Category Archives: Nowhere near Not Nelson

Reverse engineered

Discovered these on the SH1 coast. Maybe local biologist Sam can un-reverse engineer them…… Advertisements

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State Highway 1

Over 2 years after the Kaikoura earthquake, there’s still a massive amount of work to be done, repairing the coastal rail and road lifeline between the top of the South Island and Christchurch. You’ll see signs like this all the … Continue reading

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Ah, that’s better…

Thought I was in a Foreign Country for a bit, but I got blown a few yards down the road yesterday evening and this morning was cool, wet and dreary. That’s more like it. Ta, Welly…

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So this is Wellie…

Wellington invariably disappoints. Cam says how great it is to have breakfast at the Maranui Surf Club and watch the breakers crashing in. Yeah right Millpond. @davidslack says he “sometimes gets the feeling landing at Wellington …of being followed by … Continue reading

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Flip Clogs

Around here, folks reckon that Jandals (Japanese Sandals…) were the world’s first flip-flops. Punching above our weight and all that…. (It was actually a Frenchman who invented them, a Monsieur Phillope. Phillipe Phillope.) Which has nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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“I visited New Zealand…..

…but it was closed” wrote (I think) J. B. Priestly in the 1960s. He’d be impressed by Whanganui, even these days. The best cafe in town opens 2 days a week, one of the 2 fish restaurants is closed for … Continue reading

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No, I’m *not* a Jafa….

When you’re out in the provinces on the Proverbial Road Trip (Manawatu, FEIlding’s the most beautiful town in NZ, despite having produced some dodgy characters…), folks recognise an out-of-towner in a flash. We’re good in Nelson – only 40,000 people, … Continue reading

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