Category Archives: Nature


Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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If life gives you tomatoes…..

…make tomato sauce. If you have a garden full of heritage tomatoes, dry them in the oven and pack them with olive oil, basil and garlic slivers…

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A bit of a storm……

King tide combined with the remnants of Cyclone Fehi did a fair bit of damage last week. Nothing serious around here – we’re 8 metres up on the bluff – but on the flat, the tide came in a good … Continue reading

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Can’t decide…

You choose. Not even Not Nelson. Pacific coastline south of Kaikoura. iPhone 7. Looking at the feather image, I sometimes ask myself why I bother hauling a Nikon D7000 around….

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Creativity in Nelson’s South St.

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rEELy interesting

The Jester Café in Tasman was voted Café of the Year a couple of years running. Not because of the pet eels that live in the creek that you drive through to get to their car park, though. A major … Continue reading

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She sells seashells…

…on the seashore. This is what the high tide mark looks like after a series of very low tides, blazing sun and flocks of wading birds and seagulls have finished with the mollusks in the estuary.

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