Flying back to Christchurch from a long weekend in Hawke’s Bay, I reviewed the photos I had taken during my stay and was again reminded of the natural beauty of the region. An image of a Gummar and Ford house in its spectacular setting started my...Read more
We talk a lot about lifestyle and how lucky we are to live in Hawke’s Bay. Let’s face it … living in Havelock North, the Village, is very nice.
It’s easy to get around, all the required amenities are nearby, the natives in the daytime are...Read more
Once upon a time – twenty years ago – most couples met in bars. After a couple of beers a man plucked up the courage to approach a woman and, risking humiliation, ask for a dance.
That was how we met our partners in the good old days. It...Read more
Throughout New Zealand, school boards of trustees (myself included) are debating National’s recent announcement to spend an extra $359 million to create four new teaching and leadership roles working across schools – Executive Principals...Read more
I returned a little over a year ago from my overseas adventures, after working my way around the world for six years onboard a private motor yacht. The nature of my job meant I was lucky enough to dine in some of the most prestigious establishments...Read more
A grumpy letter by Jessica Maxwell of Havelock North drew my attention to the invasion of Argentine ants into the village … and with it a vexing policy problem.
The Argentine ant is placed by the World Conservation Union in the top 100 worst...Read more
The big amalgamation debate is pretty emotional and will continue on to the bitter end.
Anyone for the plan is branded as power crazy and wanting it to happen for their own evil ends. Not to mention the conspiracy theorists that see amalgamation as...Read more