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Craggy Track leaves scar

09 April 2018

Editor:  In 2015/16 extensive public consultation was undertaken by the Te Mata Trust regarding the future of the Park. This followed announcement that plans first mooted in 2011 for a major Visitor Centre would be shelved. Although three councils had…

Mark Sweet09 April 2018

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Artificial Intelligence Moves Beyond Sci-fi

01 April 2018

The theme of smart machines dictating the terms of engagement with humans has underscored decades of sci-fi books and movies from Hal in Space Odyssey to Skynet in The Terminator movies and an array of recent dystopian dramas. While we…

Keith Newman01 April 2018

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Snapshots in Time

01 April 2018

Trevelyan has a photographic memory, reciting histories, model numbers and quirky collector’s tales about his colossal camera collection that quickly morph into adventure stories of his exploits on the oilfields or his acquisition of rare classic cars. A few years…

Keith Newman01 April 2018

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Catch-up Money

01 April 2018

Money – specifically, ratepayer money – is the hot topic of the day as the region’s five councils each conduct public consultation on their long term plans (LTPs). LTPs are the vehicles that attach funding to councils’ programme priorities, with…

Tom Belford01 April 2018

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Energy Lessons from Germany

01 April 2018

On New Year’s day, 6am, Germany reached an historic milestone as the country slept following Silvester celebrations and strong winds blew. For a moment in time, wind power alone produced 85% of Germany’s energy consumption, with hydro and biomass decking…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 April 2018

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Hamish Pinkham

20 March 2018

When Taradale-raised Hamish Pinkham and two university mates started work setting up an end-of-year party for 1,800 revellers in late 2003, one possible site was Waimarama, another was a picturesque vineyard in Gisborne. Waiohika Estate won them over in the…

Lizzie Russell20 March 2018