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HB Walkabout: Anderson Park


Covering some 36 hectares, Anderson Park is Napier’s largest recreational park and the extensive waterway system which weaves through it is home to a large number of ducks, geese, swans and other wildlife.  The picturesque park was once the home…

Jessica Maxwell04 August 2020

7% New Zealanders fear job loss

HB Recovery

A poll just released by Horizon Research finds that 30% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their household is worse or much worse than a year ago. Eighteen percent say they are better off, with 50% reporting ‘about…

BayBuzz03 August 2020

Slash and Regenerate


Editor’s Note: Hopefully you’ve read Re-boot or Revolution, from our Jul/Aug magazine, in which David Trubridge, Bruce Bisset and Paul Paynter discuss the ruination of Hawke’s Bay (and the planet) via rampant capitalism and dysfunctional democracy. After that, you might…

Phyliss Tichinin03 August 2020

HB Future Farming Trust reports


Trustees of the new Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust delivered their first annual report to the Regional Council last week. The Trustees are: John vander Linden (chair), Phil Schofield, Scott Lawson, Greg Hart, Liz Krawczyk, Tom Belford and Will Foley.…

Tom Belford31 July 2020

Overseas rellies in danger

HB Recovery

I suppose we’re all adjusting to the reality that in-person connection with our overseas rellies is not going to happen anytime soon. And while the separation itself is not happy-making, emotions are further stirred by the frightening recognition that wherever…

Tom Belford31 July 2020

The humble orange


As we move well beyond the Winter solstice and start to claw back those stolen daylight hours, the Hawke’s Bay citrus harvest continues in abundance. While I always look forward to this fruiting season, it also fills me with sadness…

Alby Hailes30 July 2020

Whakatu inland port soiled?


The Napier Port may be feeling somewhat between a rock and a hard place over its proposed development of an inland port at Whakatu. The Government recently announced the provision, in principle, of $20 million towards the construction of an…

Dale Cowie30 July 2020

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