Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nelson Opera In The Park 2011

Feb 15th, 2010

Is coming next week-end, and if its like every other year, thousands of Nelsonians will turn out to hear Aivale Cole, one of the world’s leading tenors in Benjamin Makisi, and The Topp Twins.

All ably backed up by the North Island based Vector Wellington Orchestra

Setting up for 2010 event at Tahunanui

Opera in the Park is part of the Nelson Summer Festival, the location seems to be moving around a bit too.

For some years it was held out at Saxtons Fields……..

Click to go Nelson360 site for a Gigapixel version of this Panorama

last years was with a record breaking crowd rumoured to number 15,000 at Tahunanui (as Nelson360.co.nz’s fabulous navigable panorama above depicts)

In 2011, the gates will open at 5.30pm next Saturday night, 26th Feb down at Trafalgar Park, Nelson City,  for a 7.30 ~ 10.00pm show.

Related Links;

http://summerfestival.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/nelson-opera-in-the-park/

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2011/feb/nelson/opera-in-the-park

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Nelson Real Estate Home Sales Report – January 2011

Feb 12th, 2011

Under what one would term normal circumstances, REINZ would probably have reported Monday at 10am the results for Jan 2011, however……as always times and things change……in fact  “speed up.”

Great to see actually, good for the citizenry of Aoteroa to not have to wait till mid month, but to now know with impunity the sales results of the previous month….little more than a week after the close off of  the prior one.

Caught me on the hop tonight being a Friday night and all that..…but let’s extrapolate and update you with the “now” official info in a sort of digestible format, here and now anyway.

Officially we have a median of $330,000……(and for some weird reason which kinda escapes me right now my calcs show it as $330,700.)

Again, officially the REINZ (Real Estate Institute NZ) report for confirmed sales in Jan 2011 as ;

…..the median price eased up from $329,500 in Dec to $330,000 in Jan 2011

Jan 2010 had 61 residential property sales vs 49 in Jan of this 2011, so not really figures to pop the cork on yet….but need I be the one to remind you of Nelsons historical situation.

Heres the official word from the Real Estate Institute f New Zealand;

In Nelson City the median price eased up from $329,500 in December to $330,000 last month, an increase on the January 2010 median of $315,000. Sales volume decreased from 64 in December and 61 in January 2010 to 49 last month.

Thanks David

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Agents: your next Smartphone is….

Feb 11th, 2010

Would you like some Android with that……..

What a difference a year makes in the technology stakes department.

After exploding out of the gate in 2009, Android devices continue their astounding marketshare rampup.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 2010
(Thousands of Units)

Actually, if you check out the above graph, you can see that even application developers have no choice, on a purely business basis, to also join that march.

Gartner (Feb 2011) report;

In the smartphone operating system (OS) market, ”Android grew 888.8 percent in 2010 and moved to the No. 2 position. Android sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 continued to be driven by broad availability of many high-end products from HTC (Desire range, Incredible and EVO), Samsung (Galaxy S) and Motorola (Droid X, Droid 2).

Maybe iPhone 5 will change that, but something tells me, maybe ……

Question – Westpac & realestate.co.nz, ANZ, National Bank, NZPost, Kiwibank, etal plus others like FixmyStreet. ….. isn’t it about time for an Android version of your apps?

DISCLOSURE – I do not own an iPhone, I happen to be in the Samsung Galaxy space.

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2011 Nelson Webcams Update

Feb 3rd 2011

Courtesy of Takeabreak, Nelson has a selection of various publicly browser accessible Webcams scattered around the town.
I was reminded of that whilst viewing the amount of live TCYasi footage on Ustream via the different webcams and iPhones over the last few days. To that end, I noticed its been at least 14 months since I updated you with the Nelson webcam details.

Who knows, if you’re looking to buy a home / or an investment property in Nelson, then this way you can get to check out the yearly seasons beforehand.

Above one looks out at the entrance to “The Cut” where 99.9% of all ships come & go to gain entry/exit to Port Nelson (Open Day coming up don’t forget) , The Haven and the marina.

From high on Princes Drive, this webcam looks out over Nelson Airport, the adjacent Nelson Golf Club, and over Blind Channel towards Rabbit Island centre of shot.

One of New Zealands favourite holiday / honeymoon spots, Kaiteriteri.

The Richmond area was in the later half of last decade nominated as one of New Zealand’s fastest growing suburbs/towns. Sponsored by the Tasman District Council this webcam offers up views of Richmond, the Waimea Plains and the estuarine Waimea Inlet to the right of shot.

Our “world famous in NZ” local beach, Tahunanui Beach is where thousands of Kiwis come to spend their summer holidays. There’s a couple here, this one looks over the beach, with the “Back Beach” off to the left, and the next one below…..

Takes a closer look at the area where the Kite Surfing crowds regularly congregate, and a perfect way for someone to check out the available winds before heading down to the beach.

In addition to these, the Tasman District Council also sponsor another 3 webcams. (4 in total)

These are located at ;

1] pointing south (upstream) on the scenic Motueka River at Woodstock.
2] this cam is pointing south looking over Lake Rotoiti towards the Mount Robert Range in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
3] Located on the hills above Richmond, this camera is pointing roughly west across Richmond and the Waimea Plains towards the Mount Arthur Range. (this is the one also mentioned above)
4] Over the Takaka Hill in Golden Bay, this cam is at the southern end of Golden Bay, at Port Tarakohe, looks south west along Pohara Beach.

look for this on the lefthand sidebar to get swift access to the web-cams

look for this on the lefthand sidebar to get swift access to the web-cams

If you are after quick access to the top mentioned cams, then I have just updated the webcam links on my left hand sidebar.

UPDATE 9:29pm

– not 100% but I think the links above are “kinda live” …..so if the pics you see are black then that’s whats happening in front of that particular web-cam right now…its dark because………well……its night-time…..??

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