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Friday, 27 February 2015

My World

This one was called "Suicide Bomber", though I didn't find it that hot photograph
This one was called "Suicide Bomber", though I didn't find it that hot
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 26 February 2015

My World

Treetops at White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve photograph
Treetops
at White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My World

Baby oak tree photograph
Baby oak tree
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Spice of Life - Art Deco special

30,000-plus people, glorious Hawke's Bay weather, four days of silliness and seriousness, dressing up and alter-egos, in the Art Deco capital of the world.... I call it work!

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courier, the Hastings Leader
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

L-R: Estelle Pemberton, Napier, and Susie Ford, Auckland, in Tennyson St, Napier. photograph
Annual spectacle
L-R: Estelle Pemberton, Napier, and Susie Ford, Auckland, in Tennyson St, Napier.

L-R: Merrill Fernando, Dilmah Tea, with Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust, and John Key, Prime Minister. photograph
International flavour
L-R: Merrill Fernando, Dilmah Tea, with Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust, and John Key, Prime Minister.

L-R: Eddie Brown, 5,  and Archie Brown, 7, from Puketapu. photograph
Co-ordinated outfits
L-R: Eddie Brown, 5,  and Archie Brown, 7, from Puketapu.

Madison Bowey, Encore Dancers, Born To Move, Hastings. photograph
Cabaret gal
Madison Bowey, Encore Dancers, Born To Move, Hastings.

Formal Sunset ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell. photograph
Navy connection
Formal Sunset ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell.

Crowd watch the Formal Sunset Ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell. photograph
Settling in
Crowd watch the Formal Sunset Ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell.

Air display by the RNZAF photograph
Stealing the Show
Air display by the RNZAF

L-R: Sam Henwood, England, Sam Hawkins, Christchurch, on top of a Burrell's Showman Engine. photograph
Happy show-offs
L-R: Sam Henwood, England, Sam Hawkins, Christchurch, on top of a Burrell's Showman Engine.



Laura Cleveland, Wanganui, at Death by Chocolate, in the memorial chapel at Dunstall's Funeral Parlour, Napier. photograph
Way to go
Laura Cleveland, Wanganui, at Death by Chocolate, in the memorial chapel at Dunstall's Funeral Parlour, Napier.

James Millar, bartender, Orleans Britomart, Downtown Auckland, creating cocktails at a Dilmah High Tea session. photograph
Just so
James Millar, bartender, Orleans Britomart, Downtown Auckland, creating cocktails at a Dilmah High Tea session.

L-R: Deborah Huckle, Peter-John Huckle, Zimbabwe, celebrating Deborah's 70th birthday.... "most impressed Napier laid all this on for me".... photograph
70 years young
L-R: Deborah Huckle, Peter-John Huckle, Zimbabwe, celebrating Deborah's 70th birthday.... "most impressed Napier laid all this on for me"....

L-R: Heather Kerr, Mount Maunganui, Kiri Gillespie, senior digital reporter, Bay of Plenty Times, Tauranga, in Napier for a hen's party weekend, heading off for a drive in a 1942 Willys Jeep owned and driven by Darren Diack, Napier. Kiri's getting married on 14/03/15. photograph
Last days of freedom
L-R: Heather Kerr, Mount Maunganui, Kiri Gillespie, senior digital reporter, Bay of Plenty Times, Tauranga, in Napier for a hen's party weekend, heading off for a drive in a 1942 Willys Jeep owned and driven by Darren Diack, Napier. Kiri's getting married on 14/03/15.

L-R: James Guidera, Amy Burt, from Full Swing, Wellington, jazz in Market St, Napier. photograph
Toe tappers
L-R: James Guidera, Amy Burt, from Full Swing, Wellington, jazz in Market St, Napier.

Eva-Rose Wildermoth, 15 weeks, Napier, experiencing her first Art Deco weekend with her grandpa Dave Mann, Napier. photograph
Too young to remember
Eva-Rose Wildermoth, 15 weeks, Napier, experiencing her first Art Deco weekend with her grandpa Dave Mann, Napier.

L-R: Tegan McDonald and Holley Diskin, both from Taradale. photograph
Photo bomber
L-R: Tegan McDonald and Holley Diskin, both from Taradale.

Hawke's Bay Today Photo Sales

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courier, the Hastings Leader
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

Tangi (funeral) for Tama Huata, Napier, at Mihiroa Marae in Pakipaki, Hastings. Tama was well-known for his promotion of Maori performing arts, and was the founder of Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu Performing Arts School, Hastings, and internationally-acclaimed Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre. photograph
Great man honoured
Tangi (funeral) for Tama Huata, Napier, at Mihiroa Marae in Pakipaki, Hastings. Tama was well-known for his promotion of Maori performing arts, and was the founder of Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu Performing Arts School, Hastings, and internationally-acclaimed Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.

Wine grapes on a Te Awa Estate vineyard, SH50, Hastings. photograph
Fruit of the vine
Wine grapes on a Te Awa Estate vineyard, SH50, Hastings.

The Hawke's Bay Opera House, pictured after Hastings District Council called a press conference to release the latest report on earthquake-strengthening options for the Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Municipal Buildings in Hastings. photograph
Fenced in
The Hawke's Bay Opera House, pictured after Hastings District Council called a press conference to release the latest report on earthquake-strengthening options for the Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Municipal Buildings in Hastings.

L-R: Cr Henare O'Keefe, Cr Wayne Bradshaw, Cr Malcolm Dixon, Hastings District Council, pictured at a meeting of the HDC finance and monitoring committee, discussing Horse of the Year. photograph
Asking a question
L-R: Cr Henare O'Keefe, Cr Wayne Bradshaw, Cr Malcolm Dixon, Hastings District Council, pictured at a meeting of the HDC finance and monitoring committee, discussing Horse of the Year.

L-R: Amanda Holmes, six months pregnant, her parents David and Heather Holmes (who arrived on the scene from Art Deco weekend in Napier) and Chris Newrick, pictured with their 1971 GT Falcon, which was damaged by falling powerlines. Amanda and Chris were trapped in their car until Unison could turn off the power, after an 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North crashed into a power pole on Pakowhai Rd, near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. The woman was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended. photograph
Baby's okay
L-R: Amanda Holmes, six months pregnant, her parents David and Heather Holmes (who arrived on the scene from Art Deco weekend in Napier) and Chris Newrick, pictured with their 1971 GT Falcon, which was damaged by falling powerlines. Amanda and Chris were trapped in their car until Unison could turn off the power, after an 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North crashed into a power pole on Pakowhai Rd, near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. The woman was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended.

An 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North was driving to Napier along Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, when she crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. She was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended. Other cars were struck by falling powerlines, and people (including Amanda Holmes, a  pregnant woman) were trapped in their vehicles until Unison could turn off the power. photograph

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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council


One of the lighter moments from the first Citizenship Ceremony of the year, welcoming more "new" citizens, some of whom have lived here for decades!! J at Hastings District Council, on 18 February, 2015.

See the full set, with order form at Duncan Brown Photography, and feel free to tag yourself or your friends on Facebook.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Not everything that can be counted counts…and not everything that counts can be counted.