Category Archives: Building

The house on the hill…

Flash new house on Old Wharf Rd in Motueka. They appear to have bowled the old place, piled up earth to create some sort of pitcher’s mound and plonked Legomansion on top. You can probably see Tasman Bay if you … Continue reading

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Moving house….

Literally. This Art Deco villa used to live in Nelson. As the Nelson Mail writes in its usual illiterate manner: “The 1940s art deco house on Nelson’s Shelbourne St near Nelson cathedral, has been cut in half, ready to make … Continue reading

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Dandelions

I think these sculptures are by Jane Downes – they’re very similar to ones we saw at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke in 2015. Get to see these walking around the inlet foreshore track kindly provided by our … Continue reading

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Hoult House

Back in 2014, the Nelson Mail wrote : The “haunted” Hoult house stands – well, up to a point – in a paddock alongside State Highway 6 at Wai-iti. The original Hoult, Joseph, arrived in Nelson on the Prince of … Continue reading

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Found objects

The site of our cottage on the estuary shows signs of previous human habitation. There was a significant patch of oregano in the middle of (what went for) lawn and stuff like this (a very small subset…) lies just below … Continue reading

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This is supposedly legal….

You can overhang the vehicle by 4 metres (measured from the axle) from and back. This more than worried me….

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The thrilling conclusion… Part 4

The End.

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