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Tivoli Cinema, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ.

Tivoli Cinema, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ. 6.9.18
Tivoli Cinema, Cambridge, Waikato, NZ. 6.9.18
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St Andrews Church Te Kō Utu Park

The White Church On The Corner roundabout Cambridge New Zealand

Construction converting the St Andrew’s Anglican Church Cambridge intersection (Hamilton – Victoria – Lake) into a roundabout begins. E.T.A. April!

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Cambridge New Zealand CBD

CBD Cambridge New Zealand December 2016

Summer at the little roundabout, clock Jubilee gardens, Lake Street, Alpha and Victoria Streets Cambridge New Zealand.

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Cambridge New Zealand CBD

Clock Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge clock lit in the Tricolour to celebrate Bastille Day 2016 and the friendship between Cambridge and Le Quesnoy; a bond forged in WW1. The immediacy of the Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, when this photograph was made on a cold winter evening, adding a sad and reflective significance to the gesture.

  • Cambridge New Zealand has a sister city (twinning or friendship) relationship with Le Quesnoy, France & Bihoro-cho, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Cambridge NZ St Andrews Church

Victoria, Hamilton & Lake Cambridge New Zealand

The intersection of Hamilton Road and Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand a.k.a. the White Church corner is losing its SH1 designation. The Rotorua sign is apt as the Auckland-Cambridge-Rotorua connection was significant for travellers in the early days of motoring. The icon beside the New Zealand state highway shield represents The Thermal Explorer Highway a navigation assistance for visitors travelling between Auckland and Hawke’s Bay; though somewhat superfluous to the needs of the locals. Cambridge Branch Railway (under a variety of names) also passed through (or beside) the intersection from 1884 and most of the 20th century.   A roundabout to replace the current road layout, one of a number of planned infrastructure projects, will be constructed later in the year.

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Cambridge Domain Lake Te Ko Utu St Andrews Church

St Andrews from Te Kō Utu Park Cambridge Domain New Zealand

The white church on the corner St Andrew’s Anglican Church at Victoria Street and Hamilton Road Cambridge New Zealand is no longer on SH1. The Waikato Expressway Cambridge section has altered traffic movements through this intersection. The intersection at Victoria / Hamilton / Lake and the former Cambridge Branch rail line is to be converted into a roundabout.

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Cambridge New Zealand CBD

Cambridge Twilight Cycling Festival 3 December 2015

Young cyclists with Olympian Sarah Ulmer at the first Cambridge Twilight Cycling Festival Lake Street Cambridge New Zealand. The CBD circuit (of just under 1km) is; south on Victoria Street through the big roundabout to Commerce Street, around into Duke Street, back to Victoria and north to the small (clock) roundabout and so on again.

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Cambridge NZ

Domino’s Pizza 18 Lake Street Cambridge New Zealand

The multinational fast food outlets – KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Subway and McDonald’s all have outlets in Cambridge New Zealand – all within metres of one another on the Queen Street SH1 bypass.

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Cambridge Domain Cambridge NZ Lake Te Ko Utu

Lake Te Kō Utu Cambridge Domain New Zealand

Looking eastwards over Lake Te Kō Utu in Cambridge Domain from Lake Street to the Maungakawa Hills, the Maungakawa Scenic Reserve and Pukemako beyond.

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | Cambridge New Zealand | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

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Cambridge NZ

Tivoli Cinema 33 Lake Street Cambridge New Zealand

Tivoli Cinema Lake Street Cambridge New Zealand

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Cambridge NZ

Ukulele Heaven: BMSB & The Nukes Cambridge NZ

To call BMSB a covers band is a travesty but it is what the Big Muffin Serious Band does. Their witty interpretations of tunes familiar, and not so, is what makes for their endearing charm and enduring popularity. And they do it so well – after 30 years – better than ever in fact. The ‘short version’ of Freddie Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody is new, joining the wonderfully fraught ‘Hotel California’ which is everything The Eagles left out of the original. Familiar songs from The Wombles, The Beach Boys and the Al Hoffman songbook. Yes, this and their ridiculous version of JJ Cale’s ‘Cocaine’ sung in third form French and featuring that glorious Jim Fulton lead uke break we all love, fuzz box and all. All musical fun, wrapped in Graeme Cairns slapstick humour with topical V8s and velodrome jokes. Our fellow Waipa Districteers; the Muffins hail from Te Pahu, wowed the 100 strong Town Hall audience. Locals of course.

By contrast The Nukes, our visitors and the headline act, sing their own songs, and aren’t they great. Three singer songwriters (David Parker (Rhythm Cage, The Parker Project), Ben Collier (Goldenhorse, The Magnets) and David Thiele) together produce music like that of Dave Dobbin, Don McGlashan and Peter Cape before them that ‘sings’ about us; bold and beautiful, subtle and warm and at times just a little bit silly. From the sing songy Peas and Carrots to the sublimely beautiful Feels Like Home and the ‘Cape Reinga song’. These songs sound like home to me; yours and mine. Stunning stuff! and the humour, self-effacing and very kiwi, in that fine tradition of ukukele performance art.

Heaps of fun. All power to more of this, please!

What: Ukelelefest’ 11: The Nukes with the Big Muffin Serious Band Where: Cambridge Town Hall When: Wednesdsay 9th of November 2011. Ukelelefest’ 11 was bought to Cambridge by Te Awamutu arts and performance stalwarts Backstage Pass (Dean and Robyn Taylor) as we all spring into Waipa.

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Cambridge NZ

The National Hotel Cambridge New Zealand | 1970s

The Heather Hills post card (printed by Cambridge Independent) via Cambridge Museum.

Heather Hills postcard

JUBILEE GARDENS—Cambridge, N.Z. POST CARD
A haven for shoppers in the heart of the township. View
includes War Memorial, and Town Clock with the
National Hotel in the background.

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Cambridge NZ

National Hotel, Little roundabout, Alpha, Victoria, Lake, Cambridge NZ

National Hotel Little roundabout Alpha, Victoria, Lake

The National Hotel, the Little roundabout; Alpha Street, Victoria Street, Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand.

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Cambridge NZ

Isn’t she lovely National Hotel Cambridge New Zealand

National Hotel, Cambridge New Zealand
The Nash, Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand fresh in her new livery beams into the afternoon sun, today, Saturday the 29th of February 2011. After a period of neglect and abandonment tenants of the new (and local) owners are due to move into the refurbished building toward the end of February 2011. As regular readers know the National Hotel has a special place in my heart.

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Cambridge NZ

Christmas wrapping, National Hotel, Cambridge New Zealand

National Hotel, Lake Street, Cambridge, New Zealand

Published 16/12/2010

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Cambridge NZ

The Rivertones, Cambridge Town Hall steps, New Zealand

The Rivertones, Cambridge Town Hall steps, New Zealand

Published 16/12/2010

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Cambridge NZ

National Hotel, Cambridge, New Zealand; progress at last!

National Hotel, Cambridge, New Zealand

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Cambridge NZ

Cambridge New Zealand – Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens Cambridge New Zealand

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Cambridge NZ New Zealand

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright

Wendy WrightWinter 2010 Fashion & Design organiser.

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Cambridge NZ New Zealand

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Winter 2010 Fashion & Design

Justify presents Winter 2010 Fashion and Design

Justify et al. present Winter 2010 Fashion and Design this evening at 6:30 at Cambridge Town Hall.

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Cambridge railway station

Cambridge railway

The small grassed reserve, beside Lake Street, home to one rimu and one ginko tree, this sign and the kissing gate are all that remains of Cambridge branch railway station. More about Cambridge railway.

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Sample Rooms Lake Street Cambridge NZ

Sample Rooms Lake Street Cambridge NZ

And the Samples (sic) Rooms beside the hotel are not for sampling the brew but were used by travelling salesmen to display samples of their wares.

Cambridge Museum #27

New to me. The Lake Street Sample Rooms has become a rather flash hair salon – right next door to the rather flash frock shop Justify (a must see when in Cambridge – I am reliably informed by those in the know). The POV has the Jubilee Gardens and Cenotaph directly behind me and the town hall (more on this soon) over my left shoulder. The car (c.1993) is mine – just seemed to suit the image. And on a slightly related subject – travelling – I have begun plotting the location of my photos – manually – with the freshly minted WordPress.com geopositioning gizmo using Google maps. So early an adoptor of such that I have yet to find an application that shows me the result. I cannot figure out how to access the info with either Chrome or FireFox (the FireFox instructions are as geeky as) – and I don’t have a 3G phone – perhaps you’ll have more luck.

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Cambridge Cruise Night

Cambridge Cruise Night - First Wednesday of the month

There are more photos in the Day Gallery for Wednesday the 4th of November 2009. Cambridge Cruise Night6PM first Wednesday of each month. BTW you might like to have a closer look at  BMX National Champion and Olympian Marc Willer‘s entry in Performance Car of the Year (image #3 in the Day Gallery) and support him with your vote.

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National Hotel Cambridge New Zealand

Fred Potts’ sadly neglected National Hotel in the heart of Cambridge CBD. My great-grandfather Fred Potts built the National Hotel in 1912 after fire destroyed the original wooden 1867 building.

Published: Tuesday the 15th of September 2009

 

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Cambridge NZ

Cambridge Town Clock in pink

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Photographer’s Balloon

The object of interest is, I guess, the new Bunnings shed on Queen Street SH1 opposite Empire Street.

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Speight Pearce Nicoll & Davys

Queen Street, Lake Street corner

The unique entrance, built in 1954, of hardware and building supply firm SPND (home now to Australian DIYer Bunnings) looks sad and neglected today its beauty fudged by an unappealing paint job, odd cladding and neglect. I must be a bit slow but it seems Bunnings is building a new warehouse on this corner. I have no idea whether the uniqueness will survive the rebuild.

I think I have this right. SPND became TTT (Taupo Totara Timber Company) then Benchmark and now Bunnings.

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Cambridge NZ

Armistice in Cambridge

The cenotaph Guard of Honour receiving instruction prior to the Armistice in Cambridge Commemoration Service, today, Sunday the 9th of November 2008. Lake Street, Cambridge New Zealand.

Guard of Honour, Lake Street, Cambridge, New Zealand

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The little roundabout

Was 1851.

Slightly different angle 21 years ago.

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Cambridge NZ

Cambridge information

Cambridge information

from Cambridge New Zealand Eh! to Zed December 2006-March 2007

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Cambridge New Zealand CBD

National Hotel and clock Cambridge New Zealand

Cambridge clock and National Hotel (The Nash) on the northern edge of Cambridge CBD in January 2004. Photograph made from Alpha Street (west & Westpac).

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | Cambridge New Zealand | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz