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Spinning a yarn

It came as a shock to me to learn that more than 50% of newborn babies in Hawke’s Bay don’t have access to woollen clothing and live in cold, poorly insulated homes. While there is great wealth in the province, there is also great deprivation. Fifty […]

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Thu 24

Council Meeting – Hastings

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 25

Audit and Risk Committee Meeting – Napier

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Jacinda, buy a Ford F-150 Lightning

The Government’s gotten itself in a pickle over its electric vehicle (EV) rebate scheme. Unnecessarily, I would argue. The issue is whether those whose work necessitates the use of utes […]

Tukituki ‘water security’ … Chapter ?

With a mighty front-page splash in Hawke’s Bay Today this week, echoed by a stirring Talking Point in the same edition, the Tukituki Water Security Project was launched. According to its announcement […]

Climate Commission insists: Ināia tonu nei

The time is now! The NZ Climate Commission’s final recommendations to Government were tabled on Wednesday by Climate Minister James Shaw. The recommendations chart an evidence-based course for New Zealand […]

Save Our Streams – S.O.S.

Our local streams are in distress and have been calling out for help for years. Now, for some of them, help is on the way.  The driving force behind a […]


Stretch Hits the Road

Hawke’s Bay’s favourite musical troubadour Stretch has today announced his next tour. July will see the singer/songwriter head south, beginning in Dannevirke and ending up in Raumati. The lower North […]

‘Assassins’ takes aim at Hawke’s Bay

Theatre Hawke’s Bay production of Assassins on from 24 June to 10 July is a chance for Hawke’s Bay audiences to experience this complex and innovative musical. It is not a widely known production […]

Hawke’s Bay Orchestra presents …

Tchaikovsky and Dvorak This coming Saturday (19th June), the Hawke’s Bay Orchestra and invited guest players will perform two of the world’s most loved works: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathetique’ and […]

Stunning showcase of Māori art

On the back of last year’s successful Tika Tonu exhibition, Hastings City Art Gallery Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga is set to unveil a new collaborative offering that seeks to shine a […]