Sergeant Dan : Porridge Mill. Fleming’s Creamoata Mill complex, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. This mill produced the porridge I ate as a child. Now the premises of a stock food company. Liz, taken 01 Oct 2018

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Art Deco Beauties in Bluff (1)

Art Deco beauties in Bluff? You bet! This little fishing community down south, port town for Southland, has some fabulous art deco commercial buildings in the main street and they're beauties! The colour scheme is 'interesting' but that's as it should be in this port town. Never a dull moment! We visited Bluff on Tues... Continue Reading →

Bluff Harbour

A couple more photos from Stirling Point and then I move on to Bluff Harbour and its entrance. I wanted to give you an idea of the overall setting of the Bluff Township before showing you some of the interesting buildings in the town (including some attractive art deco examples). There's a regular ferry service... Continue Reading →

I Am The Man

When I was growing up we had porridge for breakfast every morning, summer and winter. The brand that mum bought was Creamoata. Its interesting that here in Gore, where we now live, is where the oats were processed and packaged. The iconic mill is right in the heart of Gore although a stock food company... Continue Reading →

Container Ship at Port Chalmers

This afternoon at Port Chalmers in Dunedin we saw this heavily laden container ship in port. I've been fascinated by containers for years. So many containers, loaded with all sorts of goods, being dispatched all over the globe! Many years ago I worked in the office of a tannery in Auckland and part of my... Continue Reading →

Colour My Community: Part One

A passionate group of people in South Invercargill have been working hard over the last few years planning, designing, fundraising and project managing a community hub to bring life and vitality to a tired, dreary part of town that I've never previously wanted to stop at or visit. That's changed! On the morning of Saturday... Continue Reading →

"Filthiest". This car was spotted by Nigel as we returned to our own car, March 2018. Photo taken by Nigel. Dunedin, New Zealand

Restful In Riverton

Riverton is a picturesque little town on the south coast of the South Island and is only about 10km away from Thornbury where we attended the National Ploughing Championships on Saturday 14 April. We headed to Riverton for rest and refreshments after leaving the ploughing champs. Riverton sits between a huge estuary and Foveaux Strait,... Continue Reading →

Wyndham Windmill (and more)

Leaving Wyndham, we decided to take the Wyndham - Mataura route and I'd completely forgotten about Windmill Corner! Nigel stopped for me to take a quick shot or two. [This blog-post continues yesterday's post]. Here are some photos taken back in town before we left: first up, my photo of the Four Square supermarket in... Continue Reading →

What’s it like in Wyndham?

Wyndham is a rural village in Southland that I've always had a bit of a soft spot for. When we lived in The Catlins we often stopped at the dairy in Wyndham for a burger. They did great burgers and it was a convenient place to stop and have refreshments when going on a drive.... Continue Reading →

Arid Alexandra in Central Otago

Our journey home from Wanaka didn't start till late in the day and when we got to Alexandra I suggested to Nigel that we break the journey there and take a motel for the night. The next morning after breakfast we drove to a lookout high above the town to take in the scenery. Central... Continue Reading →

Naturally Designed by Nigel

It was a real pleasure for me on Wed 6 Dec to accompany Nigel on a trip to Balclutha to visit the new subdivision named Plantation Heights with which he's involved through his company Growplan. Nigel is a Landscape Architect, based in Dunedin and actively working through Otago and Southland, and further afield by arrangement.... Continue Reading →

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