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Articles - January 2012

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29 January 2012

Last week TAG Oil and Apache Corporation gave their briefing to the Regional Council regarding oil exploration in our region (the area targeted is on Hawke’s Bay’s southern boundary). Alex Ferguson of Apache actually did all the talking, and it…

Tom Belford29 January 2012

Give this speech in Hawke's Bay, Minister Smith - Part 2

27 January 2012

On Wednesday, MP Nick Smith gave a sweeping speech to the Nelson Rotary in his home constituency. He focused mostly on issues in his two ministerial portfolio areas … the environment and local government. With respect to the environment, Smith…

Tom Belford27 January 2012

Give this speech in Hawke's Bay, Minister Smith

26 January 2012

On Wednesday, MP Nick Smith gave a sweeping speech to the Nelson Rotary in his home constituency. He focused mostly on issues in his two ministerial portfolio areas … the environment and local government. What he said about local government…

Tom Belford26 January 2012

Regional Council approves regional performance study

25 January 2012

The Regional Council, meeting in committee, yesterday unanimously approved terms of reference (TOR) for the regional performance study. The complete TOR are here. During the open discussion, two key points were firmly established. First, despite indirect language in the TOR,…

Tom Belford25 January 2012

Drilling into fracking

23 January 2012

In their first quasi-public appearance in Hawke’s Bay, TAG Oil and Apache Corporation will make a presentation on Wednesday the 25th at 1pm to the HB Regional Council. I say “quasi-public” because this is not truly a public forum. TAG…

Tom Belford23 January 2012

Hawke's Bay study terms should advance

19 January 2012

Next Wednesday the Regional Council will consider Terms of Reference for the study our five councils have agreed to conduct regarding the region’s economic, social and governance performance. Given that the Regional Council wrote the resolution upon which these Terms…

Tom Belford19 January 2012

"I can see my toes!"

17 January 2012

BayBuzz has argued that the measurement test for clean water used by the HB Regional Council has been determined by Councillor Ewan Mc Gregor’s standard — “If I can see my toes, it’s OK.” Councillor McGregor says we have it…

Tom Belford17 January 2012

Paratene Matchitt at his finest

16 January 2012

Fine food and Paratene Matchitt too. Our art commentator Roy Dunningham raves about the Paratene Matchitt exhibition now at the Black Barn Gallery until 5 February. Paratene Matchitt At His Finest By Roy Dunningham Some artists burst upon the scene…

Tom Belford16 January 2012

Toughen up swimmers!

13 January 2012

That seems to be the motto of the District Health Board and the Regional Council. With a headline last Wednesday that literally screamed — Children scream from rash after Lake Tutira swim — HB Today reported the plight of several…

Tom Belford13 January 2012

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