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Political Round-up

April 1, 2014 - Tom Belford

Most Hawke’s Bay residents probably sighed with relief when 2013 ended, thinking the year of politics in the region was over, with October’s election putting such distracting matters to rest. However, the region’s political strife appears to...Read more

Fashion retailing

April 1, 2014 - Tom Belford

Tom Belford visits Papillon’s Dale Cooley for a crash course in women’s fashion. From time to time the BayBuzz team gets the advice … you need to make BayBuzz more ‘woman-friendly’ … you need more content for women. Except for the fact...Read more

Dairying Comes to Havelock North

April 1, 2014 - Sarah Cates

Havelock North is on the verge of receiving some very special new residents – 120 Holstein cows to be exact. These bovine residents will be the stars of a showcase model in ‘smart-farming’ practice. Michael Whittaker, a Hawke’s Bay...Read more

Making the Dam Call

January 17, 2014 - Tom Belford

With the review underway at the hands of the Government-appointed Board of Inquiry (BOI) finishing in January, a relative hush has settled over the Regional Council’s proposed plan for managing the Tukituki catchment. The BOI, having heard and...Read more


January 17, 2014 - Paul Paynter

As a boy I was briefly captivated by this band called Devo. I thought they were cool, much like I thought birthday parties and robots were cool. It turns out Devo weren’t cool. They wore silly costumes that were a cross between Star Trek and The...Read more

District Plan Review… A Balancing Act

November 10, 2013 - Anthony Vile

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. Development rulebook The...Read more

On the Hustings…

November 10, 2013 - Tom Belford

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