Needed: More local news and info, not less!
Coronavirus threatened the viability of BayBuzz, like most other businesses.
Fortunately, in the new year — preceding Covid — we had begun steps to expand our online reporting significantly. We prepared our website for augmented content and daily refreshing, developed the template for The Buzz– a weekly email-delivered update on news and other content, and worked out the editorial and logistical processes for generating substantially more content, more frequently.
Then in April, with the online building blocks largely in place, we launched The Buzz, which has gotten great response. But our online service still needs refinement and further investment.
With your help, we will proceed to launch our new website and online services early in 2021.
Re-launched in July, when Government gave the green light, and now back on schedule, despite a still soft advertising market.
Taken together – the ‘hard’ costs of expanding of our online service and printing and distributing magazine – leave us with an expected shortfall of $30,000 over the coming year, which we need to raise via reader donations.
So, I am asking you to contribute toward the funds we need to take these steps to better serve our community.
And I note, your contribution will be more than matched by the time volunteered by many members of our editorial team.
Thank you for considering our appeal.
Publisher & Editor
Option 1 – Pay online, just fill in this online form, choose the amount you would like to donate, then proceed to Paypal where you can use your credit card or Paypal account to make a secure payment.
Option 2 – Electronic bank transfer, just transfer your donation to BayBuzz at: BNZ acct. no. 02-0655-0083775-000. Please identify yourself as the payer. Email your address details to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to: BayBuzz, PO Box 8322, Havelock North.
Option 3 – Donate by cheque
Send your address details and cheque payable to BayBuzz to: BayBuzz, PO Box 8322, Havelock North