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Climate change: The false hope of salvation

01 December 2019

If I mention climate change will you stop reading? I think a lot of people would. The reason is that it’s too often predictable, preachy and grim, long on rhetoric and short on practical solutions. When someone does say something…

Paul Paynter01 December 2019

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She Came, She Listened, She Conquered!

01 December 2019

To say Kirsten Wise’s election win as Napier mayor was emphatic would be an understatement.  Incumbent two-term councillor Wise beat her nearest rival, former National MP Chris Tremain by 8,000 votes, solely gathering more than 60% of the total mayoral…

Andrew Frame01 December 2019

FROM THE EDITOR BB50

01 December 2019

I am very curious to see what kind of reader reaction we get to this edition of BayBuzz.  We’re offering some content that is likely to stir folks up and maybe elevate some blood pressure. But then, that’s what BayBuzz…

Tom Belford01 December 2019

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Bibliogrinch

01 December 2019

Silly-season shenanigans have crept up and we are scrambling to fill stockings for littlies and oldies and Uncle Roy, who’s so hard to shop for because he’s so dull.  We reach for what’s easy, like books. Easy to make decisions,…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2019

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Food Myths

01 December 2019

And soon we’re going to have to document for consumers in real time that our agricultural practices actually deliver these social goods. I make no bones about it – I think that if we screw over our soils by nuking…

Phyliss Tichinin01 December 2019

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StockX – the TradeMe for livestock

01 December 2019

Jason Roebuck is the managing director of StockX, an online livestock trading platform based in Havelock North. He says that StockX is “better for the environment. It’s better for the animals. It’s better for the buyer. It’s better for the…

Matthew Miller01 December 2019

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TANK aims for transformation

03 October 2019

For over six years a group of about 35 stakeholders — including Peter Beaven and me for the Regional Council…

Win/Win Water Harvesting Plan?

29 September 2019

As described in this 4-minute video prepared by Patrick O’Sullivan, with accomanying HB Today article, here is a water harvesting…

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YULE vs. LORCK — Round 1 – Anna Lorck

10 March 2017

To begin the campaign season, BayBuzz editor Tom Belford and reporter Sophie Price conducted 30-minute interviews with Tukituki parliamentary candidates Lawrence Yule and Anna Lorck in late February. Here is the interview with Anna Lorck in its entirety. Excerpts from the…

YULE vs. LORCK -- Round 1 - Lawrence Yule

09 March 2017

To begin the campaign season, BayBuzz editor Tom Belford and reporter Sophie Price conducted 30-minute interviews with Tukituki parliamentary candidates Lawrence Yule and Anna Lorck in late February. Here is the interview with Lawrence Yule in its entirety. Excerpts from the interviews…

Roger King: What does Hawke's Bay need?

03 September 2015

Bring the arts and creativity into business in Hawke’s Bay. “In London, the creativity sector is actually bigger than the financial services sector.”