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Climate change: The false hope of salvation

01 December 2019

If I mention climate change will you stop reading? I think a lot of people would. The reason is that it’s too often predictable, preachy and grim, long on rhetoric and short on practical solutions. When someone does say something…

Paul Paynter01 December 2019

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Coastal property values reflect climate change

01 December 2019

Hawke’s Bay’s coastal strategy has become a pressing topic. Storm surges have wreaked spectacular havoc at Clifton beach, coastal Te Awanga and Haumoana. Hohepa has decided to retreat from low-lying land near Clive for its residents’ safety.  And inland residential…

Pat Turley01 December 2019

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System change

01 December 2019

Global warming poses unprecedented – radical actually – challenges to our prevailing lifestyles. As BayBuzz’s lifestyle and culture editors, here’s our view of the conundrum. The last couple of months have felt noisier. School Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion (XR), Greta…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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HB Divided on Global Warming

24 September 2019

With the student-led School Strike 4 Climate coming up on Friday, I thought it timely to report on the survey on global warming BayBuzz recently conducted amongst our readers and Facebook followers. While not a ‘random’ sample, with almost 450…

Tom Belford24 September 2019

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Stay the course at HBRC

12 September 2019

As signs around the community indicate, I am standing again for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, seeking to represent Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere. In this current term, I have had the privilege to work with a team of councillors…

BayBuzz12 September 2019

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HB Future Farming Trust established

12 August 2019

Last week saw the official establishment of the Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust. Here is the mission given to the Trust by its farmer-led establishment group … Problem “Society today is challenging the environmental cost and impact of producing food.…

Tom Belford12 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

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Touch Wood Reusing Our Residues

01 June 2019

Commercial logging and processing is our third largest export trade covering around 1.8 million hectares with about $5 billion earned annually from shipping to Australia, Japan, Korea, China and the US. It’s a messy business, leaving massive amounts of offcuts,…

Keith Newman01 June 2019

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The Value of Urban Trees

01 June 2019

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. Environmentally crucial and a cultural touchstone, they have a massive role to play in urban New Zealand. In terms of their environmental benefits, trees provide habitat, sequester…

Pat Turley01 June 2019