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The History Speech

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In 1960s provincial New Zealand, conventional middle-class lives are not always as respectable as they appear. Callum Gow’s family and their social circle are influential and prosperous, but below the…

Mark Sweet01 February 2020

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Napier Got Cool!

Culture

I’m talking the inner city … Ahuriri watch out! Lots of little elements – poetry on external walls, so much good coffee, the walkability of the main shopping and dining…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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A New Year of Being Old

Culture

A new decade.  Seemingly minutes ago I stood in the still half-light that heralds dawn, watching from Napier’s Marine Parade as the new century slipped into view. Strangers, lining the…

Mary Kippenberger01 February 2020

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Fruitful Summer

Culture

Juiciest nectarines, plump peaches, red-fleshed plums, sun-ripened strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, chin-dripping apricots, poppin-good cherries, delectable melons – Hawke’s Bay does it all, and we do it best. This is…

Lizzie Russell01 February 2020

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One Fun Day

Culture

We’ve been well-and-truly warned off unnecessary air travel lately, and who wants to get too far away from our little piece of Paradise in the summer anyway?  Not our designer…

BayBuzz Team01 February 2020

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Me 2.0

Culture

As the last strains of an incomprehensible Auld Lang Syne drift into the night we reach for our Zentangle journals and jot down these words: In 2020, I will be…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2020

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Easy Rider

Culture

‘E’ is for ‘Easy as’ Don’t go shopping with a cynic. It’s a buzzkill.  The first issue is power. The man in the bike shop tries to tell Paul Paynter…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2020

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Changemakers

Culture

For some it might be small shifts; for others, big audacious goals. But little or large, to BayBuzz the future is looking bright in many pockets of the Bay. As…

BayBuzz Team01 February 2020

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Future Food

Food Culture

Well here we are, 2020 … that happened fast!  I have never felt the need to make New Year’s resolutions, but as this is a round number it does make…

Alexandra Tylee01 February 2020

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Future-proofing Our Libraries

Culture

Whereto for our public libraries in the digital age? Places of innovation, expanding community participation and information-based services, or quiet dignified civic buildings offering shelves full of free books?  Around…

Kay Bazzard01 August 2019

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Matariki

Culture

Over June, Bridget and Florence explored Matariki – the constellation of stars that mark an important period in the Māori lunar calendar (and for many cultures around the world). Here…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Winter Inspiration

Culture

June, 2019. It’s Sunday morning, another Hawke’s Bay blue-skied, windless, winter’s morning.  June and I have rescued the last of the tomatoes and stumbled with joy upon the odd hidden…

Mary Kippenberger01 August 2019

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Hope in the Dark

Culture

We live in uncertain times. Climate breakdown, apocalyptic news, the global rise of the populist right, economic insecurity, extremism, an erosion of trust in our political institutions and media –…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 August 2019

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Hamish Pinkham

Lifestyle Culture

When Taradale-raised Hamish Pinkham and two university mates started work setting up an end-of-year party for 1,800 revellers in late 2003, one possible site was Waimarama, another was a picturesque…

Lizzie Russell20 March 2018

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