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Tim Gilbertson: Fire showed we can combine operations

The best questions are seldom asked.Try to answer to this one. A while ago we considered amalgamating all five Hawke's Bay councils.No need, said most of the leaders. The status quo is fine. We work together like a horse and...

Poachers fined for shooting $5000 stag on Te Puke farm

Two men have been fined for shooting and killing a stag worth $5000 on private farmland in Te Puke, in a bid to deter others from poaching.Shane Robert Williamson and Matthew Warren Miller were sentenced to pay $750 each plus court...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Historic Waipukurau mansion up for sale

Waipukuraus' Mt Vernon has been handed down through the Harding family for more than a century.It's about to be handed on again, but this time, to a new family. Mt Vernon is on the market.Owner, Richard Harding says: "It's very...

Luxury Greenhill Lodge on the market

A luxury lodge nestled in Hawke's Bay's tranquil countryside is now on the market in an opportunity to buy a piece of local history. Built in 1898 Mareakakaho's Greenhill Lodge holds rich Hawke's Bay heritage and is a globally recognised...

Steve Wyn-Harris: Dam water would be useful in emergency

I am a sheep and beef farmer and was on the farm on Monday the 13th just gone. When Jamie Mackay of The Country radio show rang me at midday for our regular chat on farming in Hawke's Bay and wanted to talk about the drought...

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