So, Farewell then….

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Farewell Spit, top of the south and over the Takaka Hill seems appropriate.

Normal service will resume over at Mainz Daily Photo presently

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On the left….a teatowel.

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On the right, the current (and hopefully) future New Zealand flag.

(I would have preferred “First to the Light” aka Red Peak, but anyway…)

Richmond Mall held a straw poll – drop a glass marble into the appropriate box.

I tok a handfull….

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The Eastern @ The Mapua Community Hall

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The Eastern is close to being my favourite band (that would be Little Feat, btw) and when they come to Nelson, nothing will keep me away.

Last week, they did a charity gig for the Mapua Community Hall.

Crap acoustics,

D7K_0477the usual uncultured Nelsonians who reckon it’s OK to talk ALL OVER the acousric warm-up set,

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(Tui drinkers – what can you expect…?)

but 2 bars into the first song, the dance floor is chocka.and they don’t stop for a couple of hours.

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Doesn’t get much better than this…

And the classic country “Ladies, a plate please”

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The buffet tables were groaning.

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Big one

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A 4.62 tide does a lot.

Floods the carpark in downtown Nelson. (Every time, and the council muppets don’t think to post signs warning people…)

Lets you move big boats around the estuary

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Gives the Mapua Ferry a REALLY hard time running against an incoming tide….

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Taken with a pinch of Salt

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Grant Palliser exhibition a Salt, Red’s dedicated serious art exhibition space..

Mostly diptyches.

Asked if I could mix and match.

Didn’t go down well…

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Breakfast of Champions

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They say “Don’t give Speights to yer mates” and Tui’s only redeeming feature is their iconic advertising……

No accounting for taste….

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Who says…

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…that independent bookshops are are a dying breed?

Page and Blackmore in Nelson

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