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Do Councils listen?

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Our columnist Andrew Frame is preparing a BayBuzz magazine article on steps our councils are taking to improve their engagement with residents and ratepayers. We’ve prepared a brief five question…

BayBuzz Team29 September 2020

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Solar slashes RSA bills

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It took around nine months to decide on solar after looking at wind power and diesel generation; while the latter offered savings, it wasn’t in keeping with the club’s environmentally…

Keith Newman29 September 2020

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Napier joins wheelie-bin revolution

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Forget wrestling with Council-approved plastic bags full of household rubbish, Napier residents will now join their Hastings counterparts and be issued with a 120 litre wheelie bin, ready for the…

BayBuzz24 September 2020

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Hubba Hubba

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This week the Hastings District Council voted to use money from its COVID-19 Recovery Contingency Fund to set up a Hastings-based Business Hub – a ‘carbon copy’ of the Hawke’s…

Sarah Thornton23 September 2020

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From Mahia to Venus

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Hawke’s Bay’s Rocket Lab made the New York Times this week with its plan to be the first space company to launch a probe to Venus, in whose atmosphere scientists…

BayBuzz23 September 2020

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Wardini triumphs

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We’re thrilled to add BayBuzz’s congratulations to Louise and Gareth at Wardini Books for winning “Nielsen Bookshop of the Year” accolade for 2020, awarded by the NZ Book Trade Industry.…

BayBuzz Team18 September 2020

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BAM!

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How could BayBuzz resist mentioning BAM – Bee Aware Month? Apiculture New Zealand runs BAM every September, with this month’s theme asking Kiwis to ‘Bee a Hero’ by growing bee-friendly…

Sarah Thornton04 September 2020

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Flying through the cracks?

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BayBuzz has learned that, since Saturday, three private planes, including two jet aircraft, have landed at HB Airport, each one either originating/landing in mainland Australia (Brisbane and Gold Coast –…

BayBuzz01 September 2020

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Latest BayBuzz mag arriving

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By next weekend our September/October BayBuzz mag will be in your letter boxes and ‘on the streets’ for sale at one of our partner retailers. Here’s where you can buy…

BayBuzz Team28 August 2020

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Another reason to drink gin!

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Hawke’s Bay producers win wine awards, craft beer awards, cider awards … why not gin? Albertine gin, produced by Hastings Distillers, just took the sole gold awarded in the Contemporary…

BayBuzz21 August 2020

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HB gets plenty of dosh

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Over the last three years, the Government has treated Hawke’s Bay’s councils to $136,546,633 in funding. And bear in mind this is only Primary Growth Fund (PGF) and Covid funding…

BayBuzz21 August 2020

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New chapter for Te Mata Mushrooms?

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In recent times, Havelock North’s Te Mata Mushrooms company has been vilified by some as an environmental scofflaw, defended by others as a longstanding major job creator. Battling with the…

BayBuzz20 August 2020

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