Photography wise, the event was a challenge; very low light, no flash, high ISO and moving subjects. This is usually a recipe for lots of blurry images and a lack of sharpness. I was shooting with 2 cameras (sometimes at the same time), but I am really happy with the results. The biggest pat on the back for me, is being asked to come back next year!:)
It was such a perfect event for me to be photographing, mixing my previous role (4 years ago) as Resource Exchange Coordinator, where I was helping businesses and members of the community recycle and look at alternative ways to re-use and reduce waste in the Waitaki District.