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Education Review

31 March 2016

Failure … we need more of it! By Paul Paynter Modern New Zealand seems proud of the inclusive society we’ve created. But we’re often not as inclusive as we try to make out, particularly with regard to traditional stereotypes. Society…

BayBuzz31 March 2016

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The Dam

21 May 2014

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

28 December 2012

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

10 May 2012

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

08 May 2012

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

02 September 2011

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?

16 April 2010

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'

12 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

09 April 2010

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

Tim Gilbertson: The Age of Reason

15 February 2010

I once believed that we were living in the Age of Reason. I now realise that I confused it with the Age of Aquarius, which was dawning about the same time as I was becoming aware of such things. It…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Wayne Bradshaw: Looking Ahead

15 February 2010

With 2010 now upon us, let me wish you all a happy new year. Firstly, I would like to applaud the Hastings Council for the new approach taken to the planned Customer Service Centre Building. Rather than build a new…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Mayor Barbara Arnott: Napier … A Pretty Good Year Ahead

15 February 2010

2010 heralds sixty years since Napier gained city status. It is tempting to take a look back at the history and heritage that we today are privileged to continue building on, but this article is about this year and this…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Brendan Webb: Entrails

15 February 2010

The warrior queen stood on the Hill of Bluff and stared down at the bustling port below. Barbarus Arnottus, ruler of Napierion, watched as vessels from the land of the Great Dragon unloaded their cargoes. Sometimes huge ships brought large…

BayBuzz15 February 2010