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Guest Articles

Putting the Buzz into Residential Design

June 9, 2014 - Thom Craig

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

The Village… Lifestyle + Business

June 9, 2014 - Adrienne Pierce

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

I’m proud to own a bar

June 9, 2014 - Roy Brown

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

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