Wednesday, 30 April 2014

My World

Pixelated to protect their privacy, a wireless screenshot in Hastings photography
Pixelated to protect their privacy
A wireless screenshot in Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courier, the Hastings Leader
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

Tyler Lincoln, Raukawa, riding in A-grade - final round of the North Island Championships (bucket racing) F4 Motorcycling event at Roy's Hill kart track, Hastings photograph
Happy biker
Tyler Lincoln, Raukawa, riding in A-grade - final round of the North Island Championships (bucket racing) F4 Motorcycling event at Roy's Hill kart track, Hastings
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L-R: Jackie Wooster, Hastings, Michelle (surname not known), Gisborne - New Zealand Karate Organisation Kyokushin Matsushima Karate Championships at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings photograph
I still don't like watching girls fight
L-R: Jackie Wooster, Hastings, Michelle (surname not known), Gisborne - New Zealand Karate Organisation Kyokushin Matsushima Karate Championships at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings
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L-R: Jesse Wall, Hastings, eventual winner of the Men's Open Final; Rimitira Rihana, Hastings - New Zealand Karate Organisation Kyokushin Matsushima Karate Championships at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings photograph
One down...
L-R: Jesse Wall, Hastings, eventual winner of the Men's Open Final; Rimitira Rihana, Hastings - New Zealand Karate Organisation Kyokushin Matsushima Karate Championships at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings
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Dressed possums competition, part of The Puketapu Pub Pig Hunting Competition, in conjunction with The Black Stag Hunting Club. The weigh-in and prizegiving were at Puketapu Hotel, Puketapu. A "sizeable" donation will go to the Lowe Corporation Helicopter Rescue Trust. photograph
Kids' event
Dressed possums competition, part of The Puketapu Pub Pig Hunting Competition, in conjunction with The Black Stag Hunting Club. The weigh-in and prizegiving were at Puketapu Hotel, Puketapu. A "sizeable" donation will go to the Lowe Corporation Helicopter Rescue Trust.
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Annabel Nelson, 20 months, Puketitiri, checks out the dressed possums competition, part of The Puketapu Pub Pig Hunting Competition, in conjunction with The Black Stag Hunting Club. The weigh-in and prizegiving were at Puketapu Hotel, Puketapu. A "sizeable" donation will go to the Lowe Corporation Helicopter Rescue Trust. photograph
Oh wow!
Annabel Nelson, 20 months, Puketitiri, checks out the dressed possums competition, part of The Puketapu Pub Pig Hunting Competition, in conjunction with The Black Stag Hunting Club. The weigh-in and prizegiving were at Puketapu Hotel, Puketapu. A "sizeable" donation will go to the Lowe Corporation Helicopter Rescue Trust.
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L-R: Everard Bartlett, Anamata Haku, Bay Hawks - Bay Hawks vs Manawatu Jets, basketball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier, Bay Hawks won 81-72 photograph
Winner's circle
L-R: Everard Bartlett, Anamata Haku, Bay Hawks - Bay Hawks vs Manawatu Jets, basketball at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier, Bay Hawks won 81-72
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Brian Mackie, Puketitiri, Hawke's Bay, whose wife Julia Mackie is on Mt Everest with members of the Napier Tramping Club, and is sending back irregular emails and photos. photograph
Sure beats a telegram
Brian Mackie, Puketitiri, Hawke's Bay, whose wife Julia Mackie is on Mt Everest with members of the Napier Tramping Club, and is sending back irregular emails and photos.
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L-R: Len June, Taradale, Cliff Haydon, Napier, Jeff McPhun, Taradale, Robert Anderson, Taradale, Barry Robertson, Napier - members of the Hawke's Bay branch of Ulysses Motorcycle Club, promo for their annual St John's Ride on Anzac Day, a fundraiser for St John Ambulance. photograph
Growing old disgracefully
L-R: Len June, Taradale, Cliff Haydon, Napier, Jeff McPhun, Taradale, Robert Anderson, Taradale, Barry Robertson, Napier - members of the Hawke's Bay branch of Ulysses Motorcycle Club, promo for their annual St John's Ride on Anzac Day, a fundraiser for St John Ambulance.
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John Stables, support adviser, Hastings RSA, Hastings, pictured with a portrait of Keith Elliott VC (Hawke's Bay) in the new Victoria Cross Room, which was officially opened on Anzac Day. photograph
Valiant men
John Stables, support adviser, Hastings RSA, Hastings, pictured with a portrait of Keith Elliott VC (Hawke's Bay) in the new Victoria Cross Room, which was officially opened on Anzac Day.
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Monday, 28 April 2014

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Don't promise when you're happy, don't reply when you're angry, and don't decide when you're sad.

Anzac Day 2014

Last Friday we commemorated Anzac Day, and for the first time in several years, I wasn't working for the paper. However, with  a daughter in ATC (11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings) I still had to get up at 0415 to get her down to the Hastings Cenotaph to fall in at 0450, for the Dawn Service.

I shouldn't be surprised, but because I wasn't focusing on work, I saw and heard and imbibed a lot more than usual. And I had the time to stop and talk to people.

It was a very special day, especially as my nephew and a few family friends are also in ATC, and later in the day my 94 year-old father-in-law marched at the 1030 Havelock North service.

And no I wasn't working, but of course I took my camera. Enjoy J

Girls from Sacred Heart College, Napier, waiting for the Dawn Parade photograph
Girls from Sacred Heart College, Napier, waiting for the Dawn Parade

A moment of reflection amongst Nga Pou o Heretaunga in Civic Square photograph
A moment of reflection amongst Nga Pou o Heretaunga in Civic Square

Deco Bay Napier Port Brass Band provided the music photograph
Deco Bay Napier Port Brass Band provided the music for both the New Zealand and the Australian national anthems - the first time I can recall singing the Ausy one.

One of the four Air Training Corps on sentry duty photograph
One of the four Air Training Corps on sentry duty

The band played by torchlight photograph
The band played by torchlight

Still going strong at nearly 90 photograph
Still going strong at nearly 90
 
It's pretty cool attending the Dawn Parade, listening through the darkness as the parade marches up, everyone standing in silence for the entire service, the sound of gunfire for the gun salute and the three planes flying overhead in formation - it's kind of eerie.

A fallen poppy (someone else rescued it before I could) photograph
A fallen poppy (someone else rescued it before I could)

Lest we forget photograph
Lest we forget

Reading the names of those gone before photograph
Reading the names of those gone before

Breakfast entertainment at the Hastings RSA photograph
Breakfast entertainment at the Hastings RSA

New Zealand Army medals photograph
New Zealand Army medals

Beer for brunch photograph
Beer for brunch

11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings photograph
11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings, ready for the second parade, in Havelock North

My nephew photograph
My nephew (missing the hat cos there were so many new cadets this year)

My daughter photograph
My daughter, a corporal J

My Dad (left)
My Dad (left), with a mate.

The vets marched surprisingly quickly
The vets marched surprisingly quickly...
 
I can't really describe what I felt as everyone applauded them, but I felt it...

followed by the ATC, photograph
followed by the ATC,

and other community groups photograph
and other community groups.

Sentry duty at the Havelock North Cenotaph photograph
Sentry duty at the Havelock North Cenotaph

The New Zealand Fire Service turned out in force. Most of these guys are probably from the Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade photograph
The New Zealand Fire Service turned out in force. Most of these guys are probably from the Havelock North Volunteer Fire Brigade

Squadron leader Mike Wills, 11 Squadron ATC photograph
Squadron leader Mike Wills, 11 Squadron ATC

Ben Vautier, head boy at Hereworth School,  gave the address photograph
Ben Vautier, head boy at Hereworth School, gave the address

The next generation photograph
The next generation

War veterans photograph
War veterans, including women

L-R: Cr Malcolm Dixon and deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers laid a wreath on behalf of the Hastings District Council photograph
L-R: Cr Malcolm Dixon and deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers laid a wreath on behalf of Hastings District Council

11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings laid a wreath photograph
11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings laid a wreath
 
Present arms photograph
Present arms

War medals photograph
War medals

Not sure I could stay still that long - sentry duty at Havelock North Cenotaph photograph
Not sure I could stay still that long

Marching off, next stop the Havelock North Club. I'm proud of my Dad photograph
Marching off, next stop the Havelock North Club. I'm proud of my Dad

Many young people wore their grandparents' medals photograph
Many young people wore their grandparents' medals

Organisers report that a lot more children attended this year's services photograph
Organisers report that a lot more children attended this year's services

Poppies placed on the Cenotaph after the service photograph
Poppies placed on the Cenotaph after the service

Okay, I admit it, I love all the medals photograph
Okay, I admit it, I love all the medals

A young lad from Hereworth School, Havelock North photograph
A young lad from Hereworth School, Havelock North
 
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
We will remember them."

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Living the Dream

"A woman with stage 4 cancer had a white blood cell (WBC) count of 2.3 and only five weeks to live (normal WBC is in the range 4.3 - 10.. She was opposed to anything charismatic especially the laying on of hands. Her parents wanted to bring her to Bethel Church for healing prayer. She was opposed to this but made the deal that she would go on the condition her parents help her complete her bucket list.
During an April 2011, Friday night service she felt fire through her body and all the pain left. No one laid hands on her. By the time she returned home to Florida her white blood cell count was 9.1! Her encounter with the Presence and Power of God transformed her bucket list into a dream list that resulted in ministering with Heidi Baker in Mozambique. Her next step is to bring the Presence and Power of God to Egypt!"

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

My World

Symbols of hope photograph
Symbols of hope
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 26 April 2014

My World

Rotary Fountain by the Hastings Library photograph
Rotary Fountain by the Hastings Library
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

My World

Running for miles, do you ever arrive? photograph
Running for miles, do you ever arrive?
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Spice of Life

My choice from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today J
(including at times, photos for the Napier Courier, the Hastings Leader
the Havelock North Village Press and/or The Link)

Commemorations of the 100th year since WW1 broke out, at Memorial Square, Napier. Students from several Napier schools placed crosses in a "Civic Field of Remembrance" assisted by cadets from No 13 Squadron, (City of Napier) Air Training Corps, the City of Napier Cadet Unit and Napier Sea Scouts. photograph
Napier Boys' High School - We Will Remember
Commemorations of the 100th year since WW1 broke out, at Memorial Square, Napier. Students from several Napier schools placed crosses in a "Civic Field of Remembrance" assisted by cadets from No 13 Squadron, (City of Napier) Air Training Corps, the City of Napier Cadet Unit and Napier Sea Scouts.
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Advance Construction show home, 8 Sue Place, Hastings photograph
More than enough room to swing a cat
Advance Construction show home, 8 Sue Place, Hastings
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Cassoulet, a recipe by Claire Vogtherr, Holly Bacon Company, Hastings photograph
Home cooking
Cassoulet, a recipe by Claire Vogtherr, Holly Bacon Company, Hastings
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Police and fire service attended a truck vs grape harvester accident, corner of Pakowhai Rd and Morley Rd, Hastings. The truck was carrying empty apple pallets. photograph
On its side
Police and fire service attended a truck vs grape harvester accident, corner of Pakowhai Rd and Morley Rd, Hastings. The truck was carrying empty apple pallets.
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Peter Ryan, coronor, Hastings District Court, Hastings. photograph
In court
Peter Ryan, coronor, Hastings District Court, Hastings.
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Right: Andrew Potter, Havelock North Wanderers, soccer vs Manawatu Red Sox - Federation League, football at Guthrie Park, Havelock North photograph
Tussle for supremacy
Right: Andrew Potter, Havelock North Wanderers, soccer vs Manawatu Red Sox - Federation League, football at Guthrie Park, Havelock North
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Andre Hope, Hastings, with Aaron, pictured at an official opening ceremony of a week-long National Youth Drama School at Havelock North High School, Havelock North photograph
Never too old
Andre Hope, Hastings, with Aaron, pictured at an official opening ceremony of a week-long National Youth Drama School at Havelock North High School, Havelock North
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L-R: Annette Black, Haumoana, Kellie Edwards, Whangarei, at Church Rd Winery - The Big Easy, a cycle event from Havelock North, through Clive; Marine Parade, Hardinge Rd, West Quay, Napier; Ahuriri Estuary to Church Rd Winery, Taradale, where there was a concert. photograph
Edible headwear
L-R: Annette Black, Haumoana, Kellie Edwards, Whangarei, at Church Rd Winery - The Big Easy, a cycle event from Havelock North, through Clive; Marine Parade, Hardinge Rd, West Quay, Napier; Ahuriri Estuary to Church Rd Winery, Taradale, where there was a concert.
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