Articles by Sarah Cates

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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Smartwatch, Smart Move?

01 October 2018

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!

01 August 2018

“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?

01 June 2018

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

01 May 2018

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

01 May 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

16 January 2018

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?

23 December 2017

“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

24 October 2017

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