Cambridge New Zealand – coming up – Chris Thompson

Chris says

Well, it starts at 8pm and goes till late & I’ll be playing a mixture of my own songs as well as some Folk/Blues and Country standards – it’ll be about 60% original songs. There’s no cover charge as far as I am aware. All welcome.

That would be at Flying Nunn (the once infamous Kelly Browne’s Bar), 3 Empire Street, Cambridge this Friday, the 30th of July 2010.

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Mōrena mai roto Karapiro, Waipa, Waikato, Te Ika a Maui


Karapiro on the TV this morning, but, I’m not quite sure why here in weather forecast terms is Kirikiriroa. Kirikiriroa aka Hamilton is a good 25 kms away downstream or north-west – take your pick – must have something to do with the concept main centre – we know better of course. Impressed with the use of Te Reo in naming the rohe – I have this feeling I’m missing something here – I mean this is breakfast television.

Lake Karapiro – morning glory – Don Rowlands Centre

Lake Karapiro – Don Rowlands Centre

Mock HDRI or a fluke? It does look the part – though, don’t look too closely! I quite like the building, but have yet to get a real handle on it. It does have a quiet presence which suits it’s place in the world, sitting as it is, alongside a large body of water. For some reason this photograph reminds me of some stylish 1950s American house and garden magazine illustration or perhaps an advertisment in National Geographic of similar vintage.

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Cambridge Te Awamutu – 2010 Waipa Networks Business Awards

Roll out the Red Carpet!

It’s an exciting day for entrants and supporters as we approach the 2010 Waipa Networks Business Awards to be held this evening. With 7 Excellence Awards Categories, Cambridge and Te Awamutu Customer Service Awards and the very popular Customer Choice Awards, 300 people will attend tonight’s Awards Ceremony. The Awards continue to grow with this, the second year in a row that tickets have sold out….

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce

Official photographs of the evening will appear here over the weekend.
Roll out the Red Carpet!

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Karapiro Hydro Dam – construction

Karapiro Hydro - married quarters Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo
Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo Karapiro Hydro - Concrete Silo

As I work on the KWTJubilee some related gems have been turning up – this selection of photos from the Karapiro Hydro Dam construction in the 1940s from a local family album. Roll over each image and read the captions from the back of each snap (52mm (approx.) square contact prints – a Box Brownie of some sort I’m guessing). Thanks to John Fletcher and George Ve Vorms.

michaeljeans.co.nz – browser share

Browser share MichaelJeans.co.nz

There are no surprises about these percentages. Internet Explorer accounts for 57% of browsers used to visit my website. Though, as noted elsewhere, folk still using IE6 will not see the website as intended. Upgrade! Safari comes in at 25%, Firefox at 13% with Opera at 2%. I have recently returned to Opera (10) and find it is excellent. My favourites are in inverse order to these stats. Opera, Safari and Chrome (which surprisingly does not figure – perhaps it is bundled in with Safari – a close relative) are all great. Firefox, I haven’t been so happy with recently and I really do steer away from IE. And that’s about it. Funny old world.

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