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Motueka RSA – where everyone knows your name

Motueka RSA – where everyone knows your name

April 20, 2024

A couple of weeks ago I dropped in to see Rebecca Hodges, the manager at the Motueka RSA because, to me, places like RSA’s and other clubs fill a huge need in the community. These places aren’t about fancy restaurant…

 
Nelson Training Centre – Helping Young People succeed

Nelson Training Centre – Helping Young People succeed

April 12, 2024

The Nelson Training Centre is a great education facility that focusses on helping young people enter the hospitality workforce, it gives them focus and sets these young people on a pathway that can lead to a lot more than making great food and coffee.

 
Cable Bay Café

Cable Bay Café

February 21, 2024

I totally understand councils need to carry out repairs and maintenance on local roads and sometimes I get a little frustrated at the timing of such works, but I’m sure the owners of businesses impacted by road closures needed to…

 
Zumo  Café – Fortune favours the brave

Zumo Café – Fortune favours the brave

February 14, 2024

ZUMO Coffee Roasters was established in 2006 by Dan Slattery and he quickly followed the roasting business with a small coffee shop on the corner of Rutherford & Vanguard Streets before he moved to Australia a few years later and…

 
Rust Kitchen & Eatery

Rust Kitchen & Eatery

February 7, 2024

When Nelson’s favourite French couple, Greg and Mylene Auphan, sold Rustic Cuisine on Rutherford St Ian and Pam White picked up the baton. They renamed the café Rust Kitchen & Eatery and have added their flair to the offerings we…

 
Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

Goodbye 2023 and buy Nelson products

December 27, 2023

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and for some, including me, the end can’t come soon enough as we look forward to much better and happier 2024. 2023 was a challenging year for many reasons, but the key driver…

 
Someday Somewhere

Someday Somewhere

December 15, 2023

I have huge respect for people who are prepared to put everything on the line to follow their dreams, and I come across a number of these people when I’m writing this column. One such person is Kimberley Eagle who…

 
Victus Coffee and Eatery

Victus Coffee and Eatery

December 6, 2023

Victus Coffee and Eatery is a very cool wee spot in Bridge St next to Kirby Lane, it was called The Kitchen until Nick and Beth Schryvers bought the business in June 2022 and rebranded it. The name isn’t the…

 
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