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Dairy Women’s Network Conference 2013, Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

Dairy Women's Network Conference at the Rutherford Hotel Conference Centre in Nelson

The Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) engaged David Letsche Photography to cover the 2013 Annual Conference held at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson.  The brief was to capture the very essence of what being part of the DWN is all about.

The photographic style required by the DWN was:

  • Candid and informal
  • Natural and relaxed
  • Showing engagement and interaction

Using the latest professional Canon camera equipment allowed many event photos to be taken in very limited light without the use of flash.  This both enhances the candid quality of the delivered image and allows the conference to proceed without disturbance.

The gala dinner included an award ceremony for the Dairy Woman of the Year 2013.  Photos of the winner, Justine Kidd, were taken, processed and delivered to the PR company on the night for a press release the following morning.

The Dairy Women's Network Conference at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson, NZ

Dan Steele from Blue Duck Station presents to the delegates at the conference on the importance of the environment.

The ladies of the Dairy Women's Network enjoy cocktails at a pre dinner networking function at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson

Members of the Dairy Women’s Network socialise and network prior to the Annual Conference Gala Dinner held at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson.

Sue Lindsay addresses the Dairy Women's Network Annual Conference Dinner 2013 at the Rutherford Hotel Event Venue in Nelson

Sue Lindsay addresses the Gala Dinner prior to the winner of the Dairy Woman of the Year 2013 being announced.

Justine Kidd, Dairy Woman of the Year 2013

Justine Kidd, Dairy Woman of the Year 2013

The DWN Annual Conference organisers at the Rutherford Hotel Conference Centre in Nelson

The DWN Annual Conference organisers at the Rutherford Hotel Conference Centre in Nelson

Dairy Woman of the Year media release via Scoop

Michelle Wilson (Chair of the DWN) commented on the event photography service delivered for their Nelson conference.

We would like to thank David Letsche for the fantastic photos he recently took at the Dairy Women’s Network conference and Gala dinner held in Nelson in March.

David’s communication has been fantastic from the first point of contact to the follow up with the photos.

David was very patient and obliging, considering the initial time frame we engaged him for ended up being doubled. Nothing was a problem, even when we had to wait for people that were delayed for 45 minutes!

It was a pleasure to work with David, the quality of the photographs and professionalism that he demonstrated were fantastic.

Dairy Women’s Network will definitely be calling David in the future and recommending him to our networks.

Links to the Dairy Women’s Network

>> Website

>> facebook page


Waimea Bridge Opening Ceremony

Great Taste Trail - Waimea Bridge Opening

The Waimea Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge was officially opened on Saturday 26th Jan, 2013.  The bridge crosses the Waimea River and allows yet more of the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail to be cycled as a continuous ride, linking Richmond to Rabbit Island.  The Mapua Ferry further links riders to Mapua and beyond.

Waiting for the Waimea Bridge to open

Cycling on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail is something that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Mayor Kempthorne officiates the opening of the Waimea Bridge

Tasman’s Mayor Kempthorne introduces the speakers during the opening ceremony.

Nick Smith MP talks about the National Governments cycle track initiative.

The Hon. Nick Smith MP talks about the government’s cycle trail strategy in a week that saw him reinstated back into Cabinet with the Conservation portfolio.

Waimea Bridge

A young rider views the bridge before his first crossing.  (Note: the photographer’s self portrait in the lens of the sunnies!!)

The Waimea Bridge gets well used on the first day after the official opening ceremony

The Great Taste Trail has been  welcomed by so many bike riders who enjoy the traffic-free tracks.

Heading off the Waimea Bridge nr Richmond near Nelson

There will definitely be health benefits to the community from the extra exercise and reduction in stress.

Bike riders on the Great Taste Trail

Faster mum, faster!!!

What a brilliant childs seat!!

The track just past the Waimea Bridge

Leaving the Mapua Ferry to start the Great Taste Trail

The Mapua Ferry links Rabbit Island with Mapua Wharf.  Bike racks are provided in the boat to store your cycle during the short journey.

Relaxing at the JellyFish Cafe in Mapua after biking the Great Taste Trail

Recreational cycling doesn’t have to be all hard work.  The wharf at Mapua offers lots of opportunities to relax with a drink, meal, ice cream or the Smokehouse’s Fish and Chips eaten out of the paper.

Enjoying the Mapua Ferry ride

Pure relaxation.

Straight off the Mapua Ferry at Rabbit Island

A flying start to the trip back home via Rabbit Island. What a smashing day out from Richmond or Nelson.

More photos can be viewed on the David Letsche Photography facebook page >> Tasman’s Great Taste Trail Waimea Bridge Opening Ceremony and trip to Rabbit Island and Mapua

Further information about Nelson cycle tracks and Mapua.

Heart of Biking website – Official website of the Great Taste Trail

Mapua Ferry website

Mapua Wharf website

Ruby Coast Moutere Hills website