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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.

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Online House Rentals … Boon or Boondoggle?

01 June 2018

Today Airbnb, along with other websites that offer holiday house or bach rental, make up a huge portion of the accommodation market.  A few years ago, there were only a handful of properties in Havelock North available on Airbnb. For…

Jane Mackersey01 June 2018

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The Cabana Hits 60

01 June 2018

The Cabana in Napier is New Zealand’s oldest live music venue and celebrates its 60th this year. Established in a time when NZ had only one TV channel and a couple of radio stations, the Cabana was an essential meeting…

Jess Soutar Barron01 June 2018

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The Dying Forest

01 June 2018

From a distance, a coastal forest may look like the image on the right. I come to think that this view – which I see every day – says it all, that I know exactly what goes on inside it,…

David Trubridge01 June 2018

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“Say It Napier!” … Anyone Listening?

01 June 2018

Once again we enter that rarest of times (other than elections) where local councils appear to take an actual interest in what their ratepayers say and think – Long Term Plan consultation. This period’s consultation for Napier ratepayers focuses largely…

Andrew Frame01 June 2018

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Saving the Karamū

01 June 2018

But the Karamū is arguably our most significant awa, supporting much of Heretaunga’s productive lowland and urban environment – a catchment that encompasses an intricate network of small tributaries, spring-fed streams and creeks, channels and drains that feed into the…

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Robots Infiltrating Hawke's Bay

01 June 2018

While robots and automation will increasingly replace people in low-paid, low-skilled, repetitive jobs, this evolution is unlikely to lead to rioting in the street, Depression era welfare lines and societal meltdown, as imagined by some.  So, gloom or opportunity? Amidst…

Keith Newman01 June 2018

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In Support of Frontliners

01 June 2018

I did not procure a bus by unfair means or advantage; there is no need for head shaking or mutters of ‘POOR Peter’.  Oh yes, maybe I did say with pitiful tone that I’m nearly 67 and who knows how…

Mary Kippenberger01 June 2018

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INSIDE HASTINGS

01 June 2018

The East End of Hastings offers one of everything. I tend to spend a good chunk of every week there. It’s my work/play/eat/drink centre…also there’s a fairly attractive barman in the 200 block who keeps me gravitating back there.  It’s…

Jess Soutar Barron01 June 2018

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Crickets Anyone?

01 June 2018

Driven by the forces of technology, science, lifestyle, behaviour, necessity, and economics, the evolution of new foods, food fads and dietary trends will never end. Many of us have sampled, savoured or snubbed a diverse medley of trends, ranging from…

Sarah Cates01 June 2018