Thursday, March 31, 2011

#1407 ... Cult Beer Bar

Hashigo Zake takes the provision of fine beer to new levels. Seven days a week, 362 days a year1, they serve the best that New Zealand's booming craft brewing industry has to offer. They are also building the best range of imported beer that New Zealand has seen and deal directly with breweries in Australia, Japan and the US and import many of the best beers in the Pacific rim. Open at midday every day. Location is 25 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

#1406 ... Drumania

An interactive audience participation, drumming event at the Soundings Theatre at Te Papa ... every person in the audience had an african drum ... and combined with the crew on stage to make awesome sounds and lots of noise ... sore hands after 90 minutes but great fun.

PERFORMANCE NOTES: Drumania is a mesmerising New Zealand show that blends acting with music and comedy with drumming. You’ll be stomping, clapping, and playing some serious rhythms within minutes. This is the biggest interactive percussion show in Australasia. What makes the performance unique is that each audience member is given an African styled hand drum to perform along with the Drumania team.

Drumania believe that ‘Actions speak louder than words’, so not a single word is spoken throughout the show. Don’t worry. You won’t miss a trick with all the fun, laughter, and serious drumming. This is a show suited to all ages. If you’ve ever wanted to play drums and be part of a large group drumming event, then this is your chance! The 2011 shows will be the last before the troupe heads overseas.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#1405 ... Civic Rest

A quiet rest in the Civic Square, as everyone else ... old lady, office workers, school kids ...all go about their daily tasks. The Michael Fowler Centre in the background centre right. Old Town Hall being cleaned and painted, hard right.

Monday, March 28, 2011

#1404 ... Colourful Hotel

The very colourful mural on the wall of the Museum Hotel in Wakefield St ... a warm spot on the mundane facades of office buildings

Sunday, March 27, 2011

#1403 ... Another Wicked Campervan

Another one of those unique Wicked Campervans ... that the backpackers love ... promoting some of our Kiwiana. Tory Street, Wellington

Saturday, March 26, 2011

#1402 ... School Trip

Our national museum Te Papa is a must see ... and every day there are many groups of school kids and college students using this alternative classroom. Here is a younger school group about to start their adventure of discovery.

Friday, March 25, 2011

#1401 ... Carrier Dragon

Hillmorton School from Christchurch attended the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival. Another roving photographer and mate, David Pears captured this spontaneous shot from the dragon boat racing that again didn't actually involve a boat. David just liked the idea of a friend who'll carry you places !!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

#1400 ... Koloured Kayaks

College students learning about balance and safety on the water ... The Lagoon, Frank Kitts Park

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#1399 ... Brazillian Import

This delightful lady obliged for Wellington Daily Photo ... both the lady and the shoes were from Brazil ... can neither confirm nor deny the origin of the stockings !!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

#1398 ... Time Out 2

Three university students finish early for the day ... and chill out on the bean bags at St Johns Bar by the Lagoon ... they are all in their last year of studying to be teachers and this was a welcome relax.

Monday, March 21, 2011

#1397 ... Time Out

Four painters outside the City Gallery in the Civic Square ... taking time out for lunch.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#1396 ... The winners slay the dragon

Not the usual shot one sees from the dragon boat festival ... however the winner's celebrations clearly capture the magic of the weekend event. Franziska, Jojo, Cora & Sabine (all from GDR)should take special note of the letters on the paddles. Your old school has done well !!
THANKS RUMI for another great shot.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

#1395 ... Polish Delight

Cute little girl at the Polish Festival in Lower Hutt ... waiting patiently for her turn to perform.

Friday, March 18, 2011

#1394 ... Burn it up

I have been extremely fortunate that my good mate Rumi has been the roving WDP photographer of late ... I love the new perspective he brings ... here is the night burn at the hot air balloon event in the Wairarapa ... just over the Rimutaka Hill from Wellington. Heres the link to my shot taken at the Balloons at the Basin in Wellington, April 2009.
THANKS RUMI ... and more of his roving images to follow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

#1393 ... Frocks on Bikes

The very first Lower Hutt "Frocks on Bikes" event was held on this Saturday. There were 50 woman (and some guys for support) on the ride which started at Williams Park in Days Bay and finished at Lower Hutt City centre. In the picture; Lisa Bridson, Eastern Ward Councillor, Hazel Nessar & Core de Wit after a coffee at the New Dowse cafe after the event. Link to Frocks on Bikes  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#1392 ... Lady Muck

Delightful personalised number plate on a baby Toyota ... great sense of humour

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

#1390 ... Sexy Little Beast

A new Fiat 500 Abarth in Bond Street, Wellington ... park it in my garage please.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

#1389 ... Triathlon

Competing in the Elite Women's Triathlon in Wellington on Saturday. Amazing athletes. Waitangi Park

Friday, March 11, 2011

#1388 ... Shopping Shoes

Spotted in New World Chaffers ... purchased in Australia and obviously the fashion statement for a visit to the supermarket.

#1387 ... BIG BIKE - little bike

Outside New World Chaffers ... the little bike resting against the big bike stand

Thursday, March 10, 2011

#1386 ... A high flying job !!

This is photographer Rumi's story ... all about being at the right spot at the right time ... BUT only for a moment.

"Yesterday, I heard the WestPac rescue helicopter very close to my home ... two guys dangling from the bungy cord so I thought they were trying to rescue someone. I grabbed my camera, the 300mm lens, but they kept hovering over the bush and nothing exciting happened for about ten minutes.

Then all of a sudden they started to fly closer to the Transmission Wires from Belmont Hills to Melling Substation. So looks like two Transpower Contractors doing some maintenance work on high-voltage lines ... What a Job !!!

I was lucky to get this picture. They were in-and-out of doing whatever they had to do to that power transmission wire in less than 30 seconds. !!!"


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#1385 ... Peak Wind Flow

View from Makara Peak across to the power generating wind turbines. THANKS TO HAMISH ... the roving photographer

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

#1381 ... Monarch development

More on the visitors in the back garden. Stage 1: the caterpillar and Stage 2: the chrysalis

Friday, March 4, 2011

#1380 ... SEEMS always straight

Now this is Alexis in the New World Supermarket in Newtown ... I walked past and took a double take ... those seams were super straight. Alexis was not wearing stockings ... the seams were a tattoo ... just imagine the effect if she had been wearing semi-transparent stockings ... she would have had us all fooled. THANKS ALEXIS for the photo.
I am always impressed with the willingness of people in this great city to contribute to the Wellington Daily Photo.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

#1379 ... Newspaper + Coffee

Mojos in Asteron House ... just over from the Railway Station at the start of Featherston Street... always busy in the morning as those on the way to work stop for a coffee and a read. Dr Mojo's Medicine is a great coffee blend ... I use it at home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#1378 ... Your new TV presenter

Me in front of the Westpac Stadium ... and NO ... not presenting ... JUST acting as a focus point for the camera lady ... We can all dream a bit

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

#1377 ... Two Boys

Two boys looking out across the Lagoon to the Container Wharf, the Harbour and the Hutt Valley in the far distance.Edge of the Boat Shed on the right hand side.