Cambridge Town Cup sponsors

Karapiro Rowing’s Cambridge Town Cup regatta begins about now (this year it incorporates the North Island Rowing Championships) at Lake Karapiro, today, Friday the 29th of January 2010. The regatta continues tomorrow Saturday the 30th and concludes on Sunday the 31st of January 2010. The Cambridge Fine Wine Company owners Andy and Nikki Anderson and Cambridge CBD neighbours Carey King and Kerrin O’Regan of Cambridge Computer Services – that’s Carey in the photo – are sponsors of the rowing event along with other Cambridge businesses.

Athletic Park Cambridge New Zealand

A reader reminds me that athletics meetings were held on Victoria Square – formerly known as the Government Acre – before the move to Athletic Park on the Greenbelt at the Hamilton Road (SH1) Vogal Street corner. As I recall running at least the one meeting on the square the move must have happened around 1960 when I was intermediate / middle school age – please correct me if I am wrong. Athletic Park is on the left as you slow for the 50k sign travelling into Cambridge from the north west on the Hamilton Cambridge road.

2010 National Waka Ama Sprint Championships

It’s waka ama week at Lake Karapiro this week the 19th – 23rd January 2010. This morning I spent an hour mooching about chatting and taking photos – thanks to each and every one of you for happily taking part in my random guy walks up and asks to take your photo behind the scenes at waka ama project – thanks especially to Ralph for the cool ‘cover shot’ and thanks also to those in the couple of sneaky shots.

Cambridge Edition

Jeremy Smith journalist & Katrina Lintonbon journalist/acting editor at Cambridge Edition Fairfax’s weekly title hereabouts – in their Anzac Street Cambridge office this morning Friday the 15th of January 2010. Cambridge Edition [PDF subscription service] has been published since 1981 – though Fairfax ownership is more recent. There is a history of newspapers in Cambridge on the Cambridge Museum website.

Tuesday walking group

The Tuesday walking group pause in Cook Street, Leamington, New Zealand this morning the 12th of January 2010 for a photograph. Behind them is Victoria Bridge (they have just crossed it from Cambridge beyond) which has spanned the Waikato River for 100 years. This walking group – there are others – has been in existence for twelve years.


Things may be a little messy around here for a while as I make some aesthetic and structural changes. I have no option but to do this live so please bear with me. You may continue navigating the posts while this is happening – some may appear a little wonky until I make individual adjustments. The page menu is moving to the side bar. The first challenge is to get the images in current posts correctly aligned. The side bar will then be revamped. The idea is to achieve a cleaner look with less distractions and more intuitive navigation both here and on my gallery server.

Cambridge Community Marae

Second cousins Avaria and Hawaikirangi – both great grand children of Te Mana and Sophie Tipene – at their whanau noho marae along with 45 other family members, today Thursday the 7th of January 2010. A chance to learn about their heritage and strengthen family ties. Cambridge Community Marae is located on the corner of Pope Terrace / Cambridge Road and Bracken Street Leamington.

Cue a new Waikato glossy

Cambridge based – advertorial for the most part – this is obviously not aimed at me – I guess I’m sort of over magazines anyway. Perhaps it’s aimed at people who like Flash Websites – The Sample Room for example (pity the lack of content and search engine visibility). Ho hum. There are mistakes – the sort I make because I don’t have an editor – it’s, it was Cambridge Power Board and Karapiro is spelt so. Same market as the more established and BOP based Uno.Central; – they appear to share a similar template. Both published quarterly and retail for $10.00.