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Old May 11th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #64
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OK, so they're big on corrogated iron in Tirau.

Here's something I bet you didnt know mate- apparently when it was first settled Tirau was called Oxford. Makes sense as Cambridge is just up the road.

They reverted to the original Maori name as there was already an Oxford in Canterbury and they didnt want to be confused or have to change their name to Oxford North. (a la Palmerston/Palmerston North- Havelock/Havelock North) Back then there mustn't have been google so if you were naming your new town you couldnt check if someone had already picked up the name.
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OK, so they're big on corrogated iron in Tirau.

Here's something I bet you didnt know mate- apparently when it was first settled Tirau was called Oxford. Makes sense as Cambridge is just up the road.

They reverted to the original Maori name as there was already an Oxford in Canterbury and they didnt want to be confused or have to change their name to Oxford North. (a la Palmerston/Palmerston North- Havelock/Havelock North) Back then there mustn't have been google so if you were naming your new town you couldnt check if someone had already picked up the name.
They love their corrugated iron mate Sorry Luka, I already knew that (link) ... all in the notes babe ....what I wouldn't give to visit Havelock North again I hope that all is well with you and yours ?
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CAMBRIDGE | PART 34

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Cambridge is a town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. Situated 24 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, on the banks of the Waikato River.
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Cambridge is known as "The Town of Trees & Champions". In the 1840s Cambridge had a Maori population but in the 1850s missionaries and farmers from Britain settled in the area and guided Maori in modern farming practices -helping them set up 2 flour mills in Cambridge and importing grinding wheels from England and France. Wheat was one of the main crops grown in those days.
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With a population of 15,192 as of the 2006 census, it is the biggest municipality in the Waipa District and still growing rapidly.
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Notable natives are members of The Datsuns, Fields medal winner Sir Vaughan Jones, as well as the equestrian double Olympic gold medal winner Mark Todd. World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist cyclist Sarah Ulmer also lives and trains in Cambridge. Joelle King, winner of the Australian Open squash title in 2009, and two medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, hails from the town. Former New Zealand and Australasian champion archer Brooke La Pine also called Cambridge home for 23 years.
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The town is now best known for its Thoroughbred horse studs and stables, which have produced many champion horses in the sports of racing and show-jumping.
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Lake Karapiro, recognised as one of the premium rowing lakes in the world, is close by, producing several world rowing champions, notably Rob Waddell and the Evers-Swindell twins, Georgina and Caroline, Mahé Drysdale and James Dallinger. The 2010 World Rowing Championships were held at Lake Karapiro.

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beautiful series of shots from New Zealand...
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Once again, very nice photos from those places in Waikato region of New Zealand
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Once again, very nice photos from those places in Waikato region of New Zealand
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very nice photos.
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Thank you.

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