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Jetstars News is Nelsons Fabulous News….

31st August 2015

This is what shoppers are seeing on the street today. The News is out.
A Win for Nelson...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Jetstars announcement of entry to the Nelson skies, along with the much celebrated other towns starting with an “N” (or not according to a few today)…..
31-08-2015 Jetstar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson Real Estate has been given a real boost in the arm. Everyones hopes that we will finally get “decently priced” airfares, will mean even more people will (“can now afford to..”) see the advantages of FIFO situations. While the family live a lifestyle in the Nelson region, a central bread winner can easily afford to work in Auckland, Wellington or even Christchurch (once the inevitable competition kicks in...) yet fly home in the weekends / when they have their time off.

Nelsonians have long tolerated trips to main centres being more costly than an advertised international airfares to Australia, Fiji or afield.

With the entry recently of OriginAir, now Jetstar and Kiwi Regional Airlines still to come before the end of the year, times have never looked brighter for New Zealands 4th busiest airport.1

The only really puzzling thing for me is the lack of any Nelson <-> Christchurch flight sectors, as my (& friends I chatted to today) experience all the time, the first “Grabaseat” AirNZ tickets to sell out and therefore never be available when you log on yourself to check are those on this sector! Maybe someone out there in the airline industry can enlighten me as to why, eg; landing fees at Christchurch, etc?

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.

Amazing storm last night…

Jan 7th 2013

Rainbow + Lightning from Sunday Night

Sure reminded me of living in Brisbane back in the early eighties. Wow.

From tonights TV1 News

And double wow….although this was a screenshot from tonights TV news.

If you’re at all interested…..plenty more photos over here at nelsonians life.

Air New Zealand …. yes please

July 31, 2012

As you know many times on here I have spoken of the love Kiwis have for their airline, Air New Zealand.

And how, with much anticipation we are awaiting the world release of the Boeing 787-9, for which we are the launch customer/airline.

This mockup just tweeted by Air NZ begs to be shared around.

Lets hope that they haven’t signed off on the boring one at the top, and consider something like the one under that.

Surely, seeing how this has come from an official tweet channel of the airline…. there is more to this story? 🙂

Public Transport in Nelson * UPDATED *

May 8th 2012

Back in Feb/Mar 2012, the new NBUS service was introduced to Nelson.

The NBus operation is operated by SBL Group on behalf of Nelson City Council.

This new initiative saw a fleet of brand new 13.5-metre-long 50-seater low floor wheelchair friendly buses introduced to Nelsonians, and travelers alike, and quickly gained good support.

New services were introduced and along with increased frequency during busy times, the hours of operation also were extended.

Here’s a brief video on the new service;

The video also talks about the new “hail & ride” service ( offered on selected local neighbourhood routes ) serviced by smaller buses, and also about the much anticipated user operated “bike carriers” that are mounted on the front of the new units.

More details here;

NBUS FAQ

Zones & Fares (with downloadable map)

Interactive Map showing actual route bus-stop locations