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Paddock to Plate 2018

Paddock to Plate 2018

10 April 2018

Sun, delicious local food, very ‘fine’ wine, an ebullient host and ‘saucy’ open-mic stories – Yes, it’s the annual Two ‘Paddocks to Plate’ Lunch for the...

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My Place

My Place

5 April 2018

His acting work takes him around the globe, but Sam Neill can’t wait to get back to the place he’s in love with – Otago. Here's an article...

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Haymaking: Early Days

Haymaking: Early Days

4 December 2017

So. First blog for ages since the Prop has been sulking about the upgrading of our site for ages. Speaking of which, this agonising process is...

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Harvest Lunch 2017

Harvest Lunch 2017

24 November 2017

We've been a little slow on this. But trust us it was fabulous! Book your place for the next lunch NOW. Seats are scarce! Saturday 24th...

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The Prop Awakes

The Prop Awakes

25 April 2017

Charlie Pickering’s Worst Nightmare We had a visit from the excellent Charlie Pickering (comedian and TV Current Affairs Host from ABC Australia on The Week), not so...

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Clive James Writes...

Clive James Writes...

15 March 2017

In the Guardian. And is strangely nice about the Prop."Clive James: ‘I couldn't believe how non-weird Sam Neill was.’" Here's a link to the article>> Performers do best...

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Show Down

Show Down

27 February 2017

Comedian vs Cartoonist STEVE BELL2 This week we were very pleased to welcome perhaps the World #1 Cartoonist – Steve Bell of the Guardian UK –...

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Onward and Upward!

Onward and Upward!

23 February 2017

Onward And Upward ! In which we blow our own trumpets And tubas . Screen Shot 2017 02 23 at 12.37.29 AM As we march into a strangely...

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The Private Paddock: A Club

The Private Paddock: A Club

29 November 2016

Yes, we know it sounds ... well ... kind of poncey. But for a multitude of reasons, we've decided to rationalize our present rather random visit programme,...

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Private Paddock Club Guidelines

Private Paddock Club Guidelines

17 November 2016

*Some Provisional Club Guidelines* 1. It will not be this kind of club wc dancing2 But dancing is encouraged anyway. Particularly in the orchard. 2. There will be...

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Pigging Out

Pigging Out

21 September 2016

A dirty weekend and its consequences. So, our worst fears have been this week confirmed. Imogen Poots, our comely saddleback sow, has given birth to four piglets to...

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