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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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Ahuriri Offers Food for Body & Soul

01 December 2018

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’?

01 December 2018

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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15 Years of Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

01 December 2018

The Black Barn OpenAir Cinema has witnessed some memorable nights.  In the 2009-10 season, Rocky Horror Picture Show screened. Half an hour in, a southerly hit and, instantly, the temperature dropped 10 degrees. Many of those who’d come dressed up,…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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Village Veterans

01 December 2018

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

01 December 2018

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

01 December 2018

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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Hastings: Second-hand Capital of New Zealand

01 December 2018

I like old stuff, discarded, still smelling of its earlier, other life. As a kid, my idea of a good time was roaming around scrap yards and mooching through neighbourhoods where the bi-annual inorganic rubbish collection was on. Once, as…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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Listening… The Key to Marketing

01 December 2018

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

01 December 2018

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