Daniel’s Blog

The Great Taste Trail

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Let me know if you'd like bicycles arranged for your ride along the Great Taste Trail whilst staying at Bronte. Trail Highlights: ● The trail passes beside the Waimea Estuary, home to a range of internationally significant bird species including the white heron. ● At Tapawera, cyclists will ride along an abandoned railway corridor through the Spooner rail tunnel, New Zealand’s longest decommissioned rail tunnel and past historic tobacco drying kilns (due for completion 2016/17). ● The route takes in Mapua, where riders can enjoy cottage industry shops, cafes and restaurants, and Motueka,...

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Fly & Blue Water Fishing In Nelson from Bronte Country Estate with Zane from Strike Adventure

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We had a great 2013-2014 fishing season! Our fly anglers were busy fishing special rivers during February, March, and April… Brian Whitestone, Calgary, Canada, Feb 2014: "Simply put, Zane is an outstanding guide.  His years of experience are obvious when it comes to finding and spotting fish, knowing the waters and putting the client in the best possible position to catch beautiful fish.  I really appreciated the fishing options offered, including ocean, lake and river trips.  Fishing with Zane is a real pleasure." Things have quietened...

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Art Expo Nelson 2014

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Friday 11th–Sunday 13th July 2014 Art Expo Nelson 2014 is a three-day show promoting artworks from more than 100 Nelson/Tasman and South Island artists. Take the chance to choose from over 1500 artworks in one location.  Unique and affordable art from the best of the region's painters, ceramists, sculptors, jewellers, glassworkers, photographers, and multi media talent.

With an onsite café to relax, chat, debate and deliberate over the surrounding art choices.   This is a Nelson event art lovers must not miss! Cash and carry. Eftpos available. Date(s) July 11–13 Time Friday...

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Nelson Chardonnay Rated New Zealand’s best 2014

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Kina Beach, a small Nelson vineyard, has topped the Autumn Chardonnay tasting held annually by WineNZ magazine for the second consecutive year. It is the first time in the eighteen-year history of the magazine that any wine producer has won back-to- back titles in a tasting of the same grape variety. The Kina Beach Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2011 was the only Chardonnay to be awarded five stars, beating off competition from throughout New Zealand. WineNZ Editor Martin Gillion says it is a stellar result, and attributes the double win to "the consistent quality of the fruit, the site and the skills...

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2013 WOW Awards Show Exhibition in Nelson

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The 2013 WOW® Awards Show Exhibition is a fresh, inspiring experience for all visitors and runs until May 2014. This exhibition showcases an incredible selection of this year's entries from the World Of WearableArt™ Awards Show. The hero garment for the exhibition is the 2013 Brancott Estate Runner Up to Supreme Award winner, 'Chica Under Glass'. This stunning fibreglass piece was borne out of the opportunity to create art without boundaries. Local WOW® designer Peter Wakeman created the garment by hand, using no moulds. 'Chica Under Glass' is accompanied by over 50 garments. There...

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