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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…

 
Hop Federation Tap Room & Riwaka Hotel

Hop Federation Tap Room & Riwaka Hotel

November 29, 2023

This year is the tenth birthday for Hop Federation and a lot has changed in recent times. Founded in Riwaka by Chief Brewer Simon and his wife Nicki Nicholas in 2013, Hop Federation became part of Māori business Kono in…

 
The Apple Shed Kitchen & Bar

The Apple Shed Kitchen & Bar

November 27, 2023

The Apple Shed Kitchen & Bar on the Mapua wharf has been a mainstay during the development of the area into the outstanding locale it is today. From the days when Dennis and Sharon Crawford started smoking fish in a…

 
North Eatery

North Eatery

September 6, 2023

One of our favourite places to sit in the sun, enjoy a glass of wine and devour tasty a woodfired pizza was Kahurangi Estate at Upper Moutere, and we missed these pizzas when the cellar door changed hands many years…

 
Kebab Kitchen

Kebab Kitchen

July 19, 2023

Not only does Yusuf Corten make delicious food at his traditional Turkish Kebab Kitchen in Bridge Street but he is also incredibly generous to the Nelson community, a community that welcomed him in 2017 when he moved to Nelson and…

 
The Brick Eatery

The Brick Eatery

March 2, 2022

While the world is hibernating to lessen the impacts of Covid many hospitality businesses are struggling, with many long-established restaurants and bars closing their doors permanently, it is fantastic to see a great operator taking the leap and opening a…

 
Lockdown in Christchurch

Lockdown in Christchurch

September 10, 2021

We also know how much the hospitality sector hurts during Covid lockdowns so when Level 3 restrictions kicked in we decided to do what we would do at home, buy at least two or three click & collect meals each week from a restaurant, café or takeaway place in Christchurch to support the sector. I hope you’re doing the same in Nelson.

 
Street Food on Washington

Street Food on Washington

July 7, 2021

chef Ben Smith and his wife Bridget have since taken over the old store in Washington Valley and set about turning it into a real community food spot; Street Food on Washington is a lot more than just a place for quick takeaways at lunchtime, but you can do that too if you want to.

 
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