Articles - November 2011

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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Political leaders agree on Bay study

28 November 2011

Good news! Here’s the full text of the media release issued Monday afternoon by the mayors of Napier, Hastings, Wairoa, CHB and the chairman of the Regional Council … “The Mayors, Chair and Chief Executives of the 5 Hawke’s Bay…

Tom Belford28 November 2011

Public rates HB water quality

27 November 2011

BayBuzz recently sponsored a public forum on water issues in the Bay. A bit over 200 people attended, and 107 of those completed a survey asking their opinion on a number of water issues and policies. I do not represent…

Tom Belford27 November 2011

Waiting with bated breath on regional study

23 November 2011

As you know, I support A Better Hawke’s Bay (ABHB), now with 1,000 supporters, in its advocacy of a comprehensive study of Hawke’s Bay’s performance — one that includes re-examining the suitability of our local/regional governance arrangements going forward. Yesterday…

Tom Belford23 November 2011

National neutering Regional Council(s)

17 November 2011

I just read through the National Party’s environment policy statement (download PDF here). It re-states a message already clearly delivered back in September by Environment Minister Smith and Ag Minister Carter, when they formally charged the National Land and Water…

Tom Belford17 November 2011

Some Regional Councillors are camera shy

14 November 2011

Faced with a 4-4 vote tie (Councillor Kirton absent), Chairman Fenton Wilson used his casting vote to put online webcasting and archiving of Regional Council meetings into next year’s proposed Long Term Plan, at the recent meeting of HBRC’s Corporate…

Tom Belford14 November 2011

Transparency on display at Cranford

14 November 2011

Earlier this month, Cranford Hospice conducted its first public Annual Meeting, an initiative of the insitution’s new Governance Board chaired by Ken Gilligan. As is pretty well known, BayBuzz was a vocal critic of Cranford’s previous management regime. The new…

Tom Belford14 November 2011

More from BayBuzz magazine

12 November 2011

For our digital readers, here are more articles from the Nov/Dec issue of BayBuzz magazine. In Earthquake Released More Than the Earth’s Strain, Michael Fowler offers another entertaining look at the historical Hasting-Napier rivalry. Janet Luke introduces us to the…

Tom Belford12 November 2011

Is BayBuzz too negative?

08 November 2011

Every now and then someone will gently suggest (or not so gently in the case of some councillors) that BayBuzz is too critical, too negative. I listen carefully to that, because I do intend BayBuzz to be a force for…

Tom Belford08 November 2011

Nov/Dec BayBuzz mag published

06 November 2011

I know you’re going to want to touch and see it firsthand, but you can get a digital preview of the Nov/Dec BayBuzz magazine through our online reader here. Or, for ready access to our lead articles, use these links…

Tom Belford06 November 2011