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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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Yay, MooMoo!

14 February 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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?

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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

29 January 2018

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