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Education in the pandemic age

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Historically a pandemic inevitably produces change to all aspects of society, and it would be really advantageous to our education system if that proved to be the case. We can look at the change that has happened as a starting…

Geraldine Travers05 August 2020

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7% New Zealanders fear job loss

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A poll just released by Horizon Research finds that 30% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their household is worse or much worse than a year ago. Eighteen percent say they are better off, with 50% reporting ‘about…

BayBuzz03 August 2020

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Overseas rellies in danger

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I suppose we’re all adjusting to the reality that in-person connection with our overseas rellies is not going to happen anytime soon. And while the separation itself is not happy-making, emotions are further stirred by the frightening recognition that wherever…

Tom Belford31 July 2020

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HB tourism down, but not out

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As published in July/August BayBuzz magazine Art Deco Weekend 2021: Napier’s Emerson Street lies empty. Shop fronts are dark and shuttered. A sole, art deco-themed tumbleweed rolls down the paving stones, bouncing off bollards and the bronze statue of the…

Andrew Frame29 July 2020

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Jump Starters

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Published in Jul/Aug BayBuzz magazine There’s nothing like the whole world shutting down to refocus us on the benefits of buying and supporting local. BayBuzz talked to three Hawke’s Bay businesses who moved swiftly to turn a crisis into a…

Giselle Reid28 July 2020

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HB winery bucks trend in US

HB Recovery

A Rabobank report released this month indicates that NZ wine exporters are at risk from the US hospitality biz plummeting due to Covid-19, but at least one HB winemaker is proving it is more bumpy than battered. Interestingly, the reason…

Dale Cowie28 July 2020

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Don't worry ... be happy!

HB Recovery

As editor of BayBuzz I get dozens of media releases and emails each week about stuff happening in Hawke’s Bay … usually balanced across the good, the bad and the ugly. But lately it’s gotten lop-sided. What is puzzling me…

Tom Belford24 July 2020

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Business + charity win

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Covid-19 lockdown forced many businesses to close and wait, but some took the time to brainstorm ways to hit the post-lockdown ground running. Douglas Innovation lived up to its name with a novel idea that obviously struck a chord with…

Dale Cowie24 July 2020

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NZ’s most advanced security company expands

HB Recovery

Putting its money behind a commitment to Hawke’s Bay, family-held business HSM Group is investing $3.2 million to a develop a new purpose-built site with NZ-leading security monitoring technology. It will be home to a team of approximately 90 staff…

Dale Cowie23 July 2020

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Trade drops at Napier Port

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Covid-19 has made its impact on Napier Port with third-quarter (Apr-June) reductions in container and bulk cargo, both imports and exports. Only ‘essential’ cargo, as deemed by the Government, traded in April, creating sharp reductions. Restrictions lifted gradually from the…

Dale Cowie22 July 2020

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Building the 'new normal' on bedrock

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As published in July/August BayBuzz magazine The future looks so obvious in hindsight. This is being written while we are at Level 2 – along with 3 and 4 – the ‘tumble drier’ months. Everything is turning upside down and we just have to hang…

Kim Thorp19 July 2020

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$40m for SME business advice

HB Recovery

More Hawke’s Bay businesses are set to get funded business advice as the Government rolls out a further $40 million for the Regional Business Partners (RBP) Network. To date, 430 small and medium-sized Hawke’s Bay businesses have been granted $825,000…

BayBuzz16 July 2020

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$9m loan to complete air terminal

HB Recovery

The Government and local Councils, joint owners of Hawke’s Bay Airport, are stepping up with a loan of $9 million to see construction of the terminal completed, saving 200 jobs, direct and indirect, in the process. The airport is an…

Dale Cowie15 July 2020

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Something has shifted

HB Recovery

[Editor’s note: Here’s a preview of some of the Recovery ‘good news’ reported in Jul/Aug BayBuzz mag.] All small- to medium-sized business owners – and restaurant owners in particular – are up for stuff. I remember a few months into…

Alexandra Tylee13 July 2020

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The bookshop is back!

HB Recovery

[Editor’s note: Here’s a preview of some of the Recovery ‘good news’ reported in Jul/Aug BayBuzz mag.] After the shock of going into lockdown we face the weirdness of recovery. In the bookshop, going into level 4 felt abrupt. Even though we…

Louise Ward10 July 2020

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Is our happy face fake?

HB Recovery

I’m sincerely happy to read that bankers at Westpac tell us all is well in Hawke’s Bay — “No 1 in Economic Optimism in NZ” — blares the front-page headline in Monday’s HB Today (29 June). The article explains that…

Tom Belford29 June 2020

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World waiting for our business

HB Recovery

A backlog of pre-ordered temperature-controlled cabinets and merchandising furniture is filling the Onekawa warehouses of local exporter Future Products Group (FPG) until the chaos of global logistics eases. FPG was gearing up for a busy year with increasing sales of…

Keith Newman22 June 2020

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