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Caveat Suffragator – Voter Beware!

01 August 2019

By the time you are reading this column, nominations for Hawke’s Bay’s local body elections will be opening (nominations open on Friday 19 July) and those who hope to become mayors or councillors will have started sticking their heads up…

Andrew Frame01 August 2019

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What’s for Dinner?

01 August 2019

Cooking a meal every night, night after night is not a new thing for homo sapiens (which I assume we all are).  We have been struggling with this problem since our forebears had to put themselves under threat of being…

Alexandra Tylee01 August 2019

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EIT Excelling in Research

01 August 2019

Good things are happening between the curve of the Tutaekurī River and the shade of Ōtātara Pā.  Academics at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) are justifiably proud. Their teaching programmes have received the highest possible assessments from NZQA’s External…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 August 2019

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Political Update

01 August 2019

[Disclaimer: I will be standing for re-election to the HBRC.]  Local body elections  Let’s begin with the most overtly political – local body elections. As covered elsewhere in this edition by Sophie Price, candidates have begun to signal their intentions…

Tom Belford01 August 2019

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Representation or Tribalism?

01 August 2019

It was “morally and ethically the right thing to do,” said councillor O’Keefe. Or was it “a very sad day for democracy”, as characterised by councillor Heaps.  The issue that so polarised councillors was the appointment of a single Māori…

Paul Paynter01 August 2019

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Taste Pure Nature … Building a NZ Meat Brand

01 August 2019

New Zealand’s meat producers now have the opportunity to graduate from commodity to premium products. But this requires overcoming historic marketing challenges. Meat marketing has always been complex and challenging.  The various cuts that emerge from an animal have different…

John Loughlin01 August 2019

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Philipp Meier: Steel Tailor

01 August 2019

Lying down the centre of the workshop is Te Kanohi o Te Manu (The Eye of the Bird) in progress. Made from Corten steel Philipp has curved and manipulated into flowing planes, the 10-metre-tall and 14-metre-long pied shag sculpture will…

Lizzie Russell01 August 2019

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Plucking at Your Sweet Spot

01 August 2019

It’s the closest we get to shrieking shamans, to burning effigies and scarifying virgins. We ululate into the atmosphere, pound the floor in a lunatic’s quick-step, hug strangers, chant the chorus and whirl dervish-like into the night. Live music does…

Jess Soutar Barron01 August 2019

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Hope in the Dark

01 August 2019

We live in uncertain times. Climate breakdown, apocalyptic news, the global rise of the populist right, economic insecurity, extremism, an erosion of trust in our political institutions and media – all this creates a pervasive air of uncertainty, doubt, even…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019