Cambridge New Zealand Christmas parade 2011

Karapiro School | Alice in Wonderland

Heaps of fun. Heaps of energy, support and enthusiasm – community / commercial / service / personal. It didn’t rain. I like there being as many folk in the parade as there are folk watching the parade. It’s goodbye to Ann (retiring editor Cambridge Edition) and hello to Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade‘s flash new utility rescue vehicle. New World Cambridge do their thing superbly – supportive and practical. Louise is beaming; her Likes having doubled in recent days. On the subject of commercial support and such – big ups to Victoria Station for the best purpose built float by far.  Thumbs down to the real estate firm who cluttered up the pavement outside their establishment with advertising; embarrassing / tacky take your pick. Commercial messages abound and I’m not against them – there were 54 floats / participant groups and organisations in this year’s parade –  Maree tells me – practical and financial support has to come from somewhere – but hey lets see some creativity from our business sector – your commercial message is implicit in your participation.  Then there was the young chap on the PA who had some pronunciation issues – not quite Monty Python but close; Kaipaki really is the easiest name to say if you sound it out. St Peters Catholic School‘s wonderful nativity scene. Middle School band – and of course Karapiro School‘s wonderful Alice in Wonderland extraveganza / production. The flowers are from Karapiro School :) And lots lots more: there are more photos here.

Karapiro School report

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Rowing in Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand

Row off for New Zealand Heart Foundation

The lads who took part in the New Zealand Heart Foundation bankers v brokers row-off fundraiser this morning in Cambridge New Zealand; Barry Young, Jeff Hitchcock & Paul Evans (Westpac Cambridge) with Phil Caldwell, Adam Thompson & Matt Edwards (Lime Group) – someone might like to help put the names in correct order for me! Fundraising continues around Cambridge CBD tomorrow. Donations here, by ringing 0800 830 100 or popping into your local Westpac branch.

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What’s on Cambridge New Zealand – Le Joie French style market

Le Joie French Style Market Cambridge New Zealand

Le Joie French Style Market, Corner Empire & Alpha Streets Cambridge, New Zealand. Rebecca Lee Market Manager 027 263 5253 or Saturdays30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December, 11th December, 18th December 2010.

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Bash

Sarah Knox | Bash - medea redux

Sarah Knox in medea redux

Michael Switzer | Bash - iphigenia in orem

Michael Switzer in iphigenia in orem

Zoe Vaile & Taylor Hall | Bash - a gaggle of saints

Zoe Vaile & Taylor Hall in a gaggle of saints

Hamilton Performing Arts Trust‘s production of Neil Labute‘s 1999 play Bash – Latter Day Plays continues its Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 season next Wednesday the 28th, Thursday the 29th & Friday the 30th of April at 8PM at Gaslight Theatre, Alpha Street, Cambridge.

(DAY GALLERY 24/4/2010)

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Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Trifecta

Trifecta at Gaslight Theatre Cambridge

Maungatautari Thespian Ensemble’s – Trifecta – Sarah Bettle, Andy Kaye and Kimmy Muncaster celebrate their improv skills with an hour of comedy skits this evening, Friday, the 23rd of April 2010 at Gaslight Theatre, Cambridge, New Zealand – in an entrée performance for the Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010. I particularly enjoyed this, the reverse interrogation, much silliness and quick thinking drawn from audience suggestions. Trifecta play tomorrow night, Saturday, the 24th at 6pm – and then during the festival proper – next Wednesday the 28th,  Thursday the 29th and Friday the 30th of April – also at 6pm. Check out the festival website.

The Maungatautari Thespian Ensemble (MTE)

(DAY GALLERY 23/4/2010)

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2010 Cambridge to Hamilton Child Cancer Toy Run

2010 Cambridge Hamilton Child Child Cancer Toy Run

The annual Ulysses Club Motorcycle Toy Run from Cambridge to Hamilton to raise money for child cancer left Alpha Street Cambridge at 11am this morning for Garden Place in Hamilton a distance of roughly 25 kilometres. Official photos taken at the start of the run will be available during the next couple of days at

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Breakfast at Onyx

Speakers, Peter Gates Hamilton Business Improvement District, and Kiri Goulter, Regional Tourism Manager, based at Hamilton International Airport were guests this morning at the Cambridge Chamber of CommerceBusiness Breakfast at Onyx Café, 70 Alpha Street in the Cambridge CBD. The subject – Destination Cambridge – the possible establishment of a professional Mainstreet type town centre development organisation to promote Cambridge.

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Herceptin action

Olympic rower Eric Murray and All Black Richard Kahui shave mother and daughter Karen and Jacinda May, this evening at Capelli Studio Alpha Street Cambridge to raise funds for Cambridge women battling Her2 positive breast cancer.

Donations can be made at any Westpac Bank: Suzanne & Tania Her 2 Fund Account No: 03 1568 0262139 026. All money raised will will be shared between the women.

Update 3:36PM 9/09/08 A note from Karen and Jacinda

Thanks to Eric Murray and Richard Kahui for the outstanding job they did shaving our heads and letting us keep our ears! With any fundraising event there are special people in the background: Capelli Hair Studio for your tireless work keeping us girls looking good before and on the night; Gourmet Delicious for the stunning nibbles at such short notice; Cambridge Wines for the bubbles; Kevin Burgess for juggling Richard’s schedules to be with us on the night; Michael Jeans for the amazing memories we’ll have with the incredible photos and to all those people who have donated to this fundraising event – thank you from our hearts.

Karen and Jacinda

For further information Karen May 027 245 0757 or