Category Archives: True Stories

Not that I know anything about this stuff…

…., but it looks as if someone didn’t read the instructions… It probably says “1000 litres per hectare” Not per square metre. Undoubtably a bloke. We do stupid stuff like that… Advertisements

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Moving house….

Literally. This Art Deco villa used to live in Nelson. As the Nelson Mail writes in its usual illiterate manner: “The 1940s art deco house on Nelson’s Shelbourne St near Nelson cathedral, has been cut in half, ready to make … Continue reading

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“Your luggage will be available shortly on Carousel 7”

Nelson Airport’s a bit different. Wayne appears from behind the Air New Zealand Cargo Department building (all of 20 square metres..) on his tug with a few wagons in tow, grinds to a gentle halt and then it’s like a … Continue reading

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Making tracks….

In more senses than one…. We’ve had 80ml of rain just this week and close to 250ml so far this month. To say it’s a tad soggy underfoot wouldn’t be an exaggeration. The cases of trench-foot in the region are … 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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Accuracy

In the process of getting quotes for some vertical blinds for the cottage. Called up one place, gave them measurements – 245cm vertical, 195cm horizontal – someone’s going to call back. Now, you have to know that they deal in … Continue reading

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It’s been a bit warm around here……

No idea what you’re supposed to do in situations like this – keep them in the fridge? Not much point lighting them, anyway – doesn’t get dark until it’s way past bed-time….

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