Contemporary print (Hamilton NZ), via family notice board (Hamilton NZ), via storage at various locations; Whangarei? Wellington NZ? Waihi?, via iPhone capture, via Facebook (Waihi), via Adobe PhotoShop restoration. Here!
Second cousins Avaria and Hawaikirangi – both great grand children of Te Mana and Sophie Tipene – at their whanau noho marae along with 45 other family members, today Thursday the 7th of January 2010. The family sleepover is a chance to learn about their family heritage and strengthen family ties. Cambridge Community Marae is located on the corner of Pope Terrace / Cambridge Road and Bracken Street Leamington.
Hair of the Dog at Rouge, Empire Court, Empire Street Cambridge New Zealand Friday evening the 11th of December 2009. That’s Paul Taranaki sitting in on drums and long time friend Julie Pescud on fiddle.
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.
Volunteer (chance seedling) This release volunteered itself and seemed appropriate to name for the International Year of Volunteering 2001. Distinctive flowers open soft pink with white edging, deepening throughout the season to dark pink, still with the white edge until the late flowers which may be pure red. Heavy textured full anemone form. Dark foliage and compact growth to 2m. Plant Variety Rights apply in New Zealand and Australia.
I have been here for two days working off and on this and other jury.co.nz projects.
“Go to Hidcote,” urged our Oakura friend and colleague, Glyn Church, “it is my all time favourite garden.” Having been ever so slightly disappointed in most of the Cornish private gardens we had seen, we headed up to Gloucestershire and hoped Glyn was right. He was. Hidcote was quite simply everything to which we aspire.
Mark and Abbie Jury head for English summer gardens:
A couple of weeks of non stop garden visiting may not be everyone’s cup of tea but two heads are better than one and we hope to return inspired with new ideas. One thing is for sure though. When you are travelling across the world, it certainly helps to have good advisors who are switched on to what you want to see. We don’t have time to spend looking at very average gardens or queuing for tourist attractions. We are after hard-core gardening and hard-core gardeners.
There is a great deal more to organics than just doing away with sprays and chemical fertilisers. Kay Baxter brings critical analysis and rigour to the process, avoiding the flakiness and woolly assertions which can be off-putting to hardened old cynics such as us.