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More Risk, Please

Voices

I was elated in 1985 when the speed limit was lifted from 80kph to 100kph. You see in those days you could get a full licence at 15 and mine was newly minted. What euphoric madness it was to be…

Paul Paynter01 May 2018

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Opportunity Knocks for Hawke’s Bay

Voices

Politically, things have changed for the first time in nine years. This has led to a brief moment of uncertainty in a few areas of society. Often uncertainty and change are met with trepidation, but I don’t believe there is…

Stuart Nash01 May 2018

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Self-Checkout & Adoring Fans

Social Voices

I’d rather be cold than too hot. I found the summer heat wave debilitating and gave Peter some ‘You sound like your mother’ moments. It’s a very effective sentence. I was at Pak’nSave and the checkouts were snaking. I decided…

Mary Kippenberger01 May 2018

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Elsthorpe

Lifestyle Travel

Middle Road follows an old Māori coastal path south, wending through rolling farmland in the Tukituki Valley, from Lucknow Lodge on the edge of Havelock North to Patangata Tavern and the once-longest concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere. It’s a…

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Poetry Rooted in Hawke’s Bay

Lifestyle

The New Zealand Poet Laureate award is a celebration of New Zealand poetry. At its roots are relationships that connect the world of poetry to a slice of Hawke’s Bay, thanks to over twenty years of commitment from Te Mata…

Lizzie Russell01 May 2018

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The Fabric of Home

Lifestyle

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘creativity’ as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. A ‘something’ Asha Payton has in abundance. Little & Fox, her wonderfully imaginative and original business situated in an old warehouse in Ahuriri, is…

Michal McKay01 May 2018

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Lest We Forget

Politics Voices

They say ‘truth is the first casualty’ in war. The same could be said of war memorials. Concerned citizens have waged a protracted battle with Napier City Council over the future of the city’s (former) War Memorial on Marine Parade…

Andrew Frame01 May 2018

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Winds of Change

Food Voices

It’s happening everywhere, things are changing and becoming more global by the minute. We are all sharing the same ideas and concepts simultaneously, and recording our experiences live. The food hospitality industry would have to be the number one victim…

Kent Baddeley01 May 2018

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Exercising in the Silver Years

Health

At the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 Robert Kennedy said, “We have added years to life; it is time we added life to years”. Some would say increased longevity is the success story of our time. In…

Sarah Cates01 May 2018

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John Round … Fuelling Debate

Lifestyle

Super-informed and finger on the pulse, a street-smart advisor to many local politicians whose tanks and ears he fills! BayBuzz sat him down at home for a chat. John, Hawke’s Bay born and bred, has been at the service station…

Sarah Cates01 May 2018

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Craggy Track leaves scar

Environment Politics

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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Snapshots in Time

Lifestyle

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

Environment Politics

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

Energy

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

Lifestyle Culture

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

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