skip to main content skip to main menu

~ Ngā kaupapa mahi

project arrows

TANK Resources

The TANK Group is making use of science and monitoring information for their focus on water quality, flows and allocations in the four catchments, wetlands and estuaries.

TANK Group

These documents explain the TANK membership, how the TANK group operate and the processes and timeframes it is operating under.  They include their first interim report which describes their initial interim agreements. Who's in Tank?

The TANK Plan explained
TANK Group - Terms of Reference
TANK Interim Report
TANK Master Plan
TANK Values and Attributes (draft June2016)

Latest Information

This section is where you will find the latest outputs and information from the TANK project.  The TANK group will be releasing a summary of the material covered in each meeting as Think TANK Bulletins.  The presentations provided at the meeting as well as notes by the TANK members during the meeting are also going to be made available from now on. You are encouraged  to read them and get familiar with what the TANK group is talking about.  Other documents and discussion points will be added to this page as the project progresses.

You can find recent media releases here

Heretaunga Plains Aquifer System explained

Think TANK enewsletter

Think TANK 9 newsletter - April 2017

Think TANK VIII newsletter - March 2017

Think TANK VII newsletter - February 2017

Think TANK VI newsletter - December 2016

Think TANK V newsletter 15 November 2016

Think TANK IV newsletter 20 September 2016

Think TANK III newsletter 30 August 2016

Think TANK II newsletter 22 July 2016

Think TANK I newsletter 7 July 2016


The TANK Group meets regularly to receive reports and information, and work through the decisions required as part of a Plan Change process.  They wish to share their work with the community as part of a wider strategy to achieve more community and stakeholder understanding about the TANK water resources and involvement in this plan change process.

You are encouraged to read through the meeting notes below. You may have questions or feedback you want to share with the group.  You can do this by contacting one of the members directly – or contact the organisation they are representing.  This information is here.  Otherwise, you can provide feedback through our on-line feed-back page here.


Meeting 27 - 22/3/17
Meeting 27 Meeting notes
Meeting 27 slides

Meeting 26 - 9/2/17
Meeting 26 Meeting notes
Meeting 26 slides

Meeting 25 - 13/12/16
Meeting 25 Meeting notes
Meeting 25 slides

Meeting 24 - 4/11/16
Meeting 24 Meeting notes
Meeting 24 slides

Meeting 23 - 20/9/16
Meeting 23 - 20 September 2016 Meeting Notes
Report on Questions arising from Meeting 23
Slides from meeting 23

Meeting 22 - 9/8/16
Meeting 22 – 9 August 2016 Meeting Notes


Presentation – science presentation about Ngaruroro and Tutaekuri water quality
Meeting Notes

Heretaunga Groundwater Quality – November 2016

Other Meetings With Key People

The Regional Council, along with representatives of the TANK group and Beef and Lamb organised some meetings (September 2016) with farmers to introduce them to the TANK project.  The people attending were given an overview of the TANK project some of the issues arising, a look at how land and water management was developed in the Tukituki catchment and an introduction to how Beef and Lamb NZ can provide advice and assistance.  The presentation is available here.

A further series of meetings with pastoral farmers in the TANK catchments is being held in early March 2017 (see flier).   These meetings will be an opportunity for pastoral hill country farmers to understand more about the water quality challenges facing the TANK rivers and estuaries.  A particular focus will be on how to meet a target for reducing the amount of sediment lost as a result of land use activities and soil erosion.

Pastoral Farmer Events - 13-15 March 2017

Surface Water Quality


Flows and Allocations


Wetlands and Estuaries


Related Documents

27 page views for the last 30 days

Share with a friend  

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - / +64 6 835 9200 / Fax: +64 6 835 3601