Category Archives: Mapua

The Eastern @ The Mapua Community Hall

The Eastern is close to being my favourite band (that would be Little Feat, btw) and when they come to Nelson, nothing will keep me away. Last week, they did a charity gig for the Mapua Community Hall. Crap acoustics, … Continue reading

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Big one

A 4.62 tide does a lot. Floods the carpark in downtown Nelson. (Every time, and the council muppets don’t think to post signs warning people…) Lets you move big boats around the estuary Gives the Mapua Ferry a REALLY hard … Continue reading

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Aporo Sculpture

The Ruby Bay bypass which rips its way through through the gorse and pines between Mapua and the coastal road to Motueka took heaps of traffic away from the Ruby Bay coastal route, stretching from Mapua to Kina Good for … Continue reading

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Katoa on the swivel…

The instant the tide changed at the Mapua channel. High-ish tide (4.2m) at 10:32, not a breath of wind, menacing clouds that gave off a few drops, but nothing else. Big tide coming up on Friday – 4.6m and dropping … Continue reading

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Pick of the litter

  Meet new neighbour Rusty. One of Al’s litter of 12. Rhett thought he looked pretty good. So do I  

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Propellor shell

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Neither there nor here

This is there – Mapua wharf – from here – our place And this here – our place, tucked away in the trees on the right – from there – Mapua wharf

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