Tag Archives: Motueka

Poor old Janie…

“The derelict shoreline shipwreck  of the Janie Seddon, which many in Motueka call a community icon, has passed its use by date.” From the pen of the Nelson Mail back in 2017. Janie actually passed her “Best by” date back in 1955 … Continue reading

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The house on the hill…

Flash new house on Old Wharf Rd in Motueka. They appear to have bowled the old place, piled up earth to create some sort of pitcher’s mound and plonked Legomansion on top. You can probably see Tasman Bay if you … Continue reading

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Stumbled over Samaritas by the Sea on a thrash on the bike back from the Riverside Community in Lower Moutere around the Estuary Loop in Mot and then back to Mapua. It’s bang on the estuary at the Motueka Marina, … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes….

…rust to rust. 6 years later, the Janie Seddon isn’t looking much better, poor old girl. The local Community Board wants her moved “because of safety and environmental concerns”. Would anyone in their right minds want to climb on her … Continue reading

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My Sunday: Part 3

Now, I have to say up front that Robin Fullmer makes the best whitebait fritters in the universe. But she doesn’t make them every week. Which is what Carl does at the Motueka market. Every Sunday. He rocks up in … Continue reading

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Monthly Theme Day – February 2015 – What would you miss?

I’d miss this, too. Sunday mornings have taken on a certain ritual character. Go for the daily fast (in 17 minutes) 2km walk around Sam’s Track at sunrise, have a cup of tea (but skip breakfast) and head off to … Continue reading

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The Pinnacle of Haut Couture. Mot.

Er…”Not” Motueka (affectionatley known as “Mot”) is rural and rustic. Lots of utes, not many shoes, dreads abound. And in the midst of all this, a Mecca for the fashion-concious woman in what used to be the Gothic Restaurant, housed … Continue reading

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