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Chocolate sweetens collaboration

Lifestyle

Joe Dobson has a lot on his mind, and most of it’s covered in chocolate. He’s a constant whirl of chocolate-infused creativity that bubbles out in collaborations with a whole range of interesting fellow artisans. Most recently he’s worked with…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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P & Qs: Meth in Hawke’s Bay

Health

“Most people in Hawke’s Bay have at least one P user in their street,” claims MP Lawrence Yule. No one Bay Buzz interviewed disputes this claim, or even appears shocked – not the police nor the government; not researchers, nor…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 December 2018

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A flattened hand, crotch lift

Voices

We might have been both flooded in and out, the river may have risen higher than we have ever seen it in 30 years, causing more destruction than ever before.  We might have dug, planted, extended, mowed, weeded and encouraged…

Mary Kippenberger01 December 2018

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Cyber Insecurity

Technology

“We are at war already … we are under attack … we need to defend ourselves … and accept the internet is a dangerous place,” says Hawke’s Bay-based security expert Tony Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski, a pioneer in IT networking and security,…

Keith Newman01 December 2018

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Power Shifting: Making Room for Māori Voices

Maori

Councils and Pakeha leaders take it on the chin as BayBuzz gives the Māori perspective on what’s wrong with local co-governance in Hawke’s Bay.  Debate over the shape of co-governance at the region’s decision-making tables is heating up as Hawke’s…

Keith Newman01 December 2018

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Health System at the Brink

Health

Robust public consultations this year around the region’s Long Term Plans have resulted in tens of millions of dollars being allocated to improving water infrastructure, to major amenities in our CBDs, and to serious upgrades in environmental protection.  And currently…

Tom Belford01 December 2018

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Living in the Central City

Lifestyle

Our beloved Napier CBD is on the verge of a major transformation. One of the positive spinoffs of having a city centre with real historical significance is that it presents well and both locals and tourists enjoy visiting it. Add…

Benny Fernandez01 December 2018

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Ahuriri Offers Food for Body & Soul

Lifestyle

Ahhhhh Ahuriri, where people from all walks of life unwind while feeding the body, mind and soul through healthy food information, consultations and choices to eat.  Ahuriri has become a destination because of its great community vibe, simplicity, natural beauty, peacefulness,…

Eileen Page01 December 2018

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Did anyone say ‘Cameo Creams’?

Lifestyle

I’m a lady fighting plastic, but on the day of writing this column, I’ve lost the war. Currently, I’m finishing off a Cameo Cream from a plastic packet (bought by my husband may I add) to give me the required…

Jenny Keown01 December 2018

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Village Veterans

Lifestyle

The recent Havelock North Business Association awards included celebration of longevity, acknowledging decade and quarter-century milestones. Our members had to register and not all took advantage this year, so the list is not exhaustive. Here are some of the longer…

Jane Mackersey01 December 2018

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CBDs Are Social Centres

Voices

Our town centres are the heart of our communities. Our CBDs are social history mirrors and their change and vibrancy tell a tale.  When founded 145 years ago (1873), Hastings was undoubtedly raw and fledgling. Its history of booms and…

Pat Turley01 December 2018

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HB Health System in Crisis

Health

For those on the coalface of health, it’s no news that the way we deliver healthcare has to change. The unsustainability of our current approach is manifestly evident.  When I speak with nurses from the hospital’s emergency department, they describe…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2018

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Listening… The Key to Marketing

Online

Will Innes and Henry Lyons are the newest kids on the block at the Tech Collective in Bridge Street, Ahuriri, with their marketing consultancy startup FOLKL (pronounced like a cross between folk, focal, and local).  In true startup fashion, like…

Matthew Miller01 December 2018

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Poop in Pandora

Voices

During early September’s atrocious weather, Napier’s continuing water woes became even more evident. Napier City Council (NCC) issued a notification for residents to refrain from taking baths, or flushing toilets for 36 hours on 5 September, as the city’s wastewater…

Andrew Frame01 December 2018

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Old Dogs, New Digs

Lifestyle

The volunteers at Menzshed are master fixers. Their projects include one-off, small tasks for individuals, often paid for in cake and koha, through to council jobs like access ramps.  The popularity of the Menzshed means the Hastings branch is now…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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Christmas Food? No Pressure!

Lifestyle

When I was growing up, Christmas was all about the food, and you knew exactly what food this would be, especially the puddings.  I remember every year with wonderful regularity the dining room table groaning and moaning under the weight…

Alexandra Tylee01 December 2018

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