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Hamilton NZ

Kees & Sacha McDonalds Victoria Street Hamilton 31 August 1984

Sacha's 10th birthday party 31/8/1984
Sacha’s 10th birthday party 31/8/1984

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!

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NZ Gardens Taranaki

Monarch butterfly obsessive

Monarch caterpillars and butterflies – a mid-life obsession that is safer than a Harley Davidson

At Tikorangi The Jury Garden – published this morning at abbiejury.co.nz and the Taranaki Daily News. Photo: Mark or Abbie Jury.

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Leamington NZ

Cambridge Community Marae

Tipene

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.

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abbiejury.co.nz launched 6:58PM

Abbie’s website. I am most chuffed. Simple, clean and packed with heaps of interesting reading.

Abbie Jury

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Taranaki

At Tikorangi December 2009

Mark and Abbie in the sitting room at Tikorangi

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Leamington NZ

Tino Rangatiratanga Flag

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Cambridge NZ

Hair of the Dog at Rouge

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.

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Ngaruawahia

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.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Ben

Photographs taken at Ngaruawahia High School during the day. Unedited.

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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

Add to: Facebook | Twitter. Notes: You may need to refresh the video stream – bottom left corner of ustream feed – if you opened this page before we began broadcasting (at about 1:45PM). The fullscreen tag on the live stream window does not work on this page – go to the vodpod or ustream links at the top of the page for the full screen option. If you wish to send messages to Ben’s family please use the In memory link above – if any messages are left here they will not appear until moderated later today – they will be handed on. To calculate New Zealand Daylight Time click here. For technical issues during broadcast text only +64 27 496 3802 or email michael AT michaeljeans.co.nz.

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Hamilton NZ New Zealand Ngaruawahia

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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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.

I have been here for two days working off and on this and other jury.co.nz projects.

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Tikorangi travels

“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.

Abbie Jury Tikorangi The Jury Garden

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Abbie’s letter from England

From jury.co.nz and in today’s Taranaki Daily News Abbie’s fortnightly column – from Cornwall. (Abbie’s Stuff archive).


Photograph: Abbie Jury

The line up of allotments down the road from our London hosts near High Barnet used to look very tatty and unloved when I first looked at them 18 years ago. Not so today.

Abbie Jury

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English summer gardens

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.

Read the full article here: In Search Of Summer Gardens

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Leamington NZ

Weaving dreams and designs in Aotearoa

Stories: Terri Caulcutt and Whaea Da-Le.

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Tikorangi the Jury garden

Abbie tackles ‘organic’ products for the garden, this week, in Organics, Baking Soda And Cooking Oils.

BTW also published as Organics must stand scrutiny.

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Leamington NZ Web

Razer asks a question

At taaniko.co.nz

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Taranaki

In Praise Of Kay Baxter’s Work

Abbie Jury‘s latest and very popular Taranaki Daily News column.

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.

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Taaniko relaunch

Raewyn relaunches taaniko.co.nz.

In Raewyn’s words

A website that celebrates dreams and designs of native women in Aotearoa. Write about your journey, your vision for the future. Honour your sisters by sharing their achievements!

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Web

Swiss Cottage snow c/w Aussie humour

This is so cool. Camilla has been on Facebook telling us how neat it all looks. I spent a short period, in 1988, living in Swiss Cottage.

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Taranaki Whanau YouTube

Wilfred 2007 – 2008

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Taranaki Web Whanau

In praise of plants

Topical as always Abbie Jury‘s Taranaki Daily News column.