Category Archives: Out West

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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The things you find in Motueka…

….perched on top of the State cinema. No  idea  where he’s from. Could be Golden Bay (the bare feet give it away…), but I’m not seeing any dreads….

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It’s officially autumn

Snow can’t be far off. Get your skis at the Motueka recycling centre. Free if you can find a matching pair….

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You have to know it’s there…..

“Go down the road to Talleys, then turn left. It’s down there somewhere” Certainly is. Organic fruit and veg, flowers and plants. Self-service, put your money in the cashbox. And read the sign. “Definitely NO pots needed”

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The best…

Stumbled over a new whitebait fritter stand at the Sunday Mot Market. Normally buy mine from Carl, but I thought I’d give them a try. “They’s better be as good as Carl’s” I said. “They will be” said Gina ” … Continue reading

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Worth waiting for.

There are 2 queues at the Motueka Sunday market. There’s one for Carl and his whitebait sammies. And there’s one for Rodrigo’s Sourdough Bread truck. Never thought of having a sourdough doughnut (sour2doughnut…?), but they’re… intersting. Baguettes to match any … Continue reading

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