Over the Mount this evening
Mar 31, 2014
Last Day Of Summer
Mount beach. End of March and the water is still warm, the sun is shining and people are still heading to the beach. Is this global climate change? Bugger!
Its My Bike
Mar 30, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
150 Years Hamilton New Zealand
Balloons over Waikato this morning.
These amazing balloons had a little anniversary party and we got to be it part of it.
Mar 28, 2014
The Old Album Again
And from about 5 years back
Grace. Her early modeling days!
Marg & Rob with the grand kids
Ky's, Thomas, Marg
From The Old Album
Mar 27, 2014
Yin & Yang
Mar 26, 2014
The Strand. Four Years On
Mar 24, 2014
The old Bay Of Plenty Times building has been broken down to the ground to make way a $25 million three-storey building.
I can't imagine the stories (real and created) and news that have passed through these buildings. I do clearly remember as a school kid visiting this building and been shown the typesetting process where lead letter stamps were all set in rows letter by letter to make up the printing stamp for the press.
In the background one of our newer Tauranga buildings. Meanwhile upfront history slips quietly away.
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
The Waikato River
Mar 21, 2014
Open Road....Go For It
Mar 18, 2014
I can hardly believe this. The RNZAF (yes New Zealand) operated 400 of these during WW11. This one is the last remaining in operation. Capably of 450mph or 725kph and could cruise at 44,000 ft!
The Japanese called it Whispering Death as it had an exceptionally quiet approach apparently.
I just like it!
Nana & Thomas
Mar 17, 2014
The Rena salvage operation continues over two and a half years after its grounding on Astralab Reef Tauranga.
This is the top half of the accommodation block weighing over 350 tonnes. It is sitting on the barge Resolve Marine in the Tauranga harbor. This section has been fully submerged most of the time and at 10 meters below the surface to the top.
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
After 25 years of great service and fun for the kids and grand kids it was time to replace the old girl. Not the one with the pole but the one with the water in it.
Robyn and Rob say goodbye
Six months later a smaller more efficient upgrade is filled for the first time with hot fresh bore water. Nice...
In between stages follow
Old NZ Household Brands
This is the book I have been taking the various old brand pictures from. Its a great read and a big trip down memory lane as well as a good look at the old artworks of advertising.
Coke was a status symbol for the kids who could afford it. Similar to Bell Boy bubblegum.
Mum's choice of washing powder
Pipe Band Championships Tauranga 2014
The NZ Pipe Band Championships were held in Tauranga with 60 bands competing.
I took the camera down for an hour and looked for some of those special moments.
One day at band camp...
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