Saturday, 28 February 2015

My World

A spear head, still popular on modern wrought iron fences photograph
A spear head
Still popular on modern wrought iron fences
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 27 February 2015

My World

This one was called "Suicide Bomber", though I didn't find it that hot photograph
This one was called "Suicide Bomber", though I didn't find it that hot
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 26 February 2015

My World

Treetops at White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve photograph
Treetops
at White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My World

Baby oak tree photograph
Baby oak tree
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Spice of Life - Art Deco special

30,000-plus people, glorious Hawke's Bay weather, four days of silliness and seriousness, dressing up and alter-egos, in the Art Deco capital of the world.... I call it work!

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)

L-R: Estelle Pemberton, Napier, and Susie Ford, Auckland, in Tennyson St, Napier. photograph
Annual spectacle
L-R: Estelle Pemberton, Napier, and Susie Ford, Auckland, in Tennyson St, Napier.

L-R: Merrill Fernando, Dilmah Tea, with Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust, and John Key, Prime Minister. photograph
International flavour
L-R: Merrill Fernando, Dilmah Tea, with Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust, and John Key, Prime Minister.

L-R: Eddie Brown, 5,  and Archie Brown, 7, from Puketapu. photograph
Co-ordinated outfits
L-R: Eddie Brown, 5,  and Archie Brown, 7, from Puketapu.

Madison Bowey, Encore Dancers, Born To Move, Hastings. photograph
Cabaret gal
Madison Bowey, Encore Dancers, Born To Move, Hastings.

Formal Sunset ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell. photograph
Navy connection
Formal Sunset ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell.

Crowd watch the Formal Sunset Ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell. photograph
Settling in
Crowd watch the Formal Sunset Ceremony, NZ Navy at the Sound Shell.

Air display by the RNZAF photograph
Stealing the Show
Air display by the RNZAF

L-R: Sam Henwood, England, Sam Hawkins, Christchurch, on top of a Burrell's Showman Engine. photograph
Happy show-offs
L-R: Sam Henwood, England, Sam Hawkins, Christchurch, on top of a Burrell's Showman Engine.



Laura Cleveland, Wanganui, at Death by Chocolate, in the memorial chapel at Dunstall's Funeral Parlour, Napier. photograph
Way to go
Laura Cleveland, Wanganui, at Death by Chocolate, in the memorial chapel at Dunstall's Funeral Parlour, Napier.

James Millar, bartender, Orleans Britomart, Downtown Auckland, creating cocktails at a Dilmah High Tea session. photograph
Just so
James Millar, bartender, Orleans Britomart, Downtown Auckland, creating cocktails at a Dilmah High Tea session.

L-R: Deborah Huckle, Peter-John Huckle, Zimbabwe, celebrating Deborah's 70th birthday.... "most impressed Napier laid all this on for me".... photograph
70 years young
L-R: Deborah Huckle, Peter-John Huckle, Zimbabwe, celebrating Deborah's 70th birthday.... "most impressed Napier laid all this on for me"....

L-R: Heather Kerr, Mount Maunganui, Kiri Gillespie, senior digital reporter, Bay of Plenty Times, Tauranga, in Napier for a hen's party weekend, heading off for a drive in a 1942 Willys Jeep owned and driven by Darren Diack, Napier. Kiri's getting married on 14/03/15. photograph
Last days of freedom
L-R: Heather Kerr, Mount Maunganui, Kiri Gillespie, senior digital reporter, Bay of Plenty Times, Tauranga, in Napier for a hen's party weekend, heading off for a drive in a 1942 Willys Jeep owned and driven by Darren Diack, Napier. Kiri's getting married on 14/03/15.

L-R: James Guidera, Amy Burt, from Full Swing, Wellington, jazz in Market St, Napier. photograph
Toe tappers
L-R: James Guidera, Amy Burt, from Full Swing, Wellington, jazz in Market St, Napier.

Eva-Rose Wildermoth, 15 weeks, Napier, experiencing her first Art Deco weekend with her grandpa Dave Mann, Napier. photograph
Too young to remember
Eva-Rose Wildermoth, 15 weeks, Napier, experiencing her first Art Deco weekend with her grandpa Dave Mann, Napier.

L-R: Tegan McDonald and Holley Diskin, both from Taradale. photograph
Photo bomber
L-R: Tegan McDonald and Holley Diskin, both from Taradale.

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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)

Tangi (funeral) for Tama Huata, Napier, at Mihiroa Marae in Pakipaki, Hastings. Tama was well-known for his promotion of Maori performing arts, and was the founder of Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu Performing Arts School, Hastings, and internationally-acclaimed Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre. photograph
Great man honoured
Tangi (funeral) for Tama Huata, Napier, at Mihiroa Marae in Pakipaki, Hastings. Tama was well-known for his promotion of Maori performing arts, and was the founder of Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu Performing Arts School, Hastings, and internationally-acclaimed Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.

Wine grapes on a Te Awa Estate vineyard, SH50, Hastings. photograph
Fruit of the vine
Wine grapes on a Te Awa Estate vineyard, SH50, Hastings.

The Hawke's Bay Opera House, pictured after Hastings District Council called a press conference to release the latest report on earthquake-strengthening options for the Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Municipal Buildings in Hastings. photograph
Fenced in
The Hawke's Bay Opera House, pictured after Hastings District Council called a press conference to release the latest report on earthquake-strengthening options for the Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Municipal Buildings in Hastings.

L-R: Cr Henare O'Keefe, Cr Wayne Bradshaw, Cr Malcolm Dixon, Hastings District Council, pictured at a meeting of the HDC finance and monitoring committee, discussing Horse of the Year. photograph
Asking a question
L-R: Cr Henare O'Keefe, Cr Wayne Bradshaw, Cr Malcolm Dixon, Hastings District Council, pictured at a meeting of the HDC finance and monitoring committee, discussing Horse of the Year.

L-R: Amanda Holmes, six months pregnant, her parents David and Heather Holmes (who arrived on the scene from Art Deco weekend in Napier) and Chris Newrick, pictured with their 1971 GT Falcon, which was damaged by falling powerlines. Amanda and Chris were trapped in their car until Unison could turn off the power, after an 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North crashed into a power pole on Pakowhai Rd, near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. The woman was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended. photograph
Baby's okay
L-R: Amanda Holmes, six months pregnant, her parents David and Heather Holmes (who arrived on the scene from Art Deco weekend in Napier) and Chris Newrick, pictured with their 1971 GT Falcon, which was damaged by falling powerlines. Amanda and Chris were trapped in their car until Unison could turn off the power, after an 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North crashed into a power pole on Pakowhai Rd, near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. The woman was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended.

An 80 year-old woman from Palmerston North was driving to Napier along Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, when she crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Ruahapia Rd, bringing down three poles and breaking a fourth. She was taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended. Other cars were struck by falling powerlines, and people (including Amanda Holmes, a  pregnant woman) were trapped in their vehicles until Unison could turn off the power. photograph

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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council


One of the lighter moments from the first Citizenship Ceremony of the year, welcoming more "new" citizens, some of whom have lived here for decades!! J at Hastings District Council, on 18 February, 2015.

See the full set, with order form at Duncan Brown Photography, and feel free to tag yourself or your friends on Facebook.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Not everything that can be counted counts…and not everything that counts can be counted.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Living the Dream

"The business of honor:

Salesman was cold-calling a new business and was asked to go by the security office to check in. He was told that all previous salesmen were just asked to leave by security when they got there. Wanting to honor God and submit to the authority in place, he felt at peace and that God would work it out.

When he got to the office he found out they had recently switched security companies and the new company welcomed him. It turned he was the first salesperson welcomed into that business in years. It was an "Unbelievably profitable day!" Peter Rondeau, UK (June 2013)"

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

My World

The Wairoa Rivermouth photograph
The Wairoa Rivermouth
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 21 February 2015

My World

Te Mata Peak, 400m higher than once upon a time photograph
Te Mata Peak
400m higher than once upon a time
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 20 February 2015

My World

30km/h, more than just a suggestion photograph
30km/h, more than just a suggestion
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 19 February 2015

My World

Letterboxosauruses letter boxes photograph
Letterboxosauruses
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

My World

Quad bike on Whakamahi Beach photograph
Quad bike on Whakamahi Beach
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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)

Police and St John Ambulance attended an event on the corner of Lyndon Rd West and Railway Rd, Hastings, where a man needed to have his head bandaged after having lost blood. photograph
Helping hands
Police and St John Ambulance attended an event on the corner of Lyndon Rd West and Railway Rd, Hastings, where a man needed to have his head bandaged after having lost blood.

Weather report: Today's blue skies turn to grey in the late afternoon, the forecast is for showers clearing to partly cloudy fine weather 22 degrees tomorrow. photograph
Reflections
Weather report: Today's blue skies turn to grey in the late afternoon, the forecast is for showers clearing to partly cloudy fine weather 22 degrees tomorrow.

Police, St John Ambulance and the fire service attended a car accident, where only one car was involved, on Havelock Rd, Havelock North, on the HN side of St Georges Rd intersection. The driver later died in Hawke's Bay Hospital. photograph
R.I.P.
Police, St John Ambulance and the fire service attended a car accident, where only one car was involved, on Havelock Rd, Havelock North, on the HN side of St Georges Rd intersection. The driver later died in Hawke's Bay Hospital.

Ross Scrymgeour, principal at Hereworth School, Havelock North, pictured in the school's St James Chapel, is leaving his role to move to Australia. photograph
Books of learning
Ross Scrymgeour, principal at Hereworth School, Havelock North, pictured in the school's St James Chapel, is leaving his role to move to Australia.

Heinrich Malan, coach of the CD Stags, the Central Districts cricket team, pictured at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Home of cricket
Heinrich Malan, coach of the CD Stags, the Central Districts cricket team, pictured at McLean Park, Napier.

L-R: David Bateman, Whirinaki, Rex Bateman, Masterton, Lisa Bateman, Whirinaki, three of the six people who helped rescue Matilda Kersjes and her father Alex Kersjes, Hastings, from the surf at Whirinaki Beach, north of Napier, earlier this week. photograph
More than luck involved
L-R: David Bateman, Whirinaki, Rex Bateman, Masterton, Lisa Bateman, Whirinaki, three of the six people who helped rescue Matilda Kersjes and her father Alex Kersjes, Hastings, from the surf at Whirinaki Beach, north of Napier, earlier this week.

Jude Ellingham, Flowerland, Clive, with red roses for Valentines Day this Saturday. photograph
The thought that counts
Jude Ellingham, Flowerland, Clive, with red roses for Valentines Day this Saturday.

L-R: Ngaire tries her luck at the lock, with Paul Motley from The Hits - A new Fiat Punto Pop worth more than $17,000, was won by Harriette Hutton, Havelock North,  from Wayne Kirk Prestige, Napier, in a radio promotion run by The Hits. photograph
Not a winner
L-R: Ngaire tries her luck at the lock, with Paul Motley from The Hits - A new Fiat Punto Pop worth more than $17,000, was won by Harriette Hutton, Havelock North,  from Wayne Kirk Prestige, Napier, in a radio promotion run by The Hits.

L-R: Chloe Gunn, 7, Napier, Penny Howe, 7, Napier, looking through stones displayed by Hawke's Bay Gemstone and Lapidary Club, part of the annual dahlia show run by Hawke's Bay Dahlia Circle at Tamatea Intermediate School, Tamatea, Napier. photograph
Childhood wonderment
L-R: Chloe Gunn, 7, Napier, Penny Howe, 7, Napier, looking through stones displayed by Hawke's Bay Gemstone and Lapidary Club, part of the annual dahlia show run by Hawke's Bay Dahlia Circle at Tamatea Intermediate School, Tamatea, Napier.

Gaylene Fryer, the hairdresser at the Valentines Day wedding of Wayne Jensen and Caro Greenwood, at Frimley Rose Gardens, Hastings. The bride and two bridesmaids arrived on a Hughes 520N helicopter, flown by Richard Addis, Helicopters Hawke's Bay. photograph
Matching earrings
Gaylene Fryer, the hairdresser at the Valentines Day wedding of Wayne Jensen and Caro Greenwood, at Frimley Rose Gardens, Hastings. The bride and two bridesmaids arrived on a Hughes 520N helicopter, flown by Richard Addis, Helicopters Hawke's Bay.

L-R: Caro Greenwood, Pastor Jack Lamborn, Peak Vision, Wayne Jensen, at their Valentines Day wedding at Frimley Rose Gardens, Hastings. The bride and two bridesmaids arrived on a Hughes 520N helicopter, flown by Richard Addis, Helicopters Hawke's Bay. photograph
You may kiss the bride
L-R: Caro Greenwood, Pastor Jack Lamborn, Peak Vision, Wayne Jensen, at their Valentines Day wedding at Frimley Rose Gardens, Hastings. The bride and two bridesmaids arrived on a Hughes 520N helicopter, flown by Richard Addis, Helicopters Hawke's Bay.

Sam McCarthy, Napier, takes a SnapChat video at "Tiki Taane Plus Local Talent", a concert at Linden Estate Winery, Eskdale, Napier. photograph
Not a selfie
Sam McCarthy, Napier, takes a SnapChat video at "Tiki Taane Plus Local Talent", a concert at Linden Estate Winery, Eskdale, Napier.

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Living the Dream

"Thief convicted by listening to podcasts on stolen phone!

Some years ago, someone broke into a woman's house and stole her iPhone.

Three weeks later, a guy called her and said he found her iPhone and all her other stuff. He said he would like to give it back to her, and she felt it was scary, so she prayed and God said, "Meet him in the most public place and get there early."

They met at a restaurant. She asked him where he found her stuff. She asked if he found it in her house. He said yes. She asked why he wanted to give it back. He said he listened to the podcasts on her phone and he heard "Spirit Wars" about how Kris Vallotton would hear voices talking to him at one time.

That man had that problem. He listened 25 times. He asked the Lord to forgive him for stealing the iPhone and heard the Lord say, "Give it back to her." "

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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Your sorrow will turn into joy, Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier photograph
Your sorrow will turn into joy
Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 14 February 2015

My World

My tribute to the first little pig... who built a house of straw, but hay, who's being pedantic? photograph
My tribute to the first little pig...
who built a house of straw, but hay, who's being pedantic?
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 13 February 2015

My World

Champion speller? I know I shouldn't laugh... photograph
Champion speller?
I know I shouldn't laugh...
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

My World

Pinus radiata, a 30-year project photograph
Pinus radiata, a 30-year project
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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)

A vintage car which survived the 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake - 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemoration in the Hastings CBD, Hastings. photograph
Old-timer
A vintage car which survived the 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake - 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake Commemoration in the Hastings CBD, Hastings.

L-R from centre: Rhyzia Nathan, Isobel Lloyd, Amber Fisher, Antony Valdez, pupils at Pakowhai School, Pakowhai, Hawke's Bay, playing in their still-filling newly-painted swimming pool. photograph
Happy splashers
L-R from centre: Rhyzia Nathan, Isobel Lloyd, Amber Fisher, Antony Valdez, pupils at Pakowhai School, Pakowhai, Hawke's Bay, playing in their still-filling newly-painted swimming pool.

Gordon Preston, a by-election candidate, Wairoa District Council, Wairoa. photograph
Still relaxed
Gordon Preston, a by-election candidate, Wairoa District Council, Wairoa.

Itiria Maxwell, Napier, playing at Napier Aquatic Centre, Napier. photograph
Water fun
Itiria Maxwell, Napier, playing at Napier Aquatic Centre, Napier.

L-R: Pip West, Henare O'Keefe, Moana Taubale, annual Waitangi Day walk, a hikoi from Waipatu Marae, Waipatu, Hastings, to Farndon Park, Clive, for the Waitangi Family Festival. photograph
Family time
L-R: Pip West, Henare O'Keefe, Moana Taubale, annual Waitangi Day walk, a hikoi from Waipatu Marae, Waipatu, Hastings, to Farndon Park, Clive, for the Waitangi Family Festival.


L-R: Albert Finnema, Westshore Sea Scouts; Jeannie Wright, Bill Lowes, members of Hawke's Bay Geneology Society dressed as settlers, at the Waitangi Family Festival, Farndon Park, Clive. photograph
History re-enacted
L-R: Albert Finnema, Westshore Sea Scouts; Jeannie Wright, Bill Lowes, members of Hawke's Bay Geneology Society dressed as settlers, at the Waitangi Family Festival, Farndon Park, Clive.

Jonathan Hicks, competing in the novice woolhandling final at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke. photograph
Stepping out
Jonathan Hicks, competing in the novice woolhandling final at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke.

Charlotte Gray, Levin, on A Rollercoaster at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke. photograph
Camera lover
Charlotte Gray, Levin, on A Rollercoaster at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke.

L-R: Kiwi Exalt, Brooke Jenkins, Janine Brighouse, all from Wellington, at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke. photograph
Smoocher
L-R: Kiwi Exalt, Brooke Jenkins, Janine Brighouse, all from Wellington, at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke.

Harley Hauiti, Dannvirke, shooting sideshow, at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke. photograph
Sure eye
Harley Hauiti, Dannvirke, shooting sideshow, at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke.

L-R: Cruz McNicol, Megan McNicol, Dannevirke, on the ferris wheel at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke. photograph
No romance here
L-R: Cruz McNicol, Megan McNicol, Dannevirke, on the ferris wheel at Dannevirke and Districts A and P Show, Dannevirke Showgrounds, Dannevirke.

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Monday, 9 February 2015

Quips & Quotes

Anonymous: Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.

God's no 'lucky charm'

My poems don't rhyme
All of the time
But sometimes they do, woohoo
I know they should
I wish they would
I guess I need to try harder

Okay, there's my effort for the week, but today's post is really about a poem written by Rodney Hickman, a good mate of mine. Food for thought and a real challenge to some of our perceptions of God....

God's no 'lucky charm'

God is not some ‘lucky charm’ to make your life more sunny
To find the perfect parking space, or win lots of money
He is not a slot machine you feed with little prayers
And hope you get the jackpot, an end to all your cares
And He’s often hard to find, like sapphires in the earth
But if you seek Him you will find Him, His value and His worth
We spend our lives searching for answers to our quest
But overlook the question of what really suits us best
How, what, why, and when?—these go round and round
If we ask the right questions, the answers can be found
It’s all to do with relationships that need to be the best
‘It’s not what you know but who you know’: that’s the final test.
Copyright: Rodney Hickman

Rodney's now got two volumes of his poetry, 83 poems in each, which can be purchased for $20 each, including postage, GST free, from

Rodney Hickman
PO Box 764
Orewa
Auckland 0946

I know you'll be blessed.  J

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Living the Dream

"Honour Doubles Deal

Local Distributor signed a contract for a new product. The next day manufacturer sent a list of exclusions - cherry picked all the good accounts giving them to the previous rep. Distributor felt betrayed and manipulated. But they prayed. Then they called the manufacturer, confronted in love saying, "The deal doesn't work but we want to work out some way we work together. I'm not calling to complain but wanting mutual benefit. We believe you will make right decision. We trust your judgment."

Distributor got off phone thanking God for what He was going to do (Isa 64:4).

One week later email arrived saying manufacturer had talked to previous distributor - returning all accounts but one that will be shared with previous.

The deal had gone from conflict to collaboration. "Because you are willing to work with us and not cut us off, or cut off the previous distributor."

The next day two more emails arrived. First one was from the previous distributor saying not only will he collaborate but he had more products for distribution.

Second email was from manufacturer saying, "We don't have representation in other areas and we would like you to have them."

Result? Connection, additional products, territory expanded, doubled territory instantly!

Greg and Shelly D, 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 Heaven in Business

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Expressing my repressed obsession photograph
Expressing my repressed obsession
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J