Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RWC 2011 Smartphone users are in luck…

as at this stage there are now competing free apps for your Rugby World Cup 2011 attention.


First up was the official RWC 2011 app, for most flavours including Android.

Hot on the heels of that one, Fairfax comes along with there own…..

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free app too, this ones called Rugby Heaven, also on Android and others.


Its says it will feature some AR stuff with Grant Fox (maybe involve QR codes?) and also some commentaries from funnyman Leigh Hart.

10 days to go!

Daffodil Day was celebrated last Friday

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and guess who got dressed up?

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Even the local seagulls….

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appreciate a great spot to relax and take in the view.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Bishop, the King, the Queen….

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one evening this week…….they were all there in the usual Nelson sunshine, and spring hasn’t even officially started yet!

What time is it?

Its late August in the Nelson region…..


that means its whitebaiting time.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Caught up with an old friend ….

……yesterday evening at the Honest Lawyer (best pub name ever I reckon)

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and as the sun was going down it really was a great spot to be, and talk about ole times.

Spotted locally….


just love the bit in blue text.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Putting my Real Estate hat back on…

…..photo taken from the deck……

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this here is a perfect example of a 3 bedroom home in Nelson with a decent view – on at $369,000+.

(New to the market today)

Not hard to tell Rugby World Cup is near

everywhere you look

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there are these posters

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provided by the Nelson City Council

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and highlighting the teams that we will be hosting in 3 weeks time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sundays “Bootsale” picking up

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maybe on account of spring cleaning…..just a guess?

Sunday mornings at the carpark are a bit busier.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fabulous Day in Mot today watching Skydivers

Every year Skydive Abel Tasman host the Good Vibes Boogie,

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and 2011 was no different. Just for your information Skydive is voted the number 1 attraction in Mot on TripAdvisor.


It brings over 100 local and international skydivers together


in Motueka around this time of the year.


At least 3 planes


were busy spotted trying to keep all the busy


contestants in the air this year.


Why are these Skydivers shaking hands?

Discover BIG AIR Adventure in the Nelson Bays

Ok, but where’s the real ADVENTURE start…

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Centre of the photo is the new…

floating 29-metre pontoon wharf, well not really new as it was existing in another location.

Buxlink arriving

But its new to this new home location. Why?

The Nelson Mail quotes Captain Duncan of the port company as saying;

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle will utilise this pontoon from September to March as a base for its trips to the Abel Tasman National Park, with visiting superyachts able to tie up at the western side

"It's a better location for the superyachts visiting Nelson for access to restaurants, the town and that sort of thing."

Full article at the Nelson Mail here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

All I can say……


….is thank goodness Nelson never experiences these sort


of climatic interludes. Crickey, if we did, then all I could further mention……


…..would be “G*d help the rest of NZ.”




Because, if like me, you don’t watch the TV news regularly on account of its “incredible positivity”

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you may have missed the fact that this past week, many parts of Godsown were, for want of a better term,

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…..(in a “guess the car” sort of way) climactically challenged.

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But if you’d spotted Jim on Monday or Tuesday night, one thing may have taken your attention….or at least…should of.

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That thing……well Nelson, courtesy of our geography, well we were not affected by what happened to the rest of NZ.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Is this a “bespoke” treehouse or what?


I certainly find the joinery, sliding windows and all, appealing?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ohau Point residents on the move…

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It would seem that it wasn’t just the snow that was a major force in everyones thoughts this last few days.

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Courtesy of that lovely Polar Blast other residents found it tough too.

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No not just Happy Feet, I mean our fine fur covered friends here.

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I counted about 5 nearly on the roadway, they were already onto the bitumen,

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but luckily for them………..not quite on the main highway laneway this afternoon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A real Hoverbike…

Yes we had one here in Nelson.

Did it work?

You bet it did!


Sadly its just on display now. (with dummy model onboard)

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Actually was locally made too, from bits found at the Nelson Recycling Centre. Made the paper, local TV and even Discovery Channel TV.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Saturday morning walk…

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just doesn’t do the local Tahunanui Beach justice.

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Its such a fabulous place to start the day, seagulls flying……………

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…..dogs jumping & loving their walk at the beach, even fish jumping too.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fantastic Vintage Wagon

but locally its still operational….…and so said….possibly the best advertising medium available.

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Certainly most folk in town recognise it and can quote Leo’s name…so something must be working.

Ok a question for all browsers….?

First up IMAGE A.

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Pray tell which of these two images here looks better…more realistic…whatever…

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Second up …..IMAGE B.

……to you. I would love to gauge opinions of property lookers as to what looks better.

Or at the same time to your vision….what looks more appealing?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hold on….what was that?

No you weren’t seeing things. ………..


Yes that is  grandfather clock poking out of the roof of a Morris Minor.


Just a local second hand dealers advertising medium, taking advantage of folks interest in “Antiques Roadshow” I guess?

Monday, August 8, 2011

After the Storm

Just looked up last Sunday afternoon to see the storm had passed….

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….and there right next to it was blue sky….ah Nelson…”its back to usual.”