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Eastside Eat Street

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Hastings Eastside has emerged from the chrysalis of Lockdown, buzzing. Busier than it’s ever been, ‘the little Block that could’ is also in line to benefit from two shovel-ready, economy-injecting projects. First, Hastings District Council is bringing cohesion to the…

Jess Soutar Barron27 June 2020

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HB film on rural mental health

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HB-raised filmmaker Hunter Williams has produced an excellent short film on rural mental health issues. View it at: https://hunterwilliams.net/themonkeysonourbacks If someone you know might need support, contact the Rural Support Trust (www.rural-support.org.nz), whose local contact is Lon Anderson at 027-249-5713.

BayBuzz Team26 June 2020

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In the Pantheon

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In my personal Pantheon of Hawke’s Bay issue activists, none ranks higher than June Graham, who’s just celebrating her 89th birthday this week. Perhaps I’m biased because she once served as BayBuzz’s circulation emissary to Taradale, ensuring that Greenmeadows New…

Tom Belford25 June 2020

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Do you have insulin resistance?

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Eager to move past coronavirus? Maybe you should consider a more likely risk, but one over which you have greater influence … insulin resistance. Fortunately, as I write, ‘only’ 1,157 New Zealanders have confirmed cases of Covid-19 … about 0.023%…

Hazel Thomas19 June 2020

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The Lemon Essential

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Take a drive around most Hawke’s Bay residential neighbourhoods at this time of year and you will be overwhelmed by the bounty of citrus trees to feast your eyes upon. Leafy bushy trees laden with bright orange and yellow fruit;…

Alby Hailes19 June 2020

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'Essential' meant hard graft for growers

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Many growers across Hawke’s Bay had to jump through hoops and become extremely adaptable so they could operate as ‘essential services’ under the Covid lockdown and comply with new conditions of operation. “There were days when I woke up and…

Keith Newman16 June 2020

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Lit in CHB

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The organising committee of Central Hawke’s Bay’s upcoming readers and writers festival, Between the Lines, has announced the four-day, seven-event festival is all go for July 23-26. The range of events includes a poetry reading in Tattertales store in Waipawa,…

Lizzie Russell11 June 2020

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Bay family stranded in Greece

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Former BayBuzz photographer Tim Whittaker, his wife Silke and two young children have been caught in political limbo in Greece facing large fines and costs through paperwork and visa glitches caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. The Whittakers had planned to…

Keith Newman10 June 2020

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Celebrate Level 1 with ... FRIENDS!

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At last … Level 1! And the award for the very first big Event promotion BayBuzz has received this afternoon goes to … Friends! The Musical Parody Here’s their pitch … Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers…

BayBuzz Team08 June 2020

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Crazy for cauliflower

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[Editor’s Note: Alby Hailes will be writing a few food columns for The Buzz that combine the ‘how to’ of growing your own healthy food with the ‘how to’ of preparing it in tasty recipes.] The current global context has…

Alby Hailes05 June 2020

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Napier fast-tracks water fixes

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At the time of writing this we have had twelve consecutive days of no new confirmed Covid-19 cases and are eagerly awaiting the Prime Minister’s announcement about a potential move into Alert Level 1 in the very near future. Alert…

Kirsten Wise04 June 2020

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Bee Card & lower bus fares coming

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An attempt to counter poor patronage on bus routes in the Napier-Hastings region and reduce the number of cars on the road will begin in August with the trial of flat fees and a new Bee Card ticketing system. Hawke’s…

BayBuzz Team01 June 2020

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Beware, your wheelie bin is watching you!

Community

First of all, let us highly compliment whoever conceived and designed the new informational booklet — Your Guide to Reducing Waste — distributed by the Hastings District Council to local residents. It is exceptionally clear and informative … and even…

BayBuzz Team29 May 2020

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A reason to toast 2020!

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One thing’s for sure … 2020 will go down in all our record books as one to remember – perhaps THE one, for many. And while unfortunately 2020 will be associated with plenty of bad news, hopefully there’s good news…

Tom Belford27 May 2020

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Wairoa grows

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Covid-19 has presented some massive challenges and one that really stands out for me is whānau who could not get home to be with their families. As we navigate through these unchartered post-pandemic times and maximise our opportunities a silver…

Craig Little27 May 2020

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Church projects 'shovel ready'

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Five ‘shovel ready’ projects, valued at $10+ million, proposed by the Hastings-based St Andrews Church Trust have made it through the first stage of evaluation for funding from the Government’s infrastructure investment fund. The two proposed solar energy farms and…

Keith Newman27 May 2020

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Hastings/Napier recycling update

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Hastings residents will have to wait until July before the kerbside collection of plastics and tin cans resumes after a nearly two month pause. The Covid lockdown happened just as Hastings Council was in the process of changing contractors from…

BayBuzz Team21 May 2020

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"Lockdown in Paradise"

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Kate MacKenzie’s portrait of Jacinda Ardern, titled “Lockdown in Paradise”, captures a moment in time when our relatively untested Prime Minister stepped up to manage the Covid-19 epidemic crisis. The story goes back to over a year before, when Kate…

Kay Bazzard19 May 2020

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