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Women leading HB

Looking at women making a difference and leading in Hawke’s Bay, the most obvious set of individuals to note are the women we elect or who otherwise head our largest institutions. These are the women who are paid to lead, we expect…

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East Coast Farming Expo 2022

Wairoa A&P Showgrounds Ruataniwha Road, Wairoa

The two-day event, which is hosted by Wairoa Community Development Trust, will be held at the Wairoa A&P showgrounds. Two days of interactive exhibits, seminars and demonstrations will give East […]

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HBRC … a bargain?

For those interested in the performance of the HB Regional Council, I draw your attention to what is now a regular Agenda item for councillors’ regular end-of-month meeting (the last…

The heat goes on

According the latest data compiled by the European Union (Copernicus Climate Change Service), 2021 was the fifth hottest on record for the planet. Globally, the mean temperature last year was…

Wings and Wildlife – January 2022

January’s Wings and Wildlife community newsletter, prepared by Jessica Maxwell, is now available for download here. In this edition: Walking paths in the Taradale Hills offer great options for the fit and not…

Cheers to WineWorks

In Net Zero is good for business we wrote recently about what some leading Hawke’s Bay businesses – Napier Port, Silver Fern Farms and Hawke’s Bay Airport – were doing…

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Kuru Taonga – Voices of Kahungunu

A Māori perspective on the history of Te Mata-a-Māui MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri reopened on July 23 after many months of closure, during which time some very necessary and…

Armchair travel

It looks like it might be a while before we get to travel, right? Wrong!  As Anna Quindlen says, “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They…

New museum facility progresses

The new MTG museum storage facility takes a step closer as Napier and Hastings work together to build a new home for the regional museum collection they share as joint guardians.…