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Articles by Jess Soutar Barron

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.

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Bonus Game

01 February 2019

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 Lynda and Adam Corner have been playing pinball for 30…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Frozen Assets

01 February 2019

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, in ice cream there’s a narrative that illustrates perfectly Hawke’s…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Behind the Scenes

01 February 2019

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 annual big musical theatre productions will be in development.  Festival…

Jess Soutar Barron01 February 2019

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Chocolate sweetens collaboration

01 December 2018

Joe Dobson has a lot on his mind, and most of it’s covered in chocolate. He’s a constant whirl of chocolate-infused creativity that bubbles out in collaborations with a whole range of interesting fellow artisans. Most recently he’s worked with…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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Mother Suzanne Aubert the road to sainthood

01 December 2018

Pakipaki is an unassuming place from the road.  But turn off the highway just south of Hastings and you’ll find a settlement steeped in history, and a collection of buildings standing as testament to a wealth of stories whose wairua…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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15 Years of Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

01 December 2018

The Black Barn OpenAir Cinema has witnessed some memorable nights.  In the 2009-10 season, Rocky Horror Picture Show screened. Half an hour in, a southerly hit and, instantly, the temperature dropped 10 degrees. Many of those who’d come dressed up,…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018

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Hastings: Second-hand Capital of New Zealand

01 December 2018

I like old stuff, discarded, still smelling of its earlier, other life. As a kid, my idea of a good time was roaming around scrap yards and mooching through neighbourhoods where the bi-annual inorganic rubbish collection was on. Once, as…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2018