Official ribbon cutting Waikato Expressway Cambridge section 15/12/15

Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting
Transport Minister Simon Bridges surrounded by our mayors and MPs et al. for the ribbon cutting

Today I got to be a press photographer for a few of hours. Got to drive on the new expressway before it opened – on reflection I may have VIP’d when I should have press’d (different car parks). Listened to speeches celebrating the land & it’s people, the maunga standing around us, the engineering and construction and the work of individuals as is the way of these things. Minimal politics. At 3PM I joined the community day throng with Dad and bused over the Karapiro Gully viaduct to the southern interchange and returned to Hautapu for an amble around the pop up village there to feed, water, entertain, amuse & inform.  Lots of people. And then a third visit for a bike ride to the Karapiro gully / stream viaduct and back to Victoria Road with the assistance of these folk. There are photos.

From the left Hamilton mayor Julie Hardaker, Matamata-Piako mayor Jan Barnes (obscured), Kaye Clark NZTA Hamilton highways manager, Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest, Lyndsay Tisch MP for Waikato, South Waikato mayor Neil Sinclair, Simon Bridges Minister of Transport, David Bennett MP for Hamilton East, Louise Upston MP for Taupo, Tim Macindoe MP for Hamilton West and Harry Wilson NZTA Regional Director Waikato/Bay of Plenty.

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Shoof Cambridge NZ at World Dairy Expo

Geoff and Beverly Laurent and their Shoof International Company came from Cambridge, New Zealand to exhibit their animal equipment.
“We first came to World Dairy Expo in 1983,” Geoff says. “The show and our company have both grown a lot over the years.”
Geoff was a dairy farmer in New Zealand and started his company with one product, the Shoof. Their catalog calls it a shoe for a cow’s hoof. The Shoof protects the hoof when medication and a bandage are applied to treat lameness.

Cross Country: Innovations in farming big part of World Dairy Expo

29 September – 3 October 2009 Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

World Dairy Expo

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