Category Archives: Classic stuff

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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It’s officially autumn

Snow can’t be far off. Get your skis at the Motueka recycling centre. Free if you can find a matching pair….

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Fix it again……

…Tony. A fine example awaiting restauration in Patrick’s ferrous sequestration zone on the estuary shores.

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I’ve seen some weird shit….

….but this REALLY takes the cake. Behind locked gates, just up the road fromthr  Chateau Rhubarbecafe (yes, seriously..)  in VERY rural Wakefield lie the headquarters of Haldeman LLC, registered in Nevada and NZ and owned by a Tony Katavich. Who … Continue reading

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Why did the geese cross the road?

In order to cause what goes for gridlock around here. Stringer Straight on Westdale Road

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Visitors from……

….Hawkes Bay* …er..Rheinhessen. Long story, cut short. Day out over in Kaiteriteri, Ms jb got chatting (in the lingo) to a lady on the beach. Turns out she was one of a group of 30-odd German vintners (from the area … Continue reading

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Nelson – 34 years on

Mature trees now obscure the cathedral, parking’s changed from parallel to angled, the backpackers look more feral, but I bet that Honda Accord is still driving around somewhere, no Warrant of Fitness, no registration, no insurance….

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