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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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Kaitiaki of Māori History

01 August 2018

The 75-year-old former school teacher, whose European forebears arrived in the country in the 1860s, has spent a good part of his life as de facto custodian (kaitiaki) of the heritage of the region’s tangata whenua (people of the land).…

Keith Newman01 August 2018

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Robots Infiltrating Hawke's Bay

01 June 2018

While robots and automation will increasingly replace people in low-paid, low-skilled, repetitive jobs, this evolution is unlikely to lead to rioting in the street, Depression era welfare lines and societal meltdown, as imagined by some.  So, gloom or opportunity? Amidst…

Keith Newman01 June 2018

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BIOFUEL DEBATE BURNS ON

01 June 2018

In Hawke’s Bay, trucks, utes, farm machinery, generators, including the back-up power supply at Whirinaki, are big diesel users and unlikely to change unless there’s a compelling alternative. A decade ago New Zealand’s first foray into biodiesel production proved to…

Keith Newman01 June 2018

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Artificial Intelligence Moves Beyond Sci-fi

01 April 2018

The theme of smart machines dictating the terms of engagement with humans has underscored decades of sci-fi books and movies from Hal in Space Odyssey to Skynet in The Terminator movies and an array of recent dystopian dramas. While we…

Keith Newman01 April 2018

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Snapshots in Time

01 April 2018

Trevelyan has a photographic memory, reciting histories, model numbers and quirky collector’s tales about his colossal camera collection that quickly morph into adventure stories of his exploits on the oilfields or his acquisition of rare classic cars. A few years…

Keith Newman01 April 2018

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Mapping the summer apps

29 January 2018

Downloading the right app can streamline decisions about where to go and when, alerting you to interesting places and events, wining and dining options, or add value to hobbies from cycling and walking to surfing, sport, gardening, cooking or just…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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Solar Power: Sunny or Cloudy?

29 January 2018

It’s not just you heating up in our summer sun. The case for solar is warming up too, with next-tier customers holding out for a shift in the cost of the latest kit – and in the position of electricity…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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Behind the Sounds of Summer

29 January 2018

Before the first notes are played, organisers of Hawke’s Bay’s long summer of outdoor concerts and events will have spent months – even years – securing top local and international acts to ensure the right chords are struck across generations…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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How Smart is Your Home?

24 November 2017

The smart home typically embraces an ecosystem of devices, gadgets and appliances with imbedded chips or sensors that can be managed through a central hub via remote control, web browser, smartphone or tablet. Before driving home you might draw the…

Keith Newman24 November 2017