Otago Season Launch

Otago Mitre 10 Cup Season Launch.


1108176546-2The season launch of the 2017 Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad.

Dunedin hooker Sam Anderson-Heather has been named Captain of the 2017 Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad and will lead the team in this years’s competition.

The squad, which was named on Friday, features arrange of experience and youth and includes newcomers in the backs Jona Nareki, Vilimoni Koroi, Josh Ioane and Leroy van Dam while in the forwards  Tom Rowe and Josh Furno join the squad.

Experienced hooker Liam Coltman has been named in the squad but will miss the whole season with an ankle injury while Michael Collins will miss the first half of the competition with a stress fracture in his lower leg.

Otago squad for Mitre 10 Cup for 2017
Sam Anderson-Heather (c), Donald Brighouse, Michael Collins,
Liam Coltman, Josh Dickson, Matt Faddes,
Josh Furno, Dillon Hunt, Josh Ioane,
Adam Knight, Vilimoni Koroi, James Lentjes,
Craig Millar, Jona Nareki, Sekonaia Pole,
Josh Renton, Tom Rowe, Jono Ruru,
Hisa Sasagi, Mitchell Scott, Patrick Sio,
Aki Seiuli, Ben Smith, Fletcher Smith,
Gavin Stark, Sione Teu, Sio Tomkinson,
Blair Tweed, Leroy van Dam, Tei Walden.


1108176589Members of the  Otago Mitre 10 Cup squad enjoy a speech from a young fan.


11081764601Otago Captain Sam Anderson-Heather speaks at the season launch.


11081764691The Otago squad for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

Right Angles

On The Esplanade – Dunedin, New Zealand

25.07.17,  5:30pm – The evening swell was creating waves in all sorts of directions tonight as the tide pounded the sea wall and rocks (and walkers) in Tuesday’s dropping light. As well as the traditional in and out motion of the sea, the rebounding waves off the rocks also created some small, but surfable waves that washed in front of the Esplanade at right angles.

2507173311Evening at St Clair

2507173293The Building Swell

2507173309Late Waves

Monday Night Spirit House

Around The Esplanade- Dunedin, New Zealand

24.07.17,  6:30pm – After mass flooding that left carnage across Otago and the South Island,  normality is slowly returning with the weather conditions having settled down and the clean up operations underway.
Around the Esplanade, all’s quiet and well on a Monday night.

2407173270Spirit House

2407173263Night Hydro

2407173280Glittering Gold

2407173257Quiet Monday Night

The Last Light

On The Esplanade – Dunedin, New Zealand

20.07.17, 4:30pm – There’s always a small crowd on the Esplanade at the end of the day at the moment, with people enjoying the last of the day’s rays as the sun fades from sight. If the forecast is anything to go by, we might not be seeing the sun or the warm winter light for the next few days, so best make the most of it.
It’s going to bucket down!

2007172064The Evening Crowd


2007172067Deep In Thought

2007172106Last Light


2007172100Spending Time

Before The Beginning Day

On The Esplanade – Dunedin, New Zealand

19.07.17, 7:30am – It was an absolutely cracking sunrise this morning on The Esplanade as day broke, the light lifted and the day woke up. As the earth was stretching and rubbing the sleep from it’s eyes in the breaking day, coffee shops opened, walkers, runners and workers arrived, ready before the day to begin as the orange reflections of the sky took hold.

1907171964What Is To Come and What Shall Be

1907171982In The Breaking Light

1907171998Morning Reflections

1907171970Before The Beginning Day

The Fingers Sting

On The Esplanade – Dunedin, New Zealand

14.07.17, 8am – After the clouds cleared, the day turned crisp and clear down on the Esplanade at St Clair. While it’ll eventually warm up to nearly 10 degrees (if the forecast is correct), right on day break it only took a few minutes before the fingers started to sting in the cold morning air.

1407170752Heading to breakfast

1407170762The Brave at 8:15am

1407170777Brazier Scaffolding

1407170792St Clair & White Island – 14.07.17