Lizzie Russell, co-ordinator of Amalgamate Hawke's Bay, will be using this caravan to promote their website and their cause, the amalgamation of the Hawke's Bay councils.
Tea for two
Merrill Fernando from Dilmah has produced some specially branded Dilmah teas for Art Deco Week, for sale at the Art Deco Shop, Napier.
L-R: Sergeant Bob Gordon, Sergeant Ross Stewart, pictured outside the Hastings Police Station, Railway Rd, Hastings, have both served 42 years with the New Zealand Police.
L-R: Kelly-Jo Kiripatea, Khaleece Kiripatea, 5 months, Judas Kiripatea, 4, Albert Kiripatea, Oriwia Kiripatea, 10, AJ Kiripatea, 7 - a family who will be moving into a four bedroom Habitat for Humanity home in Napier.
Daiana Samson, an RSE worker from Vanuatu, pictured in the packhouse at Crasborn Group Ltd, Omahu Rd, Hastings.
Arnie Heyer, Hastings Junior Reps, bowls Tom McDonald, North City, Wellington, at a year 7 and 8 cricket tournament at Nelson Park, Napier.
Doing his bit
Tony Stewart, Hastings, soundman at Napier Country and Variety Music Festival, Taradale RSA, Taradale, Napier.
With a sound all of its own
Grahame Smith, Papamoa, playing his pedal steel guitar at Napier Country and Variety Music Festival, Taradale RSA, Taradale, Napier.
L-R: Olga Lyubova, Katy Clark, Mt Maunganui, Lindsay Freeman, Katikati, cycling along Ngatarawa Rd, Bridge Pa - eight wineries involved in the first one-day annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival.
Eilish Rose, singing at Ash Ridge Winery, SH50, Bridge Pa - eight wineries involved in the first one-day annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival.
A happy busload of imbibers, leaving Paritua, Maraekakaho Rd, Bridge Pa - eight wineries involved in the first one-day annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival.
A group of thirty 10-11yr olds from Bethel went to Washington DC to thank and bless those in US Congress (Government). Here's one days report from the group:
"We stopped outside each office and asked the Lord for a word for the member on Congress and how we should pray for them. These girls spent at least 5 minutes at each office in prayer, never rushing, always waiting on the Holy Spirit. They then walked into each office and handed out the Thank You cards they had prepared. On the front of the card there is a small stack of post it notes and on the back is an encouraging word. They signed each one personally. They handed one to each staff member and told them 'Thank you for serving our nation, we appreciate you and what you do' (or something similar).
People were moved to tears, some offices people were coming out of doors everywhere to see the children and meet them. One staff member turned her card over and read what was written on the back and said 'That is a good word for me!'. We were given business cards of congressional aides who told us to call if we needed anything while we were in DC. The children were given so much stuff from the offices, their back packs were loaded! Staff aides stopped me in the hall and asked 'Are you doing this are every office?', when I replied 'Yes', they said 'This is an incredible thing you are doing'.
They asked why the children were there and were left saying things like 'Wow!', when the children told them they had come to say 'Thank You'. People couldn't believe that children would come all the way from California just to thank them. There was a shift in the atmosphere in the House of Representative offices today!" Laura Griffis, Redding, CA (April 2014)" 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
Sunny weather, blue skies over vineyards, near Hastings.
Destined for greatness
Emmanuel Fuimaono, 16, Hastings, opera singer, will be performing in "The Elixir of Love", organised by Festival Opera, pictured in front of the Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings.
Horticulture contractors weeding, covered up on a hot sunny day, Stock Rd, Flaxmere, Hastings.
Graeme Hall, Hastings, with his son Preston Hall, 6, and Buddy, a mastiff cross dog they got from the Adopt-a-Pet campaign run by the Hastings SPCA.
Head for heights
Sean McFarland, Napier, will be competing at the New Zealand Scooter Championships at Napier Skating Club, Sk8Zone, Marine Parade, Napier.
L-R: Brett Loveridge, Hastings, a Meeanee Mauler, with Aussie Holloway, one of his pit crew, preparing his car for this weekend's Peter Barry Memorial Teams Stockcar event.
Aleish Giddens, Hastings, Hawke's Bay's only birth photographer, pictured in one of the hallways of Ata Rangi, the maternity ward at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings.
Dr Ross Freebairn, Bridge Pa, Hastings, heading out for a bike ride, is a consultant in the Intensive Care Department at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings. Story about cyclists and cycle helmets.
"Young man recently restored from addict lifestyle had a heart dream of having his own house (but no money as he began a ministry school). Another couple in town had a beautiful guesthouse (with an amazing view) they used for missionaries but it was mostly left empty. One day they opened it to find 17 dead bats and realized that leaving it empty was resulting in it being run down. The young man was recommended as a possible trustworthy tenant.
On his return from a mission trip they practically begged him to occupy. He then found out they didn’t want to charge him rent due to the tax credits they received from the property being attached to their own. Even more so, they paid for all his utilities! Seven years later having paid no rent or utilities he was given the opportunity to purchase it… for free
After 7 years the older husband passed away and his wife went to live with family. It initially looked like the young couple would need to find another place to live, but they prayed and believed God to make a way. A few months later they were approached with the offer to purchase BOTH homes and ALL the property with an assessed value of $415,000 (low!).
However the asking price was only $285,000 because they wanted the guesthouse to be a ‘blessing.’ PLUS the family financed the deal at 0% (zero percent) interest for three years. During this time the young couple rented out the guesthouse that fully covered the mortgage, taxes and insurance. PL, Alaska" 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
Hastings Fire Service, with several tankers and volunteer crews from Hastings District Council Rural Fire Force attended a scrub fire in a gully, surrounded by pine trees and recently-mown hay paddocks, Matapiro Rd, Crownthorpe, just down the road from the Crownthorpe Church.
Kieran Kruger, lifesaving ironman, Puketapu, Napier, training on his race board at Ocean Beach Kiwi Surf Life Saving Club, at Ocean Beach, Hawke's Bay.
Max Baker, a mate of the owner of the car, works to free the car - A car doing backward wheelies crashed into a tree on a small reserve in Ryan Crescent, Greenmeadows, Napier, in the early hours of the morning. People tried to free the car, using a chainsaw to destroy the tree. The driver was a friend of flatmates of Hawke's Bay Magpie Trent Boswell-Wakefield whose neighbours say his home in the street is known for its noise. Police attended.
Actor George Henare helps out in an Opera Massed Chorus, one of the first classes at the New Zealand Singing School, held at EIT Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Napier.
L-R: Zach George, 9, Tawa; Edward Holdsworth, bowler, Matthew Foster, run out, Poverty Bay - Riverbend Camp Cricket Camp game at Frimley Park, Hastings.
Cornwall Blue, Hastings, celebrate their win against Wellington Collegians, for 4 wins from 4 games - Riverbend Camp Cricket Camp game at Frimley Park, Hastings.
A teddy bear amongst other saved belongings after a house fire at 41a Kennedy Rd, Napier.
Focussed on winning
Ashleigh Loversuch, Clive, photographing B grade - Mudgeway Enterprises Stage Two, Ohiti Rd Circuit, Pukehamoamoa, Hastings. Day two of a three-day The Hub Tour.
L-R: Sue Owen, Auckland, Paul Kench, Auckland, watching Mudgeway Enterprises Stage Two, Ohiti Rd Circuit, Pukehamoamoa, Hastings. Day two of a three-day The Hub Tour.
"Brent was the general manager of a manufacturing company. In spite of only being in his early 30s, he was responsible for over 250 employees and was generating $3 million per month of gross sales.
During the second day of a Heaven in Business workshop, he received word that he was $87,000 below the budgeted net profit of $300,000 for the month (almost 30 percent)! Normally he would stop everything he was doing and completely focus on doing whatever was necessary to achieve or exceed the budget targets. However, in exploring a partnership with God at work, he chose to lean into what his senior partner could do. Brent switched off his phone and walked into the event. He focused on resting with God rather than the problem at hand.
At the end of the afternoon session titled “The Performance of Rest,” Brent turned his phone back on and found two texts and one email. The first text reported the company had an over-accrual of labor for the previous month, and $40,000 was being credited back to the current month. The second text reported that an employee, budgeted to cost another $20,000 on sick leave, had suddenly turned back up at work, fully functioning, to the surprise of the management. Brent then opened the email. It detailed an idea that came from an employee on the manufacturing shop floor. His idea would result in completing a job four weeks ahead of schedule and contribute an additional $35,000 to the month’s income!
Within a few hours, a 30 percent deficit became a surplus. Brent was shocked that when he did the opposite of his instincts and rested with God, the problem was solved so easily. Even better, Brent was gaining confidence in his partnership with God at work and learning His ways of performing from rest."
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
Tabitha Coddington, groom for her father Simon Coddington, swapping horses, playing for 5C Global Links, vs Bailador International - Porangahau Beach Polo, Te Paerahi Beach, aka Porangahau Beach, Central Hawke's Bay.
In the thick of it
Centre: Jared Thompson, Hastings, playing for Bailador International, vs 5C Global Links - Porangahau Beach Polo, Te Paerahi Beach, aka Porangahau Beach, Central Hawke's Bay.
Woooooo! Too close for comfort!
Dave Miller, Central FM, playing close to the crowd - Porangahau Beach Polo, Te Paerahi Beach, aka Porangahau Beach, Central Hawke's Bay.
Horses? What horses?
L-R: Hannah Tipene, 9, Mollie Tipene, 7, Ruby Tipene, 5, New Plymouth; Zoe Reisima, 4, Waipukurau, building a sand sculpture - Porangahau Beach Polo, Te Paerahi Beach, aka Porangahau Beach, Central Hawke's Bay.
Mike Goodacre, Flaxmere, Hastings, pictured coming in after a round at Karamu Golf Club, based at Golflands, Mangateretere, Hastings, will be defending his title at the New Zealand Masters Games Golf Tournament.
Flaxmere's own hero
Cr Henare O'Keefe, Hastings District Council, Hastings, also involved with Te Aranga Marae, U-Turn Trust and The Flaxmere Heroes calendar, pictured in Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings.
Swim between the flags
Sign: "Danger Rips" New Year's Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama, Hawke's Bay.
Dads at work
Sand castles by the Castles family, Dannevirke and the Nutting family, Cromwell - New Year's Day at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama, Hawke's Bay.
99% blew zero
L-R: Snr Sgt Greg Brown, Sgt Krissy Shadbolt, police checkpoint, breath-testing punters in Market St, Hastings, after the Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races at Hastings Racecourse.
L-R: Staci Watson, Jarard Wiringi, Napier, with Kora Ainai Atarangi Wiringi, born 0105, two weeks premature, the first baby born in Hawke's Bay this year, pictured in SCBU, Ata Rangi, Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings.