Category Archives: Culture

“3 bucks a bite”….

said a guy at Neudorf Vineyards. “Tastes bloody good but, aye” True that. Boxing Day and Judy (mum) and Rosie Finn (daughter) give the staff a day off, man .. er.. person the tasting room, get Viva la Vaca in … Continue reading

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Stuff like this …..

…puts what little brain I have left into reverse. Bloody hell. Richmond Mall. PS The Nelson Santa Parade this year featured a Maori Santa, causing quite a commotion. Littlies expecting a chubby white dude with a beard got a chappy … Continue reading

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The coffee at the Java Hut in Mapua..

…is ..er… OARsome

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Monthly Theme Day – March 2018 – Play

Plays don’t get much better than this. Shakespeare in the Park at various open air locations around Nelson. We saw “Twelfth Night” (or ” What you will”) in the gardens of  Fairfield House on a beautifully still evening surrounded by … Continue reading

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Sean Donald has been Knighted

Gig at the (extremely strange*) Playhouse Theatre, about 2 minutes down the track on Westdale Road from us here in Mapua on Friday night. Now, until last week, I couldn’t have told Sean Donald from a cabbage, but anyone Flora … Continue reading

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Tinkling the ivories…

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…

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Dandelions

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

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