Yesterday, the Hawke’s Bay Today published an account of the important Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy, mentioning the three options put forward for public consultation.
Unfortunately, the public submission period on these options — which, in a nutshell, deal with whether to plant buildings or crops on the Plains — closed last Friday. Thanks HBT.
Another example of the timely and insightful coverage of important issues we’ve come to expect from HB Today. At least they don’t pretend by calling it something like the Hawke’s Bay Examiner.
But if you prefer your “news” after the fact, you can rejoice in coverage HB Today has planned for the balance of the week. We’ve been given an inside peek …
- On Wednesday, an in-depth assessment: “Should Nelson Park be sold?”
- On Thursday, probing the pros and cons: “Does Hawke’s Bay need a port?”
- On Friday HBT tackles the burning question: “Will Art Deco take hold in Napier?”
- And in an expanded special edition next weekend, a penetrating analysis: “Face to Face: Yule vs Nixon vs Nee Harland, and Arnott vs Church … A voters’ guide to the 2007 mayoral candidates.”
You might have noticed that HB Today is ten cents more per issue since the new year began. Times are tough for newspapers. I guess you can see why. This kind of journalism costs heaps.
A new HBT editor has arrived in the Bay … perhaps one interested in examining issues. We can always hope!