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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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Two Hats Off to Pacifica

04 October 2016

Hawke’s Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines, and renowned as the ‘fruit bowl of the country’, where seasonal produce from the plains is sought by the rest of the country. Well-fed sheep and cattle roam…

Michal McKay04 October 2016

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Social Media Despair

04 October 2016

The digital transformation enabled by high-speed broadband and smart devices continues to transform the way New Zealanders live, in nearly every aspect of our lives. How we work to how we shop. How we consume news and entertainment; our social…

Matthew Miller04 October 2016

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Boring into Gastrogate

04 October 2016

Readers need little reminder of the impact of the campylobacter outbreak in Havelock North. The District Health Board estimated that more than 5,000 people, approximately one-third of the 14,000 residents of that community, and half of its households had been…

Tom Belford04 October 2016

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Aspirational Buzz Words Need Detail

04 October 2016

Local influencers spoken to by BayBuzz applaud broader cross-sector involvement in the new Regional Development Strategy (Matariki: REDS). However they wonder about the dearth of detail; the lack of ‘out of the box’ thinking; failure to include health, sport and…

Keith Newman04 October 2016

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Regional Rivals Slug it Out

04 October 2016

That left Alan Dick as the lone flag bearer of Napier councillors past, joined by four new candidates vying for the three available seats – Paul Bailey, Moira Irving, Neil Kirton and Martin Williams. The three Hastings seats for HBRC…

Sophie Price04 October 2016

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So, You Want to Be Mayor?

04 October 2016

In an election where the three- candidate math should give the clear edge to the incumbent who’s previously won a majority of the ballots, will the gastro-disaster dramatically change the equation? What about the impact of ‘normal’ issues?  Whether it’s…

Sophie Price04 October 2016

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The Pressure is Building

04 October 2016

Can you feel it? The world is changing, pulsing, vibrating like never before in my lifetime. Let me take you on a brief global tour of the chaos… In England they snubbed the views of the major political parties and…

Paul Paynter04 October 2016

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Wealth Inequality… The Asset Gap

04 October 2016

There have always been those at the top of the wealth pyramid and those at the bottom. Early Hawke’s Bay settlers like Henry Tiffen and J.N. Williams amassed fortunes from fruit growing and processing. Meat baron William Nelson was so…

Mark Sweet04 October 2016