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Image 1 of 6: DAN15685.JPG God bless you all:Lucinda Goode cuddles Sasha her maltese/ shih tuzu/chihuahua cross puppy while Canon Tim Delaney conducts an animal blessing in the grounds of St John's Anglican Church on Sunday, accompanied by his dog Kea. Reporter: Christine McKay Photographer: Christine McKay DANNEVIRKE NEWS NEWS HBK 01Oct13 - GOD BLESS YOU ALL: Lucinda Goode cuddles Sasha, her maltese/shih tuzu/chihuahua-cross puppy, while Canon Tim Delaney conducts the animal blessing, accompanied by his dog, Kea. DAN15685PLEASED TO MEET YOU: From left, Lara-Lee Stephens and her great-grandmother Jo McDonald, with Skip the Australian terrier, meet David Ross and Cracker, the maroon-bellied conure, and Bobby the cat at the animal blessing at St John's Anglican Church on Sunday. PHOTOS/CHRISTINE McKAY DAN15682ANIMAL ATTRACTION: From left, Liz Jackson and her son Andreas, with Pita and Blossom the rabbits and Shorty the lamb. DAN15683LAPPING IT UP: From left, Margie Delaney and church youth intern Kristy Boardman, with Huia, Tara and Weka. DAN15684REWARDS: Brian Jackson, with his goats Chocco and Queenie, who were rewarded with bread following the animal blessing, because they hadn't chewed on the hymn sheets. DAN15687LONG JOURNEY: Nolean and Robert McKay, of Taradale, with Suzie, a purebred Pomeranian. DAN15686
The US research ship, Marcus Langseth berthed in Napier after completing research on the Hikurangi subduction zone off Gisborne. She tows long chains of floating acoustic receivers which catch seismic reflections off the ocean floor.