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The Cabana Hits 60

Voices

The Cabana in Napier is New Zealand’s oldest live music venue and celebrates its 60th this year. Established in a time when NZ had only one TV channel and a couple of radio stations, the Cabana was an essential meeting…

Jess Soutar Barron01 June 2018

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The Dying Forest

Environment

From a distance, a coastal forest may look like the image on the right. I come to think that this view – which I see every day – says it all, that I know exactly what goes on inside it,…

David Trubridge01 June 2018

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Saving the Karamū

Environment

But the Karamū is arguably our most significant awa, supporting much of Heretaunga’s productive lowland and urban environment – a catchment that encompasses an intricate network of small tributaries, spring-fed streams and creeks, channels and drains that feed into the…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 June 2018

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Robots Infiltrating Hawke's Bay

Technology

While robots and automation will increasingly replace people in low-paid, low-skilled, repetitive jobs, this evolution is unlikely to lead to rioting in the street, Depression era welfare lines and societal meltdown, as imagined by some.  So, gloom or opportunity? Amidst…

Keith Newman01 June 2018

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In Support of Frontliners

Voices

I did not procure a bus by unfair means or advantage; there is no need for head shaking or mutters of ‘POOR Peter’.  Oh yes, maybe I did say with pitiful tone that I’m nearly 67 and who knows how…

Mary Kippenberger01 June 2018

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INSIDE HASTINGS

Voices

The East End of Hastings offers one of everything. I tend to spend a good chunk of every week there. It’s my work/play/eat/drink centre…also there’s a fairly attractive barman in the 200 block who keeps me gravitating back there.  It’s…

Jess Soutar Barron01 June 2018

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Crickets Anyone?

Health

Driven by the forces of technology, science, lifestyle, behaviour, necessity, and economics, the evolution of new foods, food fads and dietary trends will never end. Many of us have sampled, savoured or snubbed a diverse medley of trends, ranging from…

Sarah Cates01 June 2018

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INSIDE NAPIER CBD

Voices

Napier CBD – the city of the future? Maybe not yet, but we’re pointed there. For a city so rooted in history, we are moving steadily towards what is commonly recognised as being the future of CBD’s ‘experience centres’. Loosely…

Zoe Barnes01 June 2018

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A Diva in the CBD

Lifestyle

The vital role art and culture plays in urban development is well documented. And the buildings which have over the decades, if not centuries, provided a gathering point for those seeking a place for artistic and cultural fulfillment, are testament…

Michal McKay01 June 2018

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Expect Great Wines from Vintage 2018

Voices

A frost-free start to the 2017/2018 growing season was a harbinger of good things to come. Not having to get our staff out of bed at 4am to tend to frost fighting plans was a bonus! The warm spring weather…

Tony Bish01 June 2018

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The Big Cheese

Lifestyle

Cheddar. Cottage. Parmesan. Romano. Brie. Blue. Gouda. Edam. An amazing number of different styles, textures and flavours of cheese are being churned out in New Zealand. Considering cheese is all made from the same basic ingredient – milk – it’s…

Michal McKay01 June 2018

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Top Ten Hot Spots for Kiwis in 2018

Travel

Croatia – sailing, scenery & history Zagreb and Dubrovnik are the beating heart of Croatia, but the islands are where you’ll find the country’s soul. With almost 6,000km of Dalmatian coastline, pure blue waters and golden sands, the islands of…

Jenny Nilsson01 June 2018

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Twyford Trailblazing

Water Environment

This is a story of how irrigators can grow and maintain the excellent quality of our Hawke’s Bay produce by having access to reliable and sustainable irrigation, while benefitting our environment and community at the same time.  Growers of perishable…

Jerf von Beek01 June 2018

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POLITICAL UPDATE

Politics

LTPs  ‘Tis the season of heavy lifting for councils as they come to terms with ratepayers over long-term spending priorities. Our councils will have closed their submission windows by mid-May (HBRC and CHBDC already closed), with public hearings during May…

Tom Belford01 June 2018

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BIOFUEL DEBATE BURNS ON

Environment Energy

In Hawke’s Bay, trucks, utes, farm machinery, generators, including the back-up power supply at Whirinaki, are big diesel users and unlikely to change unless there’s a compelling alternative. A decade ago New Zealand’s first foray into biodiesel production proved to…

Keith Newman01 June 2018

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INSIDE AHURIRI

Voices

Ahuriri is a vibrant community.  The historic fishing village that used to be the Old Port is now a business hub of creative people and a popular place to work, live and play by the sea.West Quay is one of…

Alison Mckimm01 June 2018

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