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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The Urban Winery

01 December 2019

The Heritage 1 listed building was designed by Louis Hay, built in 1933 and is owned by Big Save’s McKimm family. It now houses craft brewery B Side Beer, the soon-to-be-opened National Distillery, and for the last two years Tony…

Lizzie Russell01 December 2019

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The Human Project

01 October 2019

When BayBuzz visits, the three dancers are not dancing at all. At this stage, a couple of months before the festival arrives, the collaborators are in the research and discussion phase of making a dance piece.  Creating art, it seems,…

Lizzie Russell01 October 2019

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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