Category Archives: This is New Zealand

If your idea of Xmas…

..is naked people with a heart tattoo on their bum, then welcome to Nelson. Festive decorations in Trafalgar St. The mind boggles still…… 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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It’s Friday.

(Disclosure: Not a left-footer) You’re Catholic. The Good Book says “FISH” There is none. Can’t even do the fish-and-loaf-of-bread thing. Something from the “Vegetarian Butcher” on the Nelson Saturday market, then… (I kid you not…)

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Waiting for the next king tide…

It’s a known fact that the Wakatu Square car park, slap bang in the middle of Nelson is built on the site of a tidal estuary, the Nelson Photo News documented flooding as far back as the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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Muriel

The Listener, a liberal leaning current affairs weekly (my mate Houghton refers to it as “that Commie rag”,so you can guess his political persuasion…) features grammatical catastrophes. As in: The Invercargill City Council approved $3000 for a muriel for the … Continue reading

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2 degrees of separation

Sharon Maxwell and Fabian Prioux run Abbey Road Burgers, Bar and Cafe on the Appleby Highway on a site previously occupied by the Abbey Restaurant and before that a small church. They’re both new to the business, but it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dear Tasman District Council…

I waited for a good 20 minutes but no people were oncoming. I know that I probably broke some by-law by proceeding, but it was chucking it down like a cow p1ssing on a flat rock, so I pretended that … Continue reading

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