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A Christmas Inspiration

December 24, 2008

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas to all of our readers — even the ones we poke at from time to time — and for a wonderful holiday season. BayBuzz has few traditions at this point. But here is one of them … a rendition of O Holy Night that you will never forget. To […]

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Sports park cures bovine tuberculosis, and more

December 22, 2008

Nearly breathless with emotion, Mayor Lawrence Yule announced last week that the proposed regional sports park could be the key to reducing crime in Hawke’s Bay … indeed the entire east coast. “I was dismayed to see Hawke’s Bay was over-represented in the recent blitz on drink driving, especially among younger drivers. This, and our […]

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BayBuzz Digest #5 – in print and online

December 19, 2008

The December edition of BayBuzz Digest is now available, and all the articles are on the BayBuzz website as well. The Digest will be letterbox-distributed in the next few days to about 10,000 homes in Hastings, Napier and Havelock North, plus you can pick up a copy in a few dozen shops, dairies and cafes […]

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Don’t dare to make us protect our water!

December 17, 2008

Yesterday the HB Regional Council — you remember, the Councillors charged with protecting the region’s environment and natural resources — decided its stance on a new National Policy Standard on Freshwater Management. This proposal aims at strengthening water protections, and was initiated by the late dearly departed Labour Government. It is now out for public […]

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Kent Baddeley – Salut!

December 16, 2008

Against the tide of the glinting, stainless steel, wind-up wine-making machinery of modern wineries, there is a small band of boutique winemakers who want to feel their grapes like new born babes in their hands. Tim Turvey of Clearview Estate is one such winemaker. Way back when, he was studying town planning at varsity and […]

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Arts in Profile – Ben Pearce: Seeing the Light

December 16, 2008

By Brooks Belford Ben Pearce, a young sculptor, arrived at Cicada in 2005.    At that time, David Trubridge’s manufacturing plant included a nascent “arts incubator”…a place where artists and designers of different persuasions could work individually as well as collaborate. Like an artist-in-residence, Pearce focused on his own art in a Cicada studio.  Today, the […]

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Arts in profile – David Trubridge

December 16, 2008

By Brooks Belford French design magazine L’Express recently hailed him as one of the 15 best designers in the world. New Zealand Institute of Architects last year awarded him their highest distinction.  The United Nations gave him the Green Leaf award for artistic excellence.  “His work knows no boundaries.” “A design visionary.” “The world’s most […]

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