Issues by Kay Bazzard

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Future-proofing Our Libraries


Whereto for our public libraries in the digital age? Places of innovation, expanding community participation and information-based services, or quiet dignified civic buildings offering shelves full of free books?  Around…

Kay Bazzard01 August 2019

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Digitising Hawke’s Bay History


“The Knowledge Bank is an ever-growing digital record of Hawke’s Bay and its people. Stories of the events, people, celebrations, tragedies and day-to-day life that helped form the culture and…

Kay Bazzard01 June 2019

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Hakikino, Window to Māori Culture


“Waimārama is so much more than a seaside resort,” says Robert MacDonald, kaumātua of Ngāti Kahungunu (tribe) and Ngāti Kurukuru (sub-tribe), the tangata whenua of Waimārama.  “For those of us…

Kay Bazzard01 April 2019

They’re Back!


A familiar story told in Hawke’s Bay is of the prodigal son or daughter. BayBuzz is heartened to see many Hawke’s Bay ex-pats returning to the fold with rich experiences…

Kay Bazzard09 June 2014

Speed Dating for Seniors


For some years I have lived alone, apart from the past six since Basil moved in. He is very good looking, nicely set up, fit, well-socialised, healthy and very hirsute.…

Kay Bazzard10 March 2013

Let’s Dance


I look at my life in Hawke’s Bay, evenings spent in front of the television night after night, a glass of wine and then off to bed at 10.30, and…

Kay Bazzard30 December 2012

The Best Years of Our Lives


Happiness in the Third Age It seems that we in the Western world are obsessed with happiness. Social scientists in universities around the world are trawling through data to present…

Kay Bazzard07 November 2012

Best years of our lives


Empty Nests and Families Apart While the Baby Boomer cohort moved through middle age and towards retirement, their offspring, the Generations X and Y were educated, became grown-ups themselves, established…

Kay Bazzard04 July 2012

The best years of our lives


In this regular column, Kay Bazzard considers life’s changes for the Baby Boomer corps, as its first members hit age 65, bringing the issues home to Hawke’s Bay. Between 1946…

Kay Bazzard10 May 2012

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Inside Havelock North


Weekend of creativity The HBS Bank Weekend of Wonderful Workshops is the second such event to be staged, being held at Keirunga Arts and Crafts Society in Puflett Road from…

Kay Bazzard09 March 2012

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