Category Archives: Culture

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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Not to mention a 4 star garden….

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

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Unjuvenile delinquents

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

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“Have yourself……..

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….

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“There’s flowers on the pohutukawa!”

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

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“Rad….”

The only thing that you can say against the Sublime cafe on Haven Road is that they serve up in takeaway cups. Not if I can do anything about it. Rocked up the other day with my own espresso cup … Continue reading

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More Morris Dancers….

….than you can shake whack a stick at…. Entertainment at the Moutere Inn After which they retired to the bar after teaching us the promised 500 year old moves. I wouldn’t say that some of them were around when it … Continue reading

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