Category Archives: Out West

Stating the obvious?

You might think so, but the sign addresses the idiots who’d think nothing of slinging a line into the Salt Water pool (in the immediate foreground) at Port Motueka. Otherwise, it’s a pretty long cast…. Advertisements

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The Pie

Ginger Dynamite in Riwaka is a cafe in 2 ex-20′ shipping containers just of the Great Taste cycle trail. One container is a retro-styled ..er.. lounge. (Outside dining is on upturned apple boxes with stacks of pallets for seating) The … Continue reading

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Howdyalikethemapples…?

Not all of Riwaka’s apples ended up on Aporo Kina Beach. Some got stuck in the wire netting around the local tennis court. A lot were swept around until they ended up in a hollow somewhere. And this is just … Continue reading

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The house on the hill…

Flash new house on Old Wharf Rd in Motueka. They appear to have bowled the old place, piled up earth to create some sort of pitcher’s mound and plonked Legomansion on top. You can probably see Tasman Bay if you … Continue reading

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Kickstarting

Stumbled over Samaritas by the Sea on a thrash on the bike back from the Riverside Community in Lower Moutere around the Estuary Loop in Mot and then back to Mapua. It’s bang on the estuary at the Motueka Marina, … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes….

…rust to rust. 6 years later, the Janie Seddon isn’t looking much better, poor old girl. The local Community Board wants her moved “because of safety and environmental concerns”. Would anyone in their right minds want to climb on her … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping

Head down Lodder Lane in Riwaka (it’s part of the route of the Great Taste Trail) and you’ll see a “Veges for sale” sign. Nothing like a market garden and I figure that it’s produce from their backyard garden. “We’ve … Continue reading

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