Hastings firefighter Colin Beswick has 38 years fire fighting experience but has not seen weather in Hawke's Bay this bad. Fire burns fast in hot dry windy conditions.
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Atea a Rangi Educational Trust hosted Te Kai o Nehera – The Food of Ancient Times, a F.A.W.C! Winter Food and Wine Classic event at Waitangi Regional Park, near Napier, part of Hawke's Bay's Matariki activities, on the winter solstice. Video by Duncan Brown.