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Kathy Webb: Na-Pure and Ha-Stinks

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Can Napier and Hastings continue to exist with an invisible Berlin Wall between them? Or can they call a truce and form a united front before someone does it for them? Kathy Webb investigates. Na-Pure and Ha-Stinks It’s an old…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Des Ratima: Queen Elizabeth Outfall

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In the March BayBuzz Digest I am quoted in the Maori Health Underspend and Stinkin’ Pipes articles. I have since spoken to a number of people I respect to test my thoughts against their views. I am not surprised to…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Brendan Webb: Tightening the Noose

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I spend much of my day under a form of house arrest. I cannot leave the house without being closely watched and followed. I am escorted to the shed and back. At night, unseen eyes monitor my movements from beyond…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Tim Gilbertson: The Age of Reason

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I once believed that we were living in the Age of Reason. I now realise that I confused it with the Age of Aquarius, which was dawning about the same time as I was becoming aware of such things. It…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Wayne Bradshaw: Looking Ahead

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With 2010 now upon us, let me wish you all a happy new year. Firstly, I would like to applaud the Hastings Council for the new approach taken to the planned Customer Service Centre Building. Rather than build a new…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Brendan Webb: Entrails

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The warrior queen stood on the Hill of Bluff and stared down at the bustling port below. Barbarus Arnottus, ruler of Napierion, watched as vessels from the land of the Great Dragon unloaded their cargoes. Sometimes huge ships brought large…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Claire Hague: Focus on Youth

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Increased funding is presently coming into Hawke’s Bay from central government that is directly targeted at retaining our young people in education, training and/or work. With this, the key challenges from my perspective for 2010 will be: How can we…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Tom Belford: Final Buzzmakers Selected

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In the last issue of BayBuzz Digest we attempted to identify one hundred individuals in Hawke’s Bay who make an uncommon impact on the well-being of the region … the 100 Top Buzzmakers of Hawke’s Bay. How can one make…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Elizabeth Sisson: The Art of Design

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Plans to redevelop the Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery (HBMAG) are on track, with work to begin at the end of this June. The project is one of the largest in the central city for some years, says museum…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Tom Belford: Where’s the Buzz in 2010?

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Elsewhere in this Digest you’ll find a range of wise prognostications about promises to be kept, challenges to be met, trends to watch in 2010. I tend to focus on the Councils, so here’s my sense of where the political…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Dying in Hawke’s Bay, by Mark Sweet and Tom Belford

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Not a pleasant topic. But an inevitable one. And one of special policy importance in Hawke’s Bay, where people over age 65 represent the fastest growing segment of our population. For those afflicted with terminal illnesses like cancer, which often…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

In Good Health, by Dr Kevin Snee, CEO, HBDHB

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Happy New Year to all BayBuzz readers! I have just enjoyed my first Christmas in New Zealand, and whilst it was very different to one in the UK, it was very pleasurable. Now, with three months as chief executive of…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Mayor Lawrence Yule: The Year of Democracy

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Welcome to 2010! With a month gone it is already promising to be another action packed and exciting year. BayBuzz is a forum for debating local issues and although perspectives can differ (sometimes greatly from my own) democracy is built…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Anna Lorck: Black and White

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I don’t do grey – it’s black and white – that’s me. But, for better or worse, and as I get older, and apparently wiser, I start seeing more grey … not in my hair(!), but in the advantages this…

BayBuzz15 February 2010

Brendan Webb: Pewkus

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The geologist carefully picked up the deeply tarnished plate. He rubbed some of the dirt off and uncovered a name: Lawrencia. It confirmed his instincts that this pile of rubble and half-completed seating was some form of monument, or temple,…

BayBuzz12 December 2009

Roy Dunningham: Ten Hawke's Bay Artists to Enjoy

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This is the season when columnists produce “best of the year” lists – best books, best films etc. Well, I don’t have “best” artists but, for what it is worth, I have ten local artists whose work I have found…

BayBuzz12 December 2009

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