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Resthaven celebrates a half century 

A gathering of four decades of “matrons to managers” was among the highlights as Cambridge’s Resthaven celebrated its 50th anniversary over two days last week….

The carriage awaits… 

Waikato’s horse drawn vehicles society celebrated fine weather – and the success of new members – at a two-day event at Kihikihi last weekend. The…

Spending up in Waipā

Credit card spending in Waipā is holding up better than Hamilton. The information comes from data produced to the Waipā District Council as part of…

MP joins bridge call 

Louise Upston has told Waipā District Council it is vital it identifies a site for a third bridge in Cambridge so the issue is on…

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Rowers put on Karāpiro show 

Some of the country’s finest young rowers put on two days of outstanding racing on Lake Karāpiro last weekend. The regatta attracted a host of…

Courtney’s special target

Courtney Duncan’s build up to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton couldn’t go much better. The swimmer turned powerlifter is setting personal bests…

A Battle of the Bridge: Messam vs Watt

Hautapu and Leamington will go head-to-head in a corporate ‘fight night’ next month. The boxing event will be headlined by a matchup featuring  Hautapu’s former…

Fresh fields for football

A $900,000 project to provide two more year-round pitches starts next week at the home of Cambridge football. The work will involve two fields to…

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Fieldays spring back 

Next week our roads will be under strain as drivers will arrive at – and depart from – a warmer edition of Fieldays. That annual…

We say …

If the behaviour at last week’s Waikato Regional Council meeting is an indication of what’s ahead for the organisation charged with looking after our land,…

Looking ahead to Christmas

As Community Liaison Officer, I am not only based at Cambridge station, but also part of the wider Western Waikato Police prevention team. This team…

What’s Wrong with the Public Sector? 

Two reports I saw this week reinforced how poor the performance of the New Zealand public sector is these days. First, a warning of widespread…