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What happens when the tap shuts?

Stuart Nash, wearing his hat as Economic and Regional Development Minister, announced this week that almost $181 million in Provincial Growth Fund monies have flowed to Hawke’s Bay through March 2021. Another $91 million awaits our four territorial councils as ‘better off’ funding…

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Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Hastings City Art Gallery 201 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

'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 […]


Farmers Market

Hawke's Bay Showgrounds Kenilworth Road, Hastings

Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover […]


French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Farewell, Mr. Haffmann

Event Cinemas Havelock North 11 Joll Road, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawke's Bay

The legendary Daniel Auteuil gives one of his most superlative screen performances in the gripping new historical drama from writer/director Fred Cavayé, based on Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s celebrated, multi Molière Award-winning […]

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HB buying EVs

The Government just reported that sales of EVs (pure and hybrid) are surging in New Zealand … and Hawke’s Bay is no exception. Said Transport Minister Michael Wood: “Since the scheme…

Wings and Wildlife – July

This month’s Wings and Wildlife, prepared by Jessica Maxwell, features: Catherine Reeves sharing some wonderful photos of Waipātiki Beach; a man-made landslide in Tainui Reserve causes significant damage; volunteers doing great…

On a mission to green our cities

If you drive down Queen Street West in Hastings, adjacent to Countdown, you’ll see three newly-planted trees on the supermarket’s carpark boundary. These trees are the result of persistence from…

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Cathedral Photo and Art Gallery

There’s a new kid on the block on the north end of Hastings Street. Cathedral Photo and Art Gallery this week opened its doors to the Napier art market. The area around…

Love Letters

The human brain is primed from birth to preferentially perceive faces – the survival drive to orientate towards the people that might keep us alive.  Later, when literacy is achieved,…

Well stewed 

Long nights, crisp days and the smell of wood smoke are indications a hot, substantial meal is very much in season. With that in mind I’d like to acknowledge the…