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Cambridge Lowriders

12:57PM

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Boutique Cambridge fashion show

11:17AM

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The next batsman

10:56AM

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Cambridge Farmer’s Market

Fresh produce from Kaipaki, Bruntwood, Roto o rangi, Whitehall and beyond on Victoria Square.

7:15 AM

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Cambridge A & P Show

6:11AM

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Your Cambridge News

Your Cambridge News Un PC
Your Cambridge News can be contacted at 9 Empire Street, Cambridge.
On 07 827 0005 or 027 287 0005 or at yournews@xtra.co.nz.

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?

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Call for images :: Barack Obama

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?

07PM 5/11/08

The Huffington Post – screen grab – 4:07PM 5/11/08 (UTC/GMT +13:00 Hours) – Cambridge NZ.

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Film and imaging

Disposable camera filmstrip
Duke Street Cambridge: Discarded throwaway camera filmstrip 18/11/2008

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.

Pedro Meyer ZoneZero

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Broadband speedtests

Download Speed: 3539 kbps (442.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 507 kbps (63.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 07:19 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Kinect | greater Leamington)

Download Speed: 942 kbps (117.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 864 kbps (108 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 07:39 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Skynet | greater Leamington)

Download Speed: 3258 kbps (407.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 88 kbps (11 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 10:15 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Vodaphone | Cambridge CBD)

Download Speed: 2377 kbps (297.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 83 kbps (10.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Speedtest run at: 10:30 am, 17 Nov 2008 (Telecom | Tikorangi, Taranaki)

Run your own test. Also here. Commerce Commission.

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Lake Te Ko Uto trees III

Lake Te Ko Utu trees 16 November 2008

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Lake Te Ko Uto trees II

Lake Te Ko Utu trees 16 November 2008

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Lake Te Ko Uto trees I

Lake Te Ko Uto trees 16 November 2008

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Using Issuu

Issuu is an on line PDF reader which I intend using for some projects. It is easy to use and looks great. Click on the link above and have a look at this new version of the Cambridge Olympians Parade from the 29th of August 2008.

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A sunny Cambridge afternoon IV

The Masonic Hotel, Duke Street, Cambridge, New Zealand

The Masonic Hotel, Duke Street, Cambridge, New Zealand. Built in 1912, at a cost of £4,100, by my great grandfather Fred Potts.

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A sunny Cambridge afternoon III

Cafe brollies lower Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand

Cafe umbrellas on both sides of lower Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand.

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A sunny Cambridge afternoon II

Empire Court | Empire Hotel

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.

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A sunny Cambridge afternoon

Blue building, Victoria Street, Cambridge NZ

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.

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Your Cambridge News photo sales

Your Cambridge News photosales at Hot Shots To Go

Photographs appearing in Your Cambridge News can be purchased through Hot Shots To Go, 62 Duke Street, Cambridge.

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Speight Pearce Nicoll & Davys

Queen Street, Lake Street corner

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.

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Armistice fairground

Armstice fairground

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.

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Lee Enfield .303


Dad discusses rifles with a vendor at Armistice in Cambridge

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.

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9/11 memorial plaque

9/11 memorial plaque, Cambridge New Zealand

9/11 memorial plaque, Town Hall Plaza, Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand.

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Armistice in Cambridge

The cenotaph Guard of Honour receiving instruction prior to the Armistice in Cambridge Commemoration Service, today, Sunday the 9th of November 2008. Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand.

Guard of Honour, Lake Street, Cambridge, New Zealand

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Armistice in Cambridge

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.

Young man dressed as a soldier Victoria Street Cambridge

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Cambridge trash & treasure

Cambridge trash & treasure market 2nd Sunday each month

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.

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New to Duke Street

Hot Shots To Go, 62 Duke Street, Cambridge, NZ.

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Temporary window

Progress. Much needed. The result of an unexpected trip last night to Dukes for Men in response to a call from the security alarm call centre in Christchurch. The shop has been completely transformed in the space of a day.

Published: 16/12/2008

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Coming and going

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Fuji Frontier 370

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.

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Wayne’s Lotto

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Dukes for Men

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.

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Taupo Electorate meet the candidates

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.

Present were candidates Mark Burton, Robbie Mac, Louise Upston and representing their parties Wendy Harper, John Pemberton, Barbara Stewart, and Judy Turner.

(I hope I have the above correct).

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Armistice in Cambridge poster

Published 2130 Monday 20 10 2008

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Cambridge Emergency Response Expo

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.

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Hot Shots is mooving

Published: 16/12/2008

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Light cones

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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Farewell

This photograph was taken on Friday the 29th of August 2008

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Jason Tregurtha

open2view | waikatosouth@open2view.com | 027 232 1950

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Herceptin action

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 karen@kazdezign.co.nz

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Robbie Mac

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.

Update 11/09/2008: The only other Taupo candidate I have managed to photograph so far is National Party candidate Louise Upston. Good luck Louise.

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Pet Sunday

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2008 Waikato Gathering of the Clans

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 lachlan@wave.co.nz, 027 279 7128 or 07 829 8440.

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White and yellow

Telephone book delivery day. I wonder how long it will remain economic to produce these huge wads of paper. I refer to them rarely prefering the online version. What are the economics of the online version if the paper goes?

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Not a Pentax Optio W60 review

Cute and waterproof. Fits in the coin pocket of my jeans. Looks a little noisy at 400ISO. All in all a nice package. For seriously knowledgeable reviews try dpreview and cameralabs. 10MP. Retails for around $NZ600.00+.

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Yahoo! Messenger

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Paperbag lanterns

Paperbag lanterns, St Andrew's Church, Cambridge, New Zealand.

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Rainbow and The Gap

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Kayak and canoe

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Thinking of Phyllis

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Yellow Vdub

Kirkwood Street, Cambridge, New Zealand.