Category Archives: Out West

“The sea’s that way…..”

Last minute instructions to newbies at Marahau. They headed off quite nervously. Didn’t see them come back….. Advertisements

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2 degrees of separation – reloaded

Jamie Brown runs the retail outlet of Martin Townshend‘s flash new brewery at T.O.A.D hall in Motueka. He’s also represented New Zealand at netball. He also takes this – vine clippings – and turns them into this… or this – … Continue reading

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Poor old Janie…

“The derelict shoreline shipwreck  of the Janie Seddon, which many in Motueka call a community icon, has passed its use by date.” From the pen of the Nelson Mail back in 2017. Janie actually passed her “Best by” date back in 1955 … Continue reading

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“The Riwaka channel…..

…is winding, narrow and mobile” So says the Tasman District Council notice at he marina. For once, they’re right…. There are also boats.

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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….

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The Pie

Ginger Dynamite in Riwaka is a cafe in 2 ex-20′ shipping containers just off 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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