Greenbelt avenue Browning Street Leamington New Zealand

Avenue, Browning Street, Leamington New Zealand

Avenue, Browning Street, Leamington New Zealand

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Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway Ctd.

The Cambridge to Lake Karapiro portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Ngaruawahia to Horahora). Although yet to appear in the Waikato portion of Te Araroa the national cycleway-walkway. The westerly end begins at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road in Leamington. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The eastern portion at the Karapiro Hydro dam end is interesting – a cantilevered boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway – ribbon cutting

Short and sweet [16 seconds] Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston and Perry Foundation Chair Simon Perry cut the ribbon to open the Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway portion (Pukekura) of Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride at 11:20am, this morning, Saturday the 16th of October 2010.

What’s on Cambridge New Zealand 16/10/2010 Te Awa opening

Get ready to ride!
..or walk, or jog, or push a pram!
Help celebrate the completion of the Cambridge to Karapiro cycleway-walkway with a GIANT
community bike ride and walk. Join Waipa sporting champions and enjoy a leisurely 10km
ride or walk from Leamington to the Mighty River Domain and back.
Saturday, October 16 – 10.30am
Meet at the corner of Carlyle St and Maungatautari Road. Fun starts at 11am.

Welcome to Cambridge NZ – the Cambridge Karapiro cycleway

Map: updated 19/3/2011

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand
Leamington - Maungatautari Road - Lake Karapiro Domain

Our portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Leamington greenbelt to Karapiro Hydro Dam), stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora (70km !?) along the Waikato River begins here; where Carlyle Street and the road to Roto-o-rangi, Browning Street and Maungatautari Road meet on the edge of Leamington, in the Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand. The cycleway is to be officially opened on Saturday the 16th of October 2010.

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway

Map: updated 19/3/2011

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: this evening 17:44 28/8/2010

Our portion of the national cycleway-walkway (the westerly end beginning at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road – here in Leamington; which I assume will ultimately become part of Te Araroa – although I’m a tad uncertain as to how – and when – this jigsaw fits together) is under construction as we speak. Obviously a useful edition to the local infrastructure for the World Rowing Championships in sixty days time. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through that area known as Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The part at the Karapiro Hydro dam end being the interesting bit – a boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: 14:25 26/8/2010

P.S. Have just discovered another name: It will eventually form part of “Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride”, stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. Not sure who is being quoted there? Do I need to add here that the Waikato River – which in it’s 425 kilometre entirety takes a roughly northwestern course – meanders from Horohoro through Cambridge to Mystery Creek in a more distinctly east west trajectory.

In defence of words

 
Odd and somewhat baffling  – especially at this time of the year. Two days ago, at the funeral for a family member, a friend read 1 Corinthians 13 – all of it. Now those are some words.

Make your own church sign

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