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Politics Voices

“DISGUSTED” declared the front page of a recent community newspaper above pictures of Napier Mayor Bill Dalton and NCC CEO Wayne Jack. “Mayor’s Threat to Quit City” the subheading added.…

Andrew Frame24 October 2017

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Getting Off the Podium


SHAMEFULLY, NEW ZEALAND IS ON THE PODIUM– achieving bronze, with the third-highest incidence of unhealthy weight in adults and children within the OECD. The grip of our obesity epidemic is…

Sarah Cates24 October 2017

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Apple Futures

Environment Land/Farming

A decade ago the apple industry was on its knees. Growers were not receiving sustainable returns for many varieties and orchards were being uprooted and burned across the Heretaunga Plains. The…

Peter Beaven11 October 2017

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Bali Bliss

Lifestyle Travel

A hop, skip and nine-hour jump took us to our blissful Bali holiday. This island is a foodie’s paradise with everything you could ever dream of eating or drinking served…

Prue Barton02 October 2017

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Life Imitates Art


Being thrown off your land at gunpoint with no compensation could thwart the spirit of even the most stalwart. For Bruce and Louise Stobart – both third generation Zimbabweans –…

Michal McKay02 October 2017

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Bom dia, Fingermark


Since his arrival in Havelock North, Luke Irving has been a welcome addition to Hawke’s Bay’s business milieu. In 2016 Luke decided that his digital signage and touchscreen company, Fingermark…

Matthew Miller02 October 2017

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Our Energy Future


Globally, an energy revolution is occurring. Will Hawke’s Bay be an early adopter or a slow learner? For most consumers, energy is a ‘take for granted’ aspect of our lives.…

Tom Belford01 October 2017

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Two Shades of Grey


Two Shades of Grey That’s not surprising. Conventional political wisdom is that mainstream parties shouldn’t rock the boat during campaigns. Thus their campaign platforms and pronouncements tend toward the vanilla…

Tom Belford01 October 2017

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Seeking Answers from Science


Bay resource science at leading edge despite stretched funding. Data about Hawke’s Bay rivers, streams, land, air and ocean is increasingly being monitored, measured, managed, probed, prodded, collated and compared…

Keith Newman25 September 2017

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Green Vs. Green


Almost two years ago, a decision was made by the Department of Conservation Director General Lou Sanson to swap out 22 hectares of protected land for 170 hectares of private…

Sophie Price25 September 2017

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