10May

Old Mates and New Discoveries

BY | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comment |

We have spent the last few days in Christchurch.  I don’t think we have been there for eight years and it was hard…

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2May

Waimate – Home of the Wallaby (and Norman Kirk)

BY | May 2, 2021 | 0 Comment |

Did you know that the wallaby was introduced to Waimate in 1874 for the fur trade? These cousins from Australia, like many introduced…

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4Apr

Oh Karamea, must we say goodbye

BY | April 4, 2021 | 0 Comment |

We have been to the West Coast several times and have always turned left at Westport . This time we went right. What…

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24Mar

Treasure in Tapawera – Hidden Sculpture Garden and Gallery

BY | March 24, 2021 | 0 Comment |

We drove past the Hidden Sculpture Garden  about 12 months ago on the way to visit a hop garden in Tapawera. My father…

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11Mar

Golden Bay at last

BY | March 11, 2021 | 0 Comment |

This is the third time we have tried to make it to Takaka and the Golden Bay area. The first time the weather…

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5Mar

Déjà vu all over again

BY | March 5, 2021 | 0 Comment |

In March 2020 we started the Garden Artisan South Island tour. 2 weeks in, and no further than Motueka, COVID had well and…

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7Nov

Return to the Naki and Waiongana

BY | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comment |

Last year we were blown away by the incredible gardens in The Taranaki Garden Festival. This year was no different. Unfortunately the weather…

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