Tuesday, 19 July 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,

Graham Palmer, Napier - Erosion of the beach and the shingle bank near the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club, Westshore Beach, Westshore, Napier, after higher than usual seas at the weekend. pghotograph
Careful does it
Graham Palmer, Napier - Erosion of the beach and the shingle bank near the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club, Westshore Beach, Westshore, Napier, after higher than usual seas at the weekend.

A nearby property already gone - Emergency services were called to 7 Clifton Rd, Haumoana, at the weekend when part of the property colapsed in higher than usual seas. photograph
Smashed
A nearby property already gone - Emergency services were called to 7 Clifton Rd, Haumoana, at the weekend when part of the property colapsed in higher than usual seas.

Mahia Isherwood, 17, Napier, off to Las Vegas in the US for fourth time to compete in university grade basketball tournament. photograph
Aiming high
Mahia Isherwood, 17, Napier, off to Las Vegas in the US for fourth time to compete in university grade basketball tournament.

Most of the kids in this photo are from the warmer region of Kaio, Northland, dressed for the cooler weather on the playground at Russell Park, Waipukurau. photograph
 Colours
Most of the kids in this photo are from the warmer region of Kaio, Northland, dressed for the cooler weather on the playground at Russell Park, Waipukurau.

Smoke, mist over Heretaunga Plains between Te Mata Peak, Havelock North and Napier Hill, Napier. photograph
Above it all
Smoke, mist over Heretaunga Plains between Te Mata Peak, Havelock North and Napier Hill, Napier.

This may have been the tree in question - Police, St John Ambulance and the fire service were called to Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, to search for a person after someone heard a tree crashing and a scream. Pictured near the Little Redwoods. photograph
Scary
This may have been the tree in question - Police, St John Ambulance and the fire service were called to Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, to search for a person after someone heard a tree crashing and a scream. Pictured near the Little Redwoods.

L-R: Glen Pickering, festival director, Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust - pictured in the Gatsby Room, Art Deco Masonic Hotel, with funny money, promo for this weekend's Royal Flush Casino Night, an event in the Hawke's Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend. photograph
Betters
L-R: Glen Pickering, festival director, Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust - pictured in the Gatsby Room, Art Deco Masonic Hotel, with funny money, promo for this weekend's Royal Flush Casino Night, an event in the Hawke's Bay Toyota Winter Deco Weekend.

L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki; Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of tourism, arrived at MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, to speak to members of the Hawke's Bay tourism industry, in a 1938 Packard 1600, driven by James Francis, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Royal tour
L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki; Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of tourism, arrived at MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, to speak to members of the Hawke's Bay tourism industry, in a 1938 Packard 1600, driven by James Francis, Taradale, Napier.

L-R: Mike Paku, chairman, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, also board member Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Noelene Smiler, Wellington, board member Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Marei Apatu, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga - Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of finance, social housing minister, spoke to a Post-Budget Hui, organised by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings. photograph
Lighter moment
L-R: Mike Paku, chairman, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, also board member Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Noelene Smiler, Wellington, board member Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Marei Apatu, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga - Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of finance, social housing minister, spoke to a Post-Budget Hui, organised by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings.

L-R: Adele Whyte, CEO, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Miriama Hammond, board member, Wairoa Taiwhenua - Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of finance, social housing minister, spoke to a Post-Budget Hui, organised by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings. photograph
Questions
L-R: Adele Whyte, CEO, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated; Miriama Hammond, board member, Wairoa Taiwhenua - Paula Bennett, National MP, associate minister of finance, social housing minister, spoke to a Post-Budget Hui, organised by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings.

Deco Bay Brass, a Hawke's Bay band - Parade of Bands event of the 2016 Deco Bay Festival of Brass, The New Zealand Brass Band Championships, started on Station St, Napier. photograph
Serious business
Deco Bay Brass, a Hawke's Bay band - Parade of Bands event of the 2016 Deco Bay Festival of Brass, The New Zealand Brass Band Championships, started on Station St, Napier.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Moving Pictures

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

Erosion of the beach and the shingle bank near the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club, Westshore Beach, Westshore, Napier, after higher than usual seas at the weekend. photograph
Erosion of the beach and the shingle bank near the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club, Westshore Beach, Westshore, Napier, after higher than usual seas at the weekend.
Westshore Beach battered again
Local residents are upset after high seas at the weekend eroded more of the shingle bank at Westshore Beach, Napier. Rebekah Philson reports

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Tuesday, 12 July 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,

Snow on the Kaweka ranges, pictured from SH2, north of Napier photograph
Cold up there
Snow on the Kaweka ranges, pictured from SH2, north of Napier

One of the power generating stations at Tuai, inland from Frasertown, Northern Hawke's Bay. photograph
Power on
One of the power generating stations at Tuai, inland from Frasertown, Northern Hawke's Bay.

View of Tuai, near  Lake Whakamarino, inland from Frasertown, Northern Hawke's Bay. A murder was said to have occurred in Tuai. Police arrested a man. photograph
Hideaway
View of Tuai, near  Lake Whakamarino, inland from Frasertown, Northern Hawke's Bay. A murder was said to have occurred in Tuai. Police arrested a man.

Dr Harry Whiteside, director, veterinarian, Vet Services Hawke's Bay, Waipukurau, awarded Sheep and Beef Cattle Vet of the Year, a national award. photograph
Curious
Dr Harry Whiteside, director, veterinarian, Vet Services Hawke's Bay, Waipukurau, awarded Sheep and Beef Cattle Vet of the Year, a national award.

Serena Braam, Takapau, with her son Samuel Parker, 15 months and her new baby, no name yet, Baby Parker, born last night, 8lb 6oz, first baby born at Waioha, the new low risk maternity unit at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings. photograph
 Happy big brother
Serena Braam, Takapau, with her son Samuel Parker, 15 months and her new baby, no name yet, Baby Parker, born last night, 8lb 6oz, first baby born at Waioha, the new low risk maternity unit at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings.

Zacob Zurcher, designated hitter for the Saints and Junior Black Sox softball teams, in the batting cage which has been erected in his family's backyard. photograph
Committed
Zacob Zurcher, designated hitter for the Saints and Junior Black Sox softball teams, in the batting cage which has been erected in his family's backyard.

L-R: Lawrence Yule, mayor, Hastings District Council, Mike Walker, Wallace Development Co - Grand opening of the new Suzelle Lingerie shop in the Hastings Mall, Heretaunga St West, Hastings CBD, Hastings. photograph
Scintillating
L-R: Lawrence Yule, mayor, Hastings District Council, Mike Walker, Wallace Development Co - Grand opening of the new Suzelle Lingerie shop in the Hastings Mall, Heretaunga St West, Hastings CBD, Hastings.

House fire at 807 Albert St, Hastings. photograph
Tragedy
House fire at 807 Albert St, Hastings.

L-R: Anton Luten, Jono Hunt, Jacob Geuze, Cameron Price, Jascha Oldham-Selak, Mauro Negri, Ryan Fraser, Luke Cornwall, finalists in the Hawke's Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year, dinner event at Te Awa Estate Winery, Ngatarawa, SH50, Hastings. photograph
The Last Supper
L-R: Anton Luten, Jono Hunt, Jacob Geuze, Cameron Price, Jascha Oldham-Selak, Mauro Negri, Ryan Fraser, Luke Cornwall, finalists in the Hawke's Bay Young Viticulturist of the Year, dinner event at Te Awa Estate Winery, Ngatarawa, SH50, Hastings.

L-R: James Miles, Ezra Aguilar, Chaka Luki, Hastings Intermediate School - Surface flooding, Karamu Rd South, Hastings. photograph
Boys will be boys
L-R: James Miles, Ezra Aguilar, Chaka Luki, Hastings Intermediate School - Surface flooding, Karamu Rd South, Hastings.

Arona Williams, umpire - netball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier photograph
Tough job
Arona Williams, umpire - netball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier

L-R: Jade Waldin, GD, HHSOG Hastings High School Old Girls, Kate Pearse, GA, Havelock North L-R: Rhandell Tuala-Fata, WA, All In, Jasmine Primmer, WD, Central  L-R: Kimiora Poi, C, Outkasts, Claire McGettigan, WD, Otane Netball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Girls in action
L-R: Jade Waldin, GD, HHSOG Hastings High School Old Girls, Kate Pearse, GA, Havelock North
L-R: Rhandell Tuala-Fata, WA, All In, Jasmine Primmer, WD, Central 
L-R: Kimiora Poi, C, Outkasts, Claire McGettigan, WD, Otane
Netball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Moving Pictures

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

This one took me from Dannevirke to Napier and I couldn't have done it without the info provided by the reporters - and my daughter Jo, the driver of the little white car ☺ Unfortunately time constraints didn't allow the car to feature in all the locations as per my original concept. (You've got to have fun, right?)

Christian St, Dannevirke photograph
Christian St, Dannevirke
Hawke's Bay real estate market "up 20%"
Hawke's Bay real estate agents say out-of-town buyers have helped to push property values up to 20% higher in the last year.

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Tuesday, 5 July 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: Dr Trevor Le Lievre, protester; Peter Butler, mayor, Central Hawke's Bay District Council, a supporter - Protesters outside the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier, before a meeting about the Ruataniwha Dam in Central Hawke's Bay. photograph
Confrontation
L-R: Dr Trevor Le Lievre, protester; Peter Butler, mayor, Central Hawke's Bay District Council, a supporter - Protesters outside the Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier, before a meeting about the Ruataniwha Dam in Central Hawke's Bay. 


A male driver died after he drove through a stop sign on Plantation Rd into the path of another vehicle travelling along Ongaonga Rd, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended. photograph
Tragedy
A male driver died after he drove through a stop sign on Plantation Rd into the path of another vehicle travelling along Ongaonga Rd, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended.


L-R: Jackie Carr, owner, Anne Joyce, staff, Ian Carr Jeweller, Taradale, Napier, closing after 43 years photograph
Fun times
L-R: Jackie Carr, owner, Anne Joyce, staff, Ian Carr Jeweller, Taradale, Napier, closing after 43 years.


Kate Franklin, Sacred Hill, competing in the spitting event of the Vin Olympics section of the 2016 Tonnelleri de Mercury Hawke's Bay Young Winemaker of the year, at the winery at EIT Eastern Institute of technology, Taradale, Napier. photograph
It's an art form
Kate Franklin, Sacred Hill, competing in the spitting event of the Vin Olympics section of the 2016 Tonnelleri de Mercury Hawke's Bay Young Winemaker of the year, at the winery at EIT Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Napier.


Tom Hindmarsh, Dry River, Martinborough, competing in the wine service event of the Vin Olympics section of the 2016 Tonnelleri de Mercury Hawke's Bay Young Winemaker of the year, at the winery at EIT Eastern Institute of technology, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Concentration
Tom Hindmarsh, Dry River, Martinborough, competing in the wine service event of the Vin Olympics section of the 2016 Tonnelleri de Mercury Hawke's Bay Young Winemaker of the year, at the winery at EIT Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Napier.


Nate Bailey in a dress rehearsal of Midnight in the Library, a school play at Te Mata School, Havelock North. photograph
Just scary
Nate Bailey in a dress rehearsal of Midnight in the Library, a school play at Te Mata School, Havelock North.


Michael Mitchell on Mr Mor, winner of the Animal Health Direct Hawke's Bay Steeplechase, Race 7, $50,000, 4800m - races at Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Happy horse
Michael Mitchell on Mr Mor, winner of the Animal Health Direct Hawke's Bay Steeplechase, Race 7, $50,000, 4800m - races at Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings.


Michael Mitchell on Mr Mor, winner of the Animal Health Direct Hawke's Bay Steeplechase, Race 7, $50,000, 4800m - races at Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings. photograph
Happy owners
Michael Mitchell on Mr Mor, winner of the Animal Health Direct Hawke's Bay Steeplechase, Race 7, $50,000, 4800m - races at Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings.


No 10, Johnny Lauano, Napier Old Boys Marist, scoring a try - rugby vs Havelock North, at Park Island, Napier. photograph
There's no stopping him
No 10, Johnny Lauano, Napier Old Boys Marist, scoring a try - rugby vs Havelock North, at Park Island, Napier. 


No 10, Johnny Lauano, Napier Old Boys Marist, after scoring a try - rugby vs Havelock North, at Park Island, Napier.  photograph
Celebration
No 10, Johnny Lauano, Napier Old Boys Marist, after scoring a try - rugby vs Havelock North, at Park Island, Napier. 

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Monday, 4 July 2016

Moving Pictures

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

I had some fun with one, the first time I've added music (now that I've found an easy-to-navigate free music site with no accreditation needed ☺
That said, I can't believe so many people used umbrellas for just a bit of light rain!

A shopper with an umbrella walks past the sheep in the Hastings CBD, Hastings, in light rain. photograph
A shopper with an umbrella walks past the sheep in the Hastings CBD, Hastings, in light rain
Brollies parade in Hastings CBD
Brollies came out in force after light rain in the Hastings CBD.

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Tuesday, 28 June 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 Police National Dive Squad working at Pourerere Beach, Central Hawke's Bay, after two men drowned yesterday - Raymond John Cooper, Whakatu, near Hastings, and Roger Francis Nathan, 44, Waipukurau. photograph
Sad end
The Police National Dive Squad working at Pourerere Beach, Central Hawke's Bay, after two men drowned yesterday - Raymond John Cooper, Whakatu, near Hastings, and Roger Francis Nathan, 44, Waipukurau.

Kevin Jury, Havelock North, cycles up Te Mata Peak every Thursday on his day off - Cloud covered Te Mata Peak, Haveock North, after light showers, weather in Hawke's Bay. photograph
Dedicated
Kevin Jury, Havelock North, cycles up Te Mata Peak every Thursday on his day off - Cloud covered Te Mata Peak, Haveock North, after light showers, weather in Hawke's Bay.

Front: William Folau - welcome for Jacinda Ardern, Labour MP and Anna Lorck, Labour candidate, Tukituki, at Kimi Ora Community School, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Kids' welcome
Front: William Folau - welcome for Jacinda Ardern, Labour MP and Anna Lorck, Labour candidate, Tukituki, at Kimi Ora Community School, Flaxmere, Hastings.

Treena Kennedy, Napier City Business Inc - About 40 artworks from four local artists were put up on fences surrounding road works on the corner of Hastings St and Tennyson St, Napier. The Art of Distraction is a co-operation of Napier City Business Inc, Napier City Council and retailers in the area. photograph
Easily distracted
Treena Kennedy, Napier City Business Inc - About 40 artworks from four local artists were put up on fences surrounding road works on the corner of Hastings St and Tennyson St, Napier. The Art of Distraction is a co-operation of Napier City Business Inc, Napier City Council and retailers in the area.