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Out and About – March 2024

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Celebrating at the opening of Maersk’s new $150 million state-of-the art integrated cold chain facility at the Ruakura Superhub are, from left: Sonya Haggie, Elaine Preston, Ramari Maipi, Tukoroirangi Morgan, Carolyn Morgan, Shona Wright (Maersk).

New Hamilton city councillor Tim Macindoe spent the night before election day last month at the Houston Technology Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2024 Yee Sang dinner at Canton HK Restaurant in Hamilton. Pictured here with Waikato Chamber of Commerce chair Senga Allen, of Everest Group, and Central Kids chief executive Christine Hall. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Waikato Regional Council chair Pamela Storey and husband Ian with The Breeze breakfast announcers Stu Smith and Camille Guzzwell at the Houston Technology Chinese New Year of the Dragon 2024 Yee Sang dinner at Canton HK Restaurant in Hamilton last month. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

At the opening of the Cambridge Distillery Company’s tasting room were, from left co founder Will Rendell, Hamilton businessman Simon Perry and former Olympic cyclist Brendon Cameron. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Open for business, the new $2 million Te Awamutu College multi sports turf with 11m high canopy roof is celebrated by staff, contractors and board members. From left Wayne Carter, Joanne Kelly, Craig Yarndley, Bob Hollinshead, Dave Hall, Chris Wynne, Tony Membery, Liz Parsons, Nick Suckling, David Peehikuru, Daniel Powell, Rebecca Legg, Jock Ellis, Con Emery, Maria Rauhihi, Neil Bauerfeind, Wade Bell and Jo Sheridan. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

New Zealand Polo president Cam McKelvie (Manawatu), right, hosts from left wife Rachel, Audrey Pitts (Matira) with her husband Ken, who is the Northern Polo Association president inside the VIP tent at Mystery Creek last month. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

A grateful Gabby Byrne, general manager of Cambridge Community House (CCH), embraces Leisurecom Cambridge director Robb Marston in appreciation for the hefty support the company gave CCH in the building of their new whanau support whare, which was opened late last month. Photo: Michael Jeans

Coffee time: Grabbing a coffee at the opening day of the polo at Mystery Creek last month were, from left timekeeper MJ Fox (Rangiriri) and Jacques Duncan (Hunterville), whose daughter Georgina was in the New Zealand team playing Australia in the women’s international. At rear from left is the Latte Lady of Cambridge Jacqui Misson and photographer Yvette Bodiam. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Alexandria Till of Harkness Henry at the opening of Building E in the Union Square precinct in Hamilton last month. Photo: Supplied.

At the opening of Cambridge Distillery’s working micro-distillery last month were from left Geoff Clews, co founder James Coote and his mother Moira Clews. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Taupō MP Louise Upston, centre, bought the first bottle of Cambridge Gin Distillery’s Knocknaveagh dry gin when it went on retail sale in May 2022. She celebrated the distillery’s opening last month with co founders James Coote, left, and Will Rendell, right. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Jumps legend Ann Browne of Maungatautari is now the patron for New Zealand Polo and was on hand to watch her granddaughter Missy Browne captain the Kiwi side against Australia at Mystery Creek Polo Club, Kaipaki. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Mother and daughter Grace Gower, left, and Alice Collins of Kihikihi sang the New Zealand and Australian anthems before the New Zealand vs Australia women’s polo match at Mystery Creek. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

The New Zealand women’s polo team before the test against Australia at Mystery Creek Polo Club last month, from left Fern McIldowie (Gisborne), Missy Browne (Cambridge), Zoe Reader (Kaikoura), Georgina Duncan (Hunterville). Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Cheers: A Cambridge contingent at the polo from left Rollo Webb, Laura Gray, Victoria Whitfield and Steven Barnard. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Greg Wills of NAI Harcourts chats at the opening of Building E in the Union Square precinct in Hamilton last month. Photo: Supplied.

Gusty winds greeted these ladies at the Mystery Creek international polo day but they were there to have fun, from left Lesley MacDonald (Hamilton), Vicky Sutton, Meredith Riddle and Belinda Gelston (all Cambridge). Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

 

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