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MOODY BLUES

01 August 2018

I ask Facebook. It seems people on Facebook are okay sharing the inner workings of their brains, their good days, their bad days.  I post: “I’m looking for people who have experience with antidepressants and/or counselling, specifically, people who function…

Jess Soutar Barron01 August 2018

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Kaitiaki of Māori History

01 August 2018

The 75-year-old former school teacher, whose European forebears arrived in the country in the 1860s, has spent a good part of his life as de facto custodian (kaitiaki) of the heritage of the region’s tangata whenua (people of the land).…

Keith Newman01 August 2018

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Exploring Hawke’s Bay: Wairoa to Morere

01 August 2018

Hawke’s Bay’s northernmost town and service centre is tucked within the crook of the ‘long, bubbling, swirling, uneven waters’ of the Wairoa River on fertile lands beside the sea. One hundred years ago, it was an arduous three-day journey from…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2018

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Hawke's Bay Weddings

01 August 2018

Suzanne Beaumont, the style queen behind Miss Frou Frou, has first-hand experience of the pressure exerted by having a world’s worth of inspiration at one’s fingertips. “I say to my brides: Choose three things that really matter, that you’re allowed…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 August 2018

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Neighbourhood Watch

01 August 2018

CBD RENAISSANCE BENNY FERNANDEZ “Along with that, there are murmurs of Napier’s first rooftop bar opening this summer, but where?!” Napier is cool, and, it’s getting cooler.Ask anyone. Really.  People from the big smoke can’t get enough of what we…

Various01 August 2018

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Leading Change

01 August 2018

Leading Change Even as a die-hard coterie of global warming deniers, greenie-bashing farmers, and oil & gas advocates hang on to the past, events in the real world are outpacing them and rendering them irrelevant.  In every sector of economic…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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Keeping Time

01 August 2018

Steve and Bev Nathan moved from Auckland to Hawke’s Bay in 2006 and immediately bought a vineyard. Steve thought it was the thing you do when you move to Hawke’s Bay. So they bought a small chardonnay block and created…

Matthew Miller01 August 2018

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One Lady Flighting Plastic

01 August 2018

I don’t think there was an ‘A-ha’ moment when I decided I’d had enough of being part of the world’s plastic-waste mess and began to look seriously at cutting it from our lives. It was more of a matter of…

Jenny Keown01 August 2018

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Art In Public Places

01 August 2018

Many years ago I emerged from art school with a high ideal that art could make towns better places to live in.  It didn’t happen, of course, and for most of the last century our towns remained resolutely committed to…

Roy Dunningham01 August 2018

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Seniors Go Digital

01 August 2018

On 1 July 2010, Finland,that most super-chic of nations, giving the world such innovations as the wind turbine, ice skates, saunas, bubble chairs and Fiskars scissors (the ones with the bright orange handles) became the first nation to declare individuals’…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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At Home with Global Warming

01 August 2018

Elsewhere in this edition you’ll find disturbing updates on the global warming challenge – 400 consecutive months of above-average temperatures, a threat to 30% of the world’s veggie production, accelerated species extinction. Add in faster melting ice sheets and slower…

Tom Belford01 August 2018

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Tolerating Israel Folau

01 August 2018

Even heard of Godwin’s Law? Mike Godwin, a lawyer in the US, showed remarkable foresight when he declared all the way back in 1990 that:  “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1.” …

Paul Paynter01 August 2018

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Book to the Future

01 August 2018

In 2017, after the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes re-wrote the books on structural earthquake strength, Napier City Council had their main offices and neighbouring Napier Public Library re-assessed, despite them having received high safety ratings only a few years earlier. …

Andrew Frame01 August 2018

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Food as Medicine

01 August 2018

Three simple recipes to make you feel better this winter. As a cook and restaurant owner I am naturally very interested in the healing ability of different foods. One of the things that constantly draws me to the kitchen and…

Alexandra Tylee01 August 2018

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The Ruataniwha Roars

01 August 2018

Māori mythology tells a story of a boy who fell into a lake and two taniwha fought over his body. The lashing of their tails broke through the eastern bank forming the Tukituki and Waipawa rivers, draining the lake and…

Pat Turley01 August 2018

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Passing the Reins

01 August 2018

It’s 5.30am and the house is quiet. I’d like to say there wasn’t a sound, not even a mouse, but I can’t.  Just as I put pen to paper I heard the ominous snap of the mouse trap, followed by…

Mary Kippenberger01 August 2018

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RE-CLOAKING THE LAND

01 August 2018

In the context of the Government’s proposed 1 Billion Trees programme, and with Ngāti Kahungunu simultaneously developing plans to ‘recloak the land’ through their Kahutia Accord project, we’re set to see some big landscape changes. But what does the Council…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2018

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Cultural ‘View Shafts’ Awarded

01 August 2018

Hastings Art Gallery won the Exhibition Excellence for Art award with the stunning show #keeponkimiora in collaboration with the Kimi Ora School community and visiting artist Edith Amituanai; while MTG came away with the Exhibition Excellence for Taonga Māori award…

Charles Ropitini01 August 2018

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Into the Wood

01 August 2018

He probably came to this realisation earlier than most. Coming from a long line of farming folk in Te Aute/Pukahu, Peter remembers his grandfather as being an “inveterate fixer – well it was after the war so necessity was the…

Michal McKay01 August 2018

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Unhealthy Homes … Unacceptable!

01 August 2018

“In my opinion New Zealanders live in some of the worst housing in the Western World!” asserts Dave Stapleton from NZ House Surveys, an incidental observer of unhealthy homes in Hawke’s Bay.  Dave’s work brings him to the front line…

Sarah Cates01 August 2018