Category Archives: Culture

And as the sun slowly sinks in the west….

…we say “Farewell” to Mapua, jewel of the Top of the South. Oil painting by local biologist, Sam, 10 years old Also the coolest kid on the block. Advertisements

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Can’t get away from the bastard…..

The Suter Art Gallery does me no favours. Although I’m still trying to work out who the greater cartoon character is….

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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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Flip Clogs

Around here, folks reckon that Jandals (Japanese Sandals…) were the world’s first flip-flops. Punching above our weight and all that…. (It was actually a Frenchman who invented them, a Monsieur Phillope. Phillipe Phillope.) Which has nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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Martha, my dear…

Beatles. White album. Can’t help it. Martha Blanche Sidonie… ….works at Red Gallery ….is an illustrator ….comes from Hull (just like Mick Ronson…) ….is currently in Moscow …..is learning how to make ceramics Seems fairly talented……

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Just like the Mastercard advert…

  Sophia’s art lessons: $200 and counting The result: Priceless. Split Apple rock in the Abel Tasman National Park. In oil. 11 years old….

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Car. Power pole.

Folk night. Moutere Inn, oldest pub in New Zealand, with Cousin Shirl and Tony*. Somewhere along the Appleby Highway, there’s an altercation between a vehicle and critical infrastructure – the title is the entirety of a Mapua fire brigade incident … Continue reading

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