Category Archives: True Stories

Reverse engineered

Discovered these on the SH1 coast. Maybe local biologist Sam can un-reverse engineer them…… Advertisements

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Who says…..

…….that there are no virgins in Nelson? I just saw 4 at the airport. Behind a a hurricane fence chastity belt, that is….

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“O” stands for ……..

A day’s harvest from the pony poo-powered organic raised beds. True story. Supermarket, callow youth at check-out picks up one of these and asks “What’s this?” “Aubergine” Flicks through his price list and says…. “All I’ve got under “O” is … Continue reading

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World famous in Nelson

Appleby Farms says that they make “Cow to cone” ice cream. True that. The milk in their ice cream comes from two family owned Nelson farms. It heads straight from the milking shed to their own creamery 15 minutes down … Continue reading

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Western Entrance

Back in the day (1860-ish) when Mapua was called “Seaton Township”, the port area was known as the Western Entrance (to the Waimea Inlet). The Eastern Entrance (or Blind Channel) doesn’t lend itself to maritime navigability one bit – you … Continue reading

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No, I’m *not* a Jafa….

When you’re out in the provinces on the Proverbial Road Trip (Manawatu, FEIlding’s the most beautiful town in NZ, despite having produced some dodgy characters…), folks recognise an out-of-towner in a flash. We’re good in Nelson – only 40,000 people, … Continue reading

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Can’t get away from them…..

The Red Gallery cafe on Bridge is a regular stop-off on the way to the Saturday Nelson market. $12.50 gets you a small flat white, a short black (double espresso to the rest of the world) and a cheese and … Continue reading

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