Archive for October, 2012

Moutere Artisans Labour Day Weekend

Moutere Artisans Weekend, Upper Moutere

The Moutere is showcasing the Moutere Artisans this Labour Day Weekend.  The regions foremost food and drink producers, artists and accommodation providers are collectively opening their doors to welcome visitors from near and far.

Neudorf Vineyards, Peckham’s Cider,Himmelsfeld Vineyard, Woollaston Estates, Harakeke Farm, Kahurangi Estate, Moutere Inn, Sunset Valley Vineyard

Neudorf Dairy, Neudorf Olives, Moutere Gold, Moutere Strawberries, Neudorf Mushrooms

Icon Centre of Contemporary Art, Michael MacMillan Gallery, Anna Barnett Pottery, Pegleg Woodwork, Barlett & Gold Gallery

The Mudcastle, Lancewood Villa, Neudorf Hall, Kahurangi Estate Vineyard Cottage

Blackbird Valley Western Pleasure Horse Trekking

The Moutere Artisan group have a website and also a facebook page

Harakeke Winery Cellar Door

Intense cat!

Himmelsfeld Vineyard

Cheesemakers at Neudorf Rd

Owen Bartlett Gallery, Upper Moutere






Nelson City Cathedral Criterium – Nelson Cycle Fest 2012

Nelson Cycle Fest 2012

Superb Weather for the 2012 Nelson City Cathedral Criterium blessed this unique race. Riders race on a tight circuit around Nelson’s famous Cathedral, which most spectators will not appreciate has a tough uphill section on every lap.

Many more photos on facebook

A Grade –

B Grade –

C Grade –

DE Grade –

Juniors –

D Grade clips in for the Nelson City Crit

D Grade sets of from the start line.

Felix Laufkotter wins the B Grade sprint

Felix Laufkotter wins the B grade sprint.

Peter Angelsey - Nice colour coordination!

Negotiating the tight turn at the top of the course.

Murray Cameron

Murray Cameron MCs the Nelson City Cathedral Criterium 2012.

Ross Ellison

Ross Ellison – President of Tasman Wheelers Cycling Club.

A Grade in front of the Cathedral steps

A Grade lines up for the start

Daniel Ellison

Daniel Ellison

Kieran Hambrook

Kieran Hambrook


2011 Nelson City Criterium Photos

I will be photographing and maybe riding (scary thought!!) around the Cathedral in Nelson this Sunday.  Here are some photos from last years racing.

Nelson City Cathedral Criterium - Murray Cameron MC

Murray C – hey – MC

Start of the Kids Racing

Before the off at the Cathedral steps in sunny Nelson.

Nelson Cycle Fest

Stop it Murray – you’ll scare ’em off.

Nelson Cycle Fest - kids racing can be serious stuff!

A grade starters at the Nelson City Cathedral Criterium

A Grade about to start.

George Bennett turns the tight corner around the back of the Cathedral

George Bennett makes easy work of the Nelson Cathedral circuit.

Kieran Hambrook

Kieran Hambrook flat out around one of the fastest corners on the Cathedral circuit.

Dean Fulton

Dean Fulton at the highest point on the circuit behind Nelson Cathedral.




Nelson Wineart 2012 New Release Tasting Event

Nelson Wineart Launch 2012

Held at the Boat House on Wakefield Quay to celebrate the 2012 release wines from our local Nelson and Tasman Vineyards and Wineries.

“David took great photographs at the Nelson Wineart new release tasting that really captured the vibrant atmosphere of the event – many thanks”

Gisela Purcell, General Manager, Nelson Wineart

Brightwater Vineyards


Ruby Bay Vineyards


Rimu Grove Winery


The Wineart Tasting was a sold out event


Wine Tasting as a science


Blackenbrook Vineyards - Cleave Shearer tops up his glass


Nelson Wineart 2012 Launch Event


Nelson Wineart 2012 Launch Event


The latest Wine fashion


The Boathouse, Nelson NZ

Wild Tomato Magazine

Photos from the Wineart 2012 New Release Tasting were published in Wild Tomato magazine.

Wineart 2012 Launch photos in Wild Tomato magazine