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Whose Water is it Anyway?

Water Voices

At the end of last year I came home to Havelock North to see signs banning sprinklers . . . in December! Thinking about all those water bottling consents recently issued in Hawke’s Bay, my hackles rose and I quickly…

David Trubridge03 April 2017

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A Great Dish


Capturing the catering quarter in a pretty competitive market could be a daunting prospect. Particularly in Hawke’s Bay which harbours a plethora of talent. So when Jenny Parton set out on such a mission some fifteen years ago she was…

Michal McKay03 April 2017

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The Play’s the Thing (or is it?)

Lifestyle Arts

As probably New Zealand’s best known playwright – and a part-time resident of the Bay – he has a point. There are of course many amateur groups in the region which produce remarkably good works, but the drawback for a professional…

Michal McKay03 April 2017

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The Great Collaborator

Lifestyle Arts

To drink coffee with sculptor Rick Terstappen is to hear stories. His art-packed cottage adjoining the workshop just outside Havelock North is a cosy space filled with stories – some tall, some true, and some so colourful and gorgeously mad…

Lizzie Russell03 April 2017

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The Nuka System of Care


Tracee Te Huia was fustrated. As general manager of Maori Health at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, she said, “I couldn’t understand it. We have integrated teams, committed staff, and great leaders. We are working hard to form strong partnerships…

Sarah Cates03 April 2017

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IN the latter years of the 1960s, Time magazine ran an article on yoga which featured a teacher in Sydney named Michael Volin. At the time my father was experiencing severe lower back pain. His doctor in Napier recommended surgery.…

Mark Sweet29 March 2017

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Water in the tank


“People have got to have options. There must be a plan that allows for complexity; it has to have nuance, sensitivity, not be a blunt universal tool.” BRUCE MACKAY, HEINZ WATTIE’S An intricate web of water issues  surrounds the Hastings/Napier…

Bridget Freeman-Rock29 March 2017

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Obstacle Course to Energy Saving


It is annual survey of business priorities, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says energy conservation and reducing carbon emissions never makes it into the top three or four areas of importance. Greg Visser, EECA general manager, says businesses…

Keith Newman29 March 2017

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Changing Lives


Just as when he set out decades ago to build a world-class medical publishing business. Just as when he launched Sileni Estate in 1998, sending winemaker Grant Edmonds a cheque book with the instructions: “I want to see the first vineyard…

Tom Belford29 March 2017

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We need to find a way of doing water storage in central Hawke’s Bay and on the Heretaunga Plain. The Ruataniwha dam in its concept, the theory behind it I agree with; the execution of it has been poorly done.…

Tom Belford10 March 2017

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