Oct 23, 2014

HOT Pink Walk Tauranga

A celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. (from the HOT Pink Walk web site)
The women from Altex got behind this great cause and hit the road in style with hundreds of  girls from around the district.
Many of us have had very close family taken by breast cancer. My wifes mum was one of these. It was a grueling, unpleasant and ultimately sad process. That was years ago now and luckily there are better treatments and management protocols along with fantastic publicity like this walk to tell the stories of survival and early detection.
See our Grace in the middle
(This shot from SunLive Face Book)
Altex Coatings Ladies
 Off they go


Oct 22, 2014

Trees In Transit

In Napier recently. So tidy and purposeful and off to places unknown. 

Old & New

New buildings snuggle alongside ones decades older in downtown Tauranga.
Some attempt has been made to make the new fit with the old. I just liked the picture potential.

Oct 20, 2014

Logging Trucks Circa Late '60s/70s

I found this old photo on the wall of  Tokoroa cafe. Taken at the Kinleith Tokoroa Pulp & Paper mill (maybe the saw mill) Things have changed!

Oct 19, 2014

Pied Shag

This is the common large black and white shag. But this is a subspecies that is unique to NZ owing to the different head pattern and yellow (not orange) markings.
 Flight sequence
 


British Fish & Chips

 At Mt Maunganui

Oct 18, 2014

This Is Why I love The Mount

These were taken over half an hour on one visit.
Waka launch
Southern Rose being rescued
You can walk up Mauao
Check out the boats in Pilot Bay
And the people braving the spring water...cold!
See the surf club kids training
 Visit the sad site of remembrance  for the young boy who was lost to the waves two weeks back.
More Southern Rose rescue
Spend some time with your best mate
 Just take in all the things going on out and about

Oct 17, 2014

Sydney

Shaun (left) and Paul hooking up in Sydney at this very moment.
Nine years earlier in Tauranga (Shaun far right Paul far left.