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Social Agendas For Our Councils

01 August 2019

These issues are fundamentally the charge of government departments, but because these agencies are essentially faceless and impenetrable at the local level, public upset gets vented at our local elected officials. Some of them try to escape with, ‘Not our…

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Trapped in a Rental Rat Race

01 August 2019

I wrote this article while moving from the comfortable three-bedroom home we had rented for four years in town into a 60m2 two-bedroom cottage in the country, with a still-to-complete tiny house in situ.  In terms of stress and disruption,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Food Trends and Gut Health

01 August 2019

Each year, respected global consultancy New Nutrition Business publishes a report assessing the key food trends for the year. Here is their most recent list, on which I asked local nutrition experts Ben Warren, Diane Stride and Hazel Thomas to…

Tom Belford01 August 2019

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Future-proofing Our Libraries

01 August 2019

Whereto for our public libraries in the digital age? Places of innovation, expanding community participation and information-based services, or quiet dignified civic buildings offering shelves full of free books?  Around the world public libraries are re-evaluating their role in the…

Kay Bazzard01 August 2019

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Election Action

01 August 2019

We believe the mayoral races and the make-up of the Regional Council are where the action is in this year’s elections. Damon Harvey action man! It is leadership indecisiveness that led Damon Harvey to stand for the mayor of Hastings.…

Sophie Price01 August 2019

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Matariki

01 August 2019

Over June, Bridget and Florence explored Matariki – the constellation of stars that mark an important period in the Māori lunar calendar (and for many cultures around the world). Here they head down to the Matariki winter solstice at Waitangi,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Following the Sun: Solar Take-Up Creeping

01 August 2019

Alongside wind power, solar has been touted as the ideal endgame for renewable energy, but the hype continues to outpace reality, with the market relying on low-deposit or no-deposit finance plans to lift it from the slump of stalled prices.…

Keith Newman01 August 2019

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Winter Inspiration

01 August 2019

June, 2019. It’s Sunday morning, another Hawke’s Bay blue-skied, windless, winter’s morning.  June and I have rescued the last of the tomatoes and stumbled with joy upon the odd hidden kūmara.  I hear the sounds of Haden, Hamish and James…

Mary Kippenberger01 August 2019

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Electronic Wasteland

01 August 2019

Electronic waste (e-waste) is becoming one of the fastest growing categories of hazardous waste in the world, propelled by constant changes in technology, low initial cost and planned obsolescence. Like plastics, which are going to the landfill at a greater…

Keith Newman01 August 2019