New laptop so I figured I might as well double check that I was using the latest packages and development tools. i was very very close, but not quite. So I went for a fresh install of Eclipse and PyDev for Django development.
Taking the lead from this blog post:
Installed the 64 bit version of Eclipse for Javq Developers (yes it’s Python, but Eclipse was originally designed for Java. It’s OK, you won’t have to type any squiggly things in your Python code….)