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?
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?
Eagle eyed browsers amongst you will note, after a cursory glance at the above figures, that there is just a tad over 107hrs difference between Nelson and the next place down last years winner.
I’ve attempted to illustrate that difference with the above graphic.
The above figure illustrates the amount of extra sunshine that Nelson did get per day (on average), each & every day in 2011, here in the Top of the South, more than any other town or city last years winner, Whakatane.