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HB meat processing threatened?

More than 45% of NZ’s red meat exports – worth $3 billion – are ‘halal certified’, destined mainly for the Middle East and Southeast Asia. ‘Halal certified’ requires that only a Muslim man can slaughter the animal and the entire processing must involve utensils, equipment […]

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The Cocktail Party

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Recovery value from waste

Hawke’s Bay food producers and processors will soon have the opportunity to join a collaborative sector-wide initiative aimed at reducing waste and adding value to by-products.  Modelled on South Canterbury’s […]

Three crises at once!

Living in Wellington for 34 years, I experienced numerous small earthquakes, a few moderate ones causing significant damage, and a lot of the city’s notorious wet windy weather. The periodic […]

Electrifying debate

Last week I wrote a short item regarding EVs and the ‘infrastructure’ challenge that might be posed by a nation (or neighbourhood) of EV owners plugging in at the same […]

Pandora Pond at the tipping point?

For as long as humans have inhabited the place we now call Napier, this body of water has been a source of food, transport and recreation.  Generations have caught fish […]


No more ‘sizzle then fizzle’

Changes are in the air for the Hawke’s Bay creative sector following the recent announcement of $425,000 allocated to this region by Manatū Taonga, Ministry of Culture and Heritage.  Granted […]

Food festivals

Whether it’s a music festival or a motor racing festival there’s always food. Food is at the centre of any and nearly every gathering of any import. From the weekly […]

Funding for regional taonga home

The new home for Hawke’s Bay’s regional taonga and artefact collection in the Hastings CBD is a step closer to reality, thanks to a $5.47m funding boost from the New […]

Roy Dunningham memorial exhibition

Roy Dunningham, a much loved and respected arts advocate, teacher, mentor and artists’ friend, died in April and the visual arts community of Hawke’s Bay mourns the loss of this […]