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
The HB Regional Council is plowing ahead with its $600 million dam scheme, even as more voices join those who have been trying to slow down the Council’s process in the interest of environmental and financial prudence.
If HBRC sticks to its stated...Read more
Our relationship with the environment is dictated in many ways by the decisions and actions of our governing bodies. As citizens we have a say through council processes, and as individuals we make choices about how we live in our natural and built...Read more
Simply put, an ‘eco-house’ is an environmentally low-impact home designed and built using materials and technology that reduces its carbon footprint and lowers its energy needs, creating a legacy of environmental responsibility rather than...Read more