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Here’s where you’ll find the top features and analysis published in BayBuzz magazine. As well as the occasional pithy opinion column from our guest authors.

However, not all the treasures of our magazine — culture, lifestyle, opinion, personalities, events and accomplishments to celebrate, humour — are published online. To see the full content of BayBuzz magazine, exactly as published, your paid subscription is required.

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The Man with a Plan

31 July 2017

On 19 June James Palmer took over as chief executive of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. As he wades into troubled waters, what might we expect? The last twelve months have been turbulent for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. The…

Sophie Price31 July 2017

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Wanted: Environment Champion

31 July 2017

LABOUR’S ENVIRONMENT SPOKEPERSON  David Parker has been outspoken on water issues, calling for swimmable rivers, fewer dairy cows, less nitrogen in our waterways, requiring consents for intensifi ed farming, and tougher enforcement of rules by both regional councils (whose e…

Sophie Price31 July 2017

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Listening to the People

31 July 2017

I’m trying to pace myself through the new season of House of Cards on Netflix, trying to watch only one episode per week. This requires major self-discipline, especially when my wife urges binge viewing. Switching back and forth between President…

Tom Belford31 July 2017

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Hawke’s Bay’s Housing Crisis

31 July 2017

“So, we have the situation where the government has been pig-headed and sold o our state assets, and is now turning around and having to buy back property, competing on the residential market, while former Housing NZ land remains barren.”…

Bridget Freeman-Rock31 July 2017

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BECOMING THE DETROIT OF AGRICULTURE

31 July 2017

                  Clockwise from top left : the Gotham Greens Brooklyn operation, Gotham Greens Chicago greenhouse, co-founder Viraj Puri [Editor: This article was fi rst published online at PureAdvantage.org, and is condensed and…

Rosie Bosworth31 July 2017

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A LESS EMISSIONS MISSION

31 July 2017

New Zealand will have to wean itself off intensive agriculture, plant vast forests, commit to vehicles and factories powered by 100% renewable electricity or continue to buy carbon credits to cover its backside if it’s to meet Paris Agreement climate…

Keith Newman31 July 2017

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GREAT HAUL OF CHINA

29 May 2017

FEBRUARY WAS A BIG MONTH for Ngati Kahungunu; just ahead of hosting 50,000 people at the Matatini kapa haka competitions, it released 1,000 Chinese lanterns into the harbour to welcome some of the superstars of that economy. The Taniwha Dragon…

Keith Newman29 May 2017

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Floating Napier Port

29 May 2017

CURRENTLY THROUGH IT’S, investment company, HBRIC, the Regional Council owns 100% of the port, valued at around $300 million. Last year the dividend to Council was $7.9 million, which subsidises the rates of the benefi cial owners, the people of…

Mark Sweet29 May 2017

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Hohepa: Every Life Fully Lived

29 May 2017

BUT CONTRARY TO PERCEPTION , Hohepa is actually one of the region’s most important caregivers and largest employers, with over 400 staff across multiple sites, a turnover upwards of $20 million, and strong connections to the fabric of Hawke’s Bay,…

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