Saturday, February 27, 2010
Today at the wharf in front of Te Papa and Circa Theatre ... every one in the group had jumped bar one ... airborne right ... it's been a magic summer day ... Dragon Boat weekend today the corporates ... tomorrow the schools. Street theatre for the Fringe Festival and the International Arts Festival ... its all happening ... but jumping into the water is FREE.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Rodney Solialo, Hurricanes No. 8, being interviewed at Midland Park, Conrad Smith in the background,
The Phoenix and Hurricanes squads at Midland Park for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity on Friday afternoon from 1pm-2pm. A free BBQ lunch was be provided to fans and tickets to both big games will be available for purchase at the event. Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast was there to show the city’s support for what promises to be one of the most exciting sporting weekends ever in Wellington!
The Wellington Phoenix football team, will make history this Sunday as they play in their first ever home semi final. With a huge Wellington crowd behind them, the Phoenix will be looking to push on to another final!
Phoenix and Hurricanes united for huge weekend
The day before the Phoenix play the Perth Glory, the Hurricanes take on the Western Force at Westpac Stadium in their first home game of the Rebel Sport Super 14 at 7:35pm.
It’s a unique double-header weekend and the two great sporting codes have united to encourage Wellington to get out and support both teams this weekend.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A lot of peddling BUT going nowhere (distance wise that is) ... but really going along way to helping others ... through "careKids". Cycling for a cause outside the Ibis Hotel in Featherston Street.
Check out the careKids Adventure cycling races
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The Yellow Pages has been running a promotion campaign to find someone to track down the unique flavour of Yellow chocolate ... and then arrange to get it made. This was the MISSION
See the web site here,
... and this is a photo of the final result.
CHOC TASTING NOTES: a mid yellow colour, with a smooth white chocolate texture on the tongue with hints of pineapple, after tones of banana, mid flavours of nearly ripe mango and maybe a hint of golden kiwifruit. Will not benefit from cellaring. Made to be eaten NOW
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
This is Mandy who has a real passion for films and movie stars from the 50s ... the ink work was exceptionally well done with a range of grey scales and highlights of red. The tattoos had been done locally in the Hutt Valley ... mandy was delightful to chat to and like us was enjoying a cool beer on a sunny summer Wellington day
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
wow ... what a day ... the weather, the city, the people ... I took so many photos I have to work on a montage so you can see the diversity of costumes for the Sevens weekend.
However if you are someone of my age you will no doubt remember the khaki green plastic soldiers we played with as kids. Well these guys have interpreted that as their uniform for the Wellington Sevens weekend. As is often the case ... simple execution of a concept produces an awesome result. WELL DONE SERGENT
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Since 1999 Team Kukri has shown what real teamwork 'can do'. They have
over 6 million, yes that's million, design options online... you can choose from 36 different fabrics in 22 different colours and over the past 10 years they have really got carried away with ourselves and now supply team wear for over 50 different sports.
Kukri are the official clothing suppliers for the Wellington Sevens Rugby tournament. A couple of years back, it had been proposed to bring the Cheerleaders from the Hong Kong Sevens tournament over to perform at the Wellington Sevens. Well these delightful young ladies said "why do that", we can get a group of great dancers together to be the KUKRI Hip-Hop Dance Team. So here they are (from Hamilton) down in the greatest little capital in the South Pacific ... to perform tomorrow and Saturday.
They were clearly enjoying the awesome weather and soaking up, as well as, contributing to the atmosphere of our event capital. Show off your dance moves and have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping to chat.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wellington is getting set for the Sevens Rugby competition on Friday and Saturday ... and this is the Papua New Guinea team going over tactics after their practice at Raroa Park yesterday evening ... and they are becoming competitive ... losing to the masters of the game, Fiji by 10 points in a recent game.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
While getting photos of the race goers all dressed up in their glad rags ... these truckies yelled out "what about us!" ... so here they are and they looked more comfortable and happier that those dressed up in clothes that were not really suited to a hot day.
Monday, February 1, 2010
These two dapper gentlemen dominated the Wellington Cup carnival's fashion contest. This photo was taken outside the Wellington Railway Station while they waited for the shuttle bus to Trentham Racecourse ... and YES they looked well kitted out to the last minute detail. Note the two tone gloves and the patent leather, chisel toe, buckle shoes.
In what is believed to be a first, a gay couple – cocktail bar owners Malcolm and Scott Kennedy-Vaughan – were crowned Couple of the Carnival on Saturday. They also believe they were New Zealand's first married gay couple, and now Scott, and Malcolm are the best dressed pair at the Wellington races.
The couple of 18 years – who once owned the Pound Bar on Dixon St and now have S and M's, a Cuba St cocktail bar – were crowned Wellington Cup Couple of the Carnival on Saturday. They wore matching suits with purple accessories to pip other couples. The pair are no strangers to winning competitions. In 2005 they won a radio contest against five other gay couples to win a Hawaiian wedding. That was about two years before civil unions were permitted in New Zealand. One of the big benefits of winning Saturday's competition was showing other younger gay people it was okay to be openly gay, Scott said.