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Articles by Michal McKay

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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The Fabric of Home

01 May 2018

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘creativity’ as the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. A ‘something’ Asha Payton has in abundance. Little & Fox, her wonderfully imaginative and original business situated in an old warehouse in Ahuriri, is…

Michal McKay01 May 2018

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Sustaining a Summer Garden

29 January 2018

No one would be more knowledgeable about nature’s quirks when it comes to gardening in these parts than Kay Bazzard, who spent some eight years writing the gardening column for Hawke’s Bay Today.  Though she modestly says that may not…

Michal McKay29 January 2018

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The BBQ King

29 January 2018

In his homeland the Netherlands, Raymond chose hospitality as his career path. A profession that pretty well demands the word ‘travel’ rubber stamped onto a CV. And he is no exception. A graduate of the Maastricht School of Hotel Management,…

Michal McKay29 January 2018

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A Summer Spread

29 December 2017

Ben Cruse Chef, Little Black Bird Cafe, Hastings Little Black Bird Cafe is unique. Almost everything is created on site, including the bread. Simple dishes made from fresh, seasonal and local produce (where possible organic), are standard. Gluten free and…

Michal McKay29 December 2017

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Take Me Home

02 December 2017

For some, the rocketing property boom is a barrier to buying. For others, it’s merely a challenge. We found four families in Hawke’s Bay whose ideas on what makes a house a home are far from mainstream. With a combination…

Michal McKay02 December 2017

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Festive Fare

12 November 2017

Festive Fare Counting down to Christmas, the big question is what to cook for friends and family. Who better to ask than those in the Bay who produce fabulous casual food? [Their recipes follow article.] Katie Green Maina  The delightful…

Michal McKay12 November 2017

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Life Imitates Art

02 October 2017

Being thrown off your land at gunpoint with no compensation could thwart the spirit of even the most stalwart. For Bruce and Louise Stobart – both third generation Zimbabweans – indeed it was heartbreak. As a newly married couple they…

Michal McKay02 October 2017

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Ya–Tres–Bon

02 August 2017

“„A Loaf od Bread,” the Walrus said, “is what we chiefly need.” No doubt if Moise Cerson – bread maker extraordinaire – were to encounter Lewis Carroll’s Walrus and the Carpenter he would insist that the bread would have to…

Michal McKay02 August 2017

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Building the Best in the Bay

02 August 2017

FIVE HAWKE’S BAY ARCHITECTS carried away honours for buildings in such diverse categories as Hospitality to Housing. We asked them how they achieved such structures, which sit harmoniously on site whilst providing a haven for the occupants. Their views on…

Michal McKay02 August 2017