2010 National Waka Ama Sprint Championships

2010 National Waka Ama Sprint Championships

It’s waka ama week at Lake Karapiro this week the 19th – 23rd January 2010. This morning I spent an hour mooching about chatting and taking photos. Thanks to each and every one of you for happily taking part in my random guy walks up and asks to take your photo behind the scenes at waka ama project – thanks especially to Ralph for the cool ‘cover shot’ and thanks also to those in the couple of sneaky shots. The annual National Waka Ama Sprint Championships are being streamed live – click the logo below. The other photographs are here. PS if you want to add some information for the record use the comments function below.

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What’s on? – Waipa District

Has this event received any publicity? It’s got a flash website.

Swim Karapiro

There are swim distances available for all levels of ability/age/fitness so join in and have a great day at Lake Karapiro. There will be plenty of “ordinary” people doing the event while at the long distance competitive end of the spectrum there will be some outstanding swimmers competing.

Among other things on this weekend: Gala night Cambridge Repertory Society The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth, Cambridge Christmas Festival, Te Awamutu Christmas Parade and Festivities. Carols by Candlelight at Monavale Homestead tonight and tomorrow night. And I have it on good authority Santa will be about Cambridge CBD this evening.

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Cambridge High Hockey Boys 1ST XI

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This evening members of the Cambridge High Hockey Boys 1ST XI serve dinner (Indian appetizers, entrees, curries and deserts) to their guests at Deli on the Corner café in Cambridge CBD’s Victoria Street. Under the guidance of Deli on the Corner owner Carolyn Parkes team members prepared, cooked, served and waited on their guests – and washed up afterwards – as part of fundraising for their upcoming 2009 Olympic Stick Secondary School Tournament in Carterton (Monday 31st of August – Friday 4th of September 2009) as part of New Zealand secondary schools tournament week.

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Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009

Leamington Bowls alumna Genevieve Baildon continues to shine on the world stage as a member of New Zealand Lawn Bowls (Bowls New Zealand) team aka The Black Jacks at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009 being played in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur 6th-16th August 2009). Genevieve, 2008/09 Women’s World Junior Champion and current member of Hillcrest Bowling Club (Hamilton), joined Leamington Women’s Bowling Club (now Leamington Bowls) as a youngster during the 1996/97 season. On the national scene since 1998/99 Genevieve began playing internationally during the 2002/2003 season and joined the Black Jacks in November last year. The current campaign sees Genevieve representing New Zealand in the Pairs as lead with Val Smith (skip). She is member, also, of the Fours – again as lead – with Manu Timoti, Dale Lang and Karen Coombe (skip).

Update 1000 12/0/2009: Not great news from BowlsNZ.

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Maadi Cup Tweets

Curley27, Motorbikegirl, _Bonjour_deprivedonlykid

Favourite :)

Stroke: sits at the front and looks pretty Bow: has an amazing talent for finding floating trees, banks, other boats, etc

I did a search interested to see what the take up of Twitter is among this cohort of people; um – not great. Maadi the place in Egypt is mentioned numerous times – most probably by an age group a decade or half a decade older. Then I am only using the one word search; ‘Maadi’. Could also be that phone to phone texting is so ubiquitous here that Twittering is of little interest. That and it’s public nature and ease of use or not.

Now I have found: Twitter Alerts. Well a Twitter alert service called TweetBeeps.

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