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Woman dies after freakish winds topple tree

A woman who sheltered from the bad weather under a pin oak tree in Cambridge’s Victoria Square has died in Waikato Hospital after the tree…

Report knocks our ‘culture’

An inquiry into Cycling New Zealand’s high-performance programme has criticised the culture at its Cambridge home of cycling base saying it is “fragmented” and that…

Do the planning now, council told

Plans should be made immediately to ensure a five-month $2.5 million makeover of Cambridge’s historic Victoria Bridge has little impact on the town’s traffic. Waipā…

July date set for trust

A charitable trust tasked with turning around the fortunes of the Cambridge Town Hall has finally reached an agreement with Waipā District Council more than…

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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…

Deputy head’s life cycle 

Cambridge High School’s deputy principal John McDonnell will don his international cycling commissaire alter-ego yet again this July as he heads to Birmingham to officiate…

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On the Beat: Trails and tribulations

First of all, Constables Smith and Petch have asked me to pass on a thank you.  Last week we received a call about a lady…

The nature of the beat

In choosing to write about environmental issues, I never did intend to go into facts and figures in any great depth or to explore particular…

Our governance role

Maybe it’s the lawyer in me, but events at Waipā District Council over the last few months have given me cause to reflect on the…

On the Beat – Mobile phone users pinged

Hello everyone, Last Saturday morning, I attended the funeral for chief fire officer Don Gerrand. I was proud to be part of a guard of…