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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
Takanga o te Ra Winter Solstice, a celebration at Waitangi Regional Park, Awatoto, Napier, part of Hawke's Bay's Matariki activities, organised by Atea a Rangi and the Hawke's Bay Regional Council. Video by Duncan Brown