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Hi-tech water wisdom needed

01 February 2019

The reality is, we don’t know as much about the Heretaunga and Ruataniwha aquifers as we thought we did.  While the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council claims a good understanding of how the aquifer works it’s not as clear about certain…

Keith Newman01 February 2019

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Preserve the memories

01 February 2019

Since I was very young, summer in Hawke’s Bay has for me been synonymous with haymaking, Christmas lilies, and an urgent fever of activity directed at the abundance of fruit and vegetables that burst forth.  Whenever I see a jar…

Alexandra Tylee01 February 2019

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Rediscover Hawke's Bay

01 February 2019

For many Hawke’s Bay locals, summer brings that anguished refrain, “Oh no, the rellies will be here for a whole week … again. What can we do with them this time?!”  Well over half of visitors to Hawke’s Bay are…

Tom Belford01 February 2019

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Organics in the Bay

01 February 2019

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand’s biennial market report to Parliament earlier this year showed a booming industry, growing twice as fast as conventional farming.  Organics still only constitute 2.2% of our collective grocery bill, but since the most frequently purchased organic…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 February 2019

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Adapting Hawke’s Bay to Climate Change

01 February 2019

With global warming, Hawke’s Bay faces a warmer, drier, stormier future, which, on the surface of things, looks to be a mild prognosis. “Droughts are nothing new,” I’m told. “We’re a maritime country, we’re used to variable weather.” “I wouldn’t…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 February 2019

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Dancing Lessons

01 February 2019

 It’s 9.30 am and sweltering.  I’m just back from the garden where I’ve been chatting to plants and ponies alike. No one can hear me, it’s probably best that way. Later the mokopuna will join me for pea picking, potato…

Mary Kippenberger01 February 2019

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How to Make 2019 Better

01 February 2019

Here are five steps you can take in 2019 that will improve your life and the wellbeing of our entire community. Embrace Moderation – How about we drink less alcohol?  I heard a health guru a while back say 20%…

Paul Paynter01 February 2019

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Exploring Mohaka Rafting

01 February 2019

Snow has dusted Mt Tarapōnui (at 1,308m Hawke’s Bay’s highest peak) as Florence and I strip to our swimsuits in a boatshed in a paddock just north of Te Pohue off the Napier-Taupō highway. It’s 10am on a weekday morning…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 February 2019

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Bonus Game

01 February 2019

Pinball wizards gathered in Havelock North before Christmas for the inaugural International Flipper Pinball Association event in Hawke’s Bay, ahead of rolling out a league in the Bay this year. Organisers Lynda and Adam Corner have been playing pinball for 30…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Frozen Assets

01 February 2019

From fresh fruit used in street-stall fro-yo, to the development of New Zealand’s oldest ice creamery, to the handmade artisans who make up an essential part of the Bay brand, in ice cream there’s a narrative that illustrates perfectly Hawke’s…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Discover the Cape Coast

01 February 2019

Rumours persist that the Cape Coast – where ozone-charged breezes vitalise the atmosphere and the setting sun reflects shades of red across cloudy skies on lazy evenings – is among the healthiest places on the planet. Perhaps the longevity of…

Keith Newman01 February 2019

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Behind the Scenes

01 February 2019

While we are outside enjoying the sunshine, a whole chunk of the community is locked up in dark rooms in deep concentration. It’s over the summer months that Hawke’s Bay’s annual big musical theatre productions will be in development.  Festival…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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It’s Bedtime!

01 February 2019

When I was a kid, I used to cringe at the nightly call from my mom – “It’s bedtime!” [Made worse by the occasional, “And take a bath!” But I digress.] “Why was it bedtime?” I silently rebelled. And perhaps…

Tom Belford01 February 2019