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Heretaunga Women's Centre Online

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Another invaluable local institution has taken quick steps and made their way out of their bricks-and-mortar and onto the internet.   Thanks to an MSD Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant, the Heretaunga Women’s Centre is starting online classes for the term…

BayBuzz Team23 April 2020

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Rush month on the Internet

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Hawke’s Bay Internet provider NOW has seen an increase in data demand across its network due to the changing patterns in how and when customers are using their broadband services. The volume of data consumed during the day increased by…

Keith Newman23 April 2020

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Coronavirus kills Democrats' contest

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In the end, the many ‘normal’ reasons Bernie Sanders would have been a disastrous choice for US Democrats didn’t matter. His candidacy was killed by the virus, which sucked all the air out of the Democratic Party’s nominating process, with…

Tom Belford16 April 2020

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New CEO for Hawke's Bay DHB

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Hawke’s Bay DHB has appointed a new chief executive, Keriana Brooking, who is currently the Ministry of Health’s Deputy Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation. Ms Brooking has held senior positions at the Ministry of Health since 2014. She has…

BayBuzz16 April 2020

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Electric power imbalance creates issues

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Electricity usage has taken a massive swap out from industrial and commercial to domestic since the Covid-19 emergency closed ‘non-essential’ business and confined the bulk of the nation’s workers and families to their homes. Estimates are that overall demand for…

Keith Newman14 April 2020

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Your business recovery

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Just received this helpful info from my accountants, Markhams, regarding banks and the various sorts of recovery help they are providing. Might be of interest … From Markhams: Like us, you’ll be looking to the end of Level 4 and…

BayBuzz14 April 2020

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Head to the Ballet – at home

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Places! For audiences, this is in front of the laptop. The Royal New Zealand Ballet is broadcasting their production (in collaboration with Queensland Ballet) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with three upcoming online screenings. Created by choreographer Liam Scarlett, with…

Lizzie Russell09 April 2020

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Port prepared for emergency duty

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A major effort has been underway to remove non-essential cargo from Napier Port to make way for essential exports and imports and potential use by Defence Force vessels for health contingencies and Civil Defence emergencies. Clearing the port required a…

Keith Newman07 April 2020

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Streams & soil ailing

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The latest monthly State of the Environment report from the Regional Council indicates that our soils and streams are extraordinarily dry. Across the region, March rainfall was 55% of the 30-year average for that month (which of course is already…

BayBuzz06 April 2020

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What's the deal with rubbish, recycling?

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Hastings and Napier councils are still taking the normal rubbish collection on their designated days. Napier will also continue to collect glass, cardboard and paper and pick up plastic and tins, but they won’t be recycled, they’ll go to the…

Keith Newman04 April 2020

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Local transport & parking

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Absolutely (and legitimately) need to get there and back? Regional GoBay public transport is continuing to operate on a weekend timetable to ensure people involved in essential services can still commute to work, and those without transport can get to…

Keith Newman04 April 2020

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Councils operating virtually

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While all scheduled physical council and committee meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the lockdown they’re now able to legally held on-line under new rules for digital decision making. The Covid-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation now allows…

Keith Newman04 April 2020

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God bless our cable connection!

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As you browse the Internet, check the latest on COVID-19, Zoom, Skype, Facebook, share videos & photos, play games, email, What’s App, stream films, TV and music — do whatever, even work – have you wondered about the network that…

BayBuzz03 April 2020

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Win/Win Water Harvesting Plan?

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As described in this 4-minute video prepared by Patrick O’Sullivan, with accomanying HB Today article, here is a water harvesting scheme for the Heretaunga Plains proposed by farmer Mike Glazebrook. This proposal is to take water from the Ngaruroro River…

Tom Belford29 September 2019

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BayBuzz still kickin'

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We’re still celebrating BayBuzz‘s 10th Anniversary of print publishing. Yes, people still do like to hold a hard copy magazine in their hands and relish turning the pages! Come see our debate with HB Today editor Craig Cooper and others…

Tom Belford16 October 2018

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God help local journalism!

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Today’s Hawke’s Bay Today was an excellent illustration of what threatens the survival of local journalism. The biggest threat: newspapers like HB Today. Where the front page headline today is: Boulder blasted from Bluff. Where the lead editorial today —…

Tom Belford03 October 2018

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Please Take Our BayBuzz Reader Survey

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Every couple of years we do an informal online reader survey to help us in two ways: Identify improvements we can make to BayBuzz magazine and/or our online presence. Help better describe our BayBuzz community to advertisers and ‘would-be’ subscribers.…

Tom Belford02 April 2018

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