Hawke's Bay Catchment Board and Regional Water Board
The Hawke's Bay Catchment Board was constituted by an Order in Council on September 23 1943. The first meeting of the Board was held on the 12th of July 1944. In 1970 the Catchment Board was appointed as the Regional Water Board for the Hawke's Bay. In 1989 it amalgamated with the Hawkes Bay Pest Destruction Board and other authorities to form the Hawke's Bay Regional Council.