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Here’s where you’ll find the top features and analysis published in BayBuzz magazine. As well as the occasional pithy opinion column from our guest authors.

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TANK aims for transformation

03 October 2019

For over six years a group of about 35 stakeholders — including Peter Beaven and me for the Regional Council — investigated the best way to manage the land, waterways and aquifers of the Heretaunga Plains. This so-called TANK group…

Tom Belford03 October 2019

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Win/Win Water Harvesting Plan?

29 September 2019

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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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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Twyford Trailblazing

01 June 2018

This is a story of how irrigators can grow and maintain the excellent quality of our Hawke’s Bay produce by having access to reliable and sustainable irrigation, while benefitting our environment and community at the same time.  Growers of perishable…

Jerf von Beek01 June 2018

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Watery Origins

29 January 2018

Ko wai? No wai? Mo wai? Who are you? Where did you come from? Who do you stand for? This is a traditional greeting protocol of Maori. “Wai” means water, so “Ko wai?” literally means where are your birthing waters…

Ngahiwi Tomoana29 January 2018

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Where the Buck Stops

24 October 2017

THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES is one of the most enduring images from antiquity. Damocles, you may recall, was a courtier in the service of his king, Dionysius II of Syracuse. Syracuse remains a pretty little town in the southeast of…

Paul Paynter24 October 2017

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Dam Dead!

08 July 2017

The new Jul/Aug BayBuzz magazine features this cartoon … Last Thursday, one of the most critical cards collapsed. The Supreme Court disallowed the land swap – conceived by HBRIC and DoC two years ago – that downgraded protected conservation land…

BayBuzz08 July 2017

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DROWNING IN WATER ISSUES

29 May 2017

It’s hard to choose where to begin in writing an update on the multitude of water issues confronting Hawke’s Bay. Every part of the region is grappling with challenges involving water quality or supply, and the land use issues that…

Tom Belford29 May 2017

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Half-time at the Havelock Water Inquiry

03 April 2017

So grave was the situation, New Zealand’s Attorney General, Chris Finlayson, called for a Government Inquiry. THE INQUIRY, WHICH STARTED LAST OCTOBER , was set up to look at how the Havelock North water supply became contaminated, how this was…

Sophie Price03 April 2017