Sunday, 31 May 2015

Living the Dream

"Atheist Requests Business Help From Heaven. Heaven Answers.

A business owner of a small insurance (brokerage) agency has been sharing with his employees about how good Father God is and how He likes to love, help, and bless people. One of the staff, who has been professing to be an atheist for 1.5 years comes to the boss and says, "Will you pray for a good quote on this account? We really need a miracle." The owner says, "You want me to contact Heaven and get a good quote rather than the insurance company?" She says, "Yes."

There was only one insurance company (underwriter) left who hadn't declined or offered unreasonable terms. This was their only hope. Later that day they received an outstanding quote, better than they expected, from this insurance company. The proposal was presented yesterday and they wrote the new business. This new account will represent almost 20% of the "atheist'" salesperson's annual target! via Colabor Ministries, Portland, OR (March, 2015)."

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

Now there's a well-informed man, right there :-) photograph
Now there's a well-informed man, right there  J
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 30 May 2015

My World

I wish they wouldn't do that, Ahuriri Estuary, Napier photograph
I wish they wouldn't do that
Ahuriri Estuary, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 29 May 2015

My World

Nga Pou o Heretaunga in the fog, Civic Square, Hastings photograph
Nga Pou o Heretaunga in the fog
Civic Square, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 28 May 2015

My World

Pyracantha pomes photograph
Pyracantha pomes
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

My World

Dead tree media, Paintbrush Garden, by Peni 'Lucy' Edwards, at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North photograph
Dead tree media
Paintbrush Garden, by Peni 'Lucy' Edwards, at Keirunga Park Railway, Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 26 May 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)

Test-flight for a Sounds Air nine-seater Pilatus PC12 Plane, which would fly direct between Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough in a proposed service starting early August, pictured at Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier. photograph
Faster, cheaper
Test-flight for a Sounds Air nine-seater Pilatus PC12 Plane, which would fly direct between Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough in a proposed service starting early August, pictured at Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier.

Two new flavours of Whittaker's Chocolate, one flavoured with Hawke's Bay Braeburn apple with vanilla. photograph
I liked it
Two new flavours of Whittaker's Chocolate, one flavoured with Hawke's Bay Braeburn apple with vanilla.

Kids escape from Havelock North Primary School, Havelock North. photograph
School's out
Kids escape from Havelock North Primary School, Havelock North.

Gordon Paterson, Tauranga, former Rotary exchange student from South Africa (1970) revisits his friends in Havelock North, has also written a book, "There is genius in passion." photograph
Memories
Gordon Paterson, Tauranga, former Rotary exchange student from South Africa (1970) revisits his friends in Havelock North, has also written a book, "There is genius in passion."

Smoke from orchard fires, burn-off of green trees and roots, including a property on St George's Rd North, Havelock North, which has upset neighbour and Hawke's Bay regional councillor Rex Graham. photograph
Autumn habit
Smoke from orchard fires, burn-off of green trees and roots, including a property on St George's Rd North, Havelock North, which has upset neighbour and Hawke's Bay regional councillor Rex Graham.

Te Rangi Huata, pyrotechnician, Hastings, with some of his beloved fireworks. photograph
Fire bug
Te Rangi Huata, pyrotechnician, Hastings, with some of his beloved fireworks.

Albion Canteen, Napier, finalist in the Outstanding Cafe category of the Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards. photograph
New lease of life
Albion Canteen, Napier, in the former Cosmopolitan Club, finalist in the Outstanding Cafe category of the Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards.

L-R: Hannah Beach, Gabrielle Tiszavari, Albion Canteen, Napier, finalist in the Outstanding Cafe category of the Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards. photograph
Happy in their work
L-R: Hannah Beach, Gabrielle Tiszavari, Albion Canteen, Napier, finalist in the Outstanding Cafe category of the Hawke's Bay Hospitality Awards.

Finished product - New site for Village Press, exporters of olive oil, in Kirkwood Rd, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Liquid gold
Finished product - New site for Village Press, exporters of olive oil, in Kirkwood Rd, Flaxmere, Hastings.

L-R: Louisa Blackman, assistant manager, Westpac Bank, Dickens St, Napier; James Gudsell, Hohepa Hawke's Bay, Taradale; Toni Mackie, his support worker - James revisited the bank to receive a thank you for turning in $2,000 he mistakenly got from the bank's ATM machine. photograph
Honesty pays
L-R: Louisa Blackman, assistant manager, Westpac Bank, Dickens St, Napier; James Gudsell, Hohepa Hawke's Bay, Taradale; Toni Mackie, his support worker - James revisited the bank to receive a thank you for turning in $2,000 he mistakenly got from the bank's ATM machine.

Ani Ganguli, promoting Nuttz Gourmet Selection, Napier, at the Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show, Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
They're all nuts
Ani Ganguli, promoting Nuttz Gourmet Selection, Napier, at the Hawke's Bay Better Home & Living Show, Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Quips & Quotes

Lucy Van Pelt, in Peanuts, by Charles M.Schulz: All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!

Rough'n'Tumble

My favourite pic from an afternoon playing Zorb football, from Action Inflatables Hawke's Bay, with 11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings, Operation Rough Ground at Roy's Hill Army Training Area, Hastings photograph

My favourite pic from an afternoon playing Zorb football, from Action Inflatables Hawke's Bay, with 11 Squadron Air Training Corps District of Hastings, Operation Rough Ground at Roy's Hill Army Training Area, Hastings smile emoticon

Moving Pictures

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

 My role and function at Hawke's Bay Today is forever changing, and this week marks the introduction of Duncan Brown as videographer, both shooting the footage and doing the post-production. A lot of times I expect we'll upload just the footage, but while I was teaching myself to use the editing software, I created the following mix of video and stills.

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

Sounds Air, an aviation company based in Marlborough, is planning a direct service between Napier and Blenheim starting early August. photograph
Napier test-flight for Sounds Air
Sounds Air, an aviation company based in Marlborough, is planning a direct service between Napier and Blenheim starting early August.

(Video autostarts after the break, may take a little time to load)

Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Happy families and Hastings deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council. photograph
Happy families and Hastings deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council, on 20 May, 2015
See the full set, with order form at Duncan Brown Photography
Also see Facebook, feel free to tag yourself and your friends.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Living the Dream

"Atheist Googles God:

An atheist knew he was demonized, so he googled "deliverance" and found a Derek Prince video and renounced what Derek said to renounce and he got delivered. Then another time, while he was ranting in his room, Jesus walked into his room. He is saved now.

He had a vision of a building sign that said, "Bethel." He did not know where it was. He looked on Google Earth until he saw the very sign. He found the Skype ministry on our website and called in and was instantly healed of massive shoulder pain. He demonstrated that he could lift weights. Now he wants to go to Bethel’s Supernatural Ministry School! via Healing Rooms team, Bethel Church (Nov, 14)"

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

Star of wonder, star of night, a Christmas star created by David Trubridge. photograph
Star of wonder, star of night
A Christmas star created by David Trubridge.
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 23 May 2015

My World

Trust me, go this way... photograph
Trust me, go this way...
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 22 May 2015

My World

Faded flowers? photograph
Faded flowers?
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 21 May 2015

My World

Red relics?? P O Boxes in Havelock North photograph
Red relics??
P O Boxes in Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

My World

A Rhipidura fuliginosa, one of my favourite birds, aka New Zealand fantail, or piwakawaka photograph
A Rhipidura fuliginosa, one of my favourite birds
aka New Zealand fantail, or piwakawaka
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 19 May 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)

St Patrick's School 2, Napier, competing at a dance festival at Hastings Intermediate School, Hastings. photograph
Cool moves
St Patrick's School 2, Napier, competing at a dance festival at Hastings Intermediate School, Hastings.

George Galanopoulos, assistant coach of the Hawks basketball team, pictured in the team's changing rooms at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Signs say it all
George Galanopoulos, assistant coach of the Hawks basketball team, pictured in the team's changing rooms at Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier.

The Honourable Steve Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, unveiled a plaque to officially open the new Hawke's Bay Business Hub in Ahuriri, Napier. photograph
Moment to reflect
The Honourable Steve Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, unveiled a plaque to officially open the new Hawke's Bay Business Hub in Ahuriri, Napier.

William Schuster, halfback, MAC premiers, pictured training at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings, will play his 50th game on Saturday 16/05/15 photograph
MAC milestone
William Schuster, halfback, MAC premiers, pictured training at Flaxmere Park, Flaxmere, Hastings, will play his 50th game on Saturday 16/05/15.

Buck Shelford, ex-All Black, guest speaker at a golf dinner of the Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Tournament, at Hastings RSA, Hastings. photograph
Telling tales
Buck Shelford, ex-All Black, guest speaker at a golf dinner of the Toshiba Hastings Pro-Am Tournament, at Hastings RSA, Hastings.

A cyclist in the rain on Willowbank Ave, Napier, in a 20 minute cloudburst. photograph
Didn't see that coming
A cyclist in the rain on Willowbank Ave, Napier, in a 20 minute cloudburst.

People with umbrellas outside Te Awa School, Napier. photograph
School's out
People with umbrellas outside Te Awa School, Napier.

L-R: Karel Greenstein, Michael Greenstein, with Matzah, their cat and Mia Sohnge, neighbours from Hospital Terrace, Napier. Matzah was lost and Mia heard her meowing in the old Napier Hospital. Ivan Yukich, a director of Demolition 1, came out at 11pm to rescue the cat. photograph
One down, eight to go
L-R: Karel Greenstein, Michael Greenstein, with Matzah, their cat and Mia Sohnge, neighbours from Hospital Terrace, Napier. Matzah was lost and Mia heard her meowing in the old Napier Hospital. Ivan Yukich, a director of Demolition 1, came out at 11pm to rescue the cat.

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Quips & Quotes

Tom Hiddleston:  Don’t judge people on who they used to be. Allow them to be who they are now.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Living the Dream

"Business owner's shoulder healed -

Two business owners got together for a meeting in Turkey. One of the business owners 14-year-old son was with him at the meeting and the owner started the meeting by complaining about his shoulder pain and how he could not do any activity without pain. It looked out of alignment and you could physically see that the bones and shoulder were not properly aligned. The visiting business owner begin to tell testimony about how Jesus healed his shoulder and he could visibly see that the other business owner and his son were both moved and the presence of God was there stirring things up.

He then asks the son "you want to pray for your dad don't you"? He says yes and together they prayed for the man's shoulder. As they prayed they could feel the shoulder moving underneath their hands and after they were done praying they asked the man to do something he couldn't do before. He drops down and knocks out 10 push-ups with absolutely no pain. His shoulder was in alignment and he had no more pain!

The testimony of Jesus activated of 14 year old boy to pray for healing and released the faith in the hunger to see Jesus do it again. This is awesome thank you Jesus! via Co-labor ministries, Portland"

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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Autumn reverie, in Havelock North photograph
Autumn reverie, in Havelock North
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 16 May 2015

You bet I'm a proud Dad!

(Photo swiped off Facebook)

Last weekend my Jess got married to Shal Addis, a wonderful young man who loves her like crazy. Here are some excerpts from my Father of the Bride speech at the reception.

"I’ve been preparing this speech for nearly 23 years.

For those who don’t recognise me without my camera, my name’s Duncan Brown, and I’ve known Jess all her life, so if some of my stories are a bit old I’m sure you’ll understand.

[ Welcome to special people ]

Jess, I’m proud of you in what you have planned and carried out. You had a dream and you made it happen.

[ Thankyous to special people ]

Shal, I've said it before, but welcome into our family, Daniel has always wanted a little brother. As you've discovered on Christmas Day, we’re a mad lot and we've got some weird family traditions, but I am confident that given time your true hidden crazy personality will be revealed and you’ll fit right in.

Let me tell you what I like about you. Most of all, it’s that you love my daughter. I get the impression you’re as nuts about her as I am about Linda.

I like the way you've focussed on your goals and have seen them through, even if one of them was to trip up to Hamilton and steal Jess back to the Bay.

I know I don’t have a lot of say in the matter, but really, I’m very pleased with the guy that Jess has chosen. You are a smart, talented, focussed, hard-working, and caring young man. You both suit each other very well.

(Photo swiped off Facebook)
I’ve heard it said that a man should consider his future mother-in-law when he chooses his own wife. I can only imagine then that in 30 years’ time Jess will be smart, beautiful, an incredible home-maker, an excellent cook, generous, sexy, an amazing mother, and the world’s best shopper this side of the black stump.

Let’s face it, my Jessica is beautiful. Linda and I were given a prophecy once, that we would have beautiful children – and he was right, all our kids are awesome and beautiful – and handsome.

It’s kind of funny that you hear people talking today about whether or not they should bring more children into the world, what with over-population and it being such a bad place and all, what sort of future would they have? They used to say the same thing 25 years ago, and it hasn't turned out that bad. Linda and I made a choice – that we would have kids who would help to make the world a better place – and they have.

Let me tell you about my Jess, I love her like crazy. She’s my favourite daughter – and before you go getting all PC on me, I have three favourite daughters and one favourite son.

[ At this point, our guests were quick to remind me that I now have two favourite sons J ]

There’s a reason for that part in the wedding service where the bride’s Dad gets to give her away – it’s cos really in his heart of hearts, he doesn't want to, but he knows he must.

Jessica has always been a creative child. Her passion for art and music have blown me away. Who else do you know that can get bored playing the keyboard and trumpet so buys herself, and self-teaches herself, a saxophone and a bass guitar?

She’s creative: Even as a two year old there was the time she went to bed most unhappy with me and with her limited vocabulary created a new word that told me just what she thought of me. She was of course also a smart child and when I asked her what it meant, she said it means “I love you”. Naturally, I very quickly returned the compliment.

Creative with words, like the time she told me she’d only had one or two when I picked her up from a teenage party.

But rather than me telling stories about Jess – I’ll leave that to other speakers – let me quote the girl herself:

On training (after being given a time-limit at the tea-table): "Well, the clock's faster than me!"
Smart kid: "You didn't come into my room last night. I had my eyes open all night, and I didn't see you."
Family order: "Excuse me Mum, out of my way Dad !!"
Her sense of fairness: When someone walked in and got their fish and chips before me, having made a phone order): "My Dad was first!"
On sport: "You can't play this game very well, Daddy."
Her faith: "Daddy, I would be sad if Joanna died. [What makes you think of something like that?] I've been whispering in her ear to love Jesus so she can go to heaven and be with us."
On fashion (in K mart): "That's cool... oo-oo, that's very cool... oo-oo-oo, that's very, very cool."

Our Jess has always been a social girl. When she informed us she wanted to get married, I nearly had a heart attack at the thought of the wedding. At my last count she’s got 663 friends, thank goodness they didn't all show up today, and 17, 826 followers – bunch of stalkers.

I stole this from her page:

"I've lost this game before. I'm guilty of giving up and giving in. Letting opinions, doubt and fear get the better of me. This time though, it will be different...
I persevere,
I choose my attitude,
I sacrifice,
I fight,
For I am my future, and my future begins now."

Jessica, I am proud of you. The diet, the training, and your perseverance. Your vison and your goals. Your hopes and your dreams. I am confident you will have an exciting and fulfilling future.

And no pressure, but I’m real hopeful that you'll have children, and it’s not just because I’m looking forward to playing silly kids’ games. And it’s not just because I’m looking forward to telling the same old jokes that you lot have all grown out of.

As I said before, I’ve been preparing this speech for nearly 23 years. So I hope that one day Shal you have a baby daughter because at that moment you’ll start to understand the incredibly valuable gift that I’ve given you today.

Jess and Shal, from all us to you both, congratulations, best wishes and much love as you start your life together. I am proud of you both and pray for much happiness and contentment in your years together.

In Psalm 97:23, David writes,
The steps of a good man – and his wife – are ordered by the Lord and He delights in their way. Though they fall, they shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholds them with His hand.” 

This has been the guiding verse in my life for many years. My prayer is that you will find purpose and fulfillment – and freedom – in Him, and in each other. God bless you both."

My World

Gums reflected in Ahuriri Estuary, Napier photograph
Gums reflected in Ahuriri Estuary, Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 15 May 2015

My World

White-faced heron in Napier photograph
White-faced heron in Napier
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 14 May 2015

My World

Colourful chain link photograph
Colourful chain link
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

My World

Pointy heads on Taupo road trip photograph
Pointy heads on Taupo road trip
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 12 May 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)

L-R: Father Mike Wooller, assistant priest; Father Peter Head, the first parish priest of the new Catholic Parish of Napier; Father David Kennerley, Provincial of the Marist Order; Father Marcus Francis, the most recent parishioner to be ordained from St Mary's - con-celebrating the Eucharist with other priests - mass at St Mary's Catholic Church, Greenmeadows, Napier, marking their 165th anniversary, as well as the amalgamation of Napier's three Catholic churches into a single parish. photograph
Golden boys
L-R: Father Mike Wooller, assistant priest; Father Peter Head, the first parish priest of the new Catholic Parish of Napier; Father David Kennerley, Provincial of the Marist Order; Father Marcus Francis, the most recent parishioner to be ordained from St Mary's - con-celebrating the Eucharist with other priests - mass at St Mary's Catholic Church, Greenmeadows, Napier, marking their 165th anniversary, as well as the amalgamation of Napier's three Catholic churches into a single parish.

L-R: Lucian Majer, 2, Briara Majer, 1, Napier, picnicking in front of a 1913 Ford Model T at the Hot Rod Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet, at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. photograph
Cars? What cars?
L-R: Lucian Majer, 2, Briara Majer, 1, Napier, picnicking in front of a 1913 Ford Model T at the Hot Rod Classic Car Festival and Swap Meet, at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier.

L-R: Logan Bensemann, Napier City Rovers; Josh Margetts, Wairarapa United - Soccer, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2. photograph
Whoopsy
L-R: Logan Bensemann, Napier City Rovers; Josh Margetts, Wairarapa United - Soccer, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2.

Ryan Tinsley (8) scored a goal, Napier City Rovers - Soccer vs Wairarapa United, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2. photograph
Easy peasy
Ryan Tinsley (8) scored a goal, Napier City Rovers - Soccer vs Wairarapa United, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2.

Ryan Tinsley, Napier City Rovers, after scoring another goal - Soccer vs Wairarapa United, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2. photograph
Take that
Ryan Tinsley, Napier City Rovers, after scoring another goal - Soccer vs Wairarapa United, Central League football at Park Island, Napier. NCR won 5-2.

L-R: Dipesh Chauhan, owner, Raureka Lotto Superette, Hastings; Pearl Chauhan, his niece. The Raureka Lotto Superette sold a winning Lotto ticket this week. photograph
Who's happiest?
L-R: Dipesh Chauhan, owner, Raureka Lotto Superette, Hastings; Pearl Chauhan, his niece. The Raureka Lotto Superette sold a winning Lotto ticket this week.

Friends and family, excitement in the last minute, watching Tohu Harris, Hastings, playing in the rugby league test between New Zealand's Kiwis and Australia's Kangaroos. Kiwis won 26-12. Tohu's sisters are at right, Waimarie Harris, Ngahuia Harris (with baby Koea, 10 weeks). photograph
We won
Friends and family, excitement in the last minute, watching Tohu Harris, Hastings, playing in the rugby league test between New Zealand's Kiwis and Australia's Kangaroos. Kiwis won 26-12. Tohu's sisters are at right, Waimarie Harris, Ngahuia Harris (with baby Koea, 10 weeks).

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Quips and Quotes

To quote myself: The early bird catches the worm, I prefer coffee in bed.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Living the Dream

"Aspergers healed:

A lady approached Bill Johnson in Atlanta. Her 18-year-old son was diagnosed with severe Asperger's at the age of three. She had to quit her job to look after him. She and her husband prayed for him for years. At the conference, Bill called out a word of knowledge for head trauma and other brain issues. When his mom would get within three feet of him, she could feel the torment in his brain. As people prayed for him, he doubled over and sobbed. Then he laughed and said, "It's gone. It's gone." He said he had never felt the peace of God before. It's been 18 months since his healing and he is studying computer science and has a 4.0. Teachers had said he'd never pass a course."

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

Wine grapes at Eskdale. I heard a young man say, "Why would someone invent something like that from something that tastes so good?" photograph
Wine grapes at Eskdale
I heard a young man say, "Why would someone invent something like that, from something that tastes so good?"
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Saturday, 9 May 2015

My World

Here's one for the night-owls, Hastings Clocktower at night photograph
Here's one for the night-owls
 Hastings Clocktower at night
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Friday, 8 May 2015

My World

The first glimpse of Lake Tutira, on SH2, coming from the Wairoa end photograph
The first glimpse of Lake Tutira
On SH2, coming from the Wairoa end
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My World

A gang of turkey red-necks photograph
A gang of turkey red-necks
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

My World

Charlotte's (practice) Web
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay J

Tuesday, 5 May 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)

L-R: Sarah Coote, William Duncan, Rev Warren Fortune, speaking at a memorial service for Hamish Duncan, at Lindisfarne College, Hastings. photograph
Mixed memories
L-R: Sarah Coote, William Duncan, Rev Warren Fortune, speaking at a memorial service for Hamish Duncan, at Lindisfarne College, Hastings.

Left, with ball: Patrick Pilz, Port Hill United - Federation Cup knockout match, soccer, football, Port Hill United (orange) vs Gisborne Thistle (blue), at Marewa Park, Napier. Port Hill won 4-3. photograph
No easy task
Left, with ball: Patrick Pilz, Port Hill United - Federation Cup knockout match, soccer, football, Port Hill United (orange) vs Gisborne Thistle (blue), at Marewa Park, Napier. Port Hill won 4-3.

L-R:  Matt Single, Patrick Pilz, Port Hill United, celebrating Patrick's second goal - Federation Cup knockout match, soccer, football, Port Hill United (orange) vs Gisborne Thistle (blue), at Marewa Park, Napier. Port Hill won 4-3. photograph
Winners' dance
L-R:  Matt Single, Patrick Pilz, Port Hill United, celebrating Patrick's second goal - Federation Cup knockout match, soccer, football, Port Hill United (orange) vs Gisborne Thistle (blue), at Marewa Park, Napier. Port Hill won 4-3.

Clouds, weather, blue skies. photograph
Change is coming
Clouds, weather, blue skies.

Windsurfer on Hawke Bay, off Westshore, Napier. photograph
Wind and waves
Windsurfer on Hawke Bay, off Westshore, Napier.

A property in Tarbet St, Flaxmere, Hastings, being developed by property developer Shannon Tawhiti. photograph
Early days
A property in Tarbet St, Flaxmere, Hastings, being developed by property developer Shannon Tawhiti.

Paul Woolhouse, owner, Guns and Tackle Hunting and Fishing, Napier, with an Akkar Mammut triple barrel shotgun. Duckshooting season starts this Saturday. photograph
Three chances
Paul Woolhouse, owner, Guns and Tackle Hunting and Fishing, Napier, with an Akkar Mammut triple barrel shotgun. Duckshooting season starts this Saturday.

Panorama of the site of the proposed 80-metre Ruataniwha Dam, over the Makaroro River, and land owned by Craig Preston, Wakarara Rd, west of Tikokino, and Onga Onga, Central Hawke's Bay. Will also cover land owned by Smedley Station. photograph
The before shot
Panorama of the site of the proposed 80-metre Ruataniwha Dam, over the Makaroro River, and land owned by Craig Preston, Wakarara Rd, west of Tikokino, and Onga Onga, Central Hawke's Bay. Will also cover land owned by Smedley Station.

The site of the proposed 80-metre Ruataniwha Dam, over the Makaroro River, and land owned by Craig Preston, Wakarara Rd, west of Tikokino, and Onga Onga, Central Hawke's Bay. Will also cover land owned by Smedley Station. photograph
Makaroro River
The site of the proposed 80-metre Ruataniwha Dam, over the Makaroro River, and land owned by Craig Preston, Wakarara Rd, west of Tikokino, and Onga Onga, Central Hawke's Bay. Will also cover land owned by Smedley Station.

Tainui Greeks, Taradale, Napier, with Sasha, a three-legged husky, and Chocolate, a labrador, hunting for pheasants and quail, near the Tutaekuri River, Omarunui, near Taradale, Napier, on opening day of the duck shooting season. photograph
Happy husky
Tainui Greeks, Taradale, Napier, with Sasha, a three-legged husky, and Chocolate, a labrador, hunting for pheasants and quail, near the Tutaekuri River, Omarunui, near Taradale, Napier, on opening day of the duck shooting season.

L-R: John McRae, Papatoetoe, Chevy Clark, playing in the B Grade section of the Hawke's Bay Rapid Chess Tournament, at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier. photograph
One move ahead
L-R: John McRae, Papatoetoe, Chevy Clark, playing in the B Grade section of the Hawke's Bay Rapid Chess Tournament, at Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier.

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