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HB’s agriculture labour bandaid

Local orchardists are expecting the planes to start arriving in October ferrying Pacific Island workers to NZ, and then some on to the Bay. These workers must receive their first vaccination pre-departure, undertake Day 0 and Day 5 tests and complete a self-isolation period of seven days, assuming a negative Day 5 result. This is just the […]

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Lake Tutira Off Road Half Marathon – 12k & 5k Trail Run

Lake Tutira State Highway 2, Napier

Located just 40 minutes North of Napier, Lake Tutira offers a beautiful and challenging course, with stunning views. This is trail running at its very best! Choose from a half […]

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Waitangi wānanga

Waitangi Regional Park, which covers over 300 hectares of coastal land between Awatoto and Haumoana, has been transformed from an undervalued barren and neglected area into one of the top […]

‘Swamp’ or ‘wetland’?

When I was a kid, behind our suburban housing development in New Jersey was what we kids called a swamp. A mucky area the developers left in place as too […]

Poll sets responsibility for climate action

A recent global survey conducted by Ipsos across 30 nations looked into public attitudes regarding responsibility for combatting climate change. New Zealand was included in the survey. 57 percent of […]

If you’re going to sell red meat …

Then Silver Fern Farms is showing the best way. Consider: Zero carbon Angus beef. Back to that in a moment. In recent years SFF has been earnest about getting on […]


Coming soon: HB Art Trail

On now at CAN – The HB Art Guide preview exhibition.  The exhibition by artist participants in the Hawke’s Bay Art Guide 2021 is currently showing at Creative Arts Napier […]

Take the Toitoi audience survey

Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre – has launched its first audience survey and YOU are invited to respond. The survey aims to gather your preferences on the […]

Humanity Painters exhibition

After a Covid induced hiatus the annual Humanity Painters exhibition is back from 14th September. This years ‘Collective Consciousness’ showcases the works of the 75 Humanity Painters students.  As teacher […]

A vision for the arts

Editor: In the first of a new monthly column, Hastings District Council Arts & Culture Manager, Megan Peacock-Coyle, sets out the collective vision for the arts in Hastings and Te […]