So, Farewell then….


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.


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


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,


(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.


Doesn’t get much better than this…

And the classic country “Ladies, a plate please”


The buffet tables were groaning.

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Big one


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


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

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Taken with a pinch of Salt


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


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…

…that independent bookshops are are a dying breed?

Page and Blackmore in Nelson

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