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Hawke's Bay council amalgamation vote: Family looks out for family

I voted against amalgamating the Hawke's Bay councils. Not because the status quo is working, not because a cohesive approach to planning and economic development isn't needed - but because as a Hastings resident, I just couldn't do it to Napier.

Growing Hawke's Bay: Beyond agriculture

Growing Hawke's Bay: Beyond agriculture

Hawke’s Bay residents may not be ones to toot their own horn - but this is getting ridiculous.

Job growth is stagnant and household income is below average.

News stats: Tracking Labour's housing policy announcement

News stats: Tracking Labour's housing policy announcement

The team at Fuseworks spend a lot their time pouring over New Zealand political news. Of the thousands of news stories that stream into Fuseworks each day, between 10% and 20% are politics related.

Making your business hum - top online software picks

Making your business hum - top online software picks

One of the big lessons we’ve learned as we’ve grown Fuseworks is that you need every member of the team to be super productive all the time. Not getting things done can have serious consequences for any business - even more so for the ones just starting out.

Paywalls: In search of a 'shut up and take my money' moment

Paywalls: In search of a 'shut up and take my money' moment

This is the year I fully intended to pay for my news habit. I was committed. The credit card was at the ready. Shut up and take my money sat on tip of my tongue...and yet...I haven’t done it.