Eagerly awaited rain fell heavily during the weekend bringing welcome relief to parched areas, especially for farmers and those relying on tank water. But it wasn't ideal for those in feather boas and fur coats as umbrellas were...
Battling a Hastings fire which blazed through 162ha of grassland and pine forest earlier this week was a major logistical challenge for those involved - who say co-ordination between them was key to containing the fire. When it...
Battling the Hastings fires is likely to have cost around $1 million, says Hastings District Council.Although the council will stump up the money initially, it will apply to have the costs reimbursed by the National Rural Fire Authority,...
Cruel, impersonal and indiscriminate - fire knows no bounds and has no manners. It licks anything in its reach, and heartlessly takes from people.In a matter of minutes, it can change lives forever.This week's fires were full...
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...
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