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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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NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY

08 April 2015

Bullish Doltus strode into Napierion’s council chamber, ignoring his councillors as he strode to his throne and sat down heavily. They bowed and took their seats. “I move that the public be excluded from this meeting,” said one councillor. Doltus…

Brendan Webb08 April 2015

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KICKING A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH

08 April 2015

The last jump has been kicked over for the event organisers of Horse of the Year. It hasn’t always been a clear run and there have been penalties along the way, but the biggest penalty of all could still await…

Damon Harvey08 April 2015

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WOMEN’S WORK

08 April 2015

We all know that frontline women have the credentials, experience, skills and emotional strength to tackle the tough stuff – they are the experts. They see the problems day after day, they know what’s really going on behind closed doors…

Anna Lorck08 April 2015

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Brain drain or Brain exchange?

08 April 2015

I approached my allotted booth and mustered a face of feigned enthusiasm. The place was riddled with busloads of what appeared to be typical gen Y’s; endlessly seeking excitement in their smartphones as they shuffled by. They might be worth engaging…

Paul Paynter08 April 2015

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FARMING WITH NATURE

08 April 2015

If nature and books don’t agree, throw out the books! Changing our understanding of how the environment works opens up business advantages for farmers that are often ignored due to traditions. So where can we change? There are three areas…

John King08 April 2015

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

08 April 2015

The land of limitless opportunity of our youth has proven not to be. On any meaningful economic indicator, such as average household income or employment growth or percentage of residents with tertiary qualifications, Hawke’s Bay now ranks amongst the worst…

Peter Beaven08 April 2015

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Bureaucracy thwarts education

08 April 2015

Retirement gives one a wonderful opportunity to reflect on where one has come from and to use one’s experience to discuss, ponder and predict where education may be heading in the future. My children experienced a fabulous education in the…

Malcolm Dixon08 April 2015

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Hangups

08 April 2015

One night when I was 12 or so, I left my bed, unable to sleep, and walked into the living room. My parents were watching as a squad of men, heads encased in helmets and black visors savagely beat a…

Michael Hawksworth08 April 2015

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Taste LOCAL

08 April 2015

Why? First, by supporting our local growers and producers we develop a personal relationship with our community and in turn they support us. With smaller growers there’s diversity in what I’m bringing into my kitchen because it’s coming from a range…

James Beck08 April 2015