What would New Zealand do without its willing volunteers? A two-yearly study by Statistics New Zealand shows that a million adult New Zealanders are actively involved as volunteers in the community, that is one third of the population across the...Read more
How far the house and culture of home making has evolved, from our ancestral cave dwellers to Grand Designs and other weekly exposes.
Through the ages, the house in whatever form has stood as shelter and the focus of family life and ritual. If...Read more
Keith Newman talks to games developer David Frampton about the real world of coding, mind-enhancing virtual worlds, time crystals and his desire to top the iPhone app charts.
A recent study from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University credits...Read more
When you think of Hawke’s Bay, do you imagine a literary hub – a thriving centre of writing and publishing? If you don’t, look a little closer. There is a growing number of events and activities to keep word-lovers engaged and challenged, and...Read more
The office photocopier hummed and clunked, sliding the final white sheet of printed paper out into the bottom tray. The young town-planning staff member stapled it between the covers of his first report.
A few minutes later he tapped on the City...Read more
Start paying attention!
This year’s local council elections seem far off at this point, but the key issues are already shaping up quite clearly.
In fact, 2013 will be a defining election year, with decisions looming that will shape the direction...Read more
To dam or not to dam.
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council assures us that if the Makaroro dam is built, Ruataniwha Plains farmers will shift to ‘best farming practices’ and the environment and the economy will benefit. What are these better...Read more