Articles By: Lorraine Wilson

Arty or crafty?

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ALMOST 35 years ago – before the Edgecumbe earthquake and before the arrival of KFC in the Eastern Bay – the The Red Barn opened…

From blue line to cafe owner

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A ROAD between front line police work, and running a top cafe, sounds like a bumpy journey. But for Floyd Pratt, owner of award-winning Robert Harris…

Games of war

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MINIATURE Wargaming is a niche hobby, with a niche market. The strategic games, played upon large and intricately modelled terrain, attract small, but avid communities…

Ho Chi Minh City by motorbike

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CROSSING a busy road in Vietnam is not something to take lightly. With the once iconic bicycle having long since given way to its motorised counterpart,…

The pinup girl

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MISS Kitty Kat’s wardrobes would make lovers of pinup swoon. A dedicated room in Andrea Haylings’ Kawerau home is overtaken with the flouncy ruffles of…

Filming on the water

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FRANS Roozendaal’s video camera has led him on many journeys. To China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. To Italy, Bosnia and South Africa. The list is…

Mandy makes her mark

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WHAKATANE artist Mandy Hague has left her mark on the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards once again, winning the Local Artist Merit Award in the…

Bathroom with a difference

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WHEN Ohope artist David Poole decided to “do something with the bathroom” you could count on that “something”, being something quite different. And when he…