In amongst the 1,100-odd pages of the draft Hastings District Plan is an exciting proposal to capture a huge marketing opportunity for all food producers in the region: keeping the district’s fields free of genetically engineered (GE/GM) crops and...Read more
Editor’s Note …
Water is an integral, defining part of Mãori self-identity. And here in Hawke’s Bay, Ngãti Kahungunu, the country’s third-largest iwi, has begun to flex its muscles as a more active voice in water issues.
In a recent National Business Review article, Greens preparing for government, Matthew Hooten, noting the Green Party’s strong standing in current polls, wrote:
“The business community and the Greens will always be wary of one another but it is...Read more
With Hawke’s Bay teetering on the brink of yet another drought, an equally hot and damaging storm is brewing over water storage and irrigation in the region.
To its proponents the Ruataniwha Plains project west of Waipukurau would deliver big...Read more
As the region hears about unemployment, the state of the economy, local government reform and the Ruataniwha Dam project, the Government is quietly spending $2.2 million a day ($800 million per annum) supporting our health, education, police...Read more
I’ve been asked to write about what the Hawke’s Bay arts and cultural sector most needs. At the same time I’ve been given instruction that I’m not to mention the Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery.
Setting my mind to the task, I can...Read more
December 30, 2012 - Kim Thorp
Kim Thorp addressed the marketing opportunity available to a GE-Free Hawke’s Bay at the Genetic Modification Forum sponsored by the Hastings District Council in October. Here are his remarks.
Let’s pick off a number of givens first.
It is a...Read more