Monthly Archives: January 2019

If your idea of Xmas…

..is naked people with a heart tattoo on their bum, then welcome to Nelson. Festive decorations in Trafalgar St. The mind boggles still…… Advertisements

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“The sea’s that way…..”

Last minute instructions to newbies at Marahau. They headed off quite nervously. Didn’t see them come back…..

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2 degrees of separation – reloaded

Jamie Brown runs the retail outlet of Martin Townshend‘s flash new brewery at T.O.A.D hall in Motueka. He’s also represented New Zealand at netball. He also takes this – vine clippings – and turns them into this… or this – … Continue reading

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Lambrettas….

…..as far as the eye can see at the (almost) eponymous “Lambretta’s” cafe/bar/restaurant in Hardy Street. We were talking about our visit and someone asked “Is it a chain?” I said “No, I think they have driveshafts” Cam groaned……

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The bees’ knees

Neighbours Christine and Kym put their heads (and wallets…) together and invested in a beehive from Hire a Hive here in Nelson $300 a year. For that, you get 15kg of pure honey, your garden and orchard pollinated and a … Continue reading

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Crime wave

Call in at the excellent Shiloh the blue shop cafe in Havelock (on the way to Blenheim) and you’re likely to get mugged…..

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Poor old Janie…

“The derelict shoreline shipwreck  of the Janie Seddon, which many in Motueka call a community icon, has passed its use by date.” From the pen of the Nelson Mail back in 2017. Janie actually passed her “Best by” date back in 1955 … Continue reading

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