2011 Gallery

A gallery of all my shots from 2011, together in one place.

Here you can just look, without having to wade through all the rambling.  😀

Ashhurst Volunteer Fire Brigade

Fire Brigade Santa

Ashhurst Parade

Christmas Parade Santa

Gotcha!

On the prowl

Sleepy kitten

Catnapping

Lavender

Cherubs in golden light

Lavender light

Cherubs – original

Step-by-step

Two sides

Vista

Where’s Wally?

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Posed shot – Take 2

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Posed shot – Take 1

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

The old and the new

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Bling

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Life Honourary Member John Bragg

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Attention!

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Changing of the Guard

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Junior Cadet

Fireworks spectacular

Speedway Palmerston North

Ramp derby – smash ’em up!

Speedway Palmerston North

Standard Stocks

Speedway Palmerston North

Mini stocks

Speedway Palmerston North

The bikes come out as the sun goes down

Speedway Palmerston North

Crashes always add to the excitement

Stockcars Palmerston North

Speedway

Fireworks display

The spectators watch from a safe distance

Fireworks and church

Fire and brimstone

Fireman and fireworks

In safe hands

Jasmine having a good time

Fireworks

Zavier enjoying his sparkler

Rabbit hunting

Jake with his wabbit

Birthday cake

Party boys

Birthday cake and candles

Jacob’s 13th Brithday

Rangitoto Island

The seagull who came for lunch

Auckland

The City from North Head

Auckland

The Auckland Harbor Bridge

Auckland city

The City of Sails

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Spitfire at the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Kelly Tarlton's

The Aquarium at Kelly Tarlton’s

MOTAT

Lancaster Bomber at MOTAT

Auckland Zoo

Siamang Gibbon at Auckland Zoo

Hamilton Gardens

Chinese Bridge

Rugby World Cup Palmerston North

Georgia vs Argentina

Supporters Palmerston North Rugby World Cup

Argentina outnumbers Gerogia

Arena Manawatu, Georgia vs Argentina, Rugby World Cup

Stadium Panorama

Army band

Threatening rain clouds

Palmerston North Street theatre

Manawatu Dreaming – Street threatre project

Palmerston North Rugby World Cup

Argentinians in the Square

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Grandad and Cat planting flax

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua Ranges

Heading back to the buses

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Tararua Wind Farm, DOC

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua Ranges

Spades

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Bringing the field to the forest

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Ex-All Black Sam Strahan taking a break

Living Legends, Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Cat planting a flax

Living legends Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Our very own Living Legend – Trev takes a breather

Living Legends Manawatu, Tararua ranges

The Lovely Man planting flaxes

Living Legends Manawatu, Tararua ranges

Jake gets stuck in – determination

Living Legends Manawatu, Tararua and Ruahine ranges

Arriving at the top of the planting site

Living Legends Manawatu

Off the buses – unloading and ready for work

Tararua and Ruahine ranges

Tararua Wind Farm and Wharite Peak

Living Legends Manawatu Gorge Tararua ranges

Buses grind their way up the hill

Georgian supporter

My favourite supporter

RWC Georgia v Romania3

GO GEORGIA!

RWC Georgia v Romania

Supporters on the walk to the stadium

RWC Georgia v Romania

TeeShirts and Beanies – Go Georgia

RWC Georgia v Romania

We will respect a man’s anthem, even when he murders it

Wellington RWC

Fiji supporters – BULA!!!

Wellington RWC

Go Fiji! A SA supporter looking intent

Bright knits are the order of the day

The half-time leg stretch, and ritual checking of the phones

Go Bokke. Make us proud

Lots of flags

Home made signs and RWC merchandise

South African flag at RWC

The flag sellers must be making a killing

And animated

Back to the game

Wellington RWC

South Africa wins the line out

Fijian haka

South African supporter - Wellington

Devoted fan – this guy really gets around.

South African supporters

Totara

Pohangina River – Silky

Rangitikei River - Pohangina

River cook up

Totara Reserve - Pohangina Valley

Fronds

Totara Reserve - Pohangina Valley

Nature’s Majesty

Tart up close and personal

Tart in the making

A Tart of Apples and Oranges

Ashhurst junior rugby in Palmerston North

Jake vs College Old Boys

ashhurst junior rugby in palmerston north

Jubilation – the victors

ashhurst junior rugby in palmerston north

Ashhurst U12 rugby team

nz fire service dancing ashhurst

Hitting the dance floor

nz fire service. ashhurst

Deep in thought – Noel takes a moment of contemplation

ashhurst fire brigade awards

And the award goes to :-

Ashhurst fire brigade awards

New Recruits – Attention!

ashhurst fire brigade

The Man of the Moment – DCFO John ‘JB’ Bragg

ashhurst fire brigade

Five Year Medals

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Honours night

Tararua ranges, manawatu

And a rainbow after all the snow has gone

Snow in ashhurst

Pansies and planters

snow in ashhurst

Garden sculpture – road’s closed.

snow in ashhurst

Jacob’s Snowperson

snow in ashhurst

Manuka

snow in ashhurst

High School kids catching the buses

St Mary Magdelene, snow in ashhurst

The Anglican Church

lambs, snow in ashhurst

Time for breakfast

snow in ashhurst - St Mary Magdelene

Snowball fight before school

snow in ashhurst

St Mary Magdaline – Ashhurst

snow in ashhurst

Ashhurst Bowling Club

snow in ashhurst

It snowed – 17/08/11

snow in ashhurst

Billy working on a snow ball

snow in ashhurst

Sunrise over a snowy landscape

palmerston north

FMG Building

palmerston north

Kilwinning Building – Lodge No. 47

Bryants building

McDonalds Corner – The Square, Palmerston North

butterfly pond

Giant Chess Set – The Square, Palmerston North

ashhurst, manawatu

Late winter sunset – the view from the deck

garden in ashhurst

Iris

garden in ashhurst

Pink Manuka

garden in ashhurst

Hellibore, the winter rose

mangaweka

Smoke and fire

snow drops mangaweka

Hope springs eternal

Fire and embers

Mt Mangaweka erupts

fire in mangaweka

Smoke signals

blowing on an ember

Cat in the stars

fire

Light writing

Ashhurst fire brigade

Working bee at the station

Ashhurst fire brigade

Fixing that speaker

Ashhurst fire brigade

Shelves in the shed

Ashhurst fire brigade

Finishing touches on the shed

Ashhurst fire brigade

Worker bees

Antique silver

The Silver Collection

Junior rugby

Ashhurst U12 vs Bulls – Congrats Ashhurst on a great win!

Chocolate cake

Brooklyn Blackout Cake – the remains

Chocolate custard

Barbequed cheese and ham sandwiches

BBQ grilled sammies

BBQ sandwiches

The production line

Club Day – Ashhurst Pohangina Rubgy Club

rugby

Presidents – Ashhurst vs TeKawa

rugby

Senior Thirds. Ashhurst vs Linton Army

ashhurst Rugby

U12’s

ashhurst rugby

U10’s

ashhurst rugby

U9’s

ashhurst rugby

U7’s. Injury!

Ashhurst Junior rugby

A boy in his element

Freyberg high school

Cat and Bryleigh

Freyberg High School

All together!

Freyberg High School

Get ready…

Mangaweka

Great white hunters

mangaweka

The Rangitikei River

Brunch in Mangaweka

Sunday brunch – Pheasant breast wrapped in bacon, eggs and hashbrowns

Roasting chicken over a fire

Spit roast chickens – over the brazier

Rangitikei River Mangaweka

Fishing in the Rangitikei River

Winter in Mangaweka

A foggy winter morning in Weka

guitars at mangaweka

Cat and Vickie – musos

Plane at Mangaweka

The sights of Weks

Oliver Bulldozer at mangaweka

Jake and Ollie

Wellington harbour

Wellington Harbour panorama from Miramar wharf

Fishing Mirimar wharf Wellington

Wellington Trip

rock pool wellington

Sea creatures

Mirimar wharf Wellington

Fisher people

Wellington

Grafitti stairwell

Wellington

Grafitti door way

Wellington

Wrights Hill

Ashhurst fire brigade training

Recovering a victim – this one looks far too happy

ashhurst fire brigade

Donning BA – with a little help from friends

Ashhurst fire brigade training

Feeling the way, and staying in constant contact

ashhurst fire brigade training

Preparing to go in

ashhurst fire brigade training

Keeping a record – notes on the scene

ashhurst fire brigade training

Two by two – operating as a team

Ashhurst fire brigade training

The SSO watches on as a team goes in

ashhurst fire brigade training

Standing by at the door

ashhurst fire brigade training

Running out hose

ashhurst fire brigade training

Ashhurst 221

fire brigade training

Ashhurst 221

colour, winter flowers

Lurking in the garden

Pansy and rainbow silverbeet flowers

Winter Colour

Ashhurst U12 vs Marist U12 Green Rugby

Put the pedal to the metal

Ashhurst U12 vs Marist U12 Green rugby

The side step

Ashhurst U12 vs Marist U12 Green rugby

The step thruThe fend

Manawatu from the Ruahine ranges

A break in the weather

Ruahine ranges

The Wiararapa side

Ruahine ranges, Wairarapa

The Saddle Road in a storm

Manawatu from the Ruahine ranges

Rain over Ashhurst

red and gold

autumn leaves

A tenuous grip
D90 home made flash diffuser

D90 with home-made flash diffuser

palmerston north museum

Te Manawa Sign – complete with kidlets

Te Manawa Palmerston North

Rugby Museum – reflecting on our national game

Te Manawa Palmerston North Museum

Snakes and Ladders – larger than life.

Te Manawa Palmerston North Museum

Concentration

Te Manawa Palmerston North Museum

Google Carpet – Ashhurst

ANZAC

Easter Egg Hunt

McCormick-Deering Tractor

Farmall – Lomofied

Hedgehog – rolled in a ball

Hedgehog on the lam

Chainsawing logs

Three Generation of Wood Cutters

Autumn golden leaves

Rewa Valley – The long awaited autumn shot

ashhurst fire brigade

And…. relax

Ashhurst Volunteer Fire Brigade

Limestone Creek

Mysterious mushrooms – wet and gleaming

Limestone Creek

Mosses and ferns, bejewelled

Overhead vegetation – Limestone Creek cave

Limestone Creek glow worm caves

Exiting the cave – back in to the light

Tree Ferns, ponga

Tree Ferns, dinosaur fodder

Glow worn caves, Limestone Creek

Up-stream, out of the cavern

Kidlets at the start of the track down to Limestone Creek

The Pohangina River Valley – dressed in Autumns splendor

Yacob in a Yurt

Saudi Students, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd – 6

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd – 5

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd – 4

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd – 3

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd-2

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Watching the Crowd – 1

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Getting your groove on – Saudi students

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Warming up the crowd – Saudi students

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Thai Dancer

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

A tot in national costume

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Indian Ladies

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Russian ladies

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

A Swiss Chalet

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

The Shaved Ice Man – $3 a scoop

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

An International Flavour

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

It rained – and we all got wet

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Sampling the Fare

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Paddles – for those times you find ourself up that certain creek.

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Playing with Fire

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Fire Breathing

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Fire Eater

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Fire Spinner

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Community Lanterns

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Bunny Lantern

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Tiger Lantern – 2010 Year of the Tiger

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Rabbit Lantern – accompanied by Carrot Lantern

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

The Clock Tower – Palmerston North Square

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North

Young man from Oman

Himitangi beach

Hunting for pipis

Himitangi beach

Billy the Kid – Splashin

Himitangi beach

Jake on the Beach

Himitangi beach

Surf and Sun Cat

Himitangi beach

Cat and Billy the Kid, in the waves

Himitangi beach

Foxton Beach

Himitangi beach

Foxton Beach 30kph

Himitangi beach

Foxton Beach Surf Rescue

Mangahao

White Water Park

Mangahao

Power Station Stairs

Mangahao – The Power Station

Mangahao

A stones throw

Mangahao

Dam family – ruining my shot of that dead tree…

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Turbine in the last of the light

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Mill on the Hill

Super Moon Rise. 20 March 2011

Super Moon – almost. 19 March 2011

A Photographer and his Chimp

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Windmills and Cows

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Private Property – No Public Access

Ruahine ranges

Pale face – Moon rise over the Wairarapa

Taihape gumboot day

Main Trunk Brewery – a hot rod

Taihape gumboot day

Te Radar – Kiwi comedian

Taihape gumboot day

Dog Barker – a demonstration

Taihape gumboot day

Ice cream break

Taihape gumboot day

Cheverolet

Taihape gumboot day

Gumboot Toss

Taihape gumboot day

The Singing Cowboy

Taihape gumboot day

Cat and Te Radar

Taihape gumboot day

Te Radar and the wee dog – “ruff”

Taihape gumboot day

The Magician – with his wascally wabbit.

Taihape gumboot day

A good keen man demonstrates the art of sheep shearing

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Wind Turbines – Evening

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Wind Turbines – Morning

Te Apiti wind farm, Ruahine ranges

Wind Turbines – Afternoon

Christchurch

The Arts Centre

Christchruch Cathedral – in happier times

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Live Fire Training Excercise – May 2010

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Fire Appliance – Ashhurst 221

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Live Fire Training Excercise – May 2010

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Live Fire Training Excercise – May 2010

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Live Fire Training Excercise – May 2010

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Rescue Helicopter – Open Day April 2010

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Kitchen Fire Demo – Open Day April 2010

Recreat the masters DPS

Week8 – “Kids take a break” – inspired by Lewis Hine

Great grandson

Week7 – Nana Joyce and Baby Daniel

Chocolate cake

Week7 – Nana and Zoe blow out the candles

Week7 – Weirdy Weirdo from Weirdsville

Great grandson, great grandmother

Nana and Daniel

Cousins – Zoe and Daniel

birthday party

Party girls

Mum and Babe

birthday balloons

Cat at the party

party food and balloons

Lunch Time

Nana Joyce

Jake eats lunch

Star of the show

chocolate cake 90th birthday

Cake!

birthday party, chocolate cake

Helping out – Zoe helps Nana unwrap her present

The Girls – Cat and Zoe

Great grandies

The boys – Nana with her great-grandsons

A kiss for Daddy

Nana again

Dad and Lorraine

Family hugs

Aint he just adorable?

Cousin Cindy and Daniel

Father and son – Steve and Daniel

Goodbye hug – Zoe says goodbye to Jake

Steve and Daniel

Greg – Bro

Not Happy – Billy the Kid has had enough of cameras

Nana with her boys – Warwick and Ian

Dad

Flowers

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

A stockman and his crew

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Stockmen in the rain

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

41 Ford

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Matahua Farm – For fine Feijoas

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Milk Tanker – Fonterra

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Modern Grader – Higgins Volvo

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Milk Cart

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

NZ Police – Jill Martin

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Ladies Park Phaeton

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Stock woman

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

Apiti – Rain soaked crowd

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

The Barmaid

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

The Clown – Swagger

Apiti 125 th Jubilee

The Stockman

Week5 – Ghost of toys past

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

Week5 – A girl and her goat

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

The Auctioneer

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

The photographer and the farmer – Robert Kitchin from the Manawatu Standard shares a joke with the alpaca farmer.

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

A goat in high key – those eyes!

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

Kids captivated by critters (and a toy truck)

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

Real Characters – Hard men

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

The Crowds – they came from far and wide

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

The Stockman – if his coat is anything to go by.

Ashhurst Pohangina Lions Small Holders Auction

Critters – Calves, piglets, sheep, alpaca and goat, ducks puppies and hens

Abondon hope all ye who enter here – entrance to the Napier prison

Napier prison – Nope, its not poor camera technique. The building twisted in the 1931 earthquake.

Napier

National Tabacco Company Ltd – Art deco and roses

Port of Napier – with a bit of fake tilt magic.

Napier vinyard

Shhhh… wine sleeping – red wine maturing in barrels. Church Road winery

Napier vinyard

Bottling old style – figurines at the Church Road winerys musuem

napier

Week4 – Mission Estate Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon

summer water fight

Another Water Warrior

Birthday candles

Excitement – I think he likes it. 🙂

Chocolate birthday cake

The Cake – A Space Marine Bolter – kinda…

summer water fight

Action shot

“Im not going out there” – Amber reckons those boys play too rough

summer time water fight

Bring it on!

Party games

Cat plays Mother – organises a game of Guess that Snack!?

Ashhurst 221

A special treat – the Fire Truck arrives

summer time water fight

“Water!!” – not “Fire!” – that wouldnt be appropriate here. 😀

Billy the Kid – Water Warrior

Birthday cake and candles

Week3 – “Ill huff, and Ill puff…”

little red hen, chicken

Week2 – HennyPenny

Rangitikei river

River Highway 1 – The rubber rafters

Rangitikei river

River Highway 2 – The Canadian canoeists

rangitikei river

River Highway 3 – The kayaker

rangitikei river

Trout beware! – Trev goes fishing

Rangitikei river

HUH? Jakes not sure what his next move should be

Rangitikei river bank

Cats dont like water – so she sat in the sun instead

rangitike river

Gollum – aka Billy the Kid

old truck

Hi ya – Tis me!

2 responses to “2011 Gallery

  1. A very neat collection. Thanks for sharing.

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