• The story of Beard Brothers: From a small Hastings butchery to a banger of an empire

    3 monthes ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    This outdoorsman's venture, born in a backyard shipping container, is bringing finger-lickin' good barbecue fare to the masses.
    Words: Cari Johnson Photos: Florence Charvin
    It is more than likely that Rob Beard was one of the first to notice the sacrilegious storm raging against a Kiwi classic - the sausage. A hunter and self-taught butcher, Rob could practically taste the imported pork sullying barbecues far and wide. Then came the “edible” synthetic casings and the cheap fillers; for a man accustomed to sausages in their purest form, this was a travesty indeed.
    Rob, who is from Hawke's...
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