Pottering About is an art experience cafe on Buxton Square in Nelson, where you can decorate pre-thrown pots and have them fired.
Or just have a cup of coffee.
The folks who run it came over from Scotland and were royally screwed by an (now ex) immigration advisor, who told them that if they ran a business for 2 years, they’d get residency.
Turns out that they had to turn a significant PROFIT within 2 years (which they found out only after he’d declared bankruptcy and kept their $26k fees..) and some pencil pusher from Immigration NZ gave them 6 months to leave.
The Nelson Mail picked up the story, they organised a petition (yep, I signed, along with 1499 others) and the local MP got in on the act, resulting in a reversal of the decision.