Monthly Archives: September 2013

Portrait of Andrew Stroonbergen, owner of Waikane Butchery standing holding sausages.

Waikanae Butchery goes mobile | Murray Lloyd Photography

 After two years of planning the big day has arrived and Andrew Stroonbergen and Peter Hedgecock load up Waikanae Butchery’s brand new Fiat Ducato Maxi van. The van was built in Holland and shipped to NZ so Andrew can supply his great produce to Wellington’s Chaffers Market on Sundays. Now, following an invitation from Joanne Welch at Summerset Retirement Village, Andrew drives his van around four retirement villages on the Kapiti Coast each Friday supplying the good folk with  lovely fresh meat and his famous smallgoods.

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Waikane Butcher Mobile Van parking.

Customers shopping for fresh veges in open air market.

Customers waiting at the Waikane Butcher Mobile Van.

Andrew weighing meat in the Waikane Butcher Mobile Van.

Andrew serving customer from the Waikane Butcher Mobile Van.

Andrew exchanging sausages for bananas at market.

Portrait of Andrew Stroonbergen holding his famous pork sausages
Andrew with his famous pork sausages
Bus Stop Cafe in Te Horo, New Zealand

Stop at the Bus stop Cafe | Murray Lloyd Photography

The bus came from Kahuna in Taranaki and Kirsty Green came from the café scene in Wellington – they are now united in the front yard of a Te Horo property she owns.

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Opened in May 2012 the beachy Bus Stop Café was buzzing the morning I visited. The delicious food is all homemade and the superb coffee would make you think you were in Wellington – at least 30 disappeared out the door in the short time I was photographing – along with all of the jam donuts and a pile of cheese puffs.

The message clearly is – arrive early.

Friands at the Bus Stop Cafe in Te Horo, New ZealandHello dolly slice at Bus Stop Cafe in Te Horo, New ZealandCheese Puffs at Bus Stop Cafe in Te Horo, New ZealandBlueberry muffins at Bus Stop Cafe in Te Horo, New Zealand

Open from 9-4 Fri-Sun the café even has eftpos however you don’t need to pay for the very convivial atmosphere Kirsty and her sidekick Sarah conjure up.

Sarah Main and Kirsty Green

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The not so secret Bus Stop Café is at 50 Dixon St, Te Horo Beach. The latest news is the cafe has reopened somewher close by. I will update as soon as I can.