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Cyber Insecurity


“We are at war already … we are under attack … we need to defend ourselves … and accept the internet is a dangerous place,” says Hawke’s Bay-based security expert…

Keith Newman01 December 2018

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Health System at the Brink


Robust public consultations this year around the region’s Long Term Plans have resulted in tens of millions of dollars being allocated to improving water infrastructure, to major amenities in our…

Tom Belford01 December 2018

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Village Veterans


The recent Havelock North Business Association awards included celebration of longevity, acknowledging decade and quarter-century milestones. Our members had to register and not all took advantage this year, so the…

Jane Mackersey01 December 2018

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CBDs Are Social Centres


Our town centres are the heart of our communities. Our CBDs are social history mirrors and their change and vibrancy tell a tale.  When founded 145 years ago (1873), Hastings…

Pat Turley01 December 2018

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Poop in Pandora


During early September’s atrocious weather, Napier’s continuing water woes became even more evident. Napier City Council (NCC) issued a notification for residents to refrain from taking baths, or flushing toilets…

Andrew Frame01 December 2018

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Old Dogs, New Digs


The volunteers at Menzshed are master fixers. Their projects include one-off, small tasks for individuals, often paid for in cake and koha, through to council jobs like access ramps.  The…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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