Friday, February 13, 2009

the MAIN DIVIDE at Pegasus Bay.

Saturday the 21st Feb. see's one of our favorite Canterbury bands play their there only home gig of the year, with amongst a great line up of performers .. we've mashed together a Google Earth preview below that shows the location in the natural amphitheater at Pegasus Bay Winery .. if your lucky enough to make it, check out the pivnice designed restaurant while your there!!

click and drag google earth window below to check out the venue..

A soul satisfying day of New Zealand Music with an absolute stella line up: Shapeshifter, Ladi 6, Pacific Heights, Lisa Tomlins with JDubs and Aeries, The Oakley 'OG' Grenell Band featuring Sacha Vee, KPz and Switch, Electric Wire Hustle, L.A Mitchell and the Nativa Band and Solaa.

Voted New Zealand’s Best Winery Restaurant by Cuisine Magazine, Pegasus Bay Winery provides a lush, fully-grassed amphitheatre in the heart of Canterbury’s wine-growing region, for this unique New Zealand music event.

This will be Shapeshifter’s one and only show in Canterbury this Summer 2009 and sees them playing a brand new set with material from their upcoming new album. Fabel's last shows with Shapeshifter were Sounday in the summer of 2008 and the stunning Town Hall show with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra from which the Shapeshifter Live album came.

This summer, Main Divide is set to distill the finest music from our country’s top performers.

$80 + bf. Limited $70 Early Bird Tickets available now from Real Groovy and Ticketek, buses will be available throughout the day and can be booked with your ticket purchase.

Book through Ticketek www.ticketek.co.nz

For more info and photos from last year www.fabel.co.nz

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Google Ocean & 3D Models

Last week Google released version5 of Google Earth with many new features .. including Google Ocean! .. and yes .. we can add 3D models under the ocean.

We have modeled the HMNZS TUI which has been sunk off the coast of Northland NZ, as an artificial reef and dive attraction.

We have several other under-sea models in production, including Diving guides and drive-able submarines. If you have any undersea projects we can assist with, contact us by email.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Waitangi Day New Zealand .. where will you be?

New Zealand's indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, is running a project to locate kiwi's on Waitangi day. Go to the Maori TV website and let everyone know how you will spend the day.

Via Frank at Google Earth Blog

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cathedral Square Webcam in Google Earth

Want to watch whats going on in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand?

We've been playing with the Google Earth API and have mashed up this webcam feed .. enjoy!

(note: click and drag the image below to see Google Earth terrain and 3D buildings)