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Ya–Tres–Bon

Lifestyle

“„A Loaf od Bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need.” No doubt if Moise Cerson – bread maker extraordinaire – were to encounter Lewis Carroll’s Walrus and the Carpenter he would insist that the bread would have to…

Michal McKay02 August 2017

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Building the Best in the Bay

Lifestyle

FIVE HAWKE’S BAY ARCHITECTS carried away honours for buildings in such diverse categories as Hospitality to Housing. We asked them how they achieved such structures, which sit harmoniously on site whilst providing a haven for the occupants. Their views on…

Michal McKay02 August 2017

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Gerard and Common Room

Lifestyle

“IT’S HOSPITALITY – It’s not complicated,” says Common Room’s Gerard Barron. “You make people feel comfortable. You make them feel safe. You offer them good wine, and drinks and food. That’s it.” I’ve come to find out from Gerard just…

Lizzie Russell02 August 2017

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Needles or Pills?

Health

Are you afraid of needles? Then the thought of a therapy that inserts needles into the body as a method of healing may switch you right off. However, many other New Zealanders are looking at acupuncture as an alternative solution…

Sarah Cates02 August 2017

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Hiding Behind “N****r”

Voices

“€SEND IN YOUR NOMINATIONS for New Zealand’s Person of the Year,” said the radio announcer. I thought for a moment. “I think I’ll nominate Brian Tamaki,” I suggested to my passenger. “What!? The guy’s crazy.” “Maybe, but he has reminded…

Paul Paynter02 August 2017

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The Man with a Plan

Politics

On 19 June James Palmer took over as chief executive of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. As he wades into troubled waters, what might we expect? The last twelve months have been turbulent for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The…

Sophie Price31 July 2017

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Wanted: Environment Champion

Environment Politics

LABOUR’S ENVIRONMENT SPOKEPERSON  David Parker has been outspoken on water issues, calling for swimmable rivers, fewer dairy cows, less nitrogen in our waterways, requiring consents for intensified farming, and tougher enforcement of rules by both regional councils (whose e effectiveness…

Sophie Price31 July 2017

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Listening to the People

Environment

I’m trying to pace myself through the new season of House of Cards on Netflix, trying to watch only one episode per week. This requires major self-discipline, especially when my wife urges binge viewing. Switching back and forth between President…

Tom Belford31 July 2017

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Hawke’s Bay’s Housing Crisis

Social

“So, we have the situation where the government has been pig-headed and sold o our state assets, and is now turning around and having to buy back property, competing on the residential market, while former Housing NZ land remains barren.”…

Bridget Freeman-Rock31 July 2017

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A LESS EMISSIONS MISSION

Other Energy

New Zealand will have to wean itself off intensive agriculture, plant vast forests, commit to vehicles and factories powered by 100% renewable electricity or continue to buy carbon credits to cover its backside if it’s to meet Paris Agreement climate…

Keith Newman31 July 2017

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