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Head of Steam

April 1, 2014 - Brendan Webb

Beads of perspiration trickled down the beard of Bull Doltus as he soaked in a private hot pool on the Paradus Marinus. Napierion’s new ruler breathed deeply as steam billowed around his face. He felt he thought best with his head in the clouds...Read more

The Ugly Spectator

April 1, 2014 - Damon Harvey

Two years ago I witnessed the ugly side of sport. At the conclusion of a game of under 21s rugby, when the teams were lined up to shake hands, one player decided to use his fist instead. I was shocked at this foul act of behaviour and I went...Read more

From the Editor

April 1, 2014 - Tom Belford

Public Excluded Just three meetings into the new year, it’s clear that promoting transparency at the HB Regional Council will be a struggle. For example, at our first meeting on 29 January, we deliberated two agenda items in ‘Public Excluded’...Read more

What’s in a Name?

April 1, 2014 - David Trubridge

“Naturally regenerating bush is unbelievably sprayed and destroyed by a greedy farmer. The forest has evolved for these conditions; the totally unsuitable grassland has not. In a storm slips will wash out much of the perilously thin soil.” Some...Read more

Vegetarianism… Swimming Against the Current

April 1, 2014 - Paul Paynter

Recently I’ve been reading the rants of militant vego’s. While wildly inflammatory, I love the intellectual and moral confrontation. And I confess they’ve driven me from ‘light vegetarian’ to a much higher level of adherence. Whether...Read more

THE BEST YEARS OF Our Lives: ‘Swallows’ leave at summer’s end

April 1, 2014 - Kay Bazzard

David and Morag Black have lived in Hawke’s Bay for most of their lives. It is where they raised their four children and made their living, and, for some of the year they still do. They also make their living in England or Scotland, returning each...Read more

‘Printing’ Jawbones and Helicopter Blades

April 1, 2014 - Keith Newman

A revolution in digital design technology that enables three dimensional objects to be ‘printed’ from layers of fused powders or resins is being used to create plastic and metal components for cars, planes, appliances, electronics and the human...Read more