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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