Our July/August BayBuzz is now online.

Hawke’s Bay clergy await gay marriage. Political campaigns begin under the shadow of reorganisation. Is the Regional Sports Park delivering on its promise? Vast HB potential for Maori agribiz. More right brain thinking required. Senior activists going strong. Charter schools. HCAG doing well. A path to better urban design.

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FROM THE EDITOR
By Tom Belford

GAY MARRIAGE COMING TO THE BAY
It’s the law. But is the Bay ready? Mark Sweet talks to local clergy.

THE REGIONAL SPORTS PARK … PROMISES KEPT?
Is the Regional Sports park living up to its sales hype? Verdict appears mixed.
Jessica Soutar Barron reports

MAORI AGRIBUSINESS GIANT STIRRING
By Keith Newman
Ngati Kahungunu drives visionary plan to get Maori primary producers thinking beyond the farm gate.

INSIDE HAWKE’S BAY POLITICS, CIRCA JULY
By Tom Belford
Local campaigns taking shape. Reorg savings projected. Mayors challenge Regional Council on dam financial risks.

TURNING STRAW INTO GOLD
By Nicole Masters
The best investment for water storage is in the soil.

VET ADVANCES HIGHLIGHT RURAL DISADVANTAGE
By Keith Newman
Although technology is transforming the role of the rural vet, Keith Newman discovers lack of access stymies Hawke’s Bay farmers

TRY IT FROM THE RIGHT
By David Trubridge

MANAGING COLLECTIVELY-OWNED MAORI LAND
By Shona Jones

A GOVERNMENT SOLUTION SHOULD NEVER BE ‘PLAN A’
By Paul Paynter

CHARTER SCHOOLS … LET’S DITCH THE NOISE
By Claire Hague

THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION: RE(JOY)CE!
By Ewan McGregor

BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES: Personal Activism And Positive Aging
By Kay Bazzard

ALL READERS OF THIS ARTICLE TAKE A BOW
By Roy Dunningham

A HAWKE’S BAY URBAN DESIGN PANEL
By Anthony Vile

FIVE INTO ONE
By Brendan Webb

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