Issues by Pat Turley

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The Renaissance of Paharakeke/ Flaxmere

01 February 2020

But 50-odd years on, renaissance is underway. The word ‘potential’ keeps popping up. What’s in view is startling. The community and her leaders are taking the arid westerly corner of Hastings back. Flaxmere is definitely on a roll.  The Hastings…

Pat Turley01 February 2020

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Coastal property values reflect climate change

01 December 2019

Hawke’s Bay’s coastal strategy has become a pressing topic. Storm surges have wreaked spectacular havoc at Clifton beach, coastal Te Awanga and Haumoana. Hohepa has decided to retreat from low-lying land near Clive for its residents’ safety.  And inland residential…

Pat Turley01 December 2019

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The Value of Urban Trees

01 June 2019

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. Environmentally crucial and a cultural touchstone, they have a massive role to play in urban New Zealand. In terms of their environmental benefits, trees provide habitat, sequester…

Pat Turley01 June 2019

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The Value of Trees

01 April 2019

The social, environmental and economic value of trees can be thought of as a closely intertwined network of roots in a vast forest. Human sustainability cannot exist without environmental sustainability, and the value of trees extends considerably beyond their direct…

Pat Turley01 April 2019

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CBDs Are Social Centres

01 December 2018

Our town centres are the heart of our communities. Our CBDs are social history mirrors and their change and vibrancy tell a tale.  When founded 145 years ago (1873), Hastings was undoubtedly raw and fledgling. Its history of booms and…

Pat Turley01 December 2018

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Property Values in 2028 … An Economic Barometer

01 October 2018

Ten years have passed since the 2007/08 global financial crisis. Our company reporting in mid-2008 said: “It’s a headwind with a high chill factor.” Property market adjustments were not immediate, particularly for leasing. By early 2009, we reported that the…

Pat Turley01 October 2018

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The Ruataniwha Roars

01 August 2018

Māori mythology tells a story of a boy who fell into a lake and two taniwha fought over his body. The lashing of their tails broke through the eastern bank forming the Tukituki and Waipawa rivers, draining the lake and…

Pat Turley01 August 2018