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Quick Guide & FAQs

Quick Guide to Hawke's Bay Recovery Framework

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You will find the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below the quick guide.

HB Regional Recovery Quick Guide 1page 10JulyFrequently Asked Questions

A locally led, regionally co-ordinated, government supported recovery means the needs and priorities of local communities will be reflected in the region’s recovery plan through locality plans developed in consultation with communities and adjusted over time to reflect progress made.

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Locality Plans will be developed, under the joint leadership of local councils and Māori, Hapu, Iwi and through engagement and consultation with communities. These Locality Plans will then be brought together so that priorities for delivery can be determined. 

Having one regional recovery plan will ensure that everyone will be able to see what the recovery will involve. It will also allow us to advocate with one voice, for the support, services and funding to make the recovery happen.

No. Locality Plans will be co-developed by Councils and Māori, Hapu, Iwi and through engagement and consultation with communities, so locality plans won’t be strictly defined by Territorial Local Authority (TLA) areas. 

Recovery planning is not new and in fact, all our region’s local councils have been through the process quite recently in response to Covid-19. Councils will work with Māori/Hapu/Iwi and government agencies, and through engagement and consultation with communities to identify recovery needs and priorities.  Where the pou/workstreams are concerned, the pou leads will be responsible for making sure everything has been considered. 

The Recovery Agency is responsible for coordinating planning and prioritisation for the recovery and will explore innovative ways for the recovery activities to be delivered, especially those elements that need to happen at a regional level.

The Recovery Agency will then work with local and regional Councils and local public sector agencies on efficient planning and delivery. The Regional Recovery Agency Oversight Board will provide assurance locally and to central government that progress is being made.

It depends on the element of the recovery programme. For example, local Councils will be responsible for those elements related to their mandated responsibilities such as water services, local roads and bridges, and so forth. The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will deliver income and accommodation support and services. Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand will manage the delivery of psycho-social support.

The Regional Recovery Agency will co-ordinate all the recovery related planning at a regional level ensuring that progress is made. The Agency will also make sure the funding and services ‘ask’ of Government and Government Agencies is co-ordinated regionally. 

Councils will continue to be responsible for the services they currently provide such as water services and local transport networks like bridges and roads. They will also continue to take responsibility for the elements of the cyclone response they are already delivering such as flood-related waste collection, and so forth.

For the recovery, Councils will be the interface with communities, with co-ordination between local Councils and the Regional Recovery Agency on elements where a whole-of-region approach is needed (e.g., for resilient lifeline utilities).  

Councils will be responsible for partnering with Māori/Hapu/Iwi and engaging with their communities – mana whenua, business and industry sectors, and communities of place – to identify short- and long-term recovery needs and opportunities. Councils will then reflect that work in the Locality Plans they develop, which in turn will feed into the region’s recovery programme.

Councils will be responsible for leading the delivery of their Locality Plans. 

There are some areas of the recovery that will logically require a regionally co-ordinated delivery approach. That is where the pou/workstreams come in. For example, better flood protection is going to be a region-wide requirement. This means the consultation and planning will be led from the Environmental Resilience pou, rather than via each Locality Plan.

There will be a two-way relationship between the pou and Locality Plans. For example, across the region the Resilient Infrastructure Pou will oversee the programme of bridge-building, but at a Locality Plan level, the local Council will lead the build of the bridges in that area.

Business and industry are integral to our regional recovery. At a pou/workstream and locality planning level, businesses and industry sectors will be involved in identifying and prioritising recovery needs.

Yes. They are critical concept of a ‘nationally enabled’ recovery. Agencies such as Ministry of Social Development, Ministry for Primary Industry, He Waka Kotahi, Te Whatu Ora and so forth, have a lot of capacity to do a lot of the recovery planning and delivery across Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay.

Funding requirements will be identified in the process of developing the recovery programme. It will then be up to the Regional Recovery Agency to work with Government on issues of funding, legislation and other regulatory powers that will be needed to deliver the recovery programme.

Funding for recovery activities and initiatives will come from a mix of sources including the Crown, agencies of the Crown, local authorities, regional council, and other organisations (for example private investment and organisations like Red Cross). It is expected that some of the local and central government funding will be provided by reprioritising some activities or projects that were planned before the cyclone.

Local Leaders are working with Government on funding arrangements for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Recovery Agency.

A collaborative process between Matariki Co-chairs and Government saw the Chair and Directors of the Recovery Agency Oversight Board announced on 12 April 2024 .

It is a competency-based board, with people appointed based on their specific skills and experience for the recovery (e.g., infrastructure, governance, business, and so forth). 

The Interim Recovery Manager is Keriana Brooking for an initial 28 days which may be renewed before the end of that period.

This is yet to be determined. Leaders for each of the pou will be advised as soon as they are confirmed. 

Matariki is the inclusive Hawke’s Bay Regional Development Forum, led by Mana Whenua and Council leaders that will provide regional governance for the recovery. 

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Alex Walker – Mayor, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Bayden Barber – Chairperson, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Craig Little – Mayor, Wairoa District Council

Hinewai Ormsby – Chairperson, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Kirsten Wise – Mayor, Napier City Council

Leon Symes – Chairperson, Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa

Liz Graham – Chairperson, Heretaunga-Tamatea Settlement Trust

Mana Hazel – Chairperson, Hineuru Iwi Trust

Nigel How – Chairperson, Wairoa Taiwhenua

Sandra Hazlehurst – Mayor, Hastings District Council

Tania Eden – Chairperson, Mana Ahuriri Trust

Tania Hopmans – Chairperson, Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapu Trust

Toro Waaka – Chairperson, Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust

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