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Threepeat for NOW

The Buzz

Hawke’s Bay-based broadband and business communication provider NOW has picked up the award for New Zealand’s Best Customer Support at the Broadband Compare Awards – for the third year running. The Awards recognise excellence and achievement across the broadband sector…

Sarah Thornton20 October 2020

Everyman - by HaBYT


Everyman. Here in front of us was such an exuberant energy, intensity, physicality, truth and sincerity – some of the descriptors that flood to mind as I sit down to write this review of Everyman, that was performed by a…

Kay Bazzard20 October 2020

HB Walkabout: Park Island


Before a magnitude 7.8 earthquake uplifted the land in 1931, the low-lying areas around Park Island were mudflats and tidal inlets of the Ahuriri Lagoon. Development to transform part of the area into a major sports hub started in 1981…

Jessica Maxwell19 October 2020

New Cape Coast water imminent

The Buzz

The frustration of rust-coloured drinking and washing water is about to end when the water supply from the Palamino Rd bore is piped into the homes of Cape Coast residents, hopefully by the second week in November. The new Haumoana,…

Keith Newman19 October 2020

Lorck wins ... finally!

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The biggest local political story is Anna Lorck’s victory over incumbent Lawrence Yule for Tukituki MP. Over and over it’s been said that both candidates had plenty of negative baggage. Yet both have persevered in politics, each to their personal…

Tom Belford19 October 2020

Good news and bad for HB


It’s always great to see good news about our region. And gratifying when we see our councils and councillors doing the jobs we elect and pay them to do. So, in that vein, we note Bay Espresso opening its fifth…

Tom Belford17 October 2020

One year on ...

HB Recovery

The reminder that it was my turn to write a column for BayBuzz arrived in my inbox on the one year anniversary since my election as the mayor of our beautiful city.  So what could be more fitting than a…

Mayor Kirsten Wise17 October 2020

Wanted: A CEO to trust

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The Napier City Council has commenced its search for new permanent chief executive, replacing interim chief Keith Marshall, who Mayor Wise and others credit with doing a splendid job. In case you’re interested in applying, here’s the job description on…

Tom Belford15 October 2020

Fire and clay on display


This week, preparations for the Fire & Clay Night are under way with the loading of the big old wood kiln at the Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. Literally, hundreds of pieces of bisqued clay work made by local artists and…

Kay Bazzard15 October 2020

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