Monday, September 28, 2009


When those trees are ready. cut them down. In the top right of the photo you'll see a logging crew harvesting what they usually do. Bottom left is The Cathedral with the Rutherford Hotel to its right front.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Older Buildings

AS a consequence of Nelsons early start, in NZ terms that is, we are fortunate to have many delightful older buildings and churches around town.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Great Sunset over Tahunanui Beach

Makes for a very pleasing waterfront drive (or bike or walk) home in the evenings for many Nelson City workers.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Island For Sale

Seems someone had too much time on their hands.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

All Sorts we have........

All sorts of different ships visit one of Australia's largest fishing ports, Nelson.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seaside Walk

The footpath that travels alongside Rocks Road is a place where you'll see walkers out enjoying the fresh air. As you can tell from the photo, yesterday was just another of those famous Nelson days.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Amazing Sunset last night

When I photographed it this is all I got, I couldn't catch on image the rainbow like arcs radiating out from the setting sun, it sure looked great.

With a little bit of help from HDR you can see just a little bit more of the effect that I saw.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Isel Park Pigeon BirdHouse

As a kid I remember enjoying summer holidays playing in Isel Park.

Although these days there are less & less of the beautiful old 150yr old trees - recent storms over the last decade have decimated them unfortunately.

But in amongst it all there is a couple of grand size bird houses like these.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Panorama Heights

Most of the homes in the top section of Panorama Drive have great views.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monaco View - at the ready!

There's no doubt this keen local fisherman is always "at the ready."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Stadium

Over beyond the Netball Courts is our recently completed multi million dollar sports centre.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Before lunch shot, and .........

around tea time.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monaco View

Low Tide Outlook from the western side of Monaco, Nelsons secluded almost "holiday" like peninsula suburb. Practically surrounded by water and with only one road in and out it was long favoured in the early days where city residents would have their "holiday bach."
The view is looking out, in a north easterly direction, toward one of the two seawater entrances to the South Islands largest estuary, Waimea Estuary. That's Rabbit Island centre of photo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Quayside Apartments

Over the last decade or so quayside / waterfront Apartment living has been introduced to the region.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Yup we got one too.

Yes Nelson has its own ex London Red Double Decker bus.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nelsons Day in the Sun

Today kicks off our regions start for the build-up to the Rugby World Cup in 2011, exactly 2 years away today.
Nelson will be hosting two pool matches, both involving the Italian team.
Todays event was the long lunch, read more here.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nelson Airport

Panorama shot above of Nelson Airport. Looking down from the Princes Drive lookout and in a south westerly direction. Beyond the airport is the Waimea Inlet , the largest estuary in the South Island of New Zealand.

Depending on who you talk to, its New Zealands 4th or 5th busiest airport. Although Hamilton seems to be questioning that 4th rating of late on grounds of more international flights that have commenced their, over the last 12 months.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Seaside Village of Mapua

Many lifestylers have moved into this area over the last 10-15 years. As its about 15-20 minutes at max to most parts of Nelson its been popular with new residents who still desire a bit of "country life" but in many cases work in Richmond, Stoke or Nelson.

And the fact that the whole area from Mapua up past Cable Bay is seaside hasn't been lost on locals either.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Morning, Noon and Sunset - my view


Alternative Morning Shot - out towards the bay

Mid Day

Sunset, you can't really see the halo like rainbow effect that was there, it was sublime

Friday, September 4, 2009

Matai River

Meandering through the city of Nelson is the Matai River.
As its only 3 -4 minute walk from most parts of the city, many workers enjoy a short break riverside to eat their lunch in relaxed surroundings.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Restful but not just in Retirement

There are many bowling clubs scattered around the Nelson / Tasman Bays area, and although usually associated with retired folk, of late their has been renewed interest from youngsters.
In fact some of the local schools have got on board and run competitions now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nelson Boys College Quadrangular Tournament

Every 4 years in Winter, Nelson Boys College, NZ's home of Rugby, hosts the "Quadrangular Tournament" This year they hosted the 83rd such tournament. Its been happening this way since 1925. Nelson College, Wanganui Collegiate, Christ's College and Wellington College teams compete at one of their colleges each year, and thats why it takes 4 years to get back here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kayaking in the Haven

Enjoying a gentle cruise on the protected waters of the Nelson Haven.