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Water issues need fixing

Water Environment

As new residents of Havelock North, my wife Maryanne and I were among the 5,000 residents affected by the Gastro Crisis in 2016. The experience was formative. Maryanne and I…

BayBuzz25 November 2020

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Made With Care

Land/Farming Issues AgBiz

How many Hawke’s Bay faces can you identify in this MADE WITH CARE video?   The video is part of a global campaign aimed at pitching NZ’s ‘pure, safe, natural’…

BayBuzz13 November 2020

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Gorgeous colours win top awards

Culture Arts

Two Hawke’s Bay institutions have been celebrated for their use of colour, winning top awards at the 2020 Resene Total Colour Awards. The Hawke’s Bay Opera House upgrade scooped the…

BayBuzz12 November 2020

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Nash vs Nimon

Politics Issues National politics

BayBuzz offers the following information — provided by the candidates — to help inform your candidate vote in this year’s election. Here are responses to five questions BayBuzz put to…

BayBuzz12 October 2020

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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!

Issues

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

Issues

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

Issues

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"

Issues

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

Issues

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

Issues

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

Issues

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?

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…

BayBuzz02 July 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…

BayBuzz29 June 2020

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