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.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Corner Lamb and Carlyle Streets Leamington
A delightful contrast in building styles. The portacom? arrived in the past few of days and will no doubt service Park & Ride Blue (northern and western traffic) for the 2010 Rowing World Championshipswhich I take to be the paddock to our right. Silage has been harvested and the big green bales removed this morning – a very productive form of grooming. Beyond – the ubiquitous Rosswood Contour Barn – we have always referred to them simply as Rosswood hay barns – manufactured right here in the heart of Leamington. Beyond the former Leamington Dairy Factory (c.1910 – I might have this date slightly wrong). We are on the Cambridge greenbelt on the corner of  Lamb Street, Rotoorangi Road and Carlyle Street in Leamington, New Zealand.

ALL northern traffic from Auckland, Hamilton and the western areas is expected to use this facility. Traffic coming from the north on State Highway 1 will be diverted down State Highway 1B at Taupiri and will then proceed towards Tamahere to Mystery Creek Road. Here, Auckland vehicles will meet Hamilton traffic which will be advised to use State Highway 3. The routes will converge and proceed down Kaipaki Road to the parking area.

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 New Zealand – cycleway walkway opening

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride
Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride

Down to the wire. Much activity at the eastern (Lake Karapiro) end of the Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway our brand spanking new portion of Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride this morning Friday the 15th of October 2010 as work to complete the project for tomorrow’s opening continues apace.

Get ready to ride! ..or walk, or jog, or push a pram! 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.

North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Champs 18/01/2010

Caroline Kennedy on Kala Bella and Dianna Kennedy

Cambridge team member Caroline Kennedy on Kala Bella discusses the course with Cambridge team manager (and mum) Dianna Kennedy shortly before a successful round this afternoon at the 2010 North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships at Leamington Rugby Sports Club grounds, Carlyle Street, Leamington, New Zealand. There are more photographs of the Cambridge team in the Day gallery for 18/1/2010.

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North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Champs 2010

The Waikato colours jump

Working bee. Volunteers set up jump rails this Sunday morning 17/1/2010 at Leamington Rugby Sports grounds on the Cambridge / Leamington greenbelt in Carlyle Street Leamington New Zealand in preparation for the North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships to be held tomorrow & Tuesday the 18th & 19th of January 2010.

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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 StreetRoto-o-Rangi Road on the boundary of Leamington and Pukekura. The Maunga Cycle Challenge started and finished in Te Awamutu.

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North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships

Horse and rider, competing in the North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships, clear jumps painted in Waikato rugby colours at Leamington Sports ground this afternoon, Monday, the 19th of January 2009. The competition, in it’s 25th year, continues tomorrow.

Update 8:20 19 01 2009: Further information on this event:  vjohnston@farmside.co.nz or 07 827 2786.

Update 14/01/2010: 24th or 25th? The 2010 programme is here.

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