Category Archives: People

2 Japanese and a German walk into……

….a Mexican restaurant in Nelson. And are served by a Canadian, a girl from Berlin and Ross from up the road. Meeting up with Meg and Ben Nakagawa (of Nelson Daily Photo fame and inspiration for this sub-standard knock-off) is … Continue reading

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Shed 4 and Hannah

Shed 4 on Mapua wharf (replacing the aquarium that burned down a few years back) has been a roaring success since it opened just before the Christmas holidays. Alberta’s cafe, Rabbot Island Coffee company, a shop selling interior design stuff, … Continue reading

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Can’t get away from the bugger…

Nick Smith (l) is the local Member of Parliament for Nelson and a minister in John Key’s (r) National (Conservative) government. He sets up his caravan at the Nelson market on Saturdays and (if he’s there) chats with the locals. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Cam!

Out here in Not Nelson, we’re rich in weeds, clay soil and birds and poverty-stricken when it comes to water. We’ve got a 23,000 litre tank for the fire brigade to tap into (and for the few cubic metres a … Continue reading

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My Sunday: Part 2

Robin Fullmer is not only a sweetie to the power of 10, she also bakes the best cinammon rolls known to mankind and sells them at the Tasman General Store. That hole in the middle? That’s mine. The biggest one….

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Welcoming committee

Robin Fullmer, wife of renowned potter Steve, plain refuses to let anyone do the airport collection run. Wouldn’t have it any other way….

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Our absence appears to have been noted…

Mainz’s crappy weather – 150km/h hurricane force winds, hail and temperatures around 12°C – brightened up by an act of Unrandom Kindness from star journalist neighbours Birgit and JW. How nice.

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