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Ten Years is Time Enough

BB Anniversary

Ten years is a good interval on which to assess progress.  Sure, there are shooting stars that by some act of mercurial brilliance achieve something meaningful in a lesser time, but these are unquestionably the exception. Most are devoid of…

Paul Paynter01 October 2018

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Top 10 Buzzworthy Changes

BB Anniversary

BayBuzz has observed and reported on a wide range of remarkable events, trends, and social and economic developments over the past ten years. Reflecting on that, we challenged ourselves to pick the ten most ‘buzzworthy’ happenings.  To assist we asked…

BayBuzz Team01 October 2018

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A Decade of Political Debate

Politics BB Anniversary

Where and how better to be amused than by attending meetings of our local councils, which were long accustomed to operating without any meaningful outside scrutiny.  At scores and scores of meetings, I was the only outsider in attendance. The…

Tom Belford01 October 2018

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Time to Potter

Voices

Five years ago, de Lautours from around the globe gathered to be renewed. To meet, eat and share stories. To gaze at our whakapapa plastered along echoing corridors, men in great wigs and frenchified garb gazing back with distain, assured…

Mary Kippenberger01 October 2018

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Property Values in 2028 … An Economic Barometer

Housing

Ten years have passed since the 2007/08 global financial crisis. Our company reporting in mid-2008 said: “It’s a headwind with a high chill factor.” Property market adjustments were not immediate, particularly for leasing. By early 2009, we reported that the…

Pat Turley01 October 2018

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Delivering a Digital Curriculum

Technology

The nation’s high schools are on notice to prepare for a massive shift in the way they teach, connect with, examine and prepare students for the workplace under the new 2020 digital curriculum mandated by the Ministry of Education. The…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

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Circular Economy on a Roll

Energy

Our business and lifestyle habits and the lifecycle of the goods and services we consume are increasingly coming under the spotlight as we’re urged to rethink our part in the emerging ‘circular economy’.  This latest buzzword is not just greenwash,…

Keith Newman01 October 2018

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Smartwatch, Smart Move?

Health

Smartwatches are becoming an increasingly valuable tool in the arena of sport performance, health, and fitness. The ‘wearable device’ market is big business. According to International Data Corporation this market will grow by 15% in 2018, with 132.9 million units…

Sarah Cates01 October 2018

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Food and Drink Fuel Economy

Food

Hawke’s Bay food is legendary, at home and abroad, and we are the country’s best (according to BayBuzz and many others) and second-largest wine producing region.  In recent times, our natural ability to grow has been capitalised upon by an…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 October 2018

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10 Years of BayBuzz … Now What?

BB Anniversary

What occurs to me upon celebrating ten years of publishing, is that BayBuzz was an accident.  Maybe more accurately, a product of serendipity.  Some history  When our family moved nearly 14 years ago from a Washington DC suburb to a…

Tom Belford01 October 2018

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Not Your Grandpa’s Farming

Land/Farming

Meanwhile, the $7 billion meat sector weighs its strategic responses to potential annihilation; the word ‘disruption’ is in the air. For while the recent face-off between the Impossible Burger and ‘delicious NZ red meat’ is one audacious signal from the…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 October 2018

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Arts and Culture … Ever Aspiring!

Arts

In many ways, Hawke’s Bay has a booming arts and culture scene. There’s something on every night. Places to go. Things to see. Works created. Plans hatched. Creative types find our vistas, our climate, our urban/rural blend a fitting place…

Jess Soutar Barron01 October 2018

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Hawke’s Bay looks ahead.

BB Anniversary

Our prognosticators were: Neil Barber, Maxine Boag, John Bostock, Charles Daugherty, Andrew Frame, Rex Graham, Alasdair MacLeod, Matt Miller, Katie Nimon, Mike Petersen, Kevin Snee, Apiata Tapine, Geraldine Travers, Tim Turvey, Alex Walker, Hamish White and Lawrence Yule.  Here’s what…

Tom Belford01 October 2018

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