The latest BayBuzz magazine is now on the street … and it’s full of vision!
Over three dozen visions for Hawke’s Bay to be precise, offered by wide range of community leaders.
So, to start, here are those visions, with my introduction that looks at their themes … and some potential conflicts.
We gave our Guest Advocate, as well as some of our regular columnists, a bit more space to develop their visions.
Here are their articles …
Guest Advocate Graeme Avery says Let go of the past! We need much more innovative thinking in the Bay to prepare ourselves for a highly competitive, fast-changing global environment.
David Trubridge, in Thriving locally, proposes that we’ll be better off if we choose to consume what we can grow and make sustainably here in our region.
Claire Hague, in Let’s leave our gang colours at the gate, says we need to break down barriers between our schools and the workplace.
Phyllis Tichinin says in Let’s grow stellar foods! that we can grow food in ways that are better for our soil, our health and taste buds, and our export prospects.
Paul Paynter, in Contra-vision, cautions that the visions that really matter and get achieved start with committed individuals, not studies, planners and councils.
And on the lighter side, in Dim Vision, Brendan Webb chronicles the trials of Lawrencus Yulus, as he attempts to elicit any vision at all from his political colleagues.
Enjoy these articles … and send BayBuzz your own vision for Hawke’s Bay. We’ll be happy to publish it online.