Mōrena mai roto Karapiro, Waipa, Waikato, Te Ika a Maui

Good morning from Lake Karapiro. Karapiro on the TV this morning, but, I’m not quite sure why here in weather forecast terms is Kirikiriroa. Kirikiriroa aka Hamilton is a good 25 kms away downstream or north-west – take your pick – must have something to do with the concept main centre – we know better of course. Impressed with the use of Te Reo in naming the rohe – I have this feeling I’m missing something here – I mean this is breakfast television.

Lake Karapiro – morning glory – Don Rowlands Centre

Mock HDRI or a fluke? It does look the part – though – don’t look too closely! I quite like the building, but have yet to get a real handle on it. It does have a quiet presence which suits it’s place in the world, sitting as it is, alongside a large body of water. For some reason this photograph reminds me of some stylish 1950s American house and garden magazine illustration or perhaps an advertisment in National Geographic of similar vintage.

2010 National Waka Ama Sprint Championships

It’s waka ama week at Lake Karapiro this week the 19th – 23rd January 2010. This morning I spent an hour mooching about chatting and taking photos – thanks to each and every one of you for happily taking part in my random guy walks up and asks to take your photo behind the scenes at waka ama project – thanks especially to Ralph for the cool ‘cover shot’ and thanks also to those in the couple of sneaky shots.

What’s on? – Waipa District

What’s on? – Waipa District – Swim Karapiro, Gala night Cambridge Repertory Society The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth, Cambridge Christmas Festival, Te Awamutu Christmas Parade and Festivities, Carols by Candlelight at Monavale Homestead tonight and tomorrow night. Santa at Wright’s Bookshop.

River visitor – Earthrace

Earthrace [and here] visits Cambridge at Dominion Avenue Cambridge NZ today, Tuesday, the 9th of June 2009. Moored on the Waikato River, below Duke Street hill and the curve of SH1 where the Karapiro Stream joins the Waikato and just below the furthest point on the river navigable from the sea – the boat is receiving local visitors during the day.