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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…

 
Eden Orchards’ Cherry Juice

Eden Orchards’ Cherry Juice

February 15, 2023

A few months ago I spotted a few bottles of cherry juice at a local retailer and put one in my shopping basket to try, after trying it I bought more and started doing a bit of reading about the…

 
Te Mania & Richmond Plains Wineries

Te Mania & Richmond Plains Wineries

October 19, 2022

Labour Weekend is when wineries traditionally throw open their cellar doors for the summer and this year is no different. If you are heading to the Moutere area then the Moutere Artisans are opening their doors to visitors too, some…

 
Abel

Abel

December 16, 2020

If you want to start your own cider and winemaking business it wouldn’t hurt at all if you have a decent wine production pedigree, and that is the case with Mark and Sophie McGill from Abel in Flaxmore Road. In…

 
Gelato Roma

Gelato Roma

January 22, 2020

I first wrote about Gelato Roma back in March 2016 and a lot has happened with this exciting Nelson business in the intervening years, so I thought it was time to find out more and tell you about it. Let’s…

 
Hardy St Eatery

Hardy St Eatery

July 25, 2018

Published in the Nelson Mail 25.07.18 If you remember café’s like Faces, In Vino Fides and Café Max you will know exactly where the Hardy St Eatery is. Since opening in the early 1990’s as Face Café the premises has…

 
New Zealand King Salmon Ōra King Awards

New Zealand King Salmon Ōra King Awards

June 6, 2018

In this column I have tended to focus on very cool, tasty products produced in Nelson and the talented people who make them, but we need to remember that while these small businesses are really important to Nelson and New…

 
The Smokehouse – Nelson Mail 23.05.18

The Smokehouse – Nelson Mail 23.05.18

May 23, 2018

When Dennis and Sharon Crawford established Nature Smoke in an old wharf building at Mapua in the mid 1980’s I am sure they had no idea the business would grow into the significant enterprise that is The Smokehouse, or that…

 
Dave Glover – Nelson Mail 11.04.18

Dave Glover – Nelson Mail 11.04.18

April 14, 2018

On the 27th March 2018 Nelson lost one of its pioneering winemakers, Dr Dave Glover passed away. Please excuse my indulgence in this column as I reflect on a man who taught me a huge amount about wine, I don’t…

 
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