The prime movers of the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival
Five years ago Pitsch Leiser abandoned Auckland for Hawke's Bay. He found it had everything - everything except a functioning Opera House and an arts festival. So he rolled up his sleeves and started the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival. The programme's has just been released for the fourth one. You can't do something that ambitious alone, and Lynn Freeman meets Pitsch and his longtime collaborator and performer Puti Lancaster. The Hawke's Bay Arts Festival starts on the 15th of October.