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New Year, New Air New Zealand Safety Video, with a Bear……

I’ve spoken before about the fabulous job Air New Zealand does with their “Bare Essentials of Safety” safety videos, you know… ones like this one and the ones included in this post here….

Well its 2013 now and time for a new one, starring none other than Bear Grylls. Well worth a watch before you board.

And just in case you can’t find one of the earlier versions…here you go above.

Is Nelson Unique in New Zealand?

December 4th, 2012

Check out this chart that I have “borrowed” from the NZ Property Investors Association national magazine…

IMAGE – Courtesy NZ Property Investors Magazine

…and then tell me what you think? (Like all my pics, click on it it for higher res image – its easier to read for “boomers” like me.)

The stats come from Statistics NZ, but thanks to the NZ Property Investors Mag I don’t have to go there and compile them tonight.

Like usual though….if you wanna know more, or more importantly, want to know how to interept these stats in the context of our Dec 2012 Nelson real estate market.. …you know who to call.

Still more Weekly info on the region

July 16th 2012

In our region we have one main daily newspaper, The Nelson Mail, published each afternoon, usually available in Newsagents and dairies around noon.

We also happen to have The Leader which is published weekly as well.

just the facts, the Good News facts....

And rounding out the selection, we have the two weekly “good news only” papers……..The Nelson Weekly and The Waimea Weekly.

Two Editions back,  the Nelson / Waimea Weekies announced they had just undergone a revamp of their website, so I thought I should ensure that you are aware of same.

Head on over there, or rather click here to be taken there now.

Students halt traffic

Serendipity, I’m pretty sure its called. Right place, right time & all that sort of stuff.

There I was in the middle of town just before lunch today, and notice a large bunch of students gathering.

Turns out I didn’t have to wait long to see what it was about…..having traveled only about another 5 ~ 10m down the footpath, I heard this noise, turned around….

and….well here’s the video. Quality I agree is wanting, but only had my mobile phone with me at the time. So it was either take it or not….I decided to film it.

Welshmans Nelson investment sees 9967% return….

April 26th, 2012

….in less than one week, and its not over yet!

True Story.

According to the local paper, the Nelson Mail, Welsh tourist & backpacker Tim Bow likes garage sales. Using the words of the papers reporter, it would seem he even appears to have “a passion” for it.

Well it looks like this passion has really paid off for the traveler this time around.

Antiques Roadshow would have a simple antipodean believe that in smalltown NZ, only 200 year old Aoteroa, there just aren’t any surprises left to be found?

...this is the cover of the book he found in a box.....

Well this Welshman found one, locally, last weekend.

...and inside this book, in this $5 box of books, he found this.....

Here’s the kicker….

He bought the book as part of a $5 pile of books in the sale, but hoped to sell it for much more.

Is he on the right track here?

Well..….with still three days still to go on his auction site listing…his $5 investment is sitting there on the Trademe auction site, as of last glance, at a “not too unhealthy bid level” of NZD$1500.

Interesting to see he is thinking of the Commonwealth too, after Trademe user “Vat” asked Tim, whether he thought USA based Ebay would have given him a better shot of the $$$……

Tim replied above….

Perhaps even, the Enid Blyton society may look “downunder.” As a youngster I read all the books, and absolutely loved them all. Today….all of them put together would probably account for the first half of the first episode of some Xbox/Playstation shoot’em up.

But….. back then, they let your imagination do what it was really meant too!

Sunday, even apart from this Indian Summer weather we are all finding “most enjoyable”, should be an interesting day.

CREDIT – Nelson Mail (www.stuff.co.nz/nelsonmail )

UPDATE 10:15am 27-04-2012 – bidding now at NZD$3260!! I’m thinking everyone will be checking books at yard/garage/boot sales just a little bit more thoroughly now? Lets hope they are genuine bids.

UPDATE: 8:16pm 29-04-2012 – seems the gene pool has again been hammered tonight, after it eventuated that the winning bid was reduced to NZD$1510. Perhaps a spell on Ebay may have been worth a hit.

UPDATE: 5:45pm 30-03-2012 – seems its all downhill from here.