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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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Jewel in the Crown?

29 January 2018

“We pretend it’s the jewel in the crown, but when we poke at it, it’s not really that flash.” Richard Munneke, Napier City Council. On the fringe of Napier City sits one of the most significant estuarine environments on the…

Mark Sweet29 January 2018

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Is there a Doctor in the House?

14 November 2017

Old school Not so long ago the General Practice (GP) family doctor was part of the whãnau. He, sometimes she, would attend to the health needs of mum, dad and the kids, and often grandparents and grandchildren. He would deliver…

Mark Sweet14 November 2017

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Moving On

14 November 2017

In October 2015, BayBuzz published the authoritative account of the wine industry in Hawke’s Bay from its beginnings in the 1850s, capturing the social history, personalities and winemaking styles of a century and a half, all richly illustrated in 200…

Mark Sweet14 November 2017

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Floating Napier Port

29 May 2017

CURRENTLY THROUGH IT’S, investment company, HBRIC, the Regional Council owns 100% of the port, valued at around $300 million. Last year the dividend to Council was $7.9 million, which subsidises the rates of the benefi cial owners, the people of…

Mark Sweet29 May 2017

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Yoga

29 March 2017

IN the latter years of the 1960s, Time magazine ran an article on yoga which featured a teacher in Sydney named Michael Volin. At the time my father was experiencing severe lower back pain. His doctor in Napier recommended surgery.…

Mark Sweet29 March 2017

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All in a day’s fishing

04 February 2017

Over forty years ago I was launching the boat at the Kuku rocks when Eru Smith asked me, “What are you after today?” “Diving for paua and crays, then fishing,” I replied. Eru was a friend of my father from…

Mark Sweet04 February 2017

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Learning Hospitality

04 February 2017

in 1979, Vidal estate in St Aubyn Steet, Hastings, became the first winery in New Zealand to create a restaurant and bar on site – a concept that evolved nationwide, reshaping what wineries could offer the public in terms of…

Mark Sweet04 February 2017

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Wealth Inequality… The Asset Gap

04 October 2016

There have always been those at the top of the wealth pyramid and those at the bottom. Early Hawke’s Bay settlers like Henry Tiffen and J.N. Williams amassed fortunes from fruit growing and processing. Meat baron William Nelson was so…

Mark Sweet04 October 2016

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Fear of Falling

15 August 2016

Rotten eggs The Tukituki river flows as a trickle under the Patangata Bridge and the countryside is parched dry. There’s been no significant rain for many months. Yet scattered across the scorched landscape are a few flat patches of green.…

Mark Sweet15 August 2016

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