I suspect most BayBuzz readers know by now I was a successful candidate for the Regional Council in the recent elections.
Campaigning – if one is serious about it – is at once challenging, exhausting, humbling, occasionally exhilarating … and...Read more
The election noise is thankfully over. Time to settle back into three more years of ‘head down, bum up’ ongoing work. One of the projects keeping our public servants busy is the review of the Hastings District Plan.
With the election season upon us, undoubtedly the clever candidates, especially amongst the incumbents, will again pledge themselves to ensuring council ‘transparency’ if they are elected.
It’s an easy promise … a throwaway line. But what...Read more
In October people living in Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North will have the chance to vote on whether fluoride belongs in their drinking water. Jessica Soutar Barron reports two views.
Dr Paul Connett, author of The Case Against Fluoride and...Read more
Keith Newman talks to the executive team at feisty local telco NOW about humble beginnings and getting match fit to take on the Goliaths of the communications world.
A flyweight wireless internet provider that began life in a Hastings laundry a...Read more
Politics 2013 is already getting quite complicated for the casual bystander. A stunning retirement in Napier. Continuing meltdown at the Regional Council. Boundary realignment in Hastings. Wairoa and CHB – everyone, for that matter – dancing...Read more
Every three years councils set out work programmes and budget priorities in their Long Term Plans (LTP). Then every year they tweak it and ask the folks at home what they think before adopting that year’s official Annual Plan.
Councils have just...Read more