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Anything China can do ...

Issues Climate

Wouldn’t it be ‘cool’ to see China and a Biden Administration get into a fierce competition to lower their greenhouse gas emissions?! The current worst offender against the historic worst…

Tom Belford21 October 2020

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New partner for Maraetōtara River

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The Maraetōtara River has received a heap of ‘tender loving care’ over the years, thanks to the persistent dedication of the Maraetōtara Tree Trust (MTT), founded in 2002. Maraetōtara River…

Tom Belford05 October 2020

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NZ ... meet Vermont

Issues

If New Zealand were a state in the US, perhaps the best fit would be Vermont. Aspiring to do the right thing with respect to climate change, fuelled by a…

Tom Belford28 September 2020

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HB thrives online

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The coronavirus has brought into sharp relief how desirous and dependent we are for communication, connection … and consumption. And when we can’t do these things in person, we go…

Tom Belford25 September 2020

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Napier Port vs Whakatu

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On Wednesday night, officials of Napier Port, accompanied by collaborators from the Hastings and Regional Councils, went on bended knee to apologise to the residents of Whakatu for inflicting the…

Tom Belford17 September 2020

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Barnyard bombshells!

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Leave it to the Greens to shake up a much needed policy debate! Their Farming for the Future campaign manifesto should relegate the ‘green school’ incident into a minor footnote…

Tom Belford15 September 2020

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Politics muddies the waters

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Apart from national and local body candidate elections, the most intense local politicking in Hawke’s Bay occurs around water. The issues are quite complex, despite the fact that all the…

Tom Belford14 September 2020

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$151m we don't want

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As we all know, 5867 cows and 41 of 43 crewmen perished when the livestock ship, Gulf Livestock 1, capsized en route from our Napier Port to China recently. Year…

Tom Belford10 September 2020

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Democracy in the dark

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A conservative think tank, The New Zealand Initiative, just published a report titled, Democracy in the Dark, which despairs of the poor civics knowledge of New Zealanders. Much of its…

Tom Belford09 September 2020

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'Cup of tea' nets $50 million

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In return for collectively promising to engage in a good faith discussion with Government about the future delivery of local drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services (3 Waters), our region’s…

Tom Belford07 September 2020

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