Cambridge Community Marae

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. A chance to learn about their heritage and strengthen family ties. Cambridge Community Marae is located on the corner of Pope Terrace / Cambridge Road and Bracken Street Leamington.

A final haka for Ben

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.

Jury Camellias

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.