The history of Hawke’s Bay

Matthew Wright

Announcing The History of Hawke’s Bay. My latest book. Out today.

It’s an all new volume about my home district’s past – 260 pages in large format, with over 120 photographs and maps covering the full sweep of the region’s past, from its geological origins through to its Maori history, the rumbustious cowboy world of the settlers, the conservative life of the twentieth century – right through to twenty-first century lifestyles.

Click to buy.

The book is written for the widest audience – for tourists, local readers with interest in their past, and anybody else curious about history. Don’t be fooled by the district focus – it’s an exploration of the ideas and life that shaped New Zealand.  And, for that matter, the US frontier. Really. Want to know what New Zealand frontier society was like? Think ‘Little House on the Prairie’. We even used US spellings, back then.

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#Washington There is no evidence that #Obama ever wiretapped #TrumpTower during the 2016 election, the Department of Justice said in a court filing on Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: Both #FBI and #NSD [Department of Justice’s National Security Division] confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets,” the DOJ wrote in a summary judgment court filing on Sept.01: ‘ FBI again confirmed that Case 1:17-cv-00718-RCL Document 12 Filed 09/01/17 Page 4 of 39 they do not have any such records by consulting with personnel knowledgeable about Director Comey’s statements and the surveillance activities of the FBI #AceNewsDesk reports

On March 4, just six weeks after he was inaugurated, Trump issued a series of early morning tweets claiming that Obama had wiretapped Trump tower before the 2016 election—but had not found anything…….. Although Trump decried the move as “McCarthyism,” he did not provide any evidence it had happened……Former President Obama’s spokesperson was quick to refute the claims at the time, stating “neither President Obama…

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Going Back Is Hell

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

short story, The Devil, flash fiction, Sundays With Satan Short Story Series, back to work, humor, Modern Philosopher“Are you excited about going back to work on Tuesday?” The Devil asked, as what only could be described as a devilish grin danced across his handsome face.

As always, he was dressed in an impeccably tailored suit and looked like he belonged on the cover of a men’s fashion magazine, rather than standing in the living room of The House on the Hill.

“If I politely tell you to go to Hell, is there any chance you’d actually comply with that request?” I asked as I grabbed a Snapple out of the cooler.

The truth was, there was no way I wanted to go back to work.  My vacation has been so relaxing, so productive, and so stress free.  Why would I want to leave such a perfect world?

“Unfortunately for you, there is no way to banish me back to my home,” Lucifer informed me with a sly…

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17 Year Old Boy Beaten To Death In His Pakistani Classroom Because He Was A Christian — Truth Troubles

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE CHRISTIAN POST) A Christian boy, who was doing well in his studies despite being from a poor home, was beaten to death by his Muslim classmates inside his school in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The victim’s parents say he was targeted for being a Christian soon after he joined […]

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#Helsinki Finland To Introduce Law Next Year Phasing Out Coal and Increasing Carbon Taxes Officials: Intention to phase in Alternative Sources Including ‘ Nuclear Power ‘ With Intention of Reducing Russian Imports #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: Finland To Introduce Law Next Year Phasing Out Coal by introducing legislation next year to phase out coal and increase carbon taxes, a top government official told Reuters, which would require the country to find alternative energy sources to keep its power system stable #AceNewsDesk reports

Published on September 03, 2017 at 05:44AM: Reuters: Coal produces roughly 10 percent of the energy consumed by Finland, which is the Nordics’ heaviest coal consumer and burned about 4.1 million tons of oil equivalent in 2016. “This strategy has a goal of getting rid of coal as an energy source by 2030 […] We have to write a law […] and that will be next year,” Riku Huttunen, director general in Finland’s energy department, said…….The law will, however, leave “room for manoeuvre” to ensure security of supply, he said, meaning coal-fired power plants could still…

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health : 2016 CENSUS of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders launched

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts

In 2016, there were 649,171 people identified as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin in the Census.

Of these people, 91% (590,056 people) were of Aboriginal origin only, 5% (32,345 people) were of Torres Strait Islander origin only and 4% (26,767 people) identified as being of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

See Full ABS Data here

 ” The number of Aboriginal Australians living in NSW and Victoria has doubled since 2001, figures released by the Bureau of Statistics show, far outpacing the growth in the non-Indigenous population of both states.

In NSW, the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has increased from 120,000 in 2001 to 216,000 in 2016 while in Victoria the numbers have almost doubled from 25,000 to 47,000. ”

See Part 2 below for Article in full Census 2016: Indigenous population in NSW and Victoria doubles

These proportions have…

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