Articles - March 2010

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Students dissect Hawke's Bay

30 March 2010

Each August, dozens of students from the University of Auckland’s School of Environment descend upon Hawke’s Bay for a week of field research. They’re studying “Human Geography” which, as you’ll see from some of the research titles I mention, covers…

Tom Belford30 March 2010

I'm an Aquarius

28 March 2010

I’m an Aquarius … “let the sun shine in” is my mantra. So I am regularly disappointed, with all the sunshine in which Hawke’s Bay basks, how little of it penetrates our Councils’ walls. To the contrary, “Council transparency” is…

Tom Belford28 March 2010

Ocean Beach victory!

27 March 2010

The Environment Court has ruled that Andy Lowe’s Hill Country Corp must pay the full costs — some $300,000 — incurred by the Hastings Council in reviewing his proposed private plan change to build 1,000 housing units at Ocean Beach.…

Tom Belford27 March 2010

Two celebrations and one ...

25 March 2010

From the March Baybuzz Digest, here are two celebrations and one lament from our regular columnists … Anna Lorck, Des Ratima and Tim Gilbertson. In Coming 2nd, Anna Lorck celebrates sport and its lessons, including the value of competition. In…

Tom Belford25 March 2010

It's not easy seeming green

24 March 2010

That’s the headline from this article in the 23 March edition of The Economist. After a discourse on the various ways NZ policies and practices belie its carefully cultivated “clean, green” image, the article concludes: “In many ways, the dilemma…

Tom Belford24 March 2010

Education Standards

23 March 2010

You might have seen or heard adverts in recent days urging people to nominate themselves to run for their local school boards. So it’s kind of unfortunate timing-wise that a major battle is underway between the professional educational establishment and…

Tom Belford23 March 2010

The ink was barely dry

22 March 2010

No sooner had we published the latest BayBuzz Digest, with an article by Elizabeth Sisson on Maori health underspending, then we discovered that the problem had already worsened. Here’s Elizabeth’s article. It reports on $947,000 in unspent funds that have…

Tom Belford22 March 2010

Let's Make a Deal!

21 March 2010

Last week BayBuzz broke the news that the Hastings Council (or was it the Hastings Sports Park Trust?) gave an un-tendered roading project to Higgins Contractors in exchange for a $500,000 donation to the sports park. Let’s be crystal clear…

Tom Belford21 March 2010

Man About Town

20 March 2010

Signs Of a Problem By Andrew Frame Just when Hastings thought it had all the mindless Council fun with sports park funding, wastelands where sports parks used to be, and problems with pools of stuff that is hard to push…

Tom Belford20 March 2010