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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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Man Bike Dog

Lifestyle

Weekend hits and we get amongst it. Hiking up the Goat Track, down the stopbank by the Tukituki, taking on the traipse from Red Bridge to Black Bridge with nothing…

Jess Soutar Barron01 October 2019

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Bonus Game

Lifestyle

Pinball wizards gathered in Havelock North before Christmas for the inaugural International Flipper Pinball Association event in Hawke’s Bay, ahead of rolling out a league in the Bay this year. Organisers…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Frozen Assets

Food

From fresh fruit used in street-stall fro-yo, to the development of New Zealand’s oldest ice creamery, to the handmade artisans who make up an essential part of the Bay brand,…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Behind the Scenes

Arts

While we are outside enjoying the sunshine, a whole chunk of the community is locked up in dark rooms in deep concentration. It’s over the summer months that Hawke’s Bay’s…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Old Dogs, New Digs

Lifestyle

The volunteers at Menzshed are master fixers. Their projects include one-off, small tasks for individuals, often paid for in cake and koha, through to council jobs like access ramps.  The…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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MOODY BLUES

Health

I ask Facebook. It seems people on Facebook are okay sharing the inner workings of their brains, their good days, their bad days.  I post: “I’m looking for people who…

Jess Soutar Barron01 August 2018

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INSIDE HASTINGS

Voices

The East End of Hastings offers one of everything. I tend to spend a good chunk of every week there. It’s my work/play/eat/drink centre…also there’s a fairly attractive barman in…

Jess Soutar Barron01 June 2018

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