2012-01-07 Ballooning ZK-XXF

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Here are some images from the balloon ride on the day 11 people lost their lives.

The Coroner has determined to censor the images and prohibit me from publishing my work. I dispute his right to do this and also the manner in which he has gone about setting a precedent. Some of these photos may well breach his order which I hold in contempt.

The images show glimpses of the day from my first shot until my last…  the last two shots here are of the crash site, am I allowed to publish these???

Any family that wishes to can see all of the photos, this has been offered – only two have taken up the offer.

I invite anyone who wishes to to sit down and discuss this with me.

I protested publicly against the Vietnam War, against Nuclear weapons and I’m making a public protest against the withdrawal of freedoms by the Coroners action….

Finally, I wish to thank the Wairarapa and wider community for the tremendous support that has been given to us all through this terrible tragedy……

Thank you for looking

Geoff Walker

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It’s just another day…. or is it????

A walk along the Waiohine River stop bank at Matarawa……..

Dull day at the river.... Waiohine at Matarawa. Flood protection Stop bank track... Kahikatea paddock Power over the river Ready to burst Friendly piopio Cabbage tree clearing Meg the labrador.... Night upon us Spring clean light ripple creek Dried fennel flowers Pining Hahahahaaaa New growth abounds Welcome to our world.....

What a stunning world we live in and down here in New Zealand we have such an awesome landscape and people… You can see why Peter Jackson and James Cameron live very near here!! 🙂

Have a great day and keep smiling…….

Masterton, New Zealand’s Commemoration of Soldiers departing for World War One exactly 100 years ago on 13th August 1914.

Here are a small selection of photos of the reenactment of the first Wairarapa Soldiers leaving for the Great War.

2014-03-15 Hot Air Ballooning Over Martinborough with Kiwi Balloon Company.

Saturday morning of the Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta and the balloons retuned to Martinborough for the first time in many years… while the weather wasn’t optimal for ballooning it was good enough (and much better than forecast) for 22 out of 23 balloons to lift off and enjoy views of the vineyards below. A good crowd of locals turned out to see it all unfold and were rewarded with some low flying over the town. I was fortunate to have a ride in the Hamilton ZK-UPP balloon flown by Kiwi Balloon Company’s Mark Brown. There were five other passengers along with fellow photographer Mike Heydon aboard and we had a great ride drifting south west of the town. I’ve put a commentary with each photo so am inviting you to scroll through them and take an imaginary voyage!!

2014-03-14 Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta.

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It is the time of the year when hot air balloons fill the air over the Wairarapa… With over 20 balloons and two special shapes this year is looking awesome….. Day one was amazing with 22 balloons in the air … Continue reading

2014-02-15 Masterton A+P Show…. fun

Here’s some pics from the show…. enjoy!!

2012-02-15 Masterton A+P Show – Gate to Plate ….

 

The Masterton A+P Society ran for the second year a gate to plate competition where lamb is judged from well gate to plate.  I was at the show grounds on the day of the cooking section and final judging. What a great event, well supported and I think likely to grow and grow… like lambs do!! Top marks to all r=the organisers, farmers, restaurants and others wo made it all happen!!

2013-12 December delights

Here is last of the best of each month for 2013 – December’s delights…….. thanks for viewing, do like them and follow the blog for updates……. safe journey!

2013-12 Decembers selection….

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The final  month of 2013 and what a year… thanks to all who looked. You can look forward to more this year as I head back to Uganda for some exciting adventures with the wonderful people there. Do hit the … Continue reading