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The happiest city escapee

Editor, writer and manuscript consultant Stephen Stratford was so well known in the Cambridge cafés he frequented that before he had sat down, his favourite…

Mayoral fund fights 3 Waters

Waipā District Council will make a $15,000 contribution towards a new group which will lobby government to stall its controversial Three Waters Reforms. Councillors debated…

Fears over liquor plan

Tainui-owned Māori public health provider Hāpai Te Hauora says a new liquor store in Cambridge’s Victoria Street will target vulnerable people. But because its objection…

Of ports and trucks 

By Peter Carr  On Tuesday of this week, I had reason to drive over the Kaimai Hill twice – on a very warm and muggy…

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Chequered flag falls on 50 years of history 

Cambridge Motorcycle Club must leave its home of more than 50 years because a new subdivision is being built next door. Motocross mum Jen Franklin…

My son won the cup…

Alistair Martin knew James McDonald was destined for greatness. “There was something about him that you knew he’d be successful – and it was kind…

Youth award winners named 

By Ricky Lam  Track cyclist Lily Cawood was among the award winners when the 2021 Waipā Youth Awards were announced online. This year’s awards attracted 97 nominations and…

Olivia’s back in the water 

Cambridge swimmer Olivia Emmett was becoming something of a fish out of water thanks to Covid. The youngster had just arrived in Auckland for the New…