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Articles by Mary Kippenberger

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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Self-Checkout & Adoring Fans

01 May 2018

I’d rather be cold than too hot. I found the summer heat wave debilitating and gave Peter some ‘You sound like your mother’ moments. It’s a very effective sentence. I was at Pak’nSave and the checkouts were snaking. I decided…

Mary Kippenberger01 May 2018

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Yay, MooMoo!

14 February 2018

My heart is buried in these Central Hawke’s Bay hills. Like a Rita Angus painting, dusk shadow settles in the cracks where the rolling crevice meets. If you catch it right, as you turn into the Te Hauke straight, an…

Mary Kippenberger14 February 2018

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Egg White Fantasy

24 December 2017

Butterflies of the stomach variety are, for me at this grand age, often missing in fl ight. I don’t count the days to my birthday, but I do love vicariously watching other butterfl ies dance as the grandies mark the…

Mary Kippenberger24 December 2017

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Letter from the Country July August

02 August 2017

Some days it’s just better not to leave home. Needing some electronic gadget I walked into Jaycar, Hastings. Lots of vibrant people without wrinkles stood behind the counter. I noted one with an enormous button-like thing moulded into his earlobe.…

Mary Kippenberger02 August 2017

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Letter from the Country May June 2017

03 June 2017

It’s time for me to harden up. It’s time for me to at least consider the concept of harden up. Born a reluctant city girl, green paddocks and open spaces have only been my day-to-day life for 30 years and…

Mary Kippenberger03 June 2017

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Letter from the Country March April

03 April 2017

They were coming. From far and wide they were coming. In planes, on buses, in buses, cars, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, motorbikes, they were on their way … on their way to Te Rangi. The whanau, the wwoofers, even the grandies…

Mary Kippenberger03 April 2017

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Letter from the Country

04 February 2017

Food … I can’t promise you mouthwatering recipes. I can’t promise glossy photographic evidence of my culinary prowess. That my son Matthew is a stunning chef will ever be a mystery to me. 52 years ago I learned to stuff…

Mary Kippenberger04 February 2017

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Letter from the Country November December 2016

24 December 2016

it’s early Saturday morning. Tents and buses lie quiet, their inner charges open mouthed in gentle slumber. Morning will be a rude awakening. Nothing much to see but a solitary grandmother in tee-shirt nighty, long sturdy gumboots, suction cupping her…

Mary Kippenberger24 December 2016