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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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Chefs spill the Beans

09 February 2017

Word of warning – this is not a beginner’s guide to becoming an instant success in the kitchen. For tips on the right temperature for grilling cheese on toast, look elsewhere. But for aspiring cooks who like a little praise for whipping up…

Michal McKay09 February 2017

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Setting ourselves apart

09 February 2017

Our Bostock New Zealand customers all around the world are demanding premium produce. There is no doubt that our pure New Zealand brand gives us a competitive economic advantage. Our business, which employs over 800 people at the peak of…

John Bostock09 February 2017

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‘Natural’ … the new ‘Premium’

09 February 2017

Fact. A growing global population requires a growing amount of food. Fact. A large amount of that food will need to be produced as cheaply as possible and as effi ciently as possible in as much bulk as possible. Fact.…

Kim Thorp09 February 2017

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Hungry in the Bay

09 February 2017

Child poverty has received much focus recently in New Zealand, with the Child Poverty Monitor indicating up to a third of the country’s kids now live below the poverty line – defi ned as NZ households earning less than 60%…

Bridget Freeman-Rock09 February 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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Scaling up the food value chain

09 February 2017

‘Add value in the food chain’ is a decades old mantra. But it’s mere rhetoric, unless we support and capitalise on the success of existing entrepreneurs, niche exporters, and the next generation of smart companies wanting to add a premium…

Keith Newman09 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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Letter from the Country

04 February 2017

Food … I can’t promise you mouthwatering recipes. I can’t promise glossy photographic evidence of my culinary prowess. That my son Matthew is a stunning chef will ever be a mystery to me. 52 years ago I learned to stuff…

Mary Kippenberger04 February 2017

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SQUEEZING THE APPLE

04 February 2017

In the humble apple Hawke’s Bay has the raw ingredient for increased exports, new careers and more jobs, artisan and innovative products, and potentially the cure for cancer. Currently we witness the apple growing, then it disappears overseas, job done.…

Jess Soutar Barron04 February 2017