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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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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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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

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Fixing Mobile Black Spots

01 October 2019

The marketing assurance from Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees that their networks cover over 98% of the places where New Zealanders live and work sounds a little hollow when you head out into the vastness of our great rural backyard.  That…

Keith Newman01 October 2019

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Following the Sun: Solar Take-Up Creeping

01 August 2019

Alongside wind power, solar has been touted as the ideal endgame for renewable energy, but the hype continues to outpace reality, with the market relying on low-deposit or no-deposit finance plans to lift it from the slump of stalled prices.…

Keith Newman01 August 2019

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Electronic Wasteland

01 August 2019

Electronic waste (e-waste) is becoming one of the fastest growing categories of hazardous waste in the world, propelled by constant changes in technology, low initial cost and planned obsolescence. Like plastics, which are going to the landfill at a greater…

Keith Newman01 August 2019

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Touch Wood Reusing Our Residues

01 June 2019

Commercial logging and processing is our third largest export trade covering around 1.8 million hectares with about $5 billion earned annually from shipping to Australia, Japan, Korea, China and the US. It’s a messy business, leaving massive amounts of offcuts,…

Keith Newman01 June 2019

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Scaling Tech Growth Hurdles

01 June 2019

During national Techweek, 20-26 May 2019, Business HB will attempt to showcase the best the region has to offer in robotics, automation and leading edge software to bolster local awareness and hopefully draw the attention of outside investors and innovators. …

Keith Newman01 June 2019

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Re-Inventing Work & Workers

01 April 2019

The impact of next level automation – artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, machine learning and cognitive computing – is expected to cause major disruption, with many traditional jobs phased out or redesigned for the new digital work era. Industry sectors, education,…

Keith Newman01 April 2019

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Digital Consumer Courtship

01 April 2019

Our love affair with online purchasing is intensifying as ecommerce becomes more sophisticated, personalised and persistent, with offshore and local suitors ramping up their seductive tactics to gain our lucre and loyalty. Like something out of the Minority Report movie,…

Keith Newman01 April 2019