Cambridge NZ Local Elections 2010 Waipa mayoralty

Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston & Peter Lee Waipa District Deputy Mayor both candidates in Local Elections 2010 for Mayor of Waipa District, Sunday, the 19th of September 2010 at Cambridge Grey Power Meet the Candidates

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.

Maunga Cycle Challenge

Not a sport video or an art work – rather an exercise in editing using Windows Movie Maker. The timing begins with the first riders and notes the time lapse – approximately – of those following. The race, the Maunga Cycle Challenge, captured with the Canon G10 as it passes through the intersection of Lamb Street and Carlyle Street / Roto-o-Rangi Road on the boundary of Leamington and Pukekura. The Maunga Cycle Challenge started and finished in Te Awamutu.

Leamington NZ service providers & retailers

Brian & Caroline Tidey – Sheridan Dairy,
Reema & Shaleen Singh – Leamington Maxi Market,
Sam, Ewan, Trevor, Luke, Sue & Jenny with Payton-Lee in the front – Cambridge Home Kills,
Scott – Scott’s Café,
Ken – Leamington Pharmacy,
Tash & Peet van Dijk – Cambridge Body Art,
Kevin Cattley – Leamington Cycles & Mowers,
Maxine & Cherie – Maxine’s Collectibles,
Leanne – Leamington Barber Shop,
Sam & Narelle – Leamington Pet Vet,
Margaret Hampson-Tindale & Betty Hines – Jumble Around,
Max Russell – BP 2go Leamington,
Nicki & Jill – Cambridge Community House,
Donna Goodman – Warm Floors Gas & Heat Centre,
Karen Rouse – Class Act Hair Design,
Helen, Karen and Alison – Leamington Path Lab,
James Hemi – Leamington Physiotherapy,
Carol – Hamilton Radiology,
Vania – Shakespeare Closet,
Roger, Shani, Dagsha, Paula and Adele – Shakespeare Street Four Square,
Karl, Steven, John and Keith – Leamington Motor Services,
Dr Ian Gilbertson, Dr Rama Somas, Nurse Janet, Receptionist Kristel, Nurse Jane and Receptionist Sue – Leamington Medical Centre,
Gagan & Jay – Shakespeare Liquor,
Laura Mead student, Yvonne Randle, Dawn Wirihana, Roka Kirkland and Vicky Kay – Community Health staff members,
Roy. Craig and Rod – Rosswood,
Ian – Shakespeare’s Gourmet Pizzas,
Ron & Rosemary Cook – Cambridge Osteopathic Clinic.