Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway Ctd.

The Cambridge to Lake Karapiro portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Ngaruawahia to Horahora). Although yet to appear in the Waikato portion of Te Araroa the national cycleway-walkway. The westerly end begins at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road in Leamington. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The eastern portion at the Karapiro Hydro dam end is interesting – a cantilevered boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street Leamington New Zealand

WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 (Cambridge Polo grounds) Lamb Street Leamington NZ
There are 1600 plus vehicles in the WRCH2010 Park & Ride Blue P1 Lamb Street car park at the Cambridge Polo grounds, on the Cambridge greenbelt, here in Leamington New Zealand at 2:45pm this afternoon the 5th of November 2010. We are looking directly towards Lake Karapiro from here – at a distance of approximately 6km as the crow flies. Beyond the cars – the buses lined up on Roto-o-rangi Road to carry folk to and return them from the venue.

Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway – ribbon cutting

Short and sweet [16 seconds] Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston and Perry Foundation Chair Simon Perry cut the ribbon to open the Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway portion (Pukekura) of Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride at 11:20am, this morning, Saturday the 16th of October 2010.

Waipa District Home of Champions celebrates Te Awa opening

Waipa District Council | Home of Champions

The colours of Waipa District celebrate this morning’s opening of the Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway on the edge of Leamington, New Zealand. The cycleway walkway project has been completed in eight weeks, in time for the 2010 World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiroat the other end of the cycleway.

What’s on Cambridge New Zealand 16/10/2010 Te Awa opening

Get ready to ride!
..or walk, or jog, or push a pram!
Help celebrate the completion of the Cambridge to Karapiro cycleway-walkway with a GIANT
community bike ride and walk. Join Waipa sporting champions and enjoy a leisurely 10km
ride or walk from Leamington to the Mighty River Domain and back.
Saturday, October 16 – 10.30am
Meet at the corner of Carlyle St and Maungatautari Road. Fun starts at 11am.

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – Pukekura District

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Pukekura District sign Maungatautari Road Cambridge New Zealand

The Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway our portion of the Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride passes, in the west, from the Cambridge greenbelt on the edge of Leamington, through Pukekura along Maungatautari Road, to Lake Karapiro Hydro Dam to the east. Pukekura is one of eighteen mostly rural districts forming the hinterland surrounding Cambridge.

Look at me! look at me!

Me in my Uncle Ted's MG c.1954 Pukekura
Mitchell family photo

In my Uncle Ted’s MG c.1954 Pukekura, Cambridge, New Zealand.

From Karapiro Lodge

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.

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