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Pork chops versus people

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If you need a reminder of how lucky you are to live in New Zealand, just read this article in today’s NY Times, titled:  Pork Chops vs People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant. This tells you everything you…

Tom Belford11 May 2020

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Upskilling essential for Maori economy

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Maori need assistance to upskill and engage in the post-Covid economy so they’re not left even further behind than they were in the wake of Rogernomics and the global financial crisis (GFC), says Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc (NKII) chairman Ngahiwi…

Keith Newman28 April 2020

FROM THE EDITOR BB50

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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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FROM THE EDITOR

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As signs around the community indicate, I am standing again for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, seeking to represent Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere. In this current term, I have had the privilege to work with a team of councillors…

Various03 September 2019

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Cricket Craftsmanship

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I love cricket. I’ve been playing and watching it all my life. With Hawke’s Bay days getting longer and warmer, rugby and soccer boots are hung up and the sound of leather upon willow becomes more prevalent as the region’s…

Andrew Frame23 December 2017

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Take Me Home

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For some, the rocketing property boom is a barrier to buying. For others, it’s merely a challenge. We found four families in Hawke’s Bay whose ideas on what makes a house a home are far from mainstream. With a combination…

Michal McKay02 December 2017

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Is there a Doctor in the House?

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Old school Not so long ago the General Practice (GP) family doctor was part of the whãnau. He, sometimes she, would attend to the health needs of mum, dad and the kids, and often grandparents and grandchildren. He would deliver…

Mark Sweet14 November 2017

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A LESS EMISSIONS MISSION

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New Zealand will have to wean itself off intensive agriculture, plant vast forests, commit to vehicles and factories powered by 100% renewable electricity or continue to buy carbon credits to cover its backside if it’s to meet Paris Agreement climate…

Keith Newman31 July 2017

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Chefs spill the Beans

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Word of warning – this is not a beginner’s guide to becoming an instant success in the kitchen. For tips on the right temperature for grilling cheese on toast, look elsewhere. But for aspiring cooks who like a little praise for whipping up…

Michal McKay09 February 2017

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Hungry in the Bay

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Child poverty has received much focus recently in New Zealand, with the Child Poverty Monitor indicating up to a third of the country’s kids now live below the poverty line – defi ned as NZ households earning less than 60%…

Bridget Freeman-Rock09 February 2017

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Scaling up the food value chain

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‘Add value in the food chain’ is a decades old mantra. But it’s mere rhetoric, unless we support and capitalise on the success of existing entrepreneurs, niche exporters, and the next generation of smart companies wanting to add a premium…

Keith Newman09 February 2017

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Hawke's Bay Top Twenty Food Heavyweights

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BayBuzz approached about thirty agri-business and food cognoscenti in the region to nominate in confi dence the companies they thought represented the best of Hawke’s Bay. Here’s what I requested: “I’d welcome your suggestions regarding who we might identify as,…

Tom Belford09 February 2017

King of the Blockheads propelled to game fame

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Keith Newman talks to games developer David Frampton about the real world of coding, mind-enhancing virtual worlds, time crystals and his desire to top the iPhone app charts. A recent study from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University credits regular tablet and…

Keith Newman10 May 2013

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25 Stars to Watch in 2013

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The new year brings us fresh aspirations and expectations for ourselves, our families and our community. Hawke’s Bay will be carried forward in the coming year by many familiar, longstanding leaders in our various sectors, many of whom we’ve featured…

BayBuzz28 December 2012

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They're Back

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BayBuzz is heartened to see many Hawke’s Bay ex-pats returning to the fold with rich experiences and enhanced skills. We ask the ‘returnees’ where did they go, what did they do and what prompted their return. The Auckland commute was…

BayBuzz02 September 2011

Tim Gilbertson: Beware Of the Sacker

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In John Le  Carre’s classic novel, The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, the Hero is asked what he really believes. He replies “I believe a Number 11 Bus will take me to Clapham. I don’t believe Father Christmas…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Tom Belford: Cameras Rolling

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With support from Venture Hawke’s Bay, Film Hawke’s Bay has made its debut. Starting modestly with an office at VHB and a website nested within the VHB site (www.filmhawkesbay.com), the purpose of Film HB is to promote Hawke’s Bay as…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Roy Dunningham: Creative Hawke's Bay Invitational

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Hastings City Art Gallery – April 10-June 27 2010 It has taken awhile, but Creative Hawke’s Bay has got the formula right for this year’s Invitationals exhibition. The old Hawke’s Bay Review had been in decline and was replaced by…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Anna Lorck: Florence Nightingale

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The man in our house has a cough – it’s a nagging sound that I hear each time it arrives and it always gets worse. He does little to help himself. Instead, he’s in the camp of fighting the cough…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

Tom Belford: Take a Hiding for Nothing

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On 27 February 2008 then-Health Minister David Cunliffe fired the seven freshly elected members of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and appointed outsider Sir John Anderson as Commissioner to run the DHB. After months of political and legal jockeying,…

BayBuzz09 April 2010

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