Cambridge Heritage December 2010

Cambridge Heritage December 2010
Also in our mailbox; Cambridge Heritage the monthly newsletter of Cambridge Historical Society Inc. In this issue a report on the 2010 AGM; Michael Coles’ 12/11/2010 President’s report, Monavale Homestead celebrations, La Joie market, The Norm Suckling rowing display and more. Membership of Cambridge Histoprical Society Inc is a whole $15.00 a year; you get to support the valuable work of the society and our Museum and you get the newsletter. You might even find the time to volunteer some of your time!

Cambridge Historical Society Inc. | Cambridge Museum, Old Courthouse, 24 Victoria Street, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand. cambridge-museum@xtra.co.nz | cambridgemuseum.org.nz

Cambridge New Zealand Community Directory 2011

Cambridge Community Directory 2011

In the mailbox this morning. So, I guess this is launch day for the new online version. Now, I’m wondering – well, I have been for some time – the ability to login and store numbers? Facebook et al. capture? OK, social networking interactivity (the site looks naked without any share buttons) and something I know even less about – the capture of numbers to your mobile address book – is this built in or is there an app? – am I talking through a hole in my head? And while I’m imagining a bright shiny new future how about wifi for the CBD – unrelated but related – just saying. Oh and also unrelated but related how about this then?

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – The Boatshed Café

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

The Boatshed Café

The Boatshed Café relaunched under new ownership today. Richard and Robyn Clark have split their ten year old business to concentrate on Boatshed Kayaks with Katie Shick coming in as the new owner of  The Boatshed Café. (sorry folks! I may have left out a couple of steps here – but the point being The Boatshed Café & Kayaks is now two businesses). The Boatshed Café overlooking Lake Karapiro from the western shore is a gem that sits opposite the 500-600 metre mark of the 2000 metre Karapiro rowing course – the start line is clearly visible from the property. In the photograph we have from the left; Abiy, Katharina, Sheryl and Katie (Hydro Majestic & Ruby’s Cafe). Cool!

21 Amber Lane, Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand +64 7 827 8286. Take SHI south of Cambridge – past the turn off to Karapiro Hydro Village & Mobil Karapiro, right into Gorton Road, left into Amber Lane – you’ll find it!

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Karapiro School crew #2

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Room 1 Karapiro School Jacob, Joseph, Rebecca and Cameron
Four senior Karapiro School students; Jacob, Joseph, Rebecca and Cameron pose for a photo this afternoon, Wednesday, the 27th of October 2010 with Room 1‘s excellent WRCH2010 project. Not only showing support for the countries they are following – the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany and Australia – the clocks on the right show the time zones of each country (I do wonder, though, why the Australian clock has stopped!) – but a teaching moment, as well, exploring team work, with nifty references to rowing through the concepts friendliness, honestycommitment, responsibility, excellence and confidence. Most impressive.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Lake Karapiro

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

From the upper deck of the Don Rowlands Centre Lake Karapiro

We are looking out over Lake Karapiro from the top level of the Don Rowlands Events Centre with the finish line for WRCH2010 just a tad to the right out of shot* (the new finish tower is about 15-20 metres off my right shoulder). This photograph was made on Saturday the 3rd of July 2010 the day Waipa District Council invited us out to have a look around our flash new events centre. With three sleeps to go until the 2010 World Rowing Championships this is the view greeting the organising staff if they pause for a moment to take in the view. That’s my dad Bruce Jeans on the right chatting with Waipa District councillor Grahame Webber (Maungatautari Ward Representative)**. The calm before …

*On second thoughts part of it most probably is in shot!

** And new Deputy Mayor of Waipa District! (update 10:25 27/10/2010)

Edited 13:28 28/10/2010

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Peter Lange

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Peter Lange on Cambridge Town Hall piazza

Peter Lange‘s Brick Boat and Holidays in Huntly on the Cambridge Town Hall piazza, today, Saturday the 23rd of October 2010. Looking up at the town hall from the little roundabout this evening, while on another mission, I could see the brick caravan and spotted the corrugated iron sail through the trees thinking I was seeing a Jeff Thompson I was unfamiliar with. On closer inspection no – so much for my art radar.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Gracie Taylor The face of Cambridge Melbourne Cup

Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day

LAKE KARAPIRO 2ND NOVEMBER 2010

Watch world-class rowing in the morning and horse-racing from 11am culminating in the running of the 150th Melbourne Cup live from Flemington at 5pm!

TAB FACILITIES on-site!

To purchase tickets phone: 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538). For more information please contact the promoters: 0508 HQMEDIA (0508 476 334).

Please note there is no private parking at the venue.  Access is via Park-n-Ride.  For more information visit the firsttuesday site or world rowing site.

Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – the mayor & the CEO

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Alan Livingston & Tom Mayo

Two instantly recognisable profiles. Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston and Tom Mayo CEO of the 2010 World Rowing Championships chat in the doorway of Cambridge Town Hall this afternoon Sunday the 17th of October 2010. Beyond Cambridge Town Hall piazza, the cenotaph, Jubilee Gardens and Cambridge CBD. Thirteen days to go!

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Karapiro Hydro Dam

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Karapiro Hydro Dam | Lake Karapiro, Waikato River, New Zealand

Lake Karapiro Hydro Dam looking south from Karapiro Hydro Village. To the left, and above the orange weed boom, is Lake Karapiro Domain – scene of the 2010 World Rowing Championshipsthe rowing lanes are just out of shot to the left again. To the right the dam itself and in the foreground the sculpture Te Ihingarangiin the form of the stern post of a Maori canoe – which celebrates the history of the immediate area. Friday evening (6:52PM) the 15th of October 2010.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Pukekura District

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Pukekura District sign Maungatautari Road Cambridge New Zealand

The Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway our portion of the Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride passes, in the west, from the Cambridge greenbelt on the edge of Leamington, through Pukekura along Maungatautari Road, to Lake Karapiro Hydro Dam to the east. Pukekura is one of eighteen mostly rural districts forming the hinterland surrounding Cambridge.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – at Cambridge Museum

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Eris Parker curator of Cambridge Museum with the museum’s women’s hat display (1950s and 60s I’m reliably informed). This photograph taken last Thursday was made for an article in today’s Cambridge Edition (October 13, 2010) promoting The High Tea Fashion Show to be held in the Cambridge Town Hall this Sunday.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – worst descriptions #1

As I found it – cut and paste nonsense.

Cambridge, New Zealand is a charming boutique town offering quality accommodation, dining, shopping and activities.

Cambridge attractions, souvenir and gift stores including the Cambridge Country Store, art galleries, antique shops and Cambridge Museum are definitely worth a visit . Cambridge accommodation includes motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, backpackers and luxury lodges.

Visit the world famous Cambridge Stud, the home of former champion sire Sir Tristram and current champion sire Zabeel. Cambridge Raceway Following an extremely successful event at Queens Birthday weekend, the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Harness Racing club is delighted by the decision to allow them to host this event again during Queens Birthday weekend in 2012.

Lake Karapiro, site of the World Rowing Championship Regatta in 2010 is only a few minutes drive from central Cambridge.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – cricket on Victoria Square

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Cricket on Victoria Square, Cambridge, New Zealand
No, not today – but a common enough sight during the summer months. Victoria Square (dare I say it opposite the KFC roundabout on SH1) is home to Cambridge Cricket ClubCambridge Farmers’ Market and heaps of other activities and events – formal and informal. Yet another great spot for a picnic or just a quick cup of tea and a comfort stop. If you’re travelling through or are one of those folk who is always meaning to have a look around Cambridge – ease out of the traffic, park somewhere around the edge of the square and come on in for a wander around town. Photo taken Waitangi Day – 6 February 2010.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Melbourne Cup in Cambridge

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand
The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand The Melbourne Cup in Cambridge New Zealand

The 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour came to Cambridge today. The 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy has travelled the world since the 20th of April and will have visited 32 cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand, before arriving at Flemington on Tuesday, the 2nd of November for the running of the 150th Emirates Melbourne Cup. And of course this year Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day is being held at Lake Karapiro in conjunction with the 2010 World Rowing Championships.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – the new flags

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge Waipa flag Shakespeare Street Leamington New Zealand

The most impressive show is on Shakespeare Street mainly because last year’s makeover included banner friendly lampposts and lots of them. I know I’m labouring the point but design, branding, representation and display all fascinate. Yes, I’m disappointed with the choice of imagery – the rendering of what’s there is fine. So we have, held in our hands the Cambridge of St Andrew’s, equidae, a rowing four, water skier, footprints and a lamppost, a pair of cyclists – it’s around about here things start going wonky – the jumping trout, two shoppers, a wine bottle & glass and some indefinable fruit of the berry persuasion. The cows – well they are obviously down the back of the farm and the sheep – I forgot the sheep – they must still be up on the run off.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Leamington Domain

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Leamington Domain band rotunda

Of domains we have four. Cambridge, Leamington, Horahora and Karapiro. Leamington Domain is bounded by Wordsworth, Scott, Raleigh and Tennyson Streets and includes a children’s playground, bowling club, netball courts, roller skating rink, camping ground, large green space used for cricket, golf practice and walking the dog and band rotunda. I had to spend the day indoors today so have fallen back on an image prepared earlier! Photograph made 17/2/2010.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – water tower SH1 Hamilton Road

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Water tower SH1 Hamilton Road Cambridge New Zealand

If you want to have a look it’s best to stop and wander into the small park. A good place for a quick break and a cup of tea. Built in 1903 the water tower is found beside Resthaven Resthome in Paine Park – part of the Cambridge greenbelt on the corner of Vogel Street and Hamilton Road SH1 on the western edge of Cambridge.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Cambridge Club

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge Club, Dick Street, Cambridge, New Zealand

An evening at the Cambridge Club. Tonight, Tuesday, the 5th of October 2010 the First Tuesday Trust holds the final in the 2010 series of Melbourne Cup Fundraisers with guest speakers Eric Murray and Hamish Bond. Rowing and racing – both high profile occupations around here – teamed for Melbourne Cup Day at Lake Karapiro part of the 2010 World Rowing Champs programme. Cambridge Club will be Kiwi Club Bar during the World Rowing Champs – contributing to Cambridge’s commercial, retail and services support for the event.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Lake Te Ko Utu

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge New Zealand – Lake Te Ko Utu

Yes, it is a surprisingly large body of water when you look at it from this point of view. To get your bearings you can just spot the pink church on Victoria Street SH1 directly above the first tree on the shore line which stands out from the right. There is a viewing platform somewhere up there which looks onto the lake and beyond to French Pass, Whitehall and Maungakawa. We are looking west. Lake Te Ko Utu forms part of the 17·6 hectare Cambridge Domain. King Tāwhiao referred to Te Ko Utu as his Te Okohoroi (wash basin).

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Central Courtyard

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Central Court and the Central Courtyard aka Rouge Courtyard

There are eight or ten possies around the Cambridge CBD that attract alfresco diners – especially on a beautiful cloud free spring morning such as this. Here at the southern end of Empire Street Central Court the former Central Hotel home now to retail outlets and other businesses. To the left Rouge Cafe patrons on this Sunday morning the 3rd of October 2010. Cambridge New Zealand.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Dukes For Men

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Malcolm McLachlan Dukes For Men

Cambridge CBD retailing stalwart Malcolm McLachlan at his Victoria Street shop Dukes For Men – open for business seven days a week – bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning, Sunday, the 3rd of October 2010. Malcolm tells me he has especially imported Musto label polos and tees with a nautical feel in for the 2010 World Rowing Championships. Entertaining retailing.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – St Andrew’s Anglican Church

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

St Andrew's Anglican Church, Cambridge, New Zealand

It often comes up in conversation when away from home – when asked where I’m from, the response more often than not – ah! the place with the church on the corner. Well, that and the trees. I may have mentioned this before – passing into the US at San Francisco in the late 80’s I had disembarked ahead of most on the plane in order to catch a domestic flight and paused for a moment to chat with the officer checking my passport – ‘Cambridge New Zealand‘ he said, ‘the town with the beautiful church on the corner my wife and I do enjoy visiting. Sunday morning the 3rd of October 2010.

Welcome to Cambridge NZ – busking at the Farmers’ Market

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge Farmers' Market, Victoria Square, Cambridge, New Zealand

A delightfully tuneful busker entertains visitors to Cambridge Farmers’ Market on this crisp, sunny, spring morning – Saturday, the 2nd of October 2010 – at Victoria Square, Cambridge, New Zealand. The Cambridge Farmers’ Market is a year round Saturday morning appointment for those wishing to buy fresh produce directly from local producers.