Category Archives: Nelson City

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Creativity in Nelson’s South St. Advertisements

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“This is a good image”

Said Barbara Franklet, highly attractive (and no less talented) artist, in her Mockingbird Studio in Nelson. “You should use it” No point in arguing. It turns into this Her pictures “grace” our walls, as she puts it… And just to … Continue reading

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“Your luggage will be available shortly on Carousel 7”

Nelson Airport’s a bit different. Wayne appears from behind the Air New Zealand Cargo Department building (all of 20 square metres..) on his tug with a few wagons in tow, grinds to a gentle halt and then it’s like a … Continue reading

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Waiting for the next king tide…

It’s a known fact that the Wakatu Square car park, slap bang in the middle of Nelson is built on the site of a tidal estuary, the Nelson Photo News documented flooding as far back as the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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Muriel

The Listener, a liberal leaning current affairs weekly (my mate Houghton refers to it as “that Commie rag”,so you can guess his political persuasion…) features grammatical catastrophes. As in: The Invercargill City Council approved $3000 for a muriel for the … Continue reading

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Getting your feet wet

You’ll find this plaque set in the pavement outside Sublime Coffee‘s ever-excellent cafe on Haven Road in Nelson. Have to wait a while to be able to dip your toes in the water, though. Someone had the bright idea of … Continue reading

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Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

Aka the Tui –  the best bird in the world. Iridescent green with a white tuft of feathers at its throat, with a song to die for   And they’re FAST. The ones around the cottage move between the manuka … Continue reading

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