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Health Care Delivery on Life Support

05 April 2020

Editor’s Note: This article was written in mid-February, when the coronavirus was ‘merely’ a gathering storm. Today it might seem unduly critical at a time when our Hawke’s Bay health care workers are doing a herculean job of preparing for…

Tom Belford05 April 2020

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A Raw Deal for Raw Milk?

01 April 2020

Seven agents quickly alighted, three of the burliest secured the immediate perimeter while four inspectors, on presenting a search warrant authourised by the Upper Hutt District Court, began rifling through the home office and bedrooms.  In their pursuit of ‘evidence…

Keith Newman01 April 2020

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It’s Trump’s election to lose

01 April 2020

Most of my professional life in the US was spent in and around national politics, at one point working in the White House, but mostly strategising and raising money for advocacy groups seeking to influence public policy.  So, from that…

Tom Belford01 April 2020

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Petrol vs EV: Time to Trade?

01 April 2020

CHOICE STALLED! As BayBuzz goes to press, it appears NZ First has pulled the plug on the proposed Clean Car Standard, a huge setback for the Labour-Green coalition and, more importantly, for a nation yet to limit vehicle emissions at…

Tom Belford01 April 2020

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Dreamboat Builders & big fish stories

01 February 2020

Further out on the horizon are powerboats, leisure cruisers and a growing forest of mainsails as visitors and locals weave with the changing winds. The fleet includes many locally built craft, testament to a low-key but world recognised artisan and…

Keith Newman01 February 2020

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The History Speech

01 February 2020

In 1960s provincial New Zealand, conventional middle-class lives are not always as respectable as they appear. Callum Gow’s family and their social circle are influential and prosperous, but below the surface intrigue thrives. In this atmosphere, Callum is coming to…

Mark Sweet01 February 2020

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Evolving EIT

01 February 2020

The future of Hawke’s Bay hinges on how well we educate our people.  I am talking to Brenda Chapman, marketing director at EIT about how education has changed in her time in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti and the huge changes…

Matthew Miller01 February 2020

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The Renaissance of Paharakeke/ Flaxmere

01 February 2020

But 50-odd years on, renaissance is underway. The word ‘potential’ keeps popping up. What’s in view is startling. The community and her leaders are taking the arid westerly corner of Hastings back. Flaxmere is definitely on a roll.  The Hastings…

Pat Turley01 February 2020

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Napier Got Cool!

01 February 2020

I’m talking the inner city … Ahuriri watch out! Lots of little elements – poetry on external walls, so much good coffee, the walkability of the main shopping and dining area, the galleries clustered nice and close, the sea breeze…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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A New Year of Being Old

01 February 2020

A new decade.  Seemingly minutes ago I stood in the still half-light that heralds dawn, watching from Napier’s Marine Parade as the new century slipped into view. Strangers, lining the shore, looking neither left nor right, silhouetted their presence as…

Mary Kippenberger01 February 2020

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Fruitful Summer

01 February 2020

Juiciest nectarines, plump peaches, red-fleshed plums, sun-ripened strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, chin-dripping apricots, poppin-good cherries, delectable melons – Hawke’s Bay does it all, and we do it best. This is home to 31% of the approximately 1,840 ha of summerfruit…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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One Fun Day

01 February 2020

We’ve been well-and-truly warned off unnecessary air travel lately, and who wants to get too far away from our little piece of Paradise in the summer anyway?  Not our designer Max Parkes. A long time Te Awanga local, Max starts…

BayBuzz Team01 February 2020

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Me 2.0

01 February 2020

As the last strains of an incomprehensible Auld Lang Syne drift into the night we reach for our Zentangle journals and jot down these words: In 2020, I will be a better version of Me.  It feels so good to…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2020

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Easy Rider

01 February 2020

‘E’ is for ‘Easy as’ Don’t go shopping with a cynic. It’s a buzzkill.  The first issue is power. The man in the bike shop tries to tell Paul Paynter the “rules” cap the e-bike’s speed at 25kph. Paul scoffs:…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2020

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Changemakers

01 February 2020

For some it might be small shifts; for others, big audacious goals. But little or large, to BayBuzz the future is looking bright in many pockets of the Bay. As Hawke’s Bay launches into the new year, BayBuzz has identified…

BayBuzz Team01 February 2020

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Our Vineyards Face a Changing Climate

01 February 2020

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s second largest wine region after Marlborough, providing substantial income and employment within the vineyards, wineries and service industries and for the associated tourism, food, accommodation and travel sectors.  Hawke’s Bay’s diverse range of geography, soils,…

John van der Linden01 February 2020

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Future Food

01 February 2020

Well here we are, 2020 … that happened fast!  I have never felt the need to make New Year’s resolutions, but as this is a round number it does make me ponder a little on what’s next. And also, to…

Alexandra Tylee01 February 2020

Your Health and Climate Change

01 February 2020

For most of us the equation is pretty simple: too much heat = too much sun = sunburn … or worse, skin cancer or heat stroke, both possibly fatal. So, we take the practical step of protecting ourselves from too…

Tom Belford01 February 2020

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Less Cash … the Future of Money

01 February 2020

Over fifteen years ago I quipped in my Auckland Metro technology column that we were entering a less-cash world with smarter cards and more online transactions, but a cashless society was as likely as a paperless toilet. Shifts happen and…

Keith Newman01 February 2020