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Re-Inventing Work & Workers

Lifestyle

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

Technology

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

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Hi-tech water wisdom needed

Technology Lifestyle

The reality is, we don’t know as much about the Heretaunga and Ruataniwha aquifers as we thought we did.  While the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council claims a good understanding of how the aquifer works it’s not as clear about certain…

Keith Newman01 February 2019

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Discover the Cape Coast

Lifestyle

Rumours persist that the Cape Coast – where ozone-charged breezes vitalise the atmosphere and the setting sun reflects shades of red across cloudy skies on lazy evenings – is among the healthiest places on the planet. Perhaps the longevity of…

Keith Newman01 February 2019

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Cyber Insecurity

Technology

“We are at war already … we are under attack … we need to defend ourselves … and accept the internet is a dangerous place,” says Hawke’s Bay-based security expert Tony Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski, a pioneer in IT networking and security,…

Keith Newman01 December 2018

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Power Shifting: Making Room for Māori Voices

Maori

Councils and Pakeha leaders take it on the chin as BayBuzz gives the Māori perspective on what’s wrong with local co-governance in Hawke’s Bay.  Debate over the shape of co-governance at the region’s decision-making tables is heating up as Hawke’s…

Keith Newman01 December 2018

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Delivering a Digital Curriculum

Technology

The nation’s high schools are on notice to prepare for a massive shift in the way they teach, connect with, examine and prepare students for the workplace under the new 2020 digital curriculum mandated by the Ministry of Education. The…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

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Circular Economy on a Roll

Energy

Our business and lifestyle habits and the lifecycle of the goods and services we consume are increasingly coming under the spotlight as we’re urged to rethink our part in the emerging ‘circular economy’.  This latest buzzword is not just greenwash,…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

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Kaitiaki of Māori History

Environment Politics

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

Technology

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

Environment Energy

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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Snapshots in Time

Lifestyle

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

Technology Lifestyle

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?

Energy

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

Lifestyle

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?

Technology

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

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Bay Biodiversity Blitz

Environment

Hawke’s Bay environmentalists are uniting around the lo y goal of restoring at-risk native species and ecosystems, while planning a massive biodiversity blitz that aims to create the nation’s  first predator-free zone. “It’s crunch time” for improving our environment and its…

Keith Newman14 November 2017

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