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Don't sit on your symptoms

Issues

Here’s a fun fact: Hawke’s Bay’s most common garden-variety of cancer is bowel cancer, and it’s almost perfectly gender-balanced in its proportional weighting of female and male (exactly 75 of…

Bridget Freeman-Rock04 July 2020

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Health system diagnosis poor

Issues

The much-anticipated Health System and Disability Review has finally been released. It paints a pretty dire picture of a fragmented, shambolic, inequitable health system, while offering a suite of recommendations…

Bridget Freeman-Rock17 June 2020

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System change

Environment

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…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2019

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Pukeora

Lifestyle

Driving along SH2 between Waipukurau and Takapau there’s a ridge that rises dramatically from the Tukituki River flats. And perched on the escarpment, at 200m altitude, is Pukeora Estate.  Many…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 October 2019

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Matariki

Culture

Over June, Bridget and Florence explored Matariki – the constellation of stars that mark an important period in the Māori lunar calendar (and for many cultures around the world). Here…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Hope in the Dark

Culture

We live in uncertain times. Climate breakdown, apocalyptic news, the global rise of the populist right, economic insecurity, extremism, an erosion of trust in our political institutions and media –…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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