Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The tiles about to go on the roof of the second to last unit at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Home in Stoke.
Originally planned and on the drawing board for 64 units 4 years ago, this picture shows the roof being finished on Unit 111. Unit 112 was the final one.
What can you say, in these fiscally difficult times, Ryman had an absolute stunner of a winner on their hands here!
Posted by David Leggott at 6:59 PM
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Only saw the land based activity but, after seeing this ex Russian Mil Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter making numerous trips outbound with mini excavators and bobcats I had a deja vu feeling?
It reminded me of the same thing that happened a few years ago and suspected it may have been another ship like last time requiring its cargo leveled. After all, at this time of year it was hardly going to be a DOC contract?
Considering this machine and another smaller personnel carrier one, both headed in the direction of Open Sea, I suspected it wasn't erecting a mobile phone tower either.
And sure enough, thats exactly what it was the media are reporting, in fact its exactly the same ship as last time!
Posted by David Leggott at 10:01 PM
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Very expensive looking camera, or is it 2 of them, mounted on the front of this Squirrel 300/350 chopper.
Going by the look of the 4 of them inspecting the map, their destination was......?
Could what Vin Diesel be talking about here, have something to do with it?
Does the name Riddoch ring a bell here?
Posted by David Leggott at 1:24 PM
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Reports in the paper and on the web indicate it was quite a fire, some folks being evacuated, with one home succumbing to the flames. Most of the firefighters and helicopters were working through Thursday night into Friday morning.
Posted by David Leggott at 8:50 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
One of Nelson's landmarks is this mural painted by Christopher Finlayson back in the mid 1980's.
To this day its probably one of the most photographed spots in town, and as you can see from the photo she's just had a new paint job.
Posted by David Leggott at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today is a bit of a cheat day - I haven't taken these pics myself, but have "borrowed" them from Takeabreak NZ's webcams sprinkled around Nelson.
Above image is from Takeabreak NZ's webcam located in Bishopdale, Nelson.
The webcam, here, looks out in a northerly direction.
And here above is a snap taken today from the unit located at the Waterfront Cafe & Bar on Wakefield Quay. This camera is looking out in a West North Westerly direction.
And this last one is from high on Princes Drive Nelson.
If you'd like to see its exact orientation to get your bearings for its Nelson location / outlook, head on over to my post in which I've done just that.
And lastly who can forget seeing the Golden Sands of Kaiteriteri for the first time. For many honeymooners from the baby boomer years this sight will bring back fond memories of a different time & place.....along with a different pace of life. This webcam's outlook is in a east south easterly direction.
Posted by David Leggott at 12:51 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Grampain Oaks is one of Nelson's newer suburbs as can be evidenced by the new builds you can see. The Grampians behind, make a fabulous backdrop / outlook for local residents. From memory most of these sections are already sold.
Posted by David Leggott at 7:43 AM
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Everyone in Nelson knows about the Railway Reserve, its a path that leads from town out through Richmond and onto Brightwater. Its a throwback to when Nelson did have a train-line and a service. But that was many years ago, and now's its just a favoured pedestrian and cycleway to get around. Just recently the stretch you can view here was sealed.
Posted by David Leggott at 11:59 AM