PAK’nSAVE Te Awamutu Cambridge Road

Te Awamutu PAK'nSAVE

Tin Tin 3D at Regent 3 Cinema Te Awamutu – my first 3D movie. The form is more subtle and absorbing than expected and absolutely no problem for one who wears glasses. Yes, there are set pieces flying out at you, and one or two other 3D surprises along with a Snowy misalignment to contend with (could have been my imagination). Viewmasteresque (if that is a word) at times – more psychological than visual perhaps? Some perspective shifts I couldn’t figure out; foreshortened figures and squashed limbs. Style? Design? Not sure. And while I’m playing the critic some of the editing seems a touch rugged for my liking. OK, so a cartoon film which suits the treatment with the jokes, asides and witty visuals coming thick and fast in sympathy with the original. On the whole a pretty impressive project – quite like being there.

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Food from Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook

Robyn Eckhardt’s review of Dorothy Culloty‘s book Food from Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook.

If the cuisine of Laos is little known outside the country, then the cooking of Luang Namtha, its northernmost region, is all but invisible. That may change if the slim, richly illustrated “Food From Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook,” (Galangal Press, 2010) by New Zealanders Kees Sprengers and Dorothy Culloty gets the attention it deserves.

Food from Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook Food from Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook

Copyright © 2010 Galangal Press Ltd Waikato, NEW ZEALAND, & Chonburi, THAILAND. Publisher: Galangal Press ISBN 978-0-473-17236-7, 200 pages, full colour – more than 400 photos, crown quarto signature paperback.

Submerged Histories | Waipa District Te Awamutu Museum

Submerged Histories | Te Awamutu Museum

Submerged Histories: stories underlying Lake Karapiro

In 1947, layers of history disappeared beneath the water’s surface of the newly formed Lake Karapiro. Life changed radically for the people whose lives were defined by the waterway.

See this fascinating exhibition of historical photographs lovingly preserved by those who worked and lived along the stretch of the Waikato River now known as Lake Karapiro.

30 October 2010 – 24 January 2011

Te Awamutu Museum 135 Roche Street, Te Awamutu, New Zealand P: 64 (7) 872 0085 E:

Cambridge Te Awamutu – 2010 Waipa Networks Business Awards

Roll out the Red Carpet!

It’s an exciting day for entrants and supporters as we approach the 2010 Waipa Networks Business Awards to be held this evening. With 7 Excellence Awards Categories, Cambridge and Te Awamutu Customer Service Awards and the very popular Customer Choice Awards, 300 people will attend tonight’s Awards Ceremony. The Awards continue to grow with this, the second year in a row that tickets have sold out….

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce

Official photographs of the evening will appear here over the weekend.
Roll out the Red Carpet!

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Wondering about Waipa?

Cambridge and Leamington combined form one of two major population centres within Waipa District, the other is Te Awamutu. Here are some stats from the website. The Waipa District Council website. Waipa is one of the twelve district councils of the Waikato Regional Council or as it is more commonly known and branded Environment Waikato.

Above Waipa District Council HQ building on Bank Street Te Awamutu viewed from Teesdale Street just beyond the cenotaph on Anzac Green to the left. Yes, that is a kauri in the centre of the photograph.

Check this out.

Te Awamutu College ball 2008

The Lone Rangers drummer Max Ward, this evening Saturday the 28th of June 2008, Bledisloe Hall, Mystery Creek. Great renditions of Smoke On The Water, Rawhide & Ticket To Ride along with many many others. Excellent.

King and Queen, Princess and Prince of the ball at the 2008 Te Awamutu College Ball, Bledisloe Hall, Mystery Creek. Photo sales available at Photo Magic Studios 6/219 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu.