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Tim Gilbertson: We will be sorry when we say Bye Bye birdie

Slow motion catastrophe: Another massive Hawke's Bay drought is looming. Fifteen years ago climate scientists predicted that severe droughts would strike every five years rather than every 20 years. The boffins were close to the...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Opotiki GP wins prestigious fellowship

Dr Emily Gill is a General Practitioner in Opotiki and Te Kaha.But next year she's moving her family to the United States for 12 months, so she can study how technology is changing healthcare in rural communities."Healthcare policy,...

Judith Woods: 'Clean eating' was invented so dull people can feel special

What is happening with our relationship to food? This week alone, we've read damning reports about chronic overeating and obsessional undereating, clean eating (which is bad), protein shakes (which are worse), and how children should...

It's dry and I'm parched

About this time of year as we go into the usual drought the neighbours must think we've run out of water and I've started sustaining myself with the contents of the liquor cabinet instead.Having just a small amount of grazing on...

Drought science tricky but improving

Regional council's climate scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak says the definition of 'drought' is near impossible to pin down. She chats to Mark Story. Just how real is the threat of drought for the Bay, and what needs to happen for...

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