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Getting More Active, More Often

06 February 2016

Sport Hawke’s Bay has been a part of the sporting landscape in our region since 1989. Throughout the years, our role has changed dramatically and we are now seen as the independent voice of sport in the community. Our role…

Mark Aspden06 February 2016

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The Louis Vuitton of Food

06 February 2016

Ubi ius, ibi officium – ‘privilege with responsibility’. One bit of Latin every young farmer should be taught. What a great privilege it is to have such a key influence on human health, the environment and, in many cases, animal…

Paul Paynter06 February 2016

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Colonic crisis a killer

06 February 2016

Talk of a national screening programme presents another time bomb, the chronic shortage of specialists, including gastroenterologists and surgeons, the only ones qualified to perform colonoscopies (internal bowel or colon tests). Department of Health figures for 2012, released in October…

Keith Newman06 February 2016

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FINDING A SUPERSTAR EMPLOYEE

06 February 2016

So how do you find your next superstar? That’s easy, you might think – you just put an ad on Seek, on Trade Me Jobs, and on LinkedIn and see who applies. Or you could ask around on Facebook and…

Matthew Miller06 February 2016

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Keeping Te Mata Park in Peak Condition

06 February 2016

‘Ours Forever’ Te Mata Park is unique in many ways. Not only because of its landscapes, ecology and cultural significance, but also its status as private land, managed by the Te Mata Park Trust on behalf of the community. The…

Bruno Chambers06 February 2016

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A Wwoofer Meets a Warm Egg

06 February 2016

Something strange comes over my voice when we have Wwoofers, a mixture of camp mother and documentary voice over. I hear myself do it. Maybe it’s the faltering English or the fresh faces that encourage me to think I have…

Mary Kippenberger06 February 2016

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A LIFETIME OF TRAVELS

06 February 2016

I did not do the standard OE on finishing my university studies. In fact my goal at that stage was to do a Pacific cruise before I settled with commitments. My first venture out of the country was to Sydney,…

John Newland06 February 2016

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TASTE SUMMER GARDENS

06 February 2016

There is something unbelievably satisfying about eating vegetables picked straight from your own garden and meal planning can be based on what is ready to gather. Many local Hawke’s Bay restaurateurs and chefs are now embracing the uniqueness of having…

Prue Barton06 February 2016

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A Slice of Life in Hawke's Bay

06 February 2016

Yes, it does seem like a “slice of life” but it has taken me nearly 75 years to realise that life has slowed down, even though on the other hand “time is flying by”! My first memories go back to…

Jess Soutar Barron06 February 2016

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Miss Mohi on the case

06 February 2016

It started when Rose found carvings listed online that came from a meeting house built for her great-great-grandfather Karaitiana Takamoana at Pakowhai and somehow wound up in the Otago Museum. She went to Dunedin to see them and found 15…

Jess Soutar Barron06 February 2016

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Caravanalia in Hawke's Bay

06 February 2016

For many of us, summer means holidaying and holidays mean caravanning. Small, cute caravans, souped-up mobile homes, a caravan simply parked up in the garden, and another you can employ to optimise your party – we’ve got them all here…

Jess Soutar Barron06 February 2016

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HB's Rising Stars: 40 under 40

31 January 2016

Hawke’s Bay problem solvers often lament a ‘brain drain’ when discussing our region’s challenges. They perceive that we’re losing our ‘best and brightest’ to bigger places. Optimistic pragmatists say that’s a good thing. People of a certain age should move…

Jess Soutar Barron31 January 2016

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Only a ‘Chance’ to Save the Planet

31 January 2016

Welcome to the Anthropocene: the epoch in Earth’s history where humans became weather makers, future eaters, planet gamblers. Globally, 2015 was the hottest year on record; 2011-15, the hottest five-year period, with ice melting at both poles at unprecedented rates.…

Bridget Freeman-Rock31 January 2016

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Square Heart Needs Arrow

31 January 2016

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Hastings; cultural gateway to the East Coast with integrated state of the art library-gallery-digital innovation hub, majestic heritage buildings, world class hotel and business centre connected by performance spaces, eateries and quirky retail outlets.…

Keith Newman31 January 2016

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Political Buzz

31 January 2016

This year will see a shift in the focus of public debate from the fate of the Ruataniwha dam to the management of water on the Heretaunga Plains, and from the perceived threat of amalgamation to the reality (or not)…

Tom Belford31 January 2016

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Prospects for Apples and Grapes

31 January 2016

Proponents of the Ruataniwha dam have projected additional productive investment in orcharding and grape growing as an outcome of the scheme. As a fourth generation orchardist, consultant, apple breeder, export coordinator of apples and wine, here is my assessment of…

David Cranwell31 January 2016