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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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Super Weather Sensors

01 July 2019

“The weather: everyone grumbles about it, but no-one does anything about it.” MARK TWAIN Hawke’s Bay company Metris are doing something about it.  With a network of online sensors stretching from Pukekohe to Central Otago and a sophisticated cloud-based data…

Matthew Miller01 July 2019

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Digitising Hawke’s Bay History

01 June 2019

“The Knowledge Bank is an ever-growing digital record of Hawke’s Bay and its people. Stories of the events, people, celebrations, tragedies and day-to-day life that helped form the culture and landscape of the Bay we know today are gathered here…

Kay Bazzard01 June 2019

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Confront the poison, don’t censor

01 June 2019

I’m still finding it hard to make sense of the massacre in Christchurch. I’m battling with emotion and disbelief, the censorship of information, and a raft of strange behaviours. In the first days and hours after trauma, decisions are often…

Paul Paynter01 June 2019

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Touch Wood Reusing Our Residues

01 June 2019

Commercial logging and processing is our third largest export trade covering around 1.8 million hectares with about $5 billion earned annually from shipping to Australia, Japan, Korea, China and the US. It’s a messy business, leaving massive amounts of offcuts,…

Keith Newman01 June 2019

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It’s Only Love

01 June 2019

I am sitting at the table of our Rotorua AirBnB. We have eight days of storytelling in front of us and two weeks behind us the Christchurch massacre.  In The Warehouse today I hugged two strangers – the checkout woman…

Mary Kippenberger01 June 2019

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The Value of Urban Trees

01 June 2019

Urban trees offer a sense of place and a connection with the past. Environmentally crucial and a cultural touchstone, they have a massive role to play in urban New Zealand. In terms of their environmental benefits, trees provide habitat, sequester…

Pat Turley01 June 2019

Addressing Gun Control

01 June 2019

Discussions during the development of the gun control bill have taken us to the sanctuary of the mosques.  They have allowed us to witness the supreme effort of trauma surgeons in a hospital emergency department. We have caught a glimpse…

Stuart Nash01 June 2019

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Women Want to Lead

01 June 2019

Alex Walker: “I’ve only just begun!”  Three years ago Alex Walker put her hand up to lead a council that was rotting. A 12-year sewage problem, a building consent department that no one wanted to work with, a myriad of…

Sophie Price01 June 2019