Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺ 
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courierthe Hastings Leader,

Front: Jordan Toheriri, 9, Hastings, who is totally blind - Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Disability Water Sports Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama. photograph
Scary fun
Front: Jordan Toheriri, 9, Hastings, who is totally blind - Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Disability Water Sports Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama.

Centre: Liv Fountain, 10, Clive, who has cerebral palsy - Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Disability Water Sports Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama. photograph
Cerebral courage
Centre: Liv Fountain, 10, Clive, who has cerebral palsy - Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Disability Water Sports Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama.

Joshua Rowe, orchard worker, Turners and Growers, on an orchard near Haumoana. photograph
On the job
Joshua Rowe, orchard worker, Turners and Growers, on an orchard near Haumoana.

L-R: Julie Russell, owner, Round Pond Garden, Rosser Rd, Bridge Pa; Amanda Aitken, marketing and volunteer co-ordinator, Janice Byford-Jones, CEO, Yvonne Gibb, facilities/quality manager, Karen Franklin, clinical services manager, Nathalie Van Dort, marketing and fundraising manager, Cranford Hospice, Hastings; Mike Russell, owner, Round Pond Garden, Rosser Rd, Bridge Pa - pictured amongst the cornflowers, handover of $70,000 raised at the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition. photograph
Cranford pixies
L-R: Julie Russell, owner, Round Pond Garden, Rosser Rd, Bridge Pa; Amanda Aitken, marketing and volunteer co-ordinator, Janice Byford-Jones, CEO, Yvonne Gibb, facilities/quality manager, Karen Franklin, clinical services manager, Nathalie Van Dort, marketing and fundraising manager, Cranford Hospice, Hastings; Mike Russell, owner, Round Pond Garden, Rosser Rd, Bridge Pa - pictured amongst the cornflowers, handover of $70,000 raised at the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition.

L-R: Dom Brown, their 14 month-old daughter Elliot, Rachel Burt, pictured in the Cape View Penthouse of The Dome, Marine Parade, Napier - winners of a luxury weekend for a Havelock North family, after a gastro outbreak in Havelock North, from a Hastings District Council water supply. photograph
 Li'l cutie
L-R: Dom Brown, their 14 month-old daughter Elliot, Rachel Burt, pictured in the Cape View Penthouse of The Dome, Marine Parade, Napier - winners of a luxury weekend for a Havelock North family, after a gastro outbreak in Havelock North, from a Hastings District Council water supply.

Right: Tony Morrell, Hastings, training under the eye of Merrill Purcell at Flaxmere Boxing Academy, in preparation for a charity boxing event in Wairoa. photograph
Hammer and tongs
Right: Tony Morrell, Hastings, training under the eye of Merrill Purcell at Flaxmere Boxing Academy, in preparation for a charity boxing event in Wairoa.

Fire Service and police attended a sulphur fire at Ravensdown fertiliser plant, Awatoto, Napier. SH2 was closed from Waitangi Rd to Farndon rd for what was expected to be "a long time". photograph
The high way
Fire Service and police attended a sulphur fire at Ravensdown fertiliser plant, Awatoto, Napier. SH2 was closed from Waitangi Rd to Farndon rd for what was expected to be "a long time".

Aaron Shirley, physiotherapist, working on Cory Chettleburgh, Hawke's Bay United, before his soccer, football training session at Petane Domain, Bay View, Napier. photograph
Cri-i-i-i-ick
Aaron Shirley, physiotherapist, working on Cory Chettleburgh, Hawke's Bay United, before his soccer, football training session at Petane Domain, Bay View, Napier.

Recent road works on Waimarama Rd, between Ocean Beach Rd turnoff and Waimarama. photograph
Patch job
Recent road works on Waimarama Rd, between Ocean Beach Rd turnoff and Waimarama.

The old Rebel Sport site in Heretaunga St East, Hastings. The retail store has moved to The Park Mega Centre in Hastings. photograph
We've spent a bit here
The old Rebel Sport site in Heretaunga St East, Hastings. The retail store has moved to The Park Mega Centre in Hastings.

The old Briscoes Homeware site in Heretaunga St East, Hastings. The retail store has moved to The Park Mega Centre in Hastings. photograph
Still looking good
The old Briscoes Homeware site in Heretaunga St East, Hastings. The retail store has moved to The Park Mega Centre in Hastings.

L-R: Zoe Tong, Georgia Fowles, Emma Trail, Tui Girls, Mangatainoka Tui Brewery Girls, at the first event of the centenary celebrations at Napier RSA, Napier. photograph
Tui trio
L-R: Zoe Tong, Georgia Fowles, Emma Trail, Tui Girls, Mangatainoka Tui Brewery Girls, at the first event of the centenary celebrations at Napier RSA, Napier.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Just the one video this week  ☺

Fire Service and police speak to media soon after attending a sulphur fire at Ravensdown fertiliser plant at Awatoto, near Napier. SH2 was closed from Waitangi Rd to Farndon Rd for what was expected to be "a long time." photograph
Fire Service and police speak to media soon after attending a sulphur fire at Ravensdown fertiliser plant at Awatoto, near Napier. SH2 was closed from Waitangi Rd to Farndon Rd for what was expected to be "a long time." 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺ 
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courierthe Hastings Leader,

L-R: Nigel How, curator; Kiwa Hammond; Rahiri Makuini Edwards-Hammond, unlocking the door, daughter of Kiwa Hammond who officiated at the official reopening of the Wairoa Museum, Wairoa, after renovations. photograph
 Treasure Trove
L-R: Nigel How, curator; Kiwa Hammond; Rahiri Makuini Edwards-Hammond, unlocking the door, daughter of Kiwa Hammond who officiated at the official reopening of the Wairoa Museum, Wairoa, after renovations.

L-R: Myfanwy Pugh, The Studio @ Haumoana, Haumoana, illustrator; Liz Bassett, author, Hippity Hopsit, at Edukids Queen Education and Care Centre, Queen St, Hastings. photograph
Bunny book
L-R: Myfanwy Pugh, The Studio @ Haumoana, Haumoana, illustrator; Liz Bassett, author, Hippity Hopsit, at Edukids Queen Education and Care Centre, Queen St, Hastings. 

Jumping: Kelly Taylor, 9; Reclining: Kingston Taylor, 10, siblings, Napier, in the pool under the Spirit of Napier, Marine Parade, Napier, in hot sunny spring weather. photograph
Beat the heat
Jumping: Kelly Taylor, 9; Reclining: Kingston Taylor, 10, siblings, Napier, in the pool under the Spirit of Napier, Marine Parade, Napier, in hot sunny spring weather. 

L-R: Dane Cleaver, after scoring his century; Jesse Ryder, Central Districts, CD Stags - cricket vs ND Northern Districts, at Nelson Park, Napier. photograph
All smiles
L-R: Dane Cleaver, after scoring his century; Jesse Ryder, Central Districts, CD Stags - cricket vs ND Northern Districts, at Nelson Park, Napier.

Jane Davidson, equality co-ordinator, Royston Hospital Acurity Health Group, accepted the BAND Commitment to Quality Award, at the Hawke's Bay Health Awards, at The Plaza, Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings. photograph
Commitment rewarded
Jane Davidson, equality co-ordinator, Royston Hospital Acurity Health Group, accepted the BAND Commitment to Quality Award, at the Hawke's Bay Health Awards, at The Plaza, Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings. 

Lacey Hacker, 6, Napier, with Santa, after the Napier Christmas Parade along Emerson St, from Herschell St to Clive Square, Napier.  photograph
Big fan
Lacey Hacker, 6, Napier, with Santa, after the Napier Christmas Parade along Emerson St, from Herschell St to Clive Square, Napier. 

Split decision to the red corner. Heath Clark (red) vs Simon McFarland "The Ice Man" (blue) - Hope 4 Whanau charity boxing event at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Take that
Split decision to the red corner. Heath Clark (red) vs Simon McFarland "The Ice Man" (blue) - Hope 4 Whanau charity boxing event at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier.

Diwali Festival at The Sound Shell, Napier. photograph
Mixed reactions
Diwali Festival at The Sound Shell, Napier.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Brilliant sunshine and culture galore set the scene for Napier to shine at the weekend!

Thousands of people crowded into Emerson St, Napier, for the annual Christmas Parade. photograph
Thousands of people crowded into Emerson St, Napier, for the annual Christmas Parade.

Link to my other video this week:

Hundreds of people attended Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at The Sound Shell in Napier at the weekend. photograph
Hundreds of people attended Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at The Sound Shell in Napier at the weekend.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺ 
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courierthe Hastings Leader,
Crossing Elwood Rd, Hastings - Megawalk for Canteen, from Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings to Mitre 10 Mega, Napier. photograph
Mega fit
Crossing Elwood Rd, Hastings - Megawalk for Canteen, from Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings to Mitre 10 Mega, Napier.

Cheyenne Walsh, Fulton Hogan, volunteer marshall, Elwood Rd, Hastings - Megawalk for Canteen, from Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings to Mitre 10 Mega, Napier. photograph
Valiant volunteer
Cheyenne Walsh, Fulton Hogan, volunteer marshall, Elwood Rd, Hastings - Megawalk for Canteen, from Mitre 10 Mega, Hastings to Mitre 10 Mega, Napier.

Bart Mulder, painting ZX - Hawke's Bay Regional Excavator Operator Competition, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Difficult diagonals
Bart Mulder, painting ZX - Hawke's Bay Regional Excavator Operator Competition, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Kelly McCulloch on Salvinia - Race one, Hawke's Bay Supporting F.A.W.C! Maiden 2100m $7,000 - Hastings Races at the Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hawke's Bay Racing, Hastings. photograph
Raring to go
Kelly McCulloch on Salvinia - Race one, Hawke's Bay Supporting F.A.W.C! Maiden 2100m $7,000 - Hastings Races at the Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hawke's Bay Racing, Hastings.

Watching Race one, Hawke's Bay Supporting F.A.W.C! Maiden 2100m $7,000 - Hastings Races at the Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hawke's Bay Racing, Hastings. photograph
But not all
Watching Race one, Hawke's Bay Supporting F.A.W.C! Maiden 2100m $7,000 - Hastings Races at the Hawke's Bay Racecourse, Hawke's Bay Racing, Hastings.

L-R: Ron Mark, deputy leader, Winston Peters, leader, New Zealand First, walking into a public meeting at Bev Ridges on York, Tamatea, Napier. photograph
Winsome Winnie
L-R: Ron Mark, deputy leader, Winston Peters, leader, New Zealand First, walking into a public meeting at Bev Ridges on York, Tamatea, Napier.

L-R: Kohei Matsumoto, Saul Halpin (goal scorer), Hawke's Bay United - Team Wellington beat Hawke's Bay United 4-2, soccer, football at Park Island, Napier. photograph
Cuddle time
L-R: Kohei Matsumoto, Saul Halpin (goal scorer), Hawke's Bay United - Team Wellington beat Hawke's Bay United 4-2, soccer, football at Park Island, Napier.

A big tree fell over on the grass reserve between Georges Drive and Douglas McLean Ave, Napier, about midnight. photograph
The bigger they are...
A big tree fell over on the grass reserve between Georges Drive and Douglas McLean Ave, Napier, about midnight.

Freeman White, painter, Napier, painting Cape Kidnappers, from the beachfront at Awatoto, Napier, in the hot sunny spring weather. photograph
 Inspiring
Freeman White, painter, Napier, painting Cape Kidnappers, from the beachfront at Awatoto, Napier, in the hot sunny spring weather.

Robin Jones, Napier, an American who voted for Donald Trump in the US Presidential election, wearing the American flag, Flag of the United States of America, Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes, The Star-Spangled Banner. photograph
Patriot
Robin Jones, Napier, an American who voted for Donald Trump in the US Presidential election, wearing the American flag, Flag of the United States of America, Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Police arrested a man after a pursuit from Frimley to Rimu St, Mahora, Hastings. The driver hit speeds of 110km/h in 50km/h in a Subaru WRX. photograph
Too fast, too slow
Police arrested a man after a pursuit from Frimley to Rimu St, Mahora, Hastings. The driver hit speeds of 110km/h in 50km/h in a Subaru WRX.

The driver - Police arrested a man after a pursuit from Frimley to Rimu St, Mahora, Hastings. The driver hit speeds of 110km/h in 50km/h in a Subaru WRX. photograph
Caught
The driver - Police arrested a man after a pursuit from Frimley to Rimu St, Mahora, Hastings. The driver hit speeds of 110km/h in 50km/h in a Subaru WRX.

Rural scene, forestry, pine trees, countryside, farm, green grass, spring weather, Puketapu Rd, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Moneymakers
Rural scene, forestry, pine trees, countryside, farm, green grass, spring weather, Puketapu Rd, Taradale, Napier.

Left: Louise Fitness, Bowls Taradale, and her team, winners of the North Island Chartered Clubs Women’s Fours Bowls, at Bowls Taradale, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Winners
Left: Louise Fitness, Bowls Taradale, and her team, winners of the North Island Chartered Clubs Women’s Fours Bowls, at Bowls Taradale, Taradale, Napier.

Steve Skinner, chief winemaker, Elephant Hill Winery, speaking at The Underground Reserve, a F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event at Elephant Hill Winery, Te Awanga. photograph
Stellar cellar
Steve Skinner, chief winemaker, Elephant Hill Winery, speaking at The Underground Reserve, a F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event at Elephant Hill Winery, Te Awanga.

Police, Hastings Fire Service and St John Ambulance attended a fire at 503 Hinau St, Hastings. At least one person was arrested. The house is a state house or former state house. photograph
Tough on everyone
Police, Hastings Fire Service and St John Ambulance attended a fire at 503 Hinau St, Hastings. At least one person was arrested. The house is a state house or former state house.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺ 
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courierthe Hastings Leader,

Buyers, sellers and farmers at a sheep sale at the Stortford Lodge Saeyards, Hastings, in warm spring weather. photograph
Friendly lot
Buyers, sellers and farmers at a sheep sale at the Stortford Lodge Saeyards, Hastings, in warm spring weather.

Second left: Cameron Elton, Kiwibank, part of the audience, listening to Hon Steven Joyce, National MP, Minister of Economic Development, speaking at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Crown Hotel, Napier. photograph
All ears
Second left: Cameron Elton, Kiwibank, part of the audience, listening to Hon Steven Joyce, National MP, Minister of Economic Development, speaking at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Crown Hotel, Napier.

Lucan Blackburn, 5, with a box of fireworks his father Tony Blackburn, Hastings, bought from Bad Boy Fireworks, a pop-up shop in Pakowhai Rd, Hastings. photograph
 Noisy fun
Lucan Blackburn, 5, with a box of fireworks his father Tony Blackburn, Hastings, bought from Bad Boy Fireworks, a pop-up shop in Pakowhai Rd, Hastings.

Sunglasses at Spex Eyewear, Hastings. photograph
Style
Sunglasses at Spex Eyewear, Hastings.

Fire eating performance at Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, Guy Fawkes at Anderson Park, Havelock North. photograph
Scary
Fire eating performance at Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, Guy Fawkes at Anderson Park, Havelock North.

L-R: Ella Rose, Louise Utting, Jazz Brandon, Jorja Taylor, students from Iona College, Havelock North; Photobomber - Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, Guy Fawkes, Anderson Park, Havelock North. photograph
Look at me
L-R: Ella Rose, Louise Utting, Jazz Brandon, Jorja Taylor, students from Iona College, Havelock North; Photobomber - Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, Guy Fawkes, Anderson Park, Havelock North.

L-R: Nadia Te Huia, Jacinta Hamer, on Prebensen Drive, Napier - Iron Maori Quarter IronMan, 1km swim-45km cycle-10.5km run, around Pandora, Napier. photograph
Funtimes
L-R: Nadia Te Huia, Jacinta Hamer, on Prebensen Drive, Napier - Iron Maori Quarter IronMan, 1km swim-45km cycle-10.5km run, around Pandora, Napier.

Meeanee Quay, Napier - Iron Maori Quarter IronMan, 1km swim-45km cycle-10.5km run, around Pandora, Napier. photograph
Nearly there
Meeanee Quay, Napier - Iron Maori Quarter IronMan, 1km swim-45km cycle-10.5km run, around Pandora, Napier.

L-R: Trisha Stanley, Darren Stanley, Napier, at Marine Parade Brews, a F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event at The Sound Shell, Napier. photograph
Time for a drink
L-R: Trisha Stanley, Darren Stanley, Napier, at Marine Parade Brews, a F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event at The Sound Shell, Napier.

Briar Horrocks Studio of Dance, Hastings, rehearsing for a performance of The Nutcracker with the Imperial Russian Ballet. photograph
Just a blur
Briar Horrocks Studio of Dance, Hastings, rehearsing for a performance of The Nutcracker with the Imperial Russian Ballet.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
It was a small part of a larger speech, but I found his comments very interesting.

The Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development, spoke at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Crown Hotel in Napier. photograph
Steven Joyce comments on opposition to the Ruataniwha Dam (video)
The Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development, spoke at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Crown Hotel in Napier.

Unsurprisingly WhaleOil also picked it up:
Steve Joyce shows his ignorance

And my other video this week:

L-R: Madeleine Ives, 10, Renee Colman, 9, Esme Morison, 8, Phoebe Roughton, 9, all from Havelock North. Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, a Guy Fawkes celebration at Anderson Park in Havelock North. photograph
L-R: Madeleine Ives, 10, Renee Colman, 9, Esme Morison, 8, Phoebe Roughton, 9, all from Havelock North.
Families have a blast in Havelock North (video)
Blast in the Park and Fireworks Spectacular, a Guy Fawkes celebration at Anderson Park in Havelock North.