Tuesday, 7 November 2017

2017 Hastings District Council councillor by-election

There are seven candidates in this month's by-election for councillor, and, other than my personal contact with some via my work, I don't know much about any of them.

So I've read Hawke's Bay Today avidly, and have gone searching online to discover who I think should be our next representative on council. Voting for a councillor is way too important a job to decide on the basis of a smiley billboard, simple name recognition or something a mate said once (I think).

HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL - COUNCILLOR - SEVEN CANDIDATES
     [ Like my voting paper, candidate names are listed in random order of surname 😊 ]

Rion Roben - Facebook
     Hastings council candidate wants to bring strategic planning skills
Bruce Bisset - Facebook
     Land and water key issues for Hastings
Rizwaana Latiff - Facebook
     Hastings District Council candidate wants to listen and advocate
Wendy Schollum - WebsiteFacebook
     Candidate keen to bring business skills
Jason Whaitiri - Facebook
     Candidate wants to be part of new vision
Waitawhara Tupaea - Website, Facebook
     Aspirational aims for by-election
Eileen Lawson Facebook
     Sound strategies and policies needed says Hastings candidate

Hawke's Bay Today hosted a candidates' debate in their office in Hastings. Here is some of the video footage:
     Three issues (video 6 mins)
     Closing addresses (video 21 min)
     Live feed on Facebook (video 1 hr 37 min)

Don't forget it's a postal vote, and your voting papers need to be in the post by Tuesday 21 November 2017.

To choose a mayor: 2017 Hastings District Council mayoral by-election

Contact the candidates:
Bruce Bisset
Rizwaana Latiff
Eileen Lawson
Rion Roben
Wendy Schollum
Waitawhara Tupaea
Jason Whaitiri

Please note: I've made every effort to ensure this information is as complete as possible. However, if you want your information added or corrected, please let me know by email.

Some of the Facebook links may be personal pages rather than public pages and access may be dependent on your being a member of Facebook, and being a friend of a friend of the candidate.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

2017 Hastings District Council mayoral by-election - Updated

As most who know me would be aware, I'm passionate about Hastings, I enjoy politics and I like to research my decisions thoroughly. Voting for a mayor is way too important a job to decide on the basis of a smiley billboard, simple name recognition or something a mate said once (I think).

So here's a helping hand to get to know the six candidates who want to lead our council.

HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL - MAYOR - SIX CANDIDATES
     [ Like my voting paper, candidate names are listed in random order of surname 😊 ]

Allister ToshFacebook
Sandra HazlehurstFacebook
Stuart PerryWebsiteFacebook
Bayden Barber - Website, Facebook
     Making Hastings best place to live and work
Simon Nixon - Website, Facebook
     Education needs to be key policy issue
     Acceptable alternative needed for Manawatu Gorge
Waitawhara Tupaea - Facebook
     Aspirational aims for byelection

Hawke's Bay Today asked each candidate six questions.
     1. What is your vision for the Hastings district?
     2. What steps will you take in your first 100 days to turn this vision into reality?
     3. Name the one main area you would collaborate with other Hawke's Bay councils on.
     4. Are you in favour of continued chlorination for the Hastings district's drinking water?
     5. Do you support the controversial Water Conservation Order - why, why not?
     6. What's the biggest asset you would bring to the mayoralty?

Here are the candidates' answers, in their own words:
Waitawhara Tupaea
Simon Nixon
Bayden Barber
Stuart Perry
Sandra Hazlehurst
Allister Tosh

NZH Local Focus asked each candidate four questions. Here are their answers, in their own words:
     1. What are the issues in Hastings District? (video 4 min)
     2. What inspired you to run for mayor? (video 3 min)
     3. What in your background makes you qualified to be our mayor? (video 3 mins)
     4. What is one thing that will be important to you every day when you are mayor? (video 4 mins)

Hawke's Bay Today hosted a mayoral debate at Karamu High School. Here is some of the video footage:
     Individual questions (video 7 mins)
     Closing addresses (video 22 min)
     Live feed on Facebook (video 2 hr 0 min)

UPDATE:
I've just discovered a set of YouTube interviews by the Hastings City Business Association about the candidates views on the CBD etc
Stuart Perry (10 min)
Waitawhara Tupaea (8 min)
Bayden Barber (9 min)
Sandra Hazlehurst (7 min)
Simon Nixon (7 min)
Allister Tosh - declined to be interviewed

Don't forget it's a postal vote, and your voting papers need to be in the post by Tuesday 21 November 2017.

To choose a councillor: 2017 Hastings District Council councillor by-election

Contact the candidates:
Stuart Perry
Bayden Barber
Waitawhara Tupaea
Allister Tosh
Sandra Hazlehurst
Simon Nixon

Please note: I've made every effort to ensure this information is as complete as possible. However, if you want your information added or corrected, please let me know by email.

Some of the Facebook links may be personal pages rather than public pages and access may be dependent on your being a member of Facebook, and being a friend of a friend of the candidate.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Candidate wants to be part of new vision

I've copied this story from Hawke's Bay Today because it's the only candidate's story from the paper that didn't make it online, an oversight I suspect. I've re-published it here so as to complete the list of candidates' online information I've listed in my blog post here: 2017 Hastings District Council councillor by-election

Candidate wants to be part of new vision
Hawke's Bay Today 10/10/2017

Seven candidates are running in the upcoming Hastings District Council Hastings-Havelock North ward by-election. Hawke's Bay Today is profiling each candidate, starting today with Jason Whaitiri.

By Nicki Harper

WHAKATU resident and keen community man Jason Whaitiri, undeterred by his narrow loss when he ran for council last October, says he thought long and hard before deciding to stand again this time.

Not least because he is standing in a different ward and one in which "I can't even vote for myself".
He stood in the Heretaunga ward in last year's triennial local body election and was narrowly defeated by Ann Redstone's 2075 votes to his 2071.

With the election of a new mayor next month, he felt encouraged to give it another go.

"There's been a lot of missed opportunities by our council and hopefully the new mayor comes with a vision and councillors share that vision with new ideas that benefit everyone."

A lack of engagement with local communities was one area where he believed the council had been lacking, and where he felt his strong community background could be of benefit.

The youngest of five, Mr Whaitiri went to Mangateretere School, Havelock North Intermediate and Te Aute College before going on to work in the meat industry, currently as a beef boner with Silver Fern Farms.

Married to Shirlene, he had three children and two grandchildren and politics ran in his family, including his sister Meka Whaitiri, recently re-elected Ikaroa-Rawhiti Labour MP.

Mr Whaitiri's involvement in the community included being a two-term trustee on the board of Clive School, a volunteer for the Cape Coastal Community Patrol, chair of KiwiCove Oscar trust, volunteering with Nourished for Nil, and being a Twin City Ministries youth leader, working with young people from Whakatu.

Part of his workplace's emergency response team, he had also been a long-time referee with the Hawke's Bay Rugby Referee Association, and wanted to bring the skills gained from all these activities to the table.

"I'm very community focused, I know how to make tough decisions and be accountable for them, and I have learned about governance and policies."

A primary focus for the council should be to stick to its core role in infrastructure - roads, water, waste management, he said, but also address affordable housing and streamlining consents for building.

"There's wealth in Hawke's Bay and it can be shared - we should not have homelessness.

"I love Hastings but it can be better - there's heaps of potential with a mayor that will bring everyone together."

Monday, 20 February 2017

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
This week was all about the fires and Art Deco

Daniel Close, Auckland, dressed as a WW1 New Zealand Army soldier, Third Auckland Regiment, who would have helped out in the 1931 Earthquake. For the first time in many years, the RM-31 Vintage Railcar ran shuttles from the old Napier Railway Station to Hastings and return, part of the Tremains Art Deco Festival. photograph
Daniel Close, Auckland, dressed as a WW1 New Zealand Army soldier, Third Auckland Regiment, who would have helped out in the 1931 Earthquake.
For the first time in many years, the RM-31 Vintage Railcar ran shuttles from the old Napier Railway Station to Hastings and return, part of the Tremains Art Deco Festival.

Links to some of my other videos:

At least one house burnt down. Fire Service, Hastings District Council Volunteer Rural Fire Forces and helicopters fight a grass and pine forest fire between Waimarama Rd and Tukituki Rd, near Havelock North. A state of emergency has been declared for the Hastings District as fires fanned by strong winds continue to burn across the region, claiming one house at Waimarama Rd. photograph
At least one house burnt down. Fire Service, Hastings District Council Volunteer Rural Fire Forces and helicopters fight a grass and pine forest fire between Waimarama Rd and Tukituki Rd, near Havelock North.
A state of emergency has been declared for the Hastings District as fires fanned by strong winds continue to burn across the region, claiming one house at Waimarama Rd.
(This was a video of footage I got from Te Mata Peak and from a chopper (someone's got to do it) and from a press conference at Hastings District Council. Alex Robertson from the New Zealand Herald put it together for me.)

L-R: Nigel Avery, CEO, Sileni Estates Winery, the Art Deco festival wine ambassadors; Shelley Avery; Stuart Nash, Labour MP, Napier; Simon Tremain, Tremain Real Estate, sponsor. Boaters and furs were to the fore at Sileni Estates Winery as CEO Nigel Avery launched Art Deco Sparkling, a limited edition bubbly. photograph
L-R: Nigel Avery, CEO, Sileni Estates Winery, the Art Deco festival wine ambassadors; Shelley Avery; Stuart Nash, Labour MP, Napier; Simon Tremain, Tremain Real Estate, sponsor
Boaters and furs were to the fore at Sileni Estates Winery as CEO Nigel Avery launched Art Deco Sparkling, a limited edition bubbly.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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 CHB Mail.

Katarina Hokianga, 10, fundraising for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu, Hastings, at Waitangi Day Big 9, a Waitangi Day event hosted by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, renamed Kahungunu Park for February.  photograph
Young entrepreneur
Katarina Hokianga, 10, fundraising for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu, Hastings, at Waitangi Day Big 9, a Waitangi Day event hosted by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, renamed Kahungunu Park for February. 


A boat and an item of interest, pictured from the Grange Rd North end - Police cordoned off a section of the walkway near the mouth of Tukituki River, between Grange Rd North and Domain Rd, Haumoana, after an unidentified man was found assaulted and unconscious. He later died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital.  photograph
Homicide at Haumoana
A boat and an item of interest, pictured from the Grange Rd North end - Police cordoned off a section of the walkway near the mouth of Tukituki River, between Grange Rd North and Domain Rd, Haumoana, after an unidentified man was found assaulted and unconscious. He later died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital. 


Charlie Pomana, Napier, time out from mowing lawns, getting chlorine-free water from a Napier City Council tap outside the Girl Guides Hall in Anderson Park, York Ave, Greenmeadows, Napier. photograph
Not just Hastings
Charlie Pomana, Napier, time out from mowing lawns, getting chlorine-free water from a Napier City Council tap outside the Girl Guides Hall in Anderson Park, York Ave, Greenmeadows, Napier. 


L-R: Maria Norman, Napier, Tony Stewart, Napier, with C-Low, their female English Mastiff dog, playing in an irrigator, cold water, in Taradale Park, Taradale, Napier, in hot cloudy summer weather. Tony said, "We live like a couple of dried apricots", in a shed in Onekawa, Napier. photograph
 In the morning...
L-R: Maria Norman, Napier, Tony Stewart, Napier, with C-Low, their female English Mastiff dog, playing in an irrigator, cold water, in Taradale Park, Taradale, Napier, in hot cloudy summer weather. Tony said, "We live like a couple of dried apricots", in a shed in Onekawa, Napier.

Drivers, cars, motorists on the Hawke's Bay Expressway, driving in the first decent rain in weeks. photograph
... and in the afternoon
Drivers, cars, motorists on the Hawke's Bay Expressway, driving in the first decent rain in weeks. 


The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter winched a mountainbike rider off Te Mata Peak after he fell about 15 metres from near a site which is popular for abseiling. St John Ambulance and Police also attended. photograph
On the way up
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter winched a mountainbike rider off Te Mata Peak after he fell about 15 metres from near a site which is popular for abseiling. St John Ambulance and Police also attended. 


The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter winched a mountainbike rider off Te Mata Peak after he fell about 15 metres from near a site which is popular for abseiling. St John Ambulance and Police also attended. photograph
Modern heroes
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter winched a mountainbike rider off Te Mata Peak after he fell about 15 metres from near a site which is popular for abseiling. St John Ambulance and Police also attended. 


Melissa Bell, Hastings, walking with her dog at Pakowhai Country Park, Hastings, in light showers, cool weather. photograph
Walkies
Melissa Bell, Hastings, walking with her dog at Pakowhai Country Park, Hastings, in light showers, cool weather. 


From Colin White Rd: Hastings District Council Volunteer Rural Fire Force and NZ Fire Service staff attended a fourth alarm level large vegetation fire on a hill along Anaroa Rd in Raukawa. It burned up over the ridge and down the other side, near Colin White Rd, Te Hauke, off SH2. photograph
So fast
From Colin White Rd: Hastings District Council Volunteer Rural Fire Force and NZ Fire Service staff attended a fourth alarm level large vegetation fire on a hill along Anaroa Rd in Raukawa. It burned up over the ridge and down the other side, near Colin White Rd, Te Hauke, off SH2. 


L-R: Barbi Speers, Sue Taylor, Irene Craft, all from Hastings, organisers of Madness in the Mall, an Art Deco Market next Thursday in the Hastings Mall, Hastings. photograph
Happily mad
L-R: Barbi Speers, Sue Taylor, Irene Craft, all from Hastings, organisers of Madness in the Mall, an Art Deco Market next Thursday in the Hastings Mall, Hastings.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Far from the angst experienced at Waitangi, Hawke's Bay celebrates Waitangi Day in style and unity. Love it 💙

Hukarere Girls' College, Eskdale, performing at Waitangi Day Big 9, a Waitangi Day event hosted by Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, renamed Kahungunu Park for February. photograph
Hukarere Girls' College, Eskdale, performing at Waitangi Day Big 9 at Kahungunu Park
A complicated past or a love that will last? (video)
Ngati Kahungunu hosted Waitangi Day Big 9 at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, renamed Kahungunu Park for February.

Links to some of my other videos:

Following a hikoi from Waitangi Regional Park, Marie Edwards unveiled a memorial stone near the Clive River, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by Ngati Kahungunu chiefs and the Crown on board HMS Herald. photograph
Following a hikoi from Waitangi Regional Park, Marie Edwards unveiled a memorial stone near the Clive River, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by Ngati Kahungunu chiefs and the Crown on board HMS Herald.

Terry Southey, Hastings, cycling along Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, in light showers, cool weather. While Hawke's Bay hosted a wet break in the high summer temperatures the Met Service says the rain is leaving us. An easterly breeze will push the precipitation inland. Normal summer weather patterns will resume as we climb back into the 30's early next week. photograph
Terry Southey, Hastings, cycling along Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, in light showers and cool weather.
While Hawke's Bay hosted a wet break in the high summer temperatures the Met Service says the rain is leaving us. An easterly breeze will push the precipitation inland. Normal summer weather patterns will resume as we climb back into the 30's early next week.
(This was a video made up of footage from Warren Buckland, Paul Taylor and myself, put together by Warren)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

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 CHB Mail.

Top: Andrew Hayward, 14, potential recruit, taking part in a membership drive for Bay City Cheerleaders, at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama. photograph
Try this
Top: Andrew Hayward, 14, potential recruit, taking part in a membership drive for Bay City Cheerleaders, at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama.

Sergeant Cory Ubels, serious crash unit, Hawke's Bay Police, playing swingball at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama. photograph
A less serious assignment
Sergeant Cory Ubels, serious crash unit, Hawke's Bay Police, playing swingball at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama.

Kasey Wilson, 11, Napier, getting dunked in the Kids Zone at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama.  photograph
Anticipation
Kasey Wilson, 11, Napier, getting dunked in the Kids Zone at Waimarama Beach Day, a MoreFM fundraiser for Waimarama Surf Lifesaving at Waimarama Beach, Waimarama. 

Damon Rusden, new Green Party candidate for Napier electorate, pictured in Hastings. photograph
Housing concerns
Damon Rusden, new Green Party candidate for Napier electorate, pictured in Hastings.

Police and St John Ambulance attended a truck vs car accident on Pakowhai Rd, Napier, just off the Hawke's Bay Expressway. The truck was travelling south. photograph
Truck vs car
Police and St John Ambulance attended a truck vs car accident on Pakowhai Rd, Napier, just off the Hawke's Bay Expressway. The truck was travelling south.

4-10pm: Ground roller with a sponge - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Super-sopper
4-10pm: Ground roller with a sponge - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier.

5-30pm: L-R: Chris Brown, Kumar Dharmasena, umpires;  Kane Williamson, captain, New Zealand; Aaron Finch, captain, Australia - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
 Walking the pitch
5-30pm: L-R: Chris Brown, Kumar Dharmasena, umpires;  Kane Williamson, captain, New Zealand; Aaron Finch, captain, Australia - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier.

5-36pm: Left: Kumar Dharmasena, umpire; Right: head groundsman and wicket-preparation specialist Phil Stoyanoff - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Say what?
5-36pm: Left: Kumar Dharmasena, umpire; Right: head groundsman and wicket-preparation specialist Phil Stoyanoff - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier.

5-45pm: Bill Dalton, mayor, Napier City Council - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Not happy
5-45pm: Bill Dalton, mayor, Napier City Council - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier.

6-49pm: The crowd leaves, disappointed - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Dejected
6-49pm: The crowd leaves, disappointed - New Zealand Black Caps vs Australia 2nd ANZ ODI cricket at McLean Park, Napier.

A helicopter with monsoon bucket helped  Fire Service firefighters fight a grass fire on Waimarama Rd, Havelock North, just past Tukituki Rd turn-off. photograph
Hot job
A helicopter with monsoon bucket helped  Fire Service firefighters fight a grass fire on Waimarama Rd, Havelock North, just past Tukituki Rd turn-off.

Pure artesian water, fill your own - sign outside an orchard at 1089 Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings. photograph
No chlorine
Pure artesian water, fill your own - sign outside an orchard at 1089 Maraekakaho Rd, Hastings.

Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended a fatal accident, a  two car head-on collision on Te Aute Rd, Havelock North. photograph
Sad
Police, fire service and St John Ambulance attended a fatal accident, a  two car head-on collision on Te Aute Rd, Havelock North.

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
This guy's lucky to be alive!

With his lucky tiki, named Lucky Phil - Phil Gotty, Hawke's Bay, pictured at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings,  where he is recovering two weeks after jumping from his truck on the Taihape Rd, after his brakes failed. photograph
With his lucky tiki, named Lucky Phil - Phil Gotty, Hawke's Bay, pictured at Hawke's Bay Hospital, Hastings,  where he is recovering two weeks after jumping from his truck on the Taihape Rd, after his brakes failed.
Hastings truckie Phil Gotty explains what went through his mind at 125km/h in the seconds before he leapt from his out-of-control truck on the Taihape Rd. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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 CHB Mail.

Just the one day working this week, gotta love it when the boss pays you to stay home ☺

Victoria Lambourn (Carmen), performing in Carmen, an opera by Bizet, performed by Festival Opera, picturd in an open rehearsal for the public in an orchard shed near Meeanee, Napier. photograph
Belting it out
Victoria Lambourn (Carmen), performing in Carmen, an opera by Bizet, performed by Festival Opera, picturd in an open rehearsal for the public in an orchard shed near Meeanee, Napier.


Stuart Nash, Labour MP, Napier, with his son Will, the fifth generation in his family to attend Napier Central School, Napier, who has his first day on Tuesday. photograph
High hopes
Stuart Nash, Labour MP, Napier, with his son Will, the fifth generation in his family to attend Napier Central School, Napier, who has his first day on Tuesday. 

1240 Saturday: Fire Service asked for Police to attend a car fire, 1.2 km along Tutaekuri River, north from the end of Guppy Rd, Taradale. photograph
Idiots
1240 Saturday: Fire Service asked for Police to attend a car fire, 1.2 km along Tutaekuri River, north from the end of Guppy Rd, Taradale. 


Kris Gillies, 32B, Hawke's Bay, driving his three quarter midget, New Zealand TQ Championship at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier.  photograph
Just a blur
Kris Gillies, 32B, Hawke's Bay, driving his three quarter midget, New Zealand TQ Championship at Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. 

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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 CHB Mail.

Keegan Waru, third, bronze pennant, 100m, grade 7, Central Hawke's Bay, Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.  photograph
Gave it all
Keegan Waru, third, bronze pennant, 100m, grade 7, Central Hawke's Bay, Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Joe Cooper, winner, men's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
Two finger salute
Joe Cooper, winner, men's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier. 

L-R: James Fouche, second, Regan Gough, winner, Jack Maryatt, under-23 men's road race, medal presentation, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, after the race finish on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
Despite a puncture on the last lap
L-R: James Fouche, second, Regan Gough, winner, Jack Maryatt, under-23 men's road race, medal presentation, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, after the race finish on Marine Parade, Napier.

L-R: Jason Christie, second, Joe Cooper, winner, Dion Smith, Elite men's road race, medal presentation, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, after the race finish on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
Funny way to celebrate
L-R: Jason Christie, second, Joe Cooper, winner, Dion Smith, Elite men's road race, medal presentation, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, after the race finish on Marine Parade, Napier.

Darryl Whiting, Taradale, Napier, left an iPhone 5 mobile phone, cellphone (which had a flat battery) in the back seat of his car. He returned to his car to find it full of smoke, seriously damaged, and his phone burned out. photograph
Not a Samsung
Darryl Whiting, Taradale, Napier, left an iPhone 5 mobile phone, cellphone (which had a flat battery) in the back seat of his car. He returned to his car to find it full of smoke, seriously damaged, and his phone burned out.

Darryl Whiting, Taradale, Napier, left an iPhone 5 mobile phone, cellphone (which had a flat battery) in the back seat of his car. He returned to his car to find it full of smoke, seriously damaged, and his phone burned out. photograph
 Not too worried
Darryl Whiting, Taradale, Napier, left an iPhone 5 mobile phone, cellphone (which had a flat battery) in the back seat of his car. He returned to his car to find it full of smoke, seriously damaged, and his phone burned out.

Hawke's Bay lost the final against Auckland, national under-19 boy's softball tournament, Akina Park, Hastings. photograph
Heart and soul
Hawke's Bay lost the final against Auckland, national under-19 boy's softball tournament, Akina Park, Hastings.

Mila Woon (female) wore a sunhat in hot sunny weather while watching her owner Bradley Woon play for Hawke's Bay in the final against Auckland at the National under-19 softball tournament at Akina Park, Hastings. Mila, 8 months, was a rescue dog from the Hastings and Districts SPCA. photograph
All class
Mila Woon (female) wore a sunhat in hot sunny weather while watching her owner Bradley Woon play for Hawke's Bay in the final against Auckland at the National under-19 softball tournament at Akina Park, Hastings. Mila, 8 months, was a rescue dog from the Hastings and Districts SPCA.

Amanda Jamieson, Waipukurau, wearing her under-23 winner's jersey from the New Zealand cycling nationals in Napier last weekend, is jetting off on Thursday for the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under in Australia. photograph
Time out
Amanda Jamieson, Waipukurau, wearing her under-23 winner's jersey from the New Zealand cycling nationals in Napier last weekend, is jetting off on Thursday for the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under in Australia.

Di Charlton, owner, Apple Activities, an educational toy shop, Hastings, playing with Thinking Putty, one of her bestsellers, says retail has been successful due to the positive vibes coming from the horticulture industry. photograph
Work is play
Di Charlton, owner, Apple Activities, an educational toy shop, Hastings, playing with Thinking Putty, one of her bestsellers, says retail has been successful due to the positive vibes coming from the horticulture industry.

Stewart Cruden, 16, Palmerston North, jumping into Napier Inner Harbour, off West Quay, Napier, after four off his mates make a splash, in hot, sunny, summer weather. photograph
Where four have gone before
Stewart Cruden, 16, Palmerston North, jumping into Napier Inner Harbour, off West Quay, Napier, after four off his mates make a splash, in hot, sunny, summer weather. 

A pleasure boat on Hawke Bay, just off Sandy Beach, photographed from the Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier, in hot, sunny, summer weather. photograph
Just us
A pleasure boat on Hawke Bay, just off Sandy Beach, photographed from the Bluff Hill Lookout, Napier, in hot, sunny, summer weather.

L-R: Zsade Manihera, Bridge Pa, Pearl McClintock, Warkworth, Auckland, Kristyn Kupa-Elliott, Omahu, Hastings, watching a concert celebrating 10 years of Big Camps run by Te Taitimu Trust, at Te Aute College, Central Hawke's Bay. photograph
Love that look
L-R: Zsade Manihera, Bridge Pa, Pearl McClintock, Warkworth, Auckland, Kristyn Kupa-Elliott, Omahu, Hastings, watching a concert celebrating 10 years of Big Camps run by Te Taitimu Trust, at Te Aute College, Central Hawke's Bay.

Front L-R: : Mary Lolohea, Anna Pierard, soloists, Project Prima Volta - Botanic Beats, a free concert at the Napier Botanical Gardens, Napier. photograph
Just stunning
Front L-R: : Mary Lolohea, Anna Pierard, soloists, Project Prima Volta - Botanic Beats, a free concert at the Napier Botanical Gardens, Napier.

L-R: Tuairangi Ratima, Dannevirke, April Pereka, Hastings, selfie on a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7 cellphone, mobile phone, at Frimley Pool, Hastings. photograph
The wet look
L-R: Tuairangi Ratima, Dannevirke, April Pereka, Hastings, selfie on a waterproof Samsung Galaxy S7 cellphone, mobile phone, at Frimley Pool, Hastings.

Mariah Wakefield-Otene, 9, Hastings, on the lion monument, lion memorial, which was constructed in 1911 to mark the coronation of King George V, at Cornwall Park, Hastings. photograph
Summer play
Mariah Wakefield-Otene, 9, Hastings, on the lion monument, lion memorial, which was constructed in 1911 to mark the coronation of King George V, at Cornwall Park, Hastings.

Renaye Tamati, Hastings, singing How Did We Come To This - Cabaret at The Tabard, one of the From Singer to Performer concert series performed by students of the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School, at Tabard Theatre, Napier. photograph
Hitting the high notes
Renaye Tamati, Hastings, singing How Did We Come To This - Cabaret at The Tabard, one of the From Singer to Performer concert series performed by students of the 2017 IFAC Handa New Zealand Singing School, at Tabard Theatre, Napier.

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
I shot this one for the New Zealand Herald.

Lorraine Van Leeuwen-Thompson and her husband Graeme Thompson have won a High Court and District Court battle against ACC over coverage for treatment injury after he collapsed at a 2009 Deardon Cup polo game for Hawke's Bay at the Wanstead Polo Club's grounds in Porangahau. photograph
Lorraine Van Leeuwen-Thompson and her husband Graeme Thompson have won a High Court and District Court battle against ACC over coverage for treatment injury after he collapsed at a 2009 Deardon Cup polo game for Hawke's Bay at the Wanstead Polo Club's grounds in Porangahau.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

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,
 and/or the Havelock North Village Press 

New Year's Regatta, Napier Sailing Club, Napier, on Hawke Bay, pictured from Perfume Point, Napier. photograph
Just enough wind
New Year's Regatta, Napier Sailing Club, Napier, on Hawke Bay, pictured from Perfume Point, Napier.

Mitchell Santner catch, Black Caps, he caught Shakib al Hasan - New Zealand Black Caps vs Bangladesh, 20-20 ANZ T20 cricket  at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
See ya mate
Mitchell Santner catch, Black Caps, he caught Shakib al Hasan - New Zealand Black Caps vs Bangladesh, 20-20 ANZ T20 cricket  at McLean Park, Napier.

L-R: Mitchell Santner catch, Tom Bruce, Ben Wheeler, Black Caps - New Zealand Black Caps vs Bangladesh, 20-20 ANZ T20 cricket  at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Winners, grinners
L-R: Mitchell Santner catch, Tom Bruce, Ben Wheeler, Black Caps - New Zealand Black Caps vs Bangladesh, 20-20 ANZ T20 cricket  at McLean Park, Napier.

Ovation of the Seas arrives at Napier Port, Napier. It is the largest cruise ship to ever have visited New Zealand.  photograph
Mate with a boat
Ovation of the Seas arrives at Napier Port, Napier. It is the largest cruise ship to ever have visited New Zealand. 

Khan Smith, 10, Napier, crossing Black Bridge, Haumoana, on the iWay Fun Ride, a Summer Cycling Carnival event.  photograph
Hot ride
Khan Smith, 10, Napier, crossing Black Bridge, Haumoana, on the iWay Fun Ride, a Summer Cycling Carnival event. 

Crowds of people crossing Marine Parade, Napier - Ovation of the Seas visited Napier Port, Napier. It is the largest cruise ship to ever have visited New Zealand.  photograph
Oo look, a camera
Crowds of people crossing Marine Parade, Napier - Ovation of the Seas visited Napier Port, Napier. It is the largest cruise ship to ever have visited New Zealand.

Melanie Gettins, White Sox, first base - New Zealand women vs Auckland, at the under-19 national boys softball tournament at Akina Park, Hastings. photograph
One down
Melanie Gettins, White Sox, first base - New Zealand women vs Auckland, at the under-19 national boys softball tournament at Akina Park, Hastings. 

Makenna Holland, Richmond - march past to launch the Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Starting out
Makenna Holland, Richmond - march past to launch the Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

L-R: Jon Bridges interviews Jack Bauer, Tasman, winner, elite men's 40km time trial, Summer Cycling Carnival, start/finish at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier. photograph
Worth the pain
L-R: Jon Bridges interviews Jack Bauer, Tasman, winner, elite men's 40km time trial, Summer Cycling Carnival, start/finish at Church Rd Winery, Taradale, Napier.

L-R: Logan van der Meer, Napier, Cindy Drozda, Erie, Colorado, USA, Colin Parkinson, Cambridge - Hawke's Bay Woodturning Collaboration, run by the Hawke's Bay Woodturners Guild, at Napier Boys' High School, Napier. photograph
 More than just bowls
L-R: Logan van der Meer, Napier, Cindy Drozda, Erie, Colorado, USA, Colin Parkinson, Cambridge - Hawke's Bay Woodturning Collaboration, run by the Hawke's Bay Woodturners Guild, at Napier Boys' High School, Napier.

Riders on the last leg of the women and under-23 road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, riding up Spencer Rd, Hospital Hill, past the Party on the Hill at the Botanical Gardens, Napier. photograph
Clown support
Riders on the last leg of the women and under-23 road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, riding up Spencer Rd, Hospital Hill, past the Party on the Hill at the Botanical Gardens, Napier.

L-R: Adrian Hegyvary, husband, jokes he should change his surname; Rushlee Buchanan, winner, women's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
All blue
L-R: Adrian Hegyvary, husband, jokes he should change his surname; Rushlee Buchanan, winner, women's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier.

L-R: Viv Buchanan, mother, Rushlee Buchanan, winner, women's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier. photograph
Attitude
L-R: Viv Buchanan, mother, Rushlee Buchanan, winner, women's road race, Elite Road National Cycling Championship, Summer Cycling Carnival, finish line on Marine Parade, Napier.

Leah Kent, Dannevirke, girls' long jump grade 9, Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings. photograph
Flying high
Leah Kent, Dannevirke, girls' long jump grade 9, Colgate Games at Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, Hastings.

Car no 21, winner of this heat, Golden Oldies Stocks - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. photograph
Love this car
Car no 21, winner of this heat, Golden Oldies Stocks - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier.

Car no 66S, Clint Hall, New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. photograph
Chow time
Car no 66S, Clint Hall, New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier.

Photographer Andrew Brunton captures the moment - Car no 2NZ, Jason Long, Hawke's Bay, winner, New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier.  photograph
Warrior
Photographer Andrew Brunton captures the moment - Car no 2NZ, Jason Long, Hawke's Bay, winner, New Zealand Superstock Grand Prix - Meeanee Speedway, Meeanee, Napier. 

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