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
This is my secret. A quarter acre slice of wild beach paradise. Bondi this is not!
Take a stroll in any direction on the Cape Coast and you will come across tiny artisan producers, orchards, berry farms, substantial and family vineyard operations...Read more
The Bay is graced with many high performers in sport – individuals like Israel Dagg, Brooke MacDonald (mountainbiker), Bobbi Gichard (swimmer) and teams such as the Magpies, Hawks and Hawke’s Bay United.
But as a community we tend to look at...Read more
Currently, medical and political corridors – nationally, internationally, but also locally – are filled with talk regarding sustainability of health systems. Individuals, communities and societies all wish to ensure that we have the best of...Read more
We seem to have survived the recent spate of food safety scandals with most of our markets intact.
But that shouldn’t make us complacent, for our reputation as the producer of safe, healthy food has taken a hit, and it’s inevitable our exports...Read more
To those watching the process closely, there were few surprises when the Local Government Commission (LGC) announced its reorganisation proposal in Napier back in November. A single Hawke’s Bay Council, a unitary authority, was proposed, with...Read more
The local government elections have been and gone. The weeks-long barrage of photoshopped billboards, endless junk mail and media coverage from candidates is gone for another three years. For all its faults, democracy is something to be cherished...Read more