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Beating the Breastplate

Politics Voices

The sweat-soaked messenger gasped for breath as he raced up the stone steps to Lawrencus Yulus’ fortress in Hustings. Clutching a roll of parchment, he ran down the dark corridor and pounded on the doors of the ruler’s chamber. Lawrencus,…

Brendan Webb08 June 2015

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Roundup … Friend or Foe?

Land/Farming

Roundup, the farmer’s and backyard gardener’s harmless friend … or not? The most ubiquitous of weed killers, most likely there’s some in your garage or shed right now. Over the past forty years users and consumers have been told it…

Phyliss Tichinin08 June 2015

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Off With his head

Travel

It is a garbled mass of imagery: Classical Greece is juxtaposed with ancient Egypt, or is it the Aztecs, whose pyramids were used for bloody sacrifices. High atop a cenotaph lumpy Barlach-like figures are compressed under a bier in memory…

David Trubridge08 June 2015

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Megatrends & Investment Opportunities

Land/Farming

‘Megatrend’ is the term we use for economic, environmental and political transformations which have long-lasting significance to society. While many of these transformations are initially man-made or a result of technological progress, they are themselves powerful forces of innovation and…

Sam Howard08 June 2015

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GUT INSTINCT STILL RULES

Voices

Have you ever suffered a mental illness? Do you have a phobia? What about an anxiety disorder? Or have you ever made a mind-bogglingly stupid decision? Any inkling of a ‘yes’ and I warmly welcome you to the glorious dysfunction…

Paul Paynter08 June 2015

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Putting heart back into Hawke’s Bay

Politics

Like many regions it is creating first class export wealth, but getting second class treatment from a Government with an outdated ideology and an obsession with a ‘rogue state’ called Auckland. Amongst the enterprises Hawke’s Bay is recognised for internationally…

RT Hon Winston Peters08 June 2015

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Kitchen Envy

Lifestyle

It could be said that Andy Coltart has seen more kitchens than he’s had hot dinners. He’s a design connoisseur, an architectural maven and one of the people behind the shire of Black Barn, which includes a vineyard, bistro and…

Clare Tanton08 June 2015

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Taste TOP5

Food

Also the way it is such a basic need and desire … it brings everyone back to the earth or the sea or the land and to their own roots. We have all had lots of great meals, but for…

Alexandra Tylee08 June 2015

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Ahuriri Estuary

Magazine

Ahuriri Estuary is one of our special places. It holds deep cultural and historical importance for local Māori and provides us with much-loved recreational opportunities. Moreover, it’s of national significance as a wildlife and fisheries habitat, providing a rich feeding…

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Political Buzz

Magazine

In many ways, politically in Hawke’s Bay we seem to be adrift in the calm before the storm. A variety of critically important decisions loom before us, or in some cases have just been made, that will have far-reaching impact…

Tom Belford29 May 2015

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Going Clubbing

Magazine

Social clubs play a cohesive role in society bringing like-minded people together for fun and fellowship. And there’s something for everyone in Hawke’s Bay. BayBuzz delves deeper into an eclectic selection, including clubs for ageing bikers, role-playing shooters, Ham radio…

Keith Newman29 May 2015

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Toot Your Own Horn

Magazine

Late last year singer, songwriter, poet Leonard Cohen turned 80 and announced he would recommence smoking, a habit he’d abandoned in his fifties. Speculation is he decided to ‘set aside a life lived for the future and, instead, embrace the…

Jess Soutar Barron26 May 2015

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