Agricultural Fieldays window dressing competition 2011

Window dressing

Warwick Roberts chair of Agricultural Fieldays, Helen Hicks, Andrew Taylor Fieldays volunteers with Maree Kaati Manager Cambridge i-SITE in Duke Street, Cambridge this evening. The task; judging shop window displays for the Fieldays Big Little Town competition. The judging team has travelled the far reaches of the Waikato and into the King Country to judge retail window displays in Raglan, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Matamata, Tirau, Tokoroa and Otorohanga as well as here in Cambridge. Oh, and I forgot the dog – not sure of the name – but he? did have a very firm and friendly handshake! Results of individual town competitions will be published on Monday. The Fieldays begin next Wednesday the 15th of June 2011, just down the road, at Mystery Creek.

The Waikato Independent where have I heard that name before?

2011 The Waikato Independent an initiative of Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) journalism students within the School of Media Arts based in Hamilton New Zealand. c/w FB

1904-1966 The Waikato Independent established in 1904 in Cambridge New Zealand by David Pirani and celebrated by Cambridge Museum Cambridge New Zealand.

The Supporters | Cambridge New Zealand

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The Supporters Alpha Images

Gold Medal and Shirley Peverill Trophy winner for Photojournalism at the New Zealand Photographic Societies NATEX awards. “The Supporters” This couple are probably the most ardent Labour Party supporters in NZ. They have agreed to let me sell this image to raise funds for. The International Children’s Literature Quiz Final New Zealand competing against teams from Canada, South Africa and England. Hosted by Southwell School in Hamilton July 2011. Printed and framed by Hot Shots to Go, Duke Street Cambridge. Kodak archival fine art semi matt 290gsm. Epson pro 7870. Size 630mm x 510mm

Colonial Heritage Antiques Cambridge NZ

Colonial Heritage Antiques

This comfortable and enduring window display has marked the Colonial Heritage Antiques corner of Duke and Empire Streets in Cambridge NZ CBD forever. Ever changing and continually fascinating -books of Aotearoa New Zealand – not surprisingly – more often than not feature as focal point for the display.

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Santa Photos 2009 Cambridge NZ

Santa Photos Cambridge NZ

Friday late nights ’till 8PM, on the 4th, 11th and 18th of December at Wright’s Bookshop Victoria Street. But wait there’s more – Santa will also be at the Town Hall immediately after the parade on Saturday the 5th for photos ’till 4PM.

Check out the proofs online at Hot Shots To Go or pop into 62 Duke Street, Cambridge.

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Cambridge Primary School

Cambridge Primary School

The area around Cambridge Primary School – the corner of Wilson & Duke Streets and Hally’s Lane on the south-western edge of Cambridge CBD – is architecturally interesting with the refurbished school and new Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade building complimenting one another and the two Simply Divine buildings on the northern side of Duke Street. Simply Divine Furniture inhabits the former Salvation Army church while beside it Simply Divine Bathroom & Bedroom, on the corner of Hally’s Lane, was purpose-built in the past couple of years. The photograph above shows Cambridge Primary’s hall from Wilson Street – the day gallery (Thursday 12/11/2009) with more photos of the area is here.

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Cambridge NZ Chamber of Commerce intro.

The text of my remarks to the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Icebreaker, this evening Thursday the 25th of June 2009 and hosted at Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade, Duke Street, Cambridge New Zealand. (well sort of – it didn’t quite come out exactly as planned).

My name is Michael Jeans. I am a native of Cambridge. Cambridge born and bred I grew up at Whitehall – educated at Whitehall Primary and Cambridge High. I have been Cambridge based for much of my life and a photographer for most of my working career.

Typical of photography services in smaller centres I offer the full range of what we refer to these days as imaging services. Wedding and portrait photography – the very popular and important skills of photo restoration, archiving and storage – photography for business, real estate and insurance. The whole bit. Visual branding and promotion.

I am very, very partial to my home town uniquely hugging the Waikato River – its twinness – Cambridge and Leamington – its place as a Waikato agribusiness centre for dairying – as much as an equine centre.

Playing my part in promoting our place I maintain an on line diary or journal – there’s a year’s worth on line at the moment – a visual blog which in part celebrates and promotes the authentic Cambridge I know and love.

I am always on the look out for new and interesting stuff about our place – as I always say – quirky but effective – providing a window on our place for us and the rest of the world to enjoy. I look forward to working with you.