Cambridge New Zealand, hereabouts and close at hand

Cambridge New Zealand and ..

Thirty names associated with Cambridge New Zealand. Mountains, hills, lakes, swamps, farming ‘districts’, our river and streams: the assignment is neighbours (yes, I know and I did do the WP stuff as well). The graphic I prepared earlier. Love these places and place names. I live in Leamington, was born in Cambridge, and grew up at Whitehall. And Taotaoroa is right next door to Hobbiton. Just saying. Rough guesstimate as to the population of the area described; 25,000.

Blogging U.

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Blogging 101 a WordPress.COM assignment

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.

A refresher for me – a pause to come to terms with the ‘new’ wp.COM editor – which I have pretty much avoided until now. I am a photographer. I have blogged for about 10 years and been here on the WordPress platform since 2008. A small gallery of photographs taken in the first 4 days of 2016.

Blogging U.

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Lake District Adventures Horahora Road Piarere Waikato

Mountain Bike, Kayak and Shuttle Hire, Bike & Kayak Glow Worm Tours

Mountain Bike, Kayak and Shuttle Hire, Bike & Kayak Glow Worm Tours

Lake District Adventures Ltd

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Cambridge New Zealand a guided history walking tours

Postbox on Victoria Street and St Andrews Church lychgate

Postbox on Victoria Street and St Andrews Church lychgate

The postbox, recently rescued from removal, is old. The St Andrews Church lychgate is not, although it most certainly looks the part. Walking Cambridge Tours (i-Site Cambridge)

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Official ribbon cutting Waikato Expressway Cambridge section 15/12/15

Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting

Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting

Today I got to be a press photographer for a few of hours. Got to drive on the new expressway before it opened – on reflection I may have VIP’d when I should have press’d (different car parks). Listened to speeches celebrating the land & it’s people, the maunga standing around us, the engineering and construction and the work of individuals as is the way of these things. Minimal politics. At 3PM I joined the community day throng with Dad and bused over the Karapiro Gully viaduct to the southern interchange and returned to Hautapu for an amble around the pop up village there to feed, water, entertain, amuse & inform.  Lots of people. And then a third visit for a bike ride to the Karapiro gully / stream viaduct and back to Victoria Road with the assistance of these folk. There are photos.

From the left Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker, Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes (obscured), Kaye Clark NZTA Hamilton highways manager, Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest, Lyndsay Tisch MP for Waikato, South Waikato mayor Neil Sinclair, Simon Bridges Minister of Transport, David Bennett MP for Hamilton East, Louise Upston MP for Taupo, Tim Macindoe MP for Hamilton West and Harry Wilson NZTA Regional Director Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

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Green on green on green Cambridge New Zealand December 2015

Green car old railway line Whitaker Street Victoria Street Cambridge NZ

Green car old railway line Whitaker Street Victoria Street Cambridge NZ

An apt image, I think, for Cambridge New Zealand, this week, with the opening of our flash new ‘bypass’ a.k.a. more formally the Waikato Expressway Cambridge section.

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stop go The 2015 Maunga Cycle Challenge Lake Karapiro Domain

Event marshals Judd Lane Lake Karapiro Domain 15/11/15

Event marshals Judd Lane Lake Karapiro Domain 15/11/15


2015 Maunga Cycle Challenge

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