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So far, so good – in Wellington at least. The rest of the big Fish of Maui seems to be taking a pasting. Weather is easing and we may have escaped the really serious stuff, down here, but further north things are seriously concerning – and it is now rather obvious just how vulnerable to storms. I’m particularly concerned about places like Hawkes Bay, which is…

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The following story appeared in the paper last week, and I’ve been thinking about the dilemma it poses. An existing site on the edge of a heritage area – empty, following the demolition of an older building. Napier is one of my favourite towns, with a hard-fought-for Heritage area, encompassing the Art Deco and Spanish Mission architecture of the old centre of Hawkes Bay. Once, many…