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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.

Let the harvest begin

16 March 2015

As we endure this dreary, rainy day, take satisfaction in knowing that Hawke’s Bay’s 2015 wine harvest has begun. From the hand pickers … To the mechanical harvesters … [click image to view video] Here’ s hoping for another great Hawke’s…

Tom Belford16 March 2015

Secret Napier Plan Revealed!

05 March 2015

BayBuzz has gotten exclusive access to a top secret Napier City Council action plan called ‘Operation Independence’. With dozens of personnel grievances pending at NCC, it hasn’t been difficult for BayBuzz to find disgruntled employees – like Ron ‘Gingko’ Massey…

Tom Belford05 March 2015

10 years in Hawke's Bay

18 January 2015

Forgive a bit of personal reflection here, but yesterday marked exactly ten years of the Belfords living in Hawke’s Bay. With absolutely no regrets. Still, Brooks and I have probably felt some need to ‘validate’ the wisdom of our risky…

Tom Belford18 January 2015

Why move to New Zealand?

12 December 2014

People often ask me (and wife Brooks) why we moved to New Zealand. Two reports in today’s NY Times provide a hint … The first says that, for the first time in two decades of polling, a majority of Americans…

Tom Belford12 December 2014

The Big Six Issues

23 September 2014

The Regional Council is now conducting informal consultation around six key issues that could be addressed in next year’s re–write of its Long Term Plan (LTP). The ‘Big Six’ issues are: 1. Our Energy Future — what path should we…

Tom Belford23 September 2014

Dam rescued!

07 April 2014

Very exciting developments over the weekend for the team at HBRIC. New funding has been found for the dam! The Royal Family announced that, in a move designed to quell republican stirrings, it will fully finance the Ruataniwha dam scheme.…

Tom Belford07 April 2014

March/April BayBuzz now online

02 April 2014

The March/April edition of BayBuzz is now online. You might notice we delayed making the current mag available online. Frankly, the idea behind that is to get more folks to pay (!!) for our superb content, either by subscribing or…

Tom Belford02 April 2014

Dance the night away ...

22 January 2014

At the Te Mata Park fundraiser … February 1 at the Black Barn Market. Tickets $35 each. Here are the details. Black Barn are proud to present The Nudge, Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, Ben Throp and Intimate Strangers and Brother Charlie…

Tom Belford22 January 2014

Bill Dalton taps Colin Craig for new amalgamation study

05 December 2013

BayBuzz has confirmed that Napier mayor Bill Dalton will make a blockbuster double announcement on Friday. First, we have learned that the Napier City Council will withdraw the controversial $43,000 anti-amalgamation report prepared by Australian Professor Brian Dollery, whose opinion…

Tom Belford05 December 2013