Two Events in Queenstown Today – Google Science Fair Worldwide, and a local talk!

Watch online for the Google Science Fair, Live from Wakatipu High School in Queenstown

Well, “today” is confusing in New Zealand. It’s May 8 in NZ and May 7 in the US + Europe, and, well, + everywhere.

First is the Google Science Fair, which you can see below.

Second is with NZIPP this evening. Check this post to find the local time.

The Google Science Fair – Live Today

Here is the embedded video from Wakatipu High School in Queenstown. This was a really fun event for the Google Science Fair!

Daily Photo – Queenstown from the Air

I’m happy to be back home in Queenstown!

It’s strange to me to come “home” to the kind of place I used to go on vacation. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it. There is a very nice feeling when the airplane approaches this place. If you ever have a chance to fly in here, then you will know what I mean.

Airplane pilots have to go through some kind of special training or planning before an approach here. They have to spiral down and get between the mountains. I don’t know much about it, obviously. But I do know there is a very nice pilot on Air New Zealand that is a frequent reader of the blog! He came up and said hello to me when I was on his plane one day. Hi Captain! 🙂

Queenstown from the Air

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-19 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful Trey – glad you are ‘home’!! 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    Wow,this is nice liked the video chat today

  • Cool colours on the water mate – Queenstown is stunning!
    I don’t know if I could live in a place where I love to go on holiday. I lived in the same town for 30 years and familiarity bred contempt so i like the thrill of going to somewhere awesome and new. If I lived in some place awesome i’d eventually locate the underbelly of the beast and end up hating it too. The exceptions to the rule are Manhattan and Florida where I would flee to if I came into enough £££££ hehe

  • Cool spot!

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • robert bond

    Trey after a while you may begin to take a little guilty pleasure in sitting next to nervous passengers when flying in to Queenstown on a relatively bad landing in poor weather and look to reassure them by saying, oh this is a good day!

  • Trey Beautiful shot Russ

  • Trey – Is that golf course that you took the shot of the Wolf statues the one in this image? Because I don’t see them dogs when I pixel peep this image.

  • Sathya Sayee

    Hey Trey…. I am visiting your site after a break. What a refreshing capture… Awesome work.

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