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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.

Coming soon – from Nelson to the World

May 24th. 2012

Last August I reported, here, that filming was about to start on Kiwi Flyer, a film based on a local event here,

…..the famous annual trolley derby, and photographing much local scenery around Nelson.

Well am happy to say the official preview trailer is out, and you can watch it above. Nelson to the world….

 

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.

 

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.

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