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Cambridge Tavern 1976 – 2011

There’s much happening around the highest point in Leamington; the highest point in the whole of Cambridge! Lauriston Park Retirement Village rockets towards completion. Next door – well, down the hill just a bit – Cambridge Tavern – sad shadow of it’s former self is ending its 35 year tenure of the corner of Campbell and Burns streets in the next few weeks. The area bounded by Campbell, Shakespeare, Raleigh and Burns is referred to, I see, in one document floating about, as Leamington Shopping Centre – well I suppose you would call it that, I guess, even if not strictly true. There is other stuff going on in there; Raleigh Street Christian Centre & Cambridge Montessori Preschool (the southern centre that is). And a new smallish tavern, a supermarket and ? – a shopping centre will be nice if well done.

Cambridge Tavern bottle store Campbell Street Leamington

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RWC2011 Shakespeare Street Cambridge New Zealand

RWC2011 Leamington New Zealand

Leamington Barber Shop Wales AND the All Blacks. 16:55 Friday 9 September 2011

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Cambridge Marae AGM 7PM 11 October 2011

CCM 2011 AGM

Cambridge Community Marae Annual General Meeting 7pm Tuesday 11 October 2011 at Cambridge Community Marae on the corner of Bracken Street and Pope Terrace, Leamington. All invited and welcome to attend. New committee members sought. See you there! Wally Jones Chairperson telephone: 827 9512

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Cook Street Leamington New Zealand

No new news yet on the fate of Victoria Bridge one of the two bridges across the Waikato River which link the two sides of Cambridge New Zealand; Cambridge and Leamington. 11:50AM 5/9/2011. This photograph was taken on Wednesday the 31/8/2011

Cook Street Leamington New Zealand

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Newspapers of record for the record

The Waikato Times moves from evening to morning publication 5/9/2011 – fetched from the shop. The NZ Herald arrives in our mailbox at some point in the wee hours. Will we change?

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Cambridge New Zealand BMX track on Lamb and Milton

Start ramp Cambridge BMX track Leamington New Zealand

The impressive start ramp retaining wall at Cambridge BMX track Leamington New Zealand. Opening day approaches!! Edited: 11:43 5/9/2011

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Magnolia Noel Street Leamington New Zealand

Magnolia bloom

Magnolia Iolanthe. Frost damaged I am reliably informed! I’m experimenting with selective focus – not something I am overly used to. The design / arrangement of  the out of focus branches and blooms are of interest to me here.

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One misplaced Waipa District recycle bin

Lurking about the corner of Noel and Shakespeare for the past three or four days. It has just the one character on its address panel ‘2’. A bit of the travelling gnomes. If you know whose it is text or email me so it can be returned.

One lost recycle bin One lost recycle bin
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Now here’s a question

Why would there be two reasonably large Christmas trees sitting on the greenbelt beside the old Leamington Factory on the corner of Carlyle Street, Rotoorangi Road and Lamb Street in June?

Rotoorangi Road and Lamb Street

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Flurmonz IzaTiger

Flurmonz IzaTiger

Photographing cats for Judy. Exactly like herding cats!!

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Rainbow

Rainbow

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Stairs

Stairs

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Daisy

Daisy

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Autumn leaf, Shakespeare Street, Leamington New Zealand

leaf image footpath Shakespeare Street Leamington 3432

Cambridge and Leamington (by association) and the fact it forms half of our town, has had the marketing byline Town of Trees for some time. It works. Yes, there is the addition but lets just stick with this for the moment. Most of the trees lining the streets, on both sides of the river, are exotics and deciduous so at this time of the year we have leaves – lots of leaves. This can be charming for five minutes. Today in blustery weather there are leaves blowing every which way and things have become rather messy and cluttered and, not to put too fine a point on it, rather dirty and dejected looking. Then you get this – the impression of a fallen leaf stained into the footpath here on Shakespeare Street, just south of the shops. It has the look of a prehistoric rock painting.

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19 Cook Street, Leamington 3432, New Zealand

Cambridge Panelworks building 19 Cook Street Cambridge New Zealand
Cambridge Panelworks building 19 Cook Street Cambridge New Zealand

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

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Feijoa hedge, Cambridge Community Marae, 11-May-11

Feijoa

Running parallel to Cambridge Road (which takes you to Te Awamutu and beyond to the south west – Taranaki and all that this entails) – this hedge comprises thirty-six Feijoa trees all producing fruit.

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Kites Polo grounds Lamb Street Leamington New Zealand

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Kites on the Polo grounds Lamb Street Leamington

2011 Cambridge Family Kite Day

A sunny, Saturday, autumn afternoon in Leamington – and kites. The wind is a little patchy – but there is plenty to watch. From the big and bold to the subtle – the almost not there, the slick to the aerodynamically challenged. The 2011 Kite Days have been the initiative of the Waipa District Council folk – the ones in the blue tshirts. I particularly like this idea and the other almost lighter than air string affair featured in the day gallery.

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Waipa Family Kite Flying polo grounds Leamington NZ

Waipa Family Kite Flying polo grounds Leamington

Waipa Family Kite Flying polo grounds Leamington NZ Saturday 7 MAY 2011

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Cambridge Polo grounds Leamington New Zealand

Greenbelt Rotoorangi Road and Lamb Street Leamington New Zealand

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Bing aggregation of michaeljeans.co.nz

Bing grid

I was looking for something else altogether. A visual aggregation from Bing of this website. Oddly out of date.

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Kitchen

301 Shakespeare Street 3432

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Clouds; looking north, north east 27/3/2011

Clouds looking north north east

Made here.

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KFC Krushers full of real bitz!

A hedgehog story. An odd tap, tap, tapping. A rapid tap, tap, tapping. Sufficiently strange to draw me outside at four in the morning. Make sense of it? Armed cats? Early morning panel beating? No, the sound is coming from deep shadow not far off along the road. Movement? Crickets and katydids, the distant swish of cars on SH1. Closer, I see a hedgehog marching purposefully backwards and forwards its face stuck tragic-comically in a transparent KFC Krushers cup. The tapping as he bangs the cup on the asphalt. I try to remove the container but he sees me coming. I am successful the second time. More an observation than ‘story’ otherwise it will never see the light of day!

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Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway Ctd.

The Cambridge to Lake Karapiro portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Ngaruawahia to Horahora). Although yet to appear in the Waikato portion of Te Araroa the national cycleway-walkway. The westerly end begins at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road in Leamington. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The eastern portion at the Karapiro Hydro dam end is interesting – a cantilevered boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

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Dinner this evening Leamington New Zealand

Goldsmith Street Leamington New Zealand

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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

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Kathy and Max just now

MBIS MBISS NZ & Aust Grand Ch Weissenberg Mac The Knife A.I.

Max has been doing very well.

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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

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Cover shots December 2010

Church Alive & Dionamic

Finally published 16/12/2010

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Cambridge Community Marae – join us on Christmas Day

Join us on Christmas Day at Cambridge Community Marae

Alone on Christmas Day? Want Company? Cambridge Community Marae is hosting a Family Christmas Lunch ALL WELCOME! Arrive at 12PM on the corner of Bracken and Pope Terrace Leamington Come and join us for a feast of fun, food and fellowship Contact Vinnie Simmonds 7 827 1085, 27 462 4437, Sophie Tipene 7 827 3795, Kiri Grey 7 827 5546 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! PLEASE RSVP by Monday the 20th of December :: contributions welcomebring your own non-alcoholic drinks

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Abstraction #2 Tuesday 7 December 2010

Cloud at sunset

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Abstraction #1 Tuesday 7 December 2010

Grey on black

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Ra

Ra

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Talking of mailboxes; Shakespeare Street, Leamington, NZ

Misplaced letterbox 59, Shakespeare Street, Leamington 3432, NZ 4/12/2010

It’s just a pity some folk find it necessary to disrupt the lives and peace of mind of their neighbours. OK, so in posting this I run the risk that someone will get a thrill because their handiwork has been noted and is on the Internet. Equally, I would hope a quiet word from one in the know along the lines that one’s free time might be more valuably spent could be a good outcome. It’s the small things.

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michaeljeans.co.nz catching up

Still some way to go. A rationalisation to the look of the sidebar as well. Site map count: 1,569. Oh, and faster loading through reduction of  front page by about 40%.

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Finding Leamington in the draft Waipa District Plan

finding Leamington

It is possibly quicker and easier to use this. The Draft Waipa District Plan is available for public feedback until 30th November 2010.

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At home, Leamington, New Zealand 17/11/2010 02:38pm two

in Mum's garden

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At home, Leamington, New Zealand 17/11/2010 02:38pm

in Mum's garden

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At home, Leamington, New Zealand 17/11/2010 02:37pm

in Mum's garden

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Cambridge Community Marae, Leamington, New Zealand

Cambridge Community Marae

Published: 28/11/2010

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WRCH2010 Day 8 – Sunday 7 November 2010 Karapiro Crew

Patricia Rushton
Patricia Rushton.

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WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street Leamington New Zealand

WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 (Cambridge Polo grounds) Lamb Street Leamington NZ
There are 1600 plus vehicles in the WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street car park at the Cambridge Polo grounds, on the Cambridge greenbelt, here in Leamington New Zealand at 2:45pm this afternoon the 5th of November 2010. We are looking directly towards Lake Karapiro from here – at a distance of approximately 6km as the crow flies. Beyond the cars – the buses lined up on Roto-o-rangi Road to carry folk to and return them from the venue.

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WRCH2010 Day Five – just a little damp this morning

Park & Ride Blue P1 buses Roto-o-rangi Road, Leamington, New Zealand

Park & Ride Blue P1 buses Roto-o-rangi Road, Leamington, New Zealand (access via Lamb Street parking – northern and western traffic).

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Cambridge New Zealand we have the fridge magnet

Cambridge New Zealand

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Hallowe’en 2010 Leamington, New Zealand

Hallowe’en 2010 Leamington, New Zealand

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Google Karapiro Half Ironman sign Shakespeare and Lamb Streets

Google Karapiro Half Ironman

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WRCH2010 Day 1 Sunday 31st October 2010

WRCH2010 DAY 1 SUNDAY 31 October 2010

WRCH2010 DAY 1 SUNDAY 31 October 2010

WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 (Cambridge Polo grounds – Cambridge greenbelt) off Lamb Street, Leamington, New Zealand. 08:18am 31/10/2010.

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WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street Leamington NZ

WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue Lamb Street Leamington

Karapiro Crew volunteers ease into what will be a well oiled park and ride facility five minutes walk from my house here in Leamington, this morning, Saturday the 30th of October 2010. Already in operation at 7:40am this morning the system will kick in fully for the first time later today for those coming to this afternoon’s opening ceremony at 2pm.