I made a mistake with the settings and the picture came out totally black. My mistake.
Jul 31, 2020
Many years ago I took a picture of my parents with their grandsons at the time. (more came along later)
Jul 28, 2020
Not Seen Today
Our cycling club with a criterium around Tauranga city. (all streets closed!)
Great fun and scary when your pedal hits the road on every sharp corner and you are flying at over 40kph in a bunch of guys doing the same thing.
Down Devonport Rd
This is definitely not seen today but was ok in '89 when I took these shots
Jul 26, 2020
Water was dirty, not much going on so we would look for something like an Octopus to have some fun with. They are real characters. But his one wanted to play harder than usual.
They are not easy to free yourself from if they jump you.
By this time (I am behind the camera) I am nearly drowning from laughing so hard.
It's on my buddies back.
About now I had to go and assist as the mask was coming off next.
Mt Wharf, late 80's
Us, same era
Young Rob in his BMX days. Check out the size of the chain ring!
Off to school to eat his lunch!
Note treat in hand.
Jul 24, 2020
Jul 21, 2020
Mum & Dad
Robyn on our wedding day with Mum and Dad
Bit of a flush on after seeing their mates at the RSA
The old man had a slightly sick sense of humour which we loved when it surfaced.
Jul 20, 2020
Making A House A Home
I will never forget this. Taken in March '89 Coll was on the back foot finiancially and struggled to find a place to rent. An old dump came up in Pyes Pa road but it was unlined and neglected. Actually was going to be pulled down. Within a few weeks she had it sorted. Lined the studs with silver backed building paper, had some gardens established and all were welcome.
Kids on the roof! (Bloody renters 😊)
David, Paul, Rob
Jul 19, 2020
Jul 15, 2020
Then and Now
In the 80's we had a marine park called Leisure Island at Mt Maunganui
Locals will recognise the location
Jul 13, 2020
Grow Your Own
This is in Nelson circa mid 50's. Not that long after WW2 and dads return home not in good shape.
The house was (and still is) in Totara St and I lived there in my very young days. My parents built it from new but when dad ran out of work they moved to the country and sold this place.
Must have been gutting for them. But the interesting thing in this picture is the use of the front lawn.
Its a vege garden! That's dad on the front steps. They were very resourceful people.
The same house recently.
It was built from heart Rimu from the coast and not doubt will be there for another 50 years.
This was prior to Route P being constructed and the Mobil Mart service station being built.
This is looking from Chapel street toward the South East
At the old Tauranga wharf and before the bridge was built, c mid 80s'
Paul and Tamsin walk the Ruahihi penstock pipeline at the base of the Kaimai.
Jul 10, 2020
Jul 8, 2020
Unusual Beach Pattern
I took this during a quick flight around Tauranga some 35 years ago.
The photo got published as a result of a competition I entered at the time.
I had a call from a guy at Waikato University telling me this is a very unusual event and he had a name for it which I can't recall.
He wanted the negative to make a quality copy for presentations (I think he was a environmental scientist)
Despite hunting through my thousands of negatives I could not find it. So I sent him the large print I had made. Today I found the negative!
Covid Coming Back
Jul 7, 2020
Tauranga and Mount
Main beach Mt Mauganui
A surf event was on but no surf by the looks.
Social distancing in action...
Westpac Building Devonport Rd Tauranga mid 80's Originally Bay Savings Bank built in 1975 then renamed The Trusteebank building circa 1984 shown prior to it being glassed in.
Soon to be demolished.
Original opening day 1975
Jul 6, 2020
Jul 3, 2020
Outside over the park
Meanwhile inside, Pop is being cleaned up by a rather smug little guy on a winning streak
Jul 2, 2020
Bikes For life
Little did Mum and Dad know what they started by getting me on to a bike
way back 65 years ago. Would have saved me a hell of a lot of hard work trying to get good at it.
Would not have missed it for the world.
And yes, I have migrated to the dark side (electric...)
Jul 1, 2020
Jay, in his early days he was an absolute ace on the soccer ball.
Today he came second in his first cross country (around the school grounds) race.
Go Jay, now 5 years young.
Old boat shed hidden away on the Otumoetai waterfront in the 80's
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