Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

#2142 ... Flower Image

Another delivery from Flower Image ... making the office a happier place.

Friday, March 29, 2013

#2141 ... White Cross

The Easter cross on the top of Mt Victoria ... St Gerrards Monastory ... and the outline of the Freyberg Pool ... just below.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

#2139 ... Americana

A classic piece of Americana automotive history ... Johnsonville Mall

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

#2138 ... Sultan on Featherston

The Sultan of Brunei crosses Featherston Street returning from a lunch with with Bruneian students studying in New Zealand. The Sultan of Brunei is in New Zealand for a four-day state visit. His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah, aged 66, touched down in his Royal Brunei 767-200 at Wellington Airport this morning. His majesty will be in the country from Monday to Thursday and will be officially welcomed at Government House tomorrow. During his visit, the Sultan will attend a dinner hosted by Prime Minister John Key, meet with Labour leader David Shearer, attend question time at Parliament, and lay a wreath at the National War Memorial in Wellington. Brunei is one of the world's richest countries due to its oil and gas reserves and has a population of around 400,000. The sultan's wealth is estimated at US$20 billion and he has one of the world's largest and most expensive car collections, one of them plated with gold. Sultan Bolkiah is the prime minister, tourism minister, finance minister, defence minister, head of Islam, head of customs and the inspector general of the police. He's ruled the country since 1967 when his father abdicated the throne. The sultan is accompanied by about 50 officials and staff.

Monday, March 25, 2013

#2137 ... Relay for Life

An image from the Cancer 24 Hour relay for Life ... the night time crew getting ready for their turn.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

#2136 ... Branded

Ashley and Lisa of Wellington Girls College getting prepared for their stint in the Cancer 24 Hour Relay for Life around Frank Kitts Park ... black and yellow face stripes as their college ID. Thank you for your contribution to a very worthy cause ... supported by many colleges, organisations and businesses from around Wellington.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

#2134 ... A Shoe In

Urban installation art by Resene ... the Orange Shoe in Midland Park

Thursday, March 21, 2013

#2133 ... It was a BIG hall

YES all those noisy trains fitted in and by all accounts it was a roudy meeting. Jokes aside ... since the new trains have worked the Johnsonville line, there has been a major increase in screeching noises apparently from the train wheels going around the tigher curves on the line. Having less carriages reduces the noise but also reduces the passenger capacity. Residents close to the line are frustrated with the disturbance and this was a meeting to seek remedial action.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

#2132 ... Blue Tower

At the YMCA Camp, Kaitoke ... at the northern end of the Hutt Valley ... a great place for school camps ... heaps of activities in a natural setting ... here is a group learning rope climbing techniques and constructing a tower with milk crates.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

#2131 ... Black & Tan

Fashion for a night market ... and sunnies in case the night lights get too bright ... just the right outfit for an autumn evening.

Monday, March 18, 2013

#2130 ... Panoramic Pauatahanui

Pauatahanui Inlet on a still day ... 25 minutes north of the city ... panorama captured By Hamish MacRae ... THANKS HAMISH

Sunday, March 17, 2013

#2129 ... Ahead

At the South East Asian Night Market by Te Papa ... traditional ethnic dress amongst the crowd

Saturday, March 16, 2013

#2128 ... Tasty Treats

Stunning dumplings ... this offering had the longest queue by far ... great looking, superb taste ... South East Asian Night Market; Te Papa boardwalk.

Friday, March 15, 2013

#2127 ... Happy kids

This delightful group of happy kids were out and about in the city exploring ... another adventure and all litted out in fluro green. Enjoy your day !!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

#2126 ... Willis resurfacing

Willis Street in the process of being resurfaced ... all the old tarseal is scrabbled off ready for the new stuff ... last weekend with the whole street blocked off.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

#2125 ... Cruisin' again

Another day ... another cruise ship in port. We get a lot of these during the summer ... thankfully ... really helps the Wellington economy.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

#2124 ... Not a Submarine

Although it is surprising when you look around ... there is quite a lot of yellow in the city ... especially for the places you shouldn't park cars!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

#2120 ... Last Minute WIN

Friday night rugby at the Stadium ... Hurricanes 29 vs The Crusaders 28. The Canes hang on for their first win of the season.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

#2119 ... Kiwano

Any interesting look and taste ... now grown in New Zealand. The horned melon, also called African horned cucumber or melon, kiwano, jelly melon, hedged gourd, or melano, is an annual vine in the cucumber and melon family. It is considered to be the ancestor of the other cultivated melons. Often known by its nickname in the southeastern United States, blowfish fruit, it is grown for its fruit, which look like oval melons with horn-like spines. The fruit of this plant is edible, but it is used as often for decoration as for food. When ripe, it has a yellow-orange skin and a lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste, and texture similar to a cucumber. The horned melon is native to Africa, and it is now grown in California, Chile, Australia and New Zealand, as well.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#2118 ... Fish & Chip Night

Port Nicholson marina ... a great summer night and fish and chips for dinner. Thanks to Amanda Stirling for the photo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

#2116 ... Happy Home Grown

Happy teenagers at the Home Grown Music festival on Saturday night. Great night, lots of people, great music ... multiple genres and mutiple stages ... Waterfront, Waitangi Park to Frank Kitts Park

Sunday, March 3, 2013

#2115 ... Sunday Work

Ngaio Gorge Road is a busy place on week days so all the work digging up the middle of the road has to be done i the weekend ... preferably on a Sunday.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

#2114 ... In Laws

The Homegrown Music Festival on the waterfront and a photo with the Boys in Blue ... at least it's not a mug shot post event!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

#2113... Dolphins

David is out an about with his camera .. and captured this magic moment yesterday when 100 or so dolphins came to play in the inner harbour at Oriental Bay ... awesome. Thanks David for another great Wellington moment.