Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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,

L-R: Harvey Boyden, Hastings, former deputy mayor, Hastings District Council, talking to Guy Wellwood, mayoral candidate. Hastings District Council, who held a public meeting in St Andrew's Hall, Hastings. photograph
Generations
L-R: Harvey Boyden, Hastings, former deputy mayor, Hastings District Council, talking to Guy Wellwood, mayoral candidate. Hastings District Council, who held a public meeting in St Andrew's Hall, Hastings.

Tui Walker, chairperson, asked a question about housing - The three candidates for the mayoralty of Hastings District Council, Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood and Lawrence Yule addressed Flaxmere Age Concern, Flaxmere, Hastings. photograph
Question time
Tui Walker, chairperson, asked a question about housing - The three candidates for the mayoralty of Hastings District Council, Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood and Lawrence Yule addressed Flaxmere Age Concern, Flaxmere, Hastings.

Rocky and his horsey mates had a day off after classes were cancelled for the day at Leg-Up Trust, Bridge Pa, Hastings, due to the rain, wet weather. photograph
Lay day
Rocky and his horsey mates had a day off after classes were cancelled for the day at Leg-Up Trust, Bridge Pa, Hastings, due to the rain, wet weather.

 Petrol prices in Hastings ranged from 150.7 cents at Gull Karamu, to 169.9 cents at BP, Railway Rd, Hastings. The Gull special lasted till 12 noon 22 September. photograph
Consumers win
Petrol prices in Hastings ranged from 150.7 cents at Gull Karamu, to 169.9 cents at BP, Railway Rd, Hastings. The Gull special lasted till 12 noon 22 September.

Sapphire Hoani, Maraenui Senior Whanau, Maraenui Bi-lingual School, Maraenui, Napier - Ngati Kahungunu Primary Schools' Kapa Haka Festival at Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings. photograph
Stand out
Sapphire Hoani, Maraenui Senior Whanau, Maraenui Bi-lingual School, Maraenui, Napier - Ngati Kahungunu Primary Schools' Kapa Haka Festival at Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings.

From centre, L-R: Paris Waaka, Tinei Fui, from the Kowhai School satellite at Central School Hastings - Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta, a marimba and percussion duo performed with Julian Raphael, a community musician, to an audience of Fairhaven School, Kowhai Schools and Hohepa Hawke's Bay, at the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings. photograph
Music to my ears
From centre, L-R: Paris Waaka, Tinei Fui, from the Kowhai School satellite at Central School Hastings - Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta, a marimba and percussion duo performed with Julian Raphael, a community musician, to an audience of Fairhaven School, Kowhai Schools and Hohepa Hawke's Bay, at the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza, Hastings.

L-R: Matt Lee, Chris Versey, special education needs co-ordinator, Sam Heaven, Jerin Joshy, Daniel Moss, Jack Cooper, Tilo Majer - St John's College, Hastings, celebrated their 75th anniversary with a lunch of curry and rice, prepared by the school's Culinary Arts Institute in the Barry O'Connor Centre. Pupils were served by the teachers. Guest speaker was Hastings District Cr Henare O'Keefe. photograph
Helping hand
L-R: Matt Lee, Chris Versey, special education needs co-ordinator, Sam Heaven, Jerin Joshy, Daniel Moss, Jack Cooper, Tilo Majer - St John's College, Hastings, celebrated their 75th anniversary with a lunch of curry and rice, prepared by the school's Culinary Arts Institute in the Barry O'Connor Centre. Pupils were served by the teachers. Guest speaker was Hastings District Cr Henare O'Keefe. 

John Holt, John Holt Trust paid $3,800 for a shirt signed by the All Blacks and Magpies who played in a benefit rugby match for Jarrod Cunningham in 2003, then yielded the shirt to the second bidder for $3,700. The total $7,500 raised will go to Walk 2 D'Feet MND, a fundraiser walk to raise money for sufferers of motor neurone disease. The auction was held at the HBRFU Legends Dinner, in the Rodney Green Centennial Event Centre, before the match between the Hawke's Bay Magpies and Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Double your money
John Holt, John Holt Trust paid $3,800 for a shirt signed by the All Blacks and Magpies who played in a benefit rugby match for Jarrod Cunningham in 2003, then yielded the shirt to the second bidder for $3,700. The total $7,500 raised will go to Walk 2 D'Feet MND, a fundraiser walk to raise money for sufferers of motor neurone disease. The auction was held at the HBRFU Legends Dinner, in the Rodney Green Centennial Event Centre, before the match between the Hawke's Bay Magpies and Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. 

With ball: Trent Boswell Wakefield scored a try for Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Try time
With ball: Trent Boswell Wakefield scored a try for Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier.

With ball: Mason Emerson, Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Trapped
With ball: Mason Emerson, Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier.

Referee Angus Mabey yellow cards Ash Dixon, Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Off you go
Referee Angus Mabey yellow cards Ash Dixon, Hawke's Bay Magpies in their 29-36 loss against the Tasman Mokos, rugby at McLean Park, Napier. 

Hawke's Bay Today Photo Sales

Monday, 26 September 2016

Moving Pictures

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

L-R: Anahera Brider, Krystal Kemp, Darlene Kaka, Nancy Waerea, Serenity Bell, Middle School, Irongate Primary School, Flaxmere, Hastings, performing at the four-day Ngati Kahungunu Primary Schools' Kapa Haka Festival at Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings. photograph
L-R: Anahera Brider, Krystal Kemp, Darlene Kaka, Nancy Waerea, Serenity Bell, Middle School, Irongate Primary School, Flaxmere, Hastings
Full house for Kapa Haka Festival
Irongate Primary School's middle school kapa haka group from Flaxmere, Hastings, performing at the four-day Ngati Kahungunu Primary Schools' Kapa Haka Festival at Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

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,

A group of kids from Havelock North Intermediate School, Havelock North, walked from their school to Civic Square, Hastings, had lunch, then walked back to the school. Story about the gastro outbreak in Havelock North, from a Hastings District Council water supply. They hoped to raise $1,000 for Water for Sudan. photograph
Topping up
A group of kids from Havelock North Intermediate School, Havelock North, walked from their school to Civic Square, Hastings, had lunch, then walked back to the school. Story about the gastro outbreak in Havelock North, from a Hastings District Council water supply. They hoped to raise $1,000 for Water for Sudan.

About 900 people attended a PPTA and NZEI meeting about school funding, at the Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier. photograph
Better funding, not Bulk Funding
About 900 people attended a PPTA and NZEI meeting about school funding, at the Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier.

Fashion clothing at Evolve Designer Bouitique, Napier. photograph
 Stylish
Fashion clothing at Evolve Designer Bouitique, Napier.

A group of retired men who have formed a cycling club called Recycled Rebels, pictured on the pathway along Hardinge Rd, Napier. Every Wednesday they go for a cycle ride and numbers have grown over the past few years. photograph
No time to slow down
A group of retired men who have formed a cycling club called Recycled Rebels, pictured on the pathway along Hardinge Rd, Napier. Every Wednesday they go for a cycle ride and numbers have grown over the past few years.

Right: Finn Delany - Sky City New Zealand Breakers basketball players held a training clinic with kids at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings. photograph
Inspired
Right: Finn Delany - Sky City New Zealand Breakers basketball players held a training clinic with kids at Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings.

L-R: CJ Bruton, Brisbane Bullets; Nastajia Gibbins, Tamatea Primary School, Napier; Melika Samia, Napier Intermediate School, Napier, pictured after a breakfast with the Brisbane Bullets and New Zealand Breakers basketball players at Storkey’s Restaurant and Bar, Kennedy Park Resort, Napier. photograph
Fun times
L-R: CJ Bruton, Brisbane Bullets; Nastajia Gibbins, Tamatea Primary School, Napier; Melika Samia, Napier Intermediate School, Napier, pictured after a breakfast with the Brisbane Bullets and New Zealand Breakers basketball players at Storkey’s Restaurant and Bar, Kennedy Park Resort, Napier.

Armed police check out a car coming out of a cordon on Riverbend Rd, on the Maraenui side of Arnold St, Napier. photograph
Anyone there?
Armed police check out a car coming out of a cordon on Riverbend Rd, on the Maraenui side of Arnold St, Napier.

Jasmine Thompson, year 5 - Year 7 and 8, Room 16 kids at Irongate School, Flaxmere, Hastings, organised a fun run obstacle course to fundraise for the school's senior school kapa haka uniforms. photograph
Slowing down
Jasmine Thompson, year 5 - Year 7 and 8, Room 16 kids at Irongate School, Flaxmere, Hastings, organised a fun run obstacle course to fundraise for the school's senior school kapa haka uniforms.

Barbed wire at Tumu ITM, Hastings. photograph
Trouser tearer
Barbed wire at Tumu ITM, Hastings.

Bobbins of cotton at Onekawa Curtains and Blinds, Napier. photograph
Bobbins of cotton
Onekawa Curtains and Blinds, Napier.

Hawke's Bay Today Photo Sales

Monday, 19 September 2016

Moving Pictures

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

"The biggest cost is to our children." About 900 people attended a PPTA and NZEI meeting about school funding at the Napier Municipal Theatre in Napier. photograph
"The biggest cost is to our children."
About 900 people attended a PPTA and NZEI meeting about school funding at the Napier Municipal Theatre in Napier.

(Video autostarts after the break, may take a little time to load.  There is also a link to my other video of the week.)

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

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,

Back, centre: George Moala, All Black, posing with fans. Selfie by Haze Nukunuku, Hastings - six All Blacks visited Eskview Rugby Club at Petane Domain, Bay View. photograph
Fame
Back, centre: George Moala, All Black, posing with fans. Selfie by Haze Nukunuku, Hastings - six All Blacks visited Eskview Rugby Club at Petane Domain, Bay View.


David Richardson, 5, Clive, who has Downs Sydrome, with Charlie Faumuina - Six All Blacks visited Hawke's Bay, pictured at the Hawke's Bay Airport, before flying out to Auckland. photograph
Touching moment
David Richardson, 5, Clive, who has Downs Sydrome, with Charlie Faumuina - Six All Blacks visited Hawke's Bay, pictured at the Hawke's Bay Airport, before flying out to Auckland. 


Beth Thomas, Nails by Beth, Hastings. photograph
All for love
Beth Thomas, Nails by Beth, Hastings.

Geraldine Travers, principal, Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings, resigning at the end of 2016, standing as a candidate for Hastings District Council in the local body elections. photograph
Principled Decision Making
Geraldine Travers, principal, Hastings Girls' High School, Hastings, resigning at the end of 2016, standing as a candidate for Hastings District Council in the local body elections.


L-R: Rachel Burt, nursery teacher, Cherry Grove Childcare, Havelock North, with daughter Elliot, 11 months; Ailne Bradley, owner, The Dome, Napier; Sam Jackman, president, Havelock North Business Association. presenting a prize to someone affected by the recent gastro outbreak. photograph
Big surprise
L-R: Rachel Burt, nursery teacher, Cherry Grove Childcare, Havelock North, with daughter Elliot, 11 months; Ailne Bradley, owner, The Dome, Napier; Sam Jackman, president, Havelock North Business Association. presenting a prize to someone affected by the recent gastro outbreak.


Lambs, sheep on paddocks near the Hawke's Bay Expressway - weather, cold front coming tomorrow evening. photograph
 Protective Mum
Lambs, sheep on paddocks near the Hawke's Bay Expressway - weather, cold front coming tomorrow evening.


Tiaan Falcon, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team, hanging out the washing with the help of Pipi-Rose, the pet lamb. photograph
You can't eat your family!
Tiaan Falcon, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby team, hanging out the washing with the help of Pipi-Rose, the pet lamb.


L-R: Alatina, Abbey Kelsen, team leader (babies), Addison, Rascals Childcare, Hastings, with their float for this Saturday's Blossom Parade. photograph
Just cute
L-R: Alatina, Abbey Kelsen, team leader (babies), Addison, Rascals Childcare, Hastings, with their float for this Saturday's Blossom Parade.

Armed Offenders Squad, AOS, police and arrested men in Barnard Ave, Maraenui, Napier. photograph
Got their man
Armed Offenders Squad, AOS, police and arrested men in Barnard Ave, Maraenui, Napier.


Part of an old sea wall? at Clifton. Clouds over Hawke Bay. High seas and stormy weather are predicted for tomorrow. photograph
Pretty awesome
Part of an old sea wall? at Clifton. Clouds over Hawke Bay. High seas and stormy weather are predicted for tomorrow.


With ball: Mark Abbott, Hawke's Bay Magpies, scored a try - rugby vs Auckland, at McLean Park, Napier. photograph
Over the line
With ball: Mark Abbott, Hawke's Bay Magpies, scored a try - rugby vs Auckland, at McLean Park, Napier.


L-R: Cr Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood, mayor Lawrence Yule - mayoral candidates, Hastings District Council, Hastings at a Mayoral Debate hosted by Hawke's Bay Today at Karamu High School, Hastings. photograph
A lighter moment
L-R: Cr Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood, mayor Lawrence Yule - mayoral candidates, Hastings District Council, Hastings at a Mayoral Debate hosted by Hawke's Bay Today at Karamu High School, Hastings.
[ Also see my blog of the videos - In their own words ]


L-R: Lynda Touch, Napier, Rearn Warner-Nukunuku, Pakipaki, Tasmin Tupaea, Hastings - Part of the audience at the Waiata Maori Music Awards, Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings. photograph
Happy singers
L-R: Lynda Touch, Napier, Rearn Warner-Nukunuku, Pakipaki, Tasmin Tupaea, Hastings - Part of the audience at the Waiata Maori Music Awards, Hastings Sports Centre, Hastings.

Hawke's Bay Today Photo Sales

Monday, 12 September 2016

Moving Pictures

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

L-R: Cr Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood, mayor Lawrence Yule - mayoral candidates, Hastings District Council, Hastings at a Mayoral Debate hosted by Hawke's Bay Today at Karamu High School, Hastings photograph
L-R: Cr Adrienne Pierce, Guy Wellwood, mayor Lawrence Yule, mayoral candidates for the Hastings District Council
Mayoral candidates talk about the issues for Hastings District
Question time for mayoral candidates Cr Adrienne Pierce, Mayor Lawrence Yule and Guy Wellwood at a Hastings District Council Mayoral Debate hosted by Hawke's Bay Today at Karamu High School, Hastings.

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vote 2016 - Hawke's Bay District Health Board (updated)

It's time to vote in the local body elections, so here's a helping hand to get to know who's standing and what they stand for, from Woodville to Wairoa.

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

Please note that some of the Facebook links are 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.

Don't forget it's a postal vote, and your voting papers need to be in the post by Wednesday 05 October.

HAWKE'S BAY DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD
(7 Vacancies)