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Articles - June 2009

Here’s where you’ll find the top features and analysis published in BayBuzz magazine. As well as the occasional pithy opinion column from our guest authors.

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Tale of two cities

30 June 2009

In his recent LTCCP submission, former Napier Councillor Robin Gwynn provided a comparative analysis of deprivation levels in various Wards in Napier. Using the standard data and methodology employed by Statistics NZ (which aggregates data on basically a city block…

Tom Belford30 June 2009

Barbara Arnott - What Others Say

28 June 2009

Barbara Arnott Mayor, Napier I expect the Study to achieve: • Identification of needs associated with growth in the area; • Surety of a framework to work within for the whole community; • Protection of identified special feature areas (rural, historic, agricultural, high…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Tom Belford - Living Off the Land

28 June 2009

Whenever the overall prosperity and growth potential of the Bay’s economy is discussed, much of the attention focuses on the farming sector. Observers say that agricultural activities of all kinds, including food processing and providing specialised services to the sector,…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Counterpoint: Tim Gilbertson - Wanted: Barking Dogs

28 June 2009

The amalgamation debate reminds me of the famous Sherlock Holmes story. The eccentric pipe smoking Pom detective tells Dr Watson about the dog barking during the night. “But the dog didn’t bark in the night,” replies the simple Doctor. “That,”…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Mayor Lawrence Yule - Our Land, Our Economy and Our Future

28 June 2009

The Heretaunga Plains, and the water beneath them, form the basis for a significant chunk of the Hawke’s Bay economy. Our climate, old river beds and former swamps provide rich growing conditions which would be hard to replicate anywhere in…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Phyllis Tichinin - Consumers -- Know Your Brix!

28 June 2009

Consumers – Know Your Brix! Phyllis Tichinin On average, the vitamin and mineral content of our food has declined 60% in the last 60 years of chemically oriented farming.* All the supplements and nutriceutals we’re taking are meant to be…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Phyllis Tichinin - Council's Role -- Education

28 June 2009

District and regional councils are taking an active role in shaping our environment, and agriculture is so closely linked to our environment in Hawke’s Bay. Biological farming can rapidly address many of our environmental challenges like water quality, soil collapse…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Phyllis Tichinin - Humus -- the miracle ingredient

28 June 2009

The most crucial aspect of biological farming is the creation of humus. Humus is the dark brown, biologically rich earth that healthy soil microbes create. It improves soil water holding capacity, provides a home for microbes and a savings account…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

Phyllis Tichinin - Better Farming Through Chemistry?

28 June 2009

Forty percent of the economy of Hawke’s Bay is based around agricultural production. But agriculture is (deservedly) getting a bad rap these days.   We are contributing to fertiliser and pesticide pollution of water, and aquifer drawdown. We’re burning up soil…

BayBuzz28 June 2009

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