Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Photo made the TV One News…

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well actually the weather spot with Jim it was…

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…however considering he probably gets 100 photos a day ,its still nice to know he considered it a contender.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One of the Coolest things I saw this weekend…

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in our faire town of Nelson.

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Suspect out of the Mini Nationals,

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the Hotrods and all the American Classics here for Labour weekend,

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perhaps this guy just wanted to make a stand?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What a BLOCK coincidence…but a real meaningful one all the same….

 

…as most Nelsonians know we are around about 24hrs away from finding out who wins The Block NZ 2013.

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And particularly of interest to Nelsonians, is that out of the 4 couples competing with their 4 separate and individual homes, is Loz & Tom Heaphy from Nelson.

Well here’s something that I personally thought was very interesting.

Ruby, who is Loz’s grandmother read out this poem to a training session my wife attended recently, but she only told me about it today. And really - you deserve it to yourself to read. I thought it quite profound.

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And on behalf of Nelsonians for tomorrow, Wednesday night, go Loz & Tom!!!!

Kids in sport stay out of cou*t…

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and there is absolutely no way if your children grow up in Nelson that that shouldn’t be your experience too.

Monday, October 28, 2013

FSPO Raroa sure made a splash…

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when they arrived this morning.

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Support vessel Pacific Ranger putting on quite

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the show with her water cannons.

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And in comparison to yesterdays webcam shot….

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She certainly fills the picture waterside,  in this webcam shot from Port Nelson.

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And courtesy of the hills around town there were plenty of great vantage points

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to watch the proceedings.

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And it seems film them too.

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Some it would seem, had a grandstand view!

Songer St, Stoke…

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…looking in a north west direction down to Monaco.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Well that was close…

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you might have noticed that Port Nelsons webcam

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does not show any large ship tied up…

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just too windy it would seem

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to risk coming through The Cut at present, although most units are still out there, a window might still be available later this afternoon.

Two guys spotted me this week…

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taking their photos…first was this guy taking the….

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appropriately named “healthy box” into a brand new Nelson gym.

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And the second chap…well from a distance I did not see him….

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but at 60x zoom, its quite obviously he saw me.

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Actually really concentrating on this series of pics, this chap must have asked another guy because it appears they have different coloured shirts?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

NZ Mini Nationals - Nelson 2013

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A long weekend seems as good an excuse

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as any for 80+ Morris Minis

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(some of their later ….

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….BMW brethren are here to)

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to get together ..

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…and chat about cars.

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Well Minis actually…

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and a couple of others too?

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Did you know that these Mokes

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are about to make a comeback?

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And our own Nelson bred …….

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…..World Speed Record Mini was there in person for all to view too.

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Included was a story about how it started….

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Even closed off the top of Trafalgar St for this display.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Grand Final Day - likely to be years….

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…before you’ll see as many superlatives / cliches thrown around Nelson in one day again…

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...or then again maybe again in 12mths time? Entertainment starts tonight at 5:45pm and the main match kicks off at 7:35pm.

Go the Makos!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013