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Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist […]


The Big Apple Project

Arts Inc. Heretaunga, Studio Benega and the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival are pleased to bring this mass participation public art trail event to Hastings.  Apples are well known to represents a source […]


Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Havelock North Function Centre 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Keirunga Quilters annual exhibition is coming back for 2022! Come and enjoy a range of lovely quilts created by the talented Keirunga Quilters, based in Havelock North. Have a go […]

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Face to face with climate change in Hawke’s Bay 

[Editor: This article first published in Jul/Aug BayBuzz mag.] After what has seemed like an endless procession of target-setting, establishing a Climate Change Commission, interim reports, nation-wide consultations, draft discussion…

Get inside view of future NZ farm policy

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and business/sustainability journalist Rod Oram will shed some light on ‘the future of farming’ at an 11 August public forum in Hastings, sponsored by the HB…

Three Week Challenge

Hastings’ Geoff Speeden and family are taking climate change seriously, and as a family project have compiled a comprehensive menu of everyday actions most of us could take to mitigate…

3D imaging of HB’s aquifers

The HB Regional Council has begun to release unprecedented 3D imagery of our aquifers, having overflown our key basins – the  Ngaruroro River Valley, Heretaunga Plains, Ruataniwha Plains and the Poukawa…

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Wāhine Toi – An Interview with Putaanga Waitoa

Putaanga Waitoa (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Kuki ‘Arani, Pākehā) is a photographer and Māori activist.  Since the 2021 lockdown Putaanga has been conceiving, doing the mahi and publishing Wāhine Toi, the…

Keirunga proudly presents … 

A major art exhibition featuring the art works of fifty+ established Hawke’s Bay artists, with a Gala Auction Evening sponsored by Harcourts, takes place during the last weekend of the Hawke’s Bay Art…

Arts Festival offers cultural feast

In the eight years since its inception, Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival has firmly planted itself as a stalwart of the local cultural calendar.  Rolling with the Covid punches, the festival team returns…