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HB Walkaround: Pekapeka Regional Park

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Pekapeka Regional Park is a 98 hectare wetlands with high biodiversity value located 12 kms south of Hastings beside SH2. It is a remnant of a former extensive wetland system covering the majority of the Poukawa basin. Tree roots have been found beneath…

Jessica Maxwell10 August 2020

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Winter Waiata

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When the Covid-19 epidemic closed the London theatres, opera singing couple Benson Wilson, baritone, and soprano Isabella Moore, felt there was no point in staying on and returned to New Zealand to stay with Wilson’s family in Havelock North. Their…

Kay Bazzard10 August 2020

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The Post-Covid High

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I’ve got to admit that I came out of Lockdown with high levels of anxiety. Lockdown suited me, safely tucked away in my little rural world, safe in the knowledge that I wasn’t missing out on exciting things happening nearby.…

Jamie Macphail06 August 2020

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F.A.W.C! offers virtual wine tasting

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F.A.W.C! Night in Virtual Wine Tasting Venue: Your place If the Covid lockdown taught us anything, it was that in those difficult circumstances a Zoom catch-up with friends over a wine was a good alternative to a real get together.…

BayBuzz06 August 2020

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Art sales bubbling ... puzzling

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It’s a busy time for artists in Hawke’s Bay. And art is selling! Every two years a number of selected exhibitions and award events come together in the spring, meaning many local artists are now working hard to on fresh…

Kay Bazzard05 August 2020

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Lockdown’s lessons

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I need to say this quietly. I need to say this with the knowledge and understanding that for many this has been a frightening, heart-breaking and challenging time, but … For me, lockdown was wonderful. For the past thirty years…

Mary Kippenberger05 August 2020

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Sport struggling to compete

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Sport is at an important cross road in NZ and Hawke’s Bay. Only the brave will survive. For a sports nut, being stuck at home for over a month could have been a blessing, had there been live sport to…

Damon Harvey05 August 2020

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HB Walkabout: Anderson Park

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Covering some 36 hectares, Anderson Park is Napier’s largest recreational park and the extensive waterway system which weaves through it is home to a large number of ducks, geese, swans and other wildlife.  The picturesque park was once the home…

Jessica Maxwell04 August 2020

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The humble orange

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As we move well beyond the Winter solstice and start to claw back those stolen daylight hours, the Hawke’s Bay citrus harvest continues in abundance. While I always look forward to this fruiting season, it also fills me with sadness…

Alby Hailes30 July 2020

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Investing in Art

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement of a government investment of $175 million was very uplifting news for the vulnerable sectors of culture, the visual arts, music and entertainment, and is the most significant government investment in the arts since 2000.…

Kay Bazzard28 July 2020

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New hips and knees for Hawke's Bay

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Royston Hospital has partnered with Hawke’s Bay DHB to deliver 200 hip and knee replacement operations over the following 12 months, as the demand for such surgeries continues to grow year on year. The new public-private partnership agreement (worth more…

BayBuzz27 July 2020

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Film festivals galore in Hawke’s Bay

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Image: A scene from An Almost Ordinary Summer, screening at the Globe Theatrette’s Studio Italia Film Festival. We have festival film opportunities in abundance starting this week with the New Zealand International Film Festival showing at MTG and Studio Italia…

Kay Bazzard22 July 2020

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New SPA_CE exhibition

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John Brown The Seven Voyages August 7 – September 5 John Brown is a Hawke’s Bay artist and his new collection is showing at SPA_CE in Napier from August 7 – September 5.  The intrigue in his abstract paintings can be…

Kay Bazzard22 July 2020

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Gallery showcases local artists

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The Hawke’s Bay Art Guide Annual Exhibition + Hawke’s Bay Inkers are showing selected works in the Hastings Community Arts Centre, Russell Street, Hastings for two weeks from Monday, July 20. The Arts Guide lists studio artists open to the…

Kay Bazzard17 July 2020

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Time to Huddle

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One of the challenges for a Mayor and Council is finding ways to stay connected to our community — and not just to those who have the confidence and understand the ways they can interact with us, but everyone. As…

Kirsten Wise16 July 2020

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Sandy Adsett ... Arts Icon

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The Arts Foundation of New Zealand announced three new Icon Whakamana Hiranga recipients last week. Each are individuals who are working at the peak of their careers and have been demonstrably dynamic and influential in their field. 
 They are…

Kay Bazzard15 July 2020

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Gary Waldrom at Quay Gallery

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This month Gary Waldrom’s paintings are featured at Quay Gallery in Hastings Street Napier, where for 13 years his intriguing and beautifully painted works have been regularly featured. Sadly, Quay Gallery is closing for good on August 16 allowing its…

Kay Bazzard14 July 2020

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