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Ten Years is Time Enough

01 October 2018

Ten years is a good interval on which to assess progress.  Sure, there are shooting stars that by some act of mercurial brilliance achieve something meaningful in a lesser time, but these are unquestionably the exception. Most are devoid of…

Paul Paynter01 October 2018

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Top 10 Buzzworthy Changes

01 October 2018

BayBuzz has observed and reported on a wide range of remarkable events, trends, and social and economic developments over the past ten years. Reflecting on that, we challenged ourselves to pick the ten most ‘buzzworthy’ happenings.  To assist we asked…

BayBuzz Team01 October 2018

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Time to Potter

01 October 2018

Five years ago, de Lautours from around the globe gathered to be renewed. To meet, eat and share stories. To gaze at our whakapapa plastered along echoing corridors, men in great wigs and frenchified garb gazing back with distain, assured…

Mary Kippenberger01 October 2018

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A Decade of Political Debate

01 October 2018

Where and how better to be amused than by attending meetings of our local councils, which were long accustomed to operating without any meaningful outside scrutiny.  At scores and scores of meetings, I was the only outsider in attendance. The…

Tom Belford01 October 2018

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Property Values in 2028 … An Economic Barometer

01 October 2018

Ten years have passed since the 2007/08 global financial crisis. Our company reporting in mid-2008 said: “It’s a headwind with a high chill factor.” Property market adjustments were not immediate, particularly for leasing. By early 2009, we reported that the…

Pat Turley01 October 2018

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Delivering a Digital Curriculum

01 October 2018

The nation’s high schools are on notice to prepare for a massive shift in the way they teach, connect with, examine and prepare students for the workplace under the new 2020 digital curriculum mandated by the Ministry of Education. The…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

Tom's Blog

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.”