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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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THE DOLTUS DECLARATION

08 December 2014

A thin column of dust rose in the dry air above the Plains of Heretaungus. A sentry standing on the battlements of Fortress Napierion squinted into the early afternoon sun as the lone chariot bounced its way towards him. It…

Brendan Webb08 December 2014

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Is Amalgamation green?

08 December 2014

A refined amalgamation proposal is due to hit the streets of Hawke’s Bay in November, as the Local Government Commission inches closer to making its final recommendation. As a member of A Better Hawke’s Bay, I’ve strongly supported amalgamation from…

Tom Belford08 December 2014

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Savouring the shield

08 December 2014

I’ve finally got to touch the Ranfurly Shield! It’s been a dream of mine for many years – to go to a Shield game at McLean Park. I’ve heard so many stories about the 1960s Shield era in Hawke’s Bay…

Damon Harvey08 December 2014

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An education pathway that works

08 December 2014

Now his son is one of the shining stars of the Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti Schools’ Trades Academy @ EIT. This man has no difficulty getting his boy to school on a Friday, the day when 400 students from across…

Claire Hague08 December 2014

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A TOAST TO CIDER

08 December 2014

For a generation politicians have talked about how New Zealand must move away from our reliance on agriculture. ‘Sunset industry’ was a phrase that raised the hackles of rural folk. They needn’t have worried as such talk proved to be…

Paul Paynter08 December 2014

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Tomorrow’s Farms Today

08 December 2014

Smart new farming systems that will define agriculture in the 21st century are already in our backyard. On farm, we have to do things smarter, not just because of the dilemma we face with water quality and quantity, but also…

DrAlison Dewes08 December 2014

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Health inequity

08 December 2014

I trained as a public health physician in the UK, and although I have spent many years managing healthcare, in various settings, my resolve to ensure fair and equitable health for everyone is a priority for me in my role…

Dr Kevin Snee08 December 2014

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Open letter to the government

08 December 2014

Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to outline the important issues facing our region for the next three years and beyond. Collectively, support with these issues will make a fundamental difference for the future of our people and the prosperity…

Lawrence Yule08 December 2014

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Guanxi … DoinG Business in China

08 December 2014

I was traveling on the bullet train between Xi’an and Beijing, relaxing in my very comfortable seat, travelling at 350 kilometres per hour, aimlessly looking out the window, reflecting on my journey, my life, my business and this incredible nation.…

Rex Graham08 December 2014