Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Spice of Life

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

This week it was all about the wet, rainy weather, a couple of police jobs, plus of course, everything else ☺ 

A duck swimming amongst the vines, surface flooding in Haumoana. photograph
Fine weather for ducks
A duck swimming amongst the vines, surface flooding in Haumoana.


Parents, caregivers and kids with umbrellas after school at Mahora School, Frederick St, Hastings. photograph
Open wider, please
Parents, caregivers and kids with umbrellas after school at Mahora School, Frederick St, Hastings.


Police detectives at the scene of a sexual assault on the Rotary Pathway along the Tutaekuri River stopbank, between Tareha Park and the Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. Police later arrested and charged an 18 year-old female with making a false complaint. She has been referred to mental health providers, and has also been charged with theft from an unrelated event. photograph
Waste of time
Police detectives at the scene of a sexual assault on the Rotary Pathway along the Tutaekuri River stopbank, between Tareha Park and the Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. Police later arrested and charged an 18 year-old female with making a false complaint. She has been referred to mental health providers, and has also been charged with theft from an unrelated event.


Ian Simonsen, owner, Te Mata Services Ltd, a cleaning company, was having a snooze in his car when it was shot twice photograph
Lucky miss
Ian Simonsen, owner, Te Mata Services Ltd, a cleaning company, was having a snooze in his car when it was shot twice.


Luci Firth, owner of Adashiko, Napier, seller of Collagen health products for internal and external use. photograph
Looking good
Luci Firth, owner of Adashiko, Napier, seller of Collagen health products for internal and external use.


Wet sheep on Willowbank Ave, Napier. photograph
Wet wool
Wet sheep on Willowbank Ave, Napier.


Newly drilled crop on Sears Rd, Meeanee, Napier. photograph
No irrigation required
Newly drilled crop on Sears Rd, Meeanee, Napier. 


At right: Donna Kyle, owner - Police, a police doghandler and St John Ambulance attended Cake Stuff, a retailer, Heretaunga St East, Hastings, after a staff member was assaulted with a chair when she went upstairs. photograph
Dog at work
At right: Donna Kyle, owner - Police, a police doghandler and St John Ambulance attended Cake Stuff, a retailer, Heretaunga St East, Hastings, after a staff member was assaulted with a chair when she went upstairs.


Flooded Karamu Stream and Rotary Pathway, near Havelock Rd, Havelock North. photograph
Local stream joins the Big Boys
Flooded Karamu Stream and Rotary Pathway, near Havelock Rd, Havelock North.


Bill Lepper, 84, Brookvale Rd, Havelock North, had his gates stolen, which will cost $600 to replace. photograph
Gate burglars are just scumbags
Bill Lepper, 84, Brookvale Rd, Havelock North, had his gates stolen, which will cost $600 to replace.


Ngaruroro River broke its banks by the Chesterhope Bridge, Pakowhai, near Hastings photograph
Swollen river
Ngaruroro River broke its banks by the Chesterhope Bridge, Pakowhai, near Hastings.


L-R: Simon Tremain, managing director, Tremain Real Estate, Sally Jackson, general manager, Art Deco Trust, signing another three year major sponsorship of Art Deco Weekend, pictured in the historic, newly-named The Art Deco House, former private residence of Hawke's Bay architect Harold George Davies, near Cornwall Park, Hastings. photograph
Deco deal done
L-R: Simon Tremain, managing director, Tremain Real Estate, Sally Jackson, general manager, Art Deco Trust, signing another three year major sponsorship of Art Deco Weekend, pictured in the historic, newly-named The Art Deco House, former private residence of Hawke's Bay architect Harold George Davies, near Cornwall Park, Hastings.

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Quips & Quotes

Dr Seuss: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Moving Pictures

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

This week it was all about the weather!

Ngaruroro River broke its banks, by the Chesterhope Bridge, Pakowhai, near Hastings photograph
Ngaruroro River broke its banks, by the Chesterhope Bridge, Pakowhai, near Hastings

Hawke's Bay's 'swimming in the rain'
More than 100mm of rain has drenched Hawke's Bay in the past 60 hours, resulting in road closures, surface flooding and swollen rivers.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Living the Dream

"When a city hosts God:

"Young man with drug addiction and demon possession was driving from Washington to San Diego to visit family. When he hit the Redding city limits his demons started manifesting. He stopped car started running along side of highway crying out to God for help.

He was sovereignly delivered from demons and drug addiction, got back into car and arrived in San Diego a new man. (His family are friends with Pastor at Bethel Church).

Via Bill Johnson (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 Dream Culture: Bringing your Dreams to Life

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On a hill, far away, stood an old rugged cross... photograph
On a hill, far away, stood an old rugged cross...
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Another wonderful welcome to our newest citizens at Hastings District Council, on 23 September, 2015. photograph
Another wonderful welcome to our newest citizens at Hastings District Council, on 23 September, 2015.

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

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Tomorrow Today

by Lynette Love

"Be Carriers of God's Fragrance

"I had just come in from picking flowers from my garden when I heard the Lord speak to me.

Encounters with the King photograph
Encounters with the King
"My child, while you are a carrier of My light, you also carry My fragrance. I watch you when you pick a flower; you walk around holding it under your nose enjoying the perfume. My precious one, you are like that flower and My angels follow you enjoying your beautiful fragrance.""

Tomorrow Today is a series of excerpts from books by Lynette Love, who regularly encounters heaven - and Jesus - and Holy Spirit - and Father - now, in this life, today. 

My prayer is that you also might experience Him, and that in your own daily walk you might hear His voice, and see His face, and know His love - now, in this life, today.

Lynette's books and e-books are all available on Amazon.com

© Lynette Love, used by permission.

My World

Just to prove I do get up early, sometimes photograph
Just to prove I do get up early, sometimes
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

My World

No religious callers please! Rugby fans excluded
Rugby fans excluded
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Spice of Life

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

Naomi Merrall, 102, blowing out candles on her birthday cake at Gracelands Lifestyle Care and Village, Hastings, with granddaughter Angela Allen, Hastings, and daughter Linda Williamson, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Still going strong
Naomi Merrall, 102, blowing out candles on her birthday cake at Gracelands Lifestyle Care and Village, Hastings, with granddaughter Angela Allen, Hastings, and daughter Linda Williamson, Taradale, Napier.

Cooper Bain, Havelock North, pushing his bike up the small incline onto the bridge near Ruahapia Rd, Ruahapia, Hastings, in the 2015 Blossom Ride from the Hawkes Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, to Clive and return. photograph
Uphill all the way
Cooper Bain, Havelock North, pushing his bike up the small incline onto the bridge near Ruahapia Rd, Ruahapia, Hastings, in the 2015 Blossom Ride from the Hawkes Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings, to Clive and return.

Police Sergeant Craig Ellison speaks to four children who were found swimming unattended in the sea, near the Napier Pump Track on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
What if?
Police Sergeant Craig Ellison speaks to four children who were found swimming unattended in the sea, near the Napier Pump Track on Marine Parade, Napier.

Winners announced L-R: TK Kennedy-Diack, Taradale, Lan Weir, Taradale, Mums on a Mission were the winning team in Survivor, a grocery speed-grab competition run by The Hits radio breakfast show, at Greenmeadows New World, Greenmeadows, Napier. photograph
Pink undies steal the day
Winners announced L-R: TK Kennedy-Diack, Taradale, Lan Weir, Taradale, Mums on a Mission were the winning team in Survivor, a grocery speed-grab competition run by The Hits radio breakfast show, at Greenmeadows New World, Greenmeadows, Napier.

Shelley Mepham, Taradale, Napier, met her father Eddie Dodd, Geraldton, West Australia, for the first time this week, pictured in Dolbel Reserve, Taradale, Napier. photograph
43 years of catch-up
Shelley Mepham, Taradale, Napier, met her father Eddie Dodd, Geraldton, West Australia, for the first time this week, pictured in Dolbel Reserve, Taradale, Napier.

Centre: Ruby Paewai, 4, helped Lawrence Yule, mayor, Hastings District Council, cut the ribbon to officially open the new base for Flaxmere Boxing Academy. Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Happy helpers
Centre: Ruby Paewai, 4, helped Lawrence Yule, mayor, Hastings District Council, cut the ribbon to officially open the new base for Flaxmere Boxing Academy. Flaxmere, Hastings.

L-R: Elizabeth Eden, Sophia Eden, 3, Taupo, playing in the waves on the water's edge at Hardinge Rd Beach, East Pier, Ahuriri, Napier. photograph
What tsunami?
L-R: Elizabeth Eden, Sophia Eden, 3, Taupo, playing in the waves on the water's edge at Hardinge Rd Beach, East Pier, Ahuriri, Napier.

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Quips & Quotes

Mae West:  You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Moving Pictures

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

This week I spent a day in Wairoa, covering the lead-up to and the aftermath of the local body amalgamation announcement, with Hawke's Bay Today reporter Amy Shanks. The anti-brigade won the referendum, much to the delight of 88% of Wairoa voters.

L-R: Cr Hine Flood, Zach Stark, Say No videographer, Bruce Kenyon, chairman, Te Matarae o Te Wairoa Trust, Geoff Hole, Wairoa businessman, Sarah Leclerc, Say No video, Craig Little, mayor, Jan Little, mayoress, Fergus Power, CEO, Trithipphyanipha Phetmahesuan, celebrating at the Wairoa District Council, Wairoa. photograph
Amalgamation shadow lifted
L-R: Cr Hine Flood, Zach Stark, Say No videographer, Bruce Kenyon, chairman, Te Matarae o Te Wairoa Trust, Geoff Hole, Wairoa businessman, Sarah Leclerc, Say No video, Craig Little, mayor, Jan Little, mayoress, Fergus Power, CEO, Trithipphyanipha Phetmahesuan, celebrating at the Wairoa District Council, Wairoa.
[ In the video, Wairoa mayor Craig Little celebrates with Cr Hine Flood and Cr Min Johansen.]

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Living the Dream

"The Performance of Rest - PROVISION! 

"I direct a crime reduction project for our local police department. God has blessed this program with amazing favor since 2013 as I came to the job with no prior criminal justice experience!

One probation program provides addiction treatment, counseling, job readiness and skill training and life skills. It's the first program of its kind in the state. My grant funding ends next March. Finding permanent funding is my responsibility so I've been in prayer for months about how to achieve this.

We were turned down on two grants. We talked with the Asst Commissioner of the State. He seemed very favorable we could work something out. But with a billion dollar budget to operate all the prisons and probation offices across the state our $150k budget seemed to get lost and we never heard back from them. I sent a few inquiries and then heard from another state agency that I shouldn't count on the state corrections department to fund our program.

As our funding time is fading fast I reminded myself of the chapter in "God With You At Work" about The Performance of Rest. I decided to rest in God trusting that He would find $150k with the right agency in order that the program design will not be changed.

A few weeks ago I was told again by some state leaders not to expect the Dept of Corrections to come through on this but I’D DETERMINED MY WORK WAS TO REST SO I WASN’T GOING TO WORRY ABOUT IT.

This week my husband and I are on vacation. Yesterday on the beach my phone kept ringing from several numbers I didn't recognize. Being on vacation I let them go to voicemail. Finally when it rang again I thought I'd answer and there RESTING on the beach the Asst Commissioner of the state Dept of Corrections called to commit permanent funding for the program asking me for the budget then apologizing for calling while I was on vacation.

It's so good to be in business as God's kid!

Becky H (Aug, 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

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Keep out, apparently... photograph
Keep out, apparently...
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Saturday, 19 September 2015

My World

We've got the personal touch, handprints in Hapia St, Hastings photograph
We've got the personal touch
Handprints in Hapia St, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Friday, 18 September 2015

My World

I can definitely say it's not Chloe, but is it Molly, Polly, Sally or Susie? One of Hawke's Bay's most popular celebrities by the Hastings Clocktower. photograph
I can definitely say it's not Chloe, but is it Molly, Polly, Sally or Susie?
One of Hawke's Bay's most popular celebrities by the Hastings Clocktower.
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tomorrow Today

by Lynette Love

"Jesus' Blood Burns the demons' Eyes

"As I am making my bed, I look up and Jesus is standing there.

Encounters with the King photograph
Encounters with the King
In the spirit we walk together out onto the porch where three demons are standing. Seeing us they immediately start screaming and covering their eyes.

"Why are they screaming my Lord?"

"It's my Blood. You are covered in My Blood and it's burning their eyes. It is like acid to them."  "

Tomorrow Today is a series of excerpts from books by Lynette Love, who regularly encounters heaven - and Jesus - and Holy Spirit - and Father - now, in this life, today. 

My prayer is that you also might experience Him, and that in your own daily walk you might hear His voice, and see His face, and know His love - now, in this life, today.

Lynette's books and e-books are all available on Amazon.com

© Lynette Love, used by permission.

My World

Spring saplings in Kohupatiki photograph
Spring saplings in Kohupatiki
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Spice of Life

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

Warm, sunny, typical Hawke's Bay spring weather, fruit blossom, pink flowers in an orchard in Clive. photograph
Bee magnet
Warm, sunny, typical Hawke's Bay spring weather, fruit blossom, pink flowers in an orchard in Clive.

L-R: Jarvahn Barnett, Tyler Clarke, Raureka School, Hastings, taking part in a non-competitive canoe polo session with Eastern Region Canoe Polo team representatives, at Flaxmere Waterworld, Flaxmere, Hastings, an evening activity for some of the kids taking part in the inaugural Super Sixes Hastings, a sports tournament for year six pupils run by Hastings District Council and Sport Hawke's Bay. photograph
Ready to go
L-R: Jarvahn Barnett, Tyler Clarke, Raureka School, Hastings, taking part in a non-competitive canoe polo session with Eastern Region Canoe Polo team representatives, at Flaxmere Waterworld, Flaxmere, Hastings, an evening activity for some of the kids taking part in the inaugural Super Sixes Hastings, a sports tournament for year six pupils run by Hastings District Council and Sport Hawke's Bay.

Josh Whyman, Hastings, a Napier City Rover player, had his leg broken when playing football, soccer against Eskview. photograph
Sad story
Josh Whyman, Hastings, a Napier City Rover player, had his leg broken when playing football, soccer against Eskview.

A woman driver looks at her cellphone while stopped at the traffic lights on the corner of St Aubyn St East and Karamu Rd North, Hastings, for a story about texting and using a cellphone, mobile phone while driving. photograph
Snapped
A woman driver looks at her cellphone while stopped at the traffic lights on the corner of St Aubyn St East and Karamu Rd North, Hastings, for a story about texting and using a cellphone, mobile phone while driving.

L-R: Abby Lamb, Hannah Davis, Sophie Jarvis - A science class listens to Gemma Wynne-Lewis, a Hastings masterchef contestant, who spent a day at her former school, Iona College, Havelock North. photograph
Better than bookwork
L-R: Abby Lamb, Hannah Davis, Sophie Jarvis - A science class listens to Gemma Wynne-Lewis, a Hastings masterchef contestant, who spent a day at her former school, Iona College, Havelock North.

Latai Tuanaki, Flaxmere, Hastings, looking through the jumble sale at a gala at St John's College, Hastings. photograph
Bargain hunter
Latai Tuanaki, Flaxmere, Hastings, looking through the jumble sale at a gala at St John's College, Hastings.

Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings. photograph
Eager anticipation
Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings.

Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings. photograph
Hugs delight
Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings.

Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings. photograph
Got the blues
Blossom Parade, Hastings Blossom Festival, Hastings.

Tape artwork by Erica Duthie (pictured) and Struan Ashby, Tape Art New Zealand, Wellington, at the inaugural Great Things Grow Here Blossom Market on the newly-named Albert Square, site of the former Albert Hotel, Heretaunga St East, Hastings. photograph
Jumbo artwork
Tape artwork by Erica Duthie (pictured) and Struan Ashby, Tape Art New Zealand, Wellington, at the inaugural Great Things Grow Here Blossom Market on the newly-named Albert Square, site of the former Albert Hotel, Heretaunga St East, Hastings.

New Zealand Fire Service, demonstrating what happens when you use water to put out a stove fire, at the Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show, at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Lesson learnt
New Zealand Fire Service, demonstrating what happens when you use water to put out a stove fire, at the Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show, at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

Aspen Hardy, 5, Havelock North, with a blue chick at the Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show, at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings. photograph
Coloured chick
Aspen Hardy, 5, Havelock North, with a blue chick at the Bostock New Zealand Edible Garden Show, at Hawke's Bay Showgrounds, Hastings.

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Monday, 14 September 2015

Quips & Quotes

Mark Twain: If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Moving Pictures

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

I had a fun day on Saturday ☺

Jo Donnelly, Future Kids Preschool, Hastings, blowing bubbles. Thousands of people braved the cold and wet weather to thoroughly enjoy the fun and fanfare of the annual Hastings Blossom Parade. photograph
Hastings Blossom Parade 2015
Jo Donnelly, Future Kids Preschool, Hastings, blowing bubbles. 
Thousands of people braved the cold and wet weather to thoroughly enjoy the fun and fanfare of the annual Hastings Blossom Parade.

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Living the Dream

"Something to mess with your normal Sunday....

"Call came into church that someone had died. Lady in the church prayed for 16hrs until she felt a release. The dead man was in the morgue. At that time he unzipped himself and was back at work two days later. (‪#‎FREAKMEOUT‬ ‪#‎ZOMBIES‬???)

"Jim was at a Class in a university on religion and cults. He spoke on religion then says "It either true or it's not so we will demonstrate. Who needs healing?" Woman comes up with completely torn ACL tendon. Man prays briefly and woman is completely healed. Class astounded. They all stand and applaud.

via Pastor Jim Baker, Zion Christian Fellowship, Ohio (Dec, 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 Dream Culture: Bringing your Dreams to Life

Saturday, 12 September 2015

My World

Painted poles at Heretaunga Intermediate School, Hastings photograph
Painted poles at Heretaunga Intermediate School, Hastings
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Friday, 11 September 2015

My World

No need for trimming here, a plastic hedge(!) in Frimley. photograph
No need for trimming here...
A plastic hedge(!) in Frimley.
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Tomorrow Today

by Lynette Love

"The Lamington Puzzle

Just the other day I was enjoying eating a lamington.

          "I see you are enjoying your lamington my child."

Encounters with the King photograph
Encounters with the King
"It is really yummy, thank you Jesus."

          "Tell Me, what does it taste like?"

"Jesus I know, You know what a lamington tastes like but I will try and explain it to you. It has really smooth, rich chocolate on the outside."

          "But what say, others don't know what chocolate tastes like, My child?"

"Well, there is coconut covering the chocolate and that makes it taste like..."

          "Let's say they do not know what coconut looks like or how it feels or tastes."

"Jesus this is getting very hard for me to explain about the lamington; it does have sponge on the inside."

          "What does sponge taste and look like My daughter?"

"Lord, it is too hard for me to explain all that a lamington is; I just don't know how to. I can't find the words to fully explain it."

          "As it is difficult to describe completely what a lamington is, it is impossible to describe the fullness of 'I AM' but I do invite all to - 'Taste' and see that I AM is good."
Psalm 34: 8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.
[Editor's note: For my non-Kiwi readers, a lamington is sponge cake covered in chocolate or raspberry sauce with coconut sprinkled on top. More info on Wikipedia]

Tomorrow Today is a series of excerpts from books by Lynette Love, who regularly encounters heaven - and Jesus - and Holy Spirit - and Father - now, in this life, today. 

My prayer is that you also might experience Him, and that in your own daily walk you might hear His voice, and see His face, and know His love - now, in this life, today.

Lynette's books and e-books are all available on Amazon.com

© Lynette Love, used by permission.

My World

Isolated? Nah, just hangin' photograph
Isolated? Nah, just hangin'
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Living the Dream

"What’s the scariest enemy you can face?

"Is it the army gathering on the horizon or the assassins sitting quietly behind your door? Ultimately, the most disconcerting dangers are the ones you never see coming.

Every once in a while, it’s important to reevaluate your day-to-day existence: to look at the trajectory your daily choices have set you on.

Where are you headed, and is that really where you want to end up?

Read more: The five most devastating mistakes we make"

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

Raindrops on the Clive River photograph
Raindrops on the Clive River
A 5x-weekly photograph from around Hawke's Bay ☺

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Public service announcement

Don't forget!!!
It's the Hastings Blossom Parade this Saturday, starting at 11am. Fun for everyone, but especially for the kids  ☺  The theme this year is "Great Things Grow Here."

Don't forget!!! It's the Blossom Parade this Saturday, starting at 11am. Fun for everyone, but especially for the kids :-) The theme this year is "Great Things Grow Here." Map to the route for this year's parade. photograph
Map to the route for this year's parade.

Don't forget!!! It's the Blossom Parade this Saturday, starting at 11am. Fun for everyone, but especially for the kids :-) The theme this year is "Great Things Grow Here." I love this pic from last year's parade :-) photograph
I love this pic from last year's parade ☺

duncan brown photography

Spice of Life

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

Patricia Emia, Napier, pictured at the Napier Courthouse, Napier District Court, Napier, had court costs of $265 for what began as a $12 parking fine withdrawn from her pay without her knowledge - and then refunded. photograph
Happy now
Patricia Emia, Napier, pictured at the Napier Courthouse, Napier District Court, Napier, had court costs of $265 for what began as a $12 parking fine withdrawn from her pay without her knowledge - and then refunded.

Men L:R: Ihaia West, Zac Guildford, a visit by two of the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team to Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings. photograph
Star-struck
Men L:R: Ihaia West, Zac Guildford, a visit by two of the Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team to Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings.

Lee Walker, owner of Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay. photograph
Howdy partner
Lee Walker, owner of Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay.
See more pics here

The Bordello, on Bordello St, at Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay, owned by Lee Walker. photograph
Catering to all
The Bordello, on Bordello St, at Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay, owned by Lee Walker.
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One of the other buildings at Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay, owned by Lee Walker. photograph
County Jail
One of the other buildings at Cactus Jacks, a soon-to-be-opened western-themed venue in Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay, owned by Lee Walker.
See more pics here

Margaret Wilson, Havelock North, looking at top entries from the Central Hawke's Bay Business and Professional Women Harvey World Travel Wearable Creations competition, in The Centralines Art Extravaganza Hall, at Central Hawke's Bay The Festival '15, at Pukeora Estate, south of Waipukurau. photograph
Evolving fashions
Margaret Wilson, Havelock North, looking at top entries from the Central Hawke's Bay Business and Professional Women Harvey World Travel Wearable Creations competition, in The Centralines Art Extravaganza Hall, at Central Hawke's Bay The Festival '15, at Pukeora Estate, south of Waipukurau.

Annie Dundas, general manager, Hawke's Bay Tourism, happy about Jetstar flying in to Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier. photograph
Ecstatic
Annie Dundas, general manager, Hawke's Bay Tourism, happy about Jetstar flying in to Hawke's Bay Airport, Napier.

L-R: Marley Moetu, Maika Henare, working in their box gardens at Mayfair Kindergarten, Hastings, which has been awarded Enviro Schools silver status. photograph
Eating healthy
L-R: Marley Moetu, Maika Henare, working in their box gardens at Mayfair Kindergarten, Hastings, which has been awarded Enviro Schools silver status.

Ana Apatu, CEO U-Turn Trust, also a columnist for Hawke's Bay Today, pictured at Te Aranga Marae, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Community-minded
Ana Apatu, CEO U-Turn Trust, also a columnist for Hawke's Bay Today, pictured at Te Aranga Marae, Flaxmere, Hastings.

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