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Please find all media releases relating to the August 2016 Havelock North Water Contamination event below.

Fund to assist with long-term illness related to campylobacter outbreak

A fund to help people suffering from long-term illness following last year's campylobacter outb

9 August 2017

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Government Inquiry into water contamination

The Hastings District Council has welcomed the findings of the Government Inquiry into the contamination event that affected Havelock North's water supply in August 2016.

Mayor Lawrence Yule particularly acknowledged the Inquiry findings re

10 May 2017

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Brookvale bore update: UV in place

All parts for the new Brookvale water treatment station are in Hawke's Bay and the UV treatment system is in place.

In the last update from Hastings District Council a fortnight ago some parts were still on their way. Council's asset ma

1 February 2017

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Chlorine-free filling stations on the way

Chlorine-free water filling stations will be up and running within three to four weeks in Hastings Flaxmere Havelock North Bridge Pa and Paki Paki.

Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule today [January 30] announced that staff had found an effectiv

30 January 2017

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Parts for Brookvale have arrived

The parts for the new water treatment facility that will enable one of the Brookvale pumps to be turned on again have been constructed across the globe.

Some have arrived including the UV plant while others are either cle

14 January 2017

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Notice of Government water inquiry meeting

Notice of Initial Hearing

The Government Inquiry into Havelock North drinking water will hold an initial public hearing at 1oamon October 27 2016.

The hearing will be held at Hastings District Court 106 Eastbourne Street Wes

20 October 2016

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Boil water notice lifted in Havelock North

Water from the Havelock North town water supply no longer needs to be boiled before drinking.

The third clear water test in a row came back today allowing the boil water notice to be lifted.

The results confirm that water from the

3 September 2016

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Havelock North Water Contamination Business Assistance

This scheme is designed to provide assistance to businesses affected by the recent water contamination event. It is not designed to provide compensation for losses. These matters are likely to turn on issues of eventual legal liability.

For m

1 September 2016

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Havelock North Water Public Meeting (video)

A second public meeting on the water contamination in Havelock North was held on Wednesday 31stAugust at the Riverbend Bible Church.You can watch the video of the meetingh

1 September 2016

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Havelock North water update

The boil water notice cannot be lifted this week as Hastings District Council had hoped.

The Ministry of Health has advised that it requires three days of clear results from the water tests being undertaken to ensure Hasting water is complet

31 August 2016

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Hastings District Water Plan Update

Hastings District Council confirmed today that the Brookvale water bores have been closed.

Havelock North water is now coming from Hastings bores. Residents may notice contractors flushing water from fire hydrants to ensure Hasting

26 August 2016

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Public meetings on Havelock North Water Contamination

Public meetings on the water contamination will be held in Havelock North next week.

Click on the flyer or read below for more information.

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26 August 2016

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Havelock North Business Recovery Package

Hastings District Council have announced a significant recovery package for Havelock North's business community following the local water contamination.

Hastings District Council will be allocating $100000 to support Havelock North business

26 August 2016

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Work & Income in Havelock North

Work &amp; Income Advisors will be in the Havelock North Function Centre between 10:00-12:00 on Monday 29 Augustwith business and personal expertise available. Please visit the Centre if you have any questions or concerns.

26 August 2016

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Council proposes water rates remission for Havelock North ratepayers

In recognition of the impact of the water contamination incident Hastings District Council intends to provide a remission of water rates to any property connected to the Havelock North water supply.

This is part of a wider recovery package t

26 August 2016

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Information for Private Bore Owners

This information sheet is for people who have a private drinking-water supply are not connected to a council or town reticulated supply and who may be concerned about their water quality following the Havelock North water supply campylobacter outbre

25 August 2016

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council formal investigation

Hastings District Council was today advised that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council will begin a formal investigation into the Havelock North water supply contamination.

Hastings District Council welcomes this investigation. It demonstrates that

25 August 2016

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Location of Water Tankers in Havelock North

Water is still available fromtankers at various locations around Havelock North.

To find their location click on the map below. Click on the blue icon to find the exact location

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25 August 2016

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Hawke's Bay District Health Board Update

Welcome to Thursday'sHawke's Bay District Health Board Update 25 August 2016

A total of five people are in Hawke's Bay Hospital with campylobacter two fewer than yesterday. This total includes one patient bein

25 August 2016

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Hastings water going into Havelock North

A decision has been made today to supply Havelock North's water from the Hastings' water system for the foreseeable future.

The opening of a connection between the two supplies will be managed over the next few days to ensure any contamin

23 August 2016

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Chlorination being expanded

To ensure all residents using town water supplies are completely safe the chief executive of Hastings District Council has instructed that all Council-owned water supplies in the district be chlorinated for the foreseeable future.

The supply

23 August 2016

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District Health board latest update

Presentations to Hawke's Bay Hospital's Emergency Department and to General Practice with people who have a gastro illnesses continues to tail off.

Chief Executive of the Hawkes Bay District Health Board Dr Kevin Snee said all the r

22 August 2016

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Hastings water tests come back clear

Test results from the Hastings Flaxmere and Bridge Pa water supplies have come back clear this afternoon.

The tests were taken from across the network including from the same areas of the water supply that returned suspect results yesterday.

21 August 2016

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District health board latest update

There was more encouraging news from Hawke's Bay District Health Board this morning as numbers of people seen by general practice and in hospital with gastro illness continues to decline.

However the district health board continues to stres

21 August 2016

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Water tankers back in HN tomorrow

Water tankers will be parked in Havelock North tomorrow after all of them tested clear over the weekend.

The tankers have been re-sterilised re-tested and re-filled.

The tankers from which the public can fill water containers will

21 August 2016

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Gastric illness health board update

Health workers who responded to the gastro outbreak in Havelock North have today been praised by Hawke's Bay District Health Board (DHB) chief executive Kevin Snee.

In a video posted on the DHB's website Dr Snee said the water borne outb

20 August 2016

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Unexpected Hastings water supply result

Unexpectedly positive test results for the indicator organism e-coli have come back this afternoon from water samples taken from the Hastings supply.

The water supply remains safe to drink given that chlorination was introduced to the supply

20 August 2016

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Welfare teams on over weekend

The Red Cross' and Civil Defence info hub tent will be on site and manned in Havelock this weekend.

The tent is a place that people can go to for information regarding the water situation in the village.

It is on the lawn outside

19 August 2016

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Clear water results across district

The most recent tests of the water supply to Hastings and Flaxmere have been returned today and are clear.

The follow up test on the water tanker which returned a suspect result yesterday has also come back clear.

In Havelock North

19 August 2016

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Hastings supply being chlorinated

An e-coli indicator has been found in one of the nine water tankers used to supply drinking water to Havelock North residents.

The suspect tanker was parked in the Havelock North High Schoolcar park. Residents who took water from this s

18 August 2016

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Tonkin and Taylor report on-line

For the draft Tonkin and Taylor report into contamination of the number three bore at Brookvale in Havelock North (closed since October last year) see HERE

18 August 2016

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Hundreds of homes visited

Door-to-door knocking saw volunteers visit more than 400 homes yesterday checking that people were coping with the nasty gastric illness that had struck Havelock North in Hastings.

Volunteers were mobilised by Hawke's Bay Emergency Managem

17 August 2016

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Older students return to school tomorrow

Based on the advice of Public Health officials the boards and principals of the Havelock North schools have today made the following decisions regarding opening:

Havelock North Primary Te Mata Primary Lucknow Primary Havelock North Interm

17 August 2016

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UV water treatment on the way

An ultra violet light filter that will treat the Havelock North water is being loaned to Hastings District Council while decisions on future treatment of the supply are made.

The offer of a portable plant has been made by Watercare which man

16 August 2016

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Welfare line set up for gastric sufferers

A 24-hour welfare line to provide emergency assistance to the community has been set up by Hastings District Council.

Council is working closely with Red Cross and Civil Defence and has a vet liaison person on standby.

People who r

16 August 2016

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Campylobactor the 'likely' cause

Tests results received today confirmed that it was highly likely

16 August 2016

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Havelock North Schools Closed Tomorrow

Following an emergency meeting this morning with Ministry of Education and the Principals and Board Chairs of Te Mata School Havelock North Primary Lucknow School Havelock North Intermediate and Havelock North High School we have reassessed

15 August 2016

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Map of Havelock North Water Supply Area

Legend for map below.

Red Line:Boundary of Hastings District Council's water supply to Havelock North

Blue: Havelock North properties connectedto Council'swater supply

Click on the map for a larger versio

15 August 2016

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Drinking water available in Havelock North

Hastings District Council has placed large tankers containing drinking water around Havelock North.They will be there overnight and tomorrow. The water is available for everyone and you should bring your own containers.

The water from the tan

15 August 2016

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Gastro Illness in Havelock North Update

Monday 15th August

Presentations to accident and medical centres continue to increase. Yesterday 183 people presented to a GP and Hawke's Bay Hospital had 11 people present overnight two were admitted.

Hawke's Bay Hospital now

15 August 2016

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Havelock North Water Contamination

Legend for map.

Red Line:Boundary of Hastings District Council's water supply to Havelock North

Blue: Havelock North properties connectedto Council'swater supply

15 August 2016

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Boil drinking water notice remains in HN

Gastro illness in Havelock North continues to be widespread in the town with accident andmedical Centres pharmacies and St John all reporting increased numbers overnight.

Hawke's Bay Hospital is also seeing increased presentations of

14 August 2016

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Gastro: Please check on your neighbours

Presentations by people suffering from gastro illness to accident and medical centres today have been high with 40 people so far presenting to HastingsHealthCentre.

Other accident and medical centres in the area are also seeing in

14 August 2016

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Water confirmed as cause of illness

Water testing has confirmed the source of the gastro outbreak in Havelock North was water borne but the type of bug is not yet known.

Hastings District Council chlorinated the water on Friday (August 12) afternoon. Chlorination is effective

13 August 2016

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Havelock North area affected by gastro illness

Havelock North residents are being urged to boil water as a vomiting and diarrhoea outbreak affects a number of people in the area.

Hawke's Bay District Health Board's Medical Officer of Health Nick Jones said while the source of the outb

12 August 2016

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