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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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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

08 February 2015

The Head of TV News and Other Light Entertainment did not look up as the young woman entered his office. Its walls were lined with framed awards for Best- Dressed Male Presenter, Best-Dressed Female Presenter, Best Hairstyle, Best Suit, Best…

Brendan Webb08 February 2015

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Easy choice: Get fit or die early

08 February 2015

“Hi, I’m from Hawke’s Bay. We’re that awesome little lifestyle region on the east coast of New Zealand.” “It’s where the sun’s always shining, the people are always smiling and where Aucklanders like to come to and sip our fine…

Damon Harvey08 February 2015

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Opening the door to better housing

08 February 2015

I agree with Hilary Clinton, it takes a village to raise a child. We all have a role to play in reducing child poverty in New Zealand, but I don’t believe we will be able to make a difference until…

Anna Lorck08 February 2015

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It's time to sell the port

08 February 2015

That was the recent message from Air New Zealand. The poor quality of roads in the provinces and the difficult terrain, means these smaller centres will instantly become quite isolated. The justification for this move was that the small 19-seat…

Paul Paynter08 February 2015

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The rights of nature

08 February 2015

In 2010 Bolivia made history by being the first country to pass into law the universal rights of nature. Described as being one of the most radical environmental bills in global history, it enshrines the rights of nature to life,…

David Trubridge08 February 2015

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Taste Hawke’s Bay

08 February 2015

The Hawke’s Bay food world has had a very interesting year. Some ups, and certainly some downs. It all started out good. Rock star economy was mentioned; but was it? As it is in most election years, restaurant spending was slight…

Kent Baddeley08 February 2015

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Exporting Our Precious Water

19 January 2015

Anyone who’s tasted water elsewhere understands how good our water is. So good there are plans afoot to bottle it up and export it offshore. Drawn from the cool depths of an ancient underground reserve, this water’s what makes Hawke’s…

Bridget Freeman-Rock19 January 2015

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At Risk of Extinction

19 January 2015

Over the last 150 years we’ve cleared 77% of our native vegetation, lost 98% of our freshwater wetlands, and approximately half of all our indigenous species are either threatened or at risk of extinction. So concludes a recent stocktake of…

Bridget Freeman-Rock19 January 2015

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Islam in Hawke’s Bay

19 January 2015

Salaam alay-kum Peace be with you All over the world, at the core of every Muslim community, is the mosque. An elegant hip roofed building in Hastings, originally built for the Church of Christian Science, serves that purpose for the…

Mark Sweet19 January 2015