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Trapped in a Rental Rat Race

01 August 2019

I wrote this article while moving from the comfortable three-bedroom home we had rented for four years in town into a 60m2 two-bedroom cottage in the country, with a still-to-complete tiny house in situ.  In terms of stress and disruption,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Election Action

01 August 2019

We believe the mayoral races and the make-up of the Regional Council are where the action is in this year’s elections. Damon Harvey action man! It is leadership indecisiveness that led Damon Harvey to stand for the mayor of Hastings.…

Sophie Price01 August 2019

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Matariki

01 August 2019

Over June, Bridget and Florence explored Matariki – the constellation of stars that mark an important period in the Māori lunar calendar (and for many cultures around the world). Here they head down to the Matariki winter solstice at Waitangi,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Following the Sun: Solar Take-Up Creeping

01 August 2019

Alongside wind power, solar has been touted as the ideal endgame for renewable energy, but the hype continues to outpace reality, with the market relying on low-deposit or no-deposit finance plans to lift it from the slump of stalled prices.…

Keith Newman01 August 2019

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Winter Inspiration

01 August 2019

June, 2019. It’s Sunday morning, another Hawke’s Bay blue-skied, windless, winter’s morning.  June and I have rescued the last of the tomatoes and stumbled with joy upon the odd hidden kūmara.  I hear the sounds of Haden, Hamish and James…

Mary Kippenberger01 August 2019

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Electronic Wasteland

01 August 2019

Electronic waste (e-waste) is becoming one of the fastest growing categories of hazardous waste in the world, propelled by constant changes in technology, low initial cost and planned obsolescence. Like plastics, which are going to the landfill at a greater…

Keith Newman01 August 2019

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Caveat Suffragator – Voter Beware!

01 August 2019

By the time you are reading this column, nominations for Hawke’s Bay’s local body elections will be opening (nominations open on Friday 19 July) and those who hope to become mayors or councillors will have started sticking their heads up…

Andrew Frame01 August 2019

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What’s for Dinner?

01 August 2019

Cooking a meal every night, night after night is not a new thing for homo sapiens (which I assume we all are).  We have been struggling with this problem since our forebears had to put themselves under threat of being…

Alexandra Tylee01 August 2019

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EIT Excelling in Research

01 August 2019

Good things are happening between the curve of the Tutaekurī River and the shade of Ōtātara Pā.  Academics at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) are justifiably proud. Their teaching programmes have received the highest possible assessments from NZQA’s External…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 August 2019