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James Shaw: Mea culpa

Issues

Most BayBuzz readers will have heard about Green Party James Shaw’s major judgment lapse — approving (actually, demanding) funding for an elite “green” school. Here’s his full statement of repentance…

BayBuzz03 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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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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Tired of Covid? Try earthquakes

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East Coast Lab is a collaboration of about a dozen NZ science, academic and civil defence organisations all studying  the earthquake (and resultant tsunami) risks associated with the colliding tectonic…

BayBuzz15 July 2020

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No species expendable

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According to Scientific American, this past March the smooth handfish, Sympterichthys unipennis, officially became the first modern-day marine fish to be declared extinct. A bottom-dweller, once common in Australia, the…

BayBuzz14 July 2020

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Applying the Dead Horse Theory

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First, the theory: Now, to which of the following do you think the theory best applies? Using Napier ratepayers’ money to expand the Napier National Aquarium Reviving the Ruataniwha Dam…

BayBuzz10 July 2020

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Climate tipping point closer

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The World Meteorological Organisation has predicted a 20% chance that global temperature rise will exceed 1.5 C over the pre-industrial average for the first time within the next five years.…

BayBuzz10 July 2020

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HB State of Environment

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Each month, Kathleen Kozyniak, HBRC ace climate and air scientist, prepares a Hawke’s Bay State of the Environment report that presents some of the key variables impacting our region’s eco-health…

BayBuzz07 July 2020

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Weed-killing robots

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Last week we reported the $10 billion+ settlement of health claims against Bayer, manufacturer of glyphosate (which we gardeners and farmers know as Roundup). How to replace the ubiquitous Roundup?…

BayBuzz03 July 2020

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More enforcement coming?

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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…

BayBuzz02 July 2020

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NZ's melting glaciers

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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…

BayBuzz29 June 2020

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Burning unacceptable!

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

BayBuzz08 May 2012

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