Issues by Jess Soutar Barron

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Lighting a Fire

Social Opinion

It’s a schools performance with 300+ teenagers swarming through the foyer. There’s a huddle of them sitting on the steps; a cross-section of the Hawke’s Bay teen community with a…

Jess Soutar Barron06 April 2016

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Miss Mohi on the case


It started when Rose found carvings listed online that came from a meeting house built for her great-great-grandfather Karaitiana Takamoana at Pakowhai and somehow wound up in the Otago Museum.…

Jess Soutar Barron06 February 2016

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Toot Your Own Horn


Late last year singer, songwriter, poet Leonard Cohen turned 80 and announced he would recommence smoking, a habit he’d abandoned in his fifties. Speculation is he decided to ‘set aside…

Jess Soutar Barron26 May 2015

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They’re Gone!


They’re off … to their big-smoke jobs or their big OE or to O-week.  And we’re left at the departure gates mourning their loss. Perhaps instead we should be cheering…

Jess Soutar Barron04 April 2015

Handmade, Upcycled, Re-used


A sustainable, ‘smart’ home is an empty shell until furnishings and homewares arrive. The thought, attention to detail and strong foundation of principles that go into designing and building the…

Jess Soutar Barron09 June 2014

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