• Articles by Heres Barney:

    • Old School Papa – keeping it real, fresh and local.

      The first Covid-19 lockdown felt like the return to a simpler time for me. Almost like the time my grandparents grew up in, when it was less of a rat race.

    • Here’s Barney drinks the Cool-Aid at the C&C Chicken Coop.

      Word of this guy Bobby Wayne slinging fried chicken and cornbread to those in the know out of his garage (which he called The Chicken Coop) spread like wildfire around the boys I used to play league with for Aranui in Christchurch. They quickly got a taste for the fact it was the most legit […]

    • Samoa’s finest

      by Here’s Barney I stumbled across Samoa’s Finest because I was always op-shopping at the massive Savemart that sits just behind it in Waitangirua, Porirua. It was fate; I spotted their huge Samoan flag, pulled in, and introduced myself. Now I hit Waitangirua for the op-shop AND the food.

    • Here’s Barney Hits LA

      Words by: Martyn Pepperell & Barney Hodges In our last issue we met Wellington-based food/culture lover and connector Barney Hodges — aka @heresbarney — as he showed us around Wellington’s food markets. Of late, Barney has been handling social media duties at Cuba Street’s popular Emporium Vintage secondhand clothing store. Emporium specialise in vintage US […]

    • Here’s Barney – Wellington food market guide.

      Words by: Martyn Pepperell If the late 2000s were about the rise of the food blogger, the early 2010s heralded the arrival of the food Instagrammer. It’s been under these conditions that Wellington-based food/culture lover and connector Barney Hodges – the man behind the popular @heresbarney Instagram and snapchat accounts – came into his own.