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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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Letter from the Country March April

03 April 2017

They were coming. From far and wide they were coming. In planes, on buses, in buses, cars, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, motorbikes, they were on their way … on their way to Te Rangi. The whanau, the wwoofers, even the grandies…

Mary Kippenberger03 April 2017

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Whose Water is it Anyway?

03 April 2017

At the end of last year I came home to Havelock North to see signs banning sprinklers . . . in December! Thinking about all those water bottling consents recently issued in Hawke’s Bay, my hackles rose and I quickly…

David Trubridge03 April 2017

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Visiting Digital Ground Zero

03 April 2017

The digital world is moving too quickly for a lot of people. Business models are changing fast, and lifestyles are struggling to keep up. My wife George and I recently got the chance to see what was happening at Ground Zero…

Matthew Miller03 April 2017

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A Great Dish

03 April 2017

Capturing the catering quarter in a pretty competitive market could be a daunting prospect. Particularly in Hawke’s Bay which harbours a plethora of talent. So when Jenny Parton set out on such a mission some fifteen years ago she was…

Michal McKay03 April 2017

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The Play’s the Thing (or is it?)

03 April 2017

As probably New Zealand’s best known playwright – and a part-time resident of the Bay – he has a point. There are of course many amateur groups in the region which produce remarkably good works, but the drawback for a professional…

Michal McKay03 April 2017

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The Great Collaborator

03 April 2017

To drink coffee with sculptor Rick Terstappen is to hear stories. His art-packed cottage adjoining the workshop just outside Havelock North is a cosy space filled with stories – some tall, some true, and some so colourful and gorgeously mad…

Lizzie Russell03 April 2017

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The Nuka System of Care

03 April 2017

Tracee Te Huia was fustrated. As general manager of Maori Health at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, she said, “I couldn’t understand it. We have integrated teams, committed staff, and great leaders. We are working hard to form strong partnerships…

Sarah Cates03 April 2017

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Yoga

29 March 2017

IN the latter years of the 1960s, Time magazine ran an article on yoga which featured a teacher in Sydney named Michael Volin. At the time my father was experiencing severe lower back pain. His doctor in Napier recommended surgery.…

Mark Sweet29 March 2017

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Water in the tank

29 March 2017

“People have got to have options. There must be a plan that allows for complexity; it has to have nuance, sensitivity, not be a blunt universal tool.” BRUCE MACKAY, HEINZ WATTIE’S An intricate web of water issues  surrounds the Hastings/Napier…

Bridget Freeman-Rock29 March 2017