Category Archives: True Stories

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 Blund 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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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……

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Lambrettas….

…..as far as the eye can see at the (almost) eponymous “Lambretta’s” cafe/bar/restaurant in Hardy Street. We were talking about our visit and someone asked “Is it a chain?” I said “No, I think they have driveshafts” Cam groaned……

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Rustling. Reloaded

Patrice got about 200 years of farm machinery going the other week, cutting, turning and baling hay on the 3 paddocks down in the dip. No sooner than he’s finished and this scrawny old dude turns up and starts loading … Continue reading

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