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Covid Recovery

As we leave behind our Covid restrictions regarding working, I’m already hearing two distinct camps emerging … Those who miss the buzz and are eager to get out, go to the office and engage face-to-face with their colleagues, clients, customers,…

Tom Belford02 June 2020

The Future Is Now


Sir Peter Gluckman, top science advisor in the previous government, has (with colleagues) prepared two ‘must read’ papers for anyone seriously interested in ‘what next?’ for New Zealand. And there are more to come. His papers reinforce the reality that…

Tom Belford01 June 2020

Bee Card & lower bus fares coming


An attempt to counter poor patronage on bus routes in the Napier-Hastings region and reduce the number of cars on the road will begin in August with the trial of flat fees and a new Bee Card ticketing system. Hawke’s…

BayBuzz Team01 June 2020

Wanted: Regional recovery manager

Covid Recovery

Hawke’s Bay is to get a new regional recovery director who will work alongside government agencies, iwi, and businesses to coordinate, support and lead a range of recovery projects set in motion by the five councils. The senior executive level…

Keith Newman01 June 2020

For Ocean Addicts


Writing on a very wet day! The World Economic Forum in Switzerland is offering an  impressive series of webcasts over the coming week (M-F CEST, Geneva time) on the state of our oceans, featuring dozens of global experts on every…

Tom Belford01 June 2020

Cheers to Black Monk!

The Buzz

Local brewery Zeelandt’s Black Monk (Schwarzbier) has made the list of the Top 30 beers and ciders in the 2020 New World Beer & Cider Awards announced today. Christopher Barber, Head Brewer and owner of Zeelandt Brewery says their small…

BayBuzz Team01 June 2020

Beware, your wheelie bin is watching you!


First of all, let us highly compliment whoever conceived and designed the new informational booklet — Your Guide to Reducing Waste — distributed by the Hastings District Council to local residents. It is exceptionally clear and informative … and even…

BayBuzz Team29 May 2020

Gov't announces murky 'Action for Healthy Waterways'


The Government announced its anxiously-awaited freshwater policy decisions this week, under the rubric ‘Action for Healthy Waterways’, with interest groups across the spectrum fairly muted in both their praise and criticism. For example, Fish & Game called the reforms a…

Tom Belford29 May 2020

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