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Digitising Hawke’s Bay History

01 June 2019

“The Knowledge Bank is an ever-growing digital record of Hawke’s Bay and its people. Stories of the events, people, celebrations, tragedies and day-to-day life that helped form the culture and landscape of the Bay we know today are gathered here…

Kay Bazzard01 June 2019

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Confront the poison, don’t censor

01 June 2019

I’m still finding it hard to make sense of the massacre in Christchurch. I’m battling with emotion and disbelief, the censorship of information, and a raft of strange behaviours. In the first days and hours after trauma, decisions are often…

Paul Paynter01 June 2019

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Touch Wood Reusing Our Residues

01 June 2019

Commercial logging and processing is our third largest export trade covering around 1.8 million hectares with about $5 billion earned annually from shipping to Australia, Japan, Korea, China and the US. It’s a messy business, leaving massive amounts of offcuts,…

Keith Newman01 June 2019

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It’s Only Love

01 June 2019

I am sitting at the table of our Rotorua AirBnB. We have eight days of storytelling in front of us and two weeks behind us the Christchurch massacre.  In The Warehouse today I hugged two strangers – the checkout woman…

Mary Kippenberger01 June 2019

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The Value of Urban Trees

01 June 2019

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. Environmentally crucial and a cultural touchstone, they have a massive role to play in urban New Zealand. In terms of their environmental benefits, trees provide habitat, sequester…

Pat Turley01 June 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.”