Resthaven celebrates a half century 

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. When Resthaven opened, the head role was the matron and…

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 Waipā and Waikato rowing clubs and schools – and promising…

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 Waikato Horse Drawn Vehicles Society is the Waikato area club…

How a good app saved Chinnell 

An app which alerts people with CPR training to emergencies helped save the life of a woman in Cambridge. Off-duty emergency medical technician Nichola Higgins was walking her dog when the Good Sam app she…

New role for Bech 

Aksel Bech has been snapped up as new Waikato Housing Initiative chief after his political aspirations  were hit for six at the local body elections. The former deputy mayor of Waikato District threw his hat…

Work starts on retirement village 

Work has started on a $150 million retirement village in Cambridge to house more than 350 people A blessing from Ngāti Koroki Kahukura signalled the start of Ryman Healthcare’s new development last week on an…

Briefs

Mayoral fashion A social media post featuring Waipā mayor Susan O’Regan standing in her wardrobe resulted in a sale for the retailer where she bought the clothes she was wearing. O’Regan laughed when told it…

New block for high school

A new education block at Cambridge High School is among the latest building consents granted by Waipā District Council. The council released details of some of the 535 consents from July to September ahead of…

Andy’s legacy goes on sale 

Sales of a pinot noir which go on sale tomorrow will help fund a scholarship in the memory of a winemaker with strong Cambridge links. Andy Anderson bought Cambridge Fine Wines after graduating from Lincoln…

Festival lights the way

The Cambridge Town Hall will be lit up in green, white and red as part of the town’s Christmas festival. A 40-strong team of volunteer will partner Steen and Morrow – Beta Electrical to decorate…