Category Archives: Mapua

Bloody southwesterly…….

The Provence has the Mistral, someone else has the Chinook and someone elser has the Santa Ana. We have the BLOODY SOUTHWESTERLY. Comes howling over the Moutere, down over the Waimea estuary and then up the slope. To us. If … Continue reading

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Here we are then…

Fish and chips and a pint of Fortress from the Golden Bear…

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So.

Farewell then Mapua Queen of the Top of the South Home of dramatic skies Sometimes Even without 120 sodding millilitres in a day….

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End of the Golden Weather

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The coffee at the Java Hut in Mapua..

…is ..er… OARsome

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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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Desiccation

De-seed heritage tomatoes, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt and ground pepper and sprinkle with chopped thyme, marjoram and oregano and finely sliced garlic. 80 degrees Celcius with the oven door slightly ajar for 12 hours … Continue reading

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