UC Student Volunteer Army Christchurch New Zealand

This is so cool. The front of house for the huge volunteer effort being undertaken by the young folk of Christchurch and beyond.

If you need assistance with non-life threatening tasks such as silt or debris removal please complete this form. For anything life threatening, dial 111.

http://www.geoop.com/volunteer-army.php

http://www.facebook.com/StudentVolunteerArmy

Waipa Mayoral Cycle Challenge 2011

Join Mayor Alan Livingston celebrate Bike Wise month. Support the Mayor on a 10k cycle ride.

Title: Waipa Mayoral Cycle Challenge
Location: Leamington Domain
Start Time: 17:30
Date: TODAY 2011-02-16

Description: Leamington Domain, Wordsworth St, Cambridge. Join Mayor Alan Livingston celebrate Bike Wise month.

Support the Mayor on a 10k cycle ride. Children under 10 must by accompanied by an adult. Children 4-9 can remain at the park for fun cycling activities with Team Energize. Spot prizes, with a chance to win a cycle.

Roads will not be closed – normal road rules will apply. Refreshments will be on sale. If wet, postponement day will be Wednesday 23 February (listen to Classic Hits).

For more information contact Kerin McDonald Sport Waikato 7 823 2510

Rowing in Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand

Row off for New Zealand Heart Foundation

The lads who took part in the New Zealand Heart Foundation bankers v brokers row-off fundraiser this morning in Cambridge New Zealand; Barry Young, Jeff Hitchcock & Paul Evans (Westpac Cambridge) with Phil Caldwell, Adam Thompson & Matt Edwards (Lime Group) – someone might like to help put the names in correct order for me! Fundraising continues around Cambridge CBD tomorrow. Donations here, by ringing 0800 830 100 or popping into your local Westpac branch.

Day gallery

20 Things I learned About The Internet

This is a really good reference.

A fun guidebook from Google on things you’ve always wanted to know about browsers & the web (but were afraid to ask).

20 Things I learned About The Internet

A helpful place to start is near the Very Beginning: 1974. That was the year that a few smart computer researchers invented something called the Internet Protocol Suite, TCP/IP for short. TCP/IP created a set of rules that allowed computers to “talk” to each other and send information back and forth.

20 Things I learned About The Internet

Simple html table

Retro-persective

Retro-persective

Retro-persective

Retro-persective

Retro-persective

Retro-persective

Opening Friday 25 February 2011 at 5:30pm Retro-Perspective popular New Zealand culture, kitsch kiwi icons and 20th century vintage nostalgia, reinterpreted through the eyes of leading New Zealand artists. Inspirit Studio 360 Pencarrow Road RD 3 Hamilton 3283 New Zealand | t +64 7 856 3170 | m +64 274 386 416 | jenny@inspirit.co.nz | inspirit.co.nz

Taranaki landscape

Taranaki landscape Te Popo area

I keep saying I have issues with landscape. I can’t be bothered photographing anything I can’t drive past or readily walk to. A fine tradition to be sure but it does tend to restrict. No, it’s not that – a landscape has to make itself known to me – I don’t go looking. Anyway, the point is not landscape it’s The landscape – this one just happens to be in front of us at the moment. And, when I do find something I don’t muck about – two takes – you can check the day gallery for the companion, 20 seconds to take both and 10 minutes just now deciding which to feature here. This is solitude, comfort, Te Ika a Maui, Taranaki and Waikato – Rangiaowhia and Parihaka and everywhere between. Yeah that, and what’s just around the corner :). BTW the fence is in good nick, of course, despite the wandering battens.

Photo made 27/12/2010 somewhere in the map below.

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

Starting pontoons Cambridge Town Cup 29/1/2011

Starting pontoons Cambridge Town Cup Lake Karapiro

Photo taken 09:10 29/1/2011

This tread plate covered pontoon runs at right angles to the 2000 metre Karapiro rowing course while under /through it, at 90 degrees, run each of the boat holder pontoons which are pushed and pulled forward or back to accommodate differing boat lengths – singles to eights. This is a two person job with the boat holder for each lane laying on the end of each pontoon holding their boat in position while their companion pulls and pushes – often it seems with their feet – at the intersection of the two pontoons. As the start approaches the race marshall off to the side asks that the boats be bought into exact alignment with the tweaking continuing right up to the point the starter, in the tower directly behind us, calls the start. Eight lanes – sixteen people not counting the marshals and starters – twenty folk at least – though this morning there were fewer with some hardy souls dashing between stations. Added to this a stiff breeze.

Reflecting on where I’ve been

Mainstream Freight Group

Over the past sixty days I’ve been developing the Cambridge New Zealand website among other things. One of the selfish intentions of the project is to pull my own blog/website away from an at times relentless focus on my town (it’s been my town all my life) and spread my attention back to the varied and the random which have always been at the core of my image making. Not that I won’t continue to photograph here – it’s where I am.

So, beginning now and breaking with almost five years of tradition – here, I’m going to publish a series of images which have been neglected, overlooked or ignored. To kick off – I had to have a little chuckle this morning when confronted with this view from my driveway. A message of some significance given the discussions about social media and online marketing I’ve been having over the past few days.

Photo made  07:47 5/2/2011