Articles by Tom Belford

Here’s where you’ll find the top features and analysis published in BayBuzz magazine. As well as the occasional pithy opinion column from our guest authors.

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Hawke’s Bay looks ahead.

01 October 2018

Our prognosticators were: Neil Barber, Maxine Boag, John Bostock, Charles Daugherty, Andrew Frame, Rex Graham, Alasdair MacLeod, Matt Miller, Katie Nimon, Mike Petersen, Kevin Snee, Apiata Tapine, Geraldine Travers, Tim Turvey, Alex Walker, Hamish White and Lawrence Yule.  Here’s what…

Tom Belford01 October 2018

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Leading Change

01 August 2018

Leading Change Even as a die-hard coterie of global warming deniers, greenie-bashing farmers, and oil & gas advocates hang on to the past, events in the real world are outpacing them and rendering them irrelevant.  In every sector of economic…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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Seniors Go Digital

01 August 2018

On 1 July 2010, Finland,that most super-chic of nations, giving the world such innovations as the wind turbine, ice skates, saunas, bubble chairs and Fiskars scissors (the ones with the bright orange handles) became the first nation to declare individuals’…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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At Home with Global Warming

01 August 2018

Elsewhere in this edition you’ll find disturbing updates on the global warming challenge – 400 consecutive months of above-average temperatures, a threat to 30% of the world’s veggie production, accelerated species extinction. Add in faster melting ice sheets and slower…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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01 June 2018

LTPs  ‘Tis the season of heavy lifting for councils as they come to terms with ratepayers over long-term spending priorities. Our councils will have closed their submission windows by mid-May (HBRC and CHBDC already closed), with public hearings during May…

Tom Belford01 June 2018

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Please Take Our BayBuzz Reader Survey

02 April 2018

Every couple of years we do an informal online reader survey to help us in two ways: Identify improvements we can make to BayBuzz magazine and/or our online presence. Help better describe our BayBuzz community to advertisers and ‘would-be’ subscribers.…

Tom Belford02 April 2018

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Catch-up Money

01 April 2018

Money – specifically, ratepayer money – is the hot topic of the day as the region’s five councils each conduct public consultation on their long term plans (LTPs). LTPs are the vehicles that attach funding to councils’ programme priorities, with…

Tom Belford01 April 2018

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Ambitious Long Term Plan from HBRC

17 March 2018

Last Wednesday, the Regional Council adopted its draft LTP, which will now go to the public for consultation. In its first year, this LTP proposes an increase that will average $1 per week across all Hawke’s Bay ratepayers. By a…

Tom Belford17 March 2018

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Reluctant Camper … Paul Paynter

29 January 2018

Heaps of Kiwis, especially in Hawke’s Bay, are zealous campers. However, to Paul Paynter, ‘roughing it’ means staying in a mere ‘3-Star hotel with a hot tub’. In his youth, camping consisted of an occasional sleep on the beach, and…

Tom Belford29 January 2018