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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 May June 2017

03 June 2017

It’s time for me to harden up. It’s time for me to at least consider the concept of harden up. Born a reluctant city girl, green paddocks and open spaces have only been my day-to-day life for 30 years and…

Mary Kippenberger03 June 2017

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Finding Home: Michele Bryant & Johnny Brough

03 June 2017

A relocated house, views of the Ngaruroro River, a former schoolhouse now studio, and a custom-built courier pick-up shelter are making life work for former Wellington artists Michele Bryant and Johnny Brough. High on a hill above the river and…

Lizzie Russell03 June 2017

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Tradition on a Plate

03 June 2017

In Polynesian Lore, food is the lynchpin of social life: an opportunity to gather friends and family together while indulging in traditional fare. A custom which not only provides nourishment for the body and the spirit, but also acts as…

Michal McKay03 June 2017

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A Place to Call Home

03 June 2017

  An almost daily barrage of housing headlines – swinging between crisis and boom – have made real estate the top topic of conversation round any table. So how is this issue affecting the Bay? We asked four property experts…

Michal McKay03 June 2017

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End of Life Choice

03 June 2017

The long journey towards compassionate law change in NZ to enable end of life choice and aid in dying has included many good things. The huge interest; the really good conversations; the multiple polls confirming that this is what most…

Dr Libby Smales03 June 2017

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Don’t Dam(n) the Environment

03 June 2017

As we approach the ultimate end of the long drawn-out Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme (RWSS) process, it is imperative that we review the environmental aspects of the dam and what is at stake. Although a resident of Central Hawke’s Bay, I’m…

Dan Elderkamp03 June 2017

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GREAT HAUL OF CHINA

29 May 2017

FEBRUARY WAS A BIG MONTH for Ngati Kahungunu; just ahead of hosting 50,000 people at the Matatini kapa haka competitions, it released 1,000 Chinese lanterns into the harbour to welcome some of the superstars of that economy. The Taniwha Dragon…

Keith Newman29 May 2017

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Floating Napier Port

29 May 2017

CURRENTLY THROUGH IT’S, investment company, HBRIC, the Regional Council owns 100% of the port, valued at around $300 million. Last year the dividend to Council was $7.9 million, which subsidises the rates of the benefi cial owners, the people of…

Mark Sweet29 May 2017

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Hohepa: Every Life Fully Lived

29 May 2017

BUT CONTRARY TO PERCEPTION , Hohepa is actually one of the region’s most important caregivers and largest employers, with over 400 staff across multiple sites, a turnover upwards of $20 million, and strong connections to the fabric of Hawke’s Bay,…