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EAST 2020 exhibition opens

Culture Community Events Arts

Hawke’s Bay’s flagship biennial exhibition, EAST 2020, opened to the general public on Friday evening, 20 Nov. This year’s collection includes photography, painting, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture, created by newcomers to the event alongside more established and recognised names.…

BayBuzz20 November 2020

Elective surgery facility named

Health The Buzz

The $70 million Hawke’s Bay-owned and operated elective surgery facility currently under construction in Hastings has been named as Kaweka Health. The first stage of the project includes four operating theatres providing around 5,000 operations a year, full pre-op and…

Sarah Thornton20 November 2020

Napier Port sails on

Business/Economy The Buzz Companies

Napier Port released its 2020 annual results this week, and it appears to have weathered the Covid storm, buoyed by the region’s strong primary production sector … at least for the time being. In a justifiably upbeat statement, Napier Port…

Tom Belford19 November 2020

Bloody brilliant!

The Buzz Waste Wellbeing

A Kiwi-made menstrual cup, the brainchild of Hawke’s Bay’s Robyn McLean and best friend Mary Bond, has become the first sanitary product to win a design award in New Zealand. The Hello Cup, which is manufactured in Onekawa, scooped the…

Sarah Thornton19 November 2020

Poll ahead for Maori seats on HBRC

Politics The Buzz HBRC

On Wednesday, Regional councillors rejected a rushed effort by Chairman Rex Graham and Councillor Rick Barker to mandate — then and there — dedicated Maori wards for the HB Regional Council. While most councillors expressed sympathy with the proposition, the…

Tom Belford19 November 2020

Building Green

Environment Issues Green Living

With the passing of the Zero Carbon Bill in November 2019, New Zealand committed to reducing all greenhouse gas emissions, except biogenic methane (animals) to net zero by 2050. Buildings are responsible for approximately 20% the country’s carbon footprint (39%…

Mark Sweet17 November 2020

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