hundreds of millions of trees be planted over the next decade.

“I want us to be the first carbon neutral province in New Zealand, and that goal is well within our reach.”

Photo: Rex Graham (left) wants every resident to plant five trees, to help achieve Kahutia Accord joint-project goals. Photo / Paul Taylor

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