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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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Farmer Steps Up for Lake Tutira

01 April 2017

The Regional Council proposes to significantly step-up a community-wide effort to clean-up Lake Tutira … and further, to make that area a model of integrated management to achieve all of the environmental, economic and social benefits that are latent in…

Tom Belford01 April 2017

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Changing Lives

29 March 2017

Just as when he set out decades ago to build a world-class medical publishing business. Just as when he launched Sileni Estate in 1998, sending winemaker Grant Edmonds a cheque book with the instructions: “I want to see the first vineyard…

Tom Belford29 March 2017

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YULE V. LORCK

10 March 2017

We need to find a way of doing water storage in central Hawke’s Bay and on the Heretaunga Plain. The Ruataniwha dam in its concept, the theory behind it I agree with; the execution of it has been poorly done.…

Tom Belford10 March 2017

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Lifting The Bar For Hawke's Bay Farming

09 February 2017

Numerous studies – such as Call to Arms, refl ecting a panel including Sir Graeme Avery – have indicated the full potential of New Zealand’s agricultural sector, and by implication, the possibilities for Hawke’s Bay. What might we aspire to? Call…

Tom Belford09 February 2017

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Hawke's Bay Top Twenty Food Heavyweights

09 February 2017

BayBuzz approached about thirty agri-business and food cognoscenti in the region to nominate in confi dence the companies they thought represented the best of Hawke’s Bay. Here’s what I requested: “I’d welcome your suggestions regarding who we might identify as,…

Tom Belford09 February 2017

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Pristine Water?

02 December 2016

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, the outbreak was the focus of attention for affected families, Havelock businesses, local politicians, councils and the health system, and local and national media. Except for a few individuals suffering complications from the initial infection, the health…

Tom Belford02 December 2016

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Political Watershed

02 December 2016

New Faces To Watch: Paul Bailey, Alex Walker, Damon Harvey, Geraldine Travers, Larry Dallimore, Claire Hague. And veterans waving goodbye: Cynthia Bowers, Wayne Bradshaw, Mark Herbert, Michelle Pyke, and Peter Butler. Voters delivered some clear messages in the recent local…

Tom Belford02 December 2016

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Secrecy rules at Regional Council

04 October 2016

Here’s my Talking Point on council secrecy (unabridged version), published Wed in HB Today. Win or lose, I will continue to fight against council secrecy. After all, before I was a councillor, I managed — with the help of dozens of…

Tom Belford04 October 2016

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Nailing Our Colours to the Mast

04 October 2016

Photographs – Tim Whittaker Hawke’s Bay now proudly owns a new regional economic strategy (REDS). Formally titled MATARIKI: Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan 2016, the strategy was announced with ministerial fanfare on July 27. Ministers Joyce,…

Tom Belford04 October 2016

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