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Omnivores

01 December 2019

A major controversy erupted last month in nutrition circles. The subject was red meat, and the risks (or not) consumption of red meat pose for us humans. On the one side was the longstanding convention holding that red meat is…

Tom Belford01 December 2019

Election Wrap-up

01 December 2019

Kirsten Wise … WOW!  Sandra Hazlehurst … comfortable win.  Alex Walker … no contest … carried in on a throne.  These ladies should have no trouble pushing around returning Wairoa mayor Craig Little and returning Regional Council chair Rex Graham…

Tom Belford01 December 2019

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Smart Cities Listen to People

01 December 2019

Ideally, a ‘smart city’ will have real-time feedback on its infrastructure, environment, assets and resources through networks of sensors and monitoring devices as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).  Unleashing this holistic hi-tech vision will require councils and businesses…

Keith Newman01 December 2019

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Cruising for a Bruising?

01 December 2019

Hamish Saxton, the new head of Hawke’s Bay Tourism (who brings with him 30 years’ experience of working with tourism in Wanaka and Dunedin) is impressed with the slick running of what he terms cruise “events” here in Hawke’s Bay,…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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Bridge Pā Aerodrome

01 December 2019

A photo in the archives shows a man in a glider at Bridge Pā, 1903. But for all the posturing, it seems he never lifted off the ground.  As local records have it, the first person to fly in Hawke’s…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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System change

01 December 2019

Global warming poses unprecedented – radical actually – challenges to our prevailing lifestyles. As BayBuzz’s lifestyle and culture editors, here’s our view of the conundrum. The last couple of months have felt noisier. School Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion (XR), Greta…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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Sustainable Supplies

01 December 2019

Seasonal cooking and local supplies are what we’re talking about when we talk about sustainable food here.  Really seasonal and really local is an interesting way to cook – it constrains you in some ways, which can be really good…

James Beck01 December 2019

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Phoenix Rising: Keirunga Creative Hub

01 December 2019

Being involved in the arts is good for us – good for our mental health and emotional wellbeing, good for the economy, for children’s educational development, for community engagement. A win-win for everyone. The research, and our leaders, clearly say…

Kay Bazzard01 December 2019

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Batteries Face Serious Charges

01 December 2019

While breakthroughs in affordable storage are accelerating the shift to electric vehicles, bikes, solar storage, and increasing our reliance on battery-powered gadgets and gizmos, the toxic footprint of their manufacture and disposal raises serious concerns.  The World Economic Forum’s (WEF)…

Keith Newman01 December 2019