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Yay, MooMoo!

Lifestyle Voices

My heart is buried in these Central Hawke’s Bay hills. Like a Rita Angus painting, dusk shadow settles in the cracks where the rolling crevice meets. If you catch it right, as you turn into the Te Hauke straight, an…

Mary Kippenberger14 February 2018

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John Scott: Come Fly With Me

Lifestyle

Local trout fishing, fly tying, and environmental legend John Scott says Hawke’s Bay is very spoilt for choice with its myriad of rivers and fishing spots and a relatively low number of anglers. And he’s worked hard to ensure this…

Andrew Frame29 January 2018

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Watery Origins

Water

Ko wai? No wai? Mo wai? Who are you? Where did you come from? Who do you stand for? This is a traditional greeting protocol of Maori. “Wai” means water, so “Ko wai?” literally means where are your birthing waters…

Ngahiwi Tomoana29 January 2018

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Sustaining a Summer Garden

Lifestyle

No one would be more knowledgeable about nature’s quirks when it comes to gardening in these parts than Kay Bazzard, who spent some eight years writing the gardening column for Hawke’s Bay Today.  Though she modestly says that may not…

Michal McKay29 January 2018

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The BBQ King

Lifestyle

In his homeland the Netherlands, Raymond chose hospitality as his career path. A profession that pretty well demands the word ‘travel’ rubber stamped onto a CV. And he is no exception. A graduate of the Maastricht School of Hotel Management,…

Michal McKay29 January 2018

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Croquet: Vicious or Genteel?

Lifestyle

Whenever I get into a conversation with people about croquet, the majority of them invariably utter, “It’s a vicious game!” I’m always baffled by this perception, as most of them have only ever played on someone’s front lawn using a…

Colin Hurst29 January 2018

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Cricket and Conservation

Lifestyle

We know that participation in sport enriches lives and connects the community. And an active population is much healthier. The combination of regular exercise and social bonding of organised sport are the perfect preventative for the modern-day plagues of obesity,…

Matthew Miller29 January 2018

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Mountain Biking on the Peak

Lifestyle

I vividly recall my first forays exploring Te Mata Park on a mountain bike. Unfortunately they’re probably not the best experiences I’ve ever had on a bike, but they did begin an enduring relationship with the Park, as well as…

Damon Harvey29 January 2018

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The Joy of Sailing

Lifestyle

Courage, independence, resilience – put your child in an Optimist dinghy and launch her on the ocean, she’ll learn all of these values and have fun at the same time. Watching young people manage their boats is an enlightening experience.…

Barbara Arnott29 January 2018

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Reluctant Camper … Paul Paynter

Lifestyle

Heaps of Kiwis, especially in Hawke’s Bay, are zealous campers. However, to Paul Paynter, ‘roughing it’ means staying in a mere ‘3-Star hotel with a hot tub’. In his youth, camping consisted of an occasional sleep on the beach, and…

Tom Belford29 January 2018

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4 My Summer ‘Playlist’

Lifestyle

We launched a new website in November and one of the very clever tools anyone can use is ‘The Hawke’s Bay Playlist’. I have been using this tool to send friends coming to stay tips on what they should do…

Annie Dundas29 January 2018

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Moving Skin Cancer Out of the Shade

Health

The friendly lady, probably in her early sixties, noticed the look of concern. Covered in countless small lesions, she turned to me and said “Don’t be alarmed, it’s a treatment for skin cancer. Growing up I spent a lot of…

Sarah Cates29 January 2018

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Mapping the summer apps

Technology Lifestyle

Downloading the right app can streamline decisions about where to go and when, alerting you to interesting places and events, wining and dining options, or add value to hobbies from cycling and walking to surfing, sport, gardening, cooking or just…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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Slow Simmer Threatens Our Coasts

Environment

In terms of the multitude of foreseeable adverse impacts of global warming, perhaps none is more ominous to this island nation than sea rise and increasingly severe storm events that will endanger and, in some cases, inundate our coastal communities…

Tom Belford29 January 2018

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Solar Power: Sunny or Cloudy?

Energy

It’s not just you heating up in our summer sun. The case for solar is warming up too, with next-tier customers holding out for a shift in the cost of the latest kit – and in the position of electricity…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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Jewel in the Crown?

Social

“We pretend it’s the jewel in the crown, but when we poke at it, it’s not really that flash.” Richard Munneke, Napier City Council. On the fringe of Napier City sits one of the most significant estuarine environments on the…

Mark Sweet29 January 2018

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Behind the Sounds of Summer

Lifestyle

Before the first notes are played, organisers of Hawke’s Bay’s long summer of outdoor concerts and events will have spent months – even years – securing top local and international acts to ensure the right chords are struck across generations…

Keith Newman29 January 2018

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Our Summer Faves

Lifestyle

Thanks to all our readers and friends who responded to the BayBuzz ‘Summer in Hawke’s Bay’ online survey. Your responses, while not meant to represent a ‘scientific’ sampling of our population, offer some fascinating insight into the activities and places…

Tom Belford29 January 2018

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Turning the Tide on Drowning

Lifestyle

In October 2017 Hawke’s Bay swimming legend John Beaumont died, a man who had committed his life to swimming. Countless numbers of Havelock North children were taught how to swim under his – some would say – ‘rough love’ but…

Sarah Cates16 January 2018

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