Leaving Karapiro Hydro Dam on the western side January 2014
And of course we are launching forth into that disagreeable season of the Big Little Town or is it Little Big Town promotion that Fieldays inflicts upon Cambridge once a year. Grr.
Let’s vote for Phil Brown in the Kiwi Battler competition.
Saturday 29 May 2010
Cambridge Lions Club Market Day 10am onwards, Victoria Square.
American PhD (Cultural Anthropology) student and New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) recepient Matthew Harms – has a blog at Kiwi Chronicles. Here is a run down of what he’s up to – (from the 2009 NZIDRS recipient list).
The trust which oversees the Maungatautari Ecological Island appears to be in major shake-up mode.
The organisation’s four paid staff face the axe, one trustee has resigned in protest over how it has been handled and its chief excutive is “totally disappointed”.
From Emanuels – Lake Karapiro Lodge at Piarere, above State Highway One – Tirau Road and the Waikato river/Lake Karapiro looking south west beyond Lake Karapiro to the foothills of Maungatautari at Pukekura, south of Cambridge and Leamington. This morning lodge owners Ann and Eddie Rompelberg hosted the monthly Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Network over Coffee at their beautiful home and luxury lodge.
Check out Phil’s beautiful photographs of NZ flora and fauna – most taken in the Maungatautari Ecological Island.
Feeding the Kaka (there are three in this photo – all nibbling on peanuts) at the aviary in the Southern Enclosure within the Maungatautari Ecological Island. Feeding times are 9:30am and 3:30pm daily. BTW MEIT are running a naming competition for these lovable characters. You can enter here – SUBJECT: KAKA COMPETITION.
Who should we see as we entered the MEIT Southern enclosure on our way to see the Kaka being fed. Well, I saw Gloria first. John hoved into sight momentarily. Lovely to see them.
What a great experience – the night time bush vividly alive with stories, anecdotes, knowledge and delightful creepy crawlies. For information about taking the Maungatautari After Dark guided night walk contact Out in the Styx Café & Guesthouse Pukeatua – 0800 461 559 – Bookings are essential.
The Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust held an open day today, Sunday the 7th of September 2008, to celebrate Conservation Week 2008 and the unveiling of directional and interpretive signage sponsored by power generation company Mighty River Power. Visitors admire new signage at the MEIT southern enclosure at Pukeatua. David Wallace Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust ChairContinue reading “Maungatautari Ecological Island”
Jim Mylchreest chief executive of the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust speaking today, Sunday the 7th of September 2008, at the southern enclosure Pukeatua. Phil Brown‘s photographs can be found here. (This is a bit of an experiment – I should have done so long ago. It works! There will be more.)