Category Archives: Culture
Not sure who donated the piano on Mapua wharf, but it attracts a wide range of ages and talents. Between 4 and 8, ranging from a skillful rendition of “Chopsticks” to pounding at random. The culturally disinterested eat icecream… Advertisements
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
Our friends Cameron and Maria own and operate the exquisite Tasman Bay Cottage. In fact, that’s how we met them in 2006. Their cottage is as classy as, but their garden leaves you breathless. They’ve now been recognised by the … Continue reading
New Zealand’s a funny place. Binge-drinking culture which the lawmakers try to counter by declaring everywhere that’s not a licensed premise a no-alcohol zone. Which means that you can’t sit on the foreshore of the Mapua inlet, enjoying a glass … Continue reading
a very Maori ..er …Merry Christmas. Cute tree decorations sourced by family members from Red Gallery in Nelson. Looks more like a lynching to me….
The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. This iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, which often features on greeting cards and in poems and songs, has become an important … Continue reading