Where does the Sun set Wintertime in Nelson?

June 2012

Well here you go, no need to wonder anymore….

Mid Winters sunset...

these photos were taken yesterday evening, and although not technically the shortest day of the year, as its a day later…..it will give you an idea of where the sun sets in the “middle of winter” in New Zealands sunshine capital, Nelson. Have added a couple more photos over at Nelsonians Life too, right here.

 

June 23 2012 | Buyers and General and Nelson and photography and retirement | No Comments »

As if you needed another reason….?

May 2nd, 2012

Woe be-tide me if I did not bring you this update.

A Record for sunny Stoke.

It is Stoke’s day in the sun with the announcement that April 2012 was the suburb’s sunniest on record…..while the wider region basked in temperatures almost a degree above average.

I’d have plenty of local feed back that would suggest I was not being the Stoke area specialist, if I did not bring this factoid to your attention, now…wouldn’t I?
But notice in the above article online, the highlighted link.?
I’ll help you out here and now and show you that LINK.
Full replica of the print article is right here.
CREDIT – www.stuff.co.nz/nelsonmail

May 02 2012 | Buyers and Nelson and Sellers and The Market | No Comments »

Could Nelson be on track for a World Record?

April 18th, 2012

Perhaps, if the past weeks events unfold at the speed at which they have, the answer is quite probably, yes.

Like a bolt out of the blue, and according to the TV interview with John Campbell this 616kg monster is what John McKay has achieved after only 18 months…what does the future hold?

Well for a start, Johns daughter Anika made the podium too, her efforts earning her 2nd place in the same competition.

To see whats “in the local water” and watch the video interview, head on over to Nelsonians Life.

April 18 2012 | General and Nelson and Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of NZs most popular family destinations is…

Monday 9th April 2012

The NZ Property Report covering March 2012 was interesting reading last week. One thing it did highlight was that Queenstown / Central Otago Lakes still has NZ’s highest seasonally adjusted asking price for a residential property.

They were closely followed by…..no guesses here….. Auckland.

However sitting back, in so called bronze place was another town in NZ, with way less than even 10% of the population of Auckland, and that part of  NZ was, my home.

Yes, the Nelson region it was.

March 2012 - NZ Asking Prices (CREDIT - www.realestate.co.nz)

As the chart above depicts, it sure does re-enforce the popularity of the region, and yet again confirms why this issue of Nelson region property pricing dominates local “headlines”, as depicted here in the media earlier this year?

Just to reassure, can there be other reasons?

Well possibly….

1] Are we a growing region?

2] With all this up/down motion, is there any stability in Nelson home prices?

3] Population wise, not being a capital city or so, what about the future for house prices in Nelson?

4] David, could there be any other reason to explain why Nelson is so popular?

5] Our main beach, Tahunanui Beach, is one of NZs most popular.

6] On the whole, Nelsonian residents live closer to the sea, than any other place in New Zealand!

You can view the complete NZ Property Report for the whole country online - HERE.

April 09 2012 | Buyers and Nelson and New Zealand and Sellers and Stats / Sales Data and The Market | No Comments »

Tahunanui Beach, Nelson very high and low tides this weekend

Saturday, April 7th 2012

Around about this time of year each year, very close to the full moon,

the place in New Zealand with the highest tides, also sees some of NZ’s lowest tides.

 

There is no better place to see and experience that for yourself than down at our “world famous in NZ” beach, Tahunanui. one of New Zealands favourite family beaches,

and not far away from NZ’s and the Southern Hemispheres largest motor camp, the Tahuna Beach holiday camp. Whether it was kids building sandcastles,

or young girlfriends getting some snaps for their future modelling portfolios, everyone was smiling.

Yesterday afternoon, my lovely wife & I decide to go for a stroll.

However whence one noted no parking for 100′s of metres, it turned out I wasn’t the only one that was thinking this way on a glorious, typically sunny Nelson afternoon.

No, it turned out to be us, and about 5 ~ 600 others had exactly the same idea, Good Fridays version of an “Indian Summer” ……

….had everyone out enjoying it. With such a low tide, I just had to see how far you could walk out….

and if you check my Panoramio page here, you’ll see exactly what I mean, a fair distance to put it midly.

So don’t forget, today around 4pm and tomorrow Sunday about 4:45pm, there are very low tides late each afternoon, head on down and experience it for yourself. Even saw some folk swimming, must be from Invercargill I reckon? :-)

Many more NELSON PHOTOs over at my www.Pan0ramio.com page

April 07 2012 | Buyers and General and Nelson and New Zealand and retirement | No Comments »

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