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HB Future Farming Trust established

12 August 2019

Last week saw the official establishment of the Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust. Here is the mission given to the Trust by its farmer-led establishment group … Problem “Society today is challenging the environmental cost and impact of producing food.…

Tom Belford12 August 2019

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Social Agendas For Our Councils

01 August 2019

These issues are fundamentally the charge of government departments, but because these agencies are essentially faceless and impenetrable at the local level, public upset gets vented at our local elected officials. Some of them try to escape with, ‘Not our…

Various01 August 2019

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Future-proofing Our Libraries

01 August 2019

Whereto for our public libraries in the digital age? Places of innovation, expanding community participation and information-based services, or quiet dignified civic buildings offering shelves full of free books?  Around the world public libraries are re-evaluating their role in the…

Kay Bazzard01 August 2019

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Food Trends and Gut Health

01 August 2019

Each year, respected global consultancy New Nutrition Business publishes a report assessing the key food trends for the year. Here is their most recent list, on which I asked local nutrition experts Ben Warren, Diane Stride and Hazel Thomas to…

Tom Belford01 August 2019

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Trapped in a Rental Rat Race

01 August 2019

I wrote this article while moving from the comfortable three-bedroom home we had rented for four years in town into a 60m2 two-bedroom cottage in the country, with a still-to-complete tiny house in situ.  In terms of stress and disruption,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Matariki

01 August 2019

Over June, Bridget and Florence explored Matariki – the constellation of stars that mark an important period in the Māori lunar calendar (and for many cultures around the world). Here they head down to the Matariki winter solstice at Waitangi,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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No More Mushrooms!

25 October 2018

Two years ago, on October 26th, a newly elected Regional Council was sworn in, and proceeded as its first item…

BayBuzz still kickin'

16 October 2018

We’re still celebrating BayBuzz‘s 10th Anniversary of print publishing. Yes, people still do like to hold a hard copy magazine…

God help local journalism!

03 October 2018

Today’s Hawke’s Bay Today was an excellent illustration of what threatens the survival of local journalism. The biggest threat: newspapers…

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YULE vs. LORCK — Round 1 – Anna Lorck

10 March 2017

To begin the campaign season, BayBuzz editor Tom Belford and reporter Sophie Price conducted 30-minute interviews with Tukituki parliamentary candidates Lawrence Yule and Anna Lorck in late February. Here is the interview with Anna Lorck in its entirety. Excerpts from the…

YULE vs. LORCK -- Round 1 - Lawrence Yule

09 March 2017

To begin the campaign season, BayBuzz editor Tom Belford and reporter Sophie Price conducted 30-minute interviews with Tukituki parliamentary candidates Lawrence Yule and Anna Lorck in late February. Here is the interview with Lawrence Yule in its entirety. Excerpts from the interviews…

Roger King: What does Hawke's Bay need?

03 September 2015

Bring the arts and creativity into business in Hawke’s Bay. “In London, the creativity sector is actually bigger than the financial services sector.”