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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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More Risk, Please

01 May 2018

I was elated in 1985 when the speed limit was lifted from 80kph to 100kph. You see in those days you could get a full licence at 15 and mine was newly minted. What euphoric madness it was to be…

Paul Paynter01 May 2018

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Opportunity Knocks for Hawke’s Bay

01 May 2018

Politically, things have changed for the first time in nine years. This has led to a brief moment of uncertainty in a few areas of society. Often uncertainty and change are met with trepidation, but I don’t believe there is…

Stuart Nash01 May 2018

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Self-Checkout & Adoring Fans

01 May 2018

I’d rather be cold than too hot. I found the summer heat wave debilitating and gave Peter some ‘You sound like your mother’ moments. It’s a very effective sentence. I was at Pak’nSave and the checkouts were snaking. I decided…

Mary Kippenberger01 May 2018

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Elsthorpe

01 May 2018

Middle Road follows an old Māori coastal path south, wending through rolling farmland in the Tukituki Valley, from Lucknow Lodge on the edge of Havelock North to Patangata Tavern and the once-longest concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere. It’s a…

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Poetry Rooted in Hawke’s Bay

01 May 2018

The New Zealand Poet Laureate award is a celebration of New Zealand poetry. At its roots are relationships that connect the world of poetry to a slice of Hawke’s Bay, thanks to over twenty years of commitment from Te Mata…

Lizzie Russell01 May 2018

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The Fabric of Home

01 May 2018

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘creativity’ as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. A ‘something’ Asha Payton has in abundance. Little & Fox, her wonderfully imaginative and original business situated in an old warehouse in Ahuriri, is…

Michal McKay01 May 2018

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Lest We Forget

01 May 2018

They say ‘truth is the first casualty’ in war. The same could be said of war memorials. Concerned citizens have waged a protracted battle with Napier City Council over the future of the city’s (former) War Memorial on Marine Parade…

Andrew Frame01 May 2018

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Winds of Change

01 May 2018

It’s happening everywhere, things are changing and becoming more global by the minute. We are all sharing the same ideas and concepts simultaneously, and recording our experiences live. The food hospitality industry would have to be the number one victim…

Kent Baddeley01 May 2018

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Exercising in the Silver Years

01 May 2018

At the first White House Conference on Aging in 1961 Robert Kennedy said, “We have added years to life; it is time we added life to years”. Some would say increased longevity is the success story of our time. In…

Sarah Cates01 May 2018