Monday, 31 March 2014

Quips & Quotes

Martin Luther: To be a Christian without prayer is as impossible as being alive without breathing.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Living the Dream

"Two women on street in Asian nation see a girl in process of being abducted by some men. They call to a passing policeman but he turns away and ignores it because he is on their payroll. Not knowing what to do they pray and begin to worship as they walk up to the men. As they approach they offer the men a drink of water. The men are confused and in that moment let go of the girl who escapes. The women then buy the men a meal learning they are a sex trafficking gang and trapped in a vicious cycle of control. Over the next twelve months the girls regularly meet up with the gang leader showing him real love and talking to him about a better future. He then disappears and they don’t know where he has gone. A month later he shows up wanting to meet. He says “When I’m with you, I feel peace. How can I get that for myself?” The women introduce him to Jesus. Six months later he has a normal job and the kingdom continues to advance!"

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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I don't know what tree it is, and I don't why I like it, I just do. photograph
I don't know what tree it is, and I don't know why I like it, I just do.
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 29 March 2014

My World

Sunny sideways photograph
Sunny sideways 
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 28 March 2014

My World

Purple pony poo in Pakipaki, you won't see this in the cities! photograph
Purple pony poo in Pakipaki
You won't see this in the cities!
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 27 March 2014

My World

Veronica Sunbay, Marine Parade, Napier photograph
Veronica Sunbay, Marine Parade, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My World

Bellatino's Food Lovers Market, Havelock North photograph
Bellatino's Food Lovers Market, Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Spice of Life

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

 From left, Nicola Reid, Hannah Finnie, Rhiannon Griffith, Holly Macdonald, T Carran and Samantha Bell served up St Patrick's Day breakfast at the Rose and Shamrock Village Inn in Havelock North photograph
Serving wenches
From left, Nicola Reid, Hannah Finnie, Rhiannon Griffith, Holly Macdonald, T Carran and Samantha Bell served up St Patrick's Day breakfast at the Rose and Shamrock Village Inn in Havelock North
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Marion and Sloan Woods from Blackhead Beach, Central Hawke's Bay, had their heads shaved as a fundraiser for cancer research, at Jarks Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Waimarama, operated by their daughter and son-in-law Marianne and Peter Poszeluk. photograph
True love
Marion and Sloan Woods from Blackhead Beach, Central Hawke's Bay, had their heads shaved as a fundraiser for cancer research, at Jarks Cafe Bar and Restaurant, Waimarama, operated by their daughter and son-in-law Marianne and Peter Poszeluk.
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Victoria Barczak, Wellington, with Donnybrook Erin, placed fourth in one of the Clydesdale classes - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings photograph
Big foot
Victoria Barczak, Wellington, with Donnybrook Erin, placed fourth in one of the Clydesdale classes - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings
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Clockwise from front left: Liz Quarrie, Opotiki, Jasmin Quarrie, Opotiki, Brooke Pullan, Russell, Elsie Quarrie, Opotiki, looking through photographs of Brooke winning the Pony Champion Stakes 1.25m - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings photograph
Let me see!
Clockwise from front left: Liz Quarrie, Opotiki, Jasmin Quarrie, Opotiki, Brooke Pullan, Russell, Elsie Quarrie, Opotiki, looking through photographs of Brooke winning the Pony Champion Stakes 1.25m - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings
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L-R: Ama Agbeze, Olivia Meynell, 5, Napier - All the children received a poster and a ball at the end of the day - Central Pulse netball team, at Hawke's Bay Regional Roadshow at Hawke's Bay Netball, Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings photograph
Overawed by awesomeness
L-R: Ama Agbeze, Olivia Meynell, 5, Napier - All the children received a poster and a ball at the end of the day - Central Pulse netball team, at Hawke's Bay Regional Roadshow at Hawke's Bay Netball, Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings
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Donna Smith on Cluny, competing in Class 802 NZ Horse and Pony Magazine 2* Cross Country - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings photograph
Mind the eels...
Donna Smith on Cluny, competing in Class 802 NZ Horse and Pony Magazine 2* Cross Country - Horse of the Year at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Quips & Quotes

Mike Connell: You remember poor quality long after you remember how cheap it was.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Living the Dream

"Building provision: We were looking to buy a specific building in England to set up a church. We checked with all the estate agents, but no one was selling that building. It had been put up for sale previously but was taken off the market. We decided to rent another building instead. The night before we were supposed to collect the key, we listened to one of Bill's pod-casts. He said, "At 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, a door will be opened." We felt a quickening in our spirits, but didn't know what it meant.

My World

Trig station on Te Mata Peak photograph
Trig station on Te Mata Peak
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 22 March 2014

My World

Commercial tomato crop in Longlands photograph
Commercial tomato crop in Longlands
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 21 March 2014

My World

I'm guessing it's Art Deco, and I'm guessing it's a whale's tail... a whale spout? a palm frond? a flower? Aaaarrrgh, help me out here, people :-) photograph
I'm guessing it's Art Deco
and I'm guessing it's a whale's tail... a whale spout? a palm frond? a flower? Aaaarrrgh, help me out here, people J
[ Sorry about the pixelated image, I haven't figgered out how to turn off Blogger's auto enhance feature - first time I've noticed it ]
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 20 March 2014

My World

Close shave? Leftover stubble from a maize harvest in Bridge Pa photograph
Close shave? 
Leftover stubble from a maize harvest in Bridge Pa
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

My World

Pou stands guard at the Ahuriri Estuary, Napier photograph
Pou stands guard
at the Ahuriri Estuary, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Spice of Life

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

Just a small part of the audience at The Redwoods Session, a concert in The Redwoods on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North photograph
In tune with nature
Just a small part of the audience at The Redwoods Session, a concert in The Redwoods on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North
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Bonnie Berkett, Bonnie Cakes, is relocating her cupcake business to, and will be the new head chef at, Ormlie Lodge, Waiohiki, Napier, which has recently been purchased by new owners. photograph
Edible art
Bonnie Berkett, Bonnie Cakes, is relocating her cupcake business to, and will be the new head chef at, Ormlie Lodge, Waiohiki, Napier, which has recently been purchased by new owners.
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Mick Cull, coach, with Shannon Gearey, 16, a sprint runner from Napier, attends Napier Girls' High School, pictured at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings, off to race in Sydney. photograph
Ready... Set... Go!
Mick Cull, coach, with Shannon Gearey, 16, a sprint runner from Napier, attends Napier Girls' High School, pictured at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings, off to race in Sydney.
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L-R: Charlie Kilduff, 5, Ralph Absolom, 5, Orlando Norman, 5, Harry Eivers, 5, Cody Caton, 4, the newest new entrants at Hereworth School, Havelock North, playing on the playground, dressed in French costume on a French-themed mufti day. photograph
C'est parti!
L-R: Charlie Kilduff, 5, Ralph Absolom, 5, Orlando Norman, 5, Harry Eivers, 5, Cody Caton, 4, the newest new entrants at Hereworth School, Havelock North, playing on the playground, dressed in French costume on a French-themed mufti day.
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A $420,000 Braud 9060L Opti-grape grape harvester, pictured working on Woodthorpe Terraces, an 80 hectare Te Mata Estate vineyard on Kawera Rd, Dartmoor Valley, operated by Harvest Hawke's Bay, supplied by Norwood Farm Machinery Centre, Hastings photograph
Expensive business
A $420,000 Braud 9060L Opti-grape grape harvester, pictured working on Woodthorpe Terraces, an 80 hectare Te Mata Estate vineyard on Kawera Rd, Dartmoor Valley, operated by Harvest Hawke's Bay, supplied by Norwood Farm Machinery Centre, Hastings
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Luke Osborne, Havelock North, multisports, pictured on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, training for the mountainbike section of this weekend's Triple Peaks Challenge. photograph
Ready for a challenge
Luke Osborne, Havelock North, multisports, pictured on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North, training for the mountainbike section of this weekend's Triple Peaks Challenge.
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Vicky Wilson, Northland, on Showtym Spotlight, jumping over a picnic table and riders L-R: Amanda Wilson, Kirsty Wagstaff and Ellie Bestwick. Holding the sign is Scott Avery - Horse of the year, HOY, promo at the Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, for the finish of the Triple Peaks Challenge photograph
It's no picnic
Vicky Wilson, Northland, on Showtym Spotlight, jumping over a picnic table and riders L-R: Amanda Wilson, Kirsty Wagstaff and Ellie Bestwick. Holding the sign is Scott Avery - Horse of the year, HOY, promo at the Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, for the finish of the Triple Peaks Challenge
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The covers go on the pitch, interrupting a cricket game between Napier Old Boys Marist and Napier Tech, at Nelson Park, Napier photograph
Cyclone Lusi? Pfffffttt
The covers go on the pitch, interrupting a cricket game between Napier Old Boys Marist and Napier Tech, at Nelson Park, Napier
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Living the Dream

"Poorest woman in remote village in rural China became a Christian. A neighbor then informed her that her goat had been gored to death by a water-buffalo and that she should hurry up and get down there to harvest any edible flesh before another villager steals it. She went to the goat and saw that it was dead and messy. She then said to God "My friend says that you can raise the dead. Well, I need this goat." Next thing goat jumps up and runs off whole."

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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Red rebellion, autumn colours in Havelock North photograph
Red rebellion
Autumn colours in Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 15 March 2014

My World

Bell tower at St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Havelock North photograph
Bell tower
at St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 14 March 2014

My World

Little people, big dreams - on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North photograph
Little people, big dreams
on Te Mata Peak, Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 13 March 2014

My World

On track for night work at Napier Port photograph
On track for night work at Napier Port
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

My World

Wheelie cool modern art photograph
Wheelie cool modern art
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spice of Life

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

Tumble brick façade on a speculative retail/office development by Lowmac Properties, in Porter Drive, Havelock North photograph
Old look to new building
Tumble brick façade on a speculative retail/office development by Lowmac Properties, in Porter Drive, Havelock North
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Ormlie Lodge, Waiohiki, Napier, which has recently been purchased by new owners photograph
Old Dame gets new owners
Ormlie Lodge, Waiohiki, Napier, which has recently been purchased by new owners.
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Madison Bowey models garments by Love Hotel designers (and sisters) Harriet Garland-Levett and Ella Garland-Levett, from Haumoana - fashion parade at Clifton Cafe, Clifton photograph
Fashion lovers
Madison Bowey models garments by Love Hotel designers (and sisters) Harriet Garland-Levett and Ella Garland-Levett, from Haumoana - fashion parade at Clifton Cafe, Clifton
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L-R: Jake Chalmers, bowler, Scott Shaw, wicket-keeper, Central Hawke's Bay. Shaw caught Rokon Al Sahariar. At right is Ben Fair, Havelock North - premier cricket at Nelson Park, Napier photograph
Howzat!
L-R: Jake Chalmers, bowler, Scott Shaw, wicket-keeper, Central Hawke's Bay. Shaw caught Rokon Al Sahariar. At right is Ben Fair, Havelock North - premier cricket at Nelson Park, Napier
Photographer: Duncan Brown
SPORT
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Cameron Huckle, 3, Napier, apple bobbing at Shakespeare in the Park, at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier photograph
He'll learn
Cameron Huckle, 3, Napier, apple bobbing at Shakespeare in the Park, at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier
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Sonya Aifai, Napier, at Shakespeare in the Park, at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier photograph
Hawke's Bay folks sure do like a dress-up
Sonya Aifai, Napier, at Shakespeare in the Park, at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier
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Shakespeare in the Park at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier photograph
Man as woman?
Shakespeare in the Park at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier
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Kristen Clothier, Hastings, made up as a "sugar-skull" celebrating the Day of the Dead Festival, at a Mexican Fiesta dress-up at The Corn Exchange, Hastings photograph
Dressed to kill
Kristen Clothier, Hastings, made up as a "sugar-skull" celebrating the Day of the Dead Festival, at a Mexican Fiesta dress-up at The Corn Exchange, Hastings
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Bike 4, winner of heat two of the solo bikes - racing at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier photograph
Speedster
Bike 4, winner of heat two of the solo bikes - racing at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier
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Monday, 10 March 2014

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Living the Dream

"Local door to door sales person went to a woman's house to offer her new satellite service. While talking he noticed she had significant lung problems and had a hard time breathing. He offered to pray for her and she agreed. The woman's lungs become clear, breathing with no problems. She began to walk the yard to test her lungs and they were healed. She then invited Jesus into her life!! (She also invited installation of the new satellite service)"

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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Pucker up postie! (Though I must admit, the lippy's looking a bit ragged) photograph
Pucker up postie!
(Though I must admit, the lippy's looking a bit ragged)
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 8 March 2014

My World

Splash of colour - What I saw from the door, Shanton fashion, Hastings photograph
Splash of colour
What I saw from the door, Shanton fashion, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 7 March 2014

My World

Closed for earthquake evaluation - Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings photograph
Closed for earthquake evaluation
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 6 March 2014

My World

Keeping score, Havelock North Primary's summer sports day in the Domain photograph
Keeping score
Havelock North Primary's summer sports day in the Domain
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

My World

Unashamedly patriotic - Masonic Hotel in Napier photograph
Unashamedly patriotic
Masonic Hotel in Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Spice of Life

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

Callin Chisholm, 19 months, Hamilton, watching the Art Deco Soap Box Derby in Tennyson St, Napier photograph
Wannabe driver
Callin Chisholm, 19 months, Hamilton, watching the Art Deco Soap Box Derby in Tennyson St, Napier
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Driver gets second chance after a mid-course crash in the Art Deco Soap Box Derby photograph
Keen as mustard
Driver gets second chance after a mid-course crash in the Art Deco Soap Box Derby
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The pilot, navigator and gunner on a Fairey Swordfish, nick-named a String Bag, torpedo bomber similar to the one that sunk the German Bismarck in WW2, owned by Alan Rawson, Hamilton, radio-controlled aircraft seen at Warbirds over Awatoto, at the airfield at Waitangi Rd, Awatoto, Napier. photograph
For King and Country
The pilot, navigator and gunner on a Fairey Swordfish, nick-named a String Bag, a torpedo bomber similar to the one that sunk the German Bismarck in WW2, owned by Alan Rawson, Hamilton, radio-controlled aircraft seen at Warbirds over Awatoto, at the airfield at Waitangi Rd, Awatoto, Napier.
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John Owen, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, was photographed by a LOT of people at the Gatsby Picnic Lunch, in the War Memorial gardens, and along the Napier foreshore, Napier photograph
Deco snoozer
John Owen, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, was photographed by a LOT of people at the Gatsby Picnic Lunch, in the War Memorial gardens, and along the Napier foreshore, Napier
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L-R: Alex Bailey, Daniel Cunningham, Tupari House, ready to compete in the 400m race at an athletics sports day for William Colenso College, Napier, at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings photograph
No bare feet here
L-R: Alex Bailey, Daniel Cunningham, Tupari House, ready to compete in the 400m race at an athletics sports day for William Colenso College, Napier, at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings
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Necklace by Deb Bell Design, Hastings photograph
All glass
Necklace by Deb Bell Design, Hastings
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Michelle Brocklehurst, a new volunteer firefighter at Taradale Volunteer Fire Brigade, Taradale, Napier, pictured with their new fire engine, wearing one of the new style of helmets. photograph
All new
Michelle Brocklehurst, a new volunteer firefighter at Taradale Volunteer Fire Brigade, Taradale, Napier, pictured with their new fire engine, wearing one of the new style of helmets.
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Dean Clafferty, tattoo artist, son of Kevin Clafferty, tattoo artist, at Dragon Tattoo, Hastings photograph
Human canvas
Dean Clafferty, tattoo artist, son of Kevin Clafferty, tattoo artist, at Dragon Tattoo, Hastings
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Monday, 3 March 2014

Quips & Quotes

Bob Gass: When you become a Christian, you give up three basic rights: the right to choose what it will cost you; the right to choose how much it will change you; and the right to determine where he will take you.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Living the Dream

"Obedience to Holy Spirit is everything. I was tired from a long day and ready for some food, and I drove past what looked like the worst, most run down, old house covered in cobwebs and skulls for Halloween, and God said, "Stop there. I want to heal a person in that house." In faith alone, I drove back past the house, and walked up to the door. Two huge dogs went nuts at me, and I yelled, "Is anyone home?" An older lady walked to the front, and said, "Who are you?" I told her why I came to the door, and in shock, she said, "Yes, please pray. I have two destroyed hips and bursitis. Also, I'm in terrible pain all the time and am on heavy painkillers." I prayed for 30 seconds and commanded infirmity to flee her body. Well to my shock, all the pain, I mean ALLLLLL the agonizing pain was completely gone. She was able to move her hips like Elvis and was praising God loudly at the front of her place. Once again, I am deeply humbled by the effects of simply saying yes to Jesus. —Ben Fitzgerald, 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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Makes you wonder about their wallpaper... Sheep and beehives at Eskdale photograph
Makes you wonder about their wallpaper...
Sheep and beehives at Eskdale
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 1 March 2014

My World

Napier Sailing Club
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J