Peter Lee, Waipa District Council mayoral candidate ctd

Peter Lee on the hustings - Victoria Street bridge approaches

Peter Lee, Waipa District Council mayoral candidate receives both bouquets and brickbats for his in your face get out and electioneer approach. This afternoon, Wednesday, the 29th of September 2010 he either harangues or encourages – depending upon your point of view – folk to vote in Local Elections 2010 as they drive across Victoria Bridge – the high level bridge – connecting Cambridge with Leamington across the Waikato River.

The ‘official’ KWT Jubilee photos

The ‘official’ KWT Jubilee photos are being uploaded here. This will take a day or so. If you see an omission or mistake please email me. Those who ordered with registration or on the day should receive their photos late next week. Once I have everything uploaded I will put a form in place for new orders. Please check out the KWTJubilee website for updates.

Take The Bus!! On Saturday Night

A bus will be leaving Leamington Bus Shelter (outside the Leamington Medical Centre, Leamington Shopping Centre, Shakespeare Street, Leamington) at 5:40PM SHARP and the Cambridge Town Hall Bus Shelter (Lake Street, Cambridge) at 5:45PM SHARP on Saturday evening.

Return by minibus can be arranged to suit during the evening.

A small charge will be made.

KWTJubilee merchandise

Coffee mugs, wine glasses, beer handles and pens

Coffee mugs, beer handles, wine glasses and pens. If you don’t have a forward order you had better be in quick! On sale from Friday. KWTJubilee is on this weekend. Remember that Whitehall and Karapiro Schools will be open from noon Friday 24 September 2010 until noon Saturday 25 September 2010 please feel free to have a wander around. Name tag pickup at both Whitehall and Karapiro schools from noon Friday as well.

Waipa District Council Local Elections 2010 Cambridge Ward

Judy Bannon one of 12 candidates for the 4 Cambridge Ward seats

Twelve candidates; four positions. This is hard work. The audience filling Cambridge Baptist Church this Sunday afternoon is great – though, I do feel one or two of the questions from the floor are set pieces. I think it is candidate Michael Blake who makes the comment or perhaps this should read plea – obviously not aimed at those in attendance – to get out and vote and encourage others to do the same – well, stay in and vote as this is a postal ballot. I’m all for this. The Waipa District Council Election Statistics are not good.

I have a rough idea what Future Proof is; a ‘vision’ with a website (which you or I can consult if it takes our fancy – but no idea what Shore Features is. Any ideas?

I am posting this now – 10:00 20/9/2010 (I will be adding some thoughts about the candidates and issues soonish).

Photo: The speaker is Judy Bannon one of the 12 Candidates offering their services for the 4 positions for the Cambridge Ward of the Waipa District Council.

Cambridge NZ Local Elections 2010 Waipa mayoralty

Alan Livingston and Peter Lee

Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston and Peter Lee Waipa District Deputy Mayor, both candidates in Local Elections 2010 for Mayor of Waipa District, wait to speak this afternoon, Sunday, the 19th of September 2010 at Cambridge Grey Power Meet the Candidates at Cambridge Baptist Church, Queen Street, New Zealand. There are four candidates standing for Waipa mayor in the 2010 election. Alan Livingston and Peter Lee were joined by candidate Steve Baron. Candidate James Parlane did not attend the meeting.

Update 10/10/2010: Preliminary results.

Karapiro Hydro Dam spillway Wednesday 16 September 2010

In the past few days the visits to this post have risen markedly. So, I thought I had better get out and do an update. Because of the need to balance the levels of the dams on the Waikato River due to rainfall in the Lake Taupo catchment the spillway at Karapiro – I’m uncertain if in fact the ‘gates’ are fully open in these clips – is doing its job. Here is a press release which should explain all.  I was in Hamilton earlier this morning and noted the Waikato River running very high – as I crossed the Bridge Street bridge – well up over the walkways below the Ferry Bank. The three clips are a bit rough and ready – it was raining and I am trying to juggle an umbrella, the camera and my own aversion – in the first clip – to being directly above all that rushing water – it is a little unnerving.

Hand held: 11:06am 16/09/2010 25 seconds. Canon G10.

Tripod: 11:18am 16/09/2010 31 seconds. Canon G10.

Tripod: 11:22am 16/09/2010 31 seconds. Canon G10.

The WordPress trademark

Automattic has transferred the WordPress trademark to the WordPress Foundation, the non-profit dedicated to promoting and ensuring access to WordPress and related open source projects in perpetuity.

so from the beginning I envisioned a structure where for-profit, non-profit, and not-just-for-profit could coexist and balance each other out.


Monavale Homestead, Monavale, Cambridge New Zealand

Saturday 13th November 2010 - Sunday 21st November 2010

Construction of Monavale Homestead, home these days to Capernwray New Zealand, was completed in 1910 and in this year, 2010, 100th birthday celebrations are being held from Saturday the 13th of November 2010 through to Sunday 21st November 2010. You can find out the history of this lovely building and plans for the centenary celebrations here.

“To mark this milestone, a series of events and activities is currently being planned for the week of Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st November. Within the celebration week two public events have been scheduled for Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st.”

100th Year Celebration – Monavale Homestead

The super awesome SM!CKS promotion

Buy a SM!CKS hoody or t-shirt!!!

Because you are totally awesome, and, of course, because SM!CKS is too, if you buy one of our products you will be such a brilliant brightly glowing sphere of awesome that anyone who doesn’t like you will explode with jealousy*! Beware, you will discover some frienamies. But you will be better off without them.

Super awesome mega sexii Hoodies (only available in black, $59.90) Super awesome mega sexii Hoodies (only available in black, $59.90)

And be the coolest person EVER!!

SM!CKS, if you didn’t already know, in which case you haven’t liked us on Facebook, and you should, is a Lion Foundation YES business from Hillcrest High School which is (super awesome) designing a range of products with the theme interesting ways to die.

Especially when you are wearing it

To buy one of our (super awesome mega sexii) hoodies (available only in black, $59.90) or t-shirts (available in blue as well as black, $24.90) you can talk to us on Facebook (we’re expecting a thousand more Likes) or visit us at Frankton Markets every saturday!

*Buying a SM!CKS will not make you glow, and will not cause people to explode. If you do start glowing, especially after consumption of our product, please contact your doctor immediately. SM!CKS takes no responibility for anyone who explodes due to lack of awesome, or other causes.

First Tuesday Trust | in conversation series

George Simon in conversation with James McDonald. At the Cambridge Club, Cambridge New Zealand, Tuesday the 7th of September 2010. First Tuesday Trust. The First Tuesday Trust brings us the second Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day which in 2010 is being held in conjunction with the 2010 World Rowing Championships, on the first Tuesday of November 2010, at Lake Karapiro.

Christchurch NZ earthquake followup



Calamity management & reporting

Mapping the quake. Media mapping and personal stories with the follow on. Being kept informed by this NZHerald timeline – there will be Saturday and Sunday archives as well if you have a poke around. I’m very taken with the well drilled Civil Defence response –  excellent leadership. Though, in best of the worst stakes I’m rather glad I only found out about this – this morning. You do have to wonder.

Screen grab: NZ Herald

Update 12:59 6/9/2010: Some humour.

Update 01:01 6/9/2010Aggregation.