Tuesday, 21 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,

Winston Liesebach, 10, Napier - Tree-planting along Poukawa Stream at Pakipaki, south of Hastings, by Hastings-Havelock North Forest & Bird branch and Hawke's Bay Regional Council. photograph
Helping hand
Winston Liesebach, 10, Napier - Tree-planting along Poukawa Stream at Pakipaki, south of Hastings, by Hastings-Havelock North Forest & Bird branch and Hawke's Bay Regional Council.

L-R: Craig Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Olivia Thomas, Havelock North - Cubic Structural Evolution Project, at HCAG Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings. photograph
Skyscraper
L-R: Craig Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Olivia Thomas, Havelock North - Cubic Structural Evolution Project, at HCAG Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings.

Driver looking out his window because his windscreen was frosted in the cold air in the warm sunshine after a frost, in Karamu Rd South, Hastings. weather photograph
No credit card?
Driver looking out his window because his windscreen was frosted in the cold air in the warm sunshine after a frost, in Karamu Rd South, Hastings. weather

Fleur Verhoeven, Waipawa, winner of The Bachelor, New Zealand TV competition, pictured in Havelock North. photograph
Just lovely
Fleur Verhoeven, Waipawa, winner of The Bachelor, New Zealand TV competition, pictured in Havelock North.

Napier City Council, irrigation of sportsgrounds at Park Island, Napier,  dry weather. photograph
 Too hard to play
Napier City Council, irrigation of sportsgrounds at Park Island, Napier, dry weather.

Smoke from fires, a burnoff on a farm near Pukehou, Central Hawke's Bay. Pollution, no wind. photograph
Pukehou pollution
Smoke from fires, a burnoff on a farm near Pukehou, Central Hawke's Bay. Pollution, no wind.

Kids and teachers wore their pyjamas to a Matariki breakfast at Te Mata Kindergarten, Havelock North. photograph
Just like home
Kids and teachers wore their pyjamas to a Matariki breakfast at Te Mata Kindergarten, Havelock North.

L-R: Ihaka Waerea, Lewis Marshall, Api Sione, MAC premier rugby players, Flaxmere, Hastings, will be wearing pink training strip before their game on Saturday, in support of the Cancer Society. photograph
Stand out
L-R: Ihaka Waerea, Lewis Marshall, Api Sione, MAC premier rugby players, Flaxmere, Hastings, will be wearing pink training strip before their game on Saturday, in support of the Cancer Society.

Manukatea Hokianga performing with Te Tono a Te Taurapa at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Matariki magic
Manukatea Hokianga performing with Te Tono a Te Taurapa at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings.

Tenga Golf, Wanganui, eating hangi at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Colourful character
Tenga Golf, Wanganui, eating hangi at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings.

Lane Hogenes, Lane's Displays, Waipawa, helping a customer select an inflatable toy at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Toys for all
Lane Hogenes, Lane's Displays, Waipawa, helping a customer select an inflatable toy at the Flaxmere Matariki Festival, a Maori new year family celebration at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings.

Tamara Ching, Hastings, using the HTC Vive virtual reality which was only released in the US on 01/06/16 - opening night of The Battle Cave, a new business at 1/1 Dickens St, Napier. photograph
Alternate world
Tamara Ching, Hastings, using the HTC Vive virtual reality which was only released in the US on 01/06/16 - opening night of The Battle Cave, a new business at 1/1 Dickens St, Napier.

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Just the one this week, but seriously my favourite ☺

Fleur Verhoeven, Waipawa, winner of The Bachelor, New Zealand TV competition, pictured in Havelock North. photograph
Fleur Verhoeven, Waipawa, winner of The Bachelor, New Zealand TV competition, pictured in Havelock North.
"It's okay to struggle" says Bachelorette
Having found out the hard way, Fleur Verhoeven, winner of 'The Bachelor' will visit Hawke's Bay schools with a message for children - and adults - about the power of words.

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Tuesday, 14 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,

Sir Graeme Avery, chairman, Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust, on the site of a new AUT Millennium health and sports facility, at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings. photograph
Visionary
Sir Graeme Avery, chairman, Hawke’s Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust, on the site of a new AUT Millennium health and sports facility, at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings.

The man who was arrested - Armed police arrested a man in Te Awa Ave, Napier, after an incident in McGrath St, Napier. photograph
Scary stuff for residents
The man who was arrested - Armed police arrested a man in Te Awa Ave, Napier, after an incident in McGrath St, Napier.

Danny Wilson after scoring a goal, Napier City Rovers - Napier City Rovers beat Massey University 11-0, soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier. photograph
Fun in the sun
Danny Wilson after scoring a goal, Napier City Rovers - Napier City Rovers beat Massey University 11-0, soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier.

Final score - Napier City Rovers beat Massey University 11-0, soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier. photograph
 Drunken first eleven
Final score - Napier City Rovers beat Massey University 11-0, soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier.

House fire in Waiohiki Rd, Waiohiki, Napier. photograph
Sad end
House fire in Waiohiki Rd, Waiohiki, Napier.

Te Roopu Manuhuia, kapa group, with Te Waiwaia, the new Maori facility at Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings. photograph
Kapai
Te Roopu Manuhuia, kapa group, with Te Waiwaia, the new Maori facility at Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings.

Michael Angelo, artist, Maraetotara, with a carved and painted douc langur, a primate from Cambodia. photograph
Takes all types
Michael Angelo, artist, Maraetotara, with a carved and painted douc langur, a primate from Cambodia.

Top: Alice Dobbe, Havelock North; Stew Sexton, Wellington - names correct - "Ride for Ryuki" at Peak Fitness and Health, Havelock North. Gym members, staff and friends of the late Samuel Gibson riding stationary bikes to raise money for Ryuki, a boy in Christchurch who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, the same disease Sam had. photograph
Good times
Top: Alice Dobbe, Havelock North; Stew Sexton, Wellington - "Ride for Ryuki" at Peak Fitness and Health, Havelock North. Gym members, staff and friends of the late Samuel Gibson riding stationary bikes to raise money for Ryuki, a boy in Christchurch who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, the same disease Sam had.

L-R: Megan Page, Napier; Judges: Kate MacKenzie, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Melissa Wiliams - M>Phosis Hair Senior Designer Award, competition in the afternoon - Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Close inspection
L-R: Megan Page, Napier; Judges: Kate MacKenzie, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Melissa Wiliams - M>Phosis Hair Senior Designer Award, competition in the afternoon - Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

L-R: Jessica Grant, wearing Marakihau, designed and modelled by Jessica Grant - M>Phosis Hair Senior Designer Award, competition in the afternoon - Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Scary crafts
L-R: Jessica Grant, wearing Marakihau, designed and modelled by Jessica Grant - M>Phosis Hair Senior Designer Award, competition in the afternoon - Hastings Pak’nSave Edible Fashion Awards at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Second right: Mel Lewis, Havelock North - The Secret World of Sourdough, at Picnic, Ahuriri, Napier, a Hawke's Bay Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event. photograph
Knead this
Second right: Mel Lewis, Havelock North - The Secret World of Sourdough, at Picnic, Ahuriri, Napier, a Hawke's Bay Winter F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic event.

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Moving Pictures

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

L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki; Rod Drury, CEO, Xero; Annabel Klingender, marketing director, Olivia Addis, communications director, SWA Products;  John Macpherson, mentor, also owner, Advintage Wines, Havelock North. Tukituki MP Craig Foss and Xero CEO Rod Drury took part in a video at Advintage Wines, promoting Tukituki Thunder, a spicy sauce produced by SWA Products, a Young Enterprise group from Havelock North High School. photograph
L-R: Craig Foss, National MP, Tukituki; Rod Drury, CEO, Xero; Annabel Klingender, marketing director, Olivia Addis, communications director, SWA Products;  John Macpherson, mentor, also owner, Advintage Wines, Havelock North.
Sauce with Attitude (bloopers included)
Tukituki MP Craig Foss and Xero CEO Rod Drury took part in a video at Advintage Wines, promoting Tukituki Thunder, a spicy sauce produced by SWA Products, a Young Enterprise group from Havelock North High School.

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Tuesday, 7 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,

A Napier Port worker reported two humpback whales near the Napier Port, Napier. photograph
Rare sight
A Napier Port worker reported two humpback whales near the Napier Port, Napier.

Kaleb Whakataka, MVP, Taradale Rugby Club, working as a labourer for Build 100 on a building site in Mahora, Hastings. photograph
Outstanding flanker
Kaleb Whakataka, MVP, Taradale Rugby Club, working as a labourer for Build 100 on a building site in Mahora, Hastings.

L-R: Diane Chilcott, Opotiki, was awarded 2016 Classers North Island Merit Award by Dave MacPherson, patron, NZWCA, sponsored by Brendan Mahoney Shearing - after a field day run by New Zealand Wool Classers Association in conjunction with PGG Wrightson, at PGG Wrightson, Napier. photograph
Winning smile
L-R: Diane Chilcott, Opotiki, was awarded 2016 Classers North Island Merit Award by Dave MacPherson, patron, NZWCA, sponsored by Brendan Mahoney Shearing - after a field day run by New Zealand Wool Classers Association in conjunction with PGG Wrightson, at PGG Wrightson, Napier.

L-R: Sadie Wells, 6, Taradale, Napier; Dell Lennie (Prickly Thistle), caregiver and Bay City Roller; Vaila Hedges (Darth Vaila) a Bay City Roller - promo for a skating fundraiser on Saturday 25 June to buy Sadie an all-terrain wheelchair. photograph
Roller girls
L-R: Sadie Wells, 6, Taradale, Napier; Dell Lennie (Prickly Thistle), caregiver and Bay City Roller; Vaila Hedges (Darth Vaila) a Bay City Roller - promo for a skating fundraiser on Saturday 25 June to buy Sadie an all-terrain wheelchair.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

Moving Pictures

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

Harry Champion, performing with FYVEYES, a band from Napier Boys' High School, Napier, Bands vie for regional honours Some of the acts competing in the Smokfreerockquest heats at Napier Boy's High School in Napier. Twelve bands will go on to the regional finals on 18 June. photograph
Harry Champion, performing with FYVEYES, a band from Napier Boys' High School, Napier,
Bands vie for regional honours
Some of the acts competing in the Smokfreerockquest heats at Napier Boy's High School in Napier. Twelve bands will go on to the regional finals on 18 June.

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Tuesday, 31 May 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,

From top: Sam Phillip, Sam Gillespie, Wellington United; Ryan Tinsley, Napier City Rovers. Sam Gillespie and Ryan Tinsley went off injured from this clash - soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier. NCR won 3-0. photograph
Cruchtime
From top: Sam Phillip, Sam Gillespie, Wellington United; Ryan Tinsley, Napier City Rovers. Sam Gillespie and Ryan Tinsley went off injured from this clash - soccer, football at Bluewater Stadium, Park Island, Napier. NCR won 3-0.

David Benson, fullback, NOBM, Napier Old Boy's Marist, premiers, an administrator at Magiq Software, formerly Napier Computer Systems, Napier. photograph
Deco David delights
David Benson, fullback, NOBM, Napier Old Boy's Marist, premiers, an administrator at Magiq Software, formerly Napier Computer Systems, Napier.

Talon Lawton, 3, Napier, playing on the playground at Anderson Park, Napier, in the warm autumn weather. photograph
 Just hangin'
Talon Lawton, 3, Napier, playing on the playground at Anderson Park, Napier, in the warm autumn weather.

Graffiti in an alleyway off Dalton St, Napier. photograph
Not art
Graffiti in an alleyway off Dalton St, Napier.

Part of the audience, listening to Hon Todd McLay, Minister of Trade, National MP, speaking about the TPP at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at Ormlie, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Attentive audience
Part of the audience, listening to Hon Todd McLay, Minister of Trade, National MP, speaking about the TPP at a Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce lunch at Ormlie, Taradale, Napier.

Mia Sohnge, Napier, will be singing competing in the Hawke's Bay Smokefreerockquest heats this weekend. photograph
Starry-eyes
Mia Sohnge, Napier, will be singing competing in the Hawke's Bay Smokefreerockquest heats this weekend. 

'I saw six men kicking and punching my mother-in-law. My neighbour said, "Are you going to help?" I said, "No, six should be enough."' Sandwich board outside The Elbow Room Sports Bar, Tomoana Rd, Mahora, Hastings. photograph
Controversial
'I saw six men kicking and punching my mother-in-law. My neighbour said, "Are you going to help?" I said, "No, six should be enough."'
Sandwich board outside The Elbow Room Sports Bar, Tomoana Rd, Mahora, Hastings.

"I asked my wife what she was burning for my dinner, and it turned out to be all of my personal belongings." Sandwich board outside The Elbow Room Sports Bar, Tomoana Rd, Mahora, Hastings. photograph
The other side
'I asked my wife what she was burning for my dinner, and it turned out to be all of my personal belongings.'
Sandwich board outside The Elbow Room Sports Bar, Tomoana Rd, Mahora, Hastings.

Enjoying the warm cloudy weather, probably accessing the free wi-fi for their laptop, digital devices, mobile phones, cellphones, pictured in the Hastings CBD, Hastings. photograph
Socialising
Enjoying the warm cloudy weather, probably accessing the free wi-fi for their laptop, digital devices, mobile phones, cellphones, pictured in the Hastings CBD, Hastings.

Front L-R: Kelsey McPhee (GA), Kaya Lord (GS), Otane; Barbara Thompson (GK), Nina Pineaha (GD), All In - netball at Woodford House, Havelock North, Otane beat All In 58-30. photograph
Beaten to the ball
Front L-R: Kelsey McPhee (GA), Kaya Lord (GS), Otane; Barbara Thompson (GK), Nina Pineaha (GD), All In - netball at Woodford House, Havelock North, Otane beat All In 58-30.

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