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Smartwatch, Smart Move?

Health

Smartwatches are becoming an increasingly valuable tool in the arena of sport performance, health, and fitness. The ‘wearable device’ market is big business. According to International Data Corporation this market will grow by 15% in 2018, with 132.9 million units…

Sarah Cates01 October 2018

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Unhealthy Homes … Unacceptable!

Health

“In my opinion New Zealanders live in some of the worst housing in the Western World!” asserts Dave Stapleton from NZ House Surveys, an incidental observer of unhealthy homes in Hawke’s Bay.  Dave’s work brings him to the front line…

Sarah Cates01 August 2018

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Crickets Anyone?

Health

Driven by the forces of technology, science, lifestyle, behaviour, necessity, and economics, the evolution of new foods, food fads and dietary trends will never end. Many of us have sampled, savoured or snubbed a diverse medley of trends, ranging from…

Sarah Cates01 June 2018

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Exercising in the Silver Years

Health

At the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 Robert Kennedy said, “We have added years to life; it is time we added life to years”. Some would say increased longevity is the success story of our time. In…

Sarah Cates01 May 2018

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John Round … Fuelling Debate

Lifestyle

Super-informed and finger on the pulse, a street-smart advisor to many local politicians whose tanks and ears he fills! BayBuzz sat him down at home for a chat. John, Hawke’s Bay born and bred, has been at the service station…

Sarah Cates01 May 2018

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Moving Skin Cancer Out of the Shade

Health

The friendly lady, probably in her early sixties, noticed the look of concern. Covered in countless small lesions, she turned to me and said “Don’t be alarmed, it’s a treatment for skin cancer. Growing up I spent a lot of…

Sarah Cates29 January 2018

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Turning the Tide on Drowning

Lifestyle

In October 2017 Hawke’s Bay swimming legend John Beaumont died, a man who had committed his life to swimming. Countless numbers of Havelock North children were taught how to swim under his – some would say – ‘rough love’ but…

Sarah Cates16 January 2018

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Coffee... Elixir of Health?

Health

“There seems to be so many conflicting views. One day coffee is the best drink ever, the next it’s not. But, I believe if they turned around tomorrow and said coffee is bad for you, I really don’t think we…

Sarah Cates23 December 2017

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Getting Off the Podium

Health

SHAMEFULLY, NEW ZEALAND IS ON THE PODIUM– achieving bronze, with the third-highest incidence of unhealthy weight in adults and children within the OECD. The grip of our obesity epidemic is likely to ‘win’ us gold, as it is projected Kiwi…

Sarah Cates24 October 2017

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Needles or Pills?

Health

Are you afraid of needles? Then the thought of a therapy that inserts needles into the body as a method of healing may switch you right off. However, many other New Zealanders are looking at acupuncture as an alternative solution…

Sarah Cates02 August 2017

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The Nuka System of Care

Health

Tracee Te Huia was fustrated. As general manager of Maori Health at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, she said, “I couldn’t understand it. We have integrated teams, committed staff, and great leaders. We are working hard to form strong partnerships…

Sarah Cates03 April 2017

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The Science of Taste

Health Food

Take a jelly bean. Hold your nose and give it a chew. What sensations do you observe? Actually, even before you placed it in your mouth, especially if you like jelly beans, you’ve probably started a complex chain of reactions…

Sarah Cates04 February 2017

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Food Stars Unhealthy?

Health Food

a small space sits modestly on the front of packaged food. A space that brings industry, consumer groups, health experts, and the government into heated and intense dispute. This highly fought over and valued communicative space is better known as…

Sarah Cates24 December 2016

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Healthy Home Heating

Health

Unfortunately, this time of year brings its own smoke-filled legacy. Words such as ‘emissions’, ‘ambient air quality ’, ‘PM 10’, and ‘respiratory illness’ start hitting the headlines. The health effects of ambient air pollution in NZ were first assessed in…

Sarah Cates05 August 2016

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Drone Man

Technology

For some people, a ‘drone’ is a male bee. For others, it could be a military weapon, or something from a console combat game. But increasingly, it conjures up images of people standing in a field with quadcopters and remote…

Sarah Cates05 August 2016

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Dairying Comes to Havelock North

Magazine

Havelock North is on the verge of receiving some very special new residents – 120 Holstein cows to be exact. These bovine residents will be the stars of a showcase model in ‘smart-farming’ practice. Michael Whittaker, a Hawke’s Bay entrepreneur…

Sarah Cates01 April 2014

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