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Napier house values rise 35.2%

Housing The Buzz NCC

Napier’s average house value now sits at $655,000 according to the latest rating valuations prepared by Quotable Value (QV), an increase of 35.2% since 2017. The corresponding average land value has increased by 37.1% to $304,000. Rating valuations are usually…

BayBuzz03 December 2020

Reflections on EAST 2020

Culture The Buzz Arts

The scaffolding is gone, the red multi-gabled roof gleams, the outdoor signage is up and a crowd of 350+ has gathered in the forecourt of the Hastings City Art Gallery waiting to be welcomed into the building. This is the…

Kay Bazzard03 December 2020

Wings and Wildlife December

Environment Community Explore HB

December’s Wings and Wildlife community newsletter is now available for download here. In this issue … Te Mata Park is this month’s destination. Havelock North photographer, Chris Helliwell, shares some tips on how to take the perfect wildlife photo. Napier’s…

BayBuzz30 November 2020

World Soil Day

Land/Farming Issues Climate

Just ‘dirt’ to some, but entirely fitting that there should be a ‘World Soil Day’. It’s our most precious natural resource … given that its loss cannot be replaced by those who destroy or mis-use it. So December 5 is…

BayBuzz30 November 2020

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