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Road closure: rail has priority

KiwiRail was instrumental in the closure of the railway crossing by Holland Rd on State Highway 1B because of the threat of a derailment. The…

Alapcas pay a visit 

Residents at Cambridge Resthaven enjoyed a visit by some unusual guests recently when four fluffy alpacas, accompanied by their owners Lynda and Bruce Mathews, visited…

Cyber bullying gets physical

The Violence Free Waipā team took to Cambridge’s streets last Friday to mark Pink Shirt Day, an annual event held to quell rising levels of…

Lichtwark reinstated despite Storey claims

Waikato regional councillors have been accused of rewarding a rebel councillor for helping roll their former chair Russ Rimmington. Councillors today reinstated Fred Lichtwark his…

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Wooing halls of fame

The Home of Cycling Trust has revealed plans for Cambridge’s Velodrome to be the venue for three sporting halls of fame. One, the Māori sports…

How hockey suited Nick

“You can’t be serious,” says Nick Goodwin as The News suggests the whole town needs to know about the lengths he went to for his…

Unity’s golden trip to Hokitika

Waipa para cyclist Unity Collins has become a national champion after winning gold at the Age Group Road Racing National Championships in Hokitika. The gutsy…

Honours go to Central

Friendly competition was rife when Cambridge’s two lawn bowling clubs competed for the honour of winning the Elite Building Compliance Trophy last week. It was…

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The hazard of Juke

I got into the smaller of our two cars this morning and pushed the start button. The car said: “I’m fed up with being a…

Help, and helpers, are at hand

This week we have had another tragedy; the death of a community member from a falling tree. My thoughts go out to family and friends…

The history of our names 

What’s in a street or even a town name? In a previous column I commented on names and naming, quoting Shakespeare’s ‘A rose by any…

Time to elect electric? 

Over the weekend our Auckland visiting guests brought with them their brand new all-electric car. Made in China this quietly gliding beast came equipped with…