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CHB water choices put on ice

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The Regional Council today engaged in a robust discussion of how to proceed with water security options for Central Hawke’s Bay. Two aspects of the discussion were most promising: There…

Tom Belford03 September 2020

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Bats score again!

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Long-tailed bats, that is. You might recall our June article, A win for bats, where we reported that a recent study over summer on native long-tailed bat populations in Central Hawke’s…

BayBuzz01 September 2020

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HDC moots camouflaged tanks

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The decision of Hastings District Council to install water storage tanks in Frimley Park hasn’t gone down that well (pardon the pun). Nevertheless, the Council is ready to join the…

BayBuzz28 August 2020

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HBRC struggles on dam issue

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The HBRC is struggling to find its way on the issue of ‘water security’ in Central Hawke’s Bay (CHB). Any credible examination of this issue must begin by answering the…

Tom Belford28 August 2020

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QAnon ... NZ style

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The perfect storm created by an election campaign and a Covid community outbreak has allowed fear and hatred to flare up across all social and mainstream media platforms. At a…

Maxine Boag22 August 2020

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HBRC's 'Significant Activities'

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A ‘must  read’ document prepared for each meeting of the Regional Council is the pedestrian-sounding ‘Significant Organisational Activities through (Month) (Year)’. It gets published online as part of the monthly…

Tom Belford21 August 2020

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National Climate Risk Assessment

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The Government recently released its first National Climate Risk Assessment, which will be updated every six years. Within two years, a ‘national adaptation plan’ must now be produced, and implementation…

Tom Belford20 August 2020

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Dairy loyalty

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On the weekend, Waipukurau dairy company, Lindsay Farm, emailed approximately 1,900 ‘partner’ families to inform them they are not able to supply them with raw milk this week, with the…

Giselle Reid17 August 2020

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Just keeps getting hotter

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The latest assessment of the American Meteorological Society, the State of the Climate in 2019, reports that 2019 was among the warmest years on record, and this decade is the hottest…

BayBuzz14 August 2020

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"Dead on arrival"

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Green Party co-leader James Shaw ‘Zoomed’ into Hawke’s Bay last Tuesday evening. I had a chance to query him regarding current efforts to resuscitate the Ruataniwha Dam scheme. If such…

BayBuzz13 August 2020

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Normalising cannabis

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As published in July/August BayBuzz magazine On the first Saturday of bar freedom after Covid 19 lockdown, Wellington’s Courtney Place is closed to vehicles, making it easier to keep the…

Mark Sweet11 August 2020

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Watch Franz Josef Glacier melt

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I’m occasionally asked — like once a year — why BayBuzz doesn’t give ‘equal time’ to skeptics of global warming. The answer is simple: for the same reason we wouldn’t…

Tom Belford10 August 2020

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Co-designing our water solutions

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New Zealand is entering into a national conversation about how we can deliver better for our communities and our environment in the building and operating of the infrastructure that makes…

Alex Walker06 August 2020

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