Tuesday, 2 February 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
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

A tin shack on the sand dunes very close to Waimarama Beach, on a property on Waitangi Rd, owned by Hohepa Orikena from Waimarama, but no longer used, was damaged in a suspicious fire on Sunday. The fire just north of Waingongoro Stream also destroyed about 30m by 35m of grasses on the sand dunes. Hastings Fire, Waimarama Rural Fire Force and the Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade attended. photograph
Holiday memories
A tin shack on the sand dunes very close to Waimarama Beach, on a property on Waitangi Rd, owned by Hohepa Orikena from Waimarama, but no longer used, was damaged in a suspicious fire on Sunday. The fire just north of Waingongoro Stream also destroyed about 30m by 35m of grasses on the sand dunes. Hastings Fire, Waimarama Rural Fire Force and the Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade attended.

Prue Farnworth, Hawke's Bay Lawn Tennis, Napier, won the 65-plus mixed doubles with Quentin Maisey, Western Bay of Plenty, 6-2, 6-7, 6-0, against Steve Molnar and Penny Molnar, Nelson - tennis at the New Zealand Veterans Championships at Hawke's Bay Lawn Tennis, Napier. photograph
Winners
Prue Farnworth, Hawke's Bay Lawn Tennis, Napier, won the 65-plus mixed doubles with Quentin Maisey, Western Bay of Plenty, 6-2, 6-7, 6-0, against Steve Molnar and Penny Molnar, Nelson - tennis at the New Zealand Veterans Championships at Hawke's Bay Lawn Tennis, Napier.

Doug Bracewell, Black Caps cricket team, at McLean Park, Napier, one day before an ODI with Pakistan. photograph
Action Man
Doug Bracewell, Black Caps cricket team, at McLean Park, Napier, one day before an ODI with Pakistan.

Six year-old Livia, ready for school, pictured with her mother Anna Lorck, Hastings, Labour spokesperson for Tukituki electorate. photograph
Favourite books
Six year-old Livia, ready for school, pictured with her mother Anna Lorck, Hastings, Labour spokesperson for Tukituki electorate.

Gypsy, a dog at Napier and Districts SPCA, Napier, for Adopt-A-Pet. photograph
Pick me, pick me
Gypsy, a dog at Napier and Districts SPCA, Napier, for Adopt-A-Pet.

L-R: Jonathan Smith, event manager, Sally Jackson, general manager, Art Deco Trust; being fitted with a tool belt by Darren Diack, with Ashley Zachan, both from Gemco. Gemco have just signed a three-year associate sponsorship with the Trust. Jonathan is sitting on a 1930's builder's toolbox which belonged to Darren's grandfather who built the northern extension of the Napier Museum. In the background is a 1941 Willy's Jeep, Gemco's Art Deco vehicle. photograph
Try this for size
L-R: Jonathan Smith, event manager, Sally Jackson, general manager, Art Deco Trust; being fitted with a tool belt by Darren Diack, with Ashley Zachan, both from Gemco. Gemco have just signed a three-year associate sponsorship with the Trust. Jonathan is sitting on a 1930's builder's toolbox which belonged to Darren's grandfather who built the northern extension of the Napier Museum. In the background is a 1941 Willy's Jeep, Gemco's Art Deco vehicle.

A sun halo above St Paul's Presbyterian Church, cnr Dalton St and Tennyson St, Napier. Wikipedia says the ice crystals responsible for halos are typically suspended in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds 5-10 km high in the upper troposphere. photograph
Sun circle
A sun halo above St Paul's Presbyterian Church, cnr Dalton St and Tennyson St, Napier. Wikipedia says the ice crystals responsible for halos are typically suspended in cirrus or cirrostratus clouds 5-10 km high in the upper troposphere.

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺

Poplar trees and hay paddock, pictured from SH2 at Poukawa, south of Hastings, in wet, drizzly, rainy weather. photograph
Poplar trees and hay paddock, pictured from SH2 at Poukawa, south of Hastings, in wet, drizzly, rainy weather.

Today's BIG question...

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Tuesday, 26 January 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
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

L-R: Liam Muggeridge, Taranaki; Liam Dudding, bowler, Hawke's Bay - Muggeridge was caught by Scott Schaw, wicketkeeper - cricket at Nelson Park, Napier. photograph
See ya, Mate
L-R: Liam Muggeridge, Taranaki; Liam Dudding, bowler, Hawke's Bay - Muggeridge was caught by Scott Schaw, wicketkeeper - cricket at Nelson Park, Napier.

Indika Senarathme, Hawke's Bay, misses a catch near the boundary - cricket vs Taranaki at Nelson Park, Napier. photograph
 Oops
Indika Senarathme, Hawke's Bay, misses a catch near the boundary - cricket vs Taranaki at Nelson Park, Napier.

L-R: Liam Dudding, Hawke's Bay, bowls Jackson Braddock-Pajo, Taranaki - cricket at Nelson Park, Napier. photograph
Howzat!
L-R: Liam Dudding, Hawke's Bay, bowls Jackson Braddock-Pajo, Taranaki - cricket at Nelson Park, Napier.

Lyric Tauariki got towed around the arena after his hand got stuck, in the NERCA youth steer ride event, at  the Upper Mohaka Rodeo at the Upper Mohaka Domain. photograph
Can't let go
Lyric Tauariki got towed around the arena after his hand got stuck, in the NERCA youth steer ride event, at  the Upper Mohaka Rodeo at the Upper Mohaka Domain.

Roany-lane Waru competes in the second division saddle bronco event at the Upper Mohaka Rodeo, at the Upper Mohaka Domain. photograph
Holding on
Roany-lane Waru competes in the second division saddle bronco event at the Upper Mohaka Rodeo, at the Upper Mohaka Domain.

L-R: Coby Price, Cameron Dawson, Ryan Shotter, Connor Leslie and Josh Adegoke, Napier Athletics Club, Marewa Park, Napier. photograph
Medal winners
L-R: Coby Price, Cameron Dawson, Ryan Shotter, Connor Leslie and Josh Adegoke, Napier Athletics Club, Marewa Park, Napier.

Meg, an English labrador from Napier, clearing her ears after swimming in the Tutaekuri River off the end of Guppy Rd, Taradale, Napier in the hot sunny weather. photograph
Fun in the sun
Meg, an English labrador from Napier, clearing her ears after swimming in the Tutaekuri River off the end of Guppy Rd, Taradale, Napier in the hot sunny weather. 

Kiki Leutele, Napier, preparing for his pro debut against Clarence Tillman, at Napier Boxing Club, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Fast fists
Kiki Leutele, Napier, preparing for his pro debut against Clarence Tillman, at Napier Boxing Club, Taradale, Napier. 

The sun reflects off the sea along Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier, as a young couple walk along the Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier, in the hot sunny summer weather. photograph
Just bluffing
The sun reflects off the sea along Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier, as a young couple walk along the Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier, in the hot sunny summer weather.

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺

Davey Green competes in the second division saddle bronco event  at the Upper Mohaka Rodeo at Upper Mohaka Domain photograph
Davey Green competes in the second division saddle bronco event

Serious fun at the rodeo
Cowboy action from the Upper Mohaka Rodeo at Upper Mohaka Domain

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Tuesday, 19 January 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
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)


Irrigation of a crop on Ruahapia Rd, Whakatu, Hastings, in warm weather. photograph
Liquid gold
Irrigation of a crop on Ruahapia Rd, Whakatu, Hastings, in warm weather.


River weed or maybe algae along Tukituki River, near Horseshoe Bend, off Kahuranaki Rd, Havelock North, where a dog owned by Chelsea Ellmers died from suspected cyanobacterial poisoning from toxic algae. photograph
Nasty stuff
River weed or maybe algae along Tukituki River, near Horseshoe Bend, off Kahuranaki Rd, Havelock North, where a dog owned by Chelsea Ellmers died from suspected cyanobacterial poisoning from toxic algae.


Big Save Family Ride, part of the Summer Cycling Carnical, riding the 1.1km criterium circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, before the serious event, the Bay Espresso Criterium. photograph
So cool
Big Save Family Ride, part of the Summer Cycling Carnical, riding the 1.1km criterium circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, before the serious event, the Bay Espresso Criterium. 


Colin Barnes, Haumoana, on his penny farthing, riding in the Big Save Family Ride, part of the Summer Cycling Carnical, riding the 1.1km criterium circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, before the serious event, the Bay Espresso Criterium. photograph
Old-timers
Colin Barnes, Haumoana, on his penny farthing, riding in the Big Save Family Ride, part of the Summer Cycling Carnical, riding the 1.1km criterium circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, before the serious event, the Bay Espresso Criterium.


At the front: Brent Chamberland, riding in the D grade section of the Bay Espresso Criterium, a 1.1km circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival. photograph
Leading the pack
At the front: Brent Chamberland, riding in the D grade section of the Bay Espresso Criterium, a 1.1km circuit on Marine Parade, Napier, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival. 

Armed police, armed offenders squad, and St John Ambulance were called to a house in Charles St, Hastings, where a man had been on the roof since about 4-30am. He appeared to have cut his foot. Police allowed a man onto the property, and also spoke to a woman who arrived later. Neighbours said there had been a loud party at the six-house property. photograph
Climber
Armed police, armed offenders squad, and St John Ambulance were called to a house in Charles St, Hastings, where a man had been on the roof since about 4-30am. He appeared to have cut his foot. Police allowed a man onto the property, and also spoke to a woman who arrived later. Neighbours said there had been a loud party at the six-house property.

L-R: Lochie Aspinall, 6, Connor Aspinall, 4, Napier, at Another Day in Taradise, a concert day at Moana Park Winery, Puketapu, Napier. photograph
Slip slidin' away
L-R: Lochie Aspinall, 6, Connor Aspinall, 4, Napier, at Another Day in Taradise, a concert day at Moana Park Winery, Puketapu, Napier.


Henry Lincoln, 3, watching the show with his father Chris Lincoln, Napier, at Another Day in Taradise, a concert day at Moana Park Winery, Puketapu, Napier. photograph
Lovin' it
Henry Lincoln, 3, watching the show with his father Chris Lincoln, Napier, at Another Day in Taradise, a concert day at Moana Park Winery, Puketapu, Napier.


Cameron Avery, Christchurch Avon, winner of the 3000m New Zealand Junior Championships, men's event, at the Potts Track and Field Classic, athletics at Hawke's Bay regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Glad that's over
Cameron Avery, Christchurch Avon, winner of the 3000m New Zealand Junior Championships, men's event, at the Potts Track and Field Classic, athletics at Hawke's Bay regional Sports Park, Hastings. 

Angela Petty, Canterbury University, winner of the Sylvia Potts Potts Memorial 800m elite women, at the Potts Track and Field Classic, athletics at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Training pays off
Angela Petty, Canterbury University, winner of the Sylvia Potts Potts Memorial 800m elite women, at the Potts Track and Field Classic, athletics at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺

Amelia Mazza-Downie (201) from Athletics Essensdon, won the 3000m New Zealand Junior Championships, women - Athletics action from the Potts Track and Field Classic, at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings. photograph
Athletes give it their best
Amelia Mazza-Downie (201) from Athletics Essensdon, won the 3000m New Zealand Junior Championships, women - Athletics action from the Potts Track and Field Classic, at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings.

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Tuesday, 12 January 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
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

L-R: Dave Hanley, Linda Hanley, Wellington, cycling, riding their bikes, bicycles along Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings, in warm cloudy overcast weather, on a wine trail, visiting wineries. photograph
 No rain here
L-R: Dave Hanley, Linda Hanley, Wellington, cycling, riding their bikes, bicycles along Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings, in warm cloudy overcast weather, on a wine trail, visiting wineries.

Napier man Richard Catley built a LEGO replica of Duart House in Havelock North. photograph
Little wonder
Napier man Richard Catley built a LEGO replica of Duart House in Havelock North.

L-R: Bradley Cook, Shaun Simpson, bodybuilders strutting their stuff at Snap Fitness, Napier, preparing for this weekend's Mr Waimarama competition at Waimarama Beach Day, at Waimarama. photograph
We've got it
L-R: Bradley Cook, Shaun Simpson, bodybuilders strutting their stuff at Snap Fitness, Napier, preparing for this weekend's Mr Waimarama competition at Waimarama Beach Day, at Waimarama.

Sharlotte Lucas, Canterbury, third place, elite female time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier. photograph
Sheer grit...
Sharlotte Lucas, Canterbury, third place, elite female time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier.

Morgan Smith, Auckland, elite men time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier. photograph
...and determination
Morgan Smith, Auckland, elite men time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier.

Paul Odlin, Canterbury, elite men time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier. photograph
Time to replenish
Paul Odlin, Canterbury, elite men time trial, on Puketapu Rd - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier.

L-R: Jaime Nielsen, Waikato Bay of Plenty, second, Rushlee Buchanan, Waikato Bay of Plenty, winner, Sharlotte Lucas, Canterbury, third, in the elite female time trial - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier. photograph
All smiles
L-R: Jaime Nielsen, Waikato Bay of Plenty, second, Rushlee Buchanan, Waikato Bay of Plenty, winner, Sharlotte Lucas, Canterbury, third, in the elite female time trial - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier.

L-R: Liam Aitcheson, Southland, second, Hayden McCormick, Waikato Bay of Plenty, winner, Hamish Schreurs, Canterbury, third, in the under-23 men's time trial - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier. photograph
Just spray, and walk away
L-R: Liam Aitcheson, Southland, second, Hayden McCormick, Waikato Bay of Plenty, winner, Hamish Schreurs, Canterbury, third, in the under-23 men's time trial - Elite Road National Championships, part of the Summer Cycling Carnival in Napier.

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