Cambridge High Hockey Boys 1ST XI

This evening members of the Cambridge High Hockey Boys 1ST XI serve dinner (Indian appetizers, entrees, curries and deserts) to their guests at Deli on the Corner café in Cambridge CBD’s Victoria Street. Under the guidance of Deli on the Corner owner Carolyn Parkes team members prepared, cooked, served and waited on their guests – and washed up afterwards – as part of fundraising for their upcoming 2009 Olympic Stick Secondary School Tournament in Carterton (Monday 31st of August – Friday 4th of September 2009) as part of New Zealand secondary schools tournament week.

Breakfast at Onyx

Speakers, Peter Gates Hamilton Business Improvement District, and Kiri Goulter, Regional Tourism Manager, based at Hamilton International Airport were guests this morning at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce – Business Breakfast at Onyx Café, 70 Alpha Street in the Cambridge CBD. The subject – Destination Cambridge – the possible establishment of a professional Mainstreet type town centre development organisation to promote Cambridge.

Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009

Leamington Bowls alumna Genevieve Baildon continues to shine on the world stage as a member of New Zealand Lawn Bowls (Bowls New Zealand) team aka The Black Jacks at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009 being played in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur 6th-16th August 2009). Genevieve, 2008/09 Women’s World Junior Champion and current member of Hillcrest Bowling Club (Hamilton), joined Leamington Women’s Bowling Club (now Leamington Bowls) as a youngster during the 1996/97 season. On the national scene since 1998/99 Genevieve began playing internationally during the 2002/2003 season and joined the Black Jacks in November last year. The current campaign sees Genevieve representing New Zealand in the Pairs as lead with Val Smith (skip). She is member, also, of the Fours – again as lead – with Manu Timoti, Dale Lang and Karen Coombe (skip).

NZ Open Govt Data Barcamp

What’s it all about? The New Zealand Open Government Bar Camp is an “unconference” for people who are interested in making government-held data more freely available for others to re-use. An “unconference” is an alternative participant-driven event, that avoids aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations.
Web 2.0 developments have shown the potential of combining data from different sources made freely available on the Internet. The government holds a huge range of non-personal data which could form the basis of innovative services and applications by others on the Internet. You should come if you are interested in government information policy, explore ways to provide data, making entrepreneurial use of the Internet, or building working applications during a weekend.

From Karapiro Lodge

From Emanuels – Lake Karapiro Lodge at Piarere, above State Highway One – Tirau Road and the Waikato river/Lake Karapiro looking south west beyond Lake Karapiro to the foothills of Maungatautari at Pukekura, south of Cambridge and Leamington. This morning lodge owners Ann and Eddie Rompelberg hosted the monthly Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Network over Coffee at their beautiful home and luxury lodge.

Jury Camellias

Volunteer (chance seedling) This release volunteered itself and seemed appropriate to name for the International Year of Volunteering 2001. Distinctive flowers open soft pink with white edging, deepening throughout the season to dark pink, still with the white edge until the late flowers which may be pure red. Heavy textured full anemone form. Dark foliage and compact growth to 2m. Plant Variety Rights apply in New Zealand and Australia.