Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Spice of Life - Holiday special

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J
  
This week I was lucky enough to trip around Hawke's Bay with ace reporter Roger Moroney, looking at sites of interest, well worth the trip to enjoy. Hey, it's a tough job, someone's gotta do it J

Living history, cottage on SH50, Tikokino photograph
Living history
Cottage on SH50, Tikokino
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Read Roger's account here

Man-made features, Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara photograph
Man-made features
Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara
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Nature's artwork, Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara photograph
Nature's artwork
Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara
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Tui in flax, Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara photograph
Tui in flax
Maraetotara Falls Heritage Walk, Maraetotara
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Story link to come

Mutual interests, canoeists and swan paddle on Lake Tutira photograph
Mutual interests
Canoeists and swan paddle on Lake Tutira
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Improvised fun - tree swing at Lake Tutira photograph
Improvised fun
Tree swing at Lake Tutira
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Campers make themselves at home, campers' washing line at Tutira photograph
Campers make themselves at home
Washing line at Lake Tutira
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Story link to come

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Monday, 30 December 2013

Quips & Quotes

Frank L. Gaines: Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Living the Dream

"Man in construction business was struggling with industry downturn. He was unable to pay their rent and felt the responsible thing to do to move out. They had no money at all and nowhere to go. He was anxiously driving home but not wanting to be worrisome at home so decided to drive around town for a few minutes. He happened across an old three story Victorian house, which had been abandoned for years. He laughed thinking they could never sell it given the amount of work to make it livable. For some reason, he called his wife and asked her to take a look at the house - crazy considering they had no money or work lined up.

The next day they were to meet with the home owner although they knew they would be wasting her time. They arrived early and began looking around the yard when a senior woman walked up. Their children took to her, playing and laughing in the yard. (She finally told us she was the home owner).
After looking at the house, he was sure he could remodel it for mostly his own labor. But before he could be honest about not having any money, the owner said she wanted them to have the house! She would carry the house with no money down, no credit checks, and interest only payments for two years.
Within one week, man and his family found themselves leaving the title company with a house key in one hand, and a check for $5,000 in their other to get them started! They were stunned. They had no idea how this could happen. They owned their own home within a week of being homeless.
Our God does incredible things! (Greg Bartlett, Colorado)"

Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Heaven in Business

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Colourful crab on Perfume Point, Ahuriri, Napier photograph
Colourful crab on Perfume Point
Ahuriri, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 28 December 2013

My World

Had to look twice: they're dividers! Navigate Seaside Accommodation, Ahuriri photograph
Had to look twice: they're dividers!
Navigate Seaside Accommodation, Ahuriri
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 27 December 2013

My World

Home of the Magpies, Harris Stand, McLean Park, Napier photograph
Home of the Magpies
Harris Stand, McLean Park, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 26 December 2013

My World

Merry Christmas, here's a Smile from Me to You
Merry Christmas J
Here's a Smile from Me to You!
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

My World

Pacific Way, a tugboat built in 1960, still pulling dump barges in the Hawke Bay fog photograph
Pacific Way, a tugboat built in 1960
Still pulling dump barges in the Hawke Bay fog
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J

Rochdale, a senior grade team from Waikato, at the North Island Marching Championships at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier photograph
Looking good
Rochdale, a senior grade team from Waikato, at the North Island Marching Championships at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier
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Tom Biss, Hawke's Bay United, scored his team's only goal in their 1-0 win against Canterbury United, soccer, football at Park Island, Napier photograph
Winning leap
Tom Biss, Hawke's Bay United, scored his team's only goal in their 1-0 win against Canterbury United, soccer, football at Park Island, Napier
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Kyla Horn, Hastings, with Wiremu Te Nohu, Hastings, time out at Cox Partners Christmas at the Park, Anderson Park, Napier photograph
Friends
Kyla Horn, Hastings, with Wiremu Te Nohu, Hastings, time out at Cox Partners Christmas at the Park, Anderson Park, Napier
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Kruger van Wyk, wicket-keeper, CD Stags, Central Districts - Cricket vs Auckland Aces, at Nelson Park, Napier, on the last day of the Plunket Shield photograph
Not this time
Kruger van Wyk, wicket-keeper, CD Stags, Central Districts - Cricket vs Auckland Aces, at Nelson Park, Napier, on the last day of the Plunket Shield
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Jean-Anne Harrison, 4, Hastings, blowing bubbles at Christmas in Cornwall Park, Hastings, an annual fun day and carol singing concert, put on by Hastings District Council photograph
Festive fun
Jean-Anne Harrison, 4, Hastings, blowing bubbles at Christmas in Cornwall Park, Hastings, an annual fun day and carol singing concert, put on by Hastings District Council
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Ashleigh Kearns, Napier, with her horse, Stella, which was stolen and abused. Police are investigating. photograph
Safe home
Ashleigh Kearns, Napier, with her horse, Stella, which was stolen and abused. Police are investigating.
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Seagull and storm clouds over Hawke Bay photograph
Summer storm
Seagull and storm clouds over Hawke Bay
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Florence, a female Dachshund-Fox terrier cross dog - Pets for adoption at Napier and Hawke's Bay SPCA, Napier photograph
Homeless but happy
Florence, a female Dachshund-Fox terrier cross dog - Pets for adoption at Napier and Hawke's Bay SPCA, Napier
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Monday, 23 December 2013

Quips & Quotes

Mark Rowe: Something that costs you nothing is usually because someone else paid for it.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Living the Dream

"Young woman’s grandmother went into hospital for minor hip surgery. Young woman then had a dream in which she saw family members now in Heaven stroking grandmother in hospital and saying “it’s going to be alright.” Young woman perplexed “It’s just a hip operation.” Few nights later woman’s mother calls in hysterics “Grandmother is dead.” The doctors had given her the wrong medicine that killed her.

Young woman was about 8th person her mother had called. Young woman grabs clothes on and drives to hospital. On the way she is confused and questioning God. When she got there her mother was hysterical in a corner and doctors and nurses had stepped back from the bed having tried everything to resuscitate her. Equipment all over the floor. Grandmother had been dead at least 20 minutes.

Young woman went up to dead Grandmother and touched her forehead. It was cold like granite. Next young woman felt something in her belly she described as physical love that came out of her and she said “I love you Momo.” Grandmother opened her eyes and said “You are such a sweetie.” Everyone freaked out."

Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Dream Culture: Bringing your Dreams to Life

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Trendy recycling centre in Takapau photograph
Trendy recycling centre in Takapau
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 21 December 2013

My World

Golfers in the sun, Napier Golf Club, Waiohiki photograph
Golfers in the sun
Napier Golf Club, Waiohiki
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 20 December 2013

My World

Summer fun, Pandora Pond, Napier photograph
Summer fun, Pandora Pond, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 19 December 2013

My World

Flowering spuds in Clive photograph
Flowering spuds in Clive
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

My World

Okay, okay, I get the message, I'm not wanted.... photograph
Okay, okay...
I get the message, I'm not wanted...
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J

Bay Busters' Kyle Fraser gets pushed up the wall by Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes' Mike McLachlan, the first big crash in the Superstock teams race at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. HB Hawkeyes won the series photograph
Take that!
Bay Busters' Kyle Fraser gets pushed up the wall by Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes' Mike McLachlan, the first big crash in the Superstock teams race at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. HB Hawkeyes won the series
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Beau O'Brien from Napier (red gloves) beat Daniel Maxwell from Christchurch, in a New Zealand Professional light middleweight NZPBA title contest, at the Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Youth vs. experience
Beau O'Brien from Napier (red gloves) beat Daniel Maxwell from Christchurch, in a New Zealand Professional light middleweight NZPBA title contest, at the Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. See more pictures here
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First: No 10: Revolve, ridden by Rosie Myers; Second: No 9: Miss Raquel, ridden by Miranda Dravitzki - Race 8, The Best Travel Maiden Sprint 1400m $7,000, Waipukurau Christmas Races, Waipukurau photograph
Straight home
First: No 10: Revolve, ridden by Rosie Myers; Second: No 9: Miss Raquel, ridden by Miranda Dravitzki - Race 8, The Best Travel Maiden Sprint 1400m $7,000, Waipukurau Christmas Races, Waipukurau
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Christmas table setting at Madisons, a retailer in Tennyson St, Napier photograph
All glass
Christmas table setting at Madisons, a retailer in Tennyson St, Napier
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Merran Hain on Untouchable - Leaderbrand open horse AM5 (open to Jnr AM and Pro AM riders 1.15 - Fernhill Sud Young Horse Jumping Championships, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings photograph
Up'n'Over
Merran Hain on Untouchable - Leaderbrand open horse AM5 (open to Jnr AM and Pro AM riders 1.15 - Fernhill Sud Young Horse Jumping Championships, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings
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26th annual production selected breeding stag sale, Maranoa, Genetically Superior Red Deer, Takapau, owned by John Spiers photograph
Deer doin' time
26th annual production selected breeding stag sale, Maranoa, Genetically Superior Red Deer, Takapau, owned by John Spiers
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Monday, 16 December 2013

Quips & Quotes

A song: You can give without loving - but you can't love without giving.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Living the Dream

"Charitable trust was struggling financially in part due to over-stretching for growth into local community. Leader prayed for Heaven strategies to restore financial strength. They implemented strategy to expand only when cash-flow allowed (i.e. not borrowing). Within weeks they moved into a new building that had a significantly reduced monthly rent. Next they received word that one of their debtors "The Lord spoke to us this morning to forgive that debt and it's to be a seed sown into you." They fully released them from an outstanding debt of $5,000."
 
Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Heaven in Business

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New Zealand's most fearsome bird, The Magpie, for which I've had the most healthy respect ever since I was a paperboy photograph
New Zealand's most fearsome bird
The Magpie, for which I've had the most healthy respect ever since I was a paperboy
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 14 December 2013

My World

Retro 1970's porch still going strong photograph
Retro 1970's porch still going strong
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 13 December 2013

My World

Little boxes on the hillside? Nope, no ticky-tacky here - Modern subdivision, real estate on Strome Rd, Omarunui photograph
Little boxes on the hillside? Nope, no ticky-tacky here
Modern subdivision, real estate on Strome Rd, Omarunui
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 12 December 2013

My World

Kiwiana: Pegs on a line photograph
Kiwiana: Pegs on a line
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

My World

Woohoo, just two weeks to go - Christmas trees in Awatoto photograph
Woohoo, just two weeks to go J
Christmas trees in Awatoto
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J

L-R: Libby Charlton, 10, Mitchell Snell, 11, Wesley Akeripa, 11, athletes from the Hastings Athletics Club, pictured warming up before training at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings, have been selected in the Trans Tasman team photograph
Up-and-coming runners
L-R: Libby Charlton, 10, Mitchell Snell, 11, Wesley Akeripa, 11, athletes from the Hastings Athletics Club, pictured warming up before training at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings, have been selected in the Trans Tasman team
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The Great KidsCan Santa Run, along the Rotary Pathway, a 2-3km fun run/walk along Marine Parade, start/finish at the Sound Shell, Napier, where most participants wore a santa suit. photograph
Festive fundraiser
The Great KidsCan Santa Run, along the Rotary Pathway, a 2-3km fun run/walk along Marine Parade, start/finish at the Sound Shell, Napier, where most participants wore a santa suit.
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Final parade, March Out of the Flaxmere College Service Academy, Flaxmere, Hastings, led by Ngawaka Heremia-Harriman, parade commander photograph
Stride with pride
Final parade, March Out of the Flaxmere College Service Academy, Flaxmere, Hastings, led by Ngawaka Heremia-Harriman, parade commander
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Rainbow over Hawke Bay, pictured from Pioneer Highway, SH2, Awatoto, Napier photograph
Bow over the Bay
Rainbow over Hawke Bay, pictured from Pioneer Highway, SH2, Awatoto, Napier
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Richard Gillespie, Napier, goalie, Hawke's Bay United soccer team, used to play for Waitakere (who he'll be playing on Sunday), with his children L-R: Cooper, 6 months, Kayla, 2 (wearing his old Waitakere strip) photograph
Professional Dad
Richard Gillespie, Napier, goalie, Hawke's Bay United soccer team, used to play for Waitakere (who he'll be playing on Sunday), with his children L-R: Cooper, 6 months, and Kayla, 2 (wearing his old Waitakere strip)
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Monday, 9 December 2013

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Great men cling to the Word as if their hearts had teeth.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Living the Dream

"Woman who believes cancer is illegal, discovered she had five large masses on her uterus. She went into her surgeon for a pre-op checkup. He waved the ultrasound(?) wand over her body confirming the five large masses, live on screen. Surgeon pointed them out to her and saying the only option is a full hysterectomy. “See them here?” He began to go over them a second time pointing them out to her.

As he pointed to the first one it literally disappeared on the screen. Surprised he went to the next one. It then disappeared under his ‘waving.’ One by one they each disappeared as he attempted to point them out. Flustered he changed the equipment but they could no longer find ANY masses. Finally he said “There is absolutely no need for you or me to be here. Go home.” Now, three years later, there are no masses and cancer remains illegal. Redding, Ca"

Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Dream Culture: Bringing your Dreams to Life

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Call to worship, the Ahuriri-Putorino Knox Presbyterian Church, built in 1896 photograph
Call to worship
The Ahuriri-Putorino Knox Presbyterian Church, built in 1896
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 7 December 2013

My World

The Emperor of Fernhill photograph
The Emperor of Fernhill
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 6 December 2013

My World

Stacked firewood, ready for the five days it'll be needed photograph
Stacked firewood
Ready for the five days it'll be needed
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 5 December 2013

My World

Keeping the neighbours out since Adam was a cowboy photograph
Keeping the neighbours out since Adam was a cowboy
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

My World

Non-conformists - One of the pou at Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, Waiohiki photograph
Non-conformists
One of the pou at Waiohiki Creative Arts Village, Waiohiki
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J

The Mermaid, a hair-style, modelled by Emma Bell, Hastings, at Cut Above Hair & Beauty, Heretaunga St West, Hastings photograph
The Mermaid
A hair-style modelled by Emma Bell, Hastings, at Cut Above Hair & Beauty, Heretaunga St West, Hastings
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Lipstick at Charleston Pharmacy, Hastings St, Napier photograph
Gift ideas
Lipstick at Charleston Pharmacy, Hastings St, Napier
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Voyager of the Seas, a large cruise ship reversing into Napier Port, pictured from Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier photograph
Big boat
Voyager of the Seas, a large cruise ship reversing into Napier Port, pictured from Hardinge Rd, Ahuriri, Napier
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L-R: Tessa Burns, Frances Rainbow, Lauren Swift, 11 year-olds from Haumoana School, Haumoana, running on the Rotary Pathway, along Beach Rd, Haumoana, training for last weekend's Cape Kidnappers Challenge, sponsored by Gannet Beach Adventures, with Cape Kidnappers in the background. photograph
The Blazing Gannets
L-R: Tessa Burns, Frances Rainbow, Lauren Swift, 11 year-olds from Haumoana School, Haumoana, running on the Rotary Pathway, along Beach Rd, Haumoana, training for last weekend's Cape Kidnappers Challenge, sponsored by Gannet Beach Adventures, with Cape Kidnappers in the background.
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L-R: Jo Reyngoud, counsellor, FamilyWorks Presbyterian Support East Coast, Christmas Cheer cco-ordinator for the Hastings District Council; Michele Glogoski, Napier City Council community development, Christmas Cheer co-ordinator for the Napier City Council photograph
Christmas charity
L-R: Jo Reyngoud, counsellor, FamilyWorks Presbyterian Support East Coast, Christmas Cheer cco-ordinator for the Hastings District Council, and Michele Glogoski, Napier City Council community development, Christmas Cheer co-ordinator for the Napier City Council
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Sheryl Summers, 1 to 1 Fitness Studio, Napier, a New Zealand representative in the bodybuilding grand masters class, recently won a silver medal at the Natural Olympia in San Diego. photograph
Winning body
Sheryl Summers, 1 to 1 Fitness Studio, Napier, a New Zealand representative in the bodybuilding grand masters class, recently won a silver medal at the Natural Olympia in San Diego.
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Monday, 2 December 2013

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Living the Dream

"Dave is the President of Sales for an international pet supplies company. His unsaved CEO had a headache so Dave prayed for him and the pain completely left. A couple months later the company had an outdoor function for new clients. The event was about to be cancelled due to an incoming storm. Dave’s CEO turned to him and suggested he pray because “If God can heal headaches through you, couldn’t He fix the weather?”

While the unsaved CEO was telling the whole team about the previous answered prayer, Dave frantically requested Heaven’s help (called Andy who got his 8yr old to pray – prayed a dome of protection). Within ten minutes the weather changed allowing their event to proceed as planned. Dave is now the recognized go-to-guy for supernatural assistance and strategy. He is a modern-day Joshua or Daniel whose demonstration of a good God is resulting in his clients, colleagues and CEO getting exposed and invited into their own partnership with the Father."

Living the Dream, a series of true and verified stories of real people who have encountered God for themselves and have learnt to apply His principles in their normal everyday world, sourced from Heaven in Business

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Newly-sown crop, Fernhill
Newly-sown crop, Fernhill
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J