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“Have yourself……..

a very Maori …Merry Christmas. Cute tree decorations sourced by family members from Red Gallery in Nelson. Looks more like a lynching to me…. Advertisements

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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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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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The Mapua…

A not-quite-impromptu concert at Mapua wharf the other Sunday, featuring wall-to-wall ukuleles from as far away as Motueka and as local as these yummy mummies who met on the school run to Mapua School and spontaneously combusted decided to form … Continue reading

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The Fartbombs

“Livestock” at the Moutere Inn is a country tradition. 12 bands, everyone gets 25 minutes, 5 minutes set-up between gigs, a good time is had by all. Dancing de rigeur. This IS the country, after all…

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Motueka Sunday market. Gina. Whitebait fritter.. The constellations appear to be in perfect alignment….

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