Cambridge Town Hall centenary

Cambridge Town Hall

When I was young this doorway was the entrance to the Cambridge Public Library. It is now the Victoria Street entrance to the Cambridge Information Centre. We are on the north western corner of the Cambridge Town Hall (Victoria and Queen (SH1) Streets) which tomorrow celebrates it’s centenary with a ribbon cutting at 3PM and a concert at 7.

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Armistice in Cambridge NZ

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Military vehicle street parade, Victoria Street, Cambridge New Zealand. 08/11/2009. Part of the annual Armistice in Cambridge event. Video capture Canon G10 (Quick Time Movie), converted to MPEG with Pazera Free MOV to AVI Converter 1.2. Titles – Windows Movie Maker with output to WMV (Windows Media Video). Uploaded to Vimeo.com, embedded at VodPod.com and pushed to WordPress.com – default codec settings.

Updateed 11:07 18/11/2009: Another perspective on this weekend here with photos here.

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Karapiro 2010 One-Year-Out Celebration

Peter Lee, Grahame Webber with rowers Tyson Williams and Jade Uru

Waipa District Deputy Mayor Peter Lee and Waipa District Councillor Grahame Webber with rowers Tyson Williams and Jade Uru in the Karapiro 2010 One-Year-Out Celebration street parade, today, Friday the 30th of October 2009. Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand.

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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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Robert Harris Café Cambridge

Fiona Glass Robert Harris Café Cambridge owner and Waipa Networks Business Awards 2009 Supreme Excellence Award winner at Robert Harris Café Cambridge 39 Victoria Street Cambridge, this morning, Sunday the 5th of July 2009.

Busking @ Victoria and Empire

Fine music on the big roundabout right beside Deli On The Corner Victoria and Empire Street corner Cambridge, New Zealand, this afternoon, Friday the 3rd of July 2009. FYI the ‘storm clouds’ in the background  (to the south west) – come to nothing.

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Winter trees

Lower Victoria Street, Cambridge, New Zealand, today, Thursday the 25th of June 2009.

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Cambridge Mini Mart

A welcome return / addition to Victoria Street / Cambridge CBD – a small supermarket. Brothers Ashok & Dinesh Patel have opened Cambridge Mini Mart at 73B Victoria Street. There is history here; Hayden Murray’s Four Square – and more. I will attempt to get the details straight and add them. Ashok bought the Thornton Road diary in 2003 and Hautapu Country Store in 2005.

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Main Street Carnival – Cambridge NZ Ctd.

A selection of photographs from today’s Cambridge Autumn Festival Main Street Carnival with some minor commentary and names. Should you want to add something – a name, some contact information or comment – email me at michael@michaeljeans.co.nz and I will include it.

There is a fuller gallery from today here. Both works in progress as at 3:38PM 26/04/2009. I will note when all is complete. Done 20:16 27/4/2009.

 

 

 

 

 

Uenuku Hawira designandsculpt.com

Balloons Funtastic John & Brie Martin balloons.co.nz john@balloons.co.nz

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Awww cute

Two of three puppies in the window of Pet Stop Cambridge Sheffield Court 39 Victoria Street this morning 26 April 2009.

Awww Cute website – not the shop.

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Friday Night Shoppers Gala & Street Performers?

Friday Night Shoppers Gala & Street Performers. There is a disconnect here. Much anticipation from retailers and punters – and not a few families with youngsters in tow – in town to enjoy the festivities.  As I move about with camera and tripod – no doubt looking somewhat official – folk approach asking what’s happening. I have to admit I don’t know. The lone stiltwalker pair provide momentary fun. The ‘throng’ drifts away quickly – home or to the dancing at the town hall – an opportunity lost. Here Mai and her niece wait patiently for customers at the Lunch Box.

And throng it was for a short while between 6:15 & 6:45. Victoria Street Cambridge Friday the 24th of April 2009.

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Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn is laying out stall sites for Sunday’s The Main Street Carnival in Victoria Street Cambridge, this afternoon, Friday the 24th of April 2009. The Main Street Carnival is one of the last events of the 2009 Cambridge Autumn Festval. Some ninety vendors are booked with Victoria Street closed to traffic. A veteran of many a market both as organiser and vendor (Granny Dunn) Ian tells me that this event will be unique in layout and scale. Let’s hope the weather is kind.

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Poppy Day 2009 Cambridge NZ

An early start for Millie, on duty for Poppy Day, outside Westpac Bank Cambridge branch Victoria Street Cambridge this morning Friday the 24th of April 2009.

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Cambridge NZ autumn festival notes ctd.

Cambridge Town clock from Victoria Street Cambridge New Zealand.

St Andrews Anglican Church corner Victoria Street and Hamilton Road SH1 Cambridge New Zealand. Cambridge by Night is a feature of Cambridge Autumn Festival this week.

Word is tomorrow night’s the night to enjoy the lights. More lights and town is open late as well. Fingers crossed that the weather holds.

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Tiny dancer

Cambridge Autumn Festival notes: A born performer I’m sure – enjoying Brass on the Corner Cambridge Brass Band’s recital this evening Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009. The calendar for Cambridge Autumn Festival, which continues until Sunday, can be found here.

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Maadi Cup display Cambridge Computer Services

The Cambridge Town Cup. Presented by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce the Cambridge Town Cup was first competed for in January 2008 during the Karapiro Rowing Club Inc.‘s annual KRI rowing regatta series at Lake Karapiro.

NZ rowing blade.

PC Care, 72a Victoria Street, Cambridge.

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BNZ Cambridge Rotorua Boys’ High School

Not being a BNZ customer I have no idea who this chap is. He may be the manager – he may be generic BNZ man. He does, though, appear to suit his Rotorua Boys’ High School colours.

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Maadi Cup colours

Window displays Cambridge New Zealand CBD this morning Saturday the 28th of March 2009. 2009 Maadi Cup RegattaNew Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships – begins at Lake Karapiro, Waipa, Waikato, New Zealand on Monday the 30th of March 2009.


Hamilton’s Fraser High School | Waynes Lucky Lotto, 66 Victoria Street.

James Hargest College & Pukekohe High School | Health 2000, 70A Victoria Street.

Baradene College | Wrights Bookshop, 54 Victoria Street.

St Andrew’s College | Wrights Bookshop, 54 Victoria Street.

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Maadi memorabilia

Autographed King’s College Auckland shirt – 1997 U19s Eight – Fran’s Cafe‘ Victoria Street, Cambridge. Cambridge CBD is in a colourful and festive mood today, Saturday the 28th of March 2009,  in anticipation and celebration of Maadi Cup week – Monday 30th of March – Saturday the 4th of April 2009.

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New Zealanders at Maadi Camp

Fernleaf Cairo: New Zealanders at Maadi Camp: By Alex Hedley with Megan Hutchin. WIndow display Wrights Bookshop 54 Victoria Street Cambridge 3434 this morning Saturday the 28th of March 2009.

Launch Tuesday the 7th of April 2009 at Hedleys Booksellers 150 Queen St Masterton New Zealand. www.harpercollins.co.nz

Egypt was a source of boundless amazement, sly humour and some disgust to the New Zealanders, an experience which left its mark, both on our language — ‘taking a shufti’ — and more tangibly, the Maadi Rowing Cup. more

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dIGITAL EYEs

Celebrated this Sunday afternoon in Cambridge at Deli on the Corner in Victoria Street – the exhibition opening of dIGITAL EYEs – the work of six Cambridge photographers. Characterful and colourful the Deli on the Corner café – one of Cambridge’s most popular – is home to much visual delight. Above photographer and Cambridge Edition editor Ann Huston – one of the six – with her work – “Flying High” – a photograph taken during Armistice in Cambridge last year. Ann tells me the plane is a Pitts S2S Special piloted by Noel Cruse.

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Canon G10

The Canon G10 has it’s detractors yet is a joy to use. This cropped portion of the image below – actually the image taken directly afterwards from the same postion/POV – gives an idea of its potential. A photographer’s camera they say. On the NZ market somewhere in the $900.00 range. BTW, I love the look and feel of it. 

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Google Maps Street View

Set the little man walking at Google Maps NZ. Pity about the atmospheric / technical conditions when this was recorded. Fun none the less. Take a little tour of Cambridge CBD if you have some time to spare..

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Dance

Sunday in Cambridge slideshow

It’s a pity the young folk – and there are dozens and dozens of them – who put so much energy into the parade are unable, because of their participation, to enjoy the parade as a whole. A post parade display on Victoria Square is an idea – so all can fully enjoy the atmosphere.

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