Phil Brown Kiwi Battler environmental photographer

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Cool design and words

The imagery is a little less compelling, on these two sites from California, than the words – but then look who’s talking. Approach these sites with maturity i.e. content caution.

Over here!!SlakeClick on CaliforniaCalifornia is a place

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway

Map: updated 19/3/2011

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: this evening 17:44 28/8/2010

Our portion of the national cycleway-walkway (the westerly end beginning at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road – here in Leamington; which I assume will ultimately become part of Te Araroa – although I’m a tad uncertain as to how – and when – this jigsaw fits together) is under construction as we speak. Obviously a useful edition to the local infrastructure for the World Rowing Championships in sixty days time. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through that area known as Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The part at the Karapiro Hydro dam end being the interesting bit – a boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: 14:25 26/8/2010

P.S. Have just discovered another name: It will eventually form part of “Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride”, stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. Not sure who is being quoted there? Do I need to add here that the Waikato River – which in it’s 425 kilometre entirety takes a roughly northwestern course – meanders from Horohoro through Cambridge to Mystery Creek in a more distinctly east west trajectory.

SM!CKS @ Tradefair! YES*

When: Today, Wednesday 25/8/2010 4-5pm and/or 5.30-6pm

Where: Bill Gallagher Centre, Events Room 1, Gate 5 Wintec, Tristram Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

*The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) is a school-based business programme that runs internationally and in New Zealand secondary schools.