Monday, July 29, 2013

I might be mistaken…but

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when Sealords MV Otakou came thru The Cut the other day …

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….well…..she definitely looked like she had “a load: on.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weird…but sometimes just,

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…..the basics, air, water, sun, sand, surf, are enough to get you through the day…

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….and in Nelson we are lucky enough…..

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… to have that in ”spades” as these photos taken over a 24hr period show. Oh…and about 3-4kms apart? Walking distance I hear you rightly say! Yes – correct.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pray, tell…

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…why would you spend NZD$750 on this number plate?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spotted this morning

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alongside Rocks Rd, not everyday you see these visitors to our shores.

Wow … what a night…

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…here’s how the Nelson Mail reported it…

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and after experiencing it myself on the last night Sunday…

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got to say “absolutely fabulous” ..

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Nelson must continue this and grow it each year…this is certainly

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…right up there …or could be in a few short years

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…with the likes of WOW!

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I mean we had 1/3 the population of…(and as you can see below by the amount of the younger gen that showed up)

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our town visited the event over a period of…

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…just 3 nights…and just to remind you, this was just the inaugural event…

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…what does that say about….

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…. the  future potential in 2014?!?

Like always…I can’t…and therefore you can’t also … can’t see how fabulous it was unless you were there…..for example especially that last photo which was trying to show you our local depiction of a rainbow over a bridge, it was simply brilliant…. maybe next year?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Masterchef NZs Runner Ups Shop…

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after Nelsonians have endured weeks of seeing this sign…

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its gone, amd doors are ready for you….and through the glass the menu looks plenty ok

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What lies yonder …

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Do Nelsonians really know what this street corner hides?

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A gentle babbling brook for a start….

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a “very tranquil” little reserve indeed.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sincerely…this ain’t “Nelson normal” …but…

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…then again it would seem that we aren’t the only ones experiencing “unusual weather” lately.

Another blast from the past…the P76 Leyland…

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….and serendipity indeed, another model of the same ilk was in the paper….

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…this past week for winning the Paris to Peking rally recently.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Yes I know…

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…I’ve been on this earth quite a while, but hey I’m still going, better than most of my year?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Air Nelson Q300 taking off..

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with Stokes waterside suburb of Monaco centre, and the Waimea Estuary beyond that.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Maybe the Largest Ship built in Nelson…

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according to the reports coming in last week is this one above the MV Morobe Rainforest.

According to this report, she had a midnight launch

A local PNG report (local to the vessels destination that is) quotes…

….biggest slice of the cake at K10 million went into purchasing a multi-purpose MV Morobe Rain Forest, a 30 metre double decker coastal vessel made of aluminium.

Press Release can be found here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What you can’t see….

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is the monumental size of these, they are absolutely…. just massive,

The road north out of..

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Kaikoura, always… leaves you in no doubt how majestic NZ scenery is.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Spotted today ~ in Kaikoura’s Main St…

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…but to all intents and purposes, should be….

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ABSOLUTELY compulsory at every crossing….except perhaps for school ones at opening and closing times.