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More enforcement coming?

Issues

Pleased to see a fine ($12,555) levied for illegal burning in Hawke’s Bay, even though the offence occurred over a year ago. Here — from the Sentencing Report — is the offence, which was noticed by an enforcement officer who just…

BayBuzz02 July 2020

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Regenerative agriculture takes root

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Two of NZ’s most respected advocates for ‘regenerative’ agriculture – Peter Barrett of Linnburn Station (recently featured on ‘Country Calendar’) and Jono Frew of Natural Performance — will be presenting in Hawke’s Bay on 8 July, sponsored by the HB…

BayBuzz30 June 2020

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NZ's melting glaciers

Issues

By now, you’re probably accustomed to the warnings about melting glaciers as a consequence of global warming. The photo above depicts desperate efforts to save an Italian glacier by covering it with tarps! But in case you tend to brush…

BayBuzz29 June 2020

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Burning unacceptable!

Issues

This photograph just sent to BayBuzz at 11am Thursday, 11th June. The location is Middle Road at Gilpin, just outside Havelock North. Some farmer/grower apparently thinks it’s totally acceptable to spew noxious smoke over a wide swath of his neighbours. But…

BayBuzz11 June 2020

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The Dam

Water Magazine

Tukituki Protected … but what about the Dam? By Tom Belford Environmentally prudent water management took a leap forward in April when a Board of Inquiry ordered a stringent regulatory plan for protecting the Tukituki. Show us the Money By…

BayBuzz21 May 2014

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25 Stars to Watch in 2013

Other Magazine

The new year brings us fresh aspirations and expectations for ourselves, our families and our community. Hawke’s Bay will be carried forward in the coming year by many familiar, longstanding leaders in our various sectors, many of whom we’ve featured…

BayBuzz28 December 2012

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50 water storage questions

Water Magazine

General Status of Tukituki Catchment 1. What is HBRC’s position on the current – or benchmark – environmental health of the Tukituki? Do environmentalists or other government assessments agree with that assessment? 2. What standards, indicators or measures will HBRC…

BayBuzz10 May 2012

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They're back

Magazine

A familiar story told in Hawke’s Bay is of the prodigal son or daughter. BayBuzz is heartened to see many Hawke’s Bay ex-pats returning to the fold with rich experiences and enhanced skills. We ask the ‘returnees’ where did they…

BayBuzz08 May 2012

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They're Back

Other Magazine

BayBuzz is heartened to see many Hawke’s Bay ex-pats returning to the fold with rich experiences and enhanced skills. We ask the ‘returnees’ where did they go, what did they do and what prompted their return. The Auckland commute was…

BayBuzz02 September 2011

Sunset for Regional Council?

Environment

Which body has primary responsibility for protecting our local environment here in the Bay? Arguably the Regional Council. But a variety of forces threaten to disempower that role. Death by the guillotine, or by a thousand cuts? Here’s my assessment…

BayBuzz16 April 2010

'Take a hiding for nothing'

Health

On 27 February 2008 then-Health Minister David Cunliffe fired the seven freshly elected members of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and appointed outsider Sir John Anderson as Commissioner to run the DHB. After months of political and legal jockeying,…

BayBuzz12 April 2010

Tim Gilbertson: Beware Of the Sacker

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In John Le  Carre’s classic novel, The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, the Hero is asked what he really believes. He replies “I believe a Number 11 Bus will take me to Clapham. I don’t believe Father Christmas…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Tom Belford: Cameras Rolling

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With support from Venture Hawke’s Bay, Film Hawke’s Bay has made its debut. Starting modestly with an office at VHB and a website nested within the VHB site (www.filmhawkesbay.com), the purpose of Film HB is to promote Hawke’s Bay as…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Roy Dunningham: Creative Hawke's Bay Invitational

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Hastings City Art Gallery – April 10-June 27 2010 It has taken awhile, but Creative Hawke’s Bay has got the formula right for this year’s Invitationals exhibition. The old Hawke’s Bay Review had been in decline and was replaced by…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Anna Lorck: Florence Nightingale

Other

The man in our house has a cough – it’s a nagging sound that I hear each time it arrives and it always gets worse. He does little to help himself. Instead, he’s in the camp of fighting the cough…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Tom Belford: Take a Hiding for Nothing

Other

On 27 February 2008 then-Health Minister David Cunliffe fired the seven freshly elected members of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and appointed outsider Sir John Anderson as Commissioner to run the DHB. After months of political and legal jockeying,…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Kathy Webb: Na-Pure and Ha-Stinks

Other

Can Napier and Hastings continue to exist with an invisible Berlin Wall between them? Or can they call a truce and form a united front before someone does it for them? Kathy Webb investigates. Na-Pure and Ha-Stinks It’s an old…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Des Ratima: Queen Elizabeth Outfall

Other

In the March BayBuzz Digest I am quoted in the Maori Health Underspend and Stinkin’ Pipes articles. I have since spoken to a number of people I respect to test my thoughts against their views. I am not surprised to…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Brendan Webb: Tightening the Noose

Other

I spend much of my day under a form of house arrest. I cannot leave the house without being closely watched and followed. I am escorted to the shed and back. At night, unseen eyes monitor my movements from beyond…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

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