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Bibliogrinch

Opinion Culture

Silly-season shenanigans have crept up and we are scrambling to fill stockings for littlies and oldies and Uncle Roy, who’s so hard to shop for because he’s so dull.  We…

Jess Soutar Barron01 December 2019

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Seeds

Opinion Voices

It’s the time of year when the light changes. Shining bright and white, it bounces off spring blossoms and new growth, extending its reach into the farthest corners of our…

Nafanua Kersel01 December 2019

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The Urban Winery

Opinion

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…

Lizzie Russell01 December 2019

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Man Bike Dog

Opinion

Weekend hits and we get amongst it. Hiking up the Goat Track, down the stopbank by the Tukituki, taking on the traipse from Red Bridge to Black Bridge with nothing…

Jess Soutar Barron01 October 2019

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The Art of Taking Part

Opinion

Welcome to Hastings’ so-called ‘Cultural Precinct’ – a rough rectangle delineated by Parlour Projects and Hastings City Art Gallery, Arts Inc, Humanity Books and pretty much every business with ‘200-…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 October 2019

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Pukeora

Opinion

Driving along SH2 between Waipukurau and Takapau there’s a ridge that rises dramatically from the Tukituki River flats. And perched on the escarpment, at 200m altitude, is Pukeora Estate.  Many…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 October 2019

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Spinning

Opinion

You know how you just feel a bit tired sometimes… of humans and the terrible things we’ve done to this planet?  Driving home from visiting the grandies in Gisborne seeing…

Emily Dobson01 October 2019

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Restaurant People

Opinion

Napier’s Bistronomy recently won Best Restaurant at the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards, and it holds two Cuisine Award hats. Owners James Beck and Amber Linter-Cole are working towards sustainability…

James Beck01 October 2019

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Building Naturally

Opinion

The house on the hill I’m sitting across from physicians Louise Trent and Craig Ellis in their off-grid, strawbale house in rural Hastings, which they share with their three children…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 October 2019

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Fighting for Luca

Opinion Housing

When BayBuzz last spoke to single mum Ashlee, she was feeling overwhelmed, beaten down by a system that had all but forgotten about her and Luca, her nine-year-old high-needs son. …

Sophie Price01 October 2019

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The Human Project

Opinion

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…

Lizzie Russell01 October 2019

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Representation or Tribalism?

Voices

It was “morally and ethically the right thing to do,” said councillor O’Keefe. Or was it “a very sad day for democracy”, as characterised by councillor Heaps.  The issue that…

Paul Paynter01 August 2019

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