Fresh produce from Kaipaki, Bruntwood, Roto o rangi, Whitehall and beyond on Victoria Square.
Thanks to Mark for allowing me to publish, online, the first Un PC column which appears in today’s issue of Your Cambridge News; Friday the 21st of November 2008.
Welcome to our new editorial contributor, known only as Un PC. Its part satire, community comment, community observation, fact, tongue in check, investigatory reporting, and more! To start off, enjoy this excellent and thought provoking piece on our beloved and now decrepit National Hotel –
Mark Nogaj, Publisher.
ARE WE BEING FOOLED?
How national is the National? Does this portend a building of sufficiency of national interest that it should be preserved as one of the country’s architectural and historical gems? Or is it – as appears to be the case currently – a sad reflection of the inability of the development industry to give back to Cambridge what it rightly expects? That the historically preserved walls (and strange colour scheme) should surround a hotel with fare, refreshment and suitable accommodation rooms for hire by the discerning traveler?
ZoneZero invites people from all ages and countries to send their photographs, texts and photo-compositions for exhibition with the theme: Where were you when Obama was elected president?
The Huffington Post – screen grab – 4:07PM 5/11/08 (UTC/GMT +13:00 Hours) – Cambridge NZ.
I began my transition to digital imaging when introduced to Pedro Meyer‘s work. A decade later I began the change from film. I bought my first digital camera in 2001. Slow and steady. I stopped using film altogether in the first half of 2005. Photography for me has always been about making images – pressing the shutter. I feel no differently about pressing the shutter in 2008 than I did in 1964. For me digital imaging is no different from film based photography. The skill set is the same. The craft – that’s a different matter.
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Central Court – the former Central Hotel – at the exit of Empire Street as it spills into the Victoria Street Duke Street roundabout (the big roundabout) with friendly Duke Street heading off in a roughly easterly direction in the right hand corner. The BNZ building is behind me.
Some times I cannot see an image even when it is staring me in the face. Then the light changes and here it is. It is very warm this afternoon. It has been most of the week.
BTW Cambridge Sport and Model shop, a Cambridge institution for many years is now gone. I am pretty sure a version of it was there when I was a child. A new food outlet, promised in a notice on the window of the deserted shop, is yet to appear.
Photographs appearing in Your Cambridge News can be purchased through Hot Shots To Go, 62 Duke Street, Cambridge.
The unique entrance, built in 1954, of hardware and building supply firm SPND (home now to Australian DIYer Bunnings) looks sad and neglected today its beauty fudged by an unappealing paint job, odd cladding and neglect. I must be a bit slow but it seems Bunnings is building a new warehouse on this corner. I have no idea whether the uniqueness will survive the rebuild.
I think I have this right. SPND became TTT (Taupo Totara Timber Company) then Benchmark and now Bunnings.
An inflated climbing tower at Memorial Park on the greenbelt, Taylor Street, Cambridge. Along with military displays both static and moving Armistice in Cambridge features a fairground, vintage and classic cars, antique motors, air displays as well as the very popular re enactment performances.
Dad chats with a vendor in the big tent at Armistice in Cambridge, Memorial Park – on the greenbelt (the rugby grounds), Taylor Street, Cambridge, today Sunday the 9th of November 2008. In the 1940s after WW2 farmers could purchase army surplus rifles for pest control. Dad paid £10.0.0 a piece for two Lee Enfield .303 rifles.
A young man in period uniform on a period bicycle. This weekend Cambridge hosts Armistice in Cambridge. In it’s eighth year this event attracts the NZ Defence Forces, dignitaries from Allied Forces, returned service personal and their families, re-enactors, those interested in milateria and the public alike.
Cambridge trash and treasure market held monthly on the second Sunday has grown. Victoria Street is full of stalls along with Duke and Empire Streets.
Hot Shots To Go, 62 Duke Street, Cambridge, NZ.
Moving day. The Hot Shots To Go Fuji Frontier is loaded onto the moving truck for the 300 metre, or so, trip to it’s new home in Duke Street, this Saturday morning, the 25th of October 2008. The shop swap Dukes For Men and Hot Shots To Go was well completed by 10am.
This Labour weekend sees Hot Shots To Go Victoria Street and Dukes for Men Duke Street, in the Cambridge CBD, changing places.
Raconteur, man about town, retailer, horse racing fan and all round enthusiast Malcolm McLachlan at the counter of Dukes for Men, this afternoon, Thursday the 23rd of October 2008.
Barbara Stewart, NZ First list MP answers a question from the floor at Cambridge Baptist Church, Queen Street, Cambridge, this afternoon, Sunday the 18th of October 2008.
Six political parties and one independent were represented at the meet the candidate event hosted by Cambridge Grey Power.
(I hope I have the above correct).
Planned well in advance of this morning’s ‘event’ Cambridge Town Hall is host to three days of display and demonstrations by our emergency services. Subtitled Be Safe in Cambridge the expo continues tomorrow and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission is free.
Members of Cambridge St John oblige me with a photograph on the Town Hall plaza.
Not quite sure what I was expecting. A wit has placed some of the numerous road safety cones about the Victoria Road SH1 Queen Street roundabout on the almost as numerous up lights. Nothing new about this. Just the scale of the installation. I couldn’t get what I wanted (one might say because of a lack of conceptual focus). Methinks not so much surreal as disneyesque. This I might add is the middle of the night timestamp 12:07AM. And it was cold.
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Olympic rower Eric Murray and All Black Richard Kahui shave mother and daughter Karen and Jacinda May, this evening at Capelli Studio Alpha Street Cambridge to raise funds for Cambridge women battling Her2 positive breast cancer.
Donations can be made at any Westpac Bank: Suzanne & Tania Her 2 Fund Account No: 03 1568 0262139 026. All money raised will will be shared between the women.
Update 3:36PM 9/09/08 A note from Karen and Jacinda
Thanks to Eric Murray and Richard Kahui for the outstanding job they did shaving our heads and letting us keep our ears! With any fundraising event there are special people in the background: Capelli Hair Studio for your tireless work keeping us girls looking good before and on the night; Gourmet Delicious for the stunning nibbles at such short notice; Cambridge Wines for the bubbles; Kevin Burgess for juggling Richard’s schedules to be with us on the night; Michael Jeans for the amazing memories we’ll have with the incredible photos and to all those people who have donated to this fundraising event – thank you from our hearts.
Karen and Jacinda
For further information Karen May 027 245 0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting us today Robbie Mac, enthusiastic and full of folksy charm, to introduce his candidacy in the general election. Robbie is standing in the Taupo Electorate as an independent candidate.
One of Robbie’s causes is support for binding citizen generated referenda.
You can contact Robbie at 6/40 Green’s Landing, Nukuhau, Taupo 3330.
Good luck Robbie.
Banners of Clans Arthur, Cameron, Davidson, Donald, Gordon, Johnstone, McLean, MacKenzie, MacLachlan, MacMillan, MacRae and Wallace paraded through Cambridge this morning, Saturday the 4th of October 2008, for the 2008 Waikato Gathering of the Clans.
Contact David McLachlan email@example.com, 027 279 7128 or 07 829 8440.