Articles by Lizzie Russell

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.

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Philipp Meier: Steel Tailor

01 August 2019

Lying down the centre of the workshop is Te Kanohi o Te Manu (The Eye of the Bird) in progress. Made from Corten steel Philipp has curved and manipulated into flowing planes, the 10-metre-tall and 14-metre-long pied shag sculpture will…

Lizzie Russell01 August 2019

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Poetry Rooted in Hawke’s Bay

01 May 2018

The New Zealand Poet Laureate award is a celebration of New Zealand poetry. At its roots are relationships that connect the world of poetry to a slice of Hawke’s Bay, thanks to over twenty years of commitment from Te Mata…

Lizzie Russell01 May 2018

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Hamish Pinkham

20 March 2018

When Taradale-raised Hamish Pinkham and two university mates started work setting up an end-of-year party for 1,800 revellers in late 2003, one possible site was Waimarama, another was a picturesque vineyard in Gisborne. Waiohika Estate won them over in the…

Lizzie Russell20 March 2018

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Active in Hawke’s Bay

29 January 2018

1 Join the Club! Here in the Bay we have a multitude of sports and hobby clubs, all eager to grow their memberships. Longer days make summer a great time to try something new or reconnect with an interest or…

Lizzie Russell29 January 2018

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The New Masters

24 December 2017

EIT’s art and design division – ideaschool – has this year produced its first cohort of graduates from the newly established post-grad programme, the Masters of Professional Creative Practice / Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao). Raewyn Paterson, Susan Mabin, Pita…

Lizzie Russell24 December 2017

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Gerard and Common Room

02 August 2017

“IT’S HOSPITALITY – It’s not complicated,” says Common Room’s Gerard Barron. “You make people feel comfortable. You make them feel safe. You offer them good wine, and drinks and food. That’s it.” I’ve come to find out from Gerard just…

Lizzie Russell02 August 2017

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Finding Home: Michele Bryant & Johnny Brough

03 June 2017

A relocated house, views of the Ngaruroro River, a former schoolhouse now studio, and a custom-built courier pick-up shelter are making life work for former Wellington artists Michele Bryant and Johnny Brough. High on a hill above the river and…

Lizzie Russell03 June 2017

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The Great Collaborator

03 April 2017

To drink coffee with sculptor Rick Terstappen is to hear stories. His art-packed cottage adjoining the workshop just outside Havelock North is a cosy space filled with stories – some tall, some true, and some so colourful and gorgeously mad…

Lizzie Russell03 April 2017

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04 February 2017

While obesity rates are up, awareness around nutrition is too. In answering the BayBuzz ‘How We Eat’ survey, our readers shared their specific dietary habits/ preferences, showing that the majority of respondents make definite nutritional choices about their food –…

Lizzie Russell04 February 2017