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NCC’s s**t HAS hit the fan!

Last week we posted, When will the s**t hit the fan?, referring to Napier City Council’s long neglect of its water infrastructure. Something BayBuzz began warning about in 2009! Well, it just hit the fan big time!! NCC will borrow nearly $300…

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Let’s demolish construction waste

The housing crisis and construction boom are common headlines these days, but what seldom makes the news is the waste created by the sector. For the average person, when we…

Net Zero is good for business

Some of Hawke’s Bay’s leading companies are beginning to make substantial commitments to environmental sustainability and ‘decarbonisation’ in the face of climate change.  This is exciting news.  Not because we’re…

When will the s**t hit the fan?

Deputy Mayor Annette Brosnan recently wrote a rousing rebuttal (HB Today Talking Point, 13 Nov) to the Government’s ‘3 Waters’ reform plan, claiming “Independent assessments during the amalgamation debate showed…

COP26 Scorecard

This graphic from Bloomberg Green gives a quick and fair picture of what was accomplished (or not) in these pivotal climate negotiations. Some observations. Unfortunately our governments remain on trajectories…

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Bravo! For the love of music

The story of Hawke’s Bay’s classical musical life is filled with a large cast of players, passionate supporters and fine musicians, many of whom have devoted their lives to bringing…


Hold on to your tiaras, dust off your feather boas, and prepare yourselves for the pre-Christmas event of 2021. Napier Repertory Players, based at The Little Theatre in McGrath Street,…

The Daisy Chains

Ahuriri Contemporary offers a chance to view works by Aotearoa’s contemporary art figures Peter Madden and Rohan Wealleans. The two artists’ work is held in private and public collections, such…