Friday, September 30, 2011

New Trend…or what?


certainly from an “welcome to spring….” introduction method…


it brought a smile to my dial.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fishing & Forestry…


two of the three F’s that are the backbone of our regional economy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Richmond welcomes the USA…


with just over an hour til kick-off it is great to see such


support from Richmond shops and merchants


for the USA rugby team that


arrived here over the weekend. The Tailgate party is in full swing.


The detail show by this Queen St tile shop was quite creative.


I’m sure they were made to feel welcome.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Richmonds main street


Queen St, looking in a westerly direction from above Hill St intersection.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nelson City…


viewed towards the east, taken from the Port Hills.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Feeling a bit guilty tonight….


whilst enjoying something that I really shouldn’t have been…..(healthy choices right?)


I happen to notice some of NZ’s finest were also partaking in prior mentioned health food….


umm where did they come from……


turns out I didn’t have to look too far away….


yup very unusually for Port Nelson two of the NZ Navy patrol ships…….


…. were in Port Nelson at the same time….


…and yes there is a reason why they’re here, the occasion that justifies this dual visit…..


….is the official unveiling by new Governor-General Jerry Mateparae ……


early on Sunday morning at a dawn ceremony of the 28th (Maori) Battalion waharoa or gateway sculpture at Anzac Park.

Nelson Street scene – Port Hills


admittedly the tide was low, and that’s noticeable inside the Haven.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Only Nelsonians will get this…


interesting juxtaposition today. Foreground is obviously light aviation zone at Nelson Airport.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Over there yonder….beyond the houses, the estuary…

can a photo be had that’s worth the time it took to wait for that “right time?”

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Yup…even in local Nelson town….. I reckon it is still possible?

How, cause I paid my mate up there in control of the Sun…to turn it on at just the right moment!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nelsons multi-million dollar pipe duplication project….

…continues unabated…as I guess it should….


….because just like happened a few hundred km’s south (as the crow flies) …“the earth can react” & you don’t get any warning.


Big & Small…


all in Port on the one day. And do Nelsonians love fresh fish….or what?!?

Mike Wards presence is felt….


next to his trike that is….and  what I spotted was the different flags he has on his visibility mast. Go Mike!

Seems…paparazzi I am not…..

…..because try as I might I couldn’t keep up with the bus driver.


I suspect he was trained in Maranello! Anyway this is as close as I ever got!

Even one of the Main streets of Nelson is flashing….


the importance to us locally of what starts tomorrow.

In days to come….

we’ll find out the reason for this massive large local photo….that had no verbage – words attached to it…..


At this stage all is not clear?

Who’d have thought that….

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….in the light of day ….and the rain tonight…


….that a Nelsonians life could be so spectacular…. something like this…

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…and this...what I’d have to basically call a “ panorama factory” that is…C360_2011-09-19 17-30-27

….could look ok…on such a regular basis?

Could this massive sunshine event tonight….doing all it can to be seen through the clouds….storm clouds in fact….could it be an omen for the Italians in tomorrows Rugby World Cup match…..that follows the re-enactment game at the Botanic’s.

Don’t forget that Nelson has the distinction of being the place where the first game of rugby was ever played in New Zealand.

What the heck… it anyway!

_Monday Night

I can’t say whether I really like it or not?………but actually this weird photo is about as close as was possible to how I saw to tonight’s combo of pouring rain and the fab Nelson sun getting ready to go to bed over the western ranges. Guess that’s why we live here….a different….and by that I mean a “different” panorama every night of the year.

Rugby World Cup 2011 1st Nelson matchup tomorrow…


Its spring in Nelson 2011.


It was only a few short weeks back it wasn’t looking like it was….

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…even though September was well under way……

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….but by mid September everything is yellow,

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and there’s some timely extra additions to the park as well, in time for the kick off to Nelson’s part to play in this years 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Friday, September 16, 2011

That Green Bridge


that allows Collingwood St to cross the Maitai River


has had some colourful additions recently.

Another pic here, prior to its 2009 painting over at Flickr.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Very calm seas…


to leave off from Tahunanui Beach, for a morning saunter.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Movie Set in town…


on the set of the Kiwi Flyer movie in Collingwood St.