Monthly Archives: February 2019

State Highway 1

Over 2 years after the Kaikoura earthquake, there’s still a massive amount of work to be done, repairing the coastal rail and road lifeline between the top of the South Island and Christchurch. You’ll see signs like this all the … Continue reading

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CR-V Sunset

Not artistic? No? OK….

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Nose to tail

Er. Nose to wing, actually.* Ricky’s currently working on Paladin down at the boatyard just below the cottage and drifted up the hill with some snapper wings that they’d smoked the night before. Can’t believe that they’re not sold at … Continue reading

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Freedom campers. The nice kind.

People turn up at Port Hoddy all the time, park up, sometimes leave a mess (poo and toilet paper in the bushes) and bugger off next day. (Some idiots parked up on the front lawn once. The grass needed an … Continue reading

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“O” stands for ……..

A day’s harvest from the pony poo-powered organic raised beds. True story. Supermarket, callow youth at check-out picks up one of these and asks “What’s this?” “Aubergine” Flicks through his price list and says…. “All I’ve got under “O” is … Continue reading

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Well, well, well…

Good thing they changed it. Otherwise you might have thought they’re all er, bores…… Not this one, for sure… AND. There’s a 4 Star garden, too

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1 Corinthians 15:55 (King James’ Version)

Oh Bathytoshia brevicaudatai death, where is thy sting? Seen fleetingly at Port Mapua. Boy, they’re graceful. (Young Friend Sam, our local biologist, says that stingray populations are increasing, unlike the populations of some of his favourite animals which will be … Continue reading

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