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Guest Articles

No Room for Complacency

April 1, 2014 - Patrick Jones

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

Don’t Order Steak! or Chicken

April 1, 2014 - Liv Reynolds

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

Stamp the Ant!

April 1, 2014 - Rick Barker

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 A’ Debate

January 17, 2014 - Adrienne Pierce

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

Taste Te Awanga

January 17, 2014 - Prue Barton

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 Academy of Sport… Changing Lives

January 17, 2014 - Damon Harvey

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

Sustaining Health in the Era of Austerity

January 17, 2014 - Tim Frendin

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