A final haka for Ben

Update 30/3/2010: The video of Ben’s funeral can be found here.

Above the photo chain made by Chris Strange for Ben’s 24th birthday cake. Today we have been looking at video and stills of Ben’s funeral and making plans to edit and preserve it. Plans to put it online will be complete in a couple of weeks. Below the haka as Ben’s casket is about to leave Ngaruawahia High School on Monday the 26th of October 2009.

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Mayor Livingston’s remarks

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Mayor of Waipa Alan Livingston speaks today Friday the 30th of October 2009 as Cambridge celebrates one year to the 2010 World Rowing Champs at Lake Karapiro, with a street parade. The Karapiro 2010 One-Year-Out Celebration.

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Ben Gilby-Todd

Update 30/3/2010: The video of Ben’s funeral service is available now, below, in this post and here.

Update Sunday 1 November 2009 16:23: This post will remain here but will be modified when a complete video of Monday’s service becomes available. There are two later posts here and here.

Gilby-Todd family photo

Benjamin Joseph Gilby-Todd
26.10.1985 – 8.10.2009

This broadcast originates here and can also be found here.

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Live stream from 2PM Monday 26/10/2009 NZDT

Order of Service

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Mike, Stephanie, Tom, Jan, Jessica and Roxy

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In memory

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A Celebration of Ben’s Life

Gilby-Todd family photo

will be streamed live from 2.00PM NZDT Monday the 26th of October 2009 (New Zealand Daylight Time – is 13 hours ahead of UTC/GMT) here: https://michaeljeans.co.nz/2009/10/26/ben-gilby-todd/. The link will be live from 12:01AM 26/10/2009 NZDT.

Update 30/3/2010: The video of Ben’s funeral is published here.

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Just after 11 o’clock on Saturday the 5th of October 1985 this table cloth was used for the centennial cake cutting celebrating 100 years of education in Whitehall, Karapiro and Taotaoroa districts. In September 2010 the same cloth – with updated embroidery – will serve a similar purpose at the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa and Karapiro Hydro Schools 125th Jubilee. For more information please visit the website.


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Ephemeral whimsy in willow at Wisley

Photo Abbie Jury

From what I can see from his list, Rangitikei artist Steuart Welch from Cannock Forge is bringing to us pieces from both ends of the spectrum – big bold statement pieces which require a truck to move and some which represent the whimsical aspect of his nature. We are really looking forward to seeing the effect of placing such strong pieces in our garden and learning first hand how to tread that line between enhancing a vision and dominating it. The works will remain in place throughout our Rhododendron Festival until the second week of November.

Abbie Jury: Sculpture in the garden

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Lizzie & Keeper at Cambridge Stud

Elizabeth Charleston race day ambassador for the Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day with Keeper at Cambridge stud this afternoon. The Cambridge New Zealand – Melbourne Cup connection is significant.

Cambridge has already stamped its presence on Cup history, as home to an impressive 14 Melbourne Cup winners, eight of which are associated with Cambridge Stud.

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The first Cambridge Melbourne Cup Event outing is in three weeks time at Cambridge Raceway on Tuesday the 3rd Of November 2009.

There’s a video interview with Lizzie here (no permalink as yet).

More here.

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Shoof Cambridge NZ at World Dairy Expo

Geoff and Beverly Laurent and their Shoof International Company came from Cambridge, New Zealand to exhibit their animal equipment.
“We first came to World Dairy Expo in 1983,” Geoff says. “The show and our company have both grown a lot over the years.”
Geoff was a dairy farmer in New Zealand and started his company with one product, the Shoof. Their catalog calls it a shoe for a cow’s hoof. The Shoof protects the hoof when medication and a bandage are applied to treat lameness.

Cross Country: Innovations in farming big part of World Dairy Expo

29 September – 3 October 2009 Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

World Dairy Expo

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