Category Archives: Moutere

The long non-Italian lunch

Rocked on over to Neudorf Vineyards with my surrogate kid sister Robin and her husband Alan (Of Waitemata Woodys fame) who were here for an extended weekend for a picnic lunch. Bring your own food, buy a bottle (or 2) … Continue reading

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Great Taste Trail

The Great Taste Trail is Nelson-Tasman’s contribution to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. It starts at Nelson airport and runs mostly along he coast to Kaiteriteri and then runs through the Motueka valley and  over the Dovedale Saddle … Continue reading

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Looking over strange terrain

That acronyms into LOST. Which I wasn’t, but it’s nowhere I’ve been on a bike before. This was Woodstock, about 25km in and just before the climb over the Neudorf saddle at around 230m Calves were a bit achy next … Continue reading

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Buy local

Eggs from pampered chooks from the nice ladies at the Old Post Office Store in Upper Moutere. They once didn’t have any. “Oh, Katie and Owen (Katie Gold, ceramic artist, Owen Bartlett, potter, live across the road) are away. I’ll … Continue reading

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Car. Power pole.

Folk night. Moutere Inn, oldest pub in New Zealand, with Cousin Shirl and Tony*. Somewhere along the Appleby Highway, there’s an altercation between a vehicle and critical infrastructure – the title is the entirety of a Mapua fire brigade incident … Continue reading

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