Yes that’s right – spotted locally. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all suggesting the craze started in Nelson.
after watching a Top Gear episode a few weeks back…I’m pretty sure,…….
……. but stand to be corrected, that this was one of the oldest cars in the world.
However its quite possible that this particular one was a replica but I don’t know. It was on display, and (after a time) working too.
This pic was taken at a past Nelson Kite Festival, a massive annual event usual held in late Jan each summer at Neale Park in Nelson.
Here is regular Nelson based Atlantis, she was the ship who came to the rescue….
…..of the stricken Oyang 70, 400 miles east of Dunedin in the Southern Ocean last year with the unfortunate situation that developed there.
Nelson Mail article - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4035151/Three-dead-three-missing-as-fishing-boat-sinks
that local seaside services are making to bring the “big fellas” in.
Hey sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan…
….but its Nelson, so the services are there within minutes and the whole situation is fixed quickly.
What do you do when you have a multi million dollar Tuna fishing boat
and all of a sudden….she needs a bit more
than just a simple touch up.
Well you call up the folks on the waterfront in Nelson, New Zealand.…that’s just what you do.
They have “experience” in those multi million dollar refits…
After all its not the first time we’ve had some “big metal” here for some “extra” work is it?
If there is one “top of mind” memory that I retain from my “growing up” days back in the early 80’s here in Nelson (well other than buying that fab fur hat & boots from that Russian fishermen) it was that pilot in the Hughes 500 heli that was off one of the first major Purse Seiners to dock at Port Nelson.
He did acrobatics over the Port back then….that was pretty spectacular back in 1980.
I’m sure there must be a few Nelsonians who remember that!
Nelson Capt M J Souza above
Proving that we have the stuff, the “Western Pacific” (pictured top) is the third “lass” up on the hard over the last 7-9 month, She looks like she’s in for a major bit of “kit” work, and the good news is that all of the associated services / trades at Port Nelson can do it.
And how do I know that……
mainly on account of the fact that the expenditure required to get “such” equipment to take a photo like this would surely put the local bank manager into spasms….is why!
But hey, thanks NASA, because this “shot from space”…….well, it really is one of the best aerial shots I’ve ever seen of the Top of the South.
I’ll just let the captions speak for themselves today.
As the third secondary school in New Zealand, it certainly has had an history.
There’s a signboard just near the main building that details many other items about the schools history too.
Not 100m from a sign at
Nelson College commemorating Nelsons
spot as the birthplace of Rugby in New Zealand was a rugby fixture this afternoon.
And yes, there are two teams here,
Even though its very difficult to tell Nelson College boys
from Christchurch Boys High,
that was who was playing today 14th July 2011.
bit muddy huh?
and probably not the warmest
game of rugby
these lads have
ever played I bet.
They were giving it “their all”
and eagerly supported by the
crowd on the embankments
Youngsters from the nearby Hampden St Primary School were enjoying the day too.
Oh and the result after a close match was Nelson 13 Christchurch 10.
A photo of a mud covered rugby player made the front page of the paper Friday too (unfortunately not one of mine though) and had an accompanying story.