Issues by Mark Sweet

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Fishy Business

Accountability Environment Magazine Business/Economy

When in November 2012, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) reported that New Zealand’s fisheries were ‘in good shape’, many people with intimate knowledge of Hawke’s Bay fishing shook their heads in disbelief. “How would they know?” says Wayne Bicknell.…

Mark Sweet28 December 2012

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On Death and Dying


“All forms of life on this earth have their periods of birth, infancy, youth, maturity, and finally decay.” Jim Clayton, Napier One of my grandfathers said he “wanted to die with his boots on.” And he did, while fixing his…

Mark Sweet07 November 2012

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The other side


Once again, BayBuzz has asked our resident explorer of the alternative, Mark Sweet, to take us somewhere few of us generally go. Or in this case, maybe all of us … eventually. It’s a cold night. Frost is growing on…

Mark Sweet05 September 2012

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Farmers mull over water storage


A lake once covered the Ruataniwha Plains, and its name remembers the two, human-eating, taniwha who lived there. One day they fought over a boy who had fallen into the lake, and so fierce was their battle, their writhing tails…

Mark Sweet11 May 2012

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Personal visions develop Hawke's Bay


“A swampy jungle of interlaced flax and cutting grass, taller than a mounted horseman, and so dense it is more practical to go by river than attempt to force a path through it.” Missionary William Colenso describes the Heretaunga Plains…

Mark Sweet09 March 2012

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New age is old age

Social Magazine

People with visions are usually outward looking … determined to transform their business, community or even the world. As a counterpoint, BayBuzz asked Mark Sweet to explore the realm of personal transformation, visiting some practitioners whose aim is to help…

Mark Sweet04 January 2012

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After Midnight


It’s midnight on Saturday, and in the lobby of the Napier Police Station someone has posted a poem on the reinforced glass panel that separates us from them. I am the one where you fear to be I have seen what you fear to…

Mark Sweet03 November 2011

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