Category Archives: Classic stuff

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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Their trucks are pretty dodgy, too…

(Very) basic infrastructure in the Moutere.

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No stone: Tropical cyclone Fehi

Tropical cyclone Fehi came ripping through here last week. Not much rain – 20mm in a couple of hours – but massive northerlies coupled with 8 metre swells and a king tide. Which meant that instead of a 4.3m high … Continue reading

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Making tracks….

In more senses than one…. We’ve had 80ml of rain just this week and close to 250ml so far this month. To say it’s a tad soggy underfoot wouldn’t be an exaggeration. The cases of trench-foot in the region are … Continue reading

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Dear Tasman District Council…

I waited for a good 20 minutes but no people were oncoming. I know that I probably broke some by-law by proceeding, but it was chucking it down like a cow p1ssing on a flat rock, so I pretended that … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping

Head down Lodder Lane in Riwaka (it’s part of the route of the Great Taste Trail) and you’ll see a “Veges for sale” sign. Nothing like a market garden and I figure that it’s produce from their backyard garden. “We’ve … Continue reading

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Mr Fixit

Ms NTNDP stumbled over the boot of a guy who was fixing something at her yoga studio the other day. (Note the boot support…) Her friend in Germany wrote ” What’s HE going to fix” Patrick (whose G-wagon is but … Continue reading

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