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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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She Came, She Listened, She Conquered!

01 December 2019

To say Kirsten Wise’s election win as Napier mayor was emphatic would be an understatement.  Incumbent two-term councillor Wise beat her nearest rival, former National MP Chris Tremain by 8,000 votes, solely gathering more than 60% of the total mayoral…

Andrew Frame01 December 2019

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Climate change: The false hope of salvation

01 December 2019

If I mention climate change will you stop reading? I think a lot of people would. The reason is that it’s too often predictable, preachy and grim, long on rhetoric and short on practical solutions. When someone does say something…

Paul Paynter01 December 2019

FROM THE EDITOR BB50

01 December 2019

I am very curious to see what kind of reader reaction we get to this edition of BayBuzz.  We’re offering some content that is likely to stir folks up and maybe elevate some blood pressure. But then, that’s what BayBuzz…

Tom Belford01 December 2019

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Bibliogrinch

01 December 2019

Silly-season shenanigans have crept up and we are scrambling to fill stockings for littlies and oldies and Uncle Roy, who’s so hard to shop for because he’s so dull.  We reach for what’s easy, like books. Easy to make decisions,…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2019

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Food Myths

01 December 2019

And soon we’re going to have to document for consumers in real time that our agricultural practices actually deliver these social goods. I make no bones about it – I think that if we screw over our soils by nuking…

Phyliss Tichinin01 December 2019

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StockX – the TradeMe for livestock

01 December 2019

Jason Roebuck is the managing director of StockX, an online livestock trading platform based in Havelock North. He says that StockX is “better for the environment. It’s better for the animals. It’s better for the buyer. It’s better for the…

Matthew Miller01 December 2019

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Seeds

01 December 2019

It’s the time of year when the light changes. Shining bright and white, it bounces off spring blossoms and new growth, extending its reach into the farthest corners of our whare. This springtime light highlights the dust and ash, settled…

Nafanua Kersel01 December 2019

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The Urban Winery

01 December 2019

The Heritage 1 listed building was designed by Louis Hay, built in 1933 and is owned by Big Save’s McKimm family. It now houses craft brewery B Side Beer, the soon-to-be-opened National Distillery, and for the last two years Tony…

Lizzie Russell01 December 2019

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Coastal property values reflect climate change

01 December 2019

Hawke’s Bay’s coastal strategy has become a pressing topic. Storm surges have wreaked spectacular havoc at Clifton beach, coastal Te Awanga and Haumoana. Hohepa has decided to retreat from low-lying land near Clive for its residents’ safety.  And inland residential…

Pat Turley01 December 2019