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 19/01/2010

The 2010 Cambridge Team North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships

The Cambridge 2010 North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships team Nick Brooks (coach), James Flett, Natalie Ron, Victoria Cropp, Caroline Kennedy, Ashleigh Flett, Kayla Brown and Dianna Kennedy (manager).

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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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North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships 2010

Cambridge Pony Club celebrates 25 years of hosting the North Island Pony Club Show Jumping Championships this coming Monday the 18th & Tuesday the 19th of January 2010 at Leamington Rugby Sports grounds, Carlyle Street, Leamington.

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