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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Tuesday, 3 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,

Short weeks, and only me on means a lot of assignments, but hey, I get to go for long drives and photograph fun kids ☺

Jocelyn Kessels, 4, Napier, on a swing at Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, in hot sunny summer weather. photograph
Summer fun
Jocelyn Kessels, 4, Napier, on a swing at Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, in hot sunny summer weather.

L-R: Jared Hayes, Zachary Hayes, 16 months, Dunedin, playing in the water at A. W. Parsons Heated Pool Complex, Waipukurau, in hot sunny summer weather.  photograph
Li'l Rascal
L-R: Jared Hayes, Zachary Hayes, 16 months, Dunedin, playing in the water at A. W. Parsons Heated Pool Complex, Waipukurau, in hot sunny summer weather. 

Vanessa Hayes, 4, Melanie Hayes, Dunedin, playing in the water at A. W. Parsons Heated Pool Complex, Waipukurau, in hot sunny summer weather.  photograph
Go Mum
Vanessa Hayes, 4, Melanie Hayes, Dunedin, playing in the water at A. W. Parsons Heated Pool Complex, Waipukurau, in hot sunny summer weather. 

Ongaonga Stream, SH50, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay, in hot sunny summer weather. photograph
 Dried out
Ongaonga Stream, SH50, Ongaonga, Central Hawke's Bay, in hot sunny summer weather.

Tony Bean, supervisor, Green Sky Waste Solutions, Whakatu, near Hastings, with stacks of plastic to be recycled.  photograph
Not rubbish
Tony Bean, supervisor, Green Sky Waste Solutions, Whakatu, near Hastings, with stacks of plastic to be recycled. 

Eye-bath collection put together by Annette (surname withheld), Napier.  photograph
Colourful collection
Eye-bath collection put together by Annette (surname withheld), Napier. 

Sandy Ibbotson, co-ordinator, Napier Community Patrol, Napier, New Year's Honours. photograph
Volunteer honoured
Sandy Ibbotson, co-ordinator, Napier Community Patrol, Napier, New Year's Honours.

John Bary, trainer, Timoti Farms, Pakipaki, Hastings, with Mae West, a horse running in the New Year Races. photograph
Raring to go
John Bary, trainer, Timoti Farms, Pakipaki, Hastings, with Mae West, a horse running in the New Year Races. 

Doc McDonald, aka Don McDonald, Havelock North, coach, Hawke's Bay Rowing Club, New Year's Honours. photograph
So many memories
Doc McDonald, aka Don McDonald, Havelock North, coach, Hawke's Bay Rowing Club, New Year's Honours.

Geordie Calder, 11, Havelock North, won the ANZ competition to walk out to McLean Park, Napier, with Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in the opening T20 match on Tuesday next week. photograph
Lucky lad
Geordie Calder, 11, Havelock North, won the ANZ competition to walk out to McLean Park, Napier, with Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in the opening T20 match on Tuesday next week.

Pastor Nigel Woodley, Flaxmere Christian Fellowship, Flaxmere, Hastings, taking a bus trip to Wellington to protest at Parliament about the UN resolution regarding Israel. photograph
Just as resolute
Pastor Nigel Woodley, Flaxmere Christian Fellowship, Flaxmere, Hastings, taking a bus trip to Wellington to protest at Parliament about the UN resolution regarding Israel. 

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Moving Pictures

My choice of video from a week's work at Hawke's Bay Today ☺
Zirk Engelbrecht from Havelock North bounces his way through the new Flip Out Trampoline Arena in Hastings.