Category Archives: Commerce
The Java Hut on Aranui Road in Mapua and run by Paul and Manu is Old School Mapua. No tourists – it’s a tiny shackish hut on the side of the road before any shops, most of the seatings outside … Continue reading
Sounds suspiciously like “Alice in Wonderland” and the rabbit hole business, but people have been known to reappear through it at Berrylands on the Appleby Highway. But the REAL reason to go there is for their real fruit ice-creams. The … Continue reading
Answerphone message: “Thank you for calling New Zealand. The country is now closed until mid-January. Please call back later” An old joke , sure, but there’s an element of truth in it. The country really does close down for 3 … Continue reading
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
Nelson was down to one indie bookstore (the excellent Page & Blackmore) until Stella Chrysostomos and Thomas Koed opened (the excellenter) “Volume” (in a building which used to house a radio station – book aka volume = something you turn … Continue reading
Replacing the ruta graveolens at the Saturday market in Nelson a few days back (not much of anything having survived the tender care of the tenants…). The herb lady asked what I intended using it for. “Pea soup” “Of course” … Continue reading
Snow can’t be far off. Get your skis at the Motueka recycling centre. Free if you can find a matching pair….