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Dreamboat Builders & big fish stories

01 February 2020

Further out on the horizon are powerboats, leisure cruisers and a growing forest of mainsails as visitors and locals weave with the changing winds. The fleet includes many locally built craft, testament to a low-key but world recognised artisan and…

Keith Newman01 February 2020

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The History Speech

01 February 2020

In 1960s provincial New Zealand, conventional middle-class lives are not always as respectable as they appear. Callum Gow’s family and their social circle are influential and prosperous, but below the surface intrigue thrives. In this atmosphere, Callum is coming to…

Mark Sweet01 February 2020

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Evolving EIT

01 February 2020

The future of Hawke’s Bay hinges on how well we educate our people.  I am talking to Brenda Chapman, marketing director at EIT about how education has changed in her time in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti and the huge changes…

Matthew Miller01 February 2020

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The Renaissance of Paharakeke/ Flaxmere

01 February 2020

But 50-odd years on, renaissance is underway. The word ‘potential’ keeps popping up. What’s in view is startling. The community and her leaders are taking the arid westerly corner of Hastings back. Flaxmere is definitely on a roll.  The Hastings…

Pat Turley01 February 2020

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Napier Got Cool!

01 February 2020

I’m talking the inner city … Ahuriri watch out! Lots of little elements – poetry on external walls, so much good coffee, the walkability of the main shopping and dining area, the galleries clustered nice and close, the sea breeze…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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A New Year of Being Old

01 February 2020

A new decade.  Seemingly minutes ago I stood in the still half-light that heralds dawn, watching from Napier’s Marine Parade as the new century slipped into view. Strangers, lining the shore, looking neither left nor right, silhouetted their presence as…

Mary Kippenberger01 February 2020

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Fruitful Summer

01 February 2020

Juiciest nectarines, plump peaches, red-fleshed plums, sun-ripened strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, chin-dripping apricots, poppin-good cherries, delectable melons – Hawke’s Bay does it all, and we do it best. This is home to 31% of the approximately 1,840 ha of summerfruit…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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One Fun Day

01 February 2020

We’ve been well-and-truly warned off unnecessary air travel lately, and who wants to get too far away from our little piece of Paradise in the summer anyway?  Not our designer Max Parkes. A long time Te Awanga local, Max starts…

BayBuzz Team01 February 2020