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.

Tuesday, 1 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,

Aftermath of a fire at Heinz Wattie's, King St, Hastings. photograph
Suspicious
Aftermath of a fire at Heinz Wattie's, King St, Hastings. 

Grant Anderson, Auckland - Havelock North Live Steamers held an open weekend at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North. photograph
Smoko break
Grant Anderson, Auckland - Havelock North Live Steamers held an open weekend at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North.

Lunchtime - Havelock North Live Steamers held an open weekend at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North. photograph
A man's gotta eat
Lunchtime - Havelock North Live Steamers held an open weekend at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North.

L-R: Cassidy Hacker, 5, Lacey Hacker, 6, Jasmine Hacker, 7, Ruby Hacker, 3, sisters, Napier, enjoying the warm sunny spring weather at Sandy Beach, Napier. photograph
Twisted ties
L-R: Cassidy Hacker, 5, Lacey Hacker, 6, Jasmine Hacker, 7, Ruby Hacker, 3, sisters, Napier, enjoying the warm sunny spring weather at Sandy Beach, Napier.

Lucas Imirie, Western Springs, scores his team's second goal - Western Springs beat Birkenhead 2-1 in the final of the under-19 youth soccer tournament at Park Island, Napier. photograph
No extra time needed
Lucas Imirie, Western Springs, scores his team's second goal - Western Springs beat Birkenhead 2-1 in the final of the under-19 youth soccer tournament at Park Island, Napier.

Western Springs (green) beat Birkenhead 2-1 in the final of the under-19 youth soccer tournament at Park Island, Napier. photograph
Winners and losers
Western Springs (green) beat Birkenhead 2-1 in the final of the under-19 youth soccer tournament at Park Island, Napier.

John Rowbury, referee, yellow cards Eder Franchini-Pasten, No 10 Waitakere Rangers - Hawke's Bay United beat Waitakere Rangers 3-1, soccer at Park Island, Napier, opening game in the National Summer League. photograph
No regrets
John Rowbury, referee, yellow cards Eder Franchini-Pasten, No 10 Waitakere Rangers - Hawke's Bay United beat Waitakere Rangers 3-1, soccer at Park Island, Napier, opening game in the National Summer League.

New Cr Neil Kirton, Napier, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. photograph
New boy returns
New Cr Neil Kirton, Napier, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier.

L-R: Cr Rex Graham, Hastings, congratulated on being elected chairman, by Cr Rick Barker, Hastings, who was later elected deputy chairman, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. photograph
 Coup complete
L-R: Cr Rex Graham, Hastings, congratulated on being elected chairman, by Cr Rick Barker, Hastings, who was later elected deputy chairman, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier.

Cr Rex Graham, Hastings, new chairman, hugs Hastings District Councillor Henare O'Keefe, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. photograph
Man hug
Cr Rex Graham, Hastings, new chairman, hugs Hastings District Councillor Henare O'Keefe, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. 

New Cr Paul Bailey, Napier, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. photograph
Stirrer
New Cr Paul Bailey, Napier, at the first meeting of the new Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier. 

Jo Whiu, Hastings, with her grandson Jo Whiu-Ransfield, 18 months - Habitat for Humanity and girls from a year 11 humanities class at Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings, helped build a deck at Jo's home in Hastings, a Brush with Kindness project run by Habitat for Humanity. photograph
So blessed
Jo Whiu, Hastings, with her grandson Jo Whiu-Ransfield, 18 months - Habitat for Humanity and girls from a year 11 humanities class at Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings, helped build a deck at Jo's home in Hastings, a Brush with Kindness project run by Habitat for Humanity.

Susan White, CEO, Business Hawke's Bay, pictured at the Hawke's Bay Business Hub in Ahuriri, Napier. photograph
Good for business
Susan White, CEO, Business Hawke's Bay, pictured at the Hawke's Bay Business Hub in Ahuriri, Napier. 

The Honourable Justice Lyn Stevens QC (chair), Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water at the Hastings District Court, Hastings. photograph
Serious business
The Honourable Justice Lyn Stevens QC (chair), Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water at the Hastings District Court, Hastings.

Larissa Watkins, Hawke's Bay Today staff, Hastings, dressed up for Halloween. photograph
Just gross
Larissa Watkins, Hawke's Bay Today staff, Hastings, dressed up for Halloween.

Jerry Greer, farmer, Argyll, Central Hawke's Bay, pictured with some of his Wagyu steers, supports the Ruataniwha Dam. photograph
Friendly
Jerry Greer, farmer, Argyll, Central Hawke's Bay, pictured with some of his Wagyu steers, supports the Ruataniwha Dam.

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Just the one video this week (but Boy, did I shoot a lot of stills! ☺ )

Cessna Mustang jet welcomed to Hawke's Bay - Skyline Aviation Ltd and the New Zealand Air Ambulance Service officially launched their new Cessna Mustang jet at the Hawke's Bay Airport in Napier. photograph
Alex McHardy, chief pilot
Skyline Aviation Ltd and the New Zealand Air Ambulance Service officially launched their new Cessna Mustang jet at the Hawke's Bay Airport in Napier.

Tuesday, 25 October 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,

Right: Torp Henry, Taradale, Napier, on Breakwater Rd, near the Napier Port, Napier - Events included 2016 Napier City Pak'nSave Half Marathon, a Half Marathon relay and 10km and Tremains 5km run/walk. photograph
Hot work
Right: Torp Henry, Taradale, Napier, on Breakwater Rd, near the Napier Port, Napier - Events included 2016 Napier City Pak'nSave Half Marathon, a Half Marathon relay and 10km and Tremains 5km run/walk.

L-R: Paige Watson, Lily Hasselman, cousins, on Breakwater Rd, near the Napier Port, Napier - Events included 2016 Napier City Pak'nSave Half Marathon, a Half Marathon relay and 10km and Tremains 5km run/walk. photograph
Still smiling
L-R: Paige Watson, Lily Hasselman, cousins, on Breakwater Rd, near the Napier Port, Napier - Events included 2016 Napier City Pak'nSave Half Marathon, a Half Marathon relay and 10km and Tremains 5km run/walk.

Staff of the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter at the Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings unload an injured driver who crashed while competing in the Targa Rally on Crownthorpe Settlement Rd, near Sherenden. photograph
Too fast
Staff of the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter at the Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings unload an injured driver who crashed while competing in the Targa Rally on Crownthorpe Settlement Rd, near Sherenden.

Before and after photos of Luke Donnelly, 4, Hastings, who decided to get his cut for the first time. His mother Jo Donnelly donated the hair to Freedom Wigs Ltd, Dunedin. (Before photo supplied) photograph
Little hero
Before and after photos of Luke Donnelly, 4, Hastings, who decided to get his cut for the first time. His mother Jo Donnelly donated the hair to Freedom Wigs Ltd, Dunedin. (Before photo supplied)

Lynlee Aitcheson-Johnson, Hastings, with a glass of water. Story about flouridation, flouride. photograph
Yuk!
Lynlee Aitcheson-Johnson, Hastings, with a glass of water. Story about flouridation, flouride.

L-R: Glenn Inkster, Pukekohe, Spencer Winn, Howick, winner, with their Mitsubishi Evo 8 on the Targa Rally finish line in Napier Rd, Havelock North.  photograph
 Winners
L-R: Glenn Inkster, Pukekohe, Spencer Winn, Howick, winner, with their Mitsubishi Evo 8 on the Targa Rally finish line in Napier Rd, Havelock North. 

Tasting plate at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.  photograph
Delicacies
Tasting plate at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. 

L-R: Thelma van den Berg, Tim Turvey, Clearview Estate Winery, winner of the ATI Engineering Chardonnay at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Jubilation
L-R: Thelma van den Berg, Tim Turvey, Clearview Estate Winery, winner of the ATI Engineering Chardonnay at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. 

Left: Bob Newton, Newton Forrest Estate, winner of the Langley Twigg Law Provenance Award at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Gotcha
Left: Bob Newton, Newton Forrest Estate, winner of the Langley Twigg Law Provenance Award at the Hawke's Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Georgia Whitworth with Rauriki Trust Louis, third place, 2016 RAS Parader of the Year class at the Hawke's Bay Show, Royal A and P Show of New Zealand at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Cowgirl
Georgia Whitworth with Rauriki Trust Louis, third place, 2016 RAS Parader of the Year class at the Hawke's Bay Show, Royal A and P Show of New Zealand at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Front: Emma Dunderdale, Waipawa;  Back L-R: Lucy Buchanan, Havelock North, Makayla White, Patoka - waiting for their turn in the showjumping ring at the Hawke's Bay Show, Royal A and P Show of New Zealand at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Ready to go
Front: Emma Dunderdale, Waipawa;  Back L-R: Lucy Buchanan, Havelock North, Makayla White, Patoka - waiting for their turn in the showjumping ring at the Hawke's Bay Show, Royal A and P Show of New Zealand at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Steve Gurney, Coast to Coast Ambassador, instructing a practical skills workshop in rock running and bike bunch riding at Pandora Pond, Napier.  photograph
So passionate
Steve Gurney, Coast to Coast Ambassador, instructing a practical skills workshop in rock running and bike bunch riding at Pandora Pond, Napier. 

Geoff Cridge, Best Forward, Player's Player, Magpies Player of the Year, awarded at a HBRU Hawke's Bay Rugby Union function at East Pier, Napier. photograph
Top dog
Geoff Cridge, Best Forward, Player's Player, Magpies Player of the Year, awarded at a HBRU Hawke's Bay Rugby Union function at East Pier, Napier.

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