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HB's Rising Stars: 40 under 40

31 January 2016

Hawke’s Bay problem solvers often lament a ‘brain drain’ when discussing our region’s challenges. They perceive that we’re losing our ‘best and brightest’ to bigger places. Optimistic pragmatists say that’s a good thing. People of a certain age should move…

Jess Soutar Barron31 January 2016

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Only a ‘Chance’ to Save the Planet

31 January 2016

Welcome to the Anthropocene: the epoch in Earth’s history where humans became weather makers, future eaters, planet gamblers. Globally, 2015 was the hottest year on record; 2011-15, the hottest five-year period, with ice melting at both poles at unprecedented rates.…

Bridget Freeman-Rock31 January 2016

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Square Heart Needs Arrow

31 January 2016

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Hastings; cultural gateway to the East Coast with integrated state of the art library-gallery-digital innovation hub, majestic heritage buildings, world class hotel and business centre connected by performance spaces, eateries and quirky retail outlets.…

Keith Newman31 January 2016

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Political Buzz

31 January 2016

This year will see a shift in the focus of public debate from the fate of the Ruataniwha dam to the management of water on the Heretaunga Plains, and from the perceived threat of amalgamation to the reality (or not)…

Tom Belford31 January 2016

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Prospects for Apples and Grapes

31 January 2016

Proponents of the Ruataniwha dam have projected additional productive investment in orcharding and grape growing as an outcome of the scheme. As a fourth generation orchardist, consultant, apple breeder, export coordinator of apples and wine, here is my assessment of…

David Cranwell31 January 2016

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'Pure' Water ... Really?

30 November 2015

What is an EOC? Many of these contaminants are not new or ‘emerging’ at all. Indeed they have been part of our everyday lives for decades. New compounds are created through the fusion of chemicals or changes in the use…

Sarah Cates30 November 2015

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Awaiting the Dam Fairy

19 January 2016

On Monday HB Today published part of a Talking Point I submitted, neglecting to run the final several paragraphs (after…

Dam: Sign up and shut up!

09 January 2016

This weekend’s HB Today puts a spotlight on one of the lesser-known provisions of the Water User Agreement (WUA) governing…

Sea Swallowed Cities

29 December 2015

If you have a bit of leisure time these warm summer days, check out the maps at Climate Central. They…

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